The revolutionary Shimano Bike Buller Festival has opened entries for its’ 11th year with a new 2-day format at Mt Buller’s internationally-recognised mountain bike destination on 9th – 10th March 2019.
The chairlift will operate all weekend making this one of only two weekends this summer where riders will be able to float up on the lift after they smash down the DH tracks.
The Festival will also see the first ever race along the famed Epic Trail, often regarded as one of Australia’s favourites for X-Country riders. The course takes riders on an incredible point to point journey through the alpine wilderness that surrounds Mt Buller and features 1,250m climbing and 2,200m descending.
Other events on the schedule include the new slopestyle and whip-off competition on the new jumps in the Village; a spectacle not to be missed!
Gravity riders can take advantage of the chairlift with the ABOM Downhill event, coupled with the Gravity Enduro race, and the thrilling Super-D.
The Enduro is the third round of the Victorian Enduro Tour, and it is expected to be even more popular in 2019 with 300+ riders set to crank the down-hills and cruise the climbs.
A 20km Corn Hill Grand Prix on the Sunday compliments the Epic Trail and features all the best cross country single track in a ‘royal loop’ of the mountains.
Both the ‘Gravity Gods’ and ‘XC Whippet’ combined-races categories return for 2019, allowing riders to compete in two different races over the two days to award an overall weekend winner in both gravity and cross-country riding disciplines.
*When: *Saturday 9th and Sunday 10 March, 2019 (March long weekend - VIC)
*Where: *Mt Buller, Victoria, Australia
*What: *2-day mountain bike festival on the spectacular trails at Mt Buller in the breathtaking Victorian Alps; and one of only two weekends the chairlift will spin all summer!. The event coincides with the renowned ‘Picnic in the Park’ food, wine and music festival
ABOM Down Hill
Mt Buller Super-D
*XCOUNTRY RACES: *
Epic Trail Point to Point 42km
Corn Hill Grand Prix 20km
16” Dual Slalom
Picnic in the Park