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2008 Megavlanche - entries open

2008 Megavlanche - entries open

The Mega is coming! Entries are open already and the event is growing in popularity so don't hang around. I've put together a highlight of our coverage over the past years to help you with the prep and planning. Get the 12th July in your diary now!
We've been long time supporters of the Megavalanche on this site, with everything from race reports to 14 page forum threads offering all the advice you could hope for.

Since the entries for 2008 are open, I've rolled all out past coverage together into this one article so old hands can relive the memories and mega-virgins can benefit from their advice. Read it, then get your entry in! I have...

2008 entries

Free on the 9th to 12th July? Thinking of entering? Well this link is all you need to get yourself signed up for what's billed as one of the maddest, baddest, coolest mountain bike races on the planet. Choose your pack (from Bronze to Platinum) and sign up. From the Bronze pack upward, 65 Euro gets you 4 days lift pass and race entry to guarantee your place on the start with 1199 other nutters.

2008 Program - note; the race is on the Saturday this year.
Enter the 2008 Megavalanche.

Still thinking about it? Read on for links to our archived reportage - race reports, galleries and forum threads.

Your first port of call, once you've read everything below, is drop in to the 2008 forum thread for up to date entry details and tips from the Pros - 2008 thread.

Riders string out down the glacier on the way to singletrack Malco


Another year, another monster forum thread to wade through, absorbing the atmosphere as you go!


Check out the forum thread for event warmup and debrief.

gravity-slaves race team rider John 'Malco' Malcomson headed out in 2006 and brought back this 3 page report and this Mega 64 photo gallery.


Colin Williams, experienced Mega addict (and star of the Mega section in Earthed 3) wrote this helpful tips rundown (most still relevant) - Col's Mega tips.

For the real history, dig up the 2004/5 thread.

Pack enough clean underwear for the week! Malco

See you on the glacier!

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[ 2008 Megavlanche - entries open ] - posted on 19th January 2008 by Phil.

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