MIND BODY BIKE | Women's Festival
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th February 2018
Join us in nature's playground, Mt Buller, for a weekend designed exclusively for women!
Take a proactive approach to managing your health and wellbeing by reconnecting, re-engaging and recharging. If you are in need of a weekend getaway, some fresh air and quality time for you or with your friends... the time is now!
We have three bike specific weekend packages or for those limited on time, choose from a range of unique workshops that can be booked individually. Open your mind and challenge yourself to try something new... explore an untapped desire to paint, cook, learn ceramics, photography or attend your first yoga class.
Start 2018 off right and make YOURSELF a priority. You will not be disappointed!
BEGINNER BIKE SKILLS
Interested in learning the fundamentals of mountain biking? Let our qualified and supportive female instructors lead you through the basics and give you the confidence and skill to ride single track. The perfect environment to practice and improve, regardless of how much time you have spent on a bike. Practice your skills on Sunday morning with an exhilarating ride down the iconic Delatite River Trail. You will also be shown the key steps of general bicycle maintenance. Includes two nights accommodation (with two breakfasts and two lunches), skills sessions, guided ride and village shuttle, bike maintenance and two yoga/fitness classes. PLUS complimentary entry to the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour on Saturday night.
$450 per person | BOOK NOW
INTERMEDIATE BIKE SKILLS
A full weekend of mountain biking! Brush up on your skills, learn new tips and enjoy the highs of riding alpine single track. Option of taking those interested on a guided ride of the Epic Trail (subject to demand), or explore and perfect your handling on Mt Buller's extensive trail network. You will also learn how to care for your bike with a suspension and bike setup class. Includes two nights accommodation (with two breakfasts and two lunches), skills sessions, bike mechanics and two yoga/fitness classes. PLUS complimentary entry to the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour on Saturday night.
$425 per person | BOOK NOW
GRAVITY BIKE SKILLS
For those women who just like to descend.... Our expert instructors will have you riding smoother and faster by providing instant feedback to progress your riding, making you more efficient with greater confidence and flow. Practice and fine tune your skills on Mt Buller's iconic downhill trails. Mt Buller Bike Park offers perfect terrain to learn with the added bonus of a chairlift to spend more time descending. You will also learn how to care for your bike with a suspension and bike setup class. Includes two nights accommodation (with two breakfasts and two lunches), skills sessions, shuttle pass (two days), bike mechanics and two yoga/fitness classes. PLUS complimentary entry to the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour on Saturday night.
$525 per person | BOOK NOW
We have a series of three hour workshops available across the weekend. These sessions and a range of shorter fitness and selfcare workshops can be booked individually or bundled up to fill a weekend, see details below.
Please note that when booking any of the individual sessions, you will have the option of adding a hospitality package which includes two nights accommodation, two breakfasts, two lunches and two yoga/fitness classes. You will also receive complimentary entry into the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour on Saturday night.
Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm
Beginner Bike Skills: Interested in learning the fundamentals of mountain biking? Let our qualified and supportive female instructors lead you through the basics and give you the confidence and skill to ride single track.
Painting Workshop: Join Wendy Jagger for a day of painting in the great outdoors ‘en plein air’ in Victoria’s beautiful High Country on Mt Buller. Whether you have dabbled a little in 2D art or are a raw beginner, there is something for everyone.
$105 per person, includes materials
$65 per person (additional $40 for hardtail mountain bike hire and helmet)
Hiitstep Fitness Class (9.30am-10am): HIITSTEP is a NEW and innovative 30 minute HIIT exercise class using only bodyweight and a STEP. A new program to hit Australia and just about to launch in Mansfield. Instructed by Louise Hopwood from LouFit Personal Training.
$15 per person
Saturday 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Tea Bowl Making Workshop: Learn the ancient craft of ceramics from local artist, Wendy Jagger. A hands-on workshop to ensure you quickly develop the basic skills to start creating your own pieces. No experience is necessary!
$105 per person, includes materials and firing
Salad Making Workshop: Join Claire Hoffman from Hoffman’s Holistic Produce and learn to make five delicious organic salads. A fun, hands on workshop putting together a host of ingredients to wow your next dinner party guests. You will gain an understanding of how to mix and match the different salads' foundations to create your own versions. Participants will receive print out recipe cards and a jar of green goddess dressing to take home, plus the knowledge of how many ways you can enjoy this delicious product!
$110 per person
Photography Workshop: Learn how to capture the beauty of the High Country from Landscape and Adventure photographer Matt Hull. Whether you have a basic point and shoot camera or a quality DSLR, learn about composure, lighting and how to get the most out of the equipment you have in a small and friendly group. What do I need? Any camera will do! The clinic is focused on how to get the most out of what you have at hand. Wear some sturdy walking shoes and don't forget to be sun smart and slip, slop, slap.
$99 per person
Mindful Movement - Yoga and Pilates (3pm-4.30pm): A balanced blend of yoga, pilates and meditation to support body, mind and soul. Instructed by Uschi Steedman from Positive Moves Pilates.
$25 per person
Sunday 9.30am - 12.30pm
Painting Workshop: as per details above
Pasta Making with The Mill Inn: Postponed for now. Watch this space for our 2019 event!
Photography Workshop: as per details above
Guided Ride of Delatite River Trail: The most fun you will have on a mountain bike! Join our expert female instructors on an exhilarating ride down the iconic Delatite River Trail. A classic mountain bike adventure with multiple river crossings as you travel from the village to Mirimbah at the base of Mt Buller.
$135 per person, includes bike hire and shuttle back to the village
Hiitstep Fitness Class (9.30am-10am): as per details above
Selfcare - the foundation of wellness (10am-12pm): A 2 hour workshop to reconnect with yourself and your needs. Identify the ingredients you need to maintain balance, passion and vitality in life. This session incorporates mindful movement, meditation and journalling. Instructed by Uschi Steedman from Positive Moves Pilates.
$30 per person
All participants booking a weekend package will be allocated a room at The Bike Club of Victoria - The Whitt. Weekend packages include two nights accommodation, two breakfasts, two lunches and two yoga/fitness classes. Rooms include linen and towels. See accommodation.
If travelling with others, participants can opt to twin share. Please make note of those in your group by referencing their name(s) in the 'special requirements' box of the payment screen. Otherwise participants will be put in their own rooms until all rooms are exhausted, then some doubling up may occur.
The Whitt acts as a festival hub as most of the activities are hosted in and around this venue. You are welcome to stay elsewhere and participate in individual workshops if you have alternative arrangements.
Mountain bikes and body armour are available for hire at an additional cost. See allterraincycles.com.au for a full range of hardtail, dual suspension and e-mountain bikes (prices as indicated). All bike hire includes a helmet. Bookings available online as part of the MBB Festival booking process, or call All Terrain Cycles on 03 5775 2724 for assistance in selecting which bike to hire.
GUTSY GIRLS ADVENTURE FILM TOUR - 8.30pm Saturday night
Mt Buller is excited to host a special screening of the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour. Starting from 8:30pm, it will screen 90 mins of the most inspirational, heart warming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent film makers around the globe.
The Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren’t afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure.
$15 per person
Please note that participants in a weekend package as part of the 2018 Mind Body Bike Festival will receive complimentary entry to the film.