Event Details

EVENT SCHEDULE

Draft schedule for the 2019 Shimano Bike Buller Festival. Note, there may be some small tweaks closer to race day.

Friday 8th March, 2019

4:00pm - 7:00pm Rider REGISTRATION in the Village Square
  Sponsors expo and entertainment
6:00pm onwards            WELCOME drinks at The Whitt - Bike Club of Victoria, Summit Road - nothing formal, just rock up and meet other competitors

Saturday 9th March, 2019

7:00am – 4:00pm Rider REGISTRATION in the Village Square
8:00am - 4:00pm Sponsors' expo open in the Village Square
9:00am RACE START: Epic Trail point to point 42km
9:00am - 4:00pm RACE STARTS... ABOM Downhill racing ON
10:00am - 5:00pm PRACTICE: Gravity Enduro course open for practice
3:00pm START: Kids Village Ride 
5:00pm - 6:00pm 16” Dual Slalom ON
6:00pm - 7:00pm ATC Slopestyle event ON
7:15pm                        PRESENTATIONS Day 1 racing @ slopestyle track

Sunday 10th March, 2019

7:30am REGISTRATION marquee opens
8:00am RACE START: Corn Hill Grand Prix
8:45am Rider BRIEFING for the Gravity Enduro
9:00am - 5:00pm WAVE STARTS... Gravity Enduro 
11:00am - 5:00pm Picnic in the Park festival at Mirimbah
2:00pm - 4:00pm WAVE STARTS: Mt Buller Super D 
7:30pm PRESENTATIONS Day 2 (Buller Cinema)
8:00pm onwards FREE MTB movie in the Buller Cinema

COMPETITOR REGISTRATION

All riders for each event must collect their race number plate and timing chip from the registration marquee in the Village Square at Mt Buller before you start your race. (Note: a friend can also collect on your behalf).

Provisional registration times:

  • Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday 7:30am - 10:30am and then 1:00p - 4:00pm

Course notes

X-Country riders take note: Mt Buller is a mountain. So the trails are never flat and all races include some big hills (some up and some down!). The terrain is very rocky. All trails have a lot of rock either in the surface or sticking up on either side. Remember to look where you want to go, not at the rocks you want to avoid!

Don’t be put off, the riding is terrific but it is also hilly and technical so be prepared for it and you will truly love it!

Special Notes

  • If you withdraw from a stage for any reason whatsoever then you MUST advise a marshal or member of the race management ASAP. This is really important as otherwise you will be assumed missing and a search commenced.
  • Normal road rules apply for all stages - traffic is not stopped during any race so take care and give way where appropriate.
  • All distances are approximate and may be + / - 2km at times.
  • It is up to you to get yourself to the start of each stage for the advertised start time. We will not be conducting a roll call and will not be waiting for riders to arrive.

More info to come

Further race day information (such as parking, shuttle busses and other details) will be posted hear nearer the event.

 

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