Salzkammergut Mountainbike Trophy 2019
- 12.07.2019 / 14:00 - 23:00
- 13.07.2019 / 05:00
- 14.07.2019 / 09:00 - 17:00
It all started in 1998. 220 hard-boiled bikers competed in the first trophy. 20 of them on the extreme track, but only 10 athletes finished.
Throughout the years, the Trophy team has constantly expanded its range of tracks and now offers suitable routes for all performance classes and also for newcomers. This year there are seven different distances to choose from: in addition to the extra distance of 210 kilometers, there are routes over 22, 37, 53, 74 and 119 kilometers as well as the technically demanding "all-mountain" track with 55 kilometers. A great addition to this top Mountainbike event weekend is the SCOTT Junior Trophy, the unicycling competitions, the innovative Bosch eMTB Trophy and the new Gravel Marathon powered by Dachstein-Salzkammergut!
The Salzkammergut Trophy starts at 5 o'clock for the 900 toughest mountain bike athletes. Because at this time the extreme distance of 210 km starts at the marketplace of Bad Goisern. Powerful 210 kilometers and an incredible 7,119 vertical meters will again be in front of the participants of the toughest mountain bike marathon in Europe.
The prestigious black finisher shirt of the A-driver has become a cult object!
The individual marathon routes of the Salzkammergut Trophy are considered attractive and very selective. In particular, the long loop of the A-riders over 210 km is one of the most impressive all over Europe and has already achieved cult status. The athletic and mental strength has to be absolutely top-notch of the starters because they have to take tremendous efforts and have to face multible challenges during this extreme distance. Often, the dream for the coveted, black finisher shirt for many only fulfilled in the second or third participation. Therefore, it is not surprising that every year more and more A-riders are already at dawn at the starting line in Bad Goisern. And for some, the race day comes to an end in the late evening hours, when the winners have long been established.
On the unicycle downhill!
A real spectacle is right at the start of the Trophy weekend. On Friday evening, more than 100 unicycle downhillers rush 500 meters in altitude from the Predigstuhl into the valley to Bad Goisern. This sensational downhill has blossomed into a popular fixture in the unicycle scene. It's going to be especially thrilling, as the Austrian unicycle downhill champions will be crowned at this year's race!
To the unicycle downhill
SCOTT Junior Trophy - offspring on the bike!
The youth competition will be started in the center of Bad Goisern on Sunday, as well as on most of the routes the day before. The kids will have 2 competitions to choose from!
Playful in the course - at race pace at XC-Race!
The "course competition" is less about speed, more important is the skill! The classification into the different categories does not take place according to the age, but according to the wheel size or according to the abilities of each participant.In the course the young bikers can without overcome all the time pressure various obstacles and playfully prove their driving skills.All children get a start number, but there is no evaluation or ranking in accordance with the Olympic spirit!
The "XC-Race", on the other hand, is intended for experienced and ambitious young bikers of the years 2004 to 2012. The start takes place in groups separated by age groups.
Own trophy shirt and gingerbread medals for all Juniors!
But whether in the course or at the XC race: At the finish, all participants receive a gingerbread commemorative medal and a Trophy T-shirt. The children and adolescents will also be rewarded with many great prizes following the award ceremony. The main prizes are a SCOTT mountain bike and a pair of Fischer skis.
To the "Junior Trophy"
NEW: "Gravel Marathon powered by Dachstein-Salzkammergut"!
The organizers are constantly striving to implement new wheel trends through additional competitions at the Salzkammergut Trophy. With Fatbikes or Tandems can be taken on all routes for several years.
On the 14th of July there will be an own rating for Gravelbike's. The distance for it is 63 kilometers and 2,076 altitude difference and is almost identical to that of the C-distance. However, the Hallstatt Salt Mountain does not have to be beaten by the "Crossers" in 2018. The start takes place in a separate starting block from Obertraun.
Two-thirds of the "Gravel Marathon powered by Dachstein-Salzkammergut" run along gravel or forest roads and are therefore ideal for cross-country and cross-country bikes.
To the gravel Marathon
"Bosch eMTB Trophy"
After the successful premieres in previous years, there will once again be a separate route for e-bikes in 2018 as part of the Salzkammergut Trophy.
E-bike lap: 32 kilometers and 1,200 vertical meters in the middle of the wonderful World Heritage region!
The race distance for the pedelecs is 32.5 kilometers and overcomes 1,180 vertical meters. The already known competition mode from previous years will be further expanded in 2018. There will be 5 sections of track in which timekeeping takes place.
In this mode, the participants must on the one hand pay attention to an economical driving style, so that the battery support is also given to the finish, on the other hand, driving skills and skill is required in the trails.
In addition, the "Bosch eMTB Trophy" in Bad Goisen will be packed into its own racing series together with the eBike competitions in Riva on Lake Garda (ITA) and Willingen (GER).
To the e-MTB competition
eMTB test and guided eMTB tours!
During the entire Trophy weekend, there will be the opportunity at the bike fair to test over 100 eMTBs of various brands, on the one hand on a signposted test track, but also on guided tours with local guides. Especially recommended are the sunset ride and the "sunrise tours" to the passage point of the A and B routes at the "Eternal Wall"!
To the bike tours
Supporting the program: bike fair, dirtbike show and after-race party!
The three event days will be accompanied by the Bike Fair. More than 80 exhibitors can provide mountain bike fans with information about the latest products and developments, as well as shopping. At many stands, there are special offers and competitions. A tour pays off for all visitors and not just for race participants. At the stands, current test bikes - both mountain bikes and eMTBs - are waiting to be put through their paces. Experienced team mechanics are gathered at the service stands to provide advice and assistance for all visitors to their bike problems. Also represented are numerous clothing manufacturers who present their trendy products.
For all party tigers there's a pre race party on Friday evening in the marquee. And after the marathon on Saturday at 11 pm, the legendary "After-Race-Party" starts in the covered courtyard of Schloss Neuwildenstein.
To the program
General price information:
12.07.2019, 14:00 - 23:00
Event location: municipal office Bad Goisern
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