Leogang, Salzburger Land, Austria, May 3rd 2012 – The bike outdoor season is about to start in only a few weeks, and also the Bikepark Leogang soon welcomes its first visitors. The mountain bike resort in the Salzburger Land will experience its most important season since the establishment in 2001 and it all begins with the traditional opening weekend in the mid of May. It is the prelude to an eventful year resulting in the season’s highlight at the end of August: The UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in Saalfelden Leogang.
The most important year starts with an extended opening weekend from May 16th to May 20th in the Bikepark Leogang. You got five entire days to get the rusty bones fit for the season and to check out the innovations in the park. Due to the upcoming UCI World Championships all nine trails from “Hangman” to “Terminator” had been completely reshaped. All downhill experts will get to meet some new interesting sections on the very demanding World Championship trail, making the notorious „Speedster“ a new experience, also for Leogang connoisseurs.
All lift passes have a 30% prize reduction, a quite fair offer to get to know the Bikepark Leogang!
Anybody who wants to improve his technical riding skills should take a lesson at the Bikeschool Leogang. Coach Michael Gölles is 3 times Austrian downhill champion and graduate in sport sciences. He and his team from the Gap-team offer special intense courses during the opening weekend from May 17th to 20th for all skill levels.
Within short time you will make an effort, due to the effective and innovative training methods in small groups at most with four participants, including an individual video analysis.
More Information about the Gap-coaching can be found on: LINK
Actually the month of May will bring some more highlights to Leogang: From 24th to 27th the Out of Bounds Festival takes place, obviously Austria’s, maybe even Europe’s best casted bike event: From the dirt jump notables at the 26TRIX fueled by Monster Energy to the downhill stars at the iXS European Downhill Cup or the 4X elite at their Euro Four Cross Series tour stop. No more wishes open at the Out of Bounds Festival for a bike enthusiast. One thing is sure: all world-class racers will come to Leogang for some test runs on the tracks of this year’s World Championships. So don’t miss the action!
Girls shred too – in Leogang for sure! From May 27th to 28th it is all about women’s power on two wheels. Two days in an exclusive female riding camp, a special offer from the Bike School Leogang.
For further information: LINK
The absolute highlight of the season will be at the end of August: The UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships in Saalfelden Leogang from August 29th to September 9th. The entire region is eagerly awaiting this event. Two weeks of mountain bike action on a world-class level will lure thousands of people to see their stars in action in Saalfelden Leogang. Over 800 active athletes are supposed to start in the various competitions. The world champion title is up for grabs in the disciplines of downhill, four cross, cross country, trials and for the first time cross country eliminator. This is an absolute mandatory date for every fan of mountain biking!
Frequent bikepark visitors should think about the option of a GraVity Card. This one-of-a-kind union of eleven leading European bikeparks helps saving a lot of money throughout the season and guarantees tons of fun and riding diversity.
For more information about the GraVity Card see: LINK
To find the right bike for you, the bike park owned shop Sport Mitterer offers a big range of bikes, from downhill and freeride to trekking and even E-Bikes – a free bike test included!
The Bikepark Leogang is looking forward to welcome you for an extraordinary season!