Spring Festival

Saturday 28 September 2019 / 10am -9pm

bikes + Beer + Music + Food = Best Day out




Food + Drink

10am - 9pm

Food vendors and beer brewers on-site.

Pumptrack Challenge

10am - 8pm

10am - 3pm: Pumptrack Challenge qualifying rounds
6pm - 8pm: Pumptrack Challenge

Free Bike Hire

10am - 4pm

Courtesy of Cycle City Hire My Bike. Terms and conditions apply.
PLUS - free bus shuttle to the top from Dynamic Motivation for anyone hiring a bike.

Rocky Trail Kids MTB Fair

10am - 1pm

Hosted by Rocky Trail Entertainment and Dynamic Motivation.

Free Kids Activities

11am - 3pm

Bring a picnic blanket and the kids to enjoy free face painting, jumping castle, and inflatable jump and slide with Gecko Gang.

Live Music

12pm - 8pm

Our fantastic line-up of live music kicks off, finishing up with DJ Skully.

12pm - 2pm: Molly Philpot
2pm - 4pm: Ned Philpot
4pm - 6pm: Jack Biilman
6pm - 8pm: DJ Skully

Roller Racing

1pm - 5pm

Battle against your mates in the famous stationary bike race hosted by BentSpoke Brewing Co.

AFL Grandfinal


You don’t have to miss the AFL Grandfinal! We have organised a screen or two just for you.

9pm Park closes


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Canberra’s Hills + HOps Spring Festival brings mount stromlo to life!

On Saturday 28 September 2019, the inaugural Hills + Hops Festival brought to you by Handlebar and Cycle City Hire My Bike, will transform Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra, into a hub of activity.

From live music to free mountain bike hire and kids activities, to food vendors offering delicious food and beer brewers pouring some of their finest ales, this festival is set to be a great day out for the whole family.

Perhaps you are coming for Rocky Trail Entertainments ‘Mitas Terra in the Berra’ MTB Challenge? Maybe you want to try the Roller Racing hosted by Bentspoke Brewery or get your wheels pumping in the Handlebar and Cycle City Hire My Bike’s signature Pumptrack Challenge…

...whatever it is, join us for a fantastic day of all things bikes, beer, music and food!


Event Info

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A drove of street style food vendors from Canberra and surrounds will bring your taste buds alive. Whether it’s a burger from Grease Monkey's, a Peruvian pork belly sandwich, a woodfired pizza, empanadas or something for your sweet tooth we have it all! There will be hot coffee, cold gelato and just about everything in between. So bring your empty tummy and your sense of adventure. We’ll take you around the world without leaving the park.

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Craft beer on tap? Yes! You guessed it…we have four beer brewers and one riotous wine seller from amazing regional producers locked in for your refreshment.* Handlebar will be serving its usual premium selection of BentSpoke on tap, plus great coffee and cold soft drink. Oh yes, and fresh water for your four-legged friends.

*We support safe and responsible service and consumption of alcohol.



Stromlo Forest Park has some serious amounts of flat dirt for your parking requirements. We have a designated pick-up and drop-off point if you are coming by Uber or taxi…or even better, ride a bike! Should the car park fill up, follow us on Facebook for our announcement on the best local parking spots within walking distance.



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Free Kids Activities

It’s all adventure and excitement for the little ones! Gecko Gang will be on-site with free face painting and jumping castles. There is the kids' local park and bike track too - providing you more room to roam than you could ever need. If that isn’t enough, Rocky Trail Entertainment and Dynamic Motivation are hosting the Rocky Trail Kids MTB Fair. We love to see families at the park so bring the kids, the dog and a picnic blanket and soak up the good times!


Live Music

Canberra has more musical talent than you can poke a stick at. Seriously though, we have some remarkable acts flying under the radar in town and they’ll be out to sing, play and spin. There will be live acts on stage from 12pm and continuing through the afternoon. At 6pm DJ Skully will take you into the evening charging the finals of the Handlebar and Cycle City Hire My Bike Pumptrack Challenge.


Pumptrack Challenge

If you thought the live music talent was good you should see the local riders! The Handlebar and Cycle City Hire My Bike Pumptrack Challenge will heat up from 6pm with a single winner-takes-all this time round. Qualifying rounds will run from 10am to 4pm, with the top 16 shooting it out to the beats of DJ Skully and calling by Ben Battison. It’s great to watch, and with races taking between 14 and 16 seconds you won’t want to blink!

Beer + Wine vendors

Thanks to these great beer breweries for joining us to bring you some of the finest ales around!


Food vendors

Some of our favourite food trucks will keep you from going hungry!

Cycling vendors

We just love bikes! And we know you do too. These great brands will be on show for all to see.

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