Trophy Newsletter Topics
+ Trophy on July 18, 2009 with big news
+ Register now! - Attention: limited numbers of participants!
+ Gary Fisher will be at the Salzkammergut Trophy again!
+ Rocky Mountain Bike Marathon Series 2009
+ Check out! Open Marathon Grand Canary on March 14, 2009
+ UCI Marathon-WC 2009 in Austria
+ Trophy Jersey
+ Bike Guide Salzkammergut
+ The best pics!
Trophy 2009 - Big news
MTB Course runs across the salt mountain of Hallstatt
It is now winter season in the Ski Resort Dachstein West and the highest points of the Trophy track are covered with more than 6 feet (2 meters) of snow. However the preparations for Austria's biggest MTB Marathon on July 18 2009 are already going strong. Here the latest news to be revealed:
After the long section along Lake Hallstatt the course will not lead anymore to the Echern Valley, instead it will climb a narrow path with 13 serpentines - a former cart trail built in the mid 19th century leading to the oldest salt mines in the World! The trail passes the famous Hallstatt necropolis where archaeologists believe that there are more than 4.000 graves dating back to the Iron Age (800 - 400 B.C.). From this point one has a breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding mountain range.
This area is easy accessible by the cable car so many spectators will cheer for the bikers during the mountains classification. The steepest part of this trail passes directly the miners' refuge and has a 30 % incline! The course leads then again to the forest road towards Roßalm.
Additional special distances for the Juniors
Besides the four well established and popular courses of 209, 110, 53 and 27 kilometers there will be an additional distance of 36 kilometers! This course is designed especially for our Juniors as they must not bike longer than two hours according to the Austrian Cycling Federation regulations.
So far 17 and 18 year old bikers were not able to participate at the Trophy with more than 53 km and the 27 km distance was not a real challenge for most bikers of this age group! Therefore there will be only one age group for U17 on the 27 km distance. However there is going to be a "open classification" on both courses for all "seniors"
New! Limited number of participants
Since in the past two years the numbers of participants have virtually exploded, there will be for the first time a limit regarding the number of bikers. This year there were 1.492 bikers registered for the 110 km distance and even 1.559 bikers tackled the 53 km course. We have the feeling that those popular courses can not handle any increase of participants and therefore both distances will be limited to 1.500 bikers. There are plenty starting positions available regarding the other distances! Registration possible as of now!
During the 2007 Salzkammergut Trophy Gary Fisher received a pair of "Goiserer”* as a present which he has not collected yet! Well it's time to pick them up - so on July 18, 2009 he will not only come for another shoe fitting but also try to improve his time on the 110 km course! 2009 will be his last year in the "age group Masters 4”. Although Gary may not be one of the top favourites, he will be for sure part of the winners' ceremony presenting the Trophies to the winners of the 110 and the 209 km distances! Still you do not need to win a Trophy to meet Gary - Gary Fisher's newest bikes are presented at the expo area on Friday and Saturday and Gary is more than happy giving autographs to his numerous fans.
*In Austria the "Goiserer” is a synonym for a mountaineering boot handcrafted in the highest quality. Since 1880 the custom tailored and double stitched Goiserer are produced in the same style. The waiting period of a year is well worth it as the shoe lasts for more than 100 years and even nowadays the Goiserer are passed down generations.
> interview with Gary Fisher before the race
> photos of Gary Fisher
Rocky Mountain BIKE Marathon Series 2009
Four top bike events are now part of the Rocky Mountain BIKE Marathon Series. New in this series is the "Erzgebirgs-Bike-Marathon" - Germany's oldest marathon. So Germany's "Mountain Bike Mecca" Seiffen is not only the final stage of the Trans Germany but also the finale of one of the most important marathon series in Europe - distributing more than 8.000 Euros prize money next year! The best three results are rated! Those who tackle all four races may drop one result!
The entry fee for the whole series is only 120,-- Euros when registering by mid of April! Registration for the series is possible as of now!
May 02, 2009 - ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIKE Marathon Garda Trentino
June 13, 2009 - ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIKE Marathon in Willingen
July 18, 2009 - Salzkammergut Mountainbike Trophy in Bad Goisern
August 02, 2009 - Erzgebirgs-Bike-Marathon in Seiffen
The mountain bike marathon on Grand Canary has become a popular MTB season opener as it offers a superb spring training camp as well as great package deals by Canary-Bike.com for a family vacation on the popular holiday destination. The organizers of this popular marathon are celebrating the fifth anniversary with a lot of specials - not only with an additional course - but also with a big tombola full of great presents and coupons.
For their title races 2009 the mountain bike marathon World elite will meet again on the notorious trails north of Austria's second biggest city. The very same WC course over 105 km (3.768 altitude difference) will also stage the UEC Masters European Championships! Two additional trails with 67 km and 35 km are available for amateurs! For further information please see www.bike09.at
Redvil - a Jersey in Salzkammergut Trophy design exclusively made by Redvil. This top quality Jersey is made of Coolmax® Micro Square material and is available in seizes XS up to 3XL. A sporty model with a continous zipper as well as breathable and quick drying material provides for great comfort.
The Jersey costs including shipping with cash on delivery 59,- Euro or 54,- Euros with advanced payment. The Trophy biking socks are 4,90 Euro. Order 3 pair of socks for 14,70 Euros (plus shipping & handling) and get an additional pair for free! In Bad Goisern the Jerseys and socks are available at the tourism office and at Sport Lichtenegger.
order via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
MTB maps by S & F
Salzkammergut Mountain Biking by Schubert & Franzke
60 tours leading through the Salzkammergut & map of the Dachstein course
Map 1:50 000 with course description and altitude chart
Price: 12,- Euro incl. shipping and handling
Map Dachstein Course
Three different versions circling the Dachstein, map 1 : 50 000 with course description and altitude charts
Price: 4,- Euro including shipping & handling
Combi: Salzkammergut Mountain Biking incl. map of the Dachstein course and Trans Salzkammergut
combi-price 16,- Euro incl. shipping and handling
Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut, Kirchengasse 4,
A-4822 Bad Goisern, E-Mail:
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