Have you written to Santa yet? Next season GraVity Card opens 14 parks for you. Kranjska Gora, Slovenia new on the list.
In 2016 season the GraVity Card season ticket opens 14 European bike parks for you, one of them is in Slovenia. In 2015 there were 12 parks on teh list after cancellation of Maribor.
New family members are Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, and Brandnertal, Vorarlberg, Austria. There is no mention of Bike park Pohorje which was originally on the list for 2015 but was scratched out after it didn’t open in the spring.
Ins oem parks the season opens in April and the last ones close down in November. There are six months of shredding in between in parks in Austria (8 parks), Germany (2), Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and Slovenia (1 park each).
GraVity Card season ticket will cost you 415 euro for an adult, 332 euro for youth (1997-1999) and 208 euro for kids (2000-2009).
The tickets are now available from your closest GraVity Card park or online.
An overview of all 14 GraVity bike parks
Since the opening in 2001, Bikepark Leogang has established itself as one of the most renowned Bikeparks in Europe. The bike region Saalfelden Leogang and Bikepark Leogang were honored to host the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in 2012 and an annual UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup stop. Sensational competitions and thousands of enthusiastic visitors have made these events absolute highlights!
At Bikepark Leogang, mountain bikers can take advantage of the diverse range of trails and even ride the demanding world championship track. Numerous North Shore lines and single trials are available further up the Asitz Mountain, while Europe’s biggest Riders Playground and the GoPro Bagjump for beginners can be found at the base level. Saalfelden Leogang looks forward to welcoming you next season for some amazing mountain bike adventures.
Opening times: May 12th – October 16th 2016 (daily)
Top events 2016:
May 12th – 15th: Opening Weekend (-15% Lifttickets)
May 14th – 16th: Girls shred too – Ladies Bike Park & Freeride Camp
May 21st – 22nd: Jibbing Days – the Style Camp for Youngsters
June 9th – 12th: Out of Bounds Festival (UCI Mountain Bike Downhill Worldcup & 26TRIX)
June 14th – 16th: Bike Four Peaks
September 16th – 18th: Biketember Festival (iXS European Downhill Cup Finals, Specialized-SRAM Enduro Series Finals & SCOTT Junior Trophy)
Further information on: www.bikepark-leogang.com
Four mountains, four cable cars and a connected network of 400 km paths & trails as well as a great infrastructure – these are the ingredients for a biking paradise at its best. In addition to the wide range of trails for every age and skill level, the Freeride Region of Saalbach Hinterglemm attracts furthermore with pumptracks & technique area, bike & service shops, events & camps, guiding, a lively community, etc.
Special highlight: The BIG-5-BIKE Challenge guarantees maximum freeride feeling in one day.
Opening times: May 14th – October 26th 2016 (Please note the different operating times of the four cable cars)
Top events 2015:
July 7th – 10th: GlemmRide Bike Festival
July 29th – 31st Lake of Charity
September 8th – 11th: World Games of Mountainbiking
Further information on: www.saalbach.com/freeride and www.saalbach.com
Bikepark Zau[:ber:]g Semmering
The Bikepark Semmering covers a variety of routes for all levels of ability, with an overall park size of 12km. No matter if you are just cruising down the family trial, enjoying the umps at the freeride trial, riding the downhill track where the Austrian Championship takes place for pros, the slopestyle parks jump-line or the flowing sweet & sexy trail – our motto is “a bikepark for everyone“.
In 2014 Bikepark Semmering got 8 out of 10 points in a bikepark rating by the German “FREERIDE-Magazin“ and was awarded with the “FREERIDE-Bikepark-Tipp“.
Everything at one place: Bikestore.cc offers bikes, protectors, safety trainings and you can also service your bike! You can also rent or buy accessories and clothing. Not only you can book your bike gear online, you can also book your hotel room too! Bikestore.cc provides a perfect service!
Top events 2016:
May 5th : BBQ and season opening
August 12th–14th: 10th 24 Stunden Downhill Semmering 2016 „race the night”
Riders and material will be pushed to their limits at this worldwide unique 24-hour downhill race! This race takes place for the 9th time and has already strengthened its position and reputation in the Central European bike scene. Traditionally at noon the race starts in LeMans style to the song „Hells Bells“ by AC/DC.
Opening times 2016:
May and June: Weekly from Thursday to Sunday
July and August: Daily
September and October: Thursday to Sunday until October 26th
Further information at: www.semmering.com
Salzburg | Wagrain | Flying Mozart
Bikepark Wagrain is centrally located, only 60km south of Salzburg and close to the A10 motorway. In the winter time “Grießenkareck” is a popular skiing destination while in the summer months, its “flying Mozart” gondola takes mountain bikers to the top of the mountain. Beginners as well as experienced riders will make the most of Bikepark Wagrain. Its beginners park lower down will let you practice on easier obstacles and let your skills naturally grow before taking them all the way to the top.
The new “Hard Rock” trail starts from the top of the Flying Mozart cable car. The top sections feature a lot of turns with waves, short pump tracks and jumps. Lower down the trail becomes more raw and natural with exposed roots and twisty turns. The entire track is classified as “red” although please note that the middle section does contain some “black” parts which are more difficult and require greater attention. Rolling in a 1850 meters above see level, the panoramic views are breath taking and the 3.7km track simply exhilarating.
Opening times 2016:
May 26th – May 29th, June 4th/5th & June 11th/12th: 9:00am – 5:00pm
June 18th – June 30th: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
July 1st – September 4th: daily
September 6th – October 2nd: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Top Event 2016: August 6th + 7th: Symphony Jam Session Weekend
Further information on: www.bikewagrain.com
Gravity bikers are going mad about Austria’s longest downhill track where you can follow the tire marks of famous world cup riders like Sam Hill, Gee Atherton or Sam Blenkinsop. From the 1830 m high starting point you can shred your lines along the 4,5 km / 2mi downhill track but also enjoy varying levels of difficulty on the “Rookie Trail”, the “Flowline” as well as the “Jack Lumber Trail”.
The Alpreif Bikecenter provides bikers with any equipment they need and also serves as a perfect guiding point including bike and equipment rental with excellent advice. Events like “Shot in Thrill” Public Shooting presented by Lines Mag will be held again on July 16th including poster service on the spot. You get the chance to be shot by a professional photographer at some specially marked spots on the track of Bikepark Planai. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity for two good reasons: first you will have professional action shots of you, being published on the bikepark’s website and free available for download. Secondly, you will take part in an online voting and have the chance to win great prices!
Moreover, some trails have been reshaped and rerouted after the season 2015: Rookie Trail was rerouted on the first kilometers Downhill Pro got a new start section including another Step-Up Jump and a new section near the lake with a road gap and some tables The Lower Flowline was also rerouted after the road for about 1km
Opening times: Nonstop from May 26th to October 9th 2016
Top events 2016:
Mai 26th: Bikepark Opening with Big Backyard Sale and Riders BBQ
June 17-19th: Gravity Games 2016 incl. iXS European Downhill Cup
July 16th: Shot in Thrill presented by Lines Mag
August 18-21st: Planai Video Battle powered by Troy Lee Designs and finals on September 4th
October 8th: 4th international Shaper Games with BBQ and Season Closing Party
Further information on: www.bikeparkplanai.at
Germany’s bikepark with the widest variety of tracks: 10 professionally shaped courses with a total length of 11 km. From downhillers to slopestylers, from beginners to pros, in Winterberg there is something for everyone. In the last season the famous trail designer Joscha Forstreuter has newly built the so called Flow Shore track and extended the established North Shore track.
For the 2016 season the bikepark team is currently planning a whole new Flow Country Trail with a length of 1.6 km offering lots of downhill fun both for rookies and experienced freeriders. Germany’s unique six-person chairlift with a bike transportation system as well as the T-bar lift make queuing a thing of the past.
The Bikepark Winterberg offers everything that a biker’s heart desires: top rental bikes & equipment, MTB lessons, DH camps, food options for every budget and cheap accommodation incl. a discount on bikepark tickets, rental & lessons at Hostel Erlebnisberg Kappe which is just 200 m away.
Opening times: daily from April until November 1st 2016 (depending on weather)
Top events 2016:
May 13 – 16: iXS Dirt Masters, Europe‘s biggest Freeride Festival with 2000 participants and 35 000 visitors, numerous contests (DH, 4X, Slopestyle etc.), big expo area with 150 exhibitors, many side events & Vans Music Night, free entry
GIANT Testdays (tba)
Further information on: www.bikepark-winterberg.de and www.facebook.com/bikeparkwinterberg
MTB ZONE Bikepark Geisskopf is known as the world ́s first bike park and was established in 1999 by “Trailguru” Diddie Schneider. Our bike park offers 12 versatile and well-groomed trails and courses for all skill levels. All riders rolling down Germany ́s first and only “Flow Country Trail” shall be easy to recognize by the big smile on their face. The bike park provides a perfect terrain and appropriate trails for beginners, advanced and professionals. Surrounded by the Bavarian Forest, noted for the largest forest area in Europe, MTB ZONE Bikepark Geisskopf offers excellent conditions for Cross Country enthusiasts and All-Mountain riders. Stop by, we are looking forward seeing you soon!
Opening hours: April to November From 9:00am to 5:00pm (last gondola ride at 4:45pm)
Further information on: www.bikepark.net
In Central Europe, directly on the border of Bavaria, there is the place where you can find Bikepark Špičák. It is well known and popular especially for its freeride trails, which are interconnected and offer countless combinations. This year we are adding a brand-new section full of jumps and drops. This section is going to fill with enthusiasm especially those of you who prefer flying over riding the bike. Additional facilities also include a bike servicing station, bike school and showers. If you make a trip to Špičák, then definitely take your bike with you!!
Opening hours: June 5th to October 30th (please note the operating-times)
Top events 2015:
July 1th – 3th: iXS EDC
September 11th: Czech Enduro Series
Further information on: www.spicak.cz
The mountain bike region Wipptal knows how to make mountain bikers’ hearts pump faster: in June 2016, the Bikepark Tirol starts its fourth season. The perfectly shaped trails, optimal traffic connections and a very well maintained infrastructure make this new bike hot spot interesting for all mountain bikers throughout Europe. From the freeride trails, to the slopestyle area and the downhill track – the new bike park guarantees pure fun for beginners as well as for pro riders.
May 26th – June 19st: Saturday to Sunday (Friday 27 May open)
June 25th – September 11th: daily
September 17th – Ocotber 16th: Saturday to Sunday
Further information on: www.bikepark-tirol.at
Tyrol’s largest bikepark is a MTB-Playground with outstandingly well-maintained trails for every type of gravity-rider – from newcomer to freerider to downhiller. From gentle, banked cruisers through the forest to speedy freeride trails with endless airtime and tons of fun. With the Hill Bill Trail and the downhill track, the bikepark offers two unspoilt no-compromise trails as well. Recharge your batteries in the chill area at the bottom station with fresh made delicacies and end your day in a good session at the dirtline or pumptrack. You will leave the bikepark grinning from ear to ear.
NEW: Supernatural Flow-trail is ready to roll
Opening times: June 11th – October 23rd 2016 (daily 9:00am to 5:00pm)
August 1st -7th Rookie Training Days (Camp)
August 5th-7th MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Kona International Rookie Games including: iXS Rookies Cup, iXS International Rookies Championship, FMB Rookie of the Year Slopestyle, Pumptrack Session, Family Challenge)
Further information on: www.bikepark-sfl.at
The new bikepark is the heart of the whole bike destination. The five courses do not only differ in their levels of difficulty but also in their characters. The easy FLOWline is the best course for beginners and families. The SHOREline, the STYLEline and the PRIMEline with banked curves, wooden bridges, jumps, boxes and other elements are courses on a mid-grade difficulty. Finally the STRAIGHTline is the World Cup downhill course on the highest grade of difficulty. Together with the Skill Centre with pump track, slopestyle and jump area at the bottom station, Lenzerheide Bikepark is one of the largest bike parks in Switzerland.
Top Events 2015
July 8th-10th: UCI MTB World Cup Lenzerheide (XCO and DH)
August 26th-28th: TREK Bike Attack – The Original Freeride Race
September 17th-19th: testRIDE – biggest Bike Testival of Switzerland
Only weekends: May 5th to June 19th
Daily: June 25th to October 23rd
Only weekends: October 29th to November 6th
Bike World Jasná
Bike World Jasná is a Slovak bike park consisting of 6 trails from easy to difficult ones with a total length of 19 km. Beside this, it offers 4 comfortable cableways designed for bike transportation with an operational capacity of 280 bikers per hour. With its highest track starting at 2004m a.s.l and super elevation of 960m, Bike World Jasná is the highest located bike park in Slovakia. We provide complex services from bike rental with FR & DH bikes, bike school, service, kids’ area to bike shop and sports refreshments. The new attraction for the upcoming season is pump track. We are also part of a mobile application with the trails map during last season, available here
Opening times: May until September Monday to Sunday, from 8.00 am to 6.30pm
Top Events 2016:
24.5.2016 – Ride All U Can – First possible riding day in Jasná
26. 6. 2016 – Jasná Downhill Open – Slovak Downhill Cup 2nd round & Slovak Championship in Downhill with UCI rating
3.9.2016 – Bike Test Day & More – Downhill Competition from Mt.Chopok. Event for all – kids, parents, tourist & bikers
Further information on: www.jasna.sk
Bike Park Kranjska Gora – Living it up in the mountains!
The season in Bike Park Kranjska Gora is alredy in April in full swing! Bike Park is only 25 km away from Villach, 200 km from Graz, 380 km from Vienna, 115 km from Udine and 340 km from Munich. There are countless possible combinations of trails from start to finish in Bike Park Kranjska Gora. On 300 vertical meters, there are almost 20 km of trails. There are 5 basic trails and each of them has specific characteristics that inspire mountain bikers with various riding styles:
Family Business – the easiest trail in Bike Park will delight beginners and families.
Morning Wood (northshore trail ) – this trail is characterized by the classic northshore riding style on mostly wooden constructions.
Funky Jazz (enduro trail) – enduro riding style indicates the very beginnings of mountain biking and has in recent years become increasingly popular because it provides a fun ride to every skilful mountain biker.
Luft Waffe(l) (air-line) – this trail is constructed to guarantee as much time in the air as possible. The main characteristics of this trail are jumps and a relatively high speed, which is required to maintain connection between them.
DH Veetranz – (DH trail) – a classic downhill trail that has hosted many competitions in the past; its difficulty and complexity are worthy of competitions on the highest level. Bike Park Bikeshop in the finish area offers bikers everything they need. There is Giant bike rental, bike accessories, we offer bike camps and bike service. Not only you can book everything on-line, at the same time you can also book accommodation in House Berghi (www.berghi.si)!
Opening times 2016:
22.04. – 02.05. daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
03.05. – 31.05. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
01.06. – 11.09. daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
12.09. – 23.10. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24.10. – 31.10. daily from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m.
In the period from 15.07.2016 to 21.08.2016 daily until 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 6 p.m.
Top Events 2016:
23.04. – Opening Weekend Party
06.05. – 08.05. IXS DH CUP
03.09. – 04.09. SloEnduro (Slovenian Enduro) Cup Race
24.9. – Season End Party Bike camps (3 days)
24.6. – 26.6. – Junior Bike Camp (for everyone younger than 18 years)
01.07. – 03.07. – Bike Camp Open (Alle)
08.07. – 10.07. – Girls Bike Camp (Ladies bike-camp)
26.08. – 28.08. – Senior Bike Camp (for young at heart, not necessarily of young age
Further information on: www.bike-park.si