Hero Bike Festival

  • Thu 15
  • Fri 16
  • Sat 17
  • Sun 18

Thursday   15

09:00

EXPLORE THE HERO ROUTES – FIRST PART 60/86 KM

Start from Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square

A sample of the HERO routes

We will ‚enjoy the initial part of the race route which takes us from Selva Val Gardena uphill on Dantercepies to then ride down to Corvara and then up again to Pralongià where we will stop for lunch. Then on a slight uphill to Passo Campolongo and then back to our starting point travelling back across Alta Badia to Passo Gardena: finally the last descent to Selva.

Length: 47 km
Uphill elevation gain: 2,000 hm
Downhill elevation loss: 2,000 hm
Highest point:
2,298 m Dantercepies
Difficulty: average to difficult

Condition of terrain:
Ability required:
Adventure rating:

Lunch: Rifugio Pralongià
Starting point:  Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square (map)

WHAT YOU NEED?

  • mountain bike
  • water flask and  snack
  • protective helmet
  • suitable bikewear, including protection against wind and rain

 

Registration for FLOW TRAILS VAL GARDENA:  € 30,00
For bikers registered for HERO Südtirol Dolomites:
  free admission

Lunch: participant responsibility

REGISTRATION
Registration must be made by sending an e-mail to: selva@valgardena-active.com  Please specify if you would like to do the 60 km or the 86 km route.

INFO
Active & Events Office
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: selva@valgardena-active.com

Time

Jun 15, 2017 09:00 AM

Location

Start from Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square

10:00

Collection of Race Numbers

PLACE Selva Val Gardena, Ice Stadium Pranives, Str. Nives 17

Are you one of the 4,017 HEROes?

When you pick up your race start number you really know the time to face the challenge of the world’s toughest mountain bike race is near. This magical HERO moment you will experience at the Ice Stadium Pranives in via Nives 17 in Selva Gardena. You can pass in the timeframe from 10.00 to 20.00. It will be your moment to savour and really step up the HERO mood in preparation for race day.

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471 773033
Email:
Website: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Location

PLACE Selva Val Gardena, Ice Stadium Pranives, Str. Nives 17

10:00

BIKE & TECH EXPO

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

A visit to the stand of the HERO partners

Here you will find the best of the best of mountain biking: a group of companies which partner with the HERO and put on show their skill and their high-class products and services. A visit to the Bike & Tech Expo is a must and here you will find all that is the actual state-of-art when it comes to mtb and accessories, clothing and equipment for the off-road sector. Take your time to update on mountain bike sector trends and you are sure to come across something just right for you.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471773033
Email: info@herodolomites.com
Website: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

15:00

HERO Women’s Lounge

For our heroines and female friends attending the HERO weekend we have reserved an exclusive area at the Bike and Tech EXPO, namely the HERO Women’s Lounge, a zone dedicated to providing our guests with every comfort and an attraction or two besides.

  • Relax: a short relaxing massage session, a footbath, quiet reading corner
  • Beauty: nail-painting, hairstyling and make-up & cosmetic advice
  • Sport: MTB technique, E-Bike tour, Meet & Greet with MTB Ladies champions
  • Fitness: walking and running in mountain setting.
  • Fashion: bikewear fashion for ladies and advice on personalised styles
  • Fun: a glass of prosecco whilst the kids are organised for face-painting

Ideal approaches to combining the interest in fashion and life style with the passion for MTB.

Time

Jun 15, 2017 03:00 PM

21:00

HERO CHARITY FASHION NIGHT

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

MTB enjoys a fashion evening starring Team Mountain Bike Freestyle “approved by 100% Brumotti” and in aid of charity

The new trends for the summer season 2017 will be presented in an action packed fun fashion show in Medal Plaza in Selva Val Gardena. Spectacular entertainment set off by the crazy and gravity defying manoeuvres of the Team Mountain Bike Freestyle “approved by 100% Brumotti”. It’s your chance to witness a fashion parade featuring famous brands in an unusual and scintillating scenario – fashionwear, sportswear, bikewear, and mountain bike accessories will be the order of the evening. The evening is being held in favour of the fund collection for Sporthilfe Alto Adige, an organisation which supports the development of young sporting talent in South Tyrol.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471 773033
E-mail:
Web: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 15, 2017 09:00 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

Friday   16

09:00

EXPLORE THE HERO ROUTES – FINAL PART OF THE 86 KM ROUTE

Start from Active & Events office - Selva Gardena, Nives square

Discover the HERO routes ... in good company

Let’s go together to bike over the final part of the race route. From Selva Val Gardena we bike to Monte Pana and then from there towards Alpe di Siusi as far as Saltria. From there we go on to rifugio Tirler and then to rifugio Zallinger where we shall take a short break to draw breath! After our snack we will wizz back downhill to Selva Val Gardena.

Length: 18 km
Uphill elevation gain:
700 hm
Downhill elevation gain :
700 hm
Highest point:
2280 m Passo Duron
Difficoltà:
medio

Condition of terrain:
Ability required:
Adventure rating:

Starting point: Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square (map)

WHAT YOU NEED?

  • mountain bike
  • water flask and snack
  • protective helmet
  • suitable bikewear, including protection against wind and rai

Registration EXPLORE THE HERO ROUTES :  € 15,00
For bikers registered for HERO Südtirol Dolomites: free registration

REGISTRATION
Registration must be made by sending an e-mail to:

INFO
Active & Events
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: selva@valgardena-active.com

Time

Jun 16, 2017 09:00 AM

Location

Start from Active & Events office - Selva Gardena, Nives square

10:00

BIKE & TECH EXPO

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

A visit to the stand of the HERO partners

Here you will find the best of the best of mountain biking: a group of companies which partner with the HERO and put on show their skill and their high-class products and services. A visit to the Bike & Tech Expo is a must and here you will find all that is the actual state-of-art when it comes to mtb and accessories, clothing and equipment for the off-road sector. Take your time to update on mountain bike sector trends and you are sure to come across something just right for you.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO

HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471773033
Email: info@herodolomites.com
Website: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 16, 2017 10:00 AM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

10:00

Collection of Race Numbers

PLACE Selva Val Gardena, Ice Stadium Pranives, Str. Nives 17

Are you one of the 4,017 HEROes?

When you pick up your race start number you really know the time to face the challenge of the world’s toughest mountain bike race is near. This magical HERO moment you will experience at the Ice Stadium Pranives in via Nives 17 in Selva Gardena. You can pass in the timeframe from 10.00 to 20.00. It will be your moment to savour and really step up the HERO mood in preparation for race day.

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471 777900
Email:
Website: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 16, 2017 10:00 AM

Location

PLACE Selva Val Gardena, Ice Stadium Pranives, Str. Nives 17

10:00

HERO Women’s Lounge

For our heroines and female friends attending the HERO weekend we have reserved an exclusive area at the Bike and Tech EXPO, namely the HERO Women’s Lounge, a zone dedicated to providing our guests with every comfort and an attraction or two besides.

  • Relax: a short relaxing massage session, a footbath, quiet reading corner
  • Beauty: nail-painting, hairstyling and make-up & cosmetic advice
  • Sport: MTB technique, E-Bike tour, Meet & Greet with MTB Ladies champions
  • Fitness: walking and running in mountain setting.
  • Fashion: bikewear fashion for ladies and advice on personalised styles
  • Fun: a glass of prosecco whilst the kids are organised for face-painting

Ideal approaches to combining the interest in fashion and life style with the passion for MTB.

Time

Jun 16, 2017 10:00 AM

15:00

HERO KIDS

Selva Val Gardena, Tublà da Nives meadow

The mini marathon for the champions of tomorrow

The young bikers between 4 and 8 years of age will use their own mountain bikes to take part in the HERO KIDS, a non-competitive mini marathon in the centre of Selva Val Gardena. It is one of those occasions hen for once the roles are inverted and it will be the mums and dads looking on as the young ones have fun. After the non-competitive race all the little HEROes and their families are invited to gather for the prizegiving ceremony, while enjoying some tipical south-tyrolean food.

START/FINISH
Selva Val Gardena, Tublà da Nives meadow (map)

PROGRAMME
2:00 p.m.    Start HERO KIDS
3:45 p.m.    Prizegiving HERO KIDS


Kids between the age of 4 and 12 may take part. Maximum number: 500 

Registration 

www.herodolomites.com/en/race/sellaronda-hero-marathon/the-race/hero-kids-2016

Registration fee: €20

The cache-pack includes a HERO jersey and a HERO bag.

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471 777900
Email: kids@herodolomites.com
Website: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 16, 2017 03:00 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Tublà da Nives meadow

17:00

Press meeting

Time

Jun 16, 2017 05:00 PM

18:00

Team Managers Meeting

Time

Jun 16, 2017 06:00 PM

Saturday   17

07:10

HERO SÜDTIROL DOLOMITES

Selva Val Gardena, Str. Meisules 213 / Tourism Association

4,017 are away!

At 7.10 punctual the eighth edition of the HERO gets going, the Elite women athletes   lined up in the first starting grid; ten minutes later it will be the turn of the Elite men. At 7.30 the amateur athletes will get going and grid by grid they will set off on their mountain challenge, the last grid of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2017 starting at 8.55. At the start line there will be the flags of 50 counties flying, there being participants from 50 countries taking part.

PROGRAMME

07.10                 Elite women bikers start

07.20                 Elite men bikers start

07.30 – 08.55    General start of HERO Südtirol Dolomites

10.00 – 12.00    HERO LIVE on Eurosport 2 International

10.45 approx.    Arrival of the winner of 60 km route

11.45 approx.    Arrival of the winner of 86 km

12.00                 Flower ceremony

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471773033
Email:
Website: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 17, 2017 07:10 AM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Str. Meisules 213 / Tourism Association

10:00

HERO Women’s Lounge

For our heroines and female friends attending the HERO weekend we have reserved an exclusive area at the Bike and Tech EXPO, namely the HERO Women’s Lounge, a zone dedicated to providing our guests with every comfort and an attraction or two besides.

  • Relax: a short relaxing massage session, a footbath, quiet reading corner
  • Beauty: nail-painting, hairstyling and make-up & cosmetic advice
  • Sport: MTB technique, E-Bike tour, Meet & Greet with MTB Ladies champions
  • Fitness: walking and running in mountain setting.
  • Fashion: bikewear fashion for ladies and advice on personalised styles
  • Fun: a glass of prosecco whilst the kids are organised for face-painting

Ideal approaches to combining the interest in fashion and life style with the passion for MTB.

Time

Jun 17, 2017 10:00 AM

12:30

PASTA PARTY

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

At last, time to tell your version of the race, but sat down and with a bowl of pasta to enjoy!

Time to tell your tale, your adventure, your victory. Memories which will last a year and take you through to the HERO 2017! We’ll see you at the pasta party, ready to celebrate your triumph! Friends and family can buy a voucher and enjoy the moment with the newly crowned HEROes..

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471773033
E-mail:
Web: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 17, 2017 12:30 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

21:00

HERO GREAT FINALE!

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

Closing party: 100% HERO!

Before the curtain finally falls on the HERO 2017 the one thing not to miss is the Saturday evening show which officially marks the closure of the HERO BIKE FESTIVAL. All present will have contributed to transforming a simple race into the realisation of a cherished dream, and for this very reason all are invited to come along and celebrate the accomplishment. To help the party mood along there will also be performers, musicians and the presence of the Team Mountain Bike Freestyle “approved by 100% Brumotti” and their acrobatic evolutions. A night dedicated to HEROES – get ready to have fun.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471773033
E-mail:
Web: www.herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 17, 2017 09:00 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

Sunday   18

09:00

HERO Women’s Lounge

For our heroines and female friends attending the HERO weekend we have reserved an exclusive area at the Bike and Tech EXPO, namely the HERO Women’s Lounge, a zone dedicated to providing our guests with every comfort and an attraction or two besides.

  • Relax: a short relaxing massage session, a footbath, quiet reading corner
  • Beauty: nail-painting, hairstyling and make-up & cosmetic advice
  • Sport: MTB technique, E-Bike tour, Meet & Greet with MTB Ladies champions
  • Fitness: walking and running in mountain setting.
  • Fashion: bikewear fashion for ladies and advice on personalised styles
  • Fun: a glass of prosecco whilst the kids are organised for face-painting

Ideal approaches to combining the interest in fashion and life style with the passion for MTB.

Time

Jun 18, 2017 09:00 AM

10:00

BE-HERO: E-Bike pleasure tour to Alpe di Siusi

A new event to enrichen the HERO Bike Festival 2017: an initiative dedicated entirely to the E-bike, the mountain bike giving you a little electric support.  The route to enjoy is along the final kilometres of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, the very stretch when competitors realise that they may soon be crowned as HEROES. We have called the initiative  BE-HERO, and riders will set off from Selva Val Gardena and head towards the paradise plateau of Alpe di Siusi, the largest plateau area in the Alps, so as to discover the  enogastronomic delights of South Tyrol. Stopping at a total of 3 huts and rifugi on the way to have breakfast, drink an aperitif, eat lunch, and finish in style with coffee and cake.

An electrifying route to celebrate delights for the palate – all of South Tyrol origin!

  • Length: 26 km
  • Altitude difference: 900 hm
  • Duration: 10.00 - 15.00
  • Difficulty: easy

REGISTRATION

Registration fee: € 30,00

Please complete the registration form for BE-HERO and send to  behero@herodolomites.com

Time

Jun 18, 2017 10:00 AM

HERO BIKE FESTIVAL 2017

A fantastic programme!

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WOMEN’S LOUNGE

Nur für Frauen

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BE-HERO

Eine E-Bike-Tour zur Seiser Alm

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In June 2009 UNESCO conferred on the Dolmites the title of World Natural Heritage.

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If the Mountain Bike is your preferred indulgence then here in the Dolomites there is the opportunity to live adrenaline pumping times!

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HERO ACADEMY

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FROM ZERO TO HERO

The World’s Toughest Mountain Bike Marathon

The day will come when your life as a biker will never be the same again
this is the DOLOMITES...

Authors
Gerhard Vanzi / Carlo Brena / Manuel Bottazzo

Publisher
Paul Pietsch Verlage

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HERO 86 KM / 4.500 HM

  • Selva Gardena 1.563 m
  • Gardena/Dantercepies Pass 2.298 m
  • PEAK PRIZE
  • Corvara 1.568 m
  • Campolongo Pass 1.875 m
  • Arabba 1.605 m
  • Pordoi Pass 2.239 m
  • Canazei / Campitello 1.450 m
  • Duron Pass 2.280 m
  • PEAK PRIZE
  • Selva Gardena 1.563 m

HERO 60 KM / 3.200 HM

  • Selva Gardena 1.563 m
  • Gardena/Dantercepies Pass 2.298 m
  • PEAK PRIZE
  • Corvara 1.568 m
  • Campolongo Pass 1.875 m
  • Arabba 1.605 m
  • Pordoi Pass 2.239 m
  • Sella Pass 2.100 m
  • PEAK PRIZE
  • Selva Gardena 1.563 m

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Unbreakable... The unbreakable sunglasses customized and personalized for the toughest MTB Marathon in the world!

Unbreakable lenses and Frame to give the best security, flexible temples for supreme comfort... The sunglasses of the HEROES!

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ROAD TO HERO 2016

Your training programmes

Train using the HERO charts prepared by Mapei sport

Mapei Sport was one of the first to recognise the importance of providing a professional asssitance to amateurs taking part in sporting competitions, and today Mapei Sport is one of the most well known and appreciated sport centres operating in the field. The Hero is pleased to announce its partnership with Mapei Sport: Go to the site and look for the table best suited to you so as to prepare for the season’s most important race. Every month to race day the tables will accompany you on your journey to becoming a Hero!

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ROAD TO HERO 2016

Bike CHECK

Using a MTB and the mechanics' guide

Bianchi technicians have compiled a guide of checks to carry out at the start of the season when we take our MTB out of winter hibernation, and also, most importantly, in the week before the race.

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THE BIKE CLOTHING

Setting new standards – the new ALP-X PRO line

GORE BIKE WEAR® has been a partner of the world’s toughest mountain bike race – the Sellaronda HERO – ever since it started in 2010. Rapidly changing weather conditions, big differences in altitude and technically demanding sections characterise this race, which demands a lot of the athletes and their clothing. GORE BIKE WEAR® has taken up this challenge and has developed a unique solution for performance-oriented mountain bikers. Thanks to its versatility and flexibility ALPX PRO, a completely new line for the spring/summer 2015 collection, is setting new standards.

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ENERGY STRATEGY

To become a hero of Sellaronda Hero you need your head, legs, heart and the right nutrition.

It is not easy to become a hero. You work towards it, step by little step. Becoming a Sellaronda Hero is a challenge that pushes your endurance to its utmost limits and requires technique, outstanding equipment, the ability to adapt. Like an off-road vehicle, you must be able to deal with mud or dust, or a dirt road, single track, or going up and down over roots and rocks, in the wilderness. Becoming a hero means applying technique, endurance and a trained mind - in other words, physical and mental preparation that must be achieved, among other things, through nutrition and dietary supplements, before, during and after competitions.

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