People of Ljubljana like to ride.
Ljubljana is one of the cycling capitals – but also a capital of mountain biking. How do we back this claim? There are thousands of us from Ljubljana that choose mountain biking as the favorite sport and also a lifestyle. There are vast number of excellent trails on the hills and mountains around Ljubljana, and more and more of them are built with the help of hard-working volunteers and enthusiasts. We already have three great asphalt pump tracks (named KoloPark) and more will pop-out in the future. We have a city cycling school with more that 140 aspiring mountain bikers and BMXers. We have clubs and communities that strive for better trails, accessibility and image of the whole scene. We have phenomena like Golovec Trails and Bike Park Ljubljana. And all of these are integrated in the city and we don’t have to ride with cars to get to these places. You just have to sit on your bike and ride. After you’re done with your favorite trail it will only take minutes to get to the city center and enjoy a cold drink or ice-cream with your friends.
Ljubljana MTB Vikend (Vikend = Weekend) connects and glorifies all of the above, but mostly leans on the first among the above facts. People of Ljubljana like to ride their bikes. This is why we’ll mostly ride in the days of the festival, we have everything from the group rides to race events on the schedule. Everyone will find something to his/her taste, and everyone will have a chance to try something new.
Ljubljana is not only a great location for riding, but also a perfect starting point for cycling holidays in Slovenia, which is one of the festival messages to fans of cycling from all around the globe.
Join us, it’s going to be fun!
Friday will be all about riding and hanging out. We’ll start the day with the round table on the topic of mountain biking in Ljubljana, after that we’ll go on the group rides on Golovec, Polhov Gradec Dolomites and… we’ll kept the last part a secret for a while! We’ll also do gravel rides on the Ljubljana Marshes. You can expect great routes and best company. We’ll finish the day in legendary bar Lepa Žoga (near Tivoli Park) and do some more riding on the pump track.
The time has come to show all of your skills and prove yourself as the “jack of all trades” of mountain biking. You will compete in several short challenges that will include everything from enduro descent to uphill, pump track and dual slalom course. Race day will end with Golovec Trails enduro prologue. Everything with one bicycle, everything in one day. Best will be crowned as the King & Queen of Bike Park Ljubljana.
We’ll also organize animation for kids, so the parents can ride in peace, knowing that their youngsters are in safe hands.
Newly crowned royal couple will make a toast in sports bar Lepa žoga – we’ll end the Saturday there and do more riding on the pump track, this time around with fun competition. Everybody who is racing Golovec Trails Enduro on Sunday is also welcome – stop by for a beer and forging of big plans for Sunday. There will be also a live band!
Sunday is reserved for enduro racing on the fabulous trails of bike park Golovec Trails. More than 200 riders will go out of the start gates and compete in 13 categories. There will be also a fun race for kids. All stages will be on Golovec while the main event area is next to the Oskar Kovačič Elementary School in Rudnik area.
|KoloPark Spodnja Šiška & Lepa Žoga||Golovec Trails||Bike Park Ljubljana||Around Ljubljana|
|Friday, 18. 9. 2020|
|10:00 – 12:00||Round table – MTB in Ljubljana|
|10:00 – 14:00||Trail building|
|15:00 – 19:00||Workshops & Rides|
|19:00 – 20:00||Pump Track Session + DJ|
|Saturday, 19. 9. 2020|
|8:00 – 15:00||Registration for all events|
|8:00 – 15:00||Practice SloEnduro 4Fun||Animation for kids
|MTB & Gravel Rides|
|12:00 – 16:00||King & Queen BPLJ|
|16:00 – 17:30||SloEnduro 4Fun – Prologue|
|19:00 – 19:15||Award Ceremony – King & Queen BPLJ & Enduro Prolog|
|19:15 – 20:00||Pump Track Challenge|
|20:00 – 22:00||Concert & Party|
|Sunday, 20. 9. 2020|
|07:00 – 10:00||Registration SloEnduro 4Fun||MTB & Gravel Rides|
|11:00 – 17:00||Race SloEnduro 4Fun|
|17:30 – 18:00||Awards Ceremony SloEnduro 4Fun|
|18:00||Official end of the festival|
Festival se bo odvil v Ljubljani, na treh glavnih lokacijah. Vse o mestu Ljubljana, vključno z namestitvami lahko najdeš tukaj: www.visitljubljana.si