Logo-tdmThe registrations for TransDinara MTB Marathon 2016 are now open. 


Some facts about  the race: 

Race type: stage  marathon, 3 days / 3 stages

Race start: September 2nd, Trilj, Croatia

Race end: September 4th, Knin, Croatia

Total lenght: 226km

Total climb: 6500m

Categories: INDIVIDUAL (men/women) and TWO MEMBER TEAMS (men, women, mix)

Number of riders: limited to 100

Mandatory equipement: GPS device

Everything else can be found at our website www.transdinara.com (in English and Croatian language). Early bird discount is valid till April 30th.







Thanks to new main sponsor GROFA®  – House of Brands® 2016 Rad am Ring will get another addition: KMC MTB Bundesliga (national league) will take place on June 30 in Off-Road-Park next to the Formula1 course.

 Since the inaugural event in 2003 Rad am Ring has developed into a cycling festival which is known beyond the borders of the Eifel region. This year the event with its numerous options for hobby athletes gets high-class support from the professional level. Besides the first pro road race (category 1.1) the fourth race of the KMC MTB-Bundesliga will take place at Rad am Ring.

The German Cycling Federation (BDR) is very happy about the new race in this internationally renowned series of the Olympic cross-country discipline. “Of course we welcome the fact that we will become a part of an event which is as recognized as Rad am Ring all over Europe. It is a very attractive event KMC-Bundesliga will benefit of. Furthermore the course in the outdoor park is perfectly suited for a cross-country race”, said Udo Sprenger, BDR’s Vice-President.

“Due to GROFA®’s entering as a sponsor and a contract at Nuerburgring over several years we finally can invest wisely in the future”, explained Head of Organization, Hanns-Martin Fraas. “With 24h-races for road- and mountainbikes, hobby sport races, time trials and touring rides our roots clearly are in hobby sports, but we want to continue developing the event. With pro level races we will add another facet which will attract the audience.”

“We want to expand the mountainbike part and draw the focus of Rad am Ring more to mountainbiking”, said Fraas. This also means that the inaugural KMC-Bundesliga race signals that Rad am Ring is thought of perspectively.

The third race of 2016 KMC MTB-Bundesliga will take place within one day and include Junior races as well as women’s and men’s Elite races, including U23 category.

For further information please visit mtb-bundesliga.net and www.radamring.de

About Rad am Ring

Rad am Ring is a cycling event which has taken place at Nuerburgring since 2003. The course leads through the very modern Formula 1 arena and over the legendary Nordschleife. In 2016 Off-Road-Park near Nuerburgring will be the third extraordinary race location. Highlights are the 24h races on the traffic free, partly lit race course and the team quarters in the pit lane. Furthermore a pro race of the category 1.1 will take place this year. Besides the ultra- and the long-distance event several amateur races, a time trial and some bike rides without timekeeping will be held at 2016 Rad am Ring. The amateur races are part of German Cycling Cup, Germany's largest series of amateur cycle races.





BBW_LogoIn 2016, Berlin continues to establish itself as the international bicycle metropolis with numerous events, bicycle races and workshops as BERLIN BICYCLE WEEK unites cyclists under one banner for the second time. More than 60 events for all audiences will be held as part of the festival of activities. Always in focus: the bicycle as part of a healthy and social lifestyle.

The highlight of the week is of course the BERLINER FAHRRADSCHAU, from March 18-20, which has grown to become undoubtedly the world's leading bicycle lifestyle show for the public and industry, this year celebrating already its seventh edition.

More than 300 exhibitors - including well-known international brands like Specialized, Cannondale, Trek, and Rapha, to trendy urban brands like Schindelhauer, Brooks, and Van Moof, to speciality accessories, components, travel offerings, and more will show alongside the over 30 builders of the HANDMADE section, powered by Campagnolo, to provide a truly diverse mix for the public to see and experience. These elements and much more will unite for three days in an authentic and inspiring atmosphere of creativity and innovation, with racing, side events, and gastronomical delights to enjoy.

For a complete list of brands, please visit http://berlinerfahrradschau.de/en/#brands

Urban bike culture and fashion are also key elements of the events during the Berlin BICYCLE WEEK: A wide range of races and rides, the TEMPELHOF TESTIVAL where visitors can try many number of bikes and e-bikes. Another highlight of the week is HOLISTIC CYCLING, a series of events that sees the bicycle as a way to promote holistic awareness of body and soul. The program is supplemented by many other interesting activities, events and workshops.

Additional information BERLIN BICYCLE WEEK and BERLINER FAHRRADSCHAU can be found at www.berlinbicycleweek.com and www.berlinerfahrradschau.de.






E — BIKE Festival Dortmund 2016 powered by SHIMANO: April 15 to 17, major manufacturers of the cycling industry will present all things connected with e-bikes for three days in the heart of the city of Dortmund, in time to kick off the 2016 season.  In keeping with the motto, “plug into the future to get energized!”, visitors can - and should - get in the saddle themselves to experience and evaluate this new form of electric mobility on test courses or in one of the numerous side events. Registration for the DSW21 E-Bike Nightsprint, the BUFF® E-Bike criterion, the Hillclimb in the Bittermark and the SCOTT Junior Trophy presented by newspaper RuhrNachrichten is due to open at 12:00 noon on 11 February, 2016. Anyone with an interest in e-bikes may participate.

Sporting performance and an electric bicycle? That does not have to be a contradiction. Quite the contrary. Muscle strength, dexterity, and a fighting spirit are just as important with electric support as without. Anyone can take part at the E — BIKE Festival Dortmund 2016 powered by SHIMANO: No matter whether you are a pro, amateur, club racer, ambitious hobby cyclist, weekend sports cyclist or a fresh beginner. And if you have an electric bicycle of your own, you can of course use that. But if you don’t have one, you can use one of around 500 brand-new test bicycles provided by the exhibitors. The starters will be divided into classes of 25 km/h, 45 km/h and an open category. Registration for the exciting side events will start at 12:00 noon on 11 February.

Four riders competing against each other, on the newest e-bikes and against the unmatched backdrop of the Alter Markt in the center of Dortmund – that is the DSW21 E-Bike Nightsprint. In Dortmund’s top location, Diddie Schneider has built the eMTB-Testparcours - epowered by Bosch, a test obstacle course of 220 meters (722 ft.) for electric mountain bikes that is sure to delight all the mountain bike riders. Steep curves, a wave field, ramp and large jump, along with different terrains await the participants. The 32 fastest men and 16 fastest women will qualify for the finals Saturday evening and offer a spectacular show.

Road bike racing fans can look forward to a Tour de France time trial atmosphere. At the BUFF® E-Bike Criterion, the racers will start at 30-second intervals. The course is approx. 4.5 km (2.8 mi.) long and leads from the start at the festival stage in front of the Reinoldi Church through downtown Dortmund. Here, too,  anyone and everyone can take part. All you have to do is register on time! The person with the fastest time can enjoy their success on the hot seat until someone else rides a faster round.

In the E-Bike Hillclimb in the suburb of Bittermark in southern Dortmund, racers will do the infamous climb up to the famous oak tree, the Viermärker Eiche. In the challenging mountain time trial including a ramp with a 20 ° incline at the end of the course, the participants can utilize the potential offered by an electric bicycle up to the final watt!

In the SCOTT Junior Trophy presented by newspaper RuhrNachrichten, youngsters from three years will be able to show what they’re worth on the round course around the Reinoldi Church and win fantastic prizes. The school or club with the most participants will also receive an award.

You can find all the information on the festival, the side events and registration at www.ebike-festival.org and https://www.facebook.com/ebikefestivaldortmund/?fref=ts.





Cyclocross is the first multi-day cyclocross and gravel stage race in the world and premieres in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, from 12 to 14 February 2016. The new ultra-format covers a distance of 202 km and an elevation gain of 3,230 m across demanding terrain in challenging winter conditions, divided up into a prologue and two long stages. As preparation for the world premiere, TORTOUR Cyclocross is offering two exclusive cyclocross technique trainings, guided by
mountain bike and cyclocross pro Florian Vogel. The first training session took place last Saturday in Zurich.

It is the afternoon of 12 December 2015 and around 20 well-wrapped-up figures are gathered outside in the cold in front of Dolder sports centre overlooking Zurich. Their goal: to hone their cycling skills. In the middle of winter? That’s right! They are here to participate in an afternoon cyclocross technique training session with pro Florian Vogel in preparation for the new ultra-race TORTOUR Cyclocross. After a short welcome from the friendly professional and the TORTOUR organising committee, it’s off to the practice area. Riding either cyclocross or mountains bikes, the participants were taught the basics of off-road cycling, including how to take curves, hopping on and off the bike quickly and shoulder their bikes correctly – all in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Techniques that come so easily to Florian Vogel posed a real challenge for many of the participants. But on the short ride that completed the session, all were able to showcase their new skills and complete the course with flying colours.

Huge success

“The technique training was really great!” enthused participant Soren Mose. “Florian is really nice. He demonstrated everything really clearly and was a great teacher. Even though I already had some background knowledge, I still gained a lot from today. On top of that, the atmosphere in the group was excellent and the event insiders that were there gave us some really exciting information about the new TORTOUR Cyclocross race. It was a huge success!” And what is Florian Vogel’s motivation for offering the training? “I’ve been offering coaching sessions like these for a while now and would like to do more in this area,” says the professional cyclist. “TORTOUR Cyclocross is a really special event. The organisers have come up with a long-overdue and yet globally unique race format. It is therefore an honour for me to lend my support to such an event by sharing my professional knowledge. It also brings me an enormous amount of pleasure to see the
participants leave my training sessions having mastered the necessary techniques. That is motivation enough.”

Second technique training session on 30 January 2016

The second technique training session with Florian Vogel will take place on 30 January 2016, once again in Zurich. To make sure that the training is as beneficial as possible, participant numbers are limited to 20 people. There are currently still places available. Cost: CHF 90 per person. For further
details and to register, visit: www.tortour.com/. Register for the TORTOUR Cyclocross winter adventure Registration for the first multi-day ultra cyclocross race in the world, TORTOUR Cyclocross, taking place from 12 to 14 February 2016 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is open until 31 January 2016. After a 13 km prologue on Friday, participants will have to overcome distances of 99 km on Saturday and 90 km on Sunday. The course leads through woodland, crosses meadows and fields, and includes few stretches on tarmacked roads. The participants will also have to reckon with obstacles including steps and tree trunks lying across the track. Cyclists can race solo or in teams of two or four, always keeping together. TORTOUR Cyclocross is a tough challenge: it requires participants to have a high level of technical skill as well as the stamina to withstand temperatures around zero degrees, snow and mud. Starting positions are sold as part of an all-inclusive package, which includes accommodation, all meals (as well as provisions during the race), and other amenities. Athletes can take part in the race on cyclocross bikes or mountain bikes. All information about the race can be found at www.tortour.com, where you can also register.

Film teaser to the ultra cyclocross adventure

If you can’t quite imagine what awaits you at TORTOUR Cyclocross, check out the event’s film teaser and witness all the emotion and adventure that this ultra-format winter race entails: