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    The finish line on the glacier

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Services included

The entry fee not only secures you a place in the Zillertal Bike Challenge but also a whole array of included services. From the exclusive starter pack, free luggage transport and a complementary shuttle service to food and drink, during the three day event, bikers can enjoy an all-inclusive experience!


The starter pack will be handed out in a sports bag. The bags are different colours for easy identification: King/Queen: red, Prince/Princess: dark-blue, Lord/Lady: green.

The sports bag serves as a transport bag for luggage during the three days. Simply hand in the sports bag containing your clothing at the luggage station set up in the starting area from 8.00 am. This will then be taken to the respective finish area, where it can be collected afterwards. The organisers are unable to accept any liability for damaged or lost valuables. Only these sports bags can be accepted for free baggage transport.


The rider’s pass is your ID card during the race. It is also your ticket for the free Zillertalbahn railway shuttle to and from the station of the start and finish line location. This means that it is not necessary to change accommodation. You can find a Zillertalbahn railway timetable in the race information brochure.

Please take the special bus or special train to the start of the race in Fügen on June 29, 2018 as we cannot guarantee that there will be enough space for all the bikes in the regular trains.

Busses to return transport from Hintertux
A free bus shuttle service is available for all participants from Hintertux (Hohenhaus Tenne) to Mayrhofen (train station) on 1 July 2018 at 2.30, 3.50 and 5.10 p.m.


At registration, competitors will each receive not only a starterpack but also an envelope with start number to attach to the handlebars and to the back of his/her jersey, transponder chip and the elevation profile of the respective stage, as well as the necessary cable ties.

Start numbers
The numbers are colour-coded by category: King/Queen: red, Prince/Princess: blue, Lord/Lady: green. Please ensure that you complete the back of your handlebar number and use the cable ties provided to securely attach this to o the front of the mountain a clearly visible position. The other number is to be attached to the lower back of the rider’s jersey and centrally placed.

The transponder must be attached to the fork. Attachment in any other position is prohibited and can lead to instant disqualification as the finish order can only be automatically recorded if the transponders are identically attached to all MTBs.

At the end of the third stage, all transponders must be handed in to the Zillertal truck in the finish area! Lost or damaged transponders will incur a charge of € 75.00 plus VAT.

Finishers’ jerseys will only be provided in exchange for the transponder chips. If you have to drop out of the race, the transponder chip can be returned to either the Zillertal truck in the finish area or the Zillertal tent in any of the start areas.

Elevation profiles
To help competitors plan the stages more easily, they will each receive a detailed elevation profile for the respective stage and category made from weatherproof material. The day’s elevation profile can also be attached to the handlebars using the cable ties provided.


At the start
A refreshment station with water is available to riders at the starting area of each stage (at the luggage station).

At the race
Each stage has a minimum of three refreshment stations along the route, at which water, isotonic drinks (XENOFIT REFRESH), Almdudler herbal lemonade, energy bars (XENOFIT CARBOHYDRATE BAR) and fresh fruits (bananas and oranges) are available. Together with the 3 XENOFIT CARBOHYDRATE GEL packs and the new GEL DRINKS in the starter pack, these stations provide the riders with refreshments during the race. They are announced in good time by signs placed along the route.

The locations of the refreshment stations and additional water stations are shown in the altitude profiles. We kindly ask all riders to use the rubbish bags provided at the refreshment stations and not to dispose of packaging and leftover food along the route. The refreshment stations may already be closed if the time limit is exceeded.

After the race
Each participant receives a F&B voucher card for a total of 4 meals and 8 drinks. Your F&B voucher card entitles you to free food and drink at the marked distribution points in the respective finish area immediately after the race. Each rider can only have the specified amount (2 drinks + 1 meal) each day. The respective fields on the voucher will be voided upon redemption. The provision of food and drink without the F&B voucher is not permissible for organizational reasons. The F&B voucher is non-transferable!
Note: The F&B Vouchers are only valid right after the race! At the 3rd stage, the vouchers can only be redeemed at the Tuxer Ferner Haus.


Parking spaces are reserved close to the start and finish areas for race participants and are signposted accordingly on site. The parking permit (included in the starter pack) entitles participants to use these car parks free of charge. (Please place the parking permit so that it is clearly visible behind the windscreen!)

Fügen - Route 1:
Car park in town (Hauptstraße 54, 6263 Fügen) and parking spaces at Festhalle Fügen (Franziskusweg 1, 6263 Fügen)

Zell am Ziller - Route 1 and Route 2:
Parking spaces at field Beckenfeld (vis-à-vis leisure park), in Zell town centre and at the cable way terminus 1.5 km away (Rohr 23, 6280 Zell am Ziller)

Mayrhofen - Route 2 and Route 3:
Car park P11 (Scheulingstraße, 6290 Mayrhofen) and Großparkplatz Mitte (Einfahrt Mitte, 6290 Mayrhofen)


There are free showers for all participants in the finish areas.


A team of 6 masseurs from the Dr. Vodder Akademie will loosen up your muscles on all 3 days of the race. For a nominal fee of just €2.00 to cover our expenses, massages will be available in the finish areas from noon to 5.00 p.m. on June 29 and June 30, 2018 and in the Tuxer-Ferner-Haus on July 01, 2018 from 12 noon to 3.30 p.m.


We can help you out with dirty bikes: bike washing equipment will be available for riders at the finish area of each stage.


Each participant receives an official participation certificate and fame and glory as well as a finisher jersey await each finisher of all three stages at the finish.

The finisher jerseys will be handed out from the Zillertal truck in the finish area of the Hintertux glacier base station in return for the transponder chips from 2.00 p.m. The top three competitors in each category can only receive their jersey at the awards ceremony.

Note: Each participant is asked to only take a jersey in the size they stated when they registered! No exchange possible!


All riders can use our free material service from Centurion at the start- and finisharea. Tune-ups, repairs and maintenance jobs are generally free of charge but cleaning is not part of the complimentary services. Any spare parts that are required for repairs will be offered by ZBC service partners at regular retail prices.


A riders‘ meeting will be held after the accreditation and in the finish area after the first and second stage. Important points such as particular details relating to the route, areas presenting a risk, weather forecasts and any route changes will be discussed here. Only changes announced during the riders‘ meeting have any validity.

28 June 2018, secondary school hall Fügen (located next to the festival hall)

  • 5.00 pm riders‘ meeting King/Queen
  • 5.30 pm riders‘ meeting Prince/Princess
  • 6.00 pm riders‘ meeting Lord/Lady

29 June 2018, at the town hall Zell am Ziller

  • 5.00 pm riders‘ meeting for all categories

30 June 2018, Europahaus Mayrhofen

  • 5.00 pm riders‘ meeting for all categories

Attendance is mandatory!


A professional photo service from the best will again be guaranteed by the team from SPORTOGRAF. The SPORTOGRAF team will be on the course all 3 days, will stand in the most spectacular spots and will capture everything, from the nervousness before the start of the fist stage in Fügen to the activation of the last strength reserves for the Hintertux Glacier.

All photos will be available online shortly after the event at


We will provide a secure parc fermé at all the finishing areas (Zell am Ziller, Mayrhofen, Tuxer-Ferner-Haus). The bike parking areas are fenced and are constantly supervised during the finish and until the end of the riders’ meetings at 5.30 p.m on Friday 29 June and Saturday 30 June and until 4 p.m. on Sunday 01 July at the Tuxer-Ferner-Haus. The parc fermé at each finishing area is signposted. The participants will be given a number card when they park their bike and can only retrieve the bike upon presentation of this card. This service is free of charge for race participants.

Subject to alteration!

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