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Åre Bike Festival 2013

Åre Bike Festival is Scandinavia’s biggest gathering and celebration for all things freeride in mountain biking. Held annually in Åre, Sweden’s outdoor capital and home to one of the world’s biggest bike parks in summer, arebikepark.com, the festival gathers over 1000 participants. The Åre Bike Festival prides itself with being a true rider’s festival. It’s all about experiencing and enjoying the best riding the area can offer, whether that means flowing machine built jump trails in the bike park, or experiencing natural singeltracks in the surrounding mountains.

This year’s festival is held July 2-6. The schedule is packed with activities and competitions for all tastes and ages, with extended lift hours every day to take full advantage of the long summer nights in northern Sweden. The highlights of the program includes Scandinavia’s hardest enduro race, Enduro King & Queen by Sweet Protection, daily freeride clinics led by professional instructors and the movie contest Scandinavian Video Challenge. The exhibitor’s area at the base of the lifts will display bike gear from several of today’s leading brands, including demo bikes from Scott and Trek as well as the chance to try Five Ten’s legendary sticky bike shoes and Oakley’s groundbreaking Airbrake MX goggle. And when you’re done for the day, relax with cold beers and live music outside Parkvillan in the village park.

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Tuesday July 2

  • Guided trail ride: Jörgens
  • Extended play: VM6 open until 18:00
  • After bike

Wednesday July 3

  • Guided trail ride
  • Freeride clinic
  • Åre Sprint Downhill Race
  • Kids DH
  • Kids dirt jam
  • Extended play: VM6 open until 18:00
  • After bike – Parkvillan

Thursday July 4

  • Guided trail ride
  • Freeride camp
  • Flinbanan Chainless
  • Extended play: VM6 open until 18:00
  • After bike – Parkvillan BBQ with Crazy Race

Friday July 5

  • Guided trail ride
  • Freeride Camp
  • Enduro King & Queen by Sweet Protection – öppen träning
  • Teva Dirt Style
  • Mega Extended Play: VM6 öppen till 20:00
  • After bike – Parkvillan ÅBC-beer release

Saturday July 6

  • Freeride camp
  • Enduro King & Queen by Sweet Protection – race day – start 8:30 at Stjärntorget
  • Pilgrimsloppet – XC-race – start 14:00
  • Extended play: VM6 öppen till 18:00
  • After bike – Parkvillan
  • Scandinavian Video Challenge award show – Holiday Club