Kidsworx – the activity programme for kids and teens at Crankworx Innsbruck
Each Crankworx World Tour event is accompanied by Kidsworx, a series of activities for kids and teenagers with a love of mountain biking. This year’s premiere in Innsbruck is no exception. Highlights youngsters can look forward include the School Bike Day, Ride with the Pro and the Kidsworx Innsbruck Pumptrack Challenge.
Crankworx, the biggest mountain bike festival in the world, will touch down in Innsbruck for the first time from 21 to 25 June. That means five days of adrenaline-pumping action where the best of the best will go head-to-head in the disciplines Slopestyle, Downhill, Pumptrack, Dual Speed & Style and Whip-Off at the Bikepark Innsbruck (Mutters, Götzens). Between 22 and 25 June children are invited to take part in Kidsworx Innsbruck, a series of workshops on mountain biking. “We have created this programme together with the local education authority and the MTB Downhill & Freeride Verein Innsbruck. The aim is to bring children and teenagers together and encourage them to be active and enjoy exercise – especially on a bicycle or mountain bike – out in the fresh air,” says Georg Spazier, head of the organising committee at innsbruck-tirol sports GmbH.
The Kidsworx workshops at a glance
School Bike Day presented by Tiroler Tageszeitung – 22 and 23 June 2017
The School Bike Day presented by Tiroler Tageszeitung gives school pupils the chance to learn about staying safe and having fun on two wheels. School classes will be invited to learn theory and practise behind skills such as correct braking, cornering and riding over small objects. The registration period for these workshops has already ended.
Ride with the Pro presented by Tiroler Tageszeitung – 23 and 25 June 2017
The Ride with the Pro presented by Tiroler Tageszeitung workshop is a dream come true for children and teenagers with a passion for downhill mountain biking. At two workshops held on two separate days (23 and 25 June) the participants will have the chance to ride with a pro, work on their bike-handling skills and find out what it takes to become a professional downhill rider. This workshop is perfect for all youngsters who want to get an exclusive insight into the life of a pro rider and pick up some invaluable tips and tricks to improve their own riding.
Registration & cost: Registration at the Raiffeisen Club Tirol stand in the Expo Area in Mutters. Only a limited number of places are available. A fee of €10.00 must be paid in cash upon registration (lift pass, food and drink are included).
What you need to bring: Mountain bike, sports clothing (appropriate for the weather), shoes with plenty of grip, fullface helmet, long-fingered gloves, knee guards, protectors.
|Fri, 23 June 2017||14:30-15:00||Registration & briefing||Bikepark Innsbruck/Mutters|
|15:00-18:00||Ride with the Pro Workshop|
|Sun, 25 June 2017||09:00-09:30||Registration & briefing|
|09:30-12:30||Ride with the Pro Workshop|
Kidsworx Innsbruck Pumptrack Challenge – 24 June 2017
Crankworx Saturday will see an absolute highlight: the Kidsworx Innsbruck Pumptrack Challenge. This challenge open to riders aged 8-16 years will see the youngsters have the Crankworx Pumptrack all to themselves as they go head-to-head to see who is the fastest. The two riders who qualify for the final will ride against each other for the win.
Registration & cost: To register visit the stand of the Raiffeisen Club Tirol at the Expo Area in Mutters. A limited number of places are available. A fee of €10.00 must be paid in cash upon registration.
Kids U11 (2007 – 2010)
Kids U13 (2005 – 2006)
Youth U15 (2003 – 2004)
Youth U17 (2001 – 2002)
Rules: All types of bike can be used (BMX, MTB, etc.) as long as the bike is fully functional. Riders must wear a fullface helmet, long-fingered gloves and knee guards. We also recommend that riders wear further protective equipment. The two fastest riders in qualifying in each age category progress to the final.
|Sa, 24. June 2017||09:00-09:30||Registration & briefing||Bikepark Innsbruck/Mutters|
|09:30-10:30||Training & qualifying|
|10:30-12:00||Final & award ceremony|
For more details on Kidsworx Innsbruck visit http://www.crankworx.com/cwx-kidsworx/innsbruck/
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