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The 2017 Bike Morzine Mates race series created some epic days on the hill that we will never forget and some afterparties that we will never remember.
Huge thanks to everyone that came to ride, heckle & get loose, you guys are what its all about.
F R E E E N T R Y | C H E A P B E E R | B O N V I B E Z
Bike Morzine mates races are about putting the fun back into mountain biking, these races are completely free to enter (thanks to our awesome sponsors), run lighthearted race formats & provide one hell of an excuse to party.
The aim of the game is to race against your mates, have fun and get loose both on & off the bike. There are thousands of mountain bikers in resort each week who we want to bring together in a laid back social environment. All levels of rider are welcome from World Cup Racers to First Timers, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are from, everyone is welcome at Bike Morzine Mates Races.
2018 DATES & EVENTS
Pleney Chainless: 19th June
Air Downhill: 4th July
Rip Off Worlds: 18th July
Hattock Downhill: 25th July
Dual Slalom: 15th August
End Of Season Mega Train: 2nd September
More Dates & Events to be announced. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for more event information.
Huge thanks to our awesome sponsors for providing epic prizes & supporting these free events.
The Woods Morzine
The BikeMorzine Rip Off Worlds is the biggest and best event of the year! Big Whips, Beers and BBQ in the Sun, followed by a huge afterparty! What more could you want. Just check out the below video and see what its all about.
F R E E E N T R Y | C H E A P B E E R | B O N V I B E Z
After stealing the Whip Off Concept from Crankworx Whilster event and branding it the "Rip Off Worlds". The self-proclaimed Legends at Bike Morzine are bringing you another round of Whip Off goodness on Wednesday the 9th August on the Super Morzine TableTop.
Expect Huuuuge Whips, Flips, Mega-Trains, Crashes, IBEX Brewery, BBQ, Music, T-shirt Canons, Prizes for Rowdy spectators and much more!
*BRING CASH FOR BEERS AND BBQ
F O R M A T
Riders must sign on online here by Tuesday 8th August.
Sign On at 2PM
Practise Starts at 2.15PM
Top 30 Qualifying at 2.45PM
Cut down to Top 15 at 3.15PM
Cut down to Top 10 at 3.30PM
Cut down to Top 5 at 4.45PM
TOP 5 have 2 Jumps Each.
PRIZE GIVING AT HOTEL LE COTTAGE FROM 6.30PM
CHEAP BEER, SPOT PRIZES AND BON VIBEZ
EPIC AFTER PARTY AT CAFE CHAUD FROM 9.00PM
FREE SHOTS, CHEAP BEER, DJ's, CARNAGE
HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR KEEPING THESE RACES GOING:
THE WOODS MORZINE
MOSS MEDIA HOUSE
ALL WELCOME TO COME RIDE, HECKLE, GET DRUNK.
HEAD TO HEAD, BAR TO BAR, CORNER TO CORNER
Expect all of this and much more at this Wednesdays Le Pleney Dual Speedway Championships.
If you like turning right and/or left then this is the event for you! Weaving our way down the picturesque Pleney ski slopes the grassy surface creates endless drifts making this more of a speedway than a slalom.
Meet at the Dual Slalom Course behind L'Aubergade at 5PM on Wednesday 19th.
YOU MUST SIGN ON ABOVE!
PRACTISE STARTS AT 5
RACING STARTS AT 5.30
PRIZE GIVING AND APRES AT HOTEL L'AUBERGADE
AFTER PARTY AT CAFECHAUD
F R E E E N T R Y C H E A P B E E R B O N V I B E Z
What a time to be alive! I know I say this every week but after cutting a few laps of Hattock earlier in the day I have never been so jealous of those racing, what a track and what a day!! With 50+ racers and a whole load more media squids and hecklers lining the Super Morzine track the atmosphere was absolutely buzzing! This is what Mates Racing is about, having a laugh with your buddies, riding an awesome track in the sin and all washed down with a couple of coldies! DREAMY.
Hattock has to be a firm favourite for both locals and holiday makers in the Portes du Soleil. Fast, Rooty and big jumps, what more do you want from a Downhill track? They say a picture is a thousand words so ill save myself a bit of writing and check out some of these bangers below. Courtesy of Sam Taylor and Joe Killen.
It was awesome to see some under 16's up there racing and enjoying themselves, massive shout out to Ronan Dunn who took out the win with a storming time of 02:37.60 which would have put him in 12th in the Mens! Followed by Yuval Kron and Adam Burson. Seriously impressive, keep up the good work lads!
Womens saw our smallest women field yet (where were you ladies?) this meant a head to head battle between Kat Klos and Rose Brombles, with Kat taking out the win.
Mens had a 45+ strong field of pinners, but in the end it was Aussie Old School DH legend Sean Mccarrol taking out the win by an impressive 6 seconds over visiting South African Ronan Kumper, closely followed by rapid Frenchie Hugo Latelin and Les Gets drunkest man Sam Bradford just 00:00.10 off the podium.
Big thanks to all the Morzine Summer Legends that come up with smalls on their face each week and keep the BonVibez flowing! These events are an absolute pleasure to hold thanks to you guys.
Also massive thanks to our sponsors for keeping these events free:
After a long summers day Europes biggest bikepark there is nothing better than washing it down with a few beers at Bike Morzine property Hotel Le Cottage, which hosts our epic prize giving. Followed by a rowdy afterparty at Cafe Chaud Morzine!
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Full Results and Photo Albums below.
See you next time!
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This Wednesday (5/7/17) hosts the 2nd Bike Morzine Mates Race of the Season down the Legendary Hattock downhill track.
Hattock is Super Morzines one and only black run, littered with tree's, roots and gap jumps. Super fun in the dry and gnarly in the wet. As one of the hardest tracks in our little mates race season, we suggest you are comfortable riding it before entering the race!
Above: Morzines Most Handsome Man Loic Detail showing us how its done.
Below: Felix Montagne not so much.
Sign on Online before 2PM Wednesday
Meet at the Top of Super Morzine before 16.45 (last lift)
Racing starts at 5.15
Prize giving at Le Cottage
After Party at Cafe Chaud 9PM til 2 AM
EVERYONE WELCOME TO COME RACE, HECKLE & PARTY
PLENEY CHAINLESS - WHAT A WAY TO KICKSTART THE SEASON
Blazing sun, dusty trails and tight racing. All washed down by an epic BBQ and a LOT of beers! We really cant ask for any more from a day in the Alps!
Full Results and Pictures below
With a stacked field of over nearly 60 riders from First time racers to World Cup Elite it was a hell of a turnout for the first mates race of the Morzine Summer Season.
For those that don't know these mates races are all about having fun on your bike and thats exactly what happened, its awesome to get all of Morzine together - long term locals, seasonairres and holiday makers all in one place riding bikes and having fun together, just epic!
Prize Giving and Apres was held a Hotel Le Cottage at the foot of Le Pleney with epic prizes, cheap beer and a hell of a BBQ. After this the party moved over to Cafe Chaud who hosted an epic after party with DJ's, Free Shots and you guessed it - cheap beer! Wednesday nights are definitely making a name for themselves thanks to these events!
28TH JUNE - BIKE BUY & SELL AT LE COTTAGE
5th JULY - MATTOCK ATTACK
FOR ALLOWING THESE FREE EVENTS TO HAPPEN
FULL PICTURE ALBUM:
This Wednesday (21st June) sees the return of the Bike Morzine Mates Race for 2017! As per usual we are kicking the summer off with a vintage Le Pleney Chainless. An absolute Morzine classic and one of everyones favourite races of the year its hard to beat smashing down Le Pleney mainline with no chain clattering around and that rear suspension working effortlessly with no mech resistance.
Smooth lines and exit speed is the name of the game for those competitive racers looking to become and King and Queen of Le Pleney, however fun is the real winner as you can see from Joel Anderson's acrobatic display last year.
Below Tom Neal comes out of Le Pleney Tunnel and keeps in low amongst the Morzine greenery.
Sign in online before 3PM on Wednesday
Meet at the ***BOTTOM*** of Le Pleney at 4.30PM
With your chain already removed!!!
Head up to top before last lift
Racing starts from 5.30PM
PRIZE GIVING AT LE COTTAGE TERRACE
AFTER PARTY AT CAFE CHAUD FROM 7PM ONWARDS
FREE ENTRY, BON VIBEZ, CHEAP BEER
YOU MUST SIGN ON FOR THE RACE BEFORE 3PM WEDNESDAY.
Photo: Moss Media House
The 2016 BikeMorzines Mates Races were by the biggest, rowdiest and funnest days we've had on the bike, big ups to everyone that came along to race, heckle and party!
For those that haven't been to a BikeMorzine Mates Race before, the races are Free to Enter (thanks to our awesome sponsors), held in and around the Morzine Valley, with non-serious race formats such as Chainless, Whip Off, Dual Slalom etc. The aim of the races is to have fun and race against your mates in a lighthearted environment and create a fun-loving MTB community in Morzine (and make big party).
We encourage riders of all levels to take part, from first timers to world cup racers. Our sponsors provide us with some awesome prizes to hand out and prize giving is always an epic party. So check out the dates below, let us know your thoughts on what race you want to see and we will see you in 2017!
!!!HAVE YOUR SAY!!!
For 2017 we have decided to get rid of the Air DH race and are giving you, the riders the chance to have your say! What Race would you want to see in 2017?
Enduro? Mass Start? Free ride? 16 Inch?
Let us know on our Facebook , Twitter or Instagram Pages
Our 2017 Race Dates:
21st June - Pleney Chainless
5th July - Hattock Attack
19th July - ***Peoples Choice***
2nd August - Rip Off Worlds
16th August - Grass Speedway
***TBA*** - End Of Season Mega Train
See you in 2017!
First up what an absolute banger of a race!! Despite the forecast saying thunderstorms the weather played ball and provided a beautiful summers evening on the SuperMorzine hillside. After a quick sign on for nearly 50 riders it was time to get into racing.
The track ran from the top of Super Morzine, down fast flowing berms of the Red trail, over the road gap before plummeting into Hattock at mach 10. Hattock is Super Morzine's hardest trail, littered with roots, road gaps and doubles it isnt for the faint hearted, to be in with a chance of winning you needed to confident hitting off camber roots, compressions and big senders! With the recent nice weather we've been having Super Morzine was running an absolute dream, with roosty dusty corners, more grip on the roots than we've ever seen and the track lined with rowdy spectators, no wonder everyone was absolutely peaking off the track.
Above: How to do it - Loic Detaill - 3rd Place Men
Below: How not to do it - Felix Montangue
Below: Just a small turnout for the girls but all of them were killing it, with Nina Merzcuajensen (definitely spelt wrong) taking out the win by over 20 seconds, despite completing a bush dive during her run!
Ben Worrall taking the win in the Mens category by over 5 seconds. "Its the hardest Ive ever tried in any race and by far the most fun".
Also Shout out to Sam (13) and Tom (9) Westgate for getting down Super Morzines hardest track and hitting most of the big jumps, these cheeky buggers are going far.
Thanks again to everyone that has come up and raced, helped with timing, cheered the racers along or shared a beer with us. You guys are what make these races what they are!
And of course big thanks to our sponsors for letting these mates races go ahead.
The Woods Morzine
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
This Wednesday saw BikeMorzine's mates race hit the slopes of SuperMorzine onto some of the world famous Avoriaz MTB jump trails. After a week of 25+ degrees weather the course was hardpacked and dusty, a whole different ball game compared to last weeks Le Pleney Chainless.
The race course ran down the SuperMorzine Jump track "Cap Carneval" a fast paced trail littered with Jumps and Berms all leading into the iconic Super Morzine table. Despite the awesome conditions and fast rolling track, there would still be a lot of pedalling if you wanted to come out on top.
Below: Georgie Richardson clocking up some AirMiles.
Above: Best Trick Winner Joel Anderson
Below: Mens Winner Rupert "El Chapo" Chapman
FULL IMAGE GALLERY HERE:
NEXT EVENT: BIKEMORZINE RIP OFF WORLDS ON 13th JULY SUPER MORZINE TABLE!
Big thanks to our sponsors for allowing these free events to happen: