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BEOWULF GRAND OPENING

BEOWULF GRAND OPENING

The story has already begun, battles have been fought and glory has become the result. 
This is the beginning of the everlasting story of Beowulf! 
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In development for the past four years, we’re proud to introduce Beowulf, our newly minted XC epic, named after the poem about a legendary dragon-slaying Scandinavian warrior. Borrowing its name from the poem is a true fit for the trail, capturing the undertaking of building it from beginning to end. The 35km loop takes riders along ridgelines, through cedar rainforests and grassy meadows as it winds its way from the village and back again, covering all of the incredible terrain SilverStar has to offer. A must-do ride for the discerning mountain biker.

Grand Opening, July 29, 2017

You're invited to the FREE Grand Opening of Beowulf 9am, Village Centre SilverStar Mountain Resort, Saturday 29th July

  • FREE Coffee on arrival at The Red Antler (8.30am-9.30am)
  • FREE Beowulf BBQ for those who ride Beowulf (details below) 
  • FREE Entry to WIN Bell, Super 2 R Hemlet for those who ride Beowulf, thanks to The Red Antler

We would love for you to be a part of the first chapter of this legendary story. 

SCHEDULE

8:30am-9:30am - FREE Coffee at The Red Antler for everyone coming to the Speeches and Ribbon Cutting
9:00am - NOCS Riders Assemble
9:15am - General Public - Trail Dedication, Speeches, & FREE XC Trail Tickets Handed Out for First Rides on Beowulf
9:45am - Ribbon Cutting & Official Trail Opening
3:00pm-5:00pm - Live Music at The Red Antler
5:00pm to late - Viking Theme Party at The Red Antler

FIRST LOOK: Secret Photos of Beowulf Revealed

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GET IN THE SPIRIT OF THINGS (All Day in the Village)

LARP Performers (Live Action Role Play)
Axe Throwing by Axe Monkeys, in the Village
Beowulf Merchandise, t-shirts, Viking hats, plastic swords and more available all day

    MEET THE BUILDERS

    Throughout the day you'll have a chance to meet the builders themselves, ask questions, hear their stories, and learn about everything that went into this epic trail build.

    RIDE THE TRAIL

    Join us at 9:15am for the Trail Dedication and recieve a FREE XC Ticket to ride Beowulf. When the ribbon is cut, give us your Best War Cry and  begin your jounrey.

    • FREE Beowulf BBQ for participants that complete the trail (vouchers will be presented to riders at the Bike Park tent at the bottom of Beowulf, half-way mark)
    • FREE Entry into draw for Bell, Super 2 R Helmet for every rider that completes Beowulf

    You will be treated to be among the first to ride a completely pristine trail created by the same crew that has worked for years crafting incredible trails and riding experiences at SilverStar Bike Park. This is their masterpiece.  Why let this become another item on your bucket list when you can check it off right now!  Join a group of passionate riders and be among the first to experience Beowulf.

    GO VIKING!!! THEME PARTY

    Everyone is encouraged to dress-to-impress Viking style. Riders and visitors are invited to join us at the Red Antler for a Viking Party after the Bike Park closes. Themed costumes are highly encouraged with prizes to be won. 

     

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    We have created The Dragon, it’s your turn to take it on and defeat it!

     

    Beowulf Survival Guide

    Think you're ready to conquer Beowulf? Here's our Beowulf Survival Quiz. If you can answer every question with a resounding YES, you might just measure up for this epic challenge!

    1.  Am I skilled at riding Blue and Black Diamond XC Trails?

    • Beowulf is a challenging mix of Blue and Black Diamond XC terrain. Less experienced riders can take the trail out to Alder Point and return, experiencing some of the views and keeping the challenge rating to Blue. More experienced riders that continue on the trail, should be prepared for sections that can be steeper and technically challenging. Riders that have not confidently completed shorter Black Diamond XC trails should not attempt the full Beowulf trail.

    2.  Am I fit enough to handle an extended uphill ride?

    • Beowulf is a stunning 36 km (total) ride with amazing views of the back side, and a beautiful descent to the bottom of Putnam creek. The ride out from the bottom of Putnam is a challenging 12km of uphill climb before the final leg of trail back to the village. Riders need to be fit, and time their ride appropriately.

    3.  Have I planned enough time for the ride?

    • It can take an experienced rider 4-6 hours to complete Beowulf. Riders should plan their ride to end before the Bike Park closes at 5:00pm. 

    4.  Did I bring enough food and water?

    • Riders should equip a minimum of 3-4 litres (or more) of water before attempting Beowulf. High energy food is also a must, and riders should take an appropriate amount of food for an extended, physically demanding ride.

    5.  Does anyone know that I'm gone?

    • There is no cell signal anywhere on Beowulf. Riders should have a reliable friend or family member that knows where they will be riding, and a time that they should be expected back.

    6.  Do I have an emergency bike repair kit and medical kit (and know how to use it)?

    • There is no cell signal anywhere on Beowulf, so if your not prepared for accidents, or your bike breaks and you're unable to fix it there and then, rembember that it is a very long walk back to the Village with no shelter or help along the way. 

    7.  Do I have a 'ride buddy'?

    • Riders should use the 'buddy system' on Beowulf and never attempt this trail alone.
     

    You're in for the ride of a lifetime on a truly incredible trail, with stunning views and scenery at every turn. Plan well, ride safe and enjoy!