MOUNTAIN BIKING IN BRIGHT, VICTORIA
Before Mystic was home to the Hero Trail and National Titles it was a network of trails built by passionate locals. Crafted by hand for over 20 years, Mountain biking in Bright on these iconic trails cut through the local pines is a truly unique riding experience for an Australian bike park. Easier trails in the lower sections of the hill are feed by more challenging trails cutting down the north face. Mountain biking in Bright changed when the Hero Trail was built and immediately became famous as a 3km long jumps line suitable for all skill levels. But for many it is the fabled Mystic DH that draws them to push bike, mind and body to the extreme. In between there is World Cup and Elevation – both launching from the top of the mountain and quite a few other options to take as you make your way down. Mountain biking in Bright isn’t just about the trails, it’s an easy pedal along the river into the centre of town with great local shops, pubs, brewery, distillery, cafes and restaurants.
Bike Park Stats: 70+ trails covering both gravity, XC & enduro
Bike Park Length: 20+km of gravity
Other Trails: a ridiculous amout of XC and enduro trails in the area
Beginner Friendly: lower half of the mountain – Hero trail shuttle drop off
Double Black Diamond: theres a few to choose from
Bike Park Season: all year round
HOT WEATHER TIMETABLE POLICY
On days that are 36 degrees and over, we will change our shuttle operation times from 10am – 4pm to 8am – 2pm. Our team will make this call 24hrs in advance each day and if this policy is needed to be enforced for the following day, all riders booked in will be notified via text message and email (via the details provided when booking). This policy is for the safety of riders and also our staff.
TRAIL STATUS >>> OPEN
SHUTTLE STATUS >>> OPEN
UPCOMING TRAIL CLOSURES
9/9/21: PLEASE NOTE: Trail closures between the 21 February and 30 June 2022. Trails that will be closed during this period are: Mystic Downhill; The top section of World Cup DH, Eiger (and Eiger alt); Caros (and Caros alt); Fly by Night; Deer Stalker; TreeHugger; and Rhys’ Pieces. Access to Shred Kelly will also be disrupted. World Cup DH trail will be accessible via Hero trail drop off point. All other trails remain open and rideable/shuttle-able.
At Mystic Bike Park there is one pick-up location and two drop off locations. Choose between a summit drop off or a Hero Trail drop off. Our pick-up location is on Morses Creek Road at the paragliding landing paddock car park. There’s loads of free parking.
We have multiple buses running non-stop, which allows you to choose your own adventure and ride wherever and whenever you like. It’s not uncommon for people to take breaks throughout the day and simply jump back on the uplift shuttles when they feel like it.
We do recommend booking in advance for two reasons: it’s $10 cheaper than the walk-in on-the-day price; and it guarantees you a spot for the day.
Shuttles are not compulsory to enjoy the bike park. You can pedal up – it’s free. Yes there is no charge to enter and ride the bike park. As a guide it would take an average rider 70-90 minutes to pedal from the bottom to the top. It takes our vehicles less than 15 minutes to cover this entire distance.
Shuttle hours: 10am – 4pm
Days of operation; every weekend; daily 27 Dec – 31 Jan
Should I pre-book? Mandatory during COVID restrictions.
Can I book online, on the day? No. Sorry.
Can I walk-in and buy a shuttle ticket on the day? Not at the moment due to COVID restrictions. Normally: Walk-in price is $80, compared to $70 online.
Do kids bikes fit on your trailers? Yes.
Do e-bikes fit on your trailers? Yes.
Can I just get one uplift? Not at the moment due to COVID restrictions. Normally: Yes. The price is $25. No pre-booking. Grab your pass from the drivers.
What is the best bike for Mystic? Downhill / Enduro
Where do I go when I arrive? Register and receive your shuttle ticket from our desk under the Blue Dirt marquees in the car park before you can jump on the shuttle vehicles.
Brand new to MTB: Playground Loop; Wandi Walk – no need for uplift shuttles to enjoy these.
Newish to MTB: Shred Kellys Last Stand – take it slow first and build your confidence.
Not newish, but moving along: Hero Trail into Shred Kellys Last Stand; also Down DJ – progress your speed and jumps.
Riding hard: Mystic DH, World Cup and Elevation from the summit.
Look around: some hidden gems The Eiger; Corkscrew; Dreamweaver; Huggins Downhill.
Talk with our crew: as you ride throughout your visit talk with our friendly crew for suggestions and ideas of what trails to ride, different trail combinations from Summit to bottom, how they set their bike up for local conditions, etc.
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Bright Brewery. Local craft brews and a food menu inspired and sourced from local produce.
Alpine Hotel. Country pub with typical bistro menu.
Roksalt Gourmet Fish & Chippery. Amazing fish and chips. Fresh hand cut potatoes. Japanese inspired style. Shop 4/1a Camp Street.
The Wandi Pub. A short ride or drive out of Bright centre. Beer garden. Incredible hospitality. Live music every Sundaty 2-5pm.
Tomahawks. Casual bar and all day eatery. Check out their cocktails.
Dr Mauve Bar & Lounge. A casual bar and lounge located in the heart of Bright, providing an Asian fusion ‘share or not to share’ eating concept. Open til late.
21-23 May 2021: Pineapple Express. Fast & loose mountain event with loads of cash (the pineapples to be won). Suitable to all skill and fitness levels.
TBA: Junior MTB Race Series. Brought to you by the Alpine Cycle Club. Dates notice is pending COVID-19.
Hiking: from short 30 minute jaunts to multi-day treks. Alpine, Feathertop, Mt Buffalo, river trails, gorges and more. More info here at Visit Bright.
Winery tours and tasting: the valleys are lined with amazing vineyards, with cellars doors open 7 days to some by appointment only. Check out local tour company A Taste of Winery Tours.
Paragliding: Soar to the skies on a tadem flight; or learn to fly yourself. Options abound. Local guru Fred Gungl is the man to see at Active Flight.
Rock climbing, abseiling, kayak tours and the famous Cliff Picnic. See Rowan and the team at Bright Adventure Company.
Other things to do and see can be found at Visit Bright.
Shuttle Meeting Point
There are a range of bike hire options in Bright. We recommend:
Cyclepath The crew offer a range of of bikes from full suspension, hard tails and e-bikes. Their mechanics are incredible and aim to turn your bike around ASAP.
All Terrain Cycles Offer mountain bikes from Downhill, full suspension and e-bikes. Friendly mechanic.