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MTBNZ National Downhill Series - Round 1

Mountain Bike NZ are back with round 1 of their national downhill series!

Date: Sunday 15th January 2023

Cardrona Bike Park is stoked to host round 1 of the MTBNZ DH series on Sunday 15th January 2023 and welcomes competitors, volunteers and spectators to our Maunga.

MTBNZ work with affiliated clubs and venues around New Zealand to deliver the National Downhill Series and Cross Country events, traditionally held throughout the New Zealand Summer (January-March).  Cycling New Zealand is responsible for the National Championship Events in each discipline. MTBNZ assist with host selection and scheduling. 

Round 1 at Cardrona will on the Long Black DH Trail finishing at the Valley View Car Park, which will be set up as a race village with food and beverage options making it an awesome area for Spectators to watch some of the best riders in the country compete. 

The MTBNZ DH round 1 Course Map can be found HERE

CLICK HERE To Register for Round 1 of the MTBNZ DH Series

  • Queenstown Bike Taxis will be offering transport for racers to and from Queenstown on the 14th & 15th
  • 7:30am departure from the Cardrona Shop in town (other pick up points in Frankton, Arthurs Point, Arrowtown can be arranged through QBT after booking)
  • 6:30pm return to Queenstown (approximately)
  • $59 per rider daily
  • Book online on the Queenstown Bike Taxis website - Cardrona Mountain Bike Park 
  • Use promo code: MTBNZ racers for the discounted rate
  • Bookings are essential. Limited spaces available

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