Most of us know and feel what biking is. But it is sometimes good to refresh some basic information. As always – Wikipedia comes to the rescue. Type in “Mountain biking” and what do we get?
“Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. “
“Mountain biking can be performed almost anywhere from a back yard to a gravel road, but the majority of mountain bikers ride off-road trails, whether country back roads, fire roads, or singletrack (narrow trails that wind through forests, mountains, deserts, or fields)”
We agree that you can ride your mountain bike everywhere. But we also believe that it was made for other purposes and that mountain bikers are after something more than only wide gravel roads. Because we think so, we prepare a race, that is known for its unmatched route. The trails are a trade mark of Sudety MTB Challenge.
The terrain and forests in which our race is played out are public property, so we really have a lot of freedom in planning the route. That is why you get a unique chance to take part in an event that will take you on a journey through a magnificent scenery. You will test your fitness on long, demanding climbs, show off your skills on crazy (but 100% ridable!) twisty, rocky and rooty downhils and feel the pure flow while being enchanted by one of many singletracks that await you on each stage. Of course we care about the nature, so the whole route is approved by the forestry and national parks authorities.
You are not after competing for the top spot? Why not stop for a while (for example at Śnieżnik Pass shelter), order dumplings with blueberry filling and admire the beautiful views? Believe us – it is worth it. Our time limit is “forgiving” enough even for people who just enjoy their time on a bike and pay less attention to results table.
Sudety is a great region for mountain biking and our race squeeze the best out of it. We have been there hundreds of times, but we still enjoy it and find new inspirations. Come to Sudety MTB Challenge and join a growing group of “pure MTB addicts”.