Cannonball Festival A Feature

Posted by mtba, October 11, 2017

The Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival, Australia’s biggest and richest mountain bike event, celebrates
five massive years in 2017 and with a packed program of gravity events and non- stop entertainment,
this year’s event, 6-10 December, promises to be the biggest and the best yet.

The famous event, twice ranked Australia’s best event by the MTBA will see amateurs, rising stars and
the world’s best descend on Thredbo for five days of dirt defying action and the chance to take home
their share of a whopping $70k in cash and prizes.

This is the biggest prize purse ever seen at an Australian gravity inspired event.

The five mega events are set to showcase the diverse terrain on offer in the Snowy Mountains, and
highlight why Thredbo is Australia’s home of gravity mountain biking.

There’s something for all styles of MTB riding, with the festival attracting riders of all levels in a mix of events including the prestigious wearelusty Australian Open Downhill, Canyon Flow Motion Cup, Maxxis All Mountain Assault, SRAM Whip Wars Big Air and the RockShox Pump Track Challenge on the Village Green.

There’s over 15 categories in each event, so no excuses – the Cannonball Festival caters to all and is a
great introduction to the growing popularity of mountain bike competitions, just choose an event that
aligns with your skill and ability.

Participation across all events is crucial for the pro field as these riders will have the chance to be
crowned King or Queen of Cannonball. Points scored across each event will determine this factor.
The weekend offers just as much action off the trails as on them, with both sides of the resort pumping
during the iconic mountain biking celebration. Thredbo’s famous village will play host to an awesome
line-up of DJ’s and live gigs with the region’s stellar offering of bars and restaurants also open.
A massive prize pool, a roll call of big names and some of the best gravity tracks in the country, the
Cannonball Festival is one not to be missed.

Event registrations are now open with a 15% early bird competitor discount for those signing up
before midnight 31 October 2017.

Register here.

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