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WITH PETER SAGAN’S PARTICIPATION, THE COUNTDOWN TO THE 2024 BMW HERO SÜDTIROL DOLOMITES HAS BEGUN

Only 30 days to go until the 14th edition of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites! The off-road universe will converge on Selva di Val Gardena in a month, with cyclists from all over the world hopping onto their MTB to become a HERO!

And this includes a name that has gone down in cycling history – Peter Sagan has confirmed he will take part in the HERO Dolomites. An extra special challenge as he’ll have to face the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world!

RACE COURSES UPDATE

Due to the heavy snowfalls last winter, the race courses are still not open. Thanks to our incredible volunteers and the upcoming warmer weather, we’ll do everything in our power to clear the courses from snow before race day.

HERO KIDS

On Friday, 14 June 2024 the mountain bike champions of the future will take centre stage. The HERO KIDS is a non-competitive race featuring two routes in Selva for children between 4 and 12. Every participant will receive a welcome pack – just like the adult cyclists! – with an Alé Cycling technical jersey and a HERO cap.

For further information and registrations visit www.herodolomites.com/en/bike-festival/hero-kids

HEROE GOURMET

The HERO Gourmet is back! After a successful first edition, the second event and its two routes combining good food and e-bike fun on the Seiser Alm is back! Participants will kick off from Selva and stop in three mountain huts – the first will serve an aperitivo, the second a typical lunch, and the third and last stop on the tour a dessert. The courses are respectively 25 km and 35 km and participants can also take part on an e-mtb.

A CARBON-NEUTRAL HERO

We reached our goal of becoming a carbon-neutral event during the last edition. In other words, we have slashed our emissions to the bare minimum thanks to our sustainable activities and a CO2 offsetting scheme (planting trees). Our mission is to turn our ambitious goal into a standard feature of the race.

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SHIP TO CYCLE

Ship to Cycle is the door-to-door bicycle shipping service. You can now relax and not worry about transport logistics as you can ship your bike safely and efficiently across the globe. Participants can redeem a 15% discount for the HERO by inserting the HST2024 code in the dedicated area when requesting the service online  https://www.shiptocycle.com/get-a-free-quote


Ship To Cycle is provided by SEL - Sports Events & Logistics. The company has been providing logistics, travel, and management services to athletes, teams, and sports event organisers for over 25 years.
For further information visit www.shiptocycle.com

VAL GARDENA

Val Gardena is one of the most beloved destinations for mountain bikers. Thanks to the cutting-edge lift facilities catering for bike and e-bike transport, cyclists can easily access the network of scenic trails. Unforgettable tours which cross different areas, ideal for more season and trained cyclists, such as the famous Sellaronda MTB Tour, which can be explored both clockwise and anticlockwise and well as the new "Royal Dolomites Tour". The latter boasts 102 km and 4,500 hm, making for an unforgettable experience, taking cyclists as close as it gets to the Dolomites’ royalty. Flow trail fans will also find something to enjoy on the Trail Arena Val Gardena, a great solution also due to its connection to nearby areas.

www.mtb-dolomites.com

BECOME A 2024 HERO!

THE HEROES WELCOME PACK

The 2024 HERO Südtirol Dolomites will take place between 13 and 15 June 2024 in Val Gardena, the Dolomites. Everyone who registers will get a Welcome Pack. Besides the now traditional Alé Cycling jersey, the 2024 Pack will also contain a practical, HERO-branded microfibre Sport Towel set featuring two towels. Ideal for both training and your downtime, it will become a trusted companion on many of your outings.

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THE HERO KIDS WELCOME PACK

Our cyclists between the ages of 4 and 12 ‘competing’ in the HERO KIDS will also receive a dedicated Welcome Pack. They can wear their Alé cycling jersey as well as an adorable cap as they explore the streets of Selva Val Gardena during their mini ‘marathon’.

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Register now

Early bird prices will end on 31 January, so hurry up and register now to the 2024 HERO Südtirol Dolomites before fees increase on 2 February.

Register now

 

THE 2024 HERO BIKE FESTIVAL: THE MTB WORLD FLOCKS TO THE DOLOMITES BETWEEN 13 AND 16 JUNE!

Dear HERO,

Despite the cooler temperatures, we just can’t seem to shake off the need to keep on cycling! And, while the next edition of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites isn’t exactly around the corner, many of you have already saved the date on the calendar: 15 June 2023! As you’re well aware, not only is it the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world – indeed, it’s so much more! A high-octane, professional race which is a great moment to come together in the spirit of the more we are, the merrier it will all be.

Don’t do anything else between 13 and 16 June because we’ll expect to see you at the 2024 HERO Bike Festival between 13 and 16 June: four jam-packed days of stands, music, and side events, as well as plenty of sweat and tears (tears of joy, of course!).

THE PROGRAMME

Thursday, 13 June 2024: the kick-off of the HERO Village, home to the best MTB brands and, just a stone’s throw away lies the ZERO Village showcasing the very best of sustainability. The HERO Trails also await: local guides will accompany you to try out the trails, giving you a taste of what to expect on race day. To round the day off, the unmissable and exciting HERO Charity Night opening event.

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Friday, 14 June 2023 all eyes will be on our mini HEROes, who will make the village’s streets their own playground with the now unmissable HERO Dolomites KIDS, whose participation has been growing from with each new edition. A non-competitive event for children between 4 and 12 who will compete on one of two trails based on their age. A great experience for the HEROes of the future!

Saturday, 15 June 2024: the big day has finally arrived, time to head to the HERO start line! The 14th edition of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites will also include the AVIREX HERO Challenge, an extra special challenge on the last climb of the race’s three trails boasting respectively 60 km, 71 km and 86 km. The day will end with The Great Finale! Award ceremony and the HERO Party.

Sunday, 16 June 2024 rounds the whole edition off with an e-bike excursion for the second edition of the HEROE Gourmet. The excursion boasts two trails, 25 km and 35 km, across the Seiser Alm to discover the area and its typical meals and beverages.

What are you waiting for? Join us now if you already haven’t!
Register at DATASPORT | HERO Series - HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2024

 

SHIP TO CYCLE

Ship to Cycle is a door-to-door transport service which ships bicycles efficiently and safely all over the world. The service is meant for cycling enthusiasts: pros, amateurs, and touring cyclists. The aim is to offer a premium service which takes away the stress of transporting the bike to the train station or airport and then taking it all the way to your destination. This enables you to have a more flexible trips be it for holidays, competitions, or transfers.

Ship To Cycle is provided by SEL - Sports Events & Logistics, a company which has been offering logistics, trips, and management services to athletes, teams, and organisers for over 25 years.

For further information visit www.shiptocycle.com

A “CARBON NEUTRAL” HERO

As you know, we started the FROM HERO TO ZERO project in 2022, a programme boasting numerous sustainable activities. During the event’s four days, we produced 91,000 kg of carbon dioxide which were offset by a reforestation project. This meant the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites was recognised as a “carbon neutral” event – the first mountain bike race ever to be awarded such a label.

SHIP TO CYCLE – FROM YOUR HOME TO THE HERP

Our partnership with Ship to Cycle is back: your mountain bike will be picked up from your home and delivered to your hotel in Val Gardena.

Use the HSD2023 code to get a 10% discount.

Further information and booking at www.shiptocycle.com

HEAD TO THE 2023 BMW HERO SÜDTIROL DOLOMITES BY TRAIN!

The BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites wants to reduce its environmental footprint as much as possible. That’s why we’ve set up a dedicated area on the official race portal to ensure you can reach us by using sustainable means of transport. Among the solutions, one of our suggestions is to reach us via train and bus. You can head to Bolzano or Bressanone by train, and then book a bus transfer using Alto Adige Transfer to your hotel in Val Gardena.

For further information visit https://www.herodolomites.com/en/info/how-to-get-there

HEROE GOURMET TOUR

Choose between two routes, respectively 25 km and 35 km; they will both start from Selva and cross the Alpe di Siusi and, during the ride, participants will be able to stop in the huts and dive into local, mouth-watering cuisine. The first hut will feature an aperitif, the second a typical lunch, and the third a dessert. Registrations are already open at this link, while accommodation can be booked at valgardena.it. 

THE 2023 HERO DOLOMITES BIKE FESTIVAL: CELEBRATING MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

 “At least once in my life – that’s my goal,” is what professional mountain bikers say when thinking about the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites. This now legendary race stands out for the courses’ technicality and difficulty as well as for its location: the Dolomites. 

On 17 June 2023, countless bikers from all over the world will join the starting grids of the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world. The race features two courses: the first boasts 86 km and 4,500 hm, while the second 60 km and 3,200 hm. 

It wouldn’t be the HERO without the HERO Bike Festival! The event lasts four days, from 15 to 18 June. The satellite event will offer plenty of occasions to explore everything mountain biking – and much more – and participants as well as their supporters and amateur bikers can make the most of their stay in the valley. 

It all kicks off on Thursday, 15 June 2023: head to the exhibition village to take a look at the stands of the go-to companies in the off-road sector and their green initiatives. On this day, you can also book a reconnaissance tour accompanied by an expert guide on the HERO Trails. But there’s more! The evening will see the HERO Charity Fashion Night take place, welcoming HEROes with a show that they won’t forget any time soon! 

Friday, 16 June is when even children between 4 and 12 can give the HERO a shot! The 2023 HERO KIDS is a non-competitive event featuring two age-specific courses. 

And then, finally, the day everyone has been waiting for: on Saturday, 17 June, the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites will take place! The amazing race will bring the centre of Selva di Val Gardena to life for over 12 hours, all the excitement building up to The Great Finale! when the winners will be crowned. It will be followed by the HERO Race Party, a veritable celebration with live music featuring local bands and a DJ set. 

The entire event will be organised with sustainability front and centre. Gerhard Vanzi, founder of the HERO project, says: “After having achieved “carbon neutral” recognition during the last edition, we wanted to roll out another initiative to cement our commitment to smart tourism, one which highlights the local area and event planning. The HERO programme will grow, and this addition will surely also be welcomed by professional bikers, who will want to explore the Dolomites’ mouth-watering delicacies on Sunday.” Something every HERO can look forward to in 2023! 

 

 

THE HERO DOLOMITES KIDS: 16 JUNE 2023

This event is dedicated to our younger HEROes, and takes place on Friday, 16 June. It consist of two routes in the heart of Selva Val Gardena: a short, 1.2 km option for children between 4 and 6, and a longer, 2.7 km version for more advanced cyclists. Our mini HEROes will receive a welcome pack with a HERO jersey and hat, and Crankbrothers cap and socks they can wear even when back at home.

Register your young HEROes now to the HERO Kids

 

THE NEW LOACKER MULTIGRAIN

Taking care of our health and the environment are the guiding principles behind consumer behavior. Consumers are looking more and more for a healthy and conscious lifestyle. Loacker’s new Multigrain aims to meet these demands. It does so by using 100% natural ingredients, 30% less sugar and opting for paper as its main packaging material. The new Loacker Multigrain consists of three wholegrain spelt, wheat, and oat flours embracing two layers of delicious Napolitaner or Cremkakao cream. The wafers’ consistency is the result of a delicate grinding process which takes place in South Tyrol in a special mill that protects all their fragrance and wholesomeness. The products do not include any added flavorings, colors, sweeteners, preservatives, or GMOs. The new Multigrain wafers are the ideal choice for a genuine and responsible moment of pure goodness.

Info: www.loacker.it

 

FROM GROM TO GROWN

Crankbrothers mission is to improve every rider experience: it does not matter which bike you ride, your level of riding or your age.  
Crankbrothers now offers sizes down to US 3/EU35 on select models: from groms to grown-ups, every rider deserves the best fit and performance.

Info: www.crankbrothers.com

 

PRIZE MONEY

The HEROes of the Hobby and Club/Federation members will be awarded during The HERO Great Finale on the 17th June 2023, a unique event just for them! The total prize money for Club/Federation members amounts to €25,000 (yes, you read that right!).

MOUNTAIN BIKE SPECIALIZED

The 1st prize for the men and women competing in the 86 km course (Club/Federation) will be a Specialized Epic Comp mountain bike. Amazing prizes which only confirm the importance of our event for cyclists and their teams.

IF APPLES COULD WALK…

… and in South Tyrol, they can! The first places for both the Club/Federation and Amateur/Non-membership categories for both courses will receive a pair of HERO Sneakers by Womsh. A stylish yet sustainable prize, these shoes are made using Apple Skin, an innovative artificial leather produced by Frumat Leather, a South Tyrolean company. The skin is obtained by recycling South Tyrolean apple waste, which represents an important contribution to our local circular economy.

SOUTH TYROLEAN FLAVOURS

The second places for both Club/Federation and Amateur/Non-membership categories will receive a selection of local products by PUR Südtirol: Speck and rye bread as well as South Tyrolean wine and apple juice. PUR Südtirol has been promoting and supporting outstanding local food and beverage producers and companies for over 10 years, ensuring everyone can have a taste of delicious, South Tyrolean products wherever they may be.

A TOAST!

The third places of the Club/Federation and Amateur/Non-membership categories will receive a special gift pack from the FORST brewery. The pack contains a selection of the best local beers, a great gift to celebrate their success at the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world!

 

THE LAST SUMMER RIDES IN THE RUN-UP TO THE 2022 HERO!

18 SEPTEMBER 2021: THE SELLARONDA BIKE DAY IS BACK!

MOUNTAIN BIKING ACROSS THE SELLARONDA’S FOUR VALLEYS

MTB Trail Arena Val Gardena: six Single Trails boasting 13.9 km and 1,457 hm to explore on your mountain bike.

Bike Beats - Movimënt Alta Badia Trails: six new Single Trails boasting 8.4 km and 980 hm – a ride which will deliver incredible emotions.

Fassa Bike Park: experience pure adrenaline in this bike park on its 8 Single Trails totalling 19 km and 3,100 hm.

Unlimited Freedom Arabba: 7 Single Trails, 17.5 km and 2,250 hm of guaranteed fun.

SELLARONDA BIKE DAY - 27 JUNE 2021 AND 18 SEPTEMBER 2021

DON'T LET FLATS STOP YOUR RIDE WITH AIR-LINER ROAD

The Vittoria Air-Liner Road system is compatible with all tubeless road tyres on the market. The lightweight material absorbs no sealant, while the proprietary Vittoria Multiway tubeless valves – which is included in the packaging - eliminates valve clogging. Whether you are training, touring, exploring, or racing, the Vittoria Air-Liner Road system will provide peace of mind and protection for the ride ahead.

DOLOMITI ADVENTURES: THE PLACE TO BE FOR ALL YOUR SPORT NEEDS

The Dolomiti Adventures shop is in the centre of Selva di Val Gardena and has been the HERO’s technical partner since the event’s creation. Its expert mechanics will help you fix your bike and the store sells clothes, accessories and much more: find the latest products from the best go-to sports and outdoors brands. The store has a dedicated area for mountain bikes and the HERO Dolomites, so much so you can purchase branded outfits sporting the iconic “red H”.

CONQUER THE HERO DOLOMITES THANKS TO VITTORIA’S TIPS

A TASTY HERO PARTNER: PUR SÜDTIROL, THE E-SHOP FOR SOUTH TYROLEAN DELICACIES

SOUTH TYROL IS SERVED

SOUTH TYROLEAN DELICACIES AWAIT OUR WINNING HEROES

BMW HERO SÜDTIROL DOLOMITES: PASSION, SPORTS, AND SUSTAINABILITY

The BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites Organising Committee is aware of the mountains’ priceless value. Which is why it has chosen that the iconic event for off-road cycling, known as the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world, needs to be the target of a number of strategies and initiatives to ensure its environmental and social long-term sustainability. In other words, the aim is to eliminate any potential impact on the mountains and the communities involved in the race to maintain their delicate balance intact. Right from the start, back in 2010, we understood how the Dolomites represented an important and irreplaceable added value to the HERO event. We love our beautiful and yet fragile region. Which is why we have to take care of it, protect it from mankind, and protect its natural heritage so that future generations can make the most of it. This mammoth effort will have a transversal effect on the HERO’s organisation. It will yield the first results during the next edition planned on 12 June 2021 – results we can achieve with the help and collaboration of each and every single HERO!

SOUTH TYROL: THE STAGE OF THE BMW HERO SÜDTIROL DOLOMITES

Ours is more than a mountain bike race. The BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites is a celebration of passions, overwhelming love for sports and mountain biking as well as for nature and the mountains. South Tyrol is a unique region and offers one-of-a-kind experiences. Vast swathes of green meadows and forests are overlooked by the imposing Dolomites’ peaks which have inspired so many people to dream big. Mountaineering history was made here, and the region boasts rolling hills covered in vineyards, timeless food and cultural traditions which stand out for the perfect fusion between Alpine and Mediterranean traits. A beautiful story which can be told in its three official languages: German, Italian, and Ladin (https://www.suedtirol.info/en). The beloved Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are also responsible for the event’s success. All the world envies our unique mountains, which is all the more reason to protect them. South Tyrol is a tourist destination which boasts a vast summer offer comprising trekking, cycling, and mountain biking; visitors can also dive into the local folklore, culture, and traditions. An all-round great offer which always places environmental sustainability first. The majestic Dolomites overlook the two legendary routes of the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites marathon which start and finish in Selva d Val Gardena. They wind their way all along the passes and peaks of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba, Val di Fassa, and Alpe di Siusi until they return to the starting point. These charming and picturesque locations stand out for their outstanding offers and are the ideal tourist destinations for outdoor sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. You can spend your days hiking on trails (easy, medium, hard) surrounded by breathtaking and unique landscapes under the gaze of the majestic and stunning summits. The area also boasts a vast network of road and off-road cycling trails. Find out more at:

www.valgardena.it

www.altabadia.org

www.arabba.it

www.fassa.com

www.seiseralm.it

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