Categories and Prizes

Gravity Gods:

A combined race category for gravity riders to determine an overall weekend winner. Race the two designated gravity events to contest the Gravity Gods combined races category – your race times will be added together with the winners being awarded the exclusive ‘Gravity God / Goddess’ title.

  • Reckless ABOM Downhill.
  • DHaRCO Gravity Enduro  (the overall winner must ride the pro course only).

XC Whippet:

A combined race category for X-Country riders to determine an overall weekend winner. XC riders must compete in the two designated XC events to contest and we will add up your your race times with the winners being recognised as the weekend’s XC Whippet champions (male and female).

  • 42km Thule Epic Trail point to point
  • 20km Michelin Corn Hill grand prix

Individual race categories

The following categories will be recognised across all events.
Age categories will be taken from your age on 8 March 2020.

  • Under 15 – male and female
  • Under 17 – male and female
  • Under 19 – male and female
  • Sport – male and female
  • Expert – male and female
  • Elite – male and female
  • Veteran (30-39yrs) – male and female
  • Masters (40-49 years) – male and female
  • Super Masters (50+) – male and female
  • E-bikes * – For those racing in the Gravity Enduro only the amateur course will be awarded

CLICK HERE for an explanation of these categories and guidelines on which one to select.

The Gravity Enduro event forms part of the Victorian Enduro Tour, as such, all Bike Buller Festival events are aligned to the Tour’s categorisation system. Your age category is determined by your age on the day of the final race of the series on 8 March 2020 

* E-Bikes are welcome 

We welcome anyone riding a pedal assisted e-bike into any of the races conducted over the weekend. E-bike riders will start with all other riders but will be competing just against other e-bike riders and not against those riding a traditional bike.

Pedal assisted e-bikes may not have a power output greater than 250watts or a powered speed faster than 25km/hr.

Prizes

Medals and/or prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category in each race as well as for the combined race categories.

Presentations

Presentations for each will be scheduled across the weekend. The provisional times for presentations are:

  • 6:45pm Saturday: for ABOM DH, EPIC Trail race, Dual Slalom and Highline Slopestyle
  • 11:30am Sunday: for Corn Hill Grand Prix and XC Whippets combined category
  • 6:00pm Sunday: for Gravity Enduro and Super-D

Kids’ rides

No age categories or overall places will be recorded in any of the kids specific rides as they are based around participation and encouraging every rider to give it a go and have fun on their bikes.

VICTORIAN GRAVITY TOUR

The Gravity Enduro race held on Sunday will be round #4 of the 2019 – 2020 Victorian Gravity Tour. Click here for further details on the Tour.

Race 1, 19 – 20 October 2019
Conducted by the Albury Wodonga MTB Club on the trails at Nailcairn Hill

Race 2, Mt Beauty 2 -3 November 2019
Conducted by the Team Mount Beauty MTB Club on the Mt Beauty Trails

Race 3, Falls Creek 1 – 2 February 2020
Conducted by Falls Creek Resort Management and Cycle Club on their local trails

Race 4, Bike Buller Festival, 7 – 8 March 2020
Conducted by Rapid Ascent on the trails at Mt Buller