Over 900 Participants enjoy the 2018 Community Open Day at Queenstown Park Station

1st March 2018

Sunday 18 February, in near ideal weather conditions, approximately 900 participants enjoyed the recreational biking event.

The event was co-sponsored by Queenstown Park Limited and Remarkables Park Limited, and as CEO Alastair Porter, said: “It was a great day for people of all ages and abilities, mountain bikers and e-bike riders. Feedback so far has been “we had a blast”.

Many people said how much they enjoyed the new flatter section under the shade of the river edge willows. Once again there was a big increase in children, at least one riding his own bike was only ‘4’, although no doubt he was getting some uphill help. Also there were a lot more ‘eBikes’ this year, further broadening the range of people who came out to enjoy this event.

Bacon Buttie, Pita PitHikari SushiPopsicle Tricycle and Life’s a Grind Coffee all made the midway beach a fun place to stop, enjoy the scenery and chat to friends. Charge About’s presence provided lots of people the chance to try our eBike and talk about this biking ‘revolution’. Finally for all those who needed help we are very grateful to Olivia from AvantiPlus who was bike mechanic on the day.

The event is also made possible by the support of neighbouring landowners Mike and Bridget Mee at Boyd Road, and Rob and Gerdi Hay at Chard Farm, Remarkables Park staff and all the volunteers.

A big thank you for voluntary donations to the Queenstown Trails Trust, who greatly appreciate these funds which will go towards ongoing maintenance of the trails around Queenstown.