Europe´s mountain bike highlight at the start of the season
From 2 May - 5 May 2024, the entire European mountain bike scene will meet for the big season opener at Lake Garda. For four days, everything revolves around MTB, eMTB, product testing, party and much more. More than 70,000 visitors are expected in Riva del Garda for the traditional season opener.
Centre of the festival is the attractive outdoor exhibition, where lots of major brands of the bike sector present their new products and attract visitors with extensive fair and test offers as well as exciting competitions. Visitors and participants will thus have the opportunity to try out the latest models and products. More than 1,000 MTBs and E-MTBs are available for free testing during the BIKE Festival. In parallel to the great expo there will be an extensive festival programme offering a wide range of sporting competitions.
The entry to the expo is free!
- Thursday, May 2nd - Sunday, 5th of May 2024
38066 Riva del Garda
PROGRAM - HIGHLIGHTS
SCOTT BIKE Marathon – the sportive highlight of the BIKE Festival. The participants can choose between four different distances. The race starts on Saturday morning in the center of Riva del Garda.
Bosch eMTB Challenge supported by Trek - The challenge combines elements of Enduro-, Trail and Orientation-races with a special focus on biking with electric support. Within the challenge, the drivers have to manage several stages, which are a varied mix of Uphill-, Downhill- and Orientation-distances. Fun and Adventure are for sure.
Funduro - The route leads in the direction of Altissimo, on the eastern side of the lake high above Torbole, where not only the panorama is tongue-smacking, but also the trails leading down. A special highlight awaits you on the third stage, which we will not reveal at this point. Just so much - in terms of riding fun, we've gone one better, so everyone really gets their money's worth!
Lake Bash - In 2023, for the first time as part of the BIKE Festival on Lake Garda, there will be a Gravel Challenge. Everyone starts in an open time slot on Sunday between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. directly on Lake Garda in Riva del Garda. At the Lake Bash, everyone can decide for themselves whether they want to do it as a race or as a tour. The majority of the course is ridden without timing. On the 100km course, time is only taken on three sections. Everything that happens in between does not count towards the classification. So there's plenty of time to chat, gravel together and enjoy the breathtaking nature of Lake Garda. Of course, you don't have to ride fast on the stages.
Junior Trophy - At the Junior Trophy also the young generation can show their talent. Nevertheless having fun is the most important part of this side event.