goals: Top 30 on the world cups, be consistent on each race
Favorite thing: Eat a lot of sugar!
Goals: Work towards a top 20 in a World cup with a top 50 overall finish.
Favorite thing: just riding world cup for the after race party
Pang the Goose Angus
From: Edinburgh, Scotland
Favourite past time: Any form of riding, loves it all.
Ex World Cup Racer, Paul settled on staying in Queenstown when visiting here here for the NZ Nationals series. Co owner of Vertigo Bikes pang knows a thing or two about riding.
From: Golden Bay, NZ
Favorite things: Loves a huck
Current bikes: Transition
2020 Reece will be in Europe for summer doing the odd race, including the mega. But mainly focusing on filming, getting sendy and producing good content. He also hope to get the chance to dabble in a few EWS races at some stage.
From: Wanaka, NZ
Favourite past time: Cutting laps
Commencial NZ team rider
Lui plans to travel through Europe this summer taking on the world cup circuit as a privateer
Favourite thing: annoy everyone around me or to sing the wrong lyrics to my favorite songs
Loose Riders' Emma has been spending her time living on and off in Queenstown NZ and plans to spend next year in Canada after another summer traveling around Europe, but most importantly she doesn't want to work for Fergburger anymore
From: Queenstown, NZ
Favourite Past Time: 4WDS
Queenstowns local ripper Hamish plans to make a career out of mountain biking, with a 19th place finish at junior world champs in Lenzerheide. He has his eyes set on Qualifying for a world cup very soon.
From: America, Portland, Oregon
Favourite type of Bird: Bald Eagle
Our friend, KC is a laid back American from the Pacific Northwest. Living in Portland, Oregon for most his life, he has spent the last 3 years spending off-seasons in the Queenstown sun, honing his riding in a vast array of riding disciplines. Dirt jumps, downhill, big XC days, sending big hucks, KC does it all while working for the best bike shop in New Zealand, Vertigo Bikes.
Favourite type of Baguette: French
Loose Riders' Mateo is no joke! one of the more stylish riders we know, not to mention one hell of a mechanic!
Favourite type of tattie: Kerr’s pink
Calum is a highlander from Scotland but has split his time between Queenstown and Whistler over the past 8 years, pursuing his passions of riding bikes and building trails. Coming from a more DH background, racing the national series at home and in NZ he’s now more focused on enduro and came 3rd at this years Trans NZ.
Rider/Owner of VHS
Favourite past time: Posting Instagram stories of my friends faces.
Ferris moved to New Zealand back in 2007. After finishing school had the opportunity to work for NZ Trail Solutions and soon after the Queenstown Bike Park. Now after finishing his electrical qualifications, he has decided to go back to his passion for the mountain bike industry.
From: Queenstown, NZ
Favourite past time: chilling with the boys
I have my sights set on qualifying for an Elite World Cup, after nearly qualifying in junior with a 23rd. If you don’t see me on my bike I’m probably out getting food.