PROGRAM BY DAY & TIME

Friday 18 November 2022 

1100 – 1800     Ignition Bike Village

1200 – 1600    Demo Bikes & Gear

1200 – 1600    Gravity Shuttles  

1200 – 1700    Expo Sites & Retail

1200 – 1800    Blue Dirt “Can Bar” @ Ignition Bike Village

1200 – 1700    Bike Mechanic

1800 – Late     Rolling Venue (x5) Live Entertainment

 

Saturday 19 November

0800 – 1800     Ignition Bike Village

0800 – 1000     Intro to MTB Skills Session

0800 – 1500     Backcountry Ride – Fainters Track (Advanced)

0800 – 1600     Street Food Merchants

1000 – 1600     Demo Bikes & Gear

1000 – 1600     Gravity Shuttles

1000 – 1700     Expo Sites & Retail

1000 – 1600     MTB Paparazzi

1000 – 1700     Bike Mechanic

1000 – 1600     Spa Treatments Open

1100 – 1300     Intermediate MTB Skills Session

1200 – Late      Bright Brewery Beer Hall.  Multiple brewers.

1200 – 1600     “Mini Brewery Bars” open across Ignition Bike Village

1400 – Late      Live Music @ Ignition Bike Village

1400 – 1530     Women’s Only Group Ride

1400 – 1600     Intermediate MTB Skills Session

1600 – 1700     Espresso Martini Happy Hour

1800 – 2000     Dinner served @ Bright Brewery Beer Hall

 

Sunday 20 November

0800 – 1600     Ignition Bike Village

0800 – 1100     Breakfast @ Ignition

0800 – 1600     Street Food Merchants

1000 – 1600     Demo Bikes & Gear

1000 – 1600     Gravity Shuttles

1000 – 1600     Expo Sites & Retail

1000 – 1600     Bike Mechanic

1000 – 1600     Spa Treatments Open

1000 – 1300     High Country Huts Ride (Green)

1100 – 1300     Intermediate MTB Skills Session

1200 – 1600     Blue Dirt “Can Bar” @ Ignition Bike Village

1200 – 1600     Live Music @ Ignition Bike Village

 

PROGRAM BY ACTIVITY

Ignition Bike Village   Fri: 1100-1800;   Sat: 0800-1800;   Sun: 0800-1600

Demo Bikes & Gear   Fri: 1200-1600;   Sat: 1000-1600;   Sun: 1000-1600

Gravity Shuttles   Fri: 1200-1600;   Sat: 1000-1600;   Sun: 1000-1600

Expo Sites & Retail   Fri: 1200-1700;   Sat: 1000-1700;   Sun: 1000-1600

Blue Dirt “Can Bar” @ Ignition Bike Village   Fri: 1200-1600;   Sun: 1200-1600

Bike Mechanic   Fri: 1200-1700;   Sat: 1000-1700;   Sun: 1000-1600

Rolling Venue (x5) Live Entertainment   Fri: 1600-Late

Backcountry Ride – Fainters Track (Advanced)   Sat: 0800-1500

Bike Cafe   Fri: 1100-1800;   Sat: 0800-1800;   Sun: 0800-1600

Street Food Merchants   Sat: 0800-1600;   Sun: 0800-1600

MTB Paparazzi   Sat: 1000-1600

Spa Treatments   Sat: 1000-1600;    Sun: 1000-1600

Intro to MTB Skills Session   Sat: 0800-1000

Intermediate MTB Skills Session   Sat: 1100-1300,  1400-1600;    Sun: 1100-1300

Bright Brewery Beer Hall.  Multiple brewers   Sat: 1200-Late

“Mini Brewery Bars” across Ignition Bike Village   Sat: 1200-1600

Live Music @ Ignition Bike Village   Sat: 1400-Late;    Sun: 1200-1600

Women’s Only Group Ride   Sat: 1400-1530

Espresso Martini Happy Hour   Sat: 1600-1700

Dinner served @ Bright Brewery Beer Hall   Sat: 1800-2000

Breakfast @ Ignition   Sun: 0800-1100

High Country Huts Ride (Green)   Sun: 1000-1300

 

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 12 – 4pm Friday and 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday. More details here

Demo Bikes

Join us for an incredible three days of test rides on the latest mountain bikes from brands like YT, Rocky Mountain, Canyon, Commencal, Norco, Forestal, Mondraker, Orbea and Merida . 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. Live Music.  Speciality coffee. Bike retail, bike mechanics, bike gear. 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 approx 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. The Fainters Ride will be capped at the first 100 riders.

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. This ride will be capped a the first 100 riders.

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 approx 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: 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm Saturday; and 11am – 1pm Sunday.

Women’s group ride

Gravity focused Women’s group social ride with inspirational women MTB ambassadors.  Saturday 2pm – 3.30pm.  Departs from event village. You do not need to book for this, just be at the event village at 1:45pm SAT 

Expo Site

A range of industry people sharing their wares and expertise. The likes of SRAM/Rock Shox. Krush. Oakley.  Capped Out.  Blue Dirt.   Rocky Mountain. Canyon.  Fox.  Commencal.  Dharco.  Reckless.  Norco.  Forestal.  Lazer.  POC.   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.  Vegetarian options available.

Street Food Merchants

A range of food offerings from the heart of the bike village. Options: Old Factory Char Grill with local meats cooked slowly over the open fire. Bike Café with hand made pies, fresh wraps and mountain made muffins. Frying Pan inn Pop-up with a wide selection.

MTB Paparazzi

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

 

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