The Festival is a 10 day celebration of bikes and the people who love to ride them: It's all about the bike... and more!

It is packed with events for both weekend warriors and hardened pros. Whether you're a cross-country rider, downhiller, freerider, roadie or a bit of all four - this Festival has something for you.

With over 25 events from films to concerts, photography competition, social rides, ladies rides, kids rides, fun races and down-to-business races - it's all biking all the time, just the way we like it.

Queenstown has more than 110kms of established cross-country trails, a gondola serviced bike park, world class road rides and more restaurants, bars, wineries and places to stay than you can think of.

All that's missing is you...

RIDE ON!   

Queenstown

Queenstown’s stunning scenery, huge range of activities and renowned warm welcome cement its reputation as New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination.

Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, exploration or relaxation.


Autumn: 1 March - 31 May

Queenstown delivers an unforgettable autumn experience. Picture vibrant golds and reds dominating the landscape, crisp mornings and clear days with temperatures ranging between 12-25°C (53°F – 77°F); it’s the perfect setting for your autumn getaway.

Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes in Queenstown from giant swings, jet boats, paragliding to luging, horse riding and helicopter tours. Add to that six immaculate golf courses, boutique wineries, a diverse network or walking and biking tracks and you start to realise the possibilities are endless.

For more information visit Destination Queenstown.

 

Events

MERRELL TOUR DE WAKATIPU

MERRELL TOUR DE WAKATIPU

Millbrook, Morven Ferry Road: Exclusive course from Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown to the Kawarau River, via the trails and tracks of the Wakatipu basin.  Online entries are closed - you can enter on the day,

4 April From 8am
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Stonewood Homes Oceania Mountain Bike Championships

Stonewood Homes Oceania Mountain Bike Championships

The Stonewood Homes Oceania Mountain Bike Championships is the final event in the mountain bike calendar for New Zealand and Australia and competing nations – Guam, Tahiti, Fiji and Vanuatu.

25 March 09:00 am
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Cardrona Mega Avalanche

Cardrona Mega Avalanche

The Mega Fun Day and Mega Avalanche is run by Cardrona Alpine Resort, presented by Outside Sports and supported by Altitude Brewery, GU, Marmot, Smith, Snickers, Race Face, Fox Suspension and Mons Royal.  Queenstown Motor Group have contributed...

25 March all day
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Through the Lens presented by SRAM and Rock Shox

Through the Lens presented by SRAM and Rock Shox

After 4 sell out years, Through the Lens returns as a showcase of the creativity and talent found here in our world-class mountain bike scene.

29 March 7.30pm
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Girls only Coffee Ride

Girls only Coffee Ride

Queenstown Pedallers escorted, this women only social ride is decidedly sexist.

30 March 10.00am
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NIGHT TIME MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

NIGHT TIME MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

Queenstown / Kawarau River / Arrowtown / Queenstown: Ride in the dark with the locals

30 March 7:00pm
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GO BY BIKE DAY - SHARE THE ROAD

GO BY BIKE DAY - SHARE THE ROAD

This is the day to ride to work, or ride for pleasure. The Festival encourages as many people as possible to use a bike, for recreation, transport or fun. If you can't, remember to share the road

30 March All day
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16inch Pub World Championship

16inch Pub World Championship

This event still to be confirmed

31 March from 6pm till late
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Crown Range Road Ride

Crown Range Road Ride

Arrowtown to the Crown Range:  This ride is one of a few in the country that can give you the feeling of riding in the high alps of Europe. Think Tour de France on our door steps...

2 April 8:30am sharp
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Kids Mini X

Kids Mini X

Arrowtown: The Kids Mini X  is a community based event, encouraging Kiwi Kids between the ages of 4 to 14 years old of all sporting abilities to take part.

3 April Race Start 11am
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