Video & Editing by Jure Gašparič and Anže Furlan
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 number of amazing asphalt pump tracks (named KoloPark) and more will pop-out in the future. We have a city cycling school with close to 200 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 (both parks aspired wave of trail parks around Slovenia). 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 on the fourth edition of the festival, it’s going to be fun!