The Kona Oktoberfest 8 hour enduro, powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport, will move venue from Cheddar to Ashton Court this autumn for the second Bikefest race on 16 October.
Following the overwhelming feedback on our Bristol course and the realisation that it can cope even with severe weather (as experienced in 2009) paired with the rather positive weather records October has been enjoying over the last few years, we strongly feel that the relaxed atmosphere will last throughout the summer and will find its seasonal climax at the Kona Oktoberfest on 16 October.
The Oktoberfest is not just a shorter re-run of the Bikefest – it will have a few surprises up its sleeve. For example there’ll be a ‘comfort station’ which will have coffee, tea and biscuits on tap ready for the riders when they finish their laps.
The concept of the event is similar to the Kona Bikefest but reduced in hours due to the shorter daylight hours, so it’ll be just 8 hours in duration, starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm.
Mixed in with that will be two 4 hour events – the first starting at 9am and the second starting at 1pm. This should give everybody lots of options to bring the season to a well deserved yet fun packed ending. All three events we will have solo, pairs and teams of 3-4 rider categories – all available in Teams Open, Team Old Gits (average age of riders needs to be 40+ years) and Single Speed.
The entry fee for the 8 hour event is £30 per rider and £25 per rider for the 4 hour events.
The course being one of the best bits of the Kona Oktoberfest Bikefest with its super fast singletrack and the scaffolding bridge will get a few refinements but basically will stay the same. And with lots of effort and material going into the maintenance of the course as we speak we are expecting a pretty much all weather course! Besides going by our records – the last 3 Octobers have been some of the driest months of the year.
The event will be based at the top part of Ashton Court, Bristol. Most riders arrive on Friday afternoon to check out the course (open from 5pm onwards) and to ease into an action loaded cycling and camping weekend. There will be a DJ playing some tunes on Friday evening with a bar and food stands in the arena, ready to set you up for a weekend of flat out racing.
Saturday night will see the main party with prize presentation, live music, DJ and bar. For the 2010 events we will have a much improved catering set-up offering the usual race grub but also having a broader breakfast, lunch and dinner menu on offer.
Enter now at www.bike-fest.com