It’s Official: Audi Nines 2020 Is On!
23 July 2020 | By billy1979
World-Class Mountain Biking Is Back In the Quarry in Birkenfeld, Germany From the 7th-12th September 2020.
Audi Nines MTB, the famed Freeride and Slopestyle Mountain Bike event presented by Falken in partnership with Bikepark Idarkopf, will return to the Ellweiler quarry in the bike region of Hunsrück-Nahe, Germany for more out-of-this-world MTB action. This year’s event will remain closed to the public, but rest assured: all of the week’s action will be available for online viewing like never before!
The Audi Nines are excited to announce that the event’s 10th annual Mountain Bike edition will take place as planned later this fall. From the 7th till the 12th of September 2020, this exclusive event will sequester a crack team of the world’s best mountain bikers in a repurposed stone quarry in Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate state for a week of explosive action at one of the sport’s most unique venues.
There’s no avoiding the elephant in the room: Covid-19 remains a serious worldwide threat. The Audi Nines team is taking every precaution necessary to provide a safe environment for its riders and production team. This year’s event will remain closed to the public, and stringent measures will be in place to prevent viral transmission during the event while ensuring that local coronavirus regulations are met or exceeded.
"The Audi Nines has always put the safety of its participants foremost,” says event founder Nico Zacek. “This year, that means a lot more than providing a great venue and a good vibe. We’re very grateful for the opportunity to continue the event, and our team is working overtime to ensure a safe, controlled environment for everyone involved, both on and off of their bikes.”
The Quarry Reimagined
Course builders Sam Reynolds (GBR) alongside Andi Brewi (AUT) and Clemens Kaudela (AUT) of Balzamico Trail Design, are already hard at work on the Quarry’s third redesign. The 2020 edition will feature an entirely new Slopestyle line, with a few special features to be announced in the coming weeks.
“I’m stoked because this will be the biggest event in six months,” says Sam Reynolds. “Everyone has been waiting all year, and a lot of guys have new tricks they are ready to unleash. We haven’t had any big air since Darkfest, and we can’t wait!”
“After spending the last couple months at home and on the local trails it’s finally go time soon. I can’t wait for Audi Nines to kick off, as the first and probably the last event in 2020. Really looking forward to shred with all the boys and having nothing but good times” Commented German rider Patrick Schweika.
Several top international mountain bikers have already confirmed their presence, including Adolf Silva (ESP), Bienvenido Aguado (ESP), David Godziek (POL) and Antoine Bizet (FRA), as well as exciting young up-and-comers like Jackson Goldstone (CAN). Local legends like Erik Fedko (GER), Patrick Schweika (GER) and Lukas Knopf (GER) are also planning to attend. And as usual the Become A Nine video contest, which is currently underway, will offer two wildcard Audi Nines invitations to undiscovered talent from around the world.
In lieu of a public event, the Audi Nines team will put an increased focus on digital interaction during the 2020 event, bringing fans closer than ever to the action through innovative new platforms. This fall, stay tuned in to the Audi Nines from the safety of your home for this unique intersection of action sports, cutting-edge course design and as top-notch media content. More information is available at www.audinines.com.
Wanna send it to the moon? Become a Nine!
The “Become a Nine” online video contest offers two amateur or professional mountain bikers the chance to win a wildcard entry to the Audi Nines MTB 2020. The deadline to submit entries for the contest is 15th August 2020. Learn more at www.audinines.com.