BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites


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The eleventh edition of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites is scheduled for 12 June 2021. The stage of the international mountain bike circuit, the HERO World Series, is back together with the HERO Dolomites Bike Festival. The festival runs between 10 and 13 June and boasts plenty of events for all off-road cycling enthusiasts. Get ready to celebrate mountain biking in all its glory. One of the events is the unmissable HERO KIDS, the non-competitive race for the heroes of tomorrow!

It is one of the most awaited events in the international mountain bike calendar – to the extent it was recently included in the prestigious 2021 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon Series. the race is now part of the new 2021 UCI. These eight prestigious races, six marathons and two stage races, are considered among the most important and exclusive in the world.

The BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites was developed at the foot of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The “HERO” is the beloved nickname given by thousands of enthusiasts who test their skills every year by taking part in the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world. It is the “main” race of the HERO World Series circuit and will take place on 12 June 2021. The eleventh edition will include, as usual, the two legendary courses: 86 km boasting 4,5000 hm, and 60 km boasting 3,200 hm.

The HERO Dolomites Bike Festival will run between 10 and 13 June. These four days will be packed with events for participating athletes as well as all mountain bike enthusiasts.

The HERO Dolomites Bike Festival: plenty of events – one big passion.

The HERO Dolomites Bike Festival is a veritable celebration for off-road cycling enthusiasts. The HERO Village is the festival’s centrepiece. The area will host exhibition stands of go-to companies in the world of mountain biking. A great way to discover the latest arrivals on the market and to keep up to speed on what is going on in the world of MTB.

The HERO Women’s Lounge is also a great initiative for all cyclists, partners, friends, spouses, and entourage of the HERO cyclists. A place where relaxation and their common passion takes centre stage. The HERO Night will take place on the evening before the big day, while the unmissable award ceremony – the HERO Great Finale – will take place on the evening of 12 June 2021 as soon as all the athletes have crossed the finishing line. The HERO Dolomites Bike Festival will end the day after with the ZERO Dolomites, a day dedicated to sustainable mobility.

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HERO KIDS: the future of mountain biking!

An event within an event. This is a non- competitive event, created with the aim of ensuring even younger bikers can experience the passion of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites. It will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday, 11 June 2021. The HERO KIDS is meant for children between 4 and 12 to test their skills on their mountain bike on a route developed around the village of Selva di Val Gardena. Every participant will receive a welcome pack containing an Alé-HERO jersey.

HERO: passion, sports, and sustainability

The BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites’ success is undoubtedly tied to the location where it has been taking place from the very first edition: the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountains are breathtakingly beautiful and appreciated in all their facets. And, as such, they need to be protected. The Organising Committee has decided to create strategies and initiatives, besides the already existing ones, to make the event completely sustainable in the long-term. This is a gigantic effort which includes many areas: waste management, recycling and reusing waste, promoting e-mobility during the event, using local products, sourcing Zero KM food and much more. An ambitious goal which requires a lot of effort, dedication, and a rock-solid belief in the project. In other words, everything needed to cross the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites’ finishing line.

Registrations for the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites and HERO KIDS are still open at

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