Balkan Bike Festival 18-20.09.2015

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Macedonia X-Treme, Balkan Bike Festival 2015

From September 18, 2015 18:00 until September 20, 2015 18:00

Macedonia X-Treme, Balkan Bike Festival 2015

Macedonia X-Treme 2015

BALKAN BIKE FESTIVAL

 

Dear reader,

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the second Balkan Bike Festival which will take place from 18 to 2 September 2015 in Skopje, Macedonia around busiest shopping mall in the region Skopje City Mall.  An event which will comprise numerous cycling events: starting with FMB World Tour Silver Event, an international UCI competition, the BMX championship of the Republic of Macedonia, a recreational-competitive marathon on the slopes of Vodno, prize draws and lots of fun.  Macedonia has hosted and organised numerous cycling competitions and events, however the Balkan Bike Festival is one of its kind in the Balkans, where various activities will take place over the course of three days with the participation of competitors and amateurs from all over the Balkans.

The festival will offer events ranging from stunts by the UK freestyle mountain bike stunt team Savage Skills to training the youngest cyclists at scheduled times all accompanied by lots of music, entertainment and get-togethers. Taking place during the European Union Mobility Week, the festival in addition  to showcasing the fitness of the professional competitors and amateurs will try to raise awareness among the broader public about recreational cycling and its benefits. Many local self-governments will present their programes for alternative tourism, the sporting goods stores will present the latest models and various civil associations active in this field will present their programes. The event will be fully covered by the national TVs and the event will be broadcast live over the Internet. The festival will be promoted and visits will be organised in all countries of the region.

The visitors will be able to discover numerous information about cycling in Macedonia through various public, open interactive discussions with representatives of the legislative bodies in Macedonia and several NGOs. The visitors will also be able to learn about the possibilities for alternative tourism in Macedonia as well as the other Balkan countries. More than two hundred bicycle brands, found on the Macedonian market, will be presented and the entire event will have an interesting entertainment programme. 

In addition to the entertainment, information and tourist features, the festival will also have a competition section, including the  FMB WORLD TOUR SILVER EVENT (http://www.fmbworldtour.com), a mtb cross country XCO UCI race (http://www.uci.ch), a Macedonia Open BMX Competition and mtb cross country marathon.

 

The festival’s opening will be opened on Friday afternoon by free style stunts by the renowned UK freestyle acrobats Savage Skills, who will make the opening a real experience, not to be missed.  Following their stunts qualification for BMX competition will start.

On the second day there will be a recreational marathon that will start early in the morning at the city square and will then continue on the slopes of Vodno.  The afernoon si reserved for BMX competition finals and the evening slot of the second festival day is reserved for the FMB World Tour Silver Event finals.  The qualifications will be organized in the morning. All compettions  will be accompanied with numerous activities, such as public debates, choosing the most beautiful and best equipped bikes, contests, prize draws, etc.

On the third day starting at 11AM on the top of Vodno the UCI XCO C2 Race will start.  Number of professional mtb riders from the region will compete for the UCI ranking points and Olympics quota qualification. Various other activities that will take place around Skopje CIty Mall during the third day of the festival and in the afternoon the festival will end.

It is expected that the event will draw more than 5,000 spectators and that more than 100 brands of bicycle and other outdoor products will be presented at over 50 stands. More than 200 volunteers, taking part in the organization of the event, will make this festival one of its kind in Macedonia and the region.

The festival will also offer various travel information for all travellers interested in visiting Skopje and the first Balkan Bike Festival. In cooperation with several travel agencies and low-cost airlines, there will be four daily tours, which in addition to the giving visitors VIP status, will take the tourists on a sightseeing tour of Skopje and its surroundings with professional travel guides. The sightseeing will be on bikes or tourist transportation vehicles for those who are not fit enough to go cycling. The travel packages will be available in all Balkan countries via local travel agents as well as the International Cycling Federation and other organisations that support the development of alternative tourism and sports. 

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UCI C2 XCO Race

FMB World Tour Silver Event

Macedonia Open BMX 2015

MTB XCM Marathon

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