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Narbethong Downhill MTB Track – Spring 2019

Narbethong Downhill MTB Track – Spring 2019

Want to see what’s been happening at Narby? Check out our latest video.

Narbethong Downhill Track has been around longer than most people have been riding. It’s located an hour and a half outside of Melbourne, Victoria near Marysville. At around 2.7km long it’s one of the longest and fastest trails in the state.

We’re kicking off the spring season with a heap of awesome events. Take a look at the build days, ride days and races that we have coming up soon.

 

Ride day dates

  • Saturday 5 October (women only)
  • Sunday 6 October
  • Saturday 16 November
  • Sunday 17 November

Build day dates

  • Sunday 8 September
  • Saturday 19 October
  • Saturday 23 November
  • Sunday 24 November

Race dates

  • Victorian Downhill Series – 30 November & 1 December

Find out more at ftfdh.com.au

Shuttle Rewind – Kuranda Downhill MTB Culture

Shuttle Rewind – Kuranda Downhill MTB Culture

“Shuttle Rewind” is a retrospective look at downhill MTB Culture in Tropical North Queensland, in particular the Kuranda Downhill Track. Generations of riders have cut their teeth on the track, including Michael Hannah who set the long standing record for the most runs in one day (70) and went on to becoming a world class downhill competitor.

The story follows Ryhlee Herd, an indigenous teen who has grown up in Kuranda and from the age of 12 started riding the Kuranda Downhill track.

Rhylee makes a special pilgrimage along the paths of his ancestors through traditional Djuabugandji land where he meets Ben Bramham, who was an instrumental figure in shaping downhill mountain biking in Cairns and the world when they re-opened the Kuranda Track in the late 80’s and started racing on the track in 1991. One of the first true downhill races in the world likened to any style of racing today. Shuttle Rewind pays homage to the traditional owners of the land as well the pioneers of mountain biking and the many waves of riders who have ridden the track for the last 2 Decades.

The boom box painting and reference through the film pays respects to the crew who created the legendary Mudcows series, planting the Cairns downhill mountain culture into the psyche of riders around the world.

To check out more about the journey and for all the behind-the-scenes action, head to http://www.ridecairns.com/shuttlerewind