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The Gorge Road Trails in New Zealand are widely considered to be the most beautifully groomed set of trails in the world, but even that fact doesn’t give them a pass when it comes to city expansion. Citing “infrastructure” as the main concern, the trails are set to be plowed in January of 2019 by the local district council. There’s an obvious uproar online and according to the online petition below, “If enough public protest is raised, the Council may reconsider.” So hell, if taking a couple minutes out of your day could save this place, please do…
“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!”