Bright is a place like few others
ADVENTURER: Bright’s Miles Davis recently covered thousands of kilometres on his motorbike during a ride across Mongolian.
IF Miles Davis says Bright is world class, you listen.
Mr Davis is a former professional BMX rider that plied his trade around the world and has also explored some of the planet’s best locations through working as a marketing manager for BMW.
He now calls Bright home and says the popular tourist town ticks a lot of boxes for his interests.
“Bright is world class,” he said.
“After 11 years in Melbourne I knew I had to get out and having come here for mountain bikes, motorbikes and BMW events I decided to move up here.
“If you have an interest in alpine activities, snow, cycling and dirt bikes there is nowhere better in Australia, and of course it is (also) right in between Sydney and Melbourne.”
In June, Mr Davis used his expertise to lead ride a BMW GS competition, an international event that featured motorbike riders from 16 different countries.
The competition covers 2200km of remote Mongolian terrain across different stages each day for a week, his partner Julia Maguire was one of the female participants.
Customers are also given the opportunity to ride a similar route to that of the competitors, an activity that Mr Davis has hosted people on from all over the world.
“It’s pretty exciting riding in such an exotic and remote place that’s so culturally different,” he said.
“By the time you have done a couple of laps you just know it’s going to blow their minds and it’s just great to watch them enjoy it.”
After having his trip extended by 20 days, Mr Davis admitted he was more than ready to return to his new home.
“I was pretty keen to get back to the lifestyle here,” he said.
“I was always keeping an eye on the snow reports while I was away so I was pretty keen to go up to the mountain and that sort of stuff, it’s definitely a nice place to come back too.
“I loved living in the US and Canada, and Bright is probably as close as you get to a Canadian ski town with all the European culture, history, the trees and the lifestyle.”