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Monday, 17 December 2018

Atlas Season of Shred 2018 – QMTBC Fundraiser

Atlas Season of Shred fundraiser for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club (QMTBC) went down last Saturday (December 8th) and it was a great success! The sun was out, the banter was strong, the beers were poured and the party was on.

Wynyard Terrain Park
Little shredder at the Vertigo Kids Jump Jam
Winners oft he King Salmon Race Reece Potter and Kathy Morris
The day started off with the Vertigo kids jump jam. After watching the little ones shredding the jump park, the racers from the King Salmon race entered the Wynyard Terrain Park. Quentin Kenning and Jimmy Pollard did an awesome job organising this, together with Bikeaholic. Riders made there way up to the top of the Fernhill Loop to then race down the Salmon Run. Queen of Salmon Run is Kathy Morris and King is Reece Potter. Great job guys, we hope you enjoyed your fresh salmon!

The sun was high, the atmosphere was great. For everyone to refuel themselves throughout all this action Atlas Beer CafĂ© put on a splendid spread of tacos and corn snacks while keeping the cold beers pouring from Emerson’s, Altitude Brewing and Crimson Badger. 

After crowning the King and Queen of Salmon, riders began to warm up for the Vertigo Huckathon. This would not have happened without the help of Emmerson Wilken, Pete McNally, and other QMTBC members who put in the hard yards to prepare the jumps and tracks. Cheers guys!

Congrats to Billy McLean for winning best style, David Perez Nanni for best trick and Jack Humphrey for best goon. We loved watching you guys sending it!

Volunteers also showed their love and support for the club by either selling raffle tickets and merchandise, holding stop/go signs, welcoming you at the doors, setting up and packing down. Big thanks to those legends, you know who you are. 

While the silent auction – with prizes like a season pass for the Skyline Gondola’19, 3 Mountain season pass from NZski, a Heli Bike, Go Orange Ultimate Experience and many more – came to an end, Bad News were rocking hard through the night with amazing tunes. As always, they did an awesome job.

Lucky one winning some prizes at the raffle
Giant Glory donated by Vertigo 
and Moustache Down 5 long travel eMTB 
donated by Charge About Queenstown

Wesley McAllister getting his hair cut by Mark Nickolls
During our live auction held by Cara Grimwade and Fraser Gordon, amazing items like the Giant Glory donated by Vertigo found a new home. Wesley McAllister auctioned off his ginger mane for an incredible $600!  We love to see how passionate this community is towards mountain biking! We would also like to give a huge shout out to our friends from Charge About Queenstown, who have donated the Moustache Down 5 long travel eMTB to the QTMBC! 

We’d like to give a massive shout out and a big thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, staff, riders, trail builders and to Fraser Gordon for his MC work! We could not have done this without the help of all of you! Each and every single one of you are incredible. Thank you Jake Hood and Ashton Oliver for these beautiful photos to capture this fun filled day.

Last but not least we are super proud to announce that we have raised $15,221.50 for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club! This is incredible! This is all thanks to the 680 people that came down and celebrated with us! We love you guys. 

Happy Season Of Shred 2018/2019 and safe hucking everyone! See you at Atlas for a post ride refreshment and feed.

Don’t forget to give us a follow on Instagram and Facebook for daily specials and other fun stuff!

Crowed rocking out to BAD NEWS

Monday, 6 August 2018

Stay warm at Atlas

Atlas Beer Cafe Fried chicken burger with bacon,  guacamole and a poached egg
Fried chicken burger with bacon,
guacamole and a poached egg
Our talented chef has been working hard on our Winter Menu 2018. The trial period is over and the feedback we received is just mind-blowing.
Start your day right with a freakishly delicious chicken burger, also available at lunch time! For all the veggies out there, give the beetroot bubble and squeak with grilled haloumi, poached eggs and hollandaise a try. 

Add a Barista made coffee and you are good to go. To make you the happy bunny that we want you to be we expanded our lactose milk options to soy, almond or coconut.

Atlas Beer Cafe Black bean quesadilla with guacamole,  fried egg and whipped chipotle sour cream
Black bean quesadilla with guacamole,
fried egg and whipped chipotle sour cream
We are proud of our steak but variety is the key. What says winter more than beef stew with smoked mash and toasted ciabatta!? Or maybe your last trip to Asia is still on your mind? Come and get lost in your memories while enjoying a shredded duck open sandwich with pickled cucumber, spring onion and hoisin! If you have been  feeling like something light and refreshing then try our delightful grilled haloumi and beetroot salad with toasted walnuts and pomegranate dressing

How good is it when items are on both our lunch and dinner menu? No need to worry about time.
Shredded duck open sandwich with  pickled cucumber, spring onion and hoisin
Shredded duck open sandwich with
pickled cucumber, spring onion and hoisin
Try our 
house made mushroom and leek sausage on smoked mash topped with onion jam and vegetarian gravy.

If this doesn’t make your mouth water maybe this tasty addition to our dinner menu will – twice cooked pork belly with ginger glaze on smoked mash with apple sauce.

All you need to warm yourself up after a good day shredding up the mountain is a little snack. We provide Japanese fried chicken, salt and pepper squid or Atlas style Poutine all day, along with an extended tapas menu at dinner time.

All winter we are doing a varying Sunday Roast every week.
Sunday Roasts
One of our Sunday Roasts

Keep an eye on our Instagram or Facebook pages for daily specials and other fun stuff! 
Come and make your own opinion and try our Winter Menu. Let us know your thoughts on TripAdvisor. 
See you soon.
Grilled haloumi and beetroot salad  with toasted walnuts  and pomegranate dressing
Grilled haloumi and beetroot salad
with toasted walnuts
and pomegranate dressing
House made mushroom and leek sausage
on smoked mash topped with
onion jam and vegetarian gravy

Tapas: diamond clams in a
spicy laksa curry sauce

Tapas: twice-cooked pork belly with
pickled cucumber crushed peanuts and hoisin

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Atlas End Of Season Party

Our End Of Season jam to finish out our mountain biking season for 2017 and 2018 was a massive success. Many brews were enjoyed as the banter flowed between great mates and acquaintances from the trails. 

Local band 'Bad News' rocked us through the night and despite a drizzling of rain, we were all sheltered care of our mates at Farelli's Trattoria opening their doors to us for the evening and our sponsors giving us the use of their marquees for our extended license on the Atlas patio. 

Huge shout out goes to the Sound People for hooking us up with the sound systems and screens in both venues to enjoy the 23RR Premiere of local legends doing what riders of all styles do best in Queenstown.
As always, we had Fraser Gordon on the mic MC'ing us through the raffle prizes where we make a huge portion of our money for QMTBC. We couldn't do it without all our volunteers, staff and sponsors and can't say thank you enough for their constant support! Zoe Dean walked away with the grand prize of a Heli Glenorchy mountain bike drop for her and 4 mates – what an epic win! 

Between Atlas, our sponsors and the raffle we have raised a big $4,300 
for Queenstown Mountain Bike Club and your trails. Epic job Queenstown! 
Now get those night lights out for safe winter riding.


Thursday, 25 January 2018


The Kelly McGarry Foundation and Queenstown Mountain Bike Club have come together to bring you McGazzaFest 2018 from Friday 26 to Sunday 28, January 2018.

A 3 day festival of shredding, sending and good times – on and off the bike – to celebrate, and honor the legend, and legacy of Kelly 'McGazza' McGarry 

Come join us at Atlas from 7.30pm on Friday, January 26, to kick off the weekend. The McGazza Mega-train meets at the top of Skyline – Hammys trail start at 6.30pm.

On Sunday, January 28, we're winding it all down after a jam packed weekend of events from 7pm. Come chill and look back on the weekend highlights. Plus be there for the McGazzafest Shredder of the weekend award presentation.

There are no entry fees for any of the events over the weekend. It's all about participation, shredding with mates and good times – in honor of McGazza.

For a full weekend itinerary check out the McGazzaFest 2018 event page here on facebook

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Season Of Shred '17 a massive success

The final numbers are in and the Atlas team are proud to announce our Season Of Shred fundraiser raised $6870 for our Queenstown Mountain Bike Club! 

One more HUGE shout out to everyone who helped us pull this off. Hope everyone is happily and safely shredding our local trails this summer!

Thursday, 4 January 2018

2017/2018 Season Of Shred is officially here

Heaps of prize winners!
On Saturday December 9, we kicked off summer with the Season Of Shred (SOS) which means Queenstown mountain biking season is officially here!

After what seemed like a month of straight sunshine, last summer's weather decided to creep around again for what made for a damp start to our SOS party. Luckily the Through The Loop Enduro riders had already come through the finish line with Eva Dethlefsen winning the women's category and Reece Potter taking out the men's open. Awesome job goes to Jimmy Pollard and Quentin Kenning for their organisation of the race. 

It was a great call to get a new, huge marquee in time for this year's event as it became the central hub of thirsty and hungry attendees soaking in a variety of beef, lamb, chicken, pork and vegetarian tacos as well as Emerson, Altitude, Crimson Badger, and Boundary Road beers on tap.

Queenstown riders being legends as usual rode through the rain for the Vertigo Huckathon. Judges heckled their mates riding and gave out prizes for the Best Whip, Best Goon Style and Best Trick. We also heard Mr Kepler Rek still owes a Mr Jake Hood $100 cash for a manual down mini dream. 

Eventually the sun came out and spirits rose as bit more. Thousands of dollars of prizes were given away care of all our amazing sponsors. The grand prize being a brand new Kona Operator from yours truly, Atlas Beer Cafe, and the GC's at Bikeaholic. A silent auction was also held for those highly sought after prizes, such as the first Bell Super DH helmet in the country care of Bell and Worralls. As usual, all the proceeds from the event go to to our Queenstown Mountain Bike Club.

Shoutout to Bad News for rocking us through the night with their groovy covers. A mosh pit ensued in typical Queenstown mountain bike scene style.

Massive thank you again to all our sponsors, riders, trail builders, staff, volunteers, to Fraser Gordon for his MC work, Callum Wood and Zack Faulkner for their photography skills and everyone who turned up and braved the rain to help us kick off our Season Of Shred in style! We truly could not do it without you all. 

Ride hard and see you at Atlas soon!

Craig Munro getting a cheer on from Emmerson Wilken
Vertigo Huckathon judges Kep, Pang & Jimmy
Prizes galore care of our epic sponsors!

'Bad News' belting out the bangers 
Our new raffle box to draw prize winners from
Some of the spectators watching the local riders whip off
Trail maintenance in action 
Emmerson Wilken with a clicked table 
Happy, muddy riders Jamie Fenning & Jake Hood 
Mandy Horan, the winner of the grand prize 2017 Kona Operator, with sponsors of the prize, 
Matt Weir from Bikeaholic, and managers of Atlas Wesley McAllister and Lindsey Francis 
'Bad News' getting the crowds up and moshing