Fun, light hearted & accessible to all.

Bike Morzine Mates Races

Self proclaimed as the Worlds funnest mates race series in Morzine, Bike Morzine mates races aren't races as you know them. No crappy tracks, no big egos & bon vibes only.

The Worlds funnest MTB race series in Morzine.

Fun, Light hearted and accessible to all, these are the 3 main principles of Bike Morzine mates races . These are not "races" as you know them; no pressure, no ego and crappy tracks and bon vibes only. The Bike Morzine mates race series provides a light hearted, friendly and interesting format to race against your mates.

These races are completely free of charge and aim to bring the Morzine summer community together over their love of riding bikes, all washed down by local beers and good food. Races you'll never forget & after parties you'll never remember. The races are free of charge to enter but please bring cash for a charitable donation, we use these races as an opportunity to raise money for many great causes, including the Elle Souter foundation, planting trees & building new trails.


See 2022 Morzine race dates below.
Beware when entering, you may seriously enjoy yourself.



Due to popular demand we will now be selling Bike Morzine Merchandise at Mates Race afterparties. Pre-order yours for collection below using the code "MORZINELOCAL" for free collection.

BIke Morzine Merch
 Peatys bike morzine mates race flyer

Fun, low-key and light-hearted

2022 Race Dates

For those who haven't been to our mates races before, these are super low-key, friendly and social 'races', aiming to bring the Morzine MTB community together. We focus more on the "mates" than the "races", so if you're wanting to take things seriously then you've come to the wrong place.  Everyone is welcome here, come along, have fun and make some new mates.

22nd June - Super M Flow
29th June - Le Pleney Chainless
13th July - Hattock DH
27th July - *Girls Only Race Bonus Race*
24th August - Rip Off Worlds
18th September - Le Pleney End of Season Mega train

More details to come below as we make them up.

18th September 2022

END OF SEASON MEGATRAIN

Finish of the Morzine Summer Season with a bang! Gather all of your mates, meet at the top of Le Pleney for one last lap and ride down in 100+ person mega train, expect fancy dress, over takes & plenty of wild manoeuvres!

The megatrain will finish at the bottom of Le Pleney, shortly followed by an after party in Tourism Square with medals and a free beer for Megatrain riders, as well as entertainment, videos & live music. There will be a prize giving for best fancy dress outfit, most runs of the season and a raffle for everyone.

There will be a photographer on Pleney all day taking photos for you to remember this epic Summer season, just keep your eyes peeled for the QR code to download the photos.

MEET AT THE TOP OF LE PLENEY LIFT
18th SEPTEMBER 2022
4.45PM
FANCY DRESS ENCOURAGED

PRIZE GIVING - 6.15 @ TOURISM OFFICE

IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB from 6PM at Base of Le Pleney. Winner wins a FREE 2023 SEASON LIFTPASS!

Thanks to the following for making this end of season party happen:
SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES
MORZINE BIKE PARK
MORZINE TOURIST OFFICE
MORZINE VELO CLUB


Thanks to everyone that stayed at Bike Morzine, rode with us or kept us our for "one more beer" this summer! What an epic summer season 2022 was, mountain biking is alive & well in Morzine.

See you in Summer 2023.

 Peatys bike morzine mates race flyer
 Peatys bike morzine mates race flyer

24th August 2022

BIKE MORZINE
RIP OFF WORLDS

The biggest and best event of the Morzine social non-serious "race" calendar is back, the Bike Morzine Rip Off (whip off) World Champs.

WHERE:
Super Morzine Widow Maker (large table top under the lift)
After party at Santa Cruz Showroom/Rue Du Bourg.

WHEN: 
24th August 1PM - 4.45PM
Prize Giving and after party from 6PM 


This year will see a change in format to more of a "Jam" style event with 2 hours on the infamous "Widow Maker' followed by 2 hours on the new trick booter. We have a shit tonne of prizes to give away for all kinds of bike riding madness: Whips, Tricks, Style, Best dressed,  Loudest spectator, you name it.

They'll be a DJ dropping non-stop bangers to get the riders fired up, IBEX will be providing locally brewed beers, Hideout will be pumping out delicious food, Plus there will be various Merch Stalls and VIP tents. BRING CASH OR GO HUNGRY.

Everyone is welcome to come and ride, heckle or watch some of the Worlds best riders. Rowdy Spectators encouraged.

The event will run from 1PM - 4.45PM, giving you chance to take the Super M bubble back to town.

PRIZE GIVING 

Will be at the Santa Cruz Showroom on Rue Du Bourg from 6PM, followed by a huge Rue Du Bourg street party, featuring Mini Bike Racing, Live music, Danny Macaskill signing session, Misspent Summers Stall, great drinks deals, delicious food and some seriously BON VIBEZ.

AFTER AFTER PARTY 
Cafe Chaud from 11PM until you've forgotten what time is anymore. Big tunes, cheap drinks & low-to-medium levels of regret.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO RIDE YOU MUST ENTER BELOW

mtb rider does a jump in the morzine bike park whilst on a morzine mtb holiday

*27th July - Bonus Race*

Girls Race

Every year we see the number of females stoked on riding bikes grow and grow, not only in our little slice of paradise but all over the World. Mountain biking has been a male dominated sport for too long and we think more females in the sport we love is absolutely something to be celebrated!  Racing can be intimidating for people new to the sport so with this race we want to break down those intimidating barriers and invite all the lady huckers from beginners to World cup veterans to a girls only, low-key and fun race between friends.  

Those who have been to any BIke Morzine mates race will know that the emphasis is on the 'mates' and definitely not the 'race'. Fun, Lighthearted & accessible to all are the key principles to these 'races' and we don't care if you're first or last, at the end of the day the person having the most fun is the real winner!

We've drafted in all round legend, plus one of the prominent and most stoked ladies in Morzine mountain biking Rose Brombles to be the "Bon Vibe Co-ordinator" for this ladies only race and help get more faces stoked on riding bikes.

Join Rose and a handful of friendly ladies for an evening of fun, bikes, community and new connections (with a side of racing) at the Top of Super Morzine lift at 4.45 on 27th July.

The race will be held down the Tutti Frutti track, which is a blue trail suitable for riders of most abilities. There are no gap jumps/drops of the trail and the only thing that is compulsory is having a good time.

Afterparty and prizegiving will be held at Bec Jaune, plus we have an epic amount of prizes from local businesses, that will be distributed between all 'racers' not just the winners. See you there!
 Peatys bike morzine mates race flyer

13th July 2022

Hattock Downhill

As we're coming towards the half way point in the Morzine summer season, those skills should be sharp, your fitness at its peak and you've finally learned how to handle your Mutzig. Which means its time for us head to Super Morzine's only Black trail, Hattock. Fast, Rooty and a whole load of line choice, Hattock is always one hell of a good time and makes for the perfect race track.

Race Info

Meet at the Top of Super Morzine lift at 4.45 for registration. You must sign on before hand.

Please ride the track before the race to make sure you are comfortable riding this technical trail, we will tape the race track at 3PM on Wednesday. All levels can enter, providing you are comfortable riding Hattock track, feel free to go around the gaps and jumps if you are not comfortable riding them (not because you think its faster).

Prize giving & after party  at Le Dents Blanche at 6.30pm till late.

Sign on below, make sure you sign on before 8PM the night before the race! Only sign on if you will 100% be attending!

Everyone welcome to ride, heckle and party.

Bikes, Beers & Bon Vibes

mtb rider does a jump in the morzine bike park whilst on a morzine mtb holiday

29th June 2022

Pleney Chainless

The classic is back! Le Pleney Chainless has been a staple of  Bike Morzine mates races since the dawn of time, the only day of the year where you can be officially crowned the unofficial King or Queen of Pleney, a title bound to get you more action than a diamond encrusted e-bike.

CHARITY

These events are FREE to enter, but please bring a cash donation for the "Chablais Bike" association. The aim of this association is to improve mountain biking in the Morzine area with new trails and a longer season.

RACE INFO

Meet at the top of Le Pleney lift for sign on at 5.15PM. Please arrive with your chain already removed or you won't be allowed to race.

The track will run from just above the start of the black trail, near the old chairlift. The track will follow the official Pleney mainline (turns not jumps in the first woods) and finish where the black trail hits the road.

You must be comfortable with riding Le Pleney Black, during the race you can choose to ride 10% but please only do so if you are 100% comfortable in doing so.


Prize giving and after party  at Le Dents Blanche at 6.30pm till late.

Sign on below, make sure you sign on before 8PM the night before the race! Only sign on if you will 100% be attending!

Everyone welcome to ride, heckle and party.
Bikes, Beers & Bon Vibes


bike morzine mates race downhill pumptrack race

22nd June 2022

Super M Flow

A cruiser down D.A. Trail (red) on Super Morzine to kick start another fine season at the cutting edge of performance mountain cycling. This race is perfect for all levels of rider and everyone is welcome, if you're having fun then you are the real winner! 

CHARITY

These events are FREE to enter, but please bring a cash donation for the "Chablais Bike" association. The aim of this association is to improve mountain biking in the Morzine area.

RACE INFO

Meet at the top of Zore lift (very top of Super M) at 4.45 for registration.
Last Zore lift is 5pm.


It will be your responsibility to get down to town after the race, the lifts will no longer be running.

Prize giving at Le Bec Jaune at 6pm

Sign on below, make sure you sign on before 8PM the night before the race!

Only sign on if you will 100% be attending!