Entries by Matej

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Are you Epic?

The main event of Bled Bike Festival is Mountain Biking Marathon. The contestants will have two courses to choose from: longer, 102,6-kilometre Bled Bike Epic and shorter, 62,6-kilometre long Bled Bike Marathon. Each contestant will have to overcome 2.904 meters of height difference on Epic route and 1.710 on Marathon route. The both Mountain Biking Marathon courses are considered […]

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Circle Lake Bled on Pony Bikes by us

With their 65-year long tradition, Rog bicycles represent the symbol of the Slovenian bicycle industry. The first bicycles were manufactured in Ljubljana soon after the end of the World War 2. The golden age of the Rog Factory was in the 1970s and 1980s when they successfully expanded their offer and production. However, at the end […]

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Specialized on Bled Bike Festival

Specialized mission is simple—to be the brand of choice for discerning riders. Founded on performance and fueled by innovation, our focus on the rider and their needs is our constant. From seasoned pros and weekend warriors, to kids and commuters—if you ride, we’re for you.  »Specialized mission is simple—to be the brand of choice for discerning riders. […]

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Media Weekend – May 12th – 14th

Bled Bike Festival and our partners hosted media representatives. What a weekend! Our »adventure« days started in Hotel Park Bled with the presentation of 3-day Bled Bike Festival event.  Our guests, coming from United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary and Bosnia and Hercegovina were impressed by the diverse program of the festival  and its scenery. »No doubt, […]

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»Take care of your trails« weekend

IMBA Europe reported that last weekend (1-2 April) more than eighty trail groups from 14 different countries had helped to maintain, repair or build trails. And Slovenia was the coutry with the most volunteer groups… »Take care of your trails« weekend, organized by IMBA Europe, was a great opportunity for the whole mtb community to […]

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Škoda always in love with bicycles

Did you know that Škoda has started its life as a cycle company? Yes, in 1895 co-founder Vaclav Klement and bike mechanik Vaclav Laurin began producing their own bicycles, called »Slavia«. Just after a short time, the bicycle range was expended also with tandem bikes, children’s bikes and tricycles. Did you know that Škoda has […]

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Bled Bike Festival – 1st PRESS CONFERENCE

A dozen of media people have attended first media press conference in Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec. Bled Tourism Board and Bled Bike Festival Organisation Team presented the whole programme of  3-day-event in Tourism Information Centre, in Olympic Rowing Center and on three major plateaus in the Julian Alps. Special interests and attention were paid […]

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How We Designed the Course

I would like to describe a bit how we have developed the final race course. We started from scratch! The anchor was start and finish point, town of Bled. First issue was decision about the length of the race course. We decide for shorter, 60 km, and longer, 100 km, race course.

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Slovenia – Active Experience

It is often said that we should look for beauty in the small things. If we follow this suggestion we sometimes find even more fascinating things than expect. Slovenia is guaranteed to be the best example of this. A small land that you can come from one side to another in under 3 hours, a […]