The other day we caught wind that the legendary Gorge Road trails in Queenstown, New Zealand was set to close and being forced to move to a new location as the city needs to land for new infrastructure. In the news story that was shared it sounded like the city council had already made its decision and was helping the locals to find a new location. I guess that isn’t completely set in stone, since the locals are trying to get 100,000 signatures for a PETITION to help save the trails! If you have ever been to the trails, seen a photo, watched a video or had a dream of some day going on a trip to this place to finally experience it for yourself, you need to sign this! Maybe it will save the trails if they hit this 100,000 mark! So go Sign The Petition Here!
“The Gorge Road dirt jumps are a world‐class facility for BMX and Mountain Bikes, created and maintained by more than a decade of passion and dedication from Queenstown locals. Despite their immense value to the world of riding and the Queenstown community, the jumps’ existence is now in jeopardy. The Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced that it will destroy Gorge in January of 2019, citing ‘Infrastructure’ as its reason. However, if enough public protest is raised, the Council may reconsider.
Gorge is more than a set of jumps. It is a work of art, a labor of love, a training ground for some of the world’s best athletes, and a place for young and beginning riders to discover and progress in a new sport. More than anything, it is a home that brings together people from all over the world. Its value to the bike community, and to the character of Queenstown, cannot be overstated. Help us save the best jumps in the world!”
Here’s a video reminding you of how amazing this place is!