The second edition of Europe’s first Snow Bike Festival will take place in GSTAAD from January 22 – 24, 2016 and will feature a 3 Day Stage Race, Eliminator Night
Race, Fun Ride, Snow Bike Party & Fat Bike EXPO
GSTAAD – Switzerland is becoming the destination of choice for Fat Biking in Europe. The picture perfect landscape, mountain peaks, deep valleys and abundance of snow all contribute to the excitement and fun synonymous with
“Mountain biking is an all year sport and the new Fat Bikes are the perfect match for winter. I am very pleased that GSTAAD is the host of the Snow Bike Festival. A beautiful destination with the combination of traditional and modern, the perfect fit for this event,” says Swiss MTB Legend Christoph Sauser, Swiss Champion and MTB World Champion.
The GSTAAD Sport Centre will be turned into the Snow Bike Festival Race Village featuring a dining hall, the Fat Bike EXPO, race briefing area, covered Bike Park, shower facilities and two heated swimming pools, providing riders with much needed comfort after hours of Snow Biking through the Swiss Alps.
Stage Race (3 days)
Registered riders will be able to collect their race accreditation starting on Thursday January 21, 2016 (early afternoon) in the Race Village. Stages will be 35km to 50km in length with 600m to 1000m of climbing. Riding times range from 3 to 5 hours. The stage race also includes an Eliminator Night race adding even more fun to the Event. No previous Fat Bike or Snow Bike experience is needed to compete in the Stage Race. Mountain Bike riders with an average fitness and moderate skills level will find the Fat Bikes easy and enjoyable to ride.
The Golden Pass Package for the Stage Race includes rider accreditation, participation in the stage race, Eliminator Night Race, a GSTAAD Guest card and a gift pack. Accommodation in 4 star hotels and all meals are included for the duration of the event. Those riders wishing to bring along the entire family may book a Supporter Package for each additional guest. The hotels are all family friendly and children under the age of 6 stay for free. Riders, who would like to spend additional time in Gstaad, may take advantage of our exclusive hotel rates. The accommodation included in the entry packages can be extended by adding 3 additional nights before or after the event or both.
For other options visit http://www.snowbikefestival.com/entries/entry-packages/
Mountain Bike enthusiasts looking for a one day Snow Biking experience in the Swiss Alps should enter the Fun Ride. This event offers the fun and excitement of the Snow Bike Festival all compressed into a single route and will be held on Sunday January 24, 2016. Riders entering the Fun Ride may use any kind of Fat Bike but will also be allowed to use normal Mountain Bikes. Riding time should be around 2 hours.
Fat Bike EXPO
The GSTAAD Fat Bike EXPO will be open to the public on January 22 – 24, 2016. Everything related to Snow Biking and Fat Biking as well as the latest trends in winter fashion will be on show.
For trade and EXPO enquiries visit www.snowbikefestival.com