08.05.2021. - 08.05.2021.
In the past few years, Rabac has become one of the most famous and the most popular MTB destinations in Croatia. The place where the first trail center in Croatia was built, the place where professional cycling clubs hold their training, where the leading MTB authorities do their camps. The popularity of Rabac and the Labin region was certainly greatly contributed by the most attractive race, which will be held in 2021 for the third time – HELTER SKELTER MTB MARATHON.
There are several reasons why the Helter Skelter MTB Marathon and Rabac are well known as a destination for a top cycling experience. First of all, an attractive and beautiful location on the east coast of Istria, where the coast plunges steeply into the Adriatic Sea. Views from the trail are looking towards the Kvarner islands, Rijeka, Učka as well as the tame heartland of the largest Croatian peninsula. Rabac also offers quality and very diverse accommodation, and in the case of the Helter Skelter race, there are excellent Valamar hotels at the very start of the race, at affordable prices.
But, what makes Rabac and the Helter Skelter MTB marathon unique are its trails. A bunch of singletrails, steep ascents, long and fast descents, a combination of all possible surfaces, all spiced with constant panoramic views. And the pulse is in red.
This year, the race will be even more attractive and interesting because a wide macadam road leading from Rabac to the plateau has been broken through and “polished” to a perfect “gravel”, which opens up to us countless possibilities for creating a trail.
The race will have 2 trails and 4 categories: Men, Men Masters, Men Grand Masters and Women.
A special story in Rabac is the E-MTB race. We responsibly claim that Rabac is probably the best destination for E-MTB by far. Therefore, if you are a fan of E-MTB you should not miss Rabac in any case.
The number of entry fees is limited, hurry up and take your place in the starting zone.
*Adria Bike has been setting standards in the organization of the races, attractiveness & safety of competitors and participants for years. Having in mind the coronavirus pandemic, Adria Bike has implemented the high epidemiological standards that can be found in the COVID-19 protocol, which will be adapted to the current epidemiological situation on the day of the race.
**The race was named after a Helter Skelter song by The Beatles. Driving home after 2 days spent tracing the trails in January 2019, we were fascinated by the variety, technical details, speed and steepness, as well as with the pile of loud adrenaline and endorphin that the ride afforded us. An amazing combination of technically not too difficult, but for those who know and who can – an extremely fast sections, constant changes of rhythm and terrain, constant change of ascents and descents, a trail that simply constantly calls for racing. And then it played on the radio:
When I get to the bottom I go back to the top ….
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
And I get to the bottom and I see you again
I’m coming down fast but I’m miles above you
Rabac / Istria / Croatia
Men: 16* – 39 years old (born between 01.01.1982. – 08.05.2021.)
Men Masters: 40 – 49 years old (born between 01.01.1972.- 31.12.1981.)
Men Grand Masters: older than 50 (born before 31.12.1971.)
Women: born before 08.05.2021.*
E-bike: born before 08.05.2021.*
*Competitors under the age of 18 may only choose the shortest trail, they need to be accompanied by a parent or a legally responsible person, and have a written consent of the parent or a legally responsible person when picking up the starting number.
07.05.2021. – from 18:00 until 22:00 for all categories and trails.
08.05.2021. – from 07:00 until 09:30 for all categories and trails.
*Early Bird price is valid until all available places by Early Bird price are filled in, no later than 01.03.2021.
*Regular price is valid until 15.04.2021.
*Last Minute price is valid for applications after 15.04.2021.
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