MOUNTAIN BIKING

Bomb down the classic hand-carved singletracks of Mount Beauty's Big Hill Mountain Bike Park, or whip along the flowy curves of Falls Creek. This region lives and breathes mountain biking. Question is, can you handle it?

BIG HILL MTB PARK

Big Hill Mountain Bike Park is a pioneer of Australian mountain biking, with classic hand-built singletracks carved into the 1,000m mountainside for over three decades. Famed for its steep technical downhill trails, Big Hill provides the adrenaline rush hardcore mountain bikers craves. Even so, its beginner and intermediate cross-country trails are equally enjoyable. The park is cared for by the passionate volunteers of the Team Mount Beauty bike club who build and maintain 50km-plus trail network. This is grass-roots mountain biking at its best. Open all year, everyone is welcome to use the trails and the club is always grateful for any donations toward its trail maintenance costs.

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FALLS CREEK MTB PARK

Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park has over 42km of gravity and flow trails dropping from a lofty 1,780m. Built by World Trail, these alpine trails run the full gamut of the resort, from the exposed rocky outcrops of the summit to the lush sub-alpine forest at the end of Flowtown. That's a 10km ride with a 535m drop, making it Victoria's longest unbroken gravity descent. Use the climbing trail or shuttle with Blue Dirt Mountain Biking, which operates every weekend of the mountain bike season. Falls Creek is e-bike friendly and has a range of trails suitable for beginner to advanced.

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GRAVEL RIDES

This mountain town is surrounded by dirt roads and fire trails that cut through the bush on a run of endless adventure. Where to draw the line is up to you.

RIDER'S CODE OF CONDUCT

Mountain biking involves the risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others.

1. Ride open trails only

Never enter a trail that has been closed.

2. Protect yourself

Always wear a helmet and suitable protective equipment.

3. Control your bike

You are responsible for avoiding objects and people.

4. Know your limits

Ride within your ability.

5. Inspect trails

Conditions change. Check trails and features before you ride them.

6. Be kind to the trail

Ride it, don't slide it. And don't cut new lines.

7. Be visible

Never stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, or where you can't be seen.

8. Look out for others

Give way to vehicles. Call out to warn riders when approaching to overtake.

9. Leave no trace

Protect our forests and waterways and take rubbish out.

10. Respect our neighbours

Be polite to neighbouring residents and other users.

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