News 2017

Salzkammergut Trophy 2015 - Anstieg zum Hallstätter Salzberg (Foto: Harald Hois)

20 years Trophy - take up the challenge

July 15th 2017 – a date which has been highlighted in their calendars by many marathon fans. For the 20th edition of the Salzkammergut Trophy more than 3.000 entries so far, 750 for the extreme distance! So, more than 5.000 bikers from more than 40 nations are expected again to tackle the seven different distances.

For the anniversary Trophy Gerrit Glomser from Salzburg and Juarez Tinker (USA), winners of 1999, 2000, und 2002, have signed up. Both former stars will tackle once again the extreme distance, aiming for a top position within their age group.
Bosch eMTB-Trophy (Foto: Reiter Kurt)

Bosch eMTB-Trophy – NEW:
4 sections with timing

The distance at the 2nd eMTB-Trophy will be again 32.5 km long. New this year will be a fourth section with a timekeeping. Only the times of the four sections – two climbs as well as two challenging trails – will be rated, nevertheless the whole distances has to be complete within the time limit. With this modus those bikers will win who are best in combining both factors – physical power and sophisticated technical skills.
Those who would like to feel the Uphill-Flow of an e-mountain bike, have plenty opportunities during the Trophy weekend. More than 100 eMTBs will be available for testing at the Expo offering also guided eMTB-Tours as well a 4 km long test track.
Gossner Rainhard (AUT) - Salzkammergut Trophy 2016 - Strecke D (Foto: sportograf.de)

All-Mountain-Course by 5.4 km shorter than last year

The „All-Mountain-Marathon“ (Course D) with start in the Imperial City Bad Ischl will be shortened by 5.4 km and has “only” 1.820 altitude difference. The highlights of this 55 km long distance are for sure the down hills with a total of 9.5 km technically challenging trails. This course is perfect especially for bikers who prefer technically difficult trails with fast down hills on forest roads.

The competition starts in front o the  Ischler Trinkhalle at 13:00 hrs. The starting field is limited to 400 participants. There is going to be a special rating for all for fat bike bikers – minimum strip width is 4 inches.
Salzkammergut Trophy Survivor Trikot

Exclusive Finisher-Jersey

For the 20th anniversary, all conquerors of the extreme distance receive an exclusive Jersey in the Trophy-Design 2017, produced by our partner Löffler, an Austrian premium brand.

For all other participants after the race, t-shirts– as long as the stocks last – are available in unisex seizes from XS up to 3XL and in two colors Methyl Blue and Dark Denim. Whereas the Löffler HotBOND-bike pants as well as the brand new Löffler Jersey from the Trophy Collection is not for participants only, it may be just ordered by mail in seizes XS-3XL.

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Bike Special 2017

The Salzkammergut is famous for its rusty lodges, fast down hills and kitschy-gorgeous views. Those great tracks surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, especially Lake Gosau with wit awesome unique view towards King Dachstein as well as the picturesque little houses in Hallstatt make even the most ambitious bikers to pause for a moment taking a picture with his smart phone. Slowing down and get together in one of numerous inviting lodges serving tasty Brettljause and local Schnapps .
Upper Austria Tourism has published together with the regions and BIKE a  special edition including all top tours with GPS data in the Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Gravel-Wertung auf der Trophy C-Strecke (Foto: Erwin Haiden)

New! Gravel-Marathon

For the 20th anniversary of the Salzkammergut-Trophy, there will be for the first time a special Gravel-Marathon. Start will be on the C-Course with an “external- start” in Obertraun tackling more than 76 km and 2.400 meters altitude difference. Before the participants reach the finish at the Bad Goisern Market Square they pass such Trophy highlights like the  Hallstätter Salzberg  and the breathtaking Lake Gosau.

Two thirds of the C-Course runs along gravel and forest roads ideal for cross and cross country bikes.  There is going to be a special women as well as a men classification. Times are also rated among the
Slow-Motion-Rating. However please note that in the various age groups  and  team ratings as well as at any other Trophy special ratings one may only participate with a mountain bike!

Gary Fisher

Uphill Flow Enthusiast Gary Fisher

The Next Big Thing!

Mountain Bike legend Gary Fisher, former street biker and bike mechanic is considered as one of the inventors of mountain biking. From the very beginning Fisher monitored the development of ebikes predicting eBiking a great future. He is fascinated by the symbioses of human muscle power and smart electronics and he is convinced that ebikes will play a key role on the future mobility.  He is especially thrilled about how fun ebiking is – no matter if urban metropolis or in the outdoor nature.

Gary Fisher about the fascination of emountain biking, why it enables mountain biking in the purest form, and which revolutionary impact the ebike will have in the future on example of U.S.A.

Salzkammergut Trophy 2015 - Anstieg zum Hallstätter Salzberg (Foto: Erwin Haiden)

21 and 22 May Trophy Course Inspection

On May 20 and 21, we invite all Trophy participants and interested bikers to a course inspection in the Salzkammergut. Together with our Guides we will bike course sections such as Hallstätter Salzberg or the Rettenbach-Trail which are only open on the race day.

Also during this weekend, Ritchey also offers all bikers the opportunity to test the brand new steel classics and gravel bikes.

Timberwolf in the frame M and L
P-29er in the frame 17", 19" and 21"
Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc in 55, 57 and 59 cm

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UEC Elite- and Masters-European Championship

This year, the UEC Masters-European Championship will be hosted together with the UEC Elite-EM in Sivit, Slovakia on August 13th 2017. On August 12th the Horal-Marathon will be held on this course which will be also at the same time the final of the Intersport-Marathon-Series.

06.05. Šela Marathon, Lipník nad Bečvou (CZE)
20.05. Bike Prague powered by Genesis, Praha (CZE)
10.06. Crosskovácsi Marathon, Nagykovácsi (HUN)
09.07. Duna Marathon, Esztergom (HUN)
15.07. Salzkammergut Trophy, Bad Goisern (AUT)
29.07. ŠKODA Stupava Trophy, Stupava (SVK)
12.08. ŠKODA Horal MTB Marathon, Svit (SVK