Saalfelden Leogang 2014: Let the games begin!

Saalfelden Leogang in Salzburger Land, Austria, May 14th 2014 – If you thought the last couple of years at Saalfelden Leogang were great, then this year you will be blown away! Packed full with top-events including a new discipline and of course all the riding, pros and amateurs could possibly desire – the 2014 season starts this weekend, on May 15th.

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Without a doubt, the last few years at Saalfelden Leogang have been peppered with mountain bike bangers! Apart from the hugely successful UCI Mountain Bike events and races, which have proven to be a massive spectator magnet, the region has rapidly developed as one of the most versatile mountain bike areas in Europe. On the flowy tracks of Bikepark Leogang and the surrounding Saalfelden region, pros, beginners and thrill seekers will all find the perfect trail. If you’re looking for more than a heavy adrenaline fix, then Saalfelden Leogang also has you covered with its top notch event calendar.

The slushy remains of Saalfelden’s winter season are about to finally melt away. Slowly but surely the mountain bikers are taking over the Asitz mountain once more. The season will kick-off this Thursday, on May 15th, when Bikepark Leogang will open its doors to eager bikers, waiting to rip up their first berm of the year. If you don’t have your equipment ready yet, do not worry – the local bike rental Sport Mitterer, stocked with top range SCOTT bikes will hook you up with everything you need. For the GraVity Card holders it gets even better! As a member of the leading bike park alliance, your pass will grant you access to this UCI World Cup bike park – the perfect place to start making new memories.

More information about bike rentals at Sport Mitterer can be found here: http://bike.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/bikeshop-bikeschool/shop-rent/

The first event is dedicated to riders who enjoy pushing their limits in difficult endurance races. On June 4th, the impressive rider line up will begin the MTB-stage race, BIKE Four Peaks, right here in Leogang. A few weeks later on July 8th – 10th the amateur road bike marathon, Peak Break, will also weave its way through Saalfelden Leogang.

More information about Bike Four Peaks on:
http://bike.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/events/2014/bike-four-peaks/

More information about the Peak Break race on:
http://bike.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/events/2014/peak-break-2014-the-alps-race/

Despite the awesome event calendar, there is one occasion that sticks out above the rest: the Out of Bounds Festival from June 12th to 15th. Never before has this weekend been jammed with so much action. While the global freeride elite attempt to impress the judges and spectators at the FMB World Tour Gold Event, 26TRIX, the downhill athletes will be racing for every tenth of a second during the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup. In between this action, the Four-crossers will be battling for the UCI rainbow-jersey at the UCI Four-cross World Championships.

Additional information and news about the Out of Bounds Festival can be found on:http://bike.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/events/2014/out-of-bounds-festival/ or on:http://www.facebook.com/OOB.Leogang

Next on the list is the brand new Biketember Festival. The weekend is guaranteed fun for the younger and more mature riders, who enjoy everything from cross-country trekking to grueling enduro and thrilling downhill. Everyone is coming to Saalfelden Leogang from September 19th to 21st. For kids aged between 3 – 16 years, the SCOTT Junior Trophy offers great competitive fun. On the schedule for the slightly older, more ambitious riders, is the iXS European Downhill Cup final. Last but far from least that weekend, Bikepark Leogang will host the final stop of the Specialized-SRAM Enduro Series for the first time.

It is no coincidence that enduro is making its way to the heart of Saalfelden Leogang. With its diverse trail network, the region is ideal for this challenging discipline. Outside of the internationally renowned Bikepark Leogang, there are over 720 kilometers of trails and tracks to discover, perfect for enduro enthusiasts!

Further information about the Biketember Festival can be found on: http://bike.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/events/2014/biketember-festival-2014/

Bikepark Leogang is constantly working to ensure a well-maintained and up-to-date site. That’s why the former-known Kids Mini Bikepark has been transformed into the biggest beginner’s bike park worldwide, now known as the Riders Playground. It is dedicated to beginners and the aspiring youth, looking to develop their skills on two wheels in a fun and safe environment. Situated directly beside the bottom station, it offers many possibilities such as drop lines, a pump track and some easy freeride lines. Everything needed to progress on to the faster, more challenging lines further up the mountain.

More information about Bikepark Leogang: http://www.bikepark-leogang.com/en/

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