Black Hole bike fest in Koroška region remains as we know it for this year’s edition from July 23rd to 31st: with two main competitive events.
It started four years ago with a local event and now it is really becoming international. The Black Hole Bike Fest between Črna and Ravne na Koroškem to be held between July 23rd and 31st will be as we know and like it: built around two main competitive events.
The new name for marathon race is Black Hole All-mountain maraton and it will be held on Saturday 23rd. All-mountain because it is not a classic endurance race. Everyone who did it is aware of that. Distance and elevation cannot be compared to other marathons because here it is all about riding the trails of Koroška region forests. The three distances remain: the 50 km Black Hole marathon, the 31 km Classic marathon and the guided Perkmandelc marathon group ride. They all share the attractive part when they go through the abandoned mine shafts.
2015 marathon start with race director Kalči, photo by Boris Keber
Black Hole enduro will take place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st. It starts Friday evening with a street prologue in Ravne and continues on Saturday on Jamnica singletrail park trails. It ends with the classic longest stage and a bonus stage for top 30 on the underground (literally) trail.
No “normal” biker will be bored in between these two races: there is a SloXcup race for young riders on Sunday 24th, there are guided rides on the best local singletrack, a ladies’ day on bikes, bike tests, a MTB orienteering event (on 31st), workshops for kids, a film contest, evening parties … The festival also goes across the border to Petzen, Austria flow trail.
Black hole enduro 2015, photo by Manuela Lisjak
All the info on marathon and enduro is available on even website and the registration is open as well. It is cheaper to register early and you will be receiving a gift if you register early for the marathon.
If you already experienced it you will be back to Koroška and the BHBF. If you haven’t, then… it’s about time!
Top photo is from marathon start/finish area in Podpeca, photo by Boris Keber