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Bike Opening


Dear Bike Republicans,

we truly regret to face the hard facts. The 2020 Bike Opening cannot take place in the manner we have planned it.

Given the current restrictions here in Sölden, unfortunately it's not possible for us to organize this event conclusively and in a proper way. Even if we were able to open the doors in mid-June, we could not organize the Bike Opening on short notice in a professional way.

The preparation works and implementation of such a major event, of course, also requires security for the participants when it comes to planning. From today's point of view, there is no such security at all. Therefore the organization team has decided with a heavy heart to completely cancel the 2020 Bike Opening.

The Paperchase Event will get postponed and therefor be part of our BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN National Holiday in September 25th-27th.

For all those who have already booked their starting place for the Paperchase Event, you have the possibility to take place in the chase in September. In case you are unable to attend in September, there are of course no costs involved. We will refund all money transfers already made.

Important: Please contact your accommodation directly. We are sure that there will be a solution, too.

All of us here in Sölden and the entire Ötztal really hope that things will normalize sooner rather than later. We can already guarantee something for sure: as soon as a return to normal life and usual activities is possible, our trails and lines will be perfectly prepared and shaped. We are waiting for you and are already looking forward to seeing you soon again.


The most festive start into the biking season

The BIKE REPUBLIC likes to throw fun-packed parties for its citizens - and there is no better occasion than the mountain bike season kick-off! That's why the  program is packed with stars, bicycle equipment tests, legendary contests and parties.

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