The Snow Bike festival is Europe's first winter festival of Fat Biking, taking place in Gstaad, Switzerland form January 22nd to 24th 2016, including a 3 Day Stage Race, Eliminator Night Race, Fun Ride, Snow Bike Party & Fat Bike & MTB Expo.
Routes for the 3 Day Stage Race range from 25 to 35 km in length and 500 to 1000m in altitude gain. This makes the race accessible to most biking enthusiasts. However, riders should ensure they properly train and prepare for the event, as the routes are not as simple as they may appear on the route profiles (especially the climbs).
Stages will start in the centre of GSTAAD on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January 2016 at 9.30am on the Promenade and take riders through the beautiful Villages of Saanen and Lauenen and deep into the Valleys around GSTAAD.
Climbs include the Ski slopes of Chalberhöni, the top of the Eggli ski lift and all the way to the Lauenensee. Riders will be rewarded with beautiful views from the mountains and thrilling downhills of the ski – and sledge slopes, including Eggli and Wispile.
The stage race also includes the Rocky Mountain Eliminator Night race at the Wispile ski area, which adds even more fun to the event! Small groups of riders will compete on a short specially prepared track, eliminating each other to determine the ultimate winner and it all happens under lights!