Event Details

FINAL EVENT INFORMATION: We encourage all riders to download and read the event program which contains all the final event information like schedule, rules, and course maps… CLICK HERE to download (right click ‘save as’ 11meg pdf).

 

 

SOCIAL CENTRAL

The Shimano Bike Buller Festival is not all about bikes – in fact we’ve got a full calendar of activities and engagements to keep those without wheels pretty busy as well.
 

FRIDAY: The Whit Bar - Riders Welcome

Friday 9th March, from 5:00pm
What better way to meet up with new and old friends than by getting together at the Whit Bar in the Ski Club of Victoria lodge on The Summit Rd for a pre-race meal and drink or two... Meet up with old friends and new and get into the spirit for a great weekend.

 

SATURDAY: The Redbull Summer Sessions

Saturday 10th March, from 5:00pm
Some of the most memorable moments from last year’s Bike Buller Festival came from the 16” Dual Slalom and this is sure to be repeated again this year as we set up a MASSIVE dual slalom course (for 16” kids’ bikes!) down the Magic Forest area adjacent the Village Square. Watch the fun with a beer in one hand, a burger in the other and join the social vibe that sets this event apart from all others.

  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: 16” Dual Slalom: Two riders going head-to-head down a grass dual-slalom track on Bourke Street – on 16” kids bikes! Details.
  • 6:00pm – 6:40pm: Pump Track Pursuit: Thrilling head-to-head racing (for adults) on the Pump Track in a do-or-die elimination format. Elite and Amateur categories so everyone can participate. Details.

The Red Bull Wings team will be there with plenty of free Red Bull, bean bags, umbrellas and pumping tunes. All events are FREE to watch so bring your air horns and your bongos, line the race track and shout plenty of encouragement as riders put it all on the line for a bit of fun.
 

SUNDAY: ‘Picnic in the Park’ – food, wine and music festival

Sunday 11th March, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Organised by Mt Buller Resort Management, the ‘Picnic in the Park’ festival at Mirimbah is an afternoon of indulgence, including:

  • Local cold climate wines and beers
  • A fantastic range of quality regional food and produce
  • Live music from a range of talented musicians and entertainers
  • a KIDS' BIKE EVENT and displays by some of our Shimano Bike Buller race sponsors. Details Here.

Super-D riders get free entry to Picnic in The Park upon presentation of your number plate. Non-competitors are $15 per adult entry price, which includes a free glass and a free wine or beer. Kids under 18 are free. (If you are a spectator and just want to collect your rider then you will have to wait outside the Park otherwise you must pay the entry fee).

Book your TRANSFER back up Mt Buller: Bus + trailer lift for you + bike is available from the finish at Mirimbah back up Mt Buller but YOU NEED TO BOOK it with us before the event. If not then you can car pool, get a ride with friends or ride back up (if you are mad!).
 

SUNDAY: SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION BY Eskapee (FREE!)

Sunday 12th March, 8:00pm – 8:30pm 
NOT TO BE MISSED... Eskapee will be delivering a slide show and presentation of some of his most incredible photos in the Mt Buller Cinema FREE on Sunday night. This will be a special event that should not be missed by those who like great photos and good stories from the man himself.

Taking place immediately after day 2 presentations and before the movie premier. www.eskapee.com

 

SUNDAY: PREMIER SHOWING OF 'THE MOVEMENT' MTB MOVIE (FREE!)

Sunday 12th March, 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Australian premier showing of 'THE MOVEMENT' on the big screen at the Mt Buller Cinema for the mass entertainment of everyone. FREE to attend on Sunday night. 

The Movement is a feature-length documentary about the origin of freeride mountain biking. Read more about it here and let's get exctied: www.thisisthemomentmovie.com 

 

 

Race Presentations

Race presentations will be held at the end of each days racing with medals / prizes awarded to the winners of each event. The proposed schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday races: 6:40pm at the end of the Pump Track event
  • Sunday races: 7:30pm at the start of the Slideshow and The Movement Movie premier in the Cinema
  • Monday races:  3:00pm in the village square.

 

Kids Activities

Here is a little rhyme we subscribe to: ‘Happy son, happy Mum, Happy wife, happy life…” meaning if the kids are happy we’re all happy – so we’re incorporating a range of activities for kids to keep them busy over the entire weekend:

Saturday

Jumping Castle - Free all morning in the Village Square

Spectate
Kids are welcome to come and watch the fun spectator events held on Bourke Street on Saturday evening
5:00pm - 6:00pm: 16” Dual Slalom (for adults)
6:00pm – 7:40pm: Pump Track Pursuit (for adults)

Sunday

Picnic in the Park
11:00am - 5:00pm - Mirimbah - fun for the whole family to enjoy with special kids’ entertainment

Kids Picnic Ride
2:00pm in the Picnic in the Park festival at Mirimbah
Enter at the Registration marquee in the Village Square or at the registration table at the Picnic in the Park festival between 12:30pm and 1:30pm. $10 per rider

Monday

Jumping Castle - Free all morning in the Village Square

Kids Village Ride (5km or 10km)
11:00am starting and finishing in the Village Square
Enter at Registration marquee prior to 10:30am. $15 per rider

Kids Pump open for kids

 

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