Marzocchi Airstrike at the Dakine FREERIDE Festival Saalbach Hinterglemm
Marzocchi will be the new title sponsor for the Airstrike event at the Dakine Freeride Festival Saalbach Hinterglemm powered by Nissan. Airstrike is now part of the Freeride MTB World Tour 2010. 9-11 July.
There’ll be a lot going on at the Festival premier, scheduled from 9 - 11 July 2010 in the Salzburg region. "Get involved and be amazed" is the motto!
Get involved in the Scott Gang Battle, the ultimate mass downhill race from the top of the Schattberg. A course length of 7.5 km and an altitude difference of 1,100 meters provide a real adrenalin rush. The guys from Saalbach have worked really hard in the last few weeks in an effort perfect the course for the gangs! Long-standing champion Holger Meyer is himself involved in the planning of the course and enthuses about a unique experience for the entire freeride scene.
It is also possible to participate in the Maxxis Dual Eliminator. “Finally another mountain bike dual race,” is the common refrain in the MTB forums. Demand is so great that it is possible to register online right away. A word of advice: if you register for the Scott Gang Battle and Maxxis Dual Slalom, the dual is free and if you book your accommodation in a Joker Card Hotel the lift pass is also included.
After many hours of freeriding on the numerous trials in and around Saalbach Hinterglemm, what better entertainment than a great professional event? The Marzocchi Airstrike is something quite new: in a cross between a dirt contest and a district ride, the best riders in the world will negotiate roofs, walls and even the bed of a stream in Hinterglemm. Spectacular jumps from a height of ten meters, fantastic tricks on wall rides and dirts and the crossing of the Saalach river will make the hearts of the visitors to the festival beat faster. Course designer Joscha Forstreuter really has come up with an extraordinary course. The Marzocchi Airstrike is not just a highlight of the festival, but also part of the new Freeride MTB World Tour 2010, which is a kind of mark of quality. “Marzocchi is the best possible partner for the Airstrike event. A young fresh concept and top quality - these are the attributes that are shared by both the brand and the event,” says project manager Christian Stephan from PLAN B.
A cool freeride event also needs cool riders and real characters. There will be plenty of these about on the relevant weekend. Among others, festival visitors can look forward to seeing Thomas Vanderham, Amir Kabbani, Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, Bobby Root Tibor Simai, Timo Pritzel, Rob J and many more. Each day the title sponsor Dakine will be holding autograph sessions on its stand. Visitors will not only have the opportunity to meet with the heroes of the sport, but also to accompany one or other of them on an unforgettable tour.
All information about the Dakine Freeride Festival Saalbach Hinterglemm powered by Nissan and registration details can be found under www.freeride-festival.com.