UCI Mountain Bike World Series 2024 dates and venues

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XC in Brazil? Downhill in Poland? Enduro still happening? Here’s all the basic dates and places for the 2024 MTB World Cup season.

7 rounds of DH, 8 rounds of XC and 6 rounds of Enduro.

Here are the dates and venues broken down by discipline…

2024 Downhill World Series

  • 3rd – 5th May, Fort William, UK
  • 17th – 18th May, Bielsko-Biala, POL
  • 7th – 9th June, Saalfelden Leogang, SUI
  • 14th – 16th June, Val Di Sole Trentino, ITA
  • 28th June – 7th July, Haute-Savoie, FRA
  • 6th – 8th September, Loudenville – Peyragudes, FRA
  • 4th – 6th October, Mont-Sainte-Anne, CAN

2024 XC World Series

  • 12th – 14th April, Mairipora, BRA
  • 19th – 21st April, Araxa Minas Gerais, BRA
  • 24th – 26th May, Nove Mesto Na Morave, CZE
  • 14th – 16th June, Val Di Sole Trentino, ITA
  • 21st – 23rd June, Crans-Montana Valais, FRA
  • 28th June – 7th July, Haute-Savoie, FRA
  • 27th – 29th September, Mt Van Hoevenberg Lake Placid, USA
  • 4th – 6th October, Mont-Sainte-Anne, CAN

2024 Enduro World Series

  • 10th – 12th May, Finale Outdoor Region
  • 17th – 18th May, Bielsko-Biala, POL
  • 7th – 9th June, Saalfelden Leogang, SUI
  • 28th June – 7th July, Haute-Savoie, FRA
  • 12th – 14th July, Aletsch Arena Bellwald Valais, FRA
  • 6th – 8th September, Loudenville – Peyragudes, FRA

Warner Bros Discovery & the UCI Press Release:

2024 UCI Mountain Bike World Series to feature 15 race weekends

  • Cross-country, Downhill and Enduro will collectively visit 10 countries across Europe, North and South America
  • Six brand new venues added to the line-up
  • Warner Bros. Discovery and the UCI are excited to reveal the 2024 UCI Mountain Bike World Series calendar.

Once again all the major mountain bike formats have been aligned on a single calendar, which next year will take place in 10 countries across Europe, North America and South America – and includes six brand new venues.

The full calendar for the UCI World Cups in cross-country Olympic (XCO), short track (XCC), downhill (DHI) and enduro (EDR), including E-enduro (E-EDR) will cover 15 weekends of racing, with all formats enjoying both standalone and combined events. One of the highlights of the calendar will once again be the flagship festival event in Haute-Savoie, France, which this year attracted over 100,000 spectators.

More information on the UCI Cross-country Marathon World Cup will be released in due course.

The season kicks off with cross-country featuring back-to-back race weekends in Brazil, with new venues in Mairiporã and Araxá, Minas Gerais, making their UCI World Cup debut. Joining them as first-time hosts will be Bielsko-Biala in Poland, Crans-Montana and Aletsch Arena, Bellwald, both in the Valais region of Switzerland and Mt Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid in the USA.

David Lappartient, President of the UCI, said: “With its innovative new format bringing together all the major formats in the discipline, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup was a huge success in 2023, with, for the first time, a round – in Haute-Savoie, France – hosting all the specialties on the series programme.

“There will be something new next year too, with new venues being included in this flagship mountain bike series, not only in Europe but also in North and South America. This testifies to the popularity of the sport, which the International Olympic Committee has just confirmed will be on the programme for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. Mountain bike continues to develop internationally, and the UCI World Cup is undoubtedly a key element in this progress.”

Chris Ball, VP of Cycling Events at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, said: “After a ground-breaking 2023 I am proud to welcome both iconic venues and new destinations to the 2024 UCI Mountain Bike World Series calendar. In the largest expansion of international mountain bike for many years, six new venues will join a blockbuster of a year, totalling 15 event weekends.

“Expansion into South America and long-term agreements in Lake Placid in the USA, Trentino in Italy and Haute-Savoie in France are hallmarks to a season that offers more racing than ever before. Switzerland also joins with two new venues in the stunning Valais region and Poland joins the UCI World Cup calendar for the very first time.”

The 2024 calendar marks the second year in a ground-breaking eight-year partnership between the UCI and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), which sees WBD take on the broadcast, promotion and organisation of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, utilising their extensive global reach to help grow the sport worldwide.

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  • UCI Mountain Bike World Series 2024 dates and venues
  • reeksy
    Full Member

    Enduro still happening?

    In Europe maybe.

    Good to see some variety in locations. I believe there were three year contracts with a venue that’s been dropped after one year. They must be gutted.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Any idea where the World Champs are next year for DH guys ?

    vmgscot
    Full Member

    XC in Brazil?

    Didn’t DH World Cup visit before… I vaguely remember Peatys bike being lost by the airline?

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    ocrider
    Full Member

    @Weeksy Andorra end of August

    speedstar
    Full Member

    No Tweed Valley EWS…

    eulach
    Full Member

    Bellwald, France and Leogang, Switzerland?

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    ***wrong thread***

    ocrider
    Full Member

    @Weeksy Châtel 10-11 February. World snow bike champs !

    I’m not sure what to make of that one.

    mulv1976
    Free Member

    With the pretty dismal coverage of the EDR this year, less races next year, is this the slow demise of the previously known as EWS? Also, no E-EDR?

    daviek
    Full Member

    Just checked my shifts and ill miss Fort William this year :/

    PrinceJohn
    Full Member

    Well after not liking the sport this year it looks like they’re really going for the jugular next year

    chrismac
    Full Member

    No eedr is a definite plus point. Never saw the point of a race route that’s impossible without 3 batteries to get round 

    rickmeister
    Full Member

    Cherry picking teh multi discipline locations so June in Italy or France looks great. Sad no Croatian racing though…

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    nickc
    Full Member

    It continues to astonish me that the UCI ‘get away’ with not having races in Australia, New Zealand or the West Coast of America anything like as routinely as they should every year this calendar is published.

     

    frogstomp
    Full Member

    Also, no E-EDR?
    No eedr is a definite plus point.

    The article indicates E-EDR at the same venues as EDR.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Well surely that’s potentially as much a venue/location issue though ? If they’re not prepared to pay to host it, then it is only the UCIs fault ? I agree with the sentiment though, but doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the UCI to blame here.

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    My understanding from that PR is that E-EDR is in with the EDR dates? The riders’ comments on Instagram make for some interesting reading though! Many riders from across the disciplines saying they’re not happy in various ways.

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    weeksy
    Full Member

    Links/info/quotes ? @stwhannah ?

    I don’t do much in the way of Insta myself but i’m always curious to see what the Pros think

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    nickc
    Full Member

    Well surely that’s potentially as much a venue/location issue though ?

    Yes, I don’t disagree @weeksy, but how hard can it be to find a home in one of the heartlands of mountain biking really? I mean, If you can find a race venue in Brazil and Croatia, you can race venue in California or Oregon or Washington, surely? Or for that matter Aus and NZ. The racers want it, the fans certainly want it, it jus seems like the UCI don’t

    I know its par for the course to moan about the suits in the organisational body in any sport, but this seems especially shabby

    benpinnick
    Full Member

    No Tweed Valley EWS…

    Brexit innit.

    EDR this year is clearly done to reduce the costs to a bare minimum for organisers and teams alike. If you’ve set it up so you can race off a single entry into the region, why then have a race in the country that requires a visa + a ton of paperwork to get into?

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    ocrider
    Full Member

    @Reeksy  you mentioned an Australian venue having signed a 3 year contract for WC races. A certain bike park in Tassie is now hosting a RedBull hardline race in February. I wonder what happened there?

    mtnboarder
    Full Member

    Brexit innit.

    Probably part of it- but it does seem that EDR is heading towards more uplift based courses, which the Tweed Valley doesn’t have.
    Which sucks.

    Bring back two day, unsupported epics- I find the current format dull- barely followed the World Enduro this year.

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    benpinnick
    Full Member

    Bring back two day, unsupported epics- I find the current format dull- barely followed the World Enduro this year.

    This. EDR is basically DH racing without the good TV coverage now. I want mechanicals, people with backpacks, blind racing and XC levels of fitness to get round the course in the allotted time. That is what top level Enduro should be about IMHO.

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    weeksy
    Full Member

    I don’t mind the fact that it’s transition free timing, but the courses need to be as you say, more of an Enduro/Epic feel to them, 30mins stages with sections of flat, up, accross, over, down…. Then you can chill getting to next stage start… but yes as said, tehy’re basically MiniDH races now.

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    reeksy
    Full Member

    ocriderFull Member

    @Reeksy
      you mentioned an Australian venue having signed a 3 year contract for WC races. A certain bike park in Tassie is now hosting a RedBull hardline race in February. I wonder what happened there?

    Well I hadn’t noticed that! Maydena made a big song and dance about becoming an Ewhatever venue last year, so i expect there’s been a fair bit of investment. A Hardline event there could well be amazing.

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    alpin
    Free Member

    Also, no E-EDR?

    Does anyone actually GAF about ebike racing?

    “I’ve got an eeb”. It’s an ebike, regardless of style of bike. I’ve an ebike, too. But it’s a cargo bike.

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    ocrider
    Full Member

    Well I hadn’t noticed that! Maydena made a big song and dance about becoming an Ewhatever venue last year, so i expect there’s been a fair bit of investment. A Hardline event there could well be amazing.

    Albeit to the detriment of WC enduro racing, which is a real shame. Tasmania was one of those destination venues.

    alpin
    Free Member

    Enduro is dead.

    ocrider
    Full Member

    17th-18th August: enduro World champs

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    Gribs
    Full Member

    I’m surprised there isn’t a Saudi round. It looks like a course could be developed at the Al Soudah national park as there’s already a cable car and the terrain looks suitable.

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    Having such a concentrated EDR in just Europe could cause some potential visa issues for UK pros with no EU passport.

    Looking at the dates of the races and with a couple of races happening days after the previous round, essentially creating some blocks of time spent in Europe, with very optimistic bare minimum travel plan of arriving in the country the day before the race and leaving the day after each race, this series of races would take up 40 of the allowed 90 days in every 180. Given that a lot of professional racers will spend a couple of months in the alps each summer for training, not to mention any europe holidays they may take before or after racing season, there’s a real risk that someone could breach the 90 day rule.

    teenrat
    Full Member

    Why do France always get multiple rounds? Surely this gives an unfair advantage to the French riders. 

    chakaping
    Full Member

    EDR this year is clearly done to reduce the costs to a bare minimum for organisers and teams alike.

    Makes sense, and I guess they can’t actually say that in a press release becuase the non-Euro fans will get even more cross.

    But it seems like it’s mainly helping the Euro teams obvs.

    And then splitting out the XC into more separate weekends is drastically increasing costs for some stakeholders. I heard that Jordi bloke from Fox moaning about this on a podcast the other day.

    wipperman95
    Free Member

    UCI get the blame for a lot of things, often rightly so. However, this is nothing to do with them – they’re no longer involved with the calendar; apart from rubber stamping it.

    ESO/Discovery are the Promoter/organisers – they choose it. It’s the same as in motorsport, with Liberty in F1, Dorna for MotoGP, etc You want a round? Get your chequebook out and pay the hosting fee to the Promoter.

    However, no US Downhill round? If anything, the US warrants two rounds, especially with all the US manufacturers involved in the sport.

    I understand why Enduro is staying in Europe – but so far, including it as part of the MTB World Series, hasn’t worked. And as somebody earlier in the thread commented, it’s become removed from what Enduro is meant to be about; long days, challenging terrain both up & down. Not the current multi stage Downhill discipline….

     

    And, are we ever going to see a UK round of the XC World Cup?

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    mtnboarder
    Full Member

    And, are we ever going to see a UK round of the XC World Cup?

    Could use the Worlds course at Glentress, its right outside Mr Ball’s house, oh wait…

    clubby
    Full Member

    Looks to me like a US downhill was planned but couldn’t be pulled off in time. Would explain the month gap between Loudenville and MSA.

    Kind of see both sides in the Enduro argument. It’s hardly a World Series but then again big teams have already pull the plug this year due to budget concerns. Concentrating the series in Europe next year might at least give struggling teams enough breathing room to survive.

    ayjaydoubleyou
    Full Member

    The sceptic in me says that the Enduro is becoming the E-Enduro series. The e-bikes have always been europe only I think, to stop the hassle of flying with them, and the issue with US spec ebikes being faster.

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