28 November 2016

Mt Buller is set to the host the third annual Australian Mountain Bike Summit in a week’s time, when all facets of the Australian mountain bike industry come together on 5–6 December.

Hosted by Matt Keenan from SBS, the extensive line-up of includes keynote speakers from Mountain Bike Australia, Glen Jacobs (Director, World Trail), Lindsey Voreis (Director Ladies AllRide), Simon French (Director, Dirt Art) and Andrew Liddawi (Break the Boundary).

The comprehensive Summit program covers a breadth of relevant topics including the latest Australian mountain bike market profile research findings, growing women's participation in mountain biking, spreading the word via social media, best practice and lessons from successful bike clubs, adaptive mountain biking and trail standards and professional certification. The Summit will conclude with what could be a fiery panel debate on the controversial topic - the future of e-bikes in the Australian mountain biking scene.                                                                                                                

Group Marketing Manager for Mt Buller Resort Management, Gillian Dobson, is looking forward to the event. “We’re super excited to host the third annual Australian Mountain Bike Summit next week and can’t wait to hear from the impressive line-up of speakers and workshop topics. We’ve created this year’s Summit program to appeal to anyone who is either active in the mountain bike industry, or looking to grow their presence in this space and are confident that the event will again provide an environmental for collaboration, idea generation and the start of many fantastic conversations for our industry. With guided rides and plenty of time for socialising and networking, the Summit will provide the industry with the ideal meeting place.

“The timing of the Summit is ideal, as it immediately follows the official opening of our mountain bike season on 3-4 December. Our entire network of cross-country and gravity trails will be open, and a great program of events and activities is on offer throughout the entire weekend. It’s set to be a massive few days here on top of the world!”

The 2016 Australian Mountain Bike Summit will be held at Mt Buller on 5-6 December, at Australia’s only IMBA-accredited Ride Center and home of the Southern Hemisphere’s only IMBA Epic Trail, the Australian Alpine Epic.

It’s not too late to register for the Summit. Registration is $499 per delegate, which includes:

·         Two days of conference presentations and workshop sessions

·         Three guided/facilitated rides (suitable for all level of riders)

·         Meals/drinks at the official Summit Dinner

·         All Summit morning teas and lunches

For further information and to register, visit or email



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