The 2015 festival will again be a celebration of the new mountain bike facilities, for local and intrastate riders with the generous support from the City of Busselton, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and local community.
COMPETITIVE & FUN EVENTS AND SKILLS CLINICS Don't miss this excellent opportunity to compete and learn in a fun environment, no matter what skill level or age you are!
3Hour MTB Endurance race(WA XC Series - Race6) a challenging 3 hour race for experienced riders and racers around the Dunsborough MTB Skills Development Park.
28km MTB Race Team Relay Challenge - an off-road mountain bike relay for team riders of all ages and skill levels. Be the first team of 2, 3 or 4 riders in your category to complete 4 laps of a fun and challenging 7km course.
50m MTB Bike Skills (Log Ride) Challenge - TEST YOUR LIMITS by riding along a 50 metre skills course of logs and wooden beams that becomes more difficult the further you progress. Junior, Senior & Open categories
1km MTB Sprint (Time Trial) Challenge - is an off-road mountain bike time trial testing the speed and skill for riders of all ages and skill levels. The course is a 1km descent of purpose built dual slalom trails with berms and humps. Each participant has three attempts to complete the 1km course in the fastest possible time.
Kids MTB Challenge Race - will be a specially designed course for the under 9 and 13's, with the focus on participation rather than who's winning. Instructors will be there to give race day encouragement, ensuring everyone is prepared to safely tackle the track.
16" Kids Bike - Friends Relay Team Challengewill be about participation, fun and entertainment rather than who's winning? The circuit will be simple and made up of bollards and bunting with some small ramps for maximum entertainment.
WOMENS Only for beginner to intermediate riders, this clinic will help you conquer whatever the trail puts in your way. Skills include cornering, switchbacks, steep roll downs, wheel lifts over obstacles, line selection and more...
On-trail Endurance Racing Clinic - is specifically designed for intermediate riders with a minimum of two years' mountain biking experience, this clinic focuses on the skills, tactics and fitness needed to race the increasingly popular endurance race format.
Kids MTB Bike Skills Clinics -emphasis is on basic bike riding skills with "MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION" the "Kids MTB Bike Skills Clinic" will prepare and teach local kids the skills they will need, to get started on the trails around the MTB Skills Development Park.
FAMILY AND SPECTATOR FRIENDLY
The festival also offers many activities in addition to competitive events and skills clinics
DEMO BIKETest rides(free!) from one of the leading bike manufacturers on the planet
KIDS FUN LAPS! are available all day for the kids.
ENJOY the local brew & great food in the Country Clubs fully licensed clubrooms.
The Down South MTB festival celebrates mountain biking in the South West by bringing cycling enthusiasts together to check out, competitive and recreational mountain bike events, promoting the new Dunsborough mountain biking facilities, whilst bringing the local community together and advocating for an active outdoor lifestyle. Through its Cycle Club section the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club (a not-for-profit organisation) has raised over $45,000 to support the development and maintenance of its mountain bike trail projects in Dunsborough. So please come on down south, enjoy the fun and contribute to the bright future this mountain biking facility offers...
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimise Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors
2014 Event Supporters;
Dunsborough & Districts Country Club
40 Gifford Road Dunsborough WA 6281
email updates If you would like email updates on festival events (eg. registration numbers, course route... etc.) submit your email address here...
Thankyou to all! Thanks to all the competitors, supporters, volunteers and sponsors for contributing to a great 2014 event... We hope everybody had a blast!
Results for the 2014 timed races can be found here