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Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival

Australia’s biggest gravity inspired mountain bike festival returns in 2019 setting the standard for mountain bike competition with a huge lineup of supreme events and non-stop entertainment all weekend long. Catering for amateurs, rising stars & World Champions of all ages, Cannonball will see the mountain bike world hit Thredbo for 5 days of gravity fuelled mountain biking and their chance to take home a share of the massive $100k in cash & prizes on offer solidifying itself as the richest Australian mountain bike event in history.

Five mammoth events will appeal to riders from not only the nation but from around the globe with a number of the worlds best racers already confirmed to be attending. The lineup of crowd pleasing events include the leg burning Maxxis Flow Motion Cup, the Osprey All-Mountain Assault, the Rockshox Pump Track Challenge on Thredbo’s Village Green, the Deity Whip Wars Big Air held on a purpose built kicker and the rough & raw SRAM Australian Open Downhill!

The action doesn’t limit itself to the race tracks with the famous Thredbo nightlife coming to life with an impressive lineup of entertainment all weekend thanks to Australia’s best DJ’s spinning tracks till late!

Keen to purchase some awesome Cannonball Festival merchandise? Click here to check it out and grab some awesome gear.

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UPDATE: Both Kosciuszko Express Chair and Gunbarrel Chair are operating today.

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From Wednesday to Sunday, Cannonball features a jam packed schedule of events on and off the mountain. Check out the schedule to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the action!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got some questions on Cannonball or can’t find the information you’re after? Check out frequently asked questions and get the low down on everything you need to know about Australia’s biggest mountain bike event!

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Formats & Rules

Check out all the event formats, rules & regulations here to be sure you don’t get caught out in the start gate!

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Thredbo is famous for its entertainment & nightlife. Once the riding stops, the village will come to life with an unreal lineup of entertainment & artists keeping this mountain bike party pumping!

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Cannonball Photos

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Cannonball MTB Festival has partnered with some of the biggest brands in the industry to bring the festival to life. Huge thanks to our partners for stocking the prize bags and making Cannonball the best event on the MTB calendar!
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Competitor Discounts

As a competitor at Cannonball you will receive a number of benefits throughout Thredbo including discounts on food & beverage and some great bargains in the Thredbo MTB retail store thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Volunteers are a vital part of Cannonball. With 5 days, 5 massive events and over 1000 riders expected at the 2019 Cannonball, there are an array of volunteer positions available.

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Accommodation in Thredbo offers stunning mountain views, convenience and comfort for all guests. Choose from lodges, hotels, chalets, luxurious apartments and self contained units.

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Please contact: mountainbiking@thredbo.com.au

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