Bike Festival

Concept

We want this event to more than a race. From 8th to 14th May, the concept is to develop an Enduro World Series stage in Madeira is to connect nature, high-quality trails, international athletes and the local community: all of this in seven days of Bike Festival, based in Machico. All the action starts and ends near the biggest and most modern square, a step away from the Ocean. The ultimate goal is to be a part of a movement that motivates and inspires the local community in multiple ways, promoting biking in a social and healthy way. Welcoming the Enduro World Series athletes and teams just adds unique value to what we’ve been chasing for the last ten years about biking in Madeira.

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Program

The Bike Festival starts on Monday before race weekend and holds a wide variety of mountain biking and outdoor activities. A mini bike park for kids, photo exhibitions, cinema sessions, brand expo area, official event party, water activities (surf and stand-up paddle) and the Summer Water Jump experience are some examples of what you should expect to happen from 8th to 14th of May.

Tuesday (2nd May)

  • 17:30h // Race presentation (Câmara Municipal Machico)
  • 18:00h // Racebook online launch (www.enduroworldseries.com)

NOTE: We strongly recommend locals and tour operators to avoid to use the official EWS Madeira trails from this day forward as there will be trail maintenance. Track walk allowed. EWS athletes are not allowed to ride the trails after race book is released. 

Monday (8th May)

  • 09:00h // Expo and Tech area assembling (Forum Machico)

Tuesday (9th May)

  • 09:00h // Expo and Tech area assembling (Forum Machico)
  • 10:30h // Media Social Program
  • 14:00h // Mini Bike Park opening (Forum Machico)
  • 17:00h // Welcome Drink (Forum Machico VIP Balcony)
  • 18:00h // Cinema Festival and Event Presentation (Cinema Room - Forum Machico)
  • 19:00h // Welcome Dinner and Live Music (Food Square)

Wednesday (10th May)

  • 08:00h // Media Day
  • 10:00h - 17:00h // School Bike Games (Mini Bike Park)
  • 16:00h - 19:00h // Race Registration (Race Office)
  • 19:30h // ‘Deathgrip’ movie premier (Cinema Room)
  • Live Music: PHIL.ME (Chill Zone)

Thursday (11th May)

  • 08:00h - 12:00h // Race Registration (Race Office)
  • 10:00h - 17:00h // Official Training - Day One
  • 10:00h - 17:00h // School Bike Games (Mini Bike Park)
  • 14:00h - 18:00h // Water Activities
  • Live Music: PHIL.ME (Chill Zone)

NOTE: Training is limited to two runs per athlete per stage.

Friday (12th May)

  • 08:00h - 12:00h // Race Registration (Race Office)
  • 09:00h // Juliana Womens Ride
  • 10:00h - 17:00h // Official Training - Day Two
  • 10:00h - 17:00h // School Bike Games (Mini Bike Park)
  • 14:00h - 18:00h // Water Activities
  • 19:00h // Race Briefing (Main Stage)
  • 19:30h // Live Music: Spot the Difference (Main Stage)

NOTE: Training is limited to two runs per athlete per stage.

Saturday (13th May)

  • 08:00h // Race Day One Start (Main Stage)
  • 09:30h // First athlete on course (Montado do Pereiro)
  • Live Music: Tiago Nóia (Main Stage)
  • 17:30h // Last ahtlete on course (SS4)

Sunday (14th May)

  • 08:00h // Race Day Two Start (Main Stage)
  • 09:30h // First athlete on course (Montado do Pereiro)
  • 10:00h - 17:00h // Kids Event - Bike Games (Forum Machico)
  • 18:00h // Last ahtlete on course (SS9)
  • 19:00h // Award Ceremony (Main Stage)
  • 20:30 // Closure Dinner (Chill Zone)
  • 23:00h // Absolute Black Closure Party (Chill Zone)

 

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change