Bike City Innsbruck: City meets Mountain Bike

Bike City Innsbruck
Bike City Innsbruck ©Tommy Bause

Bike City Innsbruck: City meets Mountain Bike

Spectacular trails, taking bikers directly from the impressive mountains around Innsbruck into the city, the new Bikepark Innsbruck with offers for bikers of all skill levels and cycle connoisseurs, and Crankworx, the largest Mountain Bike Gravity Festival in the world, where the local bike scene meets with international stars: The Bike City Innsbruck lives up to its name and excites mountain bikers with sporty challenges and urban events.

Touring riders will find an incomparable offer in and around Innsbruck: 115 km of marked mountain bike trails, ranging between 600 and 2,250 meters in altitude, make it easy to find a favourite route. Always included - a place to relax on cosy huts and mountain pastures, where one can meet some local people who are happy to provide tips for the next tour.

What Innsbruck has to offer in terms of biking is constantly being upgraded, especially for downhill riders and free riders: the Bikepark Innsbruck in Mutters and Götzens tempts with four impressive trails, perfectly developed tracks and its own training ground. With extraordinary views, carefully designed trails over steep curves and ridge leaps or passages with a 70% gradient, the Nordkette single track is the most spectacular single track in Europe, and a real challenge for downhill professionals from near and far. The Hungerburg Trail, Arzler Alm Trail and the trails being planned in the Axamer Lizum round off the offer.

Cable cars and gondola lifts carry riders and bikes to the trails in all areas – ensuring that the focus is fully on riding down the slopes!

Crankworx is coming to Innsbruck from 21 to 25 June 2017

Whistler, Rotorua, Les Gets - and from now on Innsbruck: The biggest mountain bike gravitation event in the world - Crankworx - will stop in Innsbruck for the first time this summer. This means "action pure" with the world’s top bikers, a fringe program with festival character and an expo area where renowned exhibitors will present the latest products and trends.

Five competitions are planned: A Downhill competition, a Slopestyle, a Dual Speed and Style competition, as well as a Whip Off and Pumptrack contest. The Bikepark Innsbruck will be the centre for the competitions and fringe programme, where enthusiastic spectators can compete with the stars of the scene for free – no entrance fee! Children can take part in their own "Kidsworx" event, and there will be organized shuttles for all visitors who want to get to know Tyrol as the “bike destination” that will be going to bike hotspots like the Bike Republic Sölden, the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, the Bergeralm in Steinach, and the Elferlifte in Neustift.

Second Edition for the Downhill Cup Innsbruck

After the successful debut in 2016, the Innsbruck “Downhill-Kings and –Queens” will be crowned again this year. The City of Innsbruck, the Innsbruck Nordkettenbahnen, the Bikepark Innsbruck and the Mountainbike DH & Freeride Association have raised the ante for the Downhill Cup Innsbruck 2017. The First Downhill Cup will take place on 18 + 20 August at the Bikepark Innsbruck. In September (2nd + 3rd) the athletes will face the challenges of the Nordkette single track. The final, during which the Specialized Rookies Cup by ISX will also be held, will be decided in October (7th + 8th) in the Bikepark Innsbruck. The Bike City Innsbruck has already celebrated the official start to the bike season in May – but a diverse programme and events around the Cup’s opening in the Bikepark Innsbruck is yet to come!

New this Summer: Bike City Card: 1 Ticket - 4 Mountains

Mountain bikers and downhill riders will be able to enjoy even more fun in the Bike City Innsbruck from 25 May 2017 onwards. With only one ticket, the Bike City Card, it will be possible to use all of the trail areas around Innsbruck: The trails on the Nordkette, the Bikepark Innsbruck in Mutters / Götzens, the Bikepark Tirol in Steinach and the EinsEinser Trail in the Stubai Valley! After their completion, the trails in the Axamer Lizum will also be included in this list. The Bike City Card is available for one to five days and lets holders visit multiple trail areas on the same day. In addition to that, the cable cars and gondolas corresponding to the trails are also included in the ticket for unlimited use.

There will be exclusive special conditions for the validity period of the Bike City Card: the ticket is available for one to five days and can be activated until up to seven days starting from the date of purchase. This gives absolute flexibility to all (mountain) bikers and the option to react to and plan for wind and weather. What is more, changing between individual areas on the same day is not a problem – this allows for making the most of the time on and one’s enjoyment of the trails in and around Innsbruck!

Day ticket are available starting from € 36.00 at all participating mountain railway companies and the “Innsbruck Information”. More information can be found under: www.bikecity-innsbruck.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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