In 2019 more than 4500 visitors, about 3000 participants and 150 exhibitors are expected. Each year this event, now in its 26th exhibition, sees more and more enthusiasts and watchers. What are we talking about? About the Bike Festival Garda Trentino of Riva del Garda!
What is Bike Festival Garda Trentino?
The Bike Festival Garda Trentino is a great event which takes place every year along the banks of the lake. In 2019 the great competition will start on Friday 3rd May and will end on Sunday 5th May.
Obviously the star is the bike, especially the world of mountain biking. Here on our lake and on our surrounding hills this world finds a special ground to live and offer adventures and emotions to the enthusiasts and bike lovers.
The EXPO area
The heart of the event is the EXPO area. Entrance is free and each visitor can come to all 150 of the exhibitors and see the latest news about biking and products linked to the world on two wheels. Each exhibitor will let the visitors test the bikes and offer special discounts on items of about 300 different brands. In addition there will be the great chance to take part to the lotteries that the companies in this sector and sponsorship organize.
Where: The EXPO area will be placed in Largo Medaglie d’Oro near Palazzo Congressi
Opening hours: on Friday h: 10:00-19:00 – on Saturday h: 10:00-22.30 – on Sunday h: 10:00-16:00
The scheduled programs for these three full-immersion days in the biking world are really a great number. Competitions, freestyle shows, guided trips, an open night with music and great food. It is impossible to list them all and so we suggest to read the whole program of the event (you can see it by clicking here).
Let’s go over the three most important planned competitions.
Rocky Mountain Bike Marathon
This mountain bike marathon is undoubtedly the most scenic event of the Bike Festival of Riva del Garda.
This competition retraces the most beautiful routes and paths in Garda Trentino, leaving and arriving at Riva del Garda.
Come and join us. The marathon is divided into 4 trails different in length and difficulty. The participants can choose a 28 km route with 700 metres height difference. The middle paths are la Ronda Grande and the Ronda Piccola; only the most experienced cycle trekkers can ride the Ronda Estrema: a 91 km wicked route with 4000 metres height difference.
Scotto Enduro Series
It is a series of very hard and exciting trails leaving and arriving in the scenic village of Arco. This year two more paths will be suggested to make the adventure of cycle trakkers even more fascinating.
Bosch eMTB Challenge supported by Trek
This competition is thought for electric bike lovers. It joins the elements from Enduro, Trail and Orienteering too. During the race the participants must face many tests, named “stages” linked to these three sporting disciplines. No physical prowess and nor technical skill are sufficient; even a great technical competence and ability are required to aim at the podium of this competition.
As already said this year the Bike Festival Garda Trentino will happen the first weekend in May. If you do not want to miss this great event, you still have some more time to plan your holidays on the lake!
It is a really unique occasion and we suggest you not to miss it!