Three-Day Celebration of Mountain Biking at BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang
From August 31 to September 2, visitors and athletes can look forward to a large exhibition offering a first glance at 2019’s hottest new bikes and products as well as exciting race-action and competitions for young and old.
The centrepiece of the new BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang is the large outdoor expo which features many big brands and names from the mountain bike, lifestyle, tourism and sports industry. The excellent infrastructure and trail network of the Bike-Region Saalfelden Leogang offers visitors the ideal setting to have a first look at and test the newest bikes and products of the upcoming 2019 season on multiple test tracks and guided tours. The best thing about the expo: the entry is free of charge.
Next to the large expo, the focus of the BIKE Festival is of course on the sport of mountain biking itself, which is why several race highlights await participants and spectators alike. Saalfelden Leogang is renowned for its spectacular Enduro trails, which is why the third stop of the Scott Enduro Series will be held as part of the BIKE Festival on September 1. Riders will be battling it out on the spectacular trails around Leogang and Saalbach in six different categories: Elite Men, Elite Women, Pro Masters as well as in the licence-free Open Men, Open Women and Open Junior Male classes.
The following day, September 2, sees another race highlight with the final stop of the Rocky Mountain Bike Marathon Series 2018. With three different distances (short distance 56.84km / 1,403m climbing; medium distance 74.04km / 2,706m vertical climbing; long distance 97.28km / 3,627m climbing) the Rocky Mountain Bike Marathon offers thrilling race action on the trails around Saalfelden Leogang for both athletes and spectators.
Kicking off the weekend’s racing will be the Pump the Festival Pumptrack-race on August 31, which also acts as the final stop of the Austrian Pumptrack Series. The BIKE Festival doesn’t only cater to adults though, as it has plenty in store for the next generation of young rippers as well. With the Scott Junior Trophy and several kids’ categories during the Pump the Festival races, children have plenty to look forward to and can gain their first race experiences in a fun and relaxed environment.
“We are excited to host the large and prestigious exhibition as well as thrilling races for pros and amateurs on our trails as part of the BIKE Festival in Saalfelden Leogang. Registrations for the various events are already open and preparations are in full swing. We are already counting down the days to the start of the BIKE Festival”, says Marco Pointer, Director of Saalfelden Leogang Touristik GmbH.
Next to the large outdoor exhibition and the numerous race highlights, the stacked program of the BIKE Festival will be rounded off by a great atmosphere and several parties. The full schedule, registration for all races and further information about the BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang can be found on leogang.bike-festival.de.
To make your biking holiday absolutely perfect, special bike hotels such as Salzburger Hof, Rupertus, Bacher, Riederalm, Ritzenhof, Puradies and Hotel Der Löwe and competent bike shops such as Sport Mitterer or Sport 2000 Simon are at your service: saalfelden-leogang.com/en/search-book