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
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.