The 2019 edition of The Audi Nines MTB is right around the corner. Here are some details on the upcoming event in the Hunsrück-Hochwald region of Germany. The Audi Nines will once again turn the old stone quarry near the town of Birkenfeld into a mountain bike's paradise from the 9th to 14th of September, 2019. For 2019, they've added a Public Contest Day on the final day. Details:Public Contest Day & Prize Giving
For the very first time, The Audi Nines will welcome the public to the launching grounds in the quarry on Saturday, the 14th of September. This is an opportunity to watch the world’s best mountain bikers in action, for free! There will be no public car access or parking at the venue. There will be a park-and-ride shuttle service running from 9:30am to 4:30pm starting at Neubrücke (Nahe) in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach, with a second pick up point at Umwelt Campus Birkenfeld. There will be Audi Nines signposts and staff in this area to help direct public to the parking lots available. In the spirit of climate awareness, visitors are encouraged to carpool and use public transportation where possible. Bike parking will be available onsite for those who choose to arrive with pedal power. The Perfect Hip
The Audi Nines already has some experience with massive hip jumps: in 2016, a hip at the winter event helped athletes to set new highest-air records in both skiing and snowboarding. Now the mountain bikers will get a Perfect Hip of their own, with a single goal in mind: sending riders into orbit on a huge, perfectly shaped ramp. Right in front of the spectators’ viewing zone, this monstrous feature is sure to be a memorable highlight of this year’s event, with potential world-record airs on display.Course News
Course designers and builders Sam Reynolds, Clemens Kaudela and former Audi Nines rider Andi Brewi, with additional input from riders Patrick Schweika, Nico Scholze and Peter Kaiser, are already hard at work on this year’s course — making this venue 100-percent rider-designed and constructed! Last year’s innovative design, featuring a slopestyle line and freeride line threading their way down the grades of the quarry, will return in a reimagined form in 2019. Much of the original setup will return in improved fashion, supplemented with brand-new special features like the Perfect Hip and, in the slopestyle course, the Space Station: a street-style pavilion featuring rideable solar panels, planted in the middle of the slopestyle run.