Ars Electronica Bike Visions 2023

(Linz, March 7, 2023) The Ars Electronica Center invites to the fourth edition of Bike Visions on March 10 and 11, 2023. A fixed point for bike enthusiasts!

Under the motto “Mountain Biking in the Central Region of Linz” people will once again be busy pedaling. Local trail building projects, a joint bike tour and spectacular pictures and films in Deep Space 8K are on the agenda. Professionals from the scene will pass on their knowledge and some bike tricks at riding technique workshops for young and old. Visitors can expect an exciting and varied program.

The program on the two Bike Visions days

Friday, 10.3.2023

Ride-Out with Patagonia Ambassador Paula Zibasa & Patagonia MTB Movie Night
15:00, Maindeck Ars Electronica Center
MTB-Linz and Patagonia invite you to the joint Ride-Out with Paula Zibasa. The tour will start from the Maindeck and head toward Pfenningberg. Paula will talk about her trips to New Zealand before returning via the Salamander and Hornissen trails. Starting at 6:00 p.m., there’ll be a cozy get-together in the Ars Electronica Skyloft with English short films. Participation is free of charge, no registration required.

Hello yellow Velodrome Introductory Course
15:00-17:00, hello yellow Velodrom
An opportunity to try track cycling in the Schachermayer velodrome. Participation is free and limited to 10 people. Participants* should have some affinity for athletic cycling. The minimum age is 12 years, up to 16 only in company of an adult! Track bikes will be provided. Please bring clipless pedals and suitable cycling shoes, helmet, cycling clothing, cycling gloves and a water bottle. The introduction is only possible in dry track conditions. Registration is due no later than March 8, 2023: Registration

Mountainbike Kids Academy technique course with Barbara Mayer
16:30-17:30, hello yellow Pumptrack
Children between the ages of 6 and 10 can expect playful mountain bike training on the hello yellow Pumptrack by Schachermayer. Participation is free and limited to 8 children. Rental bikes and helmets are available on site. Registration until March 8, 2023 at the latest: Registration

Saturday, 11.3.2023

Legal mountain bike trail presented by MTB-Linz
13:00-13:30, Deep Space 8K
On the one-year anniversary of the “Hornissen Trail”, the four initiators of MTB-Linz report on its rocky genesis in an interactive presentation. The advancement of mountain biking around Linz is also a topic. MTB-Linz and the trail maintainers on the Pfenningberg will be on hand to share their experiences.

Hello yellow and the versatility of biking
14:00-14:30, Deep Space 8K
Hello yellow is an offer by the Schachermayer company in the Linz harbor area for young people and the young at heart. The freely accessible Pumptrack and the neighboring Velodrom offer the opportunity to experience cycling in all its diversity.

Mountain bike courses for kids & teens with Barbara Mayer & Julian Bauer
15:00-16:00, Deep Space 8K
How can children learn mountain biking in a playful way? What motivates teenagers? How can riding technique be improved? Barbara Mayer, founder of the MTB Kids Academy, and Julian Bauer from the Next Generation Racing Team will talk about this. The two bike pros will join trial biker Dominik Raab in a riding technique workshop to learn a bike trick or two.

“My way to victory” by Lukas Kaufmann
16:30-17:30, Deep Space 8K
Upper Austrian mountain bike pro Lukas Kaufmann shows highlights of his 2022 bike season in his multimedia lecture, including an impressive film of winning the offroad Finnmark 700, the longest mountain bike race in the world.

Friday, March 10, 2023, 15:00-20:00, Bike Visions program free of charge.
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 13:00-17:00, Bike Visions program at the Ars Electronica Center at ticket price 12 € or ticket price reduced 10 €.
Additional 50% discount with the Upper Austrian Family Card:
Parent: 5 € (instead of 10 €)
Children: 2,50 € (instead of 5 €)

hello yellow Velodrom / Photo: M. Reichl

Dominik Raab / Photo: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl

hello yellow Pumptrack / Photo: Barbara Mayer

Mountainbike Linz / Photo: Martin Dörsch