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Mt Buller Epic Festival set to go off with a bang!
06 Dec 2014

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.

Mt Buller Epic Festival Friday 5 - Sunday 7 December 2014

About Epic

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 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.

 

 

FRIDAY

Radical Reels Film Festival

Enjoy over two hours of adventure action films brought to you by the Banff Mountain Film Festival in the comfortable Mt Buller Cinema. With a bar serving a range of snacks and cold drinks, this will be the perfect way to ease your way into the weekend.

You can check out the Radical Reels trailer here:

 

 

SATURDAY

The Official Trail Launch

The official trail launch will be held at the trail head in the Mt Buller Village (just off The Avenue). We'll supply the morning tea, you just need to bring your bike! We are going to recognise all the special people that made this project possible, and then you will be on your way, amongst the first in the nation to ride this truly legendary trail.

Along the way there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and smell the gum trees, relax aching muscles, and build up strength for the final magical descent to Mirimbah Park.

Launch Party

To round off the launch day festivities, Mt Buller will host a party of Epic proportions in resort. There'll be live music, plenty of fantastic food and drink, and a pump track event under lights, to keep the bike love alive after dark.

SUNDAY

Peak to Park Poker Ride

When you've conquered the Epic, and you'll still got desire to ride, we bring you a mountain bike ride with a difference that anyone can win! Head out for a ride on a selected course across Mt Buller's XC mountain bike trails and collect your five-card poker hand across five fun adventure challenge stations.

Also...

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.

Accommodation

There are a range of accommodation options available including a number of self-contained apartments, comfortable lodges and hostel style beds. Visit the accommodation section of the Mt Buller website or Call High Country Reservations on 1800 BULLER for details, booking and pricing.

 

 
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