249 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields, VIC
Wed 14 October, 2015
For three special nights over the next three months, Australia’s first modular pump track will be set-up in an industrial warehouse at Essendon Fields, supported by food and beer vans, DJs and plenty more!
While there’s still plenty of snow on the ground at Buller, we’ve decided to bring our pump track to Melbourne to help you shake off the winter blues and start getting pumped for summer!
The first pump track session will be on Wednesday 23rd of September. Here are all the details you need to know:
The Subaru Pump Track will be available for use by all age groups and type of riders for two open sessions:
5pm – 7pm
8:30pm until close
There’s no need to register in advance to use the track but helmets are mandatory.
PUMP TRACK COMPETITION
From 7pm-8:30pm the pump track will feature an awesome competition. “Store Wars” is a competition between Victoria’s favourite bike retailers. This will definitely be great to watch!
Riders will compete in a head to head knockout, with two competitors per heat. The first rider to complete two laps advances through to the next round, and the spectacular finale will feature a four lap race.
Competitors must ride a mountain bike (either a 26”, 27.5”or 29”), and riders will be disqualified if they ride off the track.
The “Store Wars” competition is open to Victorian bike retailers, with the winner crowned either the King or Queen of Pump. Aside from a fearsome title and ongoing bragging rights, there will be a great prize pool up for grabs including a $1,000 cash prize for the winner!
Competition spots are limited to Victorian bike retailers, so pull out the pom-poms and come to cheer on your favourite store!
More info can be found on the Bike Buller website.
SUBARU CAR JUMP
Check out the epic jump set-up, which will see some pro riders bust out some freeride tricks as they jump a Subaru Outback.
FOOD & BEERS
Cold beer from the Bridge Road Brewers and tacos from Melbourne’s favourite food van, the Taco Truck, will be available for purchase.
The Mt Buller crew will also be on-hand if you’re keen to know more about the Buller experience or even book your next trip to the mountain.
Other Bike Buller Pump Track Sessions will be held on the following dates:
18 November 2015
So be sure to come & check out each event for an experience of a lifetime!
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Visit http://bike.mtbuller.com.au/pumptracksession.php for more information.
Drive - Essendon Fields is adjacent to the Tullamarine and Calder Freeways, and the Western Ring Road, so is easily accessible by car. It’s located near the Essendon DFO complex and is a 10 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD. From the Tullamarine Freeway, take the Matthews Avenue exit and turn into English Street. English Street veers around to the left and turns into Wirraway Road.
Tram - You can catch the Service 59 tram from Elizabeth St in Melbourne’s CDB. Alight at the Airport West/Matthews Ave (Airport West) stop, and then take a 2 minute walk over the pedestrian bridge to access Essendon Fields.
Train - The closest train station to Essendon Fields is Essendon Station. Once you arrive at Essendon Station you can catch a taxi to Essendon Fields (under 10 minute drive) or jump on the Service 59 tram that heads directly into Essendon Fields.