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Navarino Bike Festival Set To Launch

Navarino Bike Festivalnavarino_logoAmateur and professional cyclists have only one more day to go before the start of the first international mountain bike race in the Southwest Peloponnese “Navarino Bike Festival.”

From 11 to 13 October, the three day event and the specially created course of the races will offer the opportunity to amateur cyclists of all ages, to race like pros.

The festival will host two main events for cycling professionals and enthusiasts to test their endurance through new and challenging race experiences.

  • 12 October 2013 – Open Race – Everyone can participate.
  • 13 October 2013 – International Cross Country Race – professional cyclists will participate in the race which is included in the calendar of the International Cycling Union (UCI).

 

Many leading and distinguished athletes will honor “Navarino Bike Festival” with their presence.

A series of social and cultural events and activities will be held throughout the festival that will highlight the Messinian history, traditions and culture.

“Navarino Bike Festival” will take place under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports (Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports).

Full schedule (in Greek)

SCHEDULE

Friday (11/10):
10:00 – 21:00 Festival information desk at Navarino Outdoors: Registration, bookings & bike rentals
10:00 – 21:00 Accreditation desk for races & festival
10:00 – 21:00 Used bikes sale (Navarino Outdoors)
13:00 – 17:00 Interactive pumptrack course
All day Navarino Natura Hall Exhibition
14:00 – 15:30 Pumptrack lessons for beginners
Saturday (12/10):
Main Program
09:00 – 21:00 Festival information desk at Navarino Outdoors: Registration, bookings & bike rentals
09:00 – 21:00 Used bikes sale (Navarino Outdoors)
10:00 – 18:00 Interactive pumptrack course
12:00 – 13:00 15:00 – 16:00 Pumptrack lessons for beginners
All day Navarino Natura Hall Exhibition
Activities
10:00 Opening of the two MTB tours (two options) by bike celebrity – tour open all day
10:00 – 13:00 Ladies Tour MTB (Voidokilia – Gialova Lagoon – Kalamari) (guided by the Fencing Olympic Medalist Vaso Vougiouka) 
10:00 Bike Cinema – Movie Projection
12:00 Bike Cinema – Movie Projection
All day Family Bike Trekking tour to Voidokilia (sign posted) – tour open all day
15:00 – 16:00 Open Race on XCO course
Athletes
16:30 – 18:00 UCI official training on the race course
Evening Program
19:00 – 20:00 Open Race Reward
Sunday (13/10):
Main Program
09:00 – 17:00 Festival information desk at Navarino Outdoors: Registration, bookings & bike rentals – All Day MTB Tours
09:00 – 17:00 Used bikes sale (Navarino Outdoors)
All day Navarino Natura Hall Exhibition
09:30 – 14:00 Interactive pumptrack course
10:30 – 13:00 UCI Cross Country Race
11:00 – 12:00 Pumptrack lessons for the beginners
11:00 Bike Cinema – Movie Projection
13:00 Bike Cinema – Movie Projection
13:00 Award & closing ceremony
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