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Munich, Germany, June 8th 2009:
- Strategic partnership with ExtraEnergy e.V.
- SCOTT Junior Trophy powered by MILKA at BIKE EXPO
- Trail show with Danny MacAskill
- BIG IN BAVARIA featuring the Who’s Who of the global dirt jump elite
- Register online for complimentary tickets
Strategic partnership with ExtraEnergy e.V.
In cooperation with Extra Energy e.V., the highly regarded international market resource for LEVs (Light Electric Vehicles), BIKE EXPO presents its primary topic Pedelecs and E-Bikes. The ExtraEnergy TEST IT track promises to be a major show attraction where interested visitors can test Pedelecs and E-Bikes on an indoor as well as outdoor track. In addition, the event program includes a number of presentations and seminars, offered for the first time on the topic of “Pedelec/ e-Bike Tourism”. www.extraenergy.org.
SCOTT Junior Trophy powered by MILKA at BIKE EXPO
BIKE EXPO offers a “don’t’ miss” highlight for young cycling sports fans: the SCOTT Junior Trophy powered by MILKA. On Saturday, July 25th, 2009, up and coming cycling stars can test their mettle in this popular children’s race which features five age groups from 4 to 14 years old. The event will be held on an attractive track in the outdoor exhibit area of the New Munich Trade Fair. Following the successful launch of the SCOTT Junior Trophy powered by MILKA in Riva del Garda, and its continuation at the Sympatex BIKE Festival in Willingen, the BIKE EXPO in Munich with several thousand visitors expected and numerous program highlights is a perfect platform for the popular kids’ race. Focus is on fun and anyone who has a bicycle and a helmet can participate. Registration form and details are available at www.bike-expo.com.
Trial Show with Danny MacAskill
BIKE EXPO proudly presents Danny MacAskil, the 23-year-old Trial biker from Edinburgh who was almost unknown before April of this year when the launch of a video clip on YouTube created a sensation. To date more than six million internet users have watched his spectacular bike footage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o). Danny uniquely merges the mountain bike disciplines of Street and Trial, with high-tech trick elements usually only seen in the park or on dirt.
At BIKE EXPO the young Scotsman will provide proof of his exceptional balance and bike skills on a special Trial track with 20-minute shows that will include some of his most spectacular tricks.
BIG IN BAVARIA featuring the Who’s Who of the global dirt jump elite
BIG IN BAVARIA will bring together the world’s best mountain bike and BMX riders at BIKE EXPO in Munich from July 23rd to 26th, 2009. The biggest names from the international mountain bike and BMX scene have already confirmed their participation.
Darren Pokoj (AUS/Felt)
Darren Berrecloth (CAN/Specialized)
Andreu Lacondeguy (ESP/Kona)
Lluis Lacondeguy (ESP/Kona)
Lance McDermott (GBR/Scott)
Sam Pilgrim (GBR/Diamondback)
Amir Kabbani (GER/Cannondale)
Andi Wittmann (GER/Giant)
Benny Korthaus (GER/Specialized)
Marius Hoppensack (GER/Scott)
Trond Hansen (NOR/Specialized)
Martin Söderström (SWE/NS Bikes)
Andrew Taylor (USA/Marin)
Cameron Zink (USA/Felt)
Greg Watts (USA/Gary Fisher)
Jamie Goldman (USA/Santa Cruz)
Paul Basagoitia (USA/Kona)
Cameron White (AUS/Mongoose)
Corey Bohan (AUS/Giant)
Dave Dillewaard (AUS/GT)
Luke Parslow (AUS/Forgotten Bikes)
Ryan Guettler (AUS/MirraCo )
Alejandro Caro (COL/wethepeople)
Alex Dropsy (FRA/Twenty)
Nicolas Bertier (FRA/Dragonfly)
Patrick Guimez (FRA/Koxx)
Romuald Noirot (FRA/MacNeil)
Ben Hennon (GBR/Seventies)
Markus Hampl (GER/Twenty)
Chris Doyle (USA/Kink Bikes)
James Foster (USA/KHE)
Mike Clark (USA/Redline)
Rob Darden (USA/Haro)
TJ Ellis (USA/Vans)
BIG IN BAVARIA will satisfy even the most demanding requirements, not just because of its competitor list but the dirt track itself literally leaves any course dimensions known to date in the dust. More than 180 meters of track are waiting for the MTB and BMX riders to compete for a share of the 20,000 Euro prize purse posted for each discipline. In order to redefine the standards for BMX and MTB dirt jumping, the event planners are going all out on the course building and creativity to transform over 2,000 tons of dirt into a jump Eldorado, with jaw-dropping proportions such as an 8-meter-high starting tower and interesting elements such as parallel doubles.
To help the dirt jump professionals prepare and focus on the competition, an exclusive shuttle service is provided for them and their gear. The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Division is providing ten Multivans especially for the event.
The latest information on BIG IN BAVARIA, as well as links to rider profiles can be found at www.myspace.com/biginbavaria.
Register online for complimentary tickets
Anyone who registers ahead of time online at www.bike-expo.com, will receive free access to the exposition as well as to all side events on the two public days, Saturday, July 25th, as well as Sunday, July 26th, 2009. In addition, online registration qualifies the registrant to enter the exciting BIKE EXPO sweepstakes with many valuable prices by PG Bikes, Maloja, Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GmbH, Alpina International and Innov8.