From 19th to 21st May 2018 the Sauerland becomes once again the scene of the biggest German mountain bike event. For the 21st edition, we expect approximately 35000 visitors and 3500 participants.
The heart of the BIKE Festival Willingen is the biggest German Outdoor Expo in terms of Mountain biking. Approximately 150 known exhibitors are showing 35000 visitors their latest products. Furthermore, visitors can look forward to special fair prices, lotteries, product trials and test bikes.
* The entry to the expo is free!
– Saturday, 19th May – Monday, 21st May
– 34508 Willingen (Upland)
– 35000 visitors, 150 exhibitors, 300 brands and 3500 participants
PROGRAM – HIGHLIGHTS
Rocky Mountain BIKE Marathon – with approximately 2000 participants the sportive highlight of the BIKE Festival. For 2018, some new routes are found. Because of the early timing in the season, the long and the mid distance are shortened a little bit. Nevertheless, at all distances, you will find great trails, ambitious climbs and challenging downhills near to Willingen. As usual, there will be a 37 km long route for the young participants.
Bosch eMTB Challenge supported by Trek – the challenge combines elements of Enduro-, Trail and Orientation-races with a special focus on biking with electric support. As part of the challenge, the drivers have to manage several stages, which are a varied mix of Uphill-, Downhill- and Orientation-distances. Fun and Adventure are for sure.
iXS Downhill Cup – this event will be a highlight for participants as well as spectators. Various international top drivers are showing their skills on spectacular tracks. Don´t miss the frightening jumps and steep downhills!
Scott Enduro Series – Willingen is known for his flowing Enduro trails with scenic highlights – a must for every Enduro biker. NEW: The race in Willingen get’s combined with the ones in Riva and the new one in Saalfelden Leogang. The new Scott Enduro Series is born!
Scott Junior Trophy – at the Scott Junior Trophy also the young drivers can show their talent. Nevertheless, having fun is the most important part of this side event.
Warsteiner Sauerland Giro – attention for all race bikers! After the successful premier last year, the Warsteiner Sauerland Giro kicks-off into the second year. Participants can choose between 62 km, 91 km or 120 km. The beautiful circuit through the Willinger Upland guaranties a lot of fun for every passionate race biker.
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