Erzbergrodeo Entry Spots Snapped Up Yet Again

All 1,500 entries for the upcoming 20th anniversary of Erzbergrodeo, one of the world’s most revered off-road motorcycle festivals sold out in under an hour this morning.

Fascination around the Erzbergrodeo continues to fly high in its 20th year following the lightening quick sell-out of tickets, noted by race promoter Karl Katoc shortly after all 1,500 were whipped up.

This heavy international interest makes for a healthy state for the 20th anniversary of one of the world’s most renowned Xtreme Enduro races, which could help establish it as a real attraction for the world’s best dirt bike athletes. Organisers didn’t expect to witness another record breaking registration procedure for 2014 considering the disastrous weather conditions of the 2013 Erzbergrodeo.

“It’s really remarkable that not even heavy downpours and snowfall restrict the enthusiasm for the Erzbergrodeo,” says a pleased Karl Katoch at the start of registrations.

“The interest of pro-riders and factory teams is also tremendous, so we are able to expect a superlative starting grid next year. Additionally, we are planning to present the Erzbergrodeo legends – which includes all Red Bull Hare Scramble champions from 1995 until today – in a very spectacular special race event. Everyone who wasn’t able to catch an entry spot should come and celebrate at Erzberg in 2014 – the anniversary edition is going to be an outstanding experience for all visitors.”

Interested riders still have the opportunity to add themselves to the Erzbergrodeo waiting list for entry spots. Mark Schilling, head of administration, explains the registration procedure: “The definite allocation of the starting numbers is connected with the date of payment of the starting fee. To secure his entry spot, registered riders should pay their starting fee within the next two weeks. If a competitor misses that deadline, the entry spot goes to another rider from the waiting list. So it absolutely makes sense to add your name to the waiting list.”

By James Hadley

James Hadley

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