Originating from a lightbulb moment of a young Albany Mountain Bike Club member, Travis Fage, who realised the potential Albany had to host an urban downhill event, the concept of the Albany Urban Downhill was conceived in June 2013. Having run for two successful years since the first Albany Urban Downhill event in 2014, organisers of the event saw the opportunity to take this exhilarating event to the next level.
In 2016 the Albany Mountain Bike Club partnered with event management company Project3 to develop an all-encompassing multi day MTB festival. A new cross country 30km and 50km stage race was introduced through some of the most picturesque and challenging terrain that Albany has to offer. The Jump Comp took centre stage on York St in the middle of Albany’s bustling CBD and took centre stage for the new Event Village at the Albany Town Square for the weekend.
If you’re a hardcore rider, committed mountain biker, daredevil, or just like to ride we’ve got something on for you! Southern MTB 2017 weekend promises more challenges and thrills for participants and spectators alike. Dedicated to bringing Albany to the world stage of mountain biking competitions, Southern MTB will be showcasing Albany and its scenic surrounds as an irresistible destination for mountain bikers from all over the world.
Chris Maher, President, Shinju Matsuri
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