Help Save Gorge Road Jump Park15 July 2021 | By billy1979
Please sign this petition to help save this world-class facility that's been handcrafted for the riders of the future.
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 the foreseeable future, citing ‘Infrastructure’ as its reason. While a replacement location is being discussed, it is as yet unidentified, maybe much further from town, and would need to be built up from scratch. 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 labour 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!