Sport, action, and fun at the BIKE Festival Willingen 2022
After the forced long pause due to the pandemic, from May 20th to 22nd, 2022 everything will once again revolve around mountain biking in the Hochsauerland region at the BIKE Festival Willingen. In addition to the largest outdoor trade fair in Germany, sporting side events with diverse competitions invite you to participate
For more than 20 years the BIKE Festival Willingen has attracted thousands of mountain bike enthusiasts to the Hochsauerland region with Germany’s largest outdoor trade fair and exciting competitions. All the greater is the joy among all that the event can finally take place in May again.
“We are very happy that our BIKE Festival Willingen can take place again. Ans especially how it can take place. It is our biggest sports festival because none of our BIKE Festivals offers more competitions to participate – with the German Enduro Championships as the sporting highlight”, says Marc Schneider, the Manager of Cycling Events at Delius Klasing. More than 40,000 visitors are expected for the weekend in May.
The centerpiece of the festival is the large exhibition, where more than 100 exhibitors with over 200 brands present their products and them available for free testing. In addition, attractive trade fair prizes and lotteries await the visitors at many booths. Furthermore, there will be diverse side events that offer something for every age and every level of performance.
At the SCOTT BIKE Marathon, 1,500 mountain bikers prove their endurance and strength. There are fur distances for the participants to choose from 53 kilometers with 1,460 meters of altitude, 88 kilometers with 2,460 meters of altitude, and 119 kilometers with 3,330 meters of altitude as well as a race for U15 to U17 with 37 kilometers and 1,010 meters of altitude. On the varied routs technically challenging trails in the midst of a beautiful panorama await the participant. Registrations are still possible.
At the German Enduro Championship, the battle for the title is hotting up. The anticipation is also great because the varied course provides with completely new sections. Also, the IXS Downhill Cup not only promises a spectacular experience for around 500 adrenaline addicts, but also for the spectators. Registrations are possible now at www.racement.com.
The BOSCH eMTB Challenge supported by Trek is a competition for motorised bikes. The varied course, which includes elements of enduro, and trail orienteering races, is specially created for biking with an electric ride. Around 25 kilometers and about 1,000 meters of altitude have to be completed. The Gravel Ride has a new sponsor: Shimano. The ride promises a collective ride without timekeeping for all gravel lovers. The course goes to gravel, forest, and meadow paths.
Also, the youngsters don’t miss out. Get a taste of racing air and feel like the pros at the newly sponsored LAZER Junior Trophy, even the kids get their money’s worth. The focus is on participation – everyone is a winner. That’s why everyone will receive a great finisher’s medal at the finish line. The VPACE Kids Cup is a completely new event. After a joint training session, the kids can let off steam in three small, age-appropriate competitions. Here, too, the experience is the most important. The aim of the event is to introduce the little ones to racing in a playful way.
All further information about the BIKE Festival Willingen 2022 as well as the registration for the individual events can be found here.