The Bristol Bikefest had a successful (and perfectly dry) 2010 and it’s back for 2011, now having Ritchey Components as the title sponsor. The 2011 ‘Ritchey Bristol Bikefest powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport‘ will return once more to the fantastically wiggly singletrack of Ashton Court, Bristol. For this year’s event a new course has been created, similar in length and the amount of climbing to the old one and it will keep a big proportion of the much loved singletrack.
Held over the weekend of the 4-5th of June, Saturday will be solo, pairs and teams of 4 categories. The Sunday race will have the same categories. 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 (please note there is no single speed category on Sunday). There also be mixed teams and pairs in the running as well. Besides that the 3 hour novice event will have teams of 2-4 and a solo category.
Besides the race action there will also be live music on Saturday night and DJ and bar running from early evening late into the night on Friday and Saturday. As ever, there will be a Bikefest food village and colourful event village with a broad selection of the latest bikes and kit.
The main camping will still be found next to the action next to the start/finish & event village with some extra camping only a few hundred yards away. Showers and bike washing facilities will also be located only a couple hundred yards away from the main arena.
The Ritchey Oktoberfest powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport is also set to return for a second helping in…yes you guessed it October. Last year enjoyed perfect riding conditions, a ‘warm up feed station’, (almost) non-stop Oompah-Music and lots of Bavarian touches. There will be more details about the second event later on in the year.
All the details on the Bristol Bikefest and the Oktoberfest including downloadable entry forms and the online entry can be found on the updated Bikefest website www.bike-fest.com. Further updates in particular on the new and improved course will go onto the site…