Rapid Ascent and Mt Buller have confirmed that the Bike Buller MTB Festival is back again in 2011 and encourage anyone who is into mountain biking, fresh air, flowing trails and a fun race environment to ensure they are part of this revolutionary event on March 5th and 6th 2011. The Bike Buller MTB Festival is a two-day mountain bike stage race held on the purpose-built mountain bike trails in and around the magical alpine landscape of Mt Buller.
Groomed alpine trails and lift access make for a perfect weekend's racing
With four different races held over the two days, competitors can choose to compete in the premier category and do all races or choose the ones that suit them, making the event suitable to newcomers as well as elite riders. The range of different events conducted over the weekend also provides plenty of variety and is part of the reason why the weekend has proved so popular over the last two years.
Bike Buller has enjoyed a steady increase in competitor numbers since its launch in 2009.The inaugural event, attracted 252 competitors, whilst the 2010 event saw a significant increase with 452 riders taking part. With the growing enthusiasm and familiarity the event now attracts it is likely that the 2011 event will attract over 600 riders to the mountain for a fun weekend on their bikes.
Murray Spink leading the Super D
The weekend will see riders with a range of abilities compete in events including:
- 25km XC race along the purpose built trails surrounding the village and neighbouring Corn Hill;
- NEW 4hr Brakeburner Enduro: a four-hour multi-lap enduro down a flowing 6km XC-downhill course where riders catch the chair lift up and do as many laps as you can until directed down the 1,100m Mt Buller Super-D Descent to the very bottom at the end of their time;
- Mt Buller Super-D Descent: a 12km race with a 1,100m vertical descent from top of Baldy to Mirimbah at the to bottom; and
- 50km XC race: over Mt Stirling and back again on the new ‘Stonefly’ single track built by Glen Jacobs and the World Trail crew.
Buller's fantastic trails
The weekend event will also include a range of event extras, including live music, mid-event dinner and party on Saturday night, kids’ race and a relaxed attitude that has seen riders with a range of abilities take part and still enjoy themselves.
A fun mountain bike weekend for everyone where racers can race, recreational riders can enjoy the trails and the scenery, and non riders have plenty of things to do, this is an accessible weekend for everyone.
Visit the event website for more information at www.BikeBuller.com