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Thredbo celebrates 30 years as a premier mountain bike destination
Thredbo has celebrated 30 years of being one of Australia’s premier mountain bike destinations with its recently concluded Gravity Series. Thredbo MTB Park’s closing weekend wrapped up Thredbo’s biggest bike season yet with Chainless Champs as the final event.
Talking of the weekend and the season that was, Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle notes “30 Years of Gravity Closing Weekend was the perfect send off to Thredbo’s biggest ever year of Mountain Biking with record numbers, rad trails and plenty of stoke.
“The weather and trail conditions were flawless for the final event of the Gravity Series with over 200 racers having a crack in fancy dress for the unique Chainless Champs event. A big thanks to all competitors who brought some serious fun on Sunday and to everyone who came to Thredbo this weekend and all season long for keeping the vibes high.
“Looking into next season, we have some exciting things on the cards with new trails and the return of some of Australia’s biggest MTB events…we can’t wait.”
The Thredbo Gravity Series, presented by FOX & Kosciuszko Pale Ale, was all about fun, pushing limits and competing against friends through six rounds of racing. Sian Ahern and Thomas Crimmins took out the seasons’ overall champs, securing first place in the Open Women/Men category from results over six main gravity trail events; Snowgums Sprint, Ricochet Rumble, Pump Track Party, Friday Flat Fury, Supertrail Scramble and Chainless Champs. Madeline Lloyd and Aiden Segeri took out the youngest category for the U13 overall champs.
To celebrate 30 years of mountain biking, Thredbo released a three-part video series looking back at the progression of mountain biking in Australia. To view these head to: thredbo.com.au/activities/biking/30-years-of-gravity/
3rd February 2021 - Mountain bike trails upgraded in Margaret River and Perth Hills
29th January 2021 - Gold Coast Hinterland poised to become significant mountain biking destination
11th December 2020 - Six-hectare mountain bike park opens in Sydney’s Northern Beaches
20th October 2020 - Mountain Bike Trails to be built on Tasmania’s Mt Owen
2nd July 2020 - New Collie trails completed for mountain bike enthusiasts
14th April 2020 - Construction advances on Thredbo’s new gondola
9th February 2020 - Works commence on Nitmiluk mountain biking and adventure tourism projects
22nd November 2019 - Major mountain bike trail opens in Tasmania
11th September 2019 - Orange City Council welcomes Mountain bike trails proposal
16th December 2018 - Tasmania’s Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trail section opens for the summer season
8th December 2018 - New Caloundra mountain bike trail set to entertain locals and visitors
23rd November 2018 - Thredbo awarded Australia’s Best Ski Resort for 2018
15th November 2018 - Christchurch Adventure Park to host Phoenix Enduro mountain bike race
23rd November 2017 - World Ski Awards win confirms Thredbo as Australia’s Best Ski Resort
21st November 2013 - Thredbo’s Rockpool Lodge wins Australia’s best ski chalet at World Ski Awards
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