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The 24hr Race that continues to grow

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The 4th running of the THULE B24 Mountain Bike Festival has been confirmed for the weekend of November 12th & 13th, 2016 in beautiful Bright Victoria.

The 2016 edition of the annual “B24” will see the continuation of the traditional 24-hr MTB race alongside the “ride with your mates” format introduced in 2013 - the B24’ s “Esprit de Corps”. And with the event catering to the full spectrum of MTB riders - from the hardened solo racers to the casual novice team – the B24 will have something on offer for everyone!

Bright is quickly becoming known as the place to ride your mountain bike. The tracks of Bright have hosted the Australian MTBA National Championships for the last 3 years and have been considered the best championships in a long time. Bright has benefited from the Champs and the great work done by the Alpine Cycling Club in the Mystic Mountain Bike Park with some sensational new tracks.

What’ s more, the B24’ s groundbreaking “Esprit de Corps” category provides a relaxed ride with your mates approach to 24-hour racing for casual teams, rendering the course open for 24-hours but without the traditional requirement of needing a rider on track at all times (particularly the middle of the night!), allowing teams to accumulate their required 24-hours in a manner that suits their aspirations. Leaving them plenty of leisure time to enjoy the tourist haven of Bright.

While the B24 will again offer the usual categories of racing – solos, pairs, quads and sixes – your support crew will be able to partake in any number of regional highlights in conjunction with their riding, including: vineyard and craft brewery tours, tandem paragliding, visits to the local chocolatier, local rock-climbing and caving experiences and of course lunch and/or dinner options at a range of renowned cafes & restaurants.

The B24’ s event village will again feature the huge transition marquee, a range of demo fleets to sample and a variety of food and beverage options including craft beer and local wine. The transition area and the sponsor expo bring a vibrant village atmosphere and participant convenience.

Each year the event grows in activities, size and the number of entrants. Riding the favoured sections of previous years and improvements of more new track, the THULE B24 continues to entrench itself on the MTB calendar as a must do.

Keep up-to-date on all things B24-related here: bright24hr.com.au