Event Details

FINAL EVENT INFORMATION: We encourage all riders to download and read the 'Event Program' before race weekend. This contains all the final event information like schedule, course maps, race rules, and more… and is essential reading for competitors. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

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 ABOM Bistro - Riders Welcome

Friday 8th March, from 5:00pm
There is no better way to get kick off a great weekend than by meeting old friends and new at the ABOM bar and bistro on Athlete’s Walk. Located just 150m from the Village Square the ABOM will be open all weekend (from 9:00am til late) and serve breakfasts, lunch and pub style meals. 2:00pm - 6:00pm happy hour!

 

SATURDAY: Summer Sessions

Saturday 9th March, from 5:00pm

Two jaw dropping spectator events will get you pumped on Saturday night with:

These events are designed so we can watch with a beer in one hand and a burger in the other and are a true spectacle for anyone who’s on the mountain. The 16” Dual Slalom is crazy-funny as two riders go head-to-head down a grass d-s track on kids 16” bikes, while the NEW SLOPESTYLE event will be crazy-impressive as the freestylers riders in the country show us their best tricks, whips and big air style.

 

Not our photo - but the slopestyle will be a bit similar to this!

 

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

Sunday 10th March, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
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
  • Kids activities
  • Live music from a range of talented musicians and entertainers

With the sun shining, the Delatite River running right past and the beautiful grass parkland all around this is simply the best way to wrap up your Sunday for riders and non-rider alike. Roll out the picnic blanket and make yourself comfortable!

Super-D riders get free entry to Picnic in The Park upon presentation of your number plate. Non-competitors are $20 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 Picnic at the Park at Mirimbah 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: FREE MTB MOVIE - Gamble

Sunday 11th March, 8:00pm onwards
Steel City Media and Creative Concept bring you the much anticipated new feature film ‘GAMBLE’, bringing some of Downhill Mountain Bike racing’s most talented and charismatic riders together and releasing them from the confines of the tape. Released in late 2018 it showcases plenty of full gas from the world’s elite.

 

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: 7:00pm at the end of the Slopestyle event
  • Sunday races: 7:30pm just before the MTB movie starts

 

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

Kids Village Ride (5km or 10km)

3:00pm starting and finishing in the Village Square. Enter at Registration marquee prior to 10:30am. $15 per rider

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 – 7:00pm: Slopestyle (for adults)

Sunday

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


LIft Tickets

Shimano Bike Buller Festival is one of only two weekends when the lifts will spin this summer, so take advantage and grab a lift ticket! Lift tickets are available for purchase on the mountain from Horse HIll and Dam Station.

  • Adult MTB day pass $65
  • Child MTB day pass $50 (child is U18 yo)
  • Adult sightseeing pass $22
  • Child sightseeing pass $16
  • Over 70yo and under 5yo free of charge

If you are entering the ABOM Downhill or Gravity Enduro, a lift ticket is included in your entry fee. 

 

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