Hall of Dirt is getting ready

Since last Monday shovels have been working hard at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart. By Friday morning, the work will be done and the athletes will take center stage. The masterpiece will be the dirt jumps in the middle of the arena where an international rider elite will be throwing down awesome tricks all weekend during Hall of Dirt. Surrounding the huge jumps will be a carefully planned cross-country course, which will raise the pulse and test the stamina of all participants. You will not want to miss an event of this caliber! If you cannot attend the Sparkassen MountainBike Festival 2014 then hope is not lost – the action will be brought to you live from Stuttgart on Saturday from 8.00 pm (CET) and then on Sunday from 3.30 pm (CET).


The course construction is in full swing. The challenging dirt line for the FMB World Tour Silver event will keep the world-class athletes on their toes but also give them the perfect opportunity to lay down their most awesome tricks. The 120-meter track built by Markus Hampl and his crew features an impressive drop from the second floor of the arena and then three consecutive jumps, carefully shaped from roughly 1,600 cubic meters of dirt. This will guarantee maximum airtime! Riders like Sam Pilgrim, Anton Thelander and Anthony Messere are a few of the heavy weights waiting to roll out this weekend.


Missing the Hall of Dirt is simply not an option, luckily the FMB World Tour will broadcast the live stream direct from the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle: Saturday, 29 March from 8.00 pm (CET) the Hall of Dirt Nations Cup and the Best Trick Competition and on Sunday, 30 March from 3.30pm (CET) the Finals & Superfinals. The event will be commented by none other than Troy Manering and renowned German dirt biker Benny Korthaus.

Follow this link for the live webcast: http://www.fmbworldtour.com/en/news/hall-of-dirt-live-webcast-30th-march-2014.html

Here is the full schedule for Hall of Dirt:

Friday, 28 March
10.00 am – 1:00 pm Practice Pre-Qualifying
2.00 – 5.00 pm Practice Pre-Qualifying
5.00 – 7.30 pm Pre-Qualifying

Saturday, 29 March
3.00 – 6.00 pm Practice
06.45 pm Signing Session FMB World Tour tent
7.00 – 8.00 pm Warm-up Hall of Dirt Nations Cup
8.00 – 8.45 pm Hall of Dirt Nations Cup
9.00 – 9.45 pm Best Trick Competition
From 10.00 pm Riders Party

Sunday, 30 March
09.30 – 11.30 am Practice & Warm-up
11.50 am – 1.50 pm Qualifying
2.30 pm Signing Session FMB World Tour tent
3.00 – 3.30 pm Warm-up Finals
3.30 – 4.30 pm Finals & Superfinals


Fans will get their chance to crown three winners during the Hall of Dirt Nations Cup on Saturday. Riders will create teams of three and jump right behind each other like a train along the course. In the first two rounds the judges will score the runs and decide which teams will move forward. In the finals the applause of the spectators will determine, who will take the home win.

More information about the Sparkassen MountainBike Festival can be found on Facebook under: www.facebook.com/SparkassenMountainBikeFestival.