The 2018 NZ Downhill Series dates are out, and with a new Series sponsor :
Is great to have FIST Handware on board for the 2018 NZDH Series.
“Fist Handwear is excited to be launching in NZ this Spring! We are excited to be on board with NZDH for 2018! Fist is premium quality Action Sports gloves and accessories. Check out www.fisthandwear.com to view the latest styles and stay tuned for availability through your local NZ bike shop!”
As for the line of venues – pretty much the same as as year – which was the most attended/participated year since NZDH birth (2011).
As you may have noticed – the entry is still the same too (if you are a member of a club) – if you arent a member – join a club now – or it will cost you an extra $10 / event for a day membership.
WHY – following years of discussion about how to make Downhill and MTB a more recognizable sport – in terms of sponsorship and funding – it boils down to how many financial members the sport has. So consider the millions of people who take to our forests every year – mostly for free – enjoying some of the finest trail systems in the WORLD. Then look at the 7,500 financial members that MTB has – there’s a massive disparity there.
So – collectively the clubs of NZDH agree to do Downhill’s bit in trying to increase memberships – to make it better for the next generations – tomorrows athletes.
Most club memberships are between $30 and $50 – support your club and checkout their websites for membership details.
If your not in mood to sign up to a particular club – join NZDH – membership form will be out soon.