Saalfelden Leogang in the Salzburger Land, June 8th, 2011 – This weekend, it is already time for the Out of Bounds Festival! From June 10th to 19th, the heart of the freeride scene is beating in Saalfelden Leogang. Next to the sportive highlights such as the dirt contest 26TRIX, the UCI World Cup and much more, a great side program with a sky-high entertainment value completes the perfect festival feeling. The main music highlight is without a doubt the concert of Polarkreis 18 with their “Frei”-Tour on June 11th at the Leogang event hall.

From a sportive point of view, the Out of Bounds Festival has become one of the most important dates in the biking year and has been compared to Kokanee Crankworx Whistler not only because of the DH, 4X and freeride elite it draws. Also in 2011, bike fans of all mountain bike disciplines get their money’s worth: Next to the UCI World Cup on the first festival weekend, spectators get to cheer for their favourite athlete at the iXS European Downhill Cup on the second weekend. True bike fans should definitely not miss the prestigious dirt jump contest 26TRIX fueled by Monster Energy (June 16th – 18th), a Gold event of the FMB World Tour. And there are many more races and competitions all throughout the festival.

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After the Austrian fourcross talent Helene Valerie Frühwirt placed in the top ten at last weekend’s UCI World Cup stop in Fort William, the Viennese wants to attack the podium in her home country and improve her placement. Her fellow countrywoman and downhill-colleague Petra Bernhard is pursuing similar goals after just barely missing the top ten in Fort William.

The live concert of Polarkreis 18 with their “Frei”-Tour is without a doubt the highlight of the side program at the Out of Bounds Festival. Famous through their number one hit “Allein Allein” the rock band from Dresden is raising the roof on the first festival Saturday June 11th at 9pm, right after the fourcross finals. Tickets are available for sale in all branches of the Erste Bank and in selected branches of the Sparkasse bank, at www.spark7.com or over the phone +43 5 0100-10111 (reductions for all spark7 premium members and customers of Erste Bank or Sparkasse), as well as at tourism offices in Saalfelden and Leogang and the Leogang Cablecars.

For anyone who wants to find out what’s new in the industry, and take a peek behind the scenes of all the famous World Cup racing teams, the large expo area is definitely worth a visit. The bunnyhop contest and bbq on the second festival Friday (June 17th) will be a fun & yum highlight. If you are still in the shape to party, don’t miss the Override After Party fueled by Monster Energy on the last Out of Bounds Festival Saturday.

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4.000 Kilometer pure mountain biking bliss
Some of the best marked mountain bike trail, four international renowned bike parks, established bike regions, and quality certified bike hotels offered in the Salzburger Land region lay the perfect groundwork an unforgettable bike-vacation. The Mountain Bike World Cup at Leogang provides the sportive highlight of this year’s event calendar and preparations for the Mountain Bike World Championships 2012 are already in full swing. The icing on the cake are the convenient summer mountain trails, cottages, lakes and pools for the cool finale of an exciting day. www.salzburgerland.com

Further info can be found on the Out of Bounds Festival’s homepage: www.outofbounds.at/en

The complete schedule for the side events is available here: www.outofbounds.at/en/event/sideevents

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