Mountain bikers are getting set for the biggest event on Mt Buller’s busy calendar, the Bike Buller MTB Festival Presented by Orbea on March 7-9.
Taking place over the Victorian Labour Day long weekend on Mt Buller’s world-class trails, the Bike Buller MTB Festival will see riders enjoy a jam-packed three days of mountain biking and festival fun at the popular Picnic in the Park food, wine and music festival at Mirimbah Park.
The festival is an ‘all mountain’ event, held across Mt Buller’s world-class cross-country, endurance and downhill trails, and suitable for riders of all abilities and disciplines. Run by event management company Rapid Ascent, the team behind the Giant Odyssey, Salomon Trail Running Series, Surf Coast Century and a number of other iconic adventure events, the 2015 Bike Buller MTB Festival presented by Orbea has a massive 14-event schedule with a diverse range of mountain bike races, kids’ events and even a trail running component.
General Manager of Rapid Ascent, Sam Maffett, is looking forward to the 2015 event. “This year’s Bike Buller MTB Festival is set to be the biggest yet – we’ve added a number of events designed to appeal to the whole spectrum of mountain bikers, from downhill and enduro to short and long-course cross-country. Plus, with kids’ events and the addition of trail running, as well as the sensational Picnic in the Park food and wine festival, there really is something for everyone to enjoy over the long weekend.
“Mt Buller’s trail network is ideal for a full weekend of events, and we can’t wait to get back there for this sensational celebration of all things mountain biking”, said Maffett.
Riders can choose to do one or more events over the weekend with a healthy mix of XC, downhill, gravity enduro and even some spectator-friendly pump track events included in the schedule:
Saturday 7th March
Race 1 – Schwalbe Stirling Circuit 50km
Race 2 – Fox Stonefly Circuit 35km
Race 3 – Fox Outlaw All Mountain Trophy
Race 4 – Fox Kids Village Ride
Race 5 – Fox 16” Dual Slalom
Race 6 – LEZYNE Kids Pump Track
Race 7 – Flow Pump Track Pursuit
Sunday 8th March
9.5km Trail Run
Race 8 – SRAM Guide Brake Burner Enduro
Race 9 – Fox Mt Buller Super D 12km
Race 10 – Fox Kids Picnic in the Park Ride
Monday 9th March
Race 11 – Adidas Eyewear Crankfest 22km
Race 12 – BELL Super 2R Gravity Enduro 20km
Race 13 – Fox Buller DH Cup
Race 14 – Fox ABOM Downhill
For further information, including event details, accommodation and more, visit bike.mtbuller.com.au.