27 February 2019

New Mountain Bike Event in Lenzerheide

Lenzerheide is presenting a new bike event in summer 2019: from 21 to 23 June 2019, a new racing format will celebrate its premiere with the «Dirt Royale».

During three days with different competition disciplines, the most complete mountain biker will be sought and crowned «King of Dirt Royale» and «Queen of Dirt Royale» respectively. The race will start alone, in a team of three or four, over all three event days or in a single discipline. 

Dirt Royale: This is the name of the new mountain bike event in the Lenzerheide holiday region. After the end of the legendary bike attack, the bike community in Lenzerheide set off in search of a completely new racing format and developed the «Dirt Royale». Over three days, the most complete mountain biker will be sought in various competition disciplines and crowned "King of Dirt Royale» and «Queen of Dirt Royale».

The premiere of the «Dirt Royale» will take place at the weekend from 21 to 23 June 2019. Each race day will be marked by a different competition format. The «Dirt Royale» can be completed either as a complete race weekend or in individual disciplines. In addition, the overall ranking can be contested over all three event days either alone or in a team of three or four.
The «Dirt Royale» weekend will open on Friday evening with a classic «Dual Slalom». After the qualifying races, the final races will be held in the qualifying procedure «one against one». 

On Saturday, the «Enduro OL & Trophy Race» awaits the participants. In contrast to classic Enduro races, the announcement of the stages takes place 30 minutes before the start of the race. In addition, in the sense of a classic orienteering race, the transfers are not specified. The participants have to determine the start of the stages, respectively the best and fastest way there, on the basis of the cards handed in. Various goodies are hidden on the way and marked on the map. The decision whether to choose the gift or a fast race time is made by each mountain biker himself.

The last day of the race is dedicated to the Lenzerheide Bike Park. At the «Dirt Royale Games» different value tests have to be passed. For example, the participants hunt a fast rider at the «Foxhunt», undercut a given time at the «Beat the Local», master the FLOWline «Chainless» or complete a special test on each bike park course.

In addition to the exciting racing action, those responsible also pack a lot of entertainment into the «Dirt Royale» weekend. Food and sales stands, the first «Flow(h)markt» as well as the Kids Bike League of the Lenzerheide Bike School will attract visitors to the event area at the Rothorn valley station. Epic Bike also offers guided e-bike tours in the holiday region. On Friday and Saturday evening, the «Dirt Royale» parties, including a world premiere bike film, ensure a successful end to the day.