Big in Bavaria Vol.II

The international BIKE EXPO tradeshow does not only host the second edition of the BIG IN BAVARIA dirt jump competition, but also an open qualifying event called GO BIG OR GO HOME in Munich. Some of the big BMX and mountain bike names in dirt jumping already booked their trip to Munich from July 22nd to 25th. Overall 40,000 Euros prize money are waiting for them, as well as for the mountain bike riders important points for the freeride world ranking – the BIG IN BAVARIA is a “GOLD Event” of the FMB World Tour.

All ambitious rookies can register for the GO BIG OR GO HOME pre qualifyer on . The best 10 BMX and 10 best mountain bike riders will make their way into the BIG IN BAVARIA comp the day after. Take your chance compete against the pros. To get an impression, what these guys will show, please take a look on the official BIG IN BAVARA Vol.II teaser:

The BIG IN BAVARIA Vol.II turns the BIKE EXPO into the center of the dirt jump scene: The biggest prize fund in the dirt jump sport in Europe, a course featuring a big starting tower including a step down jump, a line of huge doubles and some of world’s best riders.

Among the mountain bike pros are well known names like Sam Pilgrim (GBR), Darren Berrecloth (CAN), Benny Korthaus (GER), Amir Kabbani (GER), or the Swedish trick machine Martin Söderström. The international BMX riders can’t wait to make their way to sunny Bavaria. The list includes American Ricardo Laguna, Dane Searls from Australia or the Brits Ben Hennon and Bas Keep. Germany will be well represented by the BMX icon Markus Hampl and Simon Moratz, who surprised last year’s BIG IN BAVARIA spectators and judges with a great performance and got third in the BMX finals.

All the ones, who want ride in Europe’s biggest Dirt Jump comp, have the chance to secure themselves one out of ten qualifying spots for the BIG IN BAVARIA by attempting the open qualifyer event: The GO BIG OR GO HOME is open for all riders that want to go big. The dirt line of the GO BIG OR GO HOME is smaller than the BIG IN BAVARIA, so it will be a nice warm up for those that qualify and will hit the big jumps. Just register on and you are in.

If you don’t want to compete at the GO BIG OR GO HOME, the BIKE EXPO is worth a journey anyway. Big brands like Adidas Eyewear, Alpina, Bionicon, Bikepark Leogang, BLK Market, BOS, CamelBak, Cannondale, Continental, Createbikes, Fatmodul, FSA, Gravity, Kali Protectives, Kona, KTM, Lezyne, Maloja, Maxxis, Mongoose, Morewood, Oakley, POC, Radon, Rose, Rotwild, Schwalbe, Shimano, Sombrio, Spank, SR Suntour, Selle Royal, Stereobikes, Straitline, TSG, Univega, Uvex, Wellgo and many more show their latest products – some of them already their 2011 product lines.

But its not only about the brands but the overall combination of the BIG IN BAVARIA Vol.II, GO BIG OR GO HOME, a diversified side program and test tracks for all visitors make the BIKE EXPO the place to be for the bike industry and all dirt jump fans from July 22nd to 25th.

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Photos by David Ulrich and Yorrick Carroux, courtesy od Rasoulution.