Mountains opening up for 2017/18

Start planning those holidays! The mountains of Australia are opening up to mountain bikers after a bumper snow season, and many resorts are offering new stuff for 2017/18.

Here'a a quick roundup of what's opening and when.

MT BULLER - all trails open by 2 December


Bike Buller is opening up its 100km of trails gradually, with 20 of 22 of the mountain's beginner and intermediate XC netwok open for business. The only downhill trail open is Copperhead, with the remaining four coming on stream in the next few weeks.

THREDBO - all trails open 18 November

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More than 25km of trail will be open for business late in November, as NSW's big mountain comes on stream after record snowfalls. With a raft of trail building done last year, the pace is a little slower in 2017, but expect some new additions as the year winds down.

FALLS CREEK - all trails open 18 November


With 40km of relatively new trails , Falls opens its doors on the weekend of 18/19 November with the Ignition festival, with a single ticket giving riders a full experience of the World Trail-made trail network.

Of course, places like Blue Derby in Tasmania are already in full swing, while Australia's newest park, Maydena, will open on the Australia Day long weekend in 2018.

Bicycling Australia

On Saturday, March 17th 2018, 53 riders will set out for the 'official unoficial' Indian Pacific Wheel Race, a ride across Australia after the official event was cancelled earlier this year.

Boasting an array of desirable go-fast features the Propel is an intriguing, 
fast-looking machine. Gary Hunt has been riding the Advanced Pro Disc for review

In huge news Bicycling Australia's booming Classic's Gran Fondo events have partnered with Eurosport - Eurosport has been named as exclusive TV promotional partner along with numerous other high-profile co-branding initiatives and inclusions.