Glacier Bike Downhill
From the glacier down to the village on two wheels.
This incredible event really gets the adrenaline pumping - for the spectators as well as the competitors! Bike races on earth or tarmac can be fast enough, but here the daredevil cyclists are racing downhill at breakneck speeds on ice and snow! And they have to master a height difference of 1,700 m, starting from an elevation of 3,500 m.
The bikers start at Mittelallain on 3,500 m. The starting process from the last year will be maintained. They will start in different blocks. The starting block allocation is made based on the ranking point of the prevoius years.
Due current occasion, the number of participants this year is limited to 149 places.
Registration deadline is Sunday, 8 March 2020 (late registrations on request)
It's worth participating! You can win attractive prices.
Cost's for participating
Race: CHF 90.00
Race & training run: CHF 150.00
Afterwards they ride down to the glacier village at 1,800 m. And it's not just their rivals the competitors have to worry about as they have to take on a steep track covered in snow and ice. A big challenge for even the most experienced mountain bikers!
After the race is over and the competitors have been rewarded with reenergising snacks and drinks, a prize-giving ceremony is held at the finish line.
|Friday, 13.03.2020||Training||5.45 a.m.||Alpin Express|
|Distribution starting nummer||1.00 - 5.30 p.m.||Alpin Express (Entrance "Verwaltung", 2nd floor)|
|Track inspection (possible with skis aswell)||3.30 p.m.||Exit Alpin Express|
|Welcome and get together (Live Band: Rumble Tumble)||7 p.m.||Rock Café|
|Access times according number (will be updated)|
|Number 1 – 55 / red||05.40 a.m.||Alpin Express|
|Number 56 – 110 / blue||05.50 a.m.||Alpin Express|
|Number 111 – 165 / yellow||06.00 a.m.||Alpin Express|
|Number 166 - 230 / green||06.10 a.m.||Alpin Express|
|Start Race||07.15 a.m.||Mittelallalin|
|Live Band (Rumble Tumble and Prize giving (Prices with a total value of CHF 5000.-)||after the race||The LARIX|
Spectators in the ski area
Specators (with or without skis) can access the ski area as follows:
- Last ride to Mittelallalin: 06.30 a.m. from Saas-Fee Alpin Express
- Last ride to Mittelallalin: 06.45 a.m. from Morenia
- Last ride to Felskinn: 07.00 a.m. from Morenia
- Last ride to Morenia: 07.00 a.m. from Saas-Fee Alpin Express
Spectators in the finish area (Sportplatz Kalbermatten)
The first riders already get to the finish area in less than 8 minutes after the start. (Start at 07.15 a.m.)
|2019||Men Main class||Time||Women||Time||Men Senior class||Time|
|2018||Men Main class||Time||Women||Time||Men Senior class||Time|
|1st place||Patrick Koller||07:10.8||Caroline Gehring||17:18.3||Bernhard Rösch||07:28.0|
|2nd place||Mike Schuler||7:12.1||Tina Göbel||33:57.3||Fabien Navilloux||7:42.6|
|3rd place||Roger Sigrist||07:13.3||Michael Rüegg||07:47|
|2017*||Men Main class||Time||Women||Time||Men Senior class||Time|
|1st place||Roger Sigrist||5:32.0||Julia Müller||09.30.2||Lukas Albert||5:31.5|
|2nd place||Koller Patrick||5.41.7||Stéphanie Tricot||9.50.1||Bernhard Rösch||5.58.4|
|3rd place||Stefan Jerney||5.41.8||Caroline Gehring||10:30.2||Stefan Dolder||6.02.2|
|2016||Lukas Albert||7:28.8||Barbara Stettler||13:19.5||Michael Rüegg||7:38.3|
|2015||Patrik Koller||7:39.3||Barbara Stettler||13:02.2|
|2014||Philipp Bont||8:35.0||Anne Heiland||18:29.9|
|2013||Charly Di Pasquale||7:50.3||Alba Wunderlin||16:03.4|
|2012||Charly Di Pasquale||7:31.4||Ines Wyrsch||13:02.7|
|2011||Bernhard Rösch||7:59.9||Doro Lindtke||11:30.3|
|2010*||Stephan Noser||6:19.0||Doro Lindtke||10:35.0|
|2008||Stephan Noser||8:31.0||Andrea Zak||18:33.0|
|2007||Stephan Noser||7:41.0||Claudia Känel||13:07.0|
|2006||Stephan Noser||8:13.3||Tina Loew||18:54.5|
|2005||Björn Aeschlimann||12:21.0||Nadia Latka||20:21.0|
|2004||Ueli Guntli||9:17.0||Sidonie Jolidon||14:19.0|
|* short route|