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Win exclusive entry into the Motatapu Speight's Summit MTB race with Crowne Plaza Queenstown
Saturday 25 January 2014, 7:08AM
By Southern Public Relations


To celebrate the launch of its new ‘Unwind and Recharge’ mountain bike package, Crowne Plaza Queenstown is giving away two exclusive entries to the sold-out Motatapu Speight’s Summit MTB race taking place on March 8 2014.

The iconic event celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and the popular mountain bike category sold out months ago, meaning entries are like gold dust for those in the biking fraternity.

The exceptional prize, valued at NZD$1,200, includes two highly sought-after entries to the Motatapu Speight's Summit 47km Mountain Bike race, complimentary transport to the event in Wanaka, two nights’ accommodation at Crowne Plaza Queenstown with full buffet breakfast for two, two ‘survivor’ in-room packs and a guaranteed late checkout of 1pm.

To enter visit from January 24 till 4pm February 5, 2014 and ‘Like’ the Crowne Plaza Queenstown Facebook page to access the entry form.

Crowne Plaza sales and marketing manager Kylie Walker said the “exceptional” prize was set to cause “quite a stir” in the biking world.

“This is one of New Zealand’s most recognised and “must-do” bike races and entries sold out in record time last year,” said Ms Walker.

“The wait list for the mountain bike category is long and people are clamouring to be a part of this great event. This is a perfect chance to enter the race and tick it off the bucket list.

“The prize includes everything from accommodation, to a survivor pack to get you ‘race ready’ and a late check-out so you can enjoy a lie in post-race.”

Launched to coincide with the Motatapu event and the Queenstown Bike Festival, held in April, Crowne Plaza Queenstown’s ‘Unwind and Recharge’ mountain bike package has everything for the perfect biking getaway.

The new package includes accommodation with full buffet breakfast for two adults and two self-guided trips with Vertigo Bikes to the historic Arrowtown/Gibbston Valley wine trail, which includes half-day hire of two front suspension mountain bikes, helmets, expert trail notes, puncture repair kit and return transport.

“We’re perfectly located on the doorstep of the Queenstown Trail with over 100km of trails available in Queenstown and the surrounding area,” said Ms Walker.

“We’re the ideal base for a biking holiday as a couple or with friends and cater accordingly to the biking market.

“We’re also a ten minute easy ride away from the Skyline Gondola where you can access great downhill biking and there are numerous other local riding haunts our team can recommend.

“Queenstown has fast become the biking mecca of New Zealand and Crowne Plaza is in the heart of it all offering easy access to bike trails, wineries, restaurants, cafes and all the other attractions the town is renowned for.”


Crowne Plaza Queenstown Motatapu Speight’s Summit 47km MTB Competition:

Prize Inclusions:

·         Two tickets to Motatapu Speight's Summit 47km Mountain Bike race - March 8, 2014 (sold out in record time)

·         Complimentary transport to event

·         Two nights’ accommodation at Crowne Plaza Queenstown with full buffet breakfast for two people

·         Two- ‘Survivor’ in-room packs

·         Guaranteed late checkout of 1pm

To reveal the competition entry form you must ‘Like’ the Crowne Plaza Queenstown Facebook page and fill out your details. The promotion runs from January 24 until 4pm February 5 2014.

Prize drawn February 5 2014 at 5pm and must be redeemed on March 7 – 9 2014. Prize does not include airfares or transport and is non-transferrable or refundable.

About Crowne Plaza Queenstown’s ‘Unwind and Recharge’ Package:
Energize, invigorate and refuel your mind and body with some well-deserved time out in the adventure capital of Queenstown.

Revitalize yourself with the Unwind and Recharge Package.  Package includes accommodation, breakfast for two adults and a half day mountain bike hire with return transport to/from historical Arrowtown/Gibbston Valley.

The Queenstown trail meanders through some of New Zealand’s most breath taking scenery, taking in the Gibbston wine area, the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown.

Riders will enjoy discovering amazing scenery and there are plenty of reasons to stop along the way, for a wine tasting at some of our world-class vineyards or to take the plunge with a thrilling bungy jump at the Kawarau Bridge.

To book visit

Crowne Plaza Queenstown's 'Unwind and Recharge' Package tailored to bikers. CREDIT: Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Queenstown's iconic Motatapu Speight's Summit 47km MTB race sold out in record time. CREDIT: Nathan Secker

The lakefront hotel is perfectly located to access all the local biking trails. CREDIT: Crowne Plaza Queenstown INDEX