XCO Bundesliga - XC Track
XCO course - compact, spectator, friendly and challenging
From 2023, the world elite of mountain bike sports can look forward to a completely revised race track in Heubach. A dying ash tree in the area of the previous uphill makes it necessary to redesign the XCO route. For this reason, a new course of the route was created in close cooperation with racing drivers and professional track builders. Forest, the lower nature conservation authority and property owners were involved in the design of the new route from the start. A long, demanding ascent that demanded everything in terms of strength and stamina and an equally demanding downhill that required driving skills and courage, that was the profile of the previous race track. Although the new route has a different profile, the character traits of the old route can still be found in the new one. The profile of the new route differs essentially from the old route in that the previous long climb is now divided into three individual ones. The track is much more compact and modern, which also makes it much easier for spectators to follow the race. Start as before in the position. On a first climb with rough ground, the riders have to complete the first 90 meters of altitude difference before the first descent. There are some technical sections with natural obstacles waiting for you here. Tight curves, steep sections, rocks and trees demand concentration and strength here. There is a bit of respite on a short, slightly uphill section, before the second climb up into Bones Valley, which is quite steep at times. After a short, flowing descent, a classic of the Heubacher race track follows - the Zorro drop. This short but very steep section requires the best driving technique and maximum concentration. You can only recover for a short time after this hard descent before you continue down to the position, the heart of BiketheRock. There is one last short climb before heading back through the spruce forest and the Expo site towards the start-finish area. The new 4km route demands everything from the drivers and will be even more attractive for spectators. The BiketheRock team is already looking forward to exciting duels between the world elite of mountain bike cross-country sports on this new route.