The annual Snow Bike Festival is honoured to be reaccredited by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a "Stage Race Class 1" race. This renowned event is one of only 20 stage races worldwide to be classified as such a highly ranked event, as well as the only one that takes place on snow.
There are various new innovations planned for the 2019 edition to elevate the rider experience and truly make it a once in a lifetime race. Some of the special planned highlights include; The location of the finish village moving into the centre of Gstaad and the start on Rinderberg at 2’000 meters altitude, with a downhill of more than 1’000 meters in altitude taking place on a ski slope.
The Gstaad region has established itself as an optimal location partner and boasts breath-taking views of mountains, rich culture and a unique mountain bike experience in the Swiss Alps. The next event will take place from the 24th to the 27th of January 2019.
The Snow Bike Festival is a 4-day mountain bike stage race that takes place in the heart of the Swiss alps. The event is the very first UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) race on snow. Over the 4 days, riders will have to tackle a short time-trial prologue and 3 stages. The 3 main stages vary in length and difficulty. Each stage is usually between 30-35km in length, with 750-1000m of climbing. There is a category for professional riders and one for amateur riders, so both UCI and non-UCI riders are welcome. Each riders overall time (time taken to complete the prologue and all 3 stages) will determine their final ranking.
Registration and information: www.snowbikefestival.com