Count­down to Bike Buller Fes­ti­val

Mansfield Courier - - Courier | Opinions/People -

THE count­down is on for the big­gest bik­ing event on our sum­mer cal­en­dar – The Shi­mano Bike Buller Fes­ti­val.

The fes­ti­val is re­turn­ing for its eleventh year, with a new and ex­cit­ing two-day for­mat with races tai­lored for all types of rid­ers.

The event sees over 500-plus rid­ers con­verge on Mt Buller to cel­e­brate all things great about moun­tain bik­ing across one mas­sive week­end.

For all the rid­ers look­ing to get their DGUHQDOLQH ¿[ JUDYLW\ UDFHV LQFOXGH ABOM down­hill, Grav­ity En­duro and WKH 0W %XOOHU 6XSHU ' ¿QLVKLQJ LQ Mir­im­bah Park in time for the food and wine fes­ti­val on the Sun­day, March 10.

Watch rid­ers bat­tle it out for the Grav­ity God/God­dess ti­tle in the com­bined down­hill races.

New in 2019, the fes­ti­val will fea­ture a 42km point-to-point cross coun­try stage on the Aus­tralian Alpine Epic Trail.

The 20km Corn Hill Grand Prix rounds out the cross-coun­try com­pe­ti­tion and those com­pet­ing for the XC Whip­pet over­all ti­tle.

Other events across the week­end in­clude All Ter­rain Cy­cles’ High­line Slopestyle Com­pe­ti­tion on the dirt jumps on the Vil­lage Tobog­gan Slope.

Watch rid­ers per­form their best tricks and whips off the cus­tom-built jumps – this is one to watch.

On the Sun­day af­ter­noon, Mt Buller hosts their an­nual food and wine fes­ti­val, Pic­nic in the Park in Mir­im­bah Park at the base of the moun­tain.

This is the per­fect event for spec­ta­tors, sup­port crew and com­peti­tors to un­wind be­fore head­ing back to the Mt Buller Vil­lage for the pre­sen­ta­tions and to en­joy a moun­tain bike movie in the cin­ema.

PHOTO: An­drew Rail­ton

IN SEA­SON: Rac­ing the high alpine trails along the snow line, but mi­nus the snow.

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