Looking for an event to crack in 2012? Entries are now open for the Bristol Bikefest in June and Oktoberfest in, you guessed it, October.
Ritchey Bristol Bikefest powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport
9-10 June 2012 – Ashton Court, Bristol
In 2012 the Bristol Bikefest will return once more to Ashton Court, Bristol. But this year they’ve got something new. Tested in last year’s Oktoberfest, the Bikefest will also run on the new Ashton Court course in 2012. The infamous 12-hour team/solo endurance race will take place on Saturday 9 June and will be followed the day after (10 June) by the six-hour team/solo event and the three-hour novice event.
Both days are aimed at the experienced rider as well as the newcomer. On Saturday there will be solo, pairs and teams of four categories, with the same for the Sunday race. All team sizes can be entered in the team open, team ‘old gits’ (average age of riders needs to be 40+ years) or single speed category (no single speed category on Sunday). There are obviously mixed teams and pairs in the running as well. Besides that the three-hour novice event will have teams of 2-4 and a solo category.
Besides the race action there will be a great musical line-up, with live music on Saturday night and DJ running from early evening late into the night on Friday and Saturday. On top of that there will a bar on Friday and Saturday, the Bikefest food village and a colourful event village with a broad selection of the latest bikes and kit.
For Ritchey Bristol Bikefest details and to enter, head this way.
Stan’s NoTubes Oktoberfest powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport
13th October 2012 – Ashton Court, Bristol
Following a fantastic turn-out last year, the Oktoberfest will return in full force in 2012 but now with a new supporter. Stan’s NoTubes is taken on the sponsorship for the Oktoberfest and will be on site over the event weekend showing their products as well as helping out with riders keen to jump onto the tubeless train.
The event will be based on the Ashton Court course again and will feature the relaxed atmosphere and smooth overall organisation associated with Bikefest, but with a bit of a Bavarian twist. There will be 8-hour and two four-hour races. But don’t worry – the 2012 Oktoberfest is not just a shorter re-run of the Bikefest – it will have a few surprises up its sleeve for you.
For example, there will be a ‘comfort station’ serving coffee, tea, biscuits, etc. on tab for the riders when they finish their lap as well as well a few more Bavarian undertones thrown into the mix. So be prepared for swoopy single track, oompah music, pretzels as medals (or maybe not) and some Weissbier at the bar!
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