On 20 June 2015, the adrenaline and action-packed City Downhill World Tour comes to Bratislava!The Slovak capital will host famous riders from around the world (naturally, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Slovak star Filip Polc). But the event will include much more than just a few minutes of excitement down the streets of the Old Town. You certainly won’t regret coming to see the race with your whole family, because the accompanying programme will include plenty of activities for young and old alike.
Programme of the Race:
18-19 June 2015:
Free riding and bike rentals, and the possibility to participate in the competition and meet international riders – Pumptrack arena on the square in front of Eurovea:
19 June at 05:00 p.m. - announcement of the winners of the Pumptrack Slovakia open competition and autograph session with the riders
20 June 2015:
10:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. - training rides
01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. - accompanying programme on the stage at Rudnayovo Square
03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. - presentation
05:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. - final rides screened live on LED screens at the start and finish lines
06:30 p.m. - prize ceremony
09:00 p.m. - afterparty at the UFO beach at the foot of the SNP bridge
The history of urban downhill races goes back to 1999 when the first CITY DOWNHILL race was held in Lisbon. The idea itself arose after watching the Downhill World Cup in the mountains along with worldwide urban street races. The organisers decided to create something new and world-famous that brings much more publicity and benefits to all stakeholders – from the riders, partners, and sponsors up to the creators of this bold idea themselves. And they managed to do it! Soon, we will be able to enjoy the second annual City Downhill World Tour in Bratislava. Last year the series featured four stops: Valparaiso (Chile), Santos (Brazil), Bratislava and Taxco (Mexico). This year, there will be one more stop in Bilbao (Spain).