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Mt Buller to host the inaugural Australian Mountain Bike Summit
22 Oct 2014

Mt Buller to host the inaugural Australian Mountain Bike Summit

Mt Buller will host the inaugural Australian Mountain Bike Summit on 4-5 December 2014, a new conference dedicated exclusively to the needs of the mountain bike industry. Presented by Bike Buller, the Summit will cover issues, emerging trends and opportunities that are relevant to individuals, groups and organisations who are either active in or looking to become more involved in mountain biking, so is set to become a critical industry event.

The two-day Australian Mountain Bike Summit will feature a range of local and international mountain bike experts, including Joey Klein, Trail Specialist from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), Joel Martinez, VP of Operations at Stevens Pass Bike Park (US), Glen Jacobs, Director at World Trail, and Shane Coppin, CEO at Mountain Bike Australia. In all, over 20 speakers will deliver a range of keynote addresses, workshops and breakout sessions that will allow participants to hear from the specialists, share ideas and ask questions in a collaborative environment.

"While there are a number of bike conferences available in the market at the moment, they tend to focus on road cycling, with only a small component dedicated to mountain biking," said Amber Gardner, Director of Marketing at Mt Buller Resort Management. "Recognising the gap in the market, we've developed the Australian Mountain Bike Summit to bring together key industry players, as well as those looking to become active in this space, to learn about and discuss the key challenges and emerging opportunities currently impacting the mountain bike market."

The Australian Mountain Bike Summit coincides with the 6 December launch of the Australian Alpine Epic trail at Mt Buller - the first IMBA accredited Epic trail in the Southern Hemisphere, recognised as an iconic, diverse and high-quality backcountry trail that offers a unique wilderness experience. The 40km trail will be launched as part of an Epic Festival weekend, featuring a great program of activities including the Radical Reels Film Festival, an Epic party including a pump track competition under lights, a Poker Ride and plenty more, offering something for all levels of riders.
"While the Australian Mountain Bike Summit will provide delegates with a number of platforms through which to learn and network, it will also offer delegates the opportunity to get out onto Mt Buller's trails, either independently or as part of guided tours, allowing them to sample the world-class trail offering that the Mt Buller Bike Park has become so renowned for," said Gardner. "Those who stay for the weekend will also be able to make history by being the first riders on the Australian Alpine Epic trail, marking a milestone occasion for Mt Buller as well as the Australian mountain bike industry - it's one not be missed!"
Registration for the Australian Mountain Bike Summit is now open. Registration costs $499 per person, which covers the 2-day conference, a guided ride and a place at the Official Summit Drinks and Dinner functions.

For further information about the Australian Mountain Bike Summit, visit or email

Media contact:
Gillian Dobson
Marketing & Communications Manager
Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management
T: 03 5777 6077
M: 0429 776 185


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