MTB World Championships 2016
The first mountain bike competitions were held in California in the early eighties. Since then the discipline has grown very fast, in all aspects. The first World Championships to be officially recognized by the UCI dates back to 1990. This year the MTB World Championships will be hosted by Nove Mesto na Morave in the Czech Republic from 29th June to 3rd July.
Tour de France
In the world of sport, the Tour is the third most watched event after the Olympics and the Football World Cup. Up to 15 million spectators are present at the race route, while another two billion watch on TV during broadcasts to 200 countries. Running from July 2nd to July 24th 2016, the 103rd Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,519 kilometers. The 103rd Tour de France will visit three neighboring countries: Spain, the Principality of Andorra and Switzerland. The race will be, again, proudly supported by the Škoda auto, as it has been for over ten years.
There are cobbles, climbs and iconic scenery in store for 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The combination of stunning scenery and stern challenge that is the road race and time trial courses is going to provide a fantastic spectacle for all cycling fans. Besides road cycling there are going to be BMX, Track Cycling and Mountain Biking events. Don’t miss the Olympic Cycling, which will take place between 6th August and 20th August 2016.
Anointed by dirt, powered by passion, the Crankworx World Tour makes stops in Rotorua, New Zealand, Les Gets, France and culminates in its Canadian home base of Whistler, British Columbia. Crankworx Whistler brings the world’s downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends together with the superfans, rising stars, industry innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders for 10 days of competition, concerts, and culture. This year it’s from 12th to 21st August.
Once a year the whole cycling world turns its eyes on Friedrichshafen, Germany. As the world’s leading trade fair, the Eurobike is a fixed point in the cycling industry’s calendar. All the innovations, all the companies, all the trends and journalists from all over the world are to be found here. The dynamics of the global bike business are developed here in a professional environment. If you want to be a part of the booming bike market, you simply have to be at the Eurobike, which will be held from August 31st to September 4th, 2016.
L’Eroica historical race
Another truly unique experience is offered by L’Eroica. Organized since 1997 and surrounded by gorgeous scenery, it’s a race on ancient roads using obsolete bikes. After exporting L’Eroica experience to Japan and Great Britain, the list of Eroica events in the World enlarged up to eight stops. The most famous is the original L’Eroica in Italy. As a period cycle race – only bikes made prior to 1987 can enter – riders also dress in appropriate costumes like merino wool jerseys, leather shoes or small peak caps, and most of the course is made up of the bone-shaking “strada bianche”, Italy’s crushed gravel tracks. This year it’s from 28th September to 2nd October.
Rapha Club Rides
Rapha Rides are organized by Rapha Cycle Clubs that have been created as inspiring meeting places for road riders around the world. Located in key cycling cities you’ll find a retail space stocked with the latest Rapha products, limited edition Cycle Club items, and a café serving the finest coffee and food. You can find events close to you HERE.