Action, Adrenaline and Speed – Biketember Festival in Saalfelden Leogang

Wednesday, 27.07.2016

Action, Adrenaline and Speed – Biketember Festival in Saalfelden Leogang

Don’t worry, be happy, gravity-fans! There is still more than enough action coming up in the second half of the bike season.

The “Biketember Festival” will take place from September 16th to 18th and offers many more MTB activities for all downhillers, enduro riders and cross-country specialists. Bike rookies will also be able to join the fun.
Mountain bike enthusiasts from all over Europe will be travelling to Saalfelden Leogang for the third edition of the “Biketember Fesitival”. The athletes will be showing off their skills, battling for points and making the crowd go insane during the finals of the iXS European Downhill Cup, Specialized-SRAM Enduro-Series, the Cross Country Europacup (XCO C1) and the Scott Junior Trophy. So, there will be a lot more action to look forward to in the Austrian Alps this September.

Everything will be getting serious on Saturday, September 17th, when the XCO athletes battle it out during the Cross Country Europacup (XCO C1). After the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2012, this will be the third time a cross-country event will take place in Saalfelden Leogang. Who will be able to secure the win on the demanding course?  The crack of the starting pistol will send the contenders on their way at 11am.

The mountain bike action continues on Sunday, September 18th, with the downhill and enduro events. The enduro athletes are the early birds and take off at 8am to ride for glory on the Specialized-SRAM Enduro Series. The athletes will have to conquer a demanding course with speedy downhill and technical sections. It will put the riders’ skills and endurance to the test. And the fans will have the great opportunity to watch all the enduro action around the course. The final stage of the series will be taking place in Saalfelden Leogang and Saalbach Hinterglemm for the third time and will also determine who will become the Austrian Champion.

It will be all about downhill speed and technical finesse during the iXS European Downhill Cup. The first rider will be shooting out of the start gate in Bikepark Leogang at 12.30pm. The race down the World Cup course “Speedster” is the last opportunity for all athletes to collect vital points for the season ranking. The iXS European Downhill Cup is an international series with upcoming stars and world-class licenced riders participating.

In addition, the “Biketember Festival” has plenty of action for kids to join the event as well. The rookies will hit the track for the Scott Junior Trophy on Sunday from 10am. They can show their riding skills on a course near the Ritzensee in Saalfelden. All children and teenagers from 3 to 16 years of age can gain experience and win great prizes. After the prize giving at 12pm, the families still have plenty of time to head over to Bikepark Leogang and cheer on the downhill and enduro athletes.

The festival also offers plenty of side events to enjoy, a big EXPO Area and the legendary Ö3 disco will satisfy all party craving guests thanks to LUKE K.