From June 24th to 27th, just four days after the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Leogang will host the fifth anniversary of the Out of Bounds Festival – the biggest freeride event in Austria, including the 26TRIX dirt jump comp, an iXS European Downhill Cup and the iXS FourX Race. The 26TRIX is an official “GOLD Event” of the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour and welcomes not only the best European riders, but also a whole bunch of the big names from abroad: Brandon Semenuk (CAN), Darren Berrecloth (CAN), Paul Basagoitia (USA), Graham Agassiz (CAN), Jamie Goldman (USA), Mike Montgomery (USA) or Cam McCaul (USA). All ambitious gravity fans can register for the iXS European Downhill Cup as well as for the iXS FourX Race on: www.ixsdownhillcup.com/login_form?set_language=en . Both races will be held on the same tracks like the UCI World Cup, so take your chance and rock the world class trails, especially the brand new 4X track built by Guido Tschugg.
The highlight of the Out Of Bounds Festival, the 26TRIX, unites the who is who of the global dirt jump scene in the little Austrian town Leogang located in the SalzburgerLand. The improved “Airtime Line” with two super sized doubles as well as the other 9 jumps of the 26TRIX course promise the over 60 athletes from more than 15 countries pure flow. Among them are:
Niki Leitner (AUT)
Brandon Semenuk (CAN)
Darren Berrecloth (CAN)
Graham Agassiz (CAN)
Andreu Lacondeguy (ESP)
Pierre Edouard Ferry (FRA)
Yannick Granieri (FRA)
Amir Kabbani (GER)
Andi Wittmann (GER)
Benny Korthaus (GER)
Simon Kirchmann (GER)
Trond Hansen (NOR)
John Alm Hogman (SWE)
Linus Sjoholm (SWE)
Martin Soderstrom (SWE)
Grant Fielder (GBR)
Sam Pilgrim (GBR)
Cameron McCaul (USA)
Jamie Goldman (USA)
Paul Basagoitia (USA)
The 26TRIX will be split up in a pre-qualifying, qualifying and a finals day: pre qualifications are scheduled for Thursday 24th from 5:00pm, qualifications on Friday 25th from 5:00pm as well as the Saturday 26th features the grand finals (also 5:00pm). Be prepared to watch sixty riders battling for their way into the finals. The 15 finalists will have three runs to get a good junk of the 10,000 Euros prize money. In order to guarantee the best 26-inch trick action, only the best run counts and determines the winner of the 26TRIX. For all the bike park visitors that want to work on their tricks: a brand new and big sized foam pit is waiting at the gondola station.
But the Out Of Bounds Festival is not only about huge tricks. Austria’s biggest freeride event has a well-packed event schedule:
Thursday, June 24th:
5:00pm – 7:30pm pre-qualifying 26TRIX
Friday, June 25th:
5:00pm – 7:00pm qualifying 26TRIX,
7:00pm qualifying iXS FourX Race
8:00pm a big BBQ party including Bunny Hop contest
Saturday, June 26th:
2:30pm iXS European Downhill Cup: seeding runs
5:00pm – 6:30pm grand finals 26TRIX.
7:00pm Finals iXS FourX Race
8:30 pm “The Alps Party” at the Sportarena Leogang
Sunday, June 27th:
12:30pm finals iXS European DH Cup
The brand new 4X course was built just four weeks ago for the UCI World Cup and features some nice doubles, triples, a rock garden, a wooden step up and step down as well as a muggle section. So enjoy your ride at the iXS FourX Race. The riders, who are competing at the iXS European Downhill Cup in Leogang, will also face the official UCI DH World Cup track with a length of 2.3 kilometers and a vertical drop of 480 meters. Bikepark Leogang’s downhill track called “Speedster” is known as a technically very challenging one. But not only pro riders are meant to take part. Also amateurs are welcome to register for the iXS European Downhill Cup as well as for the iXS FourX Race on:
If you are still looking for a bargain to enjoy the Out of Bounds Festival in Leogang, please take a look on Kona World Travels and their special offer: www.konaworld.com/kwt.cfm?content=leo2010 .
A well-stuffed package including equipment rental, tour guidance, lift tickets, six nights in a 3-Star Hotel, and even more specials for only 762 Euros.
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For further information about the Bikepark Leogang, its events for 2010 and the variety of available trails, please visit: www.bikepark-leogang.com .