The HERO World Series is a lot more than a mountain bike race circuit. It is the fulfilment of a dream to deliver the emotions of an iconic competition overseas: the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world which takes place at the foot of the Dolomites.
Everything started here, and that is why the HERO Südtirol Dolomites is the circuit’s ‘beating heart’. Over the course of ten years it has won over the heart of many cyclists and is an event which athletes from all over the world look forward to. Those very same athletes made it grow and become what it is today: the HERO, a unique challenge with, first and foremost, oneself as well as with the rest of the participants.
Save the date: the eleventh edition will take place on 12 June 2021 in the heart of Selva di Val Gardena and on its two legendary routes: 86 km and 4,500 hm, and 60 km and 3,200 hm. The 2021 HERO Südtirol Dolomites is part of the prestigious UCI Marathon Series 2021: this is an important acknowledgement as only six marathon and two stage races, among the most important and exclusive in the worlds, are part of the UCI Series.
But there is more. A celebration of everything mountain bike, the HERO Dolomites Bike Festival, will also be taking place. This itinerant event will grace every stage of the circuit, spanning four days with plenty of events for participating athletes and their groups as well as all mountain bike aficionados.
The HERO Dolomites Bike Festival, 10-13 June 2021
The HERO Dolomites Bike Festival will take place between 10 and 13 June 2021 and kick off with the possibility of exploring the routes with local guides. The HERO Village will also return with its stands featuring go-to MTB brands. The HERO Women’s Lounge is also back, a dedicated space for the race’s women as well as partners, friends, and wives of our HEROes. The HERO Night will take place on Thursday, 10 June 2021 at 9 p.m. – a special evening to revisit the emotions of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites. The following day, the HERO KIDS, a noncompetitive race which always attracts a great number of kids between the ages of 4 and 12, will kick off at 3 p.m. The highlight will be, of course, Saturday,12 June 2021 when, from 7.10 in the morning, the seventh edition of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites will take place. After all the athletes cross the finish line, the unmissable HERO Great Finale awards ceremony will take place at 9 p.m. The HERO Dolomites Bike Festival will conclude the following day with the ZERO Dolomites: a day on your bike dedicated to sustainable mobility.
Registrations for the HERO Südtirol Dolomites open on Thursday, 1 October 2020 (08.00am Europe time) at www.herodolomites.com