Season of Shred mountain bike event draws big crowd

Fine weather brought out a big crowd for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s annual Season of Shred event in Fernhill on Saturday.

Organiser Wesley McAllister said he was rapt with the weather and turnout at the Wynyard Jump Park after a wet day last year.

Antoine Selsis, of Queenstown, gets some air during a practice jump at the Wynyard Jump Park...
Antoine Selsis, of Queenstown, gets some air during a practice jump at the Wynyard Jump Park during the Season of Shred on Saturday.

The day featured appearances by pro riders Conor McFarlane and Tom McLean, and jump jams for adults and children, while about 100 competitors tackled a grade 5 black diamond trail in the King Salmon Race.

Mr McAllister said it had taken him and four colleagues from Atlas Beer Cafe about three months of planning, along with help from club members.

"The whole point of it is to raise funds for the club."

Queenstowners Cathy Morris (11min 4sec) and Reece Potter (8min 28sec) won the women’s and men’s categories of the King Salmon Race.

Vertigo Jump Jam prizewinners were Billy McLean (best style), David Parez Nani (best trick) and Jack Humphrey (best goon).

Reece Potter and Cathy Morris, both of Queenstown, are crowned King and Queen Salmon after...
Reece Potter and Cathy Morris, both of Queenstown, are crowned King and Queen Salmon after winning the feature race at the Season of Shred mountain biking event at Wynyard Bike Park on Saturday. Photos: Simon WIlliams

 

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