Main Event Sponsor - Red Bull
Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980’s. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category.
Event Sponsor - Torpedo7
Based in Hamilton, New Zealand, Torpedo7 was founded in 2004 by mountain bike enthusiast Luke Howard-Willis. At the time, Luke felt the selection of bikes and cycle gear available in New Zealand was both limited and overpriced. And thus Torpedo7 was born, with a passionate commitment to providing customers with an easy-to-use website offering an extensive range of quality goods at competitive prices.
Event Sponsor - Giant Bikes
Sponsor - Swordfox
Swordfox provide impressive tailor-made branding, creative graphic design, online web services and apps for new and already established reputable businesses. We service a variety of industries throughout New Zealand and Australia who seek impression, quality and longevity from our work. Our mission is to create greatness and for people to talk about and benefit from it. In a hectic and information-rich society we like to channel messages through simplicity.
Sponsor - Altitude Brewing
Altitude Brewing was born in 2013, high in New Zealand’s striking Southern Alps. Conceived over many years by a love of crafting fine ales he brewery finally came to life under the auspices of Queenstown-bred local, Eliott Menzies who had a desire to share his passions with the world. Inspired by the varied history, the wildlife, the snow and the peaks of Queenstown and the Southern Alps, he set out to craft something that not only tasted great, but captured the area’s essence.
Sponsor - Barracuda Kayaks
World leaders in innovative, lightweight kayak design and manufacture. Barracuda Kayaks is owned and operated by Gordon Robinson. The Barracuda Kayak range has been developed by Gordon over the past 30 years. Gordon’s experience in competitive K1 and white water kayak racing, and in the manufacture of Formula 1 power boats, F1, K1 and Whitbread racing yachts has given him a wealth of knowledge in the construction and performance of kayaks.
Sponsor - Jaybird
Jaybird is a Utah-based consumer electronics company that is owned by Logitech. The company designs and manufactures headphones and wearable activity trackers. The company is mainly known for its line of wireless Bluetooth sports headsets. Jaybird was founded in 2006 by Australian entrepreneur Judd Armstrong.
Sponsor - Gravity Internet
At Gravity, we focus on doing just one thing and doing it right… satellite internet. We make high-speed satellite broadband affordable and available for New Zealand. We are committed to the future, with free speed upgrades for all customers in 2019. Gravity brings satellite broadband to New Zealand. A service that reaches the length and breadth of the country, uninhibited by whether fibre or copper cables reach your farm, house, business or bach. And while satellite broadband is not new to Kiwis, our satellite service and our pricing plans are unprecedented.