Leogang Bikepark, opening weekend

The Bikepark Leogang celebrates a long opening weekend – from Thursday May 13th to Sunday 16th – with a whole bunch of news and attractions:
It’s not only the freshly built UCI Mountain Bike 4X World Cup track that is waiting to be shredded, but also a brand new foam pit, which guarantees easy trick progression. The “Kona Mystery Tour” gives you the chance to test Kona’s newest innovations for free, as well as the lift tickets are reduced by 30 percent.

Bikepark Leogang’s new 4X track promises high-class gravity fun on World Cup level. Well-known and experienced 4X World Cup racer Guido Tschugg designed and built the track that is getting finished in these days. The track is about 450 meters long and features numerous doubles, triples, big berms, rock gardens as well as a wooden step up step down combination.

The dirt jump and slopestyle fans might like the brand new foam pit even better. Now you can train your craziest tricks without any danger next to Bikepark Leogang’s gondola station. A separate “FoamPit Opening” session is held on Friday evening from 9 pm on, including a trick show as well as a big BBQ and live DJ set at the B3 cafe located directly next to it.

The “Kona Mystery Tour” hits Leogang on both weekend days, so you can test the evolutionary Kona Magic Link system on the 2010 Kona Cadabra and Coilair bikes for free.

Not enough: All lift tickets are reduced by 30% during all four opening weekend days – only seasonal tickets are excluded.
All trails will be opened from the middle station. You will also find new features on Bikepark Leogang’s „Hangman“ and “Flying Gangster” single trails.

Besides the potential savings, the new additions to the park and the opening weekend program, the upcoming events 2010 also promise lots of fun and action:

UCI Mountain Bike 4X & DH World Cup, June 18th to 20th:
First ever UCI World Cup tour stop in Leogang bringing together the world’s best 4X and downhill racers on challenging tracks, as well as promising crazy after race parties. Check www.mtb-worldcup.at for more detailed information.

Out of Bounds Festival, June 24th to 27th:
The legendary Out of Bounds Festival in Leogang emerged to a fantastic freeride festival including the 26TRIX contest (one of the world’s most popular dirt jump comps as well as a GOLD level event of the FMB World Tour 2010) and tour stops of the international iXS European Downhill Cup and the European Fourcross Series.

The Gap Camp, July 17th- 18th and September 11th-12th:
A two days freeride camp offered to beginners and advanced riders under supervision of the sports scientist and multiple Austrian downhill champion Michi Gölles.

FREERIDE magazine’s youth camp August 1st to 7th:
Big names of the freeride scene stand for individual practice possibilities and professional supervising. Among the pro coaches are Timo Pritzel, Rob J, Andi Wittmann, André Wagenknecht and Tibor Simai.

Closing Weekend October 1st to 3rd:
Year by year the closing weekend builds a glorious end of the bike park season including the traditional „Bikeabtrieb“ with reduced prices for the lift tickets and special offers in the bike park shop.

For any further information please check out the Bikepark Leogang website: www.bikepark-leogang.com.

Photos by Mattias Fredriksson courtesy of Rasoulution