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24 Jun

BIKE PARK OPENING BANQUET- Launch into the active summer season in Borovets on 2-3rd of July 2016.

In EVENT NEWS by Alexander Iliev / 24/06/2016 / 0 Comments

On the 2nd of July we officially open the bike park and give start to the active summer season in Borovets. Come join us for a ride and have the chance to leave the first traces on the freshly shaped trails. We can`t wait to shred those berms!
On Saturday besides the riding we`ll also enjoy the rest of the entertainments that life in Borovets can offer us. Get ready for (un)memorable banquet adventures during the night. The winter has its Apre’ski, and the summer will have its Apre’bike. We`re starting the BANQUET SERIES with the first banquet event on the occasion of the opening. After the riding we`re gathering in Terrace Loungе- Rila hotel, so we can give a toast for the start of the new summer season, of course later we`ll continue with some drinks in Night Bar After Eleven in Rila hotel. As old people used to say: “You can know the bike season by its opening party” We want to throw a rad party, so we can all have an intense and epic bike season! Be ready for surprises because this year we`re building some new trails and we`re planning a lot of new events. We hope you will join us for all the adventures that are coming in the following months.
It’s all about good times and fun!

What`s coming during the days of the opening:

2nd of July (Saturday), RAM Bikes will present their latest bike models for 2016 in front of Rila hotel. In the tent of RAM a crew of bike mechanics will provide free bike service. If you need a quick check or some adjustments, the boys will be happy to help and give you some useful advices about how to take care of your bike.

The girls from Wild-berries will visit us for the opening, it`s their second visit this year and already they`re starting to feel pretty familiar with the trails in the bike-park. Everyone of you ladies should feel free to join the “female party” for an exciting weekend!

All lift passes bought in Saturday gives you free pass in Sunday. The lift pass is valid for the whole weekend, so keep it!

The banquet on the occasion of the opening starts on Saturday evening at the The Terrace Lounge, for the toughest of you the party continues in After Eleven Nightclub, both in Rila hotel.
We`re expecting you!

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15 Jun

Borovets All-Mountain Bike Weekend

In EVENT REPORTS,EVENTS by Alexander Iliev / 15/06/2016 / 0 Comments

The first filled with adventures weekend took place in Borovets mountain bike park on 28-29th of May. There were a several reasons that this weekend was different than any other.

We opened for testing and riding our first family/all-mountain trail. The trail is 6km. long and passes through various terrain and sections: lush meadows, uphill single-track in shady woods, fast descent with great number of fun elements that can offer  something interesting for any type of riders. This year we unite with Bike Ventures in order to develop the trails in the bike-park together and give you the best trails we can imagine. The newfound trail is just the beginning of our collaboration.

One of the most successful bicycle manufacture company Specialized carried out test rides of their latest bike models for Enduro, Cross-County, Downhill and Road riding. The event was part of the “Specilized test the best” campaign, during which anyone had the chance to try the latest Specialized models on the newfound all-mountain trail in Borovets.

The girls from Wildberries visited us, you can be sure that they had a good time by checking their short story and photos here.

After the good ride and a stroll in the nature we moved to the Terrace Lounge, they offered us some fresh cocktails and tasty food while we enjoyed the amazing view from the terrace. This made the perfect ending of a perfect day, and for some of us the night has just begun as we moved to After Eleven Night Club for the party!

Together with all of our guests we launched into summer season 2016, thanks to everyone who joined us in this adventure, we`re expecting you again anytime soon!

We had a rad weekend!

 

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09 Sep

BOROVETS OPEN CUP 2015

In EVENT NEWS by admin / 09/09/2015 / 0 Comments

Between the 18th and 20th of September Borovets will be hosting one of the most anticipated events of the year – Borovets Open Cup 2015. It will be round 2 of the Bulgarian Downhill Series and will challenge you to race against the clock on one of Bulgaria’s most famous downhill tracks. It’s called Scary Movie and it has more thrills than a late-night horror-movie! Significant updates this season turned it into a beast of a track, so you better be ready!

Schedule:

18 September, Friday

12:00 – 18:00 – Track Walk
16:00 – 19:00 – Registration

19 September, Saturday

9:00 – 12:00 – Registration
9:30 – 17:00 – Training
17:30 – Technical Meeting

20 September, Sunday

9:30 – 11:00 – Training
11:30 – 14:00 – Qualification
15:00 – 17:30 – Finals
18:00 – Awards Ceremony

To enter the race we strongly advise signing up online using this form, and be sure to check out the event rules too.

13 Jul

Single-day tour with the WildBerries

In EVENT NEWS,EVENTS by admin / 13/07/2015 / 0 Comments

It’s summertime and it’s time not only for the beach, but for some bike riding up in the mountains!

That’s why our friends from the WildBerries came up with another one of their challenges.

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17 Jun

CG FUN CAMP in Borovets Mountain Bike Park

In EVENT NEWS by admin / 17/06/2015 / 0 Comments

Bike-Ventures.com and Enduro Warriors are proud to invite you to take part in a training camp hosted by none other than Cedric Gracia. We believe there is no need to introduce him, as he is a true mountain biking legend who has won many international races. All participants will have the chance to enjoy a great weekend of riding, improve their riding skills through the direct mentoring of Cedric and his partner Jordi Bago, and most importantly – have lots of fun!

The training camp will be held on the 4th and 5th of July in Borovets Mountain Bike Park, Bulgaria and every participant will receive the following:
– Lift pass for both days;
– Hotel accommodation for Saturday night;
– Kenny Racing Jersey;
– Lezyne tire levers;
– T-shirt of the event;
– 1 whole day of riding with Cedric Gracia and Jordi Bago and 1 day of riding in the bike park;
– Party Saturday night.

The price of the camp is 250 BGN (125 EUR) and there are only 40 available places.

To reserve your place an advanced payment of 150BGN (75 EUR) is required.

Participants will be put into two groups of 20 people. The first group will ride with Cedric and Jordi on Saturday and the second on Sunday.

Reservation of a place in the groups is done upon advanced payment. Refunds are not available after the 1st of July.

For more information and registration please contact us at: info@bike-ventures.com

02 Jul

DOWNHILL DAYS with Jordi Bago @ Borovets Mountain Bike Park

In EVENT REPORTS by admin / 02/07/2014 / 0 Comments

Teaming up with our friends from Bike House and Spanish pro downhill/enduro rider Jordi Bago, Borovets Mountain Bike Park hosted a two-day DH training camp. Almost 20 riders of all ages and skill levels signed up to receive useful advice and race-proven know-how from Jordi, who shared his skills and discussed all aspects of gravity riding and racing with his trainees. Despite misty weather during Saturday morning, the rain gods spared us from another soaking, and by saturday afternoon we were all enjoying near-perfect trail conditions & blue skies over our heads. By sunday the trails have even become dusty on some spots, but this did not hold anybody back and the training continued in full force. Jordi started both days off with a track walk, discussing line choice and how to link up different sections. After that it was time to get on the bikes and session different parts of the tracks (Rocky on saturday, and a mix of Rocky/Need For Speed on sunday). Then it was time to do full runs, with Jordi following riders to observe and correct their line choice, technique and position on the bike. Borovets Mountain Bike Park’s latest trail additions proved to be really fun to ride and progress on, offering a huge variety of natural and man-made obstacles. All in all, it was a great weekend, big thanks to all who attended, the event organisers from Bike House and Jordi Bago himself! Stay tuned for the event’s video in a few days!

06 Jun

Report: Bonus Hunters – Season Opening 2014 @ Borovets Mountain Bike Park

In EVENT REPORTS by admin / 06/06/2014 / 0 Comments

Now that the season opening day in Borovets Mountain Bike Park is behind us, we can safely say that season 2014 is ON! A big THANK YOU for all riders who braved the mud and the rain (the riding was quite awesome), it was good to see you in such large numbers! Your excitement made our season opening day pretty special… As expected, a handful of riders who decided to come early gathered most prizes in our little Bonus Hunters game, but there are still some leftovers – 2 two-day lift pass vouchers and 2 beer power-ups still remain hidden somewhere in the woods… Come and get them!

 

20 Apr

Bonus Hunters – Season Opening 2014 @ Borovets Mountain Bike Park

In EVENT NEWS by admin / 20/04/2014 / 0 Comments

Barely days after the ski season in Borovets, while it’s still snowing in the upper parts of the mountain, Borovets Mountain Bike Park will open it’s lifts and mountain bike tracks for business. It’s time to get back on the bikes for some mud, trees, roots, rocks, and a hell of a good time.
The Park will start working on 1st of May and will be open on all weekends and national holidays until the snow melts off the higher altitude trails.
To celebrate the start of the season, and to make up for the upper part of the mountain that’s still buried in snow, during the season opening day we’re inviting all riders to take part in Borovets Bonus Hunters – a fun little game that’s gonna send you out on the trails gathering various bonuses and power-ups, quite like a video game.

The upper parts of the mountain and the sweet trails there are still buried in snow, but we came up with a fun little game to make up for it. It’s called Borovets Bonus Hunters and it’ll send you out on a quest to collect bonus items and power-ups along the tracks, much like a video game.

The rules are simple:
1. As usual, stay safe.
2. There will be various items to gather on all open tracks. It will be up to you to find them.
3. Photos of each item’s location from a on-track point of view will be posted on the stations of the Sitnyakovo chairlift, in the Adventure Centre in Rila Hotel, and at lift pass sell points.
4. Locating each item will require to stop, get off the bike, and look around. As soon as you stop, pull yourself aside and don’t be a track obstacle.
5. Exact item location on each spot will be marked with signs, small bits of track tape or other unusual markings. Keep your eyes sharp.
6. Have fun. This is NOT a race, so don’t stress. There’s no grand prize, just a few small gifts from us and our partners to celebrate the start of the season.