The Season of Shred party has become a staple event in Queenstown, NZ, at the start of each summer. The brain child of Amy Freedman-Davis, she wanted to create a cool way to kick off the riding season while helping out the local mountain bike club. Originally taking place at Atlas Beer Café for the first few years, the past three events have been held at the Wynyard Bike Park, the home-town haunt for all the local shredders. The proceeds from the raffles and food continue to benefit Queenstown Mountain Bike Club (QTMBC), so it’s not just a great party, it's a proper gathering and community event.
by Zach Faulkner
This year the weather did its best to dampen spirits, but the stoke was high, and the riders and crowd powered through the wet, holding on for a fantastic afternoon of shredding, live music, great food and drink, topped off with great heckling on the mic. A fine example of a mountain bike scene which is thriving and full of passionate people, the Atlas SOS party has become a must-attend event at the start of every summer - especially because you might win a brand new bike in the raffle!