Mountain Bike Event Program

Falls Creek Nov 18-19, 2017

Gravity Shuttles

Blue Dirt’s shuttle service is world class. With non-stop pick-up from Howmans Gap and the Village Bike Café and dropping at the village and summit.   Get picked up in either location for a pedal free ride to the top. Repeat. Shuttles run non-stop 9am – 4pm both days. More details here

Bike Village

All things bike. Lounge chairs, music, fire pits. Speciality coffee. Bike stands and tools. Beer hall.

Backcountry Rides

Falls Creek’s backcountry trails provide amazing riding across the top of Victoria. Breathtaking scenery. Adventurous spirit. Fainters Track riders enjoy a Blue Dirt Shuttle from Mt Beauty Bakery back to Falls Creek. Shuttle departs Mt Beauty 1.30pm to get you back to the resort by 2.30pm – enough time for more riding or relax with a beer in front of the fire pit. Riders need to be self sufficient > ride packs, food, spares, water, tubes, etc. All social rides will have a ride co-ordinator (sweep rider). Maps will be provided for all riders so they can ride at their own pace.

 

Fainters Track (rated Black - 50km)
The big daddy of backcountry rides. 50km from Falls Creek resort to Mt Beauty. Advanced skills and high level of fitness required. Climb over five peaks, 4 of which are over 1800m. A half kilometre rock garden with a sheer drop over the edge. Technical climbs. Technical descents. Massive views. Take on the Big Hill Downhill on your final descent – a drop of 1,100m alone to Mt Beauty. FLOW Mountain Bike says, “The ride from Falls Creek down to Mount Beauty is a real life changer. Fainters Track must be one of the best backcountry adventure rides in the country. Blown away! ”. Departs from Village Bike Café Saturday 19th @ 8am
High Country Huts (rated Green – 20km)
Enjoy a gentle 20km ride across the high plains along aqueduct trails and fire road. Suitable for beginner/novice riders and people who just love to ride through beautiful places. Stop at historic huts, view wild flowers and sprawling plains. Cruise through snowgums and watch trout jump out of the water in the aqueducts. Departs from Village Bike Café Saturday 19th @ 10am; returns back to resort at 12.30pm.
DIY Backcountry

Hit the high country back trails at your own pace. Detailed topo maps provided with 3 different ride lengths to choose from. Loop out and back to the village or around and down to the Howmans Gap shuttle for a lift back up. Grab info from the Village Bike Café on the day.

Drift Trike Races

On Saturday jump on the Drift Trikes provided and test your skills on the track all day long if you wish. At days end (4.00pm) its trike versus trike down the course. Winner takes all. Conducted at bike village the racers will see the track lined with spectators (cheering or laughing) as you race for ultimate glory. What is a Drift Trike?Check out this video.

Demo Bikes

Join us for a great weekend of test rides on the latest mountain bikes from Specialized, Canyon & Rocky Mountain. Find out first hand how the bikes ride and quiz their expertly trained staff with any questions you have about sizing, build options, or whatever else is on your mind.

MTB Skill Sessions

Grab an “Intro to MTB” or “Intermediate” skills session with our PMBI qualified instructors. Whether it your first time on a mountain bike or you want to hone your skills – our lessons are relaxed and fun, conducted in small groups so everyone gets the attention they deserve. Lesson duration 1.5 hours. Run every 2 hours.

Note: a $30 deposit is required to secure your skills session. This is refunded in full once you complete the lesson. A no show – no refund policy applies.

 Tech Sessions

Free bike and ride related tech sessions from industry leaders. Suspension set up. Bike maintenance. 6D Helmet specs. Pedal Assist Bikes. Bike set up and more.

Bike Mechanics

Qualified and professional bike mechanics on site. All your bike repairs and tuning right in the heart of the bike village. Grab a couch, sit back and relax while the pro’s do their thing and keep your wheels spinning.

Bright Brewery Beer Hall

Presented by Bright Brewery, the Beer Hall does what all Beer Halls do best – serve beer (also ciders, wines and Espresso Martinis). Drinks are available for purchase from midday on Saturday. Located in the heart of the bike village it is also home to Saturday nights dinner (included) and pumping live music. Multiple craft brewers on site, including:
Bright BreweryBlizzard Brewery Bridge Road Brewers Sweet Water Brewing Company

Flowtown Night Ride

You’ve ridden in Flowtown in the day. Be the first to ride it at night. Includes shuttle back to village. BYO night lights. Depart Village Bike Café 9pm; shuttle from Homans Gap departs 9.30pm.

Expo Site

A range of industry people sharing their wares and expertise. GoPro, USWE. 6D helmets. Krush. Specialized. Rocky Mountain. Canyon. Blue Dirt. Slidestar.

Village Cafe

Well loved bike hub. All things bike – including hire; armour; apparel; parts; and those famous home made muffins and meat pies. Speciality coffee. Central registration. Also, who can’t forget those Espresso Martinis from last year!

Live Music

Live band Saturday night. Beer garden style acoustic session from mid Saturday afternoon. DJ beats from morning

Included food – Dinner/B’Fast

Saturday night dinner and Sunday breakfast are including in the full event entry. The Sunday Bacon & Egg Roll breakfast needs no introduction. Saturday nights dinner is a plated affair meaning you can dine anytime from 6pm – 8.30pm.

Street Food Merchants

A range of food offerings from the heart of the bike village. Bennie’s Char Grill with local meats cooked slowly over the open fire. Snonut Street Kitchen with freshly made donuts (seriously addictive) and back potatoes. Bike Café with hand made pies, fresh wraps and mountain made muffins.

MTB Paparazzi

Professional photographer roaming trails & event. Free photo download for all riders after event.

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Don’t miss out – Bookings close November 16th!

Flamed (Sat Only)

1-Day Ticket
$70
  • 1 day Shuttles (Howmans Gap – Village – Summit) + 1 day Backcountry rides with shuttles from Mt Beauty + Use of Demo Bikes + Tech Sessions + Beer Hall Entry+ Drift trike use + Paparazzi Photo download
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Flamed (Sun Only)

1-Day Ticket
$70
  • 1 day Shuttles (Howmans Gap – Village – Summit) + 1 day Backcountry rides with shuttles from Mt Beauty + Use of Demo Bikes + Tech Sessions + Beer Hall Entry+ Drift trike use + Paparazzi Photo download
Book Now!

Non Riders

Dinner/Beer Hall Only
$35
  • Don't ride bikes but want to join in the festivities? This ticket is for you! Entry to Beer Hall, Live entertainment, Dinner (Sat night)
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kids Non Riders

KIDS Dinner/Beer Hall Only
$12.50
  • Want to bring your kids (under 14yo) to join in the festivities and have dinner? This ticket gets a kids size dinner and live entertainment (SAT night)
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Ignition Accommodation on the Mountain

Diana Alpine Lodge

From $80 per person per night, big breakfast included. Dinner available. Spacious rooms. Bike storage. Licensed Bar.

 

 

Cedarwood Apartments

Comfortable apartments well suited for 2-10 people starting at $44pp/pn. Minimum 2 night stay

 

 

Falls Creek Country Club

From $50 per person per night. Apartments, Suites & Penthouses. Bike storage & wash station. Indoor Pool & Spa

 

 

Frueauf Village

Luxury oasis in the alps. Architect-designed self contained chalets.

 

 

 

 

Viking Lodge

From $45 per person per night. Bike workshop & storage. Communal kitchen, lounge & dining area. Sunny balcony.

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