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The Thredbo Cannonball Festival returns for 2016 and once again will be the showpiece on the Australian MTB calendar as amateurs, rising stars and the world’s best descend on Thredbo for 4 days of non-stop gravity action and the chance to take home their share of the massive $50k in cash and prizes on offer making it the biggest prize purse in Australian mountain biking.

The festival will feature 5 impressive events enticing riders from across the nation and a select few international superstars with something on offer for all skill sets. 2016 welcomes an exciting new event, the Canyon Bikes All-Mountain Assault, taking riders on an epic 7km flowy descent through the diverse Thredbo alpine terrain. The line-up of events also includes the RockShox Pump Track Challenge on Thredbo’s Village Green, the SRAM Whip Wars Big Air held on a purpose built kicker, the leg burning Maxxis Flow Motion Cup and the raw & rough GoPro Australian Open Downhill.
With an assortment of categories on offer, the Cannonball Festival caters to all and is a great introduction to the growing world of mountain bike competition. Participation is crucial for the pro field as the riders that have the complete Cannonball package across the weekend will be crowned the GoalZero King & Queen of the mountain. You may not win every event, but consistency is key and the higher you place, the more you will score.
The action doesn’t stop there. Each evening Thredbo Village, known for its huge village parties, will come to life and is the perfect venue for the event, with both sides of the resort pumping during the weekend long mountain biking party. The mountain will be going off with incredible biking action whilst the village enjoys an awesome line-up of DJ’s and live music.