Tasmania’s Maydena Bike Park will host the Red Bull Hardline series, one of the world’s toughest mountain bike races, next year.
The race, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2024, is an invite-only competition for the most progressive male and female mountain bike riders.
The event will take place on February 23-24 with a full week of festivities leading up to the race.
Local trail building company Dirt Art will lead the design and construction of the course, with input from event founder and track designer Dan Atherton.
Atherton says the new Maydena course will feature ‘trademark’ jumps and highly technical linking sections.
“10 years ago, we never could’ve imagined that Red Bull Hardline would reach the stage that it’s at now. It’s been so inspiring to watch the progression of the sport,” says Atherton.
“In those early years, riders pushed themselves out of their comfort zone to adapt from riding a typical World Cup course, but recently the roles are reversed and the onus is on me and the team to build a track gnarly enough to showcase the riders’ skills.”
“As part of that progression, we’ve decided to take the event global, with the first satellite event to be held in Tasmania. It’s an awesome place with everything we need to build a longer, faster course that will fit perfectly with the Red Bull Hardline ethos.”