Australia’s best gravity riders locked in for Shimano Bike Buller

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Many of Australia’s best gravity riders are lining up for the biggest mountain bike festival in Australia, the Shimano Bike Buller Festival on 10th-12th of March, 2018.

The Shimano pro team are confirmed starters and will be racing across as many disciplines as they can, so get ready to share a start line with the best in the business or watch some high-speed action from the sidelines.

Brendan Johnston



Chris Panozzo (National Enduro champ, EWS rider)
Paul van der Ploeg (EWS rider)
Brendan Johnston (3 time Australian XC Marathon Champion)
Ben McIlroy (U23 Enduro Champ)
Sian Ahern (Junior DH WC Series winner)
Sarah Tucknott (WA gravity champ)
Reece Tucknott 
James Hall
Jon Odams AND the
Trek Shimano team!

The mighty 10th edition of the event features a packed schedule of racing for all types of riders, including downhill, gravity enduro and cross country races, as well as spectator and kids events.

There will be a greater emphasis on gravity in 2018 that will see the return of the Mt Buller Super-D, and the Gravity Gods title for the key gravity races; The ABOM downhill, Gravity Enduro (Round 4 of the Victorian Gravity Tour) and the Outlaw all-mountain trophy.

Over 600 riders are expected to race at Mt Buller for the event, with an even larger number of friends and family who also come to the alpine resort to spectate and enjoy the range of other, non-riding activities on offer.

The revolutionary Shimano Bike Buller Festival brings all that is great about mountain biking to the one location for a huge weekend of bikes, single track, fresh air and good times at a spectacular mountain top destination.

Entries are now open for the Shimano Bike Buller Festival at


When: Saturday 10th - Monday 12th March, 2018 (March long weekend - VIC) 
Where: Mt Buller, Victoria, Australia
What: A 3 day mountain bike festival on the spectacular trails at Mt Buller in the breathtaking Victorian Alps. The event coincides with the renowned ‘Picnic in the Park’ food, wine and music festival

ABOM Down Hill #
Gravity Enduro #
Outlaw All-mountain Trophy #

30km Stonefly / Corn Hill circuit

16” Dual Slalom
Pump Track Pursuit
Picnic in the Park

Village Ride
Picnic in the Park Bike Fun
# Gravity Gods combined race

Who: Mountain bike riders of all levels and riding styles

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