‘Hitting the Hardline- Tassie’s Newest and Most Extreme Event’

Thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, get ready for an adrenaline-packed weekend like no other! For the first time ever, the exhilarating showcase of the world’s best mountain biking is set to take over Maydena with the Red Bull Hardline, transforming this picturesque Tasmanian town into an awe inspiring and absolutely terrifying haven for mountain biking madness!

And guess what? It’s the 10-year milestone of this event this year, so what can we anticipate besides surprises? Even MORE surprises! Brace yourself for gravity-defying stunts, jaw-dropping descents, and an atmosphere pulsating with the thrill of extreme sports.

Event’s Overview

For those unacquainted with this adrenaline-charged event, envision a demanding course that tests the limits of riders’ abilities on two wheels. Now, incorporate the stunning backdrop of Maydena’s wilderness, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an unforgettable spectacle!

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World’s Best Mounting Biking, Red Bull Hardline, will be held in the picturesque Maydena this 2024 (Photo: International Mountainbike Magazine)

The intense combination of downhill and freeride elements that has captivated downhill enthusiasts since 2013 is reaching new heights in 2024. For the first time in its ten-year history, Red Bull Hardline will leave its home in Wales and expand into a two-stop series this year. 

The inaugural satellite event is scheduled to take place on February 23rd and 24th in our very own backyard at Maydena Bike Park, Tasmania. The Maydena track promises to be just as monumental, challenging, and demanding as the renowned original event. Following this, the race returns to its Welsh home in Dyfi Valley on June 1st to 2nd for the second event, ensuring a continuation of the Red Bull Hardline legacy in pushing downhill mountain bike racing to unprecedented levels and delivering an unparalleled downhill racing experience.

In addition to the thrilling Red Bull Hardline, Maydena Bike Park is thrilled to reintroduce Gravity Fest, featuring The Maydena Cup DH, Jump Jam, King & Queen of the Mountain, Kids Fest, Live Music, and more. Feel free to explore additional details here, keeping in mind that this celebration of gravity-based mountain biking kicks off from February 20th to 25th, 2024.

Exciting times are around the corner for our very own biking enthusiasts, Patrick Berry and his son, Parker, as they are eagerly anticipating the event and will be enjoying the view from the mountainside this weekend. “Parker and I are pumped that it’s almost time to hit up Hardline; after watching all the previous events on Redbull TV, we can’t wait to see it in person as the TV never truly shows how fast someone is going down the hill,” said Patrick.

“We love seeing massive events like this and huge global companies like Red Bull get behind our state and show it off to a whole new audience… We think our little slice of heaven here in Tasmania should be seen by the whole world!“

Quick Recap

To truly grasp the significance of Red Bull Hardline, let’s take a quick ride down memory lane. Inaugurated in 2014, this event was the brainchild of visionary mountain biker Dan Atherton. Driven by a fervour for pushing the boundaries of the sport, Atherton conceptualised a course that would challenge riders in unprecedented ways. Over the years, Red Bull Hardline has become synonymous with innovation and progression in mountain biking, drawing top-tier athletes eager to showcase their skills on this legendary course.

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Riders practice before the anticipated Red Bull Hardline at the Maydena Bike Park (Photo: Maydena Bike Park’s Official Facebook Page)

From its modest origins to its status as a fixture in the global mountain biking calendar, Red Bull Hardline has undergone a transformative journey. Each edition has pushed the boundaries of what is achievable on a mountain bike. The event’s rich history stands as a testament to the dedication of athletes, organisers, and fans who have collectively transformed it into a must-see spectacle.

So, Who’s Taking a Shot at the Mountain?

Red Bull Hardline remains an exclusive invite-only event, featuring a lineup of twenty-six of the world’s best athletes competing in both the Australian and Welsh races. An additional 12 wildcard athletes will exclusively participate in the Australian race in Tasmania.

Among the contenders are past champions Bernard Kerr (a three-time winner), Gee Atherton, Jackson Goldstone, and Craig Evans, all vying to secure the Red Bull Hardline Australia crown alongside the Welsh trophies they already hold, solidifying their status as Red Bull Hardline legends on two continents.

4one4 Property Co | Red Bull Hardline 2024 | This year's event consists of a powerful lineup of Hardline athletes
This year’s event consists of a powerful lineup of Hardline athletes (Photo: Maydena Bike Park’s Official Facebook Page)

A cohort of esteemed Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup downhill racers, including Laurie Greenland, Charlie Hatton, Brook Macdonald, Tahnée Seagrave, Mark Wallace, Kade Edwards, and Ronan Dunne, will also be present at both events.

Adding an intriguing dimension, riders renowned for their freeride skills such as Johny Salido, Reed Boggs, Hannah Bergemann, Cami Nogueira, and Casey Brown join the lineup. Noteworthy for 2024 is the increased participation of women in the races, marking a significant development for Red Bull Hardline.

Overall, the roster boasts a formidable lineup of Hardline athletes. Explore the full list of participants here.

More of Maydena

Situated in the Derwent Valley region, west of Tasmania’s state capital Hobart, the park opened its doors in early 2018 after years of development. Crafted by Australian trail builders Dirt Art, the park boasts a vast network of over 100km of mountain bike trails. Among these are super technical, fast-paced jump, and freeride lines, making it an ideal venue for hosting a Red Bull Hardline event. Witness Harriet Burbidge-Smith conquers one of these trails in a thrilling MTB Raw edit from 2022.

4one4 Property Co | Red Bull Hardline 2024 | Maydena Bike Park's exciting course and breathtaking landscapes
Maydena Bike Park’s exciting course and breathtaking landscapes (Photo: Maydena Bike Park’s Official Facebook Page)

Whilst the spotlight shines on Red Bull Hardline, Maydena itself emerges as a hidden gem, ready to be uncovered. Enveloped by lush forests and undulating hills, this Tasmanian town provides more than just an exhilarating biking experience—it offers an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the grandeur of nature. With its captivating landscapes and delightful local atmosphere, Maydena transcends being merely a venue; it’s an adventure beckoning to be explored.

Real Estate in Red Bull

As everyone immerses themselves in the exhilarating atmosphere of Red Bull Hardline in Maydena, Tasmania, take a moment to explore the diverse real estate opportunities this vibrant town has to offer. 

Beyond the pulse-pounding action of mountain biking, Maydena presents a real estate landscape as varied as its intricate trail network. Whether your preference is a tranquil retreat enveloped by nature or a property in proximity to the lively town centre, Maydena caters to every lifestyle. 

Whilst the team at 4one4 have no current listings for sale in the area; there have been 4one4 ‘For Sale’ signs gracing the beautiful landscape in the past! And who knows, after an event like this, people may be making the move to grab a little slice of mountain biking heaven for themselves? 

In recent years, Maydena has become a hotspot for Airbnb owners capitalising on the influx of tourists visiting the park, as well as providing housing options for long-term employment opportunities generated by the park’s activities. Maydena’s real estate market, influenced by the dynamic energy of Red Bull Hardline, offers a spectrum of possibilities for those looking to invest or settle in this thriving Tasmanian locale.

4one4 Property Co | Red Bull Hardline 2024 | Watch out for this exhilarating event this 23rd and 24th of February at the Maydena Bike Park
Watch out for this exhilarating event this 23rd and 24th of February at the Maydena Bike Park (Photo: Mountain Bike Rider | mbr’s website)
Final Thoughts

Maydena is not just a dot on the map; it’s a destination where the spirit of adventure collides with the beauty of Tasmania’s unique nature and landscape. With the Red Bull Hardline about to hit town, Maydena is set to carve its place as a haven for adrenaline junkies and those seeking a unique blend of excitement and tranquillity. So, saddle up, brace yourself for the ride of a lifetime, and let Maydena show you what it truly means to live on the edge.

For more information about the event, visit www.redbull.com and www.maydenabikepark.com