Mountain Bike Event Program

Falls Creek Nov 20-22, 2020

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020

VILLAGE BIKE CAFE OPEN: 11:00AM
SPA TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FROM:12:00PM (BOOKING THROUGH LILY PILLY SPA)
SHUTTLES:  12:00pm - 5:00pm
BIKE MECHANICS:12:00PM - 6:00PM
IGNITION BAR OPENS: 4:00 - 10:00PM
BURGER BAR: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
MTB MOVIE NIGHT: 7:00 - 10:00PM

SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2020

VILLAGE BIKE CAFE OPEN: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
FAINTERS BACKCOUNTRY RIDER BRIEFING: 7:45AM
FAINTERS BACKCOUNTRY RIDE: 8:00AM  RETURN SHUTTLE DEPARTS MT BEAUTY BAKERY 1:30PM
BIKE MECHANICS OPERATIONAL: 8:00AM
DJ TUNES: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
SKILLS SESSIONS:INTRO TO MTB #1:8:00-10:00AM | INTERMEDIATE #2:11:00-1:00PM | INTERMEDIATE #3:2:00-4:00PM
SPA TREATMENTS AVAILABLE: 9:00AM-5PM (PRE BOOKING THROUGH LILY PILLY SPA)
GRAVITY UPLIFTS: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
VILLAGE EXPO SITES OPEN:9:00AM
DEMO BIKES AVAILABLE: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
DRIFT TRIKE TRACK OPEN: 10:00AM
SMOKED MEAT GRILL OPENS:11:30AM
LIVE MUSIC: 3:00PM - 11:30PM
WOMEN'S GRAVITY GROUP RIDE: 3:00-4:15PM
DRIFT TRIKE RACE: 4:00PM
ESPRESSO MARTINI HAPPY HOUR: 4:00 - 6:00PM
DINNER SERVICE: 6:00 - 8:30PM
BEER HALL CLOSES/FIRES EXTINGUISHED: 11:30PM

SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020

VILLAGE BIKE CAFE OPEN: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
BIKE MECHANICS OPERATIONAL: 8:00AM
DJ TUNES: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
SKILLS SESSIONS: SUN = INTERMEDIATE #1:8:00-10:00AM | INTERMEDIATE #2:11:30-1:30PM
GRAVITY UPLIFTS: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
VILLAGE EXPO SITES OPEN:9:00AM - 5:00PM
DEMO BIKES AVAILABLE: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
YOGA LESSON: 10:00-11:00AM
DRIFT TRIKE TRACK OPEN: 10:00AM
BACKCOUNTRY HUTS RIDE: 10:00AM - 12:30PM
SMOKED MEAT GRILL OPENS:11:30AM
LIVE MUSIC: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
FIRES EXTINGUISHED: 5:00PM
 

Ride, Party and Enjoy!

One ticket can get you everything! Don’t miss out!

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

Demo Bikes

Join us for a great weekend of test rides on the latest mountain bikes from Specialized, Canyon, Intense & 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.

Bike Village

All things bike. Lounge chairs, music, fire pits. Speciality coffee. Bike stands, bike mechanics, Beer hall… what more could you want?

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 2.30-3:00pm – 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 @ 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 Sunday 24th @ 10am; returns back to resort at 12.30pm.

Bike Mechanics

Qualified and professional bike mechanics from The Ride Cycles are 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.

MTB Skill Sessions

Grab an “Intro to MTB” or “Intermediate” skills session with our 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 2 hours.

Intro to MTB: 8:00-10:00am SAT only. Intermediate lessons: 11:00 – 1:00pm & 2:00 – 4:00pm both days

Lessons are $40 per person

MTB photography lesson

A 3 hour small group lesson with a professional photographer teaching you all things photography. You bring your own gear and they show you the ropes. Look at angles, lighting, settings and more and then put them into practice out on the side of the trails.

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 and a gin distillery on site, including:
Bright BreweryBlizzard Brewery Bridge Road Brewers

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.

Live Music

Beer garden style acoustic session from mid Saturday and Sunday afternoon and then live bands through the night:

TBA

Women’s group ride

Gravity focused Women’s group social ride with inspirational women MTB ambassadors

Expo Site

A range of industry people sharing their wares and expertise. The likes of SRAM/Rock Shox. Krush. Specialized. Rocky Mountain. Canyon. Intense. Schwalbe. Blue Dirt. and more onsite

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!

Included food – Dinner/B’Fast

2 and 3 day ticket holders receive Saturday night dinner and Sunday breakfast. You will receive a dinner and breakfast ticket upon check-in which you will present to a food stall in the beer hall. 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. NOTE: 1 Day tickets do not include food.

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. 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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Ignition Accommodation on the Mountain

Diana Alpine Lodge

Use Promo code: IGNITION2019 to get discount package

 

MURMELI

Lodge style accommodation, from $75 per night/per person, Incl. Cont. Breakfast

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Cedarwood Apartments

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

 

ACC Falls Creek

Secure bike storage, affordable lodge-style accommodation, mix of room sizes, all with private ensuite.

 

Ignition MTB Festival, Falls Creek November 20-22 2020

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