Sudety MTB Challenge got everybody used to being a classic MTB stage race, with a daily start and finish in different places. We’re turning this order upside down next year. By an example of our other stage race - Beskidy MTB Trophy - we want to minimize the logistics connected with the transfers between different locations, and constant packing and unpacking, day by day. This is why next year we will introduce new race formula with less locations! Along with the totally rearranged routes of stages, this will really be the true MTB bomb!
As we are designing the new race’s route, there is basically one rule that we follow - MAXIMIZE THE FLOW! We are really looking forward to avoid really steep unrideable sections, where participants have to dismount and push the bikes uphill. In the past we didn’t always manage to keep off situations like these, because the alternative was to lead the route along quite boring gravel and tarmac roads. And we really don’t like doing that! This is also one of the reasons for which we are changing next year’s character of the race. We focus on super fluent ride on great paths, without “hardcore” uphill walking. We’ll be spending a lot of time on Sudety MTB Zone - a network of amazingly prepared bike trails.
We know that for many riders the participation in the Challenge is the first visit in this region of Poland (or a first visit in Poland at all!). That’s why we are preparing a range of attractions in the after-racing time. This should be interesting especially for the ones traveling with the whole family. This is something for your soul, but we also want to provide something for your body to let it recover more smoothly, so we will organize recovery zones in every race village! Naturally, we will conclude the race with a closing party in a good, “Polish style” :)
To be honest, we can’t wait next year! We’re getting down to bussines really soon, so expect some cool stuff from the preparations to Sudety MTB Challenge, that we will be publishing in a few weeks! Follow our website and Facebook fan page closely!