re-sized Teva Slopestyle

TEVA Slopestyle hits New Zealand

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.

At the end of March, top riders from around the world will be heading to downtown Queenstown, New Zealand; a town with a growing reputation as a must-visit biking destination. This classy resort town on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is on the south-west side of New Zealand’s South Island. It is well known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism… in fact, some call it THE ‘Adventure Capital of the World’.

Queenstown, New Zealand: the ultimate adventure tourism destination

Queenstown, New Zealand

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:

TEVA Slopestyle

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.

Lola Jones

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