The details for the 2019 Shimano Bike Buller festival will be uploaded to this website in late November 2018.
The SHIMANO Bike Buller Festival brings all that is great about mountain biking to the one location for a massive weekend of bikes, single track, fresh air and partying at a place that is renowned for good times!
Mountain bike riders of all styles are welcome at The Festival with events of all disciplines included over the weekend. Held over 3 days, riders are able to enter just one or two races OR enter the combined-races and contest the 'Gravity Gods' crown.
We haven’t forgotten the social sides of things either, nor the kids, as the weekend will include a heap of ‘extra stuff’ for you and your non-riding family to do. Things like spectacle events to watch with a beer and a burger in your hands, MTB movies in the cinema, 2 different kids’ riding events so they can be part of the action and a massive gourmet food, wine and live music event called The Picnic in the Park on Sunday afternoon.
A bit of backgroud:
The Bike Buller MTB Festival has been around since 2009 and originally included events more of a cross-country nature, but in 2015 we ‘supersized’ the event to include a range of gravity and downhill events. This expansion was met with great reviews with another whole group of riders now welcome to participate. The 2016 event was huge with equal numbers of XC and Gravity riders and a massive festival atmosphere and things have kept growing from there and we believe is the ultimate MTB event at the ultimate MTB Destination.
"The Bike Buller MTB Festival epitomises the kind of progressive vision for mountain bike events that Australia needs...". Mr Chris Southwood from Flow Magazine
DHaRCO Outlaw All-mountain Trophy #
Saint ABOM Down Hill #
XTR Gravity Enduro #
SPD Mt Buller Super-D
Thule Stonefly - Corn Hill Circuit 30km
16” Dual Slalom
Pump Track Pursuit
Picnic in the Park
Picnic in the Park Bike Fun
# Gravity Gods combined race
So what's the riding like?
If you want an unbiased and expert opinion of the trails at Mt Buller then read Flow MTB's article and video on the trails from February 2014. This little paragraph sums up the article (and our own beliefs as well) but read the full content for the full effect:
Riding in Buller is simply amazing. Far from your normal trail centre experience (park the car, ride a loop, go home) Buller offers something far more substantial, immersive and rewarding. The hills are huge, the distances big, the trails challenging – this is mountain biking as it should be.
Read the full article here or watch the incredible footage below:
click here to download a copy of the Mt Buller trail map showing all the trails (heaps and heaps!)
MT BULLER BIKE PARK - AN EPIC BIKING DESTINATION
Mt Buller is officially Australia’s most epic mountain biking destination, with an internationally-recognised network of cross-country and downhill trails which includes some of the best trails in the country. Mt Buller Bike Park is Australia’s first and only IMBA endorsed Ride Centre, joining a select group of destinations around the world that represent IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. The facilities at Mt Buller Bike Park include:
- Over 120km quality XC trails
- 5 chairlift-assisted gravity tracks
- Modular pump track
- 2 skills parks
- Bike-friendly accommodation
- Bike shuttles
- Events for all disciplines
- Clinics, tours and camps
- Retail and rental outlets
- A complete Alpine Village with everything you need for an epic bike trip
AUSTRALIAN ALPINE EPIC
Mt Buller’s newest trail is the Australian Alpine Epic Trail – the jewel in the crown of Mt Buller’s decade-long commitment to building Australia’s premier mountain biking destination. The internationally-accredited IMBA Epic is a 40km long-distance cross-country trail that takes in some of the most spectacular terrain and scenery in the Australian Alps, including a nearly 10km descent that has to be ridden to be believed.
The ride begins in the Mt Buller Village – riders can follow the Bike Buller logos sprayed onto the road to reach the trailhead on the Village Family Trail. It then joins Gang Gangs, takes the Split Rock descent past the skills park, along Picnic Trail and Corn Hill to reach Silk Lane before hitting Howqua Gap. It’s best to take a breather before hitting the Stonefly ascent to reach the Mt Stirling summit before heading down to Telephone Box Junction. This is where the trail turns into proper wilderness adventure, through stunning countryside and with incredible views, and finally reaching the descent of all descents – close to 10km of flowing single track that will leave you speechless.
The final kicker is the journey back along the Delatite River to Mirimbah Park – where tired legs can be rested, stories swapped and smiles never wiped off faces.