A jam session-style contest, plenty of snacks, international and local riders all in a small trail center right outside of Vienna, and on top of that, perfect weather - we couldn't have asked for a better first edition of the Vienna Trail Brunch.
It all started with the opening of the Kenda AirLine at the Trail Center "Hohe Wand Wiese" earlier this year. With the Trail Brunch, we wanted to create a relaxed space where riders from different backgrounds come together, ride the new track and have a good time.
The event itself was invite-only: Sam Reynolds, Tracey Hannah, Fabien Cousinié and Vinci Vodan, Clemens Kaudela, Lucas Huppert and Stefan Garlicki were joined by Sam Hodgson and wild card riders Daniel Ruso, Christian Schriebl, Georg Fechter, Andi Brewi and Alex Meyer.
In the middle of the woods, right in between the AirLine, the table was set, and with snacks and coffee being served frequently, some riders joked that they'd be too heavy for the following jump session. The local kids' training group was surprised (and stoked!) to see some of their idols on home soil, and t-shirts, helmets and bikes soon were decorated with autographs.
The actual session was opened and closed by a rider's train, with each rider getting a chance to put down their most stylish run in between trains. The winners (Best Style: Christian Schriebl, Best Overall: Vinci Vodan, Best Trick: Daniel Ruso), were chosen by the riders, and Rider's Favorite (Georg Fechter) was decided by popular cookie-vote. To end the day, we celebrated Sam Reynold's 30th birthday with a small celebration and of course, cake.
A huge thank you to the crew of the Trail Center Hohe Wand Wiese, and to all the riders who took part and made this session absolutely incredible. Until next year!
Photography by Markus Fruehmann. Video by Creatur Agency. Filmed at Trail Center Hohe Wand Wiese