Today’s best riders have transformed this discipline of mountain biking into a sport of best tricks judged for style and difficulty. Flatspins, can-cans, flips and Supermans where the freeriders challenge the laws of gravity is guaranteed to wow the crowds.
Queenstown, New Zealand: the ultimate adventure tourism destination
The course has been designed and built by some of the best in the business – Kelly Mcgarry and Tom Hey. Kelly is NZ’s premier slope-style rider and represents NZ at big contests all over the world, Tom has worked on many of the most prestigious slope-style courses including the infamous Crankworx in Whistler and Colorado.
The plans are for a 5 hit design featuring earthworks and wooden features : a quarter pipe to flat wall, leading to a take off ramp for fruit bowl step up step down with a ‘money’ trick jump at the end – it sounds like it’ll have bucketloads of the ‘wow’ factor.
It’ll be sort-of like this:
This is an open event for both local and international competitors so potentially this is great chance to stand next to your hero on the roll in and tell them how good you are!
The date? Thursday, 5th April. The TEVA Slopestyle is being held midway during the Queenstown Bike Festival from 30th March – 9th April. You can find out more if you go directly to their site: Queenstown Bike Festival.