Ötztal, Austria To Host 2023 Velosolutions UCI Pump Track World Championships in November

Oct 9, 2023 at 6:48
by Velosolutions Global  
The award ceremony concluded with champagne showers.

Words: Velosolutions

The Velosolutions UCI Pump Track World Championships are set to make their way to Austria in November for the highly anticipated 2023 showdown for the rainbow jersey and will find their new home in the state-of-the-art indoor bike park at AREA 47 located in Ötztal, in the Austrian region of Tyrol on 18 November.


AREA 47 is Austria's largest outdoor adventure park, sprawling over 9.5 hectares precisely at Earth's 47th parallel north. It is an exhilarating mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers of all ages, whether seeking action on land or water, top-notch theme gastronomy, or cozy accommodation.


The brand new indoor bike park boasts 1,000 square meters of pump track space, complete with a dedicated kids' pump track. Additionally, it offers 140 meters of flow track featuring two distinct lines, a jump track with two different roll-ins catering to riders of medium to expert skill levels, and an airbag to ensure soft landings. The skills zone is not for the faint-hearted, featuring a challenging root section, a formidable rock garden, substantial drops, and flawlessly crafted switchbacks.

The Last Chance Qualifier is set to take place on the 4th of November, with the UCI World Championships remaining on its original date of 18 November.

This shift in location is a response to the evolving political situation in Argentina, where the city of Neuquen, originally slated to host the event for this season, can no longer provide the necessary support.

For more news and information - pumptrackworldchampionships.com

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  • 5 0
 At the moment in Austria the population of Pumptracks are growing fast, that is verry good for the younger Generation. seems to be like skateparks back in those days, when i was young.
  • 4 0
 that´s awesome news! now the Tyrolians got to improve their trails networks. the potential is HUGE to fill the gap for thimes when snow gets rare.
  • 2 0
 Too many cows around and they are more holy there than in India
  • 4 0
 The USA is sooooo far behind Europe in bike parks, pump tracks, etc.
  • 3 0
 Even Area47 is something that North America is missing big times. I mean what is 23acres for people here in Canada & US?! Every House in Montana comes with more it seems like....

That said: I found it funny that we have, here in Chilliwack, BC(Canada), the biggest pump track in North America but no race or championships are being hold.......
  • 1 0
 Quite cool as we have here in Austria already a big pumptrack-series with lots of talents: www.bikement.at/austrian-pumptrack-series
  • 1 0
 The water park looks great too, I'm going to Austria next year and I'll be visiting this for sure.
  • 1 0
 That pump track looks like a ton of fun.
  • 1 0
 It's a good one... and fast. The berms are steep for a change.

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