Falls Creek Social Ride Weekend: 7-9 April 2017
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Falls Creek Social Ride Weekend Gippsland MTB is moving towards offering many more opportunities for social riding events in 2017. We hope these events will appeal to all types of riders including racers, recreational riders and families.
We had to postpone our first major social event for 2017. It will now be held on the awesome trails of Falls Creek from Friday April 7th to Sunday April 9th. You can choose to ride the xc and backcountry trails or book shuttles to session the multiple descending options on offer. Either way the major highlight is the 10km descent from the summit to the entrance station at Howmans Gap which includes amazing views from the trig at Frying Pan Spur and long flowy descents down High Voltage, Wishing Well and the awesome new Flowtown trail. After all this you can kick back in the hot tub and enjoy the friendly hospitality of our hosts at Diana Alpine Lodge.
You make your own way to Diana Alpine Lodge on the Friday afternoon or evening. We have arranged comfortable, 3 or 4 share accommodation for Friday and Saturday night. This includes a full cooked breakfast both mornings and BBQ dinner Saturday night with a variety of meat and salad options. These guys do catering very well so you won’t go hungry. You can purchase lunch at any of the café options on the mountain. All you need to bring is your usual riding gear, swimming gear, spare clothes, drinks and snacks. There is a small Food Works supermarket on the mountain if needed. There are small fridges in the rooms to store your drinks and snacks. Trail/AM bikes are the best option for Falls Creek but short travel XC bikes will get down all the trails. DH bikes are not recommended.
The cost for the accommodation and meals is $155 per person and must be paid when you register. There is a limit of 20 riders that can be accommodated so register early to guarantee your place. Registrations will close on Wednesday 29th March.
For anyone who would like to use the shuttles you need to book this separately through Blue Dirt before Tuesday 4th April to guarantee your place. It is sometimes possible to sign up on the day but places are limited. The cost for shuttles is $50 for 1 day or $90 for both days. Shuttles run from 9am to 4pm. You can book shuttles through the following link: http://bluedirt.com.au/falls-creek-mtb-shuttle/
Join us for a fun weekend away in the mountains riding some of the best trails in the country.
Date: Friday 7th April from 3pm to Sunday 9th April at 4pm
Location: Diana Alpine Lodge, 6 Falls Creek Road, Falls Creek. There is limited parking at the lodge entrance. Please park here to unload and then move your car to one of the many nearby large parking areas.
Cost: $155pp for bed, breakfast and Saturday dinner. Shuttle cost is additional and booked through Blue Dirt website.
Please bring: Bike, helmet, spares, clothing for all weather conditions including snow, drinks, snacks, swimming gear, fun attitude.
Register here by Wednesday 29th March: https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3525