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The Outside Sports Pump Track is open for business

Posted by Caleb Smith on Sunday December 18 2011

A few weeks back Justin Leov sent us a little teaser clip of the pump track he was building for Outside Sports. Well this weekend just passed saw its official opening and the folks at Outside Sports put this funny as little clip together. Oh and if you’re visiting Queenstown, the pump track and rental facility is smack bang at the base of the Gondola. For more details check the full press release below.

“It all seemed like a pipe dream and now it’s here! The Outside Sports Ride Demo Centre is in place and the Monster Energy pump track, designed by Justin Leov, is packed down and ready to roll.

Test ride the bike of your dreams, hang out and hone your skills on the pump track or drop in for a formula one style pit stop; bike repairs by pro mechanics that will get you back on the trails in no time.

Located near the bottom of the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown NZ, the new centre is a great addition to the rapidly expanding mountain biking scene. Some top end downhill bikes, as seen on the World Cup circuit, are available to test ride up in the Queenstown Bike Park. The Bike Park is a network of singletrack winding down 500 vertical metres of swooping corners, techy roots, shapely doubles and smooth highways into the centre of Queenstown.

The lineup of bikes for the demo fleet includes the Specialized Demo 8, Turner DHR and even 2 Commencal 24 Supremes which are great for younger riders.

Jim Hawkridge, Outside Sports Bike Manager said, “It’s so exciting that there is somewhere you can test these bikes in their element before you commit to buying one. You can really experience how the bike handles in all sorts of terrain and find the bike that suits your riding style best.”

Even if you’re not in the market for a new bike you can still test ride one of these high performance machines. The bikes are proving popular with Queenstown’s tourists and one said that “riding such an awesome bike up Skyline was phenomenal and made my trip. The bike was amazing and I didn’t want to give it back.”

The Ride crew threw a pump track jam which pulled in an awesome crowd. Kelly McGarry and Conor MacFarlane were among the keen riders pumping around the new track. The highlight of the event had to be the mini bike being hucked around the course… hilarious!

There’s going to be plenty going on at the new site all summer so head down and check it out!”