Sure to be the biggest event this MTB season, the Australian Alpine Epic launch will be a weekend- long festival full of everything you love about mountain biking.
FRIDAY 5 DECEMBER
|Radical Reels Film Festival||
Kick back and enjoy two hours of adventure action films brought to you by the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Pizza from Amongst the Sticks and beer from Bridge Road Brewers available to purchase.
BUY TICKETS HERE- you can even pre-order your pizza, get in quick before they sell out!
7:30pm, Mt Buller Cinema
SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER
|Official Trail Launch||
Join us as we recognise all the special people that made the Epic project possible, enjoy some morning tea then be one of the first in the country to ride this incredible trail. Riders attending the launch will receive a wristband for a complimentary shuttle back up to the Village! Along the way, keep an eye out for some surprises... We suggest you take a packed lunch and snacks, plenty of water and spare bike parts – it’s a long day out! The Epicentre at Telephone Box Junction (about 1/3 of the way in), will be open and sell lunch, coffee and snacks.
9am, Mt Buller Village Square
Celebrate after an epic day on the bike with party in the Village Square presented by Bridge Road Brewers. The Red Bull DJ Truck will be spinning the tunes, there’ll be a Mexican food truck, craft beer from Bridge Road Brewers and wine from Delatite Winery.
BONJAH will be taking over the Village stage for a free live show after the pump track challenge.
6pm, Mt Buller Village Square
|Pump Track Challenge||
For those who haven't yet competed in / watched one of our pump track challenges, you're in for a treat! We'll be keeping the bike love alive after dark!
Entry $20 per person. Prize pool of $1,000 up for grabs!
6:30pm, Mt Buller Village Square
SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER
|Bike Buller Poker Ride||
A mountain bike ride with a difference that anyone can win! Fuel up with brekky at The Corner Store then head out for a ride on a selected course across Mt Buller's XC trails, where you’ll collect a five-card poker hand across five fun adventure challenge stations for your chance to win great prizes including a Canon EOS 100D camera valued at $1300.
Registration: 8am-9:30am, Village Square. Start: 10am, Mt Buller Summit
The Australian Alpine Epic Trail is the first IMBA accredited Epic trail in the Southern Hemisphere, offering a 24 mile ride that descends over 3,608 vertical feet from the top of Mt Buller (one of the most popular alpine resorts in the country) down into the surrounding valley. Tough and exhilarating, it takes riders on a truly unique journey travelling through snowgum woodlands that exist nowhere else in the world, to treeless alpine summits, dropping off into cool ferny glades surrounded by granite monoliths, and finishing alongside a crystal clear mountain stream.
Aside from the stunning scenery, trail features include the ability to break the trip up into sections that can be tackled either as a whole or individually - supported by 3-5 star accommodation at Mt Buller, or mountain huts along the way – and the thrilling 4 mile descent at the end of the ride that offers the perfect way to finish this gruelling 4-8 hour journey.
Check out a preview of the trail here
Australian MTB Summit 4 – 5 December
Mt Buller will host the inaugural AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN BIKE SUMMIT on 4 - 5 December 2014, in conjunction with the launch of the 'Australian Alpine Epic' on 6 December 2014. Designed to bring together Australia's MTB industry in an educational and inspirational forum, the Australian MTB Summit hopes to build a program created by the industry, for the industry. Details here.
More details: Keep your eyes on the website and Bike Buller facebook page, as we lock in the full weekend program.
Head to our Bike Buller Recommends page for a list of cycle-friendly accommodation.
There are a range of other accommodation options available including a number of self-contained apartments, comfortable lodges and hostel style beds. Call High Country Reservations on 1800 BULLER for details, booking and pricing.