Now the off-season for bikers is in full swing, it is time to start planning your 2015 bike park tour. What could possible get you more stoked than a full season open pass to Europe’s best bike parks. All you need is the Gravity Card! Endless trails, hits, berms and steep shoots right at your fingers tips. This year the card is worth more than ever with two new bike parks, Lenzerheide (CH) and Jasná (SK) are joining the family. The Gravity Card is an ideal present for everyone, looking to make the most of the upcoming season.
Christmas - the smell of cinnamon, roasted nuts and mulled wine tantalizes the festive period but for bike park lovers, the Gravity Card is not just a tease. Enthusiastic bikers can already order their ticket to open bike parks and enter a world of endless shredding from April 18th – November 1st. No queues, no hassle, no limitation – just pure riding!
The Gravity Card is the ideal Christmas present, because it gives you an entire season in the park with friends, making memories and helping you progress riding skills. Flat rate riding is now here. The most important dates can be found in the overview below.
There are more reasons than ever to get your 2015 GraVity Card. The season pass will now include the Swiss bike park Lenzerheide. Bikers can chose from five new trails in the bike park, which opens on May 15th. Trails between the middle station Scharmoin and the valley station Rothorn, offer everything for beginners as well as challenging pro lines and north shore elements featuring big drops. Those who want to practice the really big jumps can comfortably drop into the Big Air Bag or hit the Graubünden dirt jump park. Further information about bike park Lenzerheide can be found here: lenzerheide.com
Now, you can also venture into the beautiful wilderness of Slovakia, to the Rocky Mountain Bike World Jasná. Spread out across 9 tracks, the new member in the mountainous region of the Low Tatras has everything a biker’s heart could desire – from family friendly trails to technical and demanding tracks. The diverse landscape has been utilized to a maximum thanks to the input from pro riders like Filip Polc. His creativity into the design of the bike park, makes it an adventure for everybody. More details about bike world Jasna can be found here: www.jasna.sk/rocky-mountain-bike-world-jasna/
The 396 Euro (youth 315 Euro, kids 198; prices for 2015) will pay off very quickly for frequent bikers. For that price, bikers have free entry to some of the best parks in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slowakia and Slovenia. Consistently well maintained tracks, brilliant infrastructure and a huge array of trails can be accessed with one ticket. The hardest question of the day will be which trail to hit next!
Frequent bikers and bike enthusiasts not only save money with the Gravity Card but can also say goodbye to waiting in line. With the flat rate ticket you can jump to start of the queue before jumping your way down a flowy trail. Technical tracks, flowy trails, dirt jumps, pump tracks and so much more – you name it, the GraVity Card has it!
The GraVity Card can be purchased online or at the participating bike parks.
Further information at www.gravity-card.comBikepark Leogang
The bike region of Saalfelden Leogang and Bikepark Leogang were honored with the hosting of the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships and the yearly UCI Mountain Bike Downhill Worldcups. Sensational competitions and thousands of fascinated visitors made these events absolute mountain bike fests! Get yourself on the trails and check out the demanding world championship course or have a ride on freeride and North Shore single trials! On the 9 different trails as well as in the Riders Playground at Bikepark Leogang every rider, whether rookie or pro will find his favorite challenge.
May 14th – October 26th 2015
Top events 2015:
May 14th-17th: Opening Weekend (-15% lift tickets)
May 23rd-25th: Girls shred too - Ladies Bike Park & Freeride Camp
June 11th-14th: Out of Bounds Festival (UCI Mountain Bike Downhill Weltcup & 26TRIX)
July 19th-23rd: Rookie I - Bikepark & Freeride Camp für Youngsters
September 19th-21st: Biketember Festival (iXS European Downhill Cup Finale & SCOTT Junior Trophy)
Further information on: www.bikepark-leogang.com
- Freeriding in its purest form
4 cable cars on 4 different mountains 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 pumptrack & 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.
May 14th – October 26th 2015 (Please note the different operating times of the four cable cars)
Top events 2015:
July 2nd – 7th: Bikes and Beats Festival
July 24th – 26th: Lake of Charity
September 10th – 13th: World Games of Mountainbiking
Further information on: www.saalbach.com/freeride
Bikepark Zau[:ber:]g Semmering
No matter if just cruising at the family trial, enjoying many jumps 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 our 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, safty trainings and also to service your bike! You can also rent or buy any accessories and clothing. Not only you can book your bike gear online, you can also book your hotelroom too! Bikestore.cc provides a perfect service!
Top events 2015:
May 9th-10th: BBQ and season opening
May 23rd-24th: 6th Zau[:ber:]g Downhill ÖSTM/ÖM DHI 2015
It’s on again! At the Austrian Championship, taking place during the 6th Zau[:ber:]g Downhill, it will go down again and all riders will fight for every second.
The all year downhill trial at the bikepark Zau[:ber:]g Semmering with a lenght of 2200 meters and an altitude difference of 350 meters offers perfect conditions for a state championship! The trial was already prepared before season closing 2014 and will put all competitors a big smile in their faces.
August 8th–9th : 9th 24 Stunden Downhill Semmering 2015 „race the night”
Human and material will be pushed to their limits at this world wide unique 24hour downhill race! This race takes place the 9th time and has already strenghten its position and reputation in central european bike scene. Traditionally at noon the race starts in LeMans style to the song „Hells Bells“ by AC/DC.
May and June: weekly from Thursday to Sunday (daily at the displayed operating times)
July and August: daily
September and October: weekly from Thursday to Sunday until October 25th
From 9:00am to 5:00pm
Further information on: www.bikeparksemmering.at
Bikepark Wagrain Salzburg
| Wagrain | Flying Mozart
Centrally located, only 60 km south of Salzburg and conveniently close to the highway Tauernautobahn A10. The great mix of shaped trails like the “On Air” and the root-peppered single trails “Angry Ants” and “Memories” are a challenge for pros and adrenalin-junkies, but are also the perfect start for beginning gravity riders. The planning and preparations for 2015 are already fully on – you can be excited for next season! One thing is for sure: Bikepark Wagrain will be restored and extended! More information coming soon!
Dates of operation:
May 22nd to 25th (Pentecost)
May 29th to 31st (Friday to Sunday)
June 4th to 7th (Corpus Christi)
June 12th to 14th (Friday to Sunday)
June 16th to 14th (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday)
July 11th to September 6th: DAILY
September 9th to 27th: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday)
9:00pm to 5:00pm
Top event 2015:
August 1st / 2nd: Symphony Jam Session Weekend
Further information on: www.bikewagrain.com
– 1,000 vertical meters of pure adrenaline!
Bikepark Planai is one of the most versatile in the Alpes and offers diversity for riders of all skill levels. Starting at 1.830 meters above sea level, 11 different trails lead down to the valley. The Alpreif Bikecenter in the finish area provides everything riders need and are happy to lend a helping hand. As additional service, “Guidings” for beginners and advanced riders riders are provided. Race-proven guides introduce bike newbies to the downhill sport and help to improve skills quickly in intense, but playful trainings.
Events like “Shot in Thrill” Public Shootings will be held again in 2015. 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. And secondly after every shooting you will take part in an online voting on the bikepark’s Facebook fanpage and have the chance to win great prices!
Moreover the new Rookie Trail at the “Speichersee” wil be opened!
nonstop from May 23rd to October 4th, respectively October 10th and 11th 2015
Top events 2015:
June 19th to 21st: Gravity Games 2015
Further information on: www.bikeparkplanai.at
– Germany’s bikepark with the widest variety of tracks: 10 professionally shaped courses with a total length of 10 km. From downhillers to slopestylers, from beginners to pros, in Winterberg there is something for everyone. For the 2015 season all tracks will be worked over and optimised and there will even be a new Flow Country track…provided the building authorities will be giving the green light. The six-person chairlift which went into operation in 2014 makes 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, catering for every budget and cheap accommodation incl. a discount on bikepark tickets & lessons at Hostel Erlebnisberg Kappe which is just 200 m away.
Early April until November 1st
Top event 2015:
May 22nd – 25th: iXS Dirt Masters – Europe’s biggest Mountainbike Freeride Festival: more than 35,000 spectators, 180 exhibitors in the expo area and 1,800 riders from 20 different countries.
Contests: iXS German Downhill Cup, SKS Slopestyle, BikeUnit 4X Rumble, TSG Cash for Tricks, etc.
Further information on: www.bikepark-winterberg.de
Specialized Bikepark Pohorje
2014 – A ride to remember!
The season at Specialized Bike Park Pohorje is already in full swing since April! We open first and close last – Europe’s longest bike park season! Just 60 km from Graz, 250 km from Vienna, 350 km from Budapest and 450 km from Munich, you can descend 717 vertical meters and ride almost 15 km of: endless flowing, technical and rooty Freeride trails, a new slopestyle course, the legendary World Cup Trail, a bike camp, good food & party atmosphere, bag jump and a dirt park & BMX line. Each trail offers a different flavor for all styles of riding!
Early April until early November
Further information on: www.bikeparkpohorje.si
MTB Zone Bikepark Bischofsmais
is renowned as the world ́s first bike park and was established in 1999 by well-known “Trailguru” Diddie Schneider. Our Bike Park offers 12 versatile and well-groomed trails and courses for all skill levels. Rolling down Germany ́s first and only “Flow Country Trail”, all riders 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, 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 to seeing you soon.
April to October
From 9:00am to 5:00pm (last gondola ride at 4:45pm!)
Further information on: www.bikepark.net
The Spicak Bike Park is situated in the Böhmerwald protected landscape area, on the border with Bavaria. Famous and renowned for its freeride-trails that intersect and connect with other trails and therefore you can choose from numerous variations of runs that suit you best. For the next year we are preparing changes and innovation on the downhill track, where the iXS EDC regularly takes place. At the lower chair lift station you will find a bike renting point offering new AGang bikes this year. Additional facilities also include a bike servicing station, bike school and showers. If going to Spicak, then on a bike!
May 30th to October 25th (please note the operating-times)
Top events 2014:
August 14th to 16th: iXS EDC
September 13st: 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 2015, 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 29th – June 21st: Friday to Sunday
June 26th – September 13th: daily
September 14th – September 27th: Friday to Sunday
Further information on: www.bikepark-tirol.at
Tyrol’s largest bikepark is a fantastic attraction with its outstandingly well maintained trails which appeal to every type of biker – from beginner to freerider to downhiller. Shredders, young and old, feel perfectly at home on the three flowing beginner trails. The very fast freeride trails for advanced bikers guarantee endless airtime and all the fun of biking. With the no-compromise Hill Bill as well as the new downhill course, the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis can now also offer two unspoilt trails, spiced up with northshores and passages over tree root mats and boulders. In the high mountains there’s the additional attraction of the Frommes Trail with a single trail descent of more than 1,000 metres. Stylers are well provided for in the dirt park and slopestyle, and there’s fun to be had improving your technique in the pump track. For the youngest bikers there‘s the Kids Park with beginners’ obstacles specially designed for children. Those new to the bikepark can gain their first experiences in the Training Area. And to ensure that your strength doesn’t desert you, you can re-charge the batteries with freshly made delicacies at our snack bar in the Chill Area at the valley station.
New in 2015:
June 13th to October 18th (daily at the displayed operating times)
Top Events 2015:
August 6th to 9th: Kona MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis for bike young guns (including iXS Rookies Cup, iXS international Rookies Championships, Austrian DH Cup, FMB-Bronze O’Neal Rookies Slopestyle, Rookies Enduro Challenge; Pumptrack Session, Father/Mother & Son/Daughter 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 is one of the largest bike parks in Switzerland.
Top Events 2015
July 3.-5.: UCI MTB World Cup Lenzerheide (XCO and DH)
July 17.-19.: iXS Swiss Downhill Cup Lenzerheide
August 7.-9.: TREK Bike Attack – The Original Freeride Race
September 11.-13.: TrailTrophy Lenzerheide – The Spirit of Enduro
September 19.-21.: testRIDE – biggest Bike Testival of Switzerland
Only weekends: May 14th to June 13th
Daily: June 20th to October 25th
Only weekends: October 31st to November 8th
Bike World Jasná
is Slovak bike park consisting of 9 trails from easy to difficult ones with a total length of 19 km. Beside this, it offers 3 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. Bike world Jasná is a quickly developing bike park which has undergone various changes and made progress during its existence in the last two years. We provide complex services from bike rental with FR & DH bikes, bike school, service, kids area to bike shop and sports refreshments. Even we started up a mobile application with the trails map during last season, available: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/liptov/id885032984?ls=1&mt=8
April until September
Monday to Sunday, from 8.30am to 5.00pm
Top event 2015:
June 19th – 21st: SLOVAK DOWNHILL CUP, 3rd round – Slovak biggest downhill contest: 300 riders from 4 different countries.
Other events: Bike Season Opening, Big Bike Test Day, Ride All you Can vol.1 & vol.2,
Further information on: www.jasna.sk/en/rocky-mountain-bike-world-jasna