Whether you are a road bike rider and MTB Downhill fan,? bikes are going to be big news this summer season in the Snowy Mountains.? There are? big bike events on over the summer that will see thousands of competitors coming from around the country and the world to ride in the mountains,? ?The first event is? L'Etape Australia.? This is a road cycling event like no other in Australia.? With 2 courses either 108km or 170km you can ride or race on closed roads around the mountains in the same race conditions experienced by riders in the Tour de France.? L'Etape starts in Jindabyne this year on Saturday December 1st.? ?We have accommodation in Thredbo with our 3rd night free offer.? Book accommodation online?or call?02 6457 6600 letape2016-start Following straight after L'Etape is Thredbo's Cannonball Festival? This event is Australia's ?biggest gravity inspired mountain bike festival.? The Cannonball sets?the standard for mountain bike competition with a huge line-up of? events and non-stop entertainment all weekend long.?There is something for all riders;??amateurs, rising stars & World Champions of all ages. Cannonball will see the mountain bike world?descend on? Thredbo for 5 days of gravity fuelled?action? and a chance to take home a share of the?record breaking? $100k in cash & prizes. The Cannonball Festival is Australia's richest MTB event.? If you haven't booked your accommodation yet, don't wait, things are filling fast.? You can book accommodation online or call 02 6457 6600 [caption id="attachment_12734" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Flat turns are also a relic of mountain bike racing of the past. Here Graeme Mudd leans it in to get the holeshot and eventual win over Blake Nielson in the Dual Compressor final. Flat turns are also a relic of mountain bike racing of the past. Here Graeme Mudd leans it in to get the holeshot and eventual win over Blake Nielson in the Dual Compressor final.[/caption] Over the December January holidays it is way too busy for mountain bike events but once February rolls around it all kicks into gear again with the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival based at Lake Crackenback.? This event includes 6 stages over 3 days with cross country legs on the fast becoming famous, Thredbo Valley Track as well as downhill stages in Thredbo and racing around the trails at Lake Crackenback.? ?This is an event for the serious XC rider looking to put in some solid kilometres on exceptional trails.? You can find out more about the event here and remember our 3rd night free deals are available in February so?book accommodation online?or call?02 6457 6600 [caption id="attachment_12735" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]The Fun begins at the Snowies MTB Festival The Fun begins at the Snowies MTB Festival[/caption] Back in Thredbo?on ?February 16 and 17? is the Gravity Girls Retreat which is a weekend session for the chicks to get their MTB skills honed and meet some new riding buddies.? The weekend has a packed schedule of riding, skills sessions, yoga, workshops and social?events.? If you like riding and want to improve your skills while the boys aren't around? then this is the weekend for you.? ? .? You can book our 3rd night free deal so why not make it a long weekend.? ?In addition to this weekend Thredbo Runs a Gravity Girls workshop almost every month through the summer so you can come to Thredbo for a weekend and get some bike time with Thredbo's best girl riders.? ?Dates for these workshops are Nov 25, Jan 13, Mar 10 and Apr 14.? ? Book accommodation online?or call?02 6457 6600 [caption id="attachment_12737" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Girls  Get the gears sorted Girls Get the gears sorted[/caption] To round out February we have the Thredbo Super Enduro event on February 23 and 24.? This is another Gravity fuelled MTB event that is gaining momentum and lots of fans.? The idea is to bring 1 bike and over the space of 5 hours?race on all 3 of Thredbo's? Gravity MTB tracks,? The?All Mountain Trail, The Kosciuszko Flow Trail and the Cannonball Downhill with the winners taking the title of Super Enduro Champions. Book accommodation online?or call?02 6457 6600 [caption id="attachment_12738" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]The Super Enduro in action in Thredbo The Super Enduro in action in Thredbo[/caption] For the MTB Kids the Australian MTB Interschools Championships are on again from March 14-17.? The event aims to encourage skill development and passion for the sport of Mountain biking through competition and participation.? It is a very popular event with large numbers attending every year.? The disciplines on offer include?Cross Country, Downhill, Flow, Pump Track & an exciting XC Team Relay.? Families love this event because it is a great? family holiday, particularly with the tweenagers.? Our 3rd night free deals are on for this event as well.? Book accommodation online?or call?02 6457 6600 [caption id="attachment_12739" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Interschools on for young a old Interschools on for young a old[/caption] The Final MTB event for the season is on Mar 30 -31.? The Rocky Trails NSW State Series.??There are 2 big events on this weekend. Saturday will see the Enduro specialists do battle on the Kosciuszko Flow Trail for the FOX Super Flow before the downhill masters tackle the Cannonball Downhill on Sunday for Red Ass NSW State Series.?Book accommodation online?or call?02 6457 6600