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Beyond the Bike

Embark on a journey with 'Beyond The Bike,' a captivating five-part series that trails professional mountain bike athletes in New Zealand's Central Otago region.

Uncover stunning trails, dive into New Zealand culture, embark on one-of-a-kind adventures, witness innovation, and indulge in exceptional produce.

Featuring athletes from around the globe, we journey through Queenstown and Wanaka, revealing incredible locations and venues.

In Beyond the Bike Episode #1 - Bike Meets Trail, a group of pro athletes travel to Central Otago after the annual Crankworx Rotorua, an internationally renowned mountain biking competition. They tackle trails and jump parks while chatting with local creators and builders to learn what makes them unique.

In Beyond the Bike Episode #2 - Bike Meets Culture, musician P Digsss shares how mountain biking frees his mind and fuels his creativity. We also hear from talented tattoo artists at Otautahi Tattoo Queenstown about how traditional Māori tattoo, Tā moko, impacts the lives of many international visitors.

In Beyond the Bike Episode #3 - Bike Meets Adventure, pro mountain bike athletes enjoy an action-packed day starting at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Starting with Ferrari laps and high-speed go-karts, followed by a visit to Oxbow Adventure Co for a jet boat and buggy thrill, this episode showcases New Zealand’s adventure offerings.

In Beyond the Bike Episode #4 - Bike Meets Innovation, the athletes experience New Zealand ingenuity firsthand. They strap their bikes to the HeliBike helicopter for a mountain top drop and ride. They also explore unique innovations like custom bike-carrying vehicles from Jucy, MTB-focused accommodation offerings like ilabb ilodge and ilounge, and Can-Am shuttles and e-bike packages at Bike Glendhu.

In the final Beyond the Bike Episode #5 - Bike Meets Produce, the athletes explore what Bike Glendhu has to offer before visiting Robrosa Station in the stunning Cardrona Valley. They discover the sustainable "paddock to plate" and "grain to glass" approach used by Queenstown venues Canyon Brewing and The Boatshed.

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