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A unique biking experience in Saalbach from 15 to 18 June

2023.06.05
A unique biking experience in Saalbach from 15 to 18 June
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A unique biking experience in Saalbach from 15 to 18 June
The Global Bike Festival is a unique bike experience hosted by the world's biggest bike and mountainbike channels: GCN, GMBN and EMBN. The second edition of the festival will bring over 500 bike enthusiasts from all over the world to Saalbach Hinterglemm from 15 to 18 June. For three days, a full programme of bike activities will be offered, as everything here revolves around biking. The festival area at the Schattberg X-Press valley station in Saalbach is open to all visitors throughout the weekend.

Unique biking experiences


With a weekend packed full of exciting road, mountain, gravel and e-mountain biking events, there really is something for everyone interested in cycling, whether you're a beginner or a well-established pro.

The festival opens on Thursday, 15 June, with a spectacular stunt show featuring leading pro MTB riders Blake Samson, Tom Cardy and Lukas Knopf. Over the next few days, visitors can fully immerse themselves in the world of biking, with masterclass coaching sessions and impressive group rides for road, gravel and mountain bikers, among others. Ultra-endurance rider Mark Beaumont and Tour de France stage winner Jens Voigt will also pay a visit to the Global Bike Festival in Saalbach Hinterglemm.

On Friday and Saturday, the Austrian Alps will be explored together on two wheels, starting from the festival area in the Home of Lässig. Participants will explore the famous Großglockner on road bikes, while mountain and gravel bikers will find a wide selection of gravel roads and trails in Austria's largest bike region.

New this year is the Glemmduro race -– an off-road endurance challenge for gravel and MTB riders which features timed sections. The race is open to MTB and gravel riders and there are prizes to be won for different rider categories, including e-bikes. There are three course options to choose from, ranging from easy to advanced, with turn-offs where participants can decide whether to finish or venture to the next level.

A unique biking experience in Saalbach from 15 to 18 June
A unique biking experience in Saalbach from 15 to 18 June

Entertainment from morning to night


Participants are also guaranteed a memorable experience away from cycling. Saalbach is transformed into a top-class bike festival village with music, entertainment and culinary delights. In the festival area, visitors can expect DJ sets every evening as well as a performance by Live Queen (Queen Tribute Band) at the festival closing on 17 June. Admission to the festival area at the Schattberg X-Press valley station is free for all visitors.

The Global Bike Festival is organised by Play Sports Network, the largest cycling media company in the world. With a community of over 40 million avid cycling fans and bikers on the GCN, GMBN and EMBN digital networks, the organiser has a leading position in the market.

Festival weekend tickets or single Saturday tickets are available.

Further information on the Global Bike Festival by GCN, tickets and programmes can be found at www.globalbikefestival.com.

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