Trek mountain bikes at the gravity park Bormio Bike!

The news you have been waiting for is finally official: Trek mountain bikes will be available at the gravity park Bormio Bike from the next summer season 2017!

Trek, worldwide leader in the mountain biking technology, will sustain our bike park’s project becoming the new official supplier of the bike rental.
It’s a very important partnership, then, for our company which will be linked to giant of the bike industry in the world.

Are you curious to know which model of Trek mountain bikes you will find at the park?
Santa Claus brought some marvellous downhill bikes: the Session 8 DH 27.5! ⇓

Trek mountain bikes: Session 8 DH 27.5

The Session is a World Cup champion bike and proven to be fastest downhill mountain bike. The suspension is amazing, probably the best that you have ever seen in the downhill mountain biking industry.

From next summer you will be able to rent your Session by purchasing the All Inclusive packages of Bormio Bike.

the video #defeatgravity

The video #defeatgravity behind the scenes

Behind the scenes: the filming techniques used in the video

Milky Way timelapse Bormio 3000 (00:12 – 00:16)

Francesco and Andrea took a photo of Bormio 3000’s landscape during the day. Then using Photoshop they made the picture look like nighttime and they cut out the mountain, deleting the original sky.

In After Effects they added a timelapse of the Milky Way in ther possession in place of the original sky and  in Davinci Resolve they fixed the colors of the picture and the timelapse to make everything look smooth.

This technique, instead of a simple timelapse, was used for the following reasons:

  • the security of having a clear view of the mountain
  • having the Milky Way in the right position
  • the possibility to freely choose the framing

Framing of the magician with air floating objects  (00:19 – 00:23)

On set the guys shot the magician at normale speed. Then, with the same exact framing, they shot the objects in slow-motion, one at the time, keeping them hung with a nylon cord.

In After Effects the object were cut out and a compositing with the magician’s framing was made.

In Davinci Resolve everything was made more homogenized.

Passage from the magician to the rider (00:32 – 00:55)

Francesco and Andrea first shot the framing with the rider. Then, they shot it again in slow-motion to get the effect of the dirt falling from the sky.

The framing started from behind a black panel which had a twig attached to it. Moving the camera from top to bottom, the woods would get unveiled with the rider in action.

Later, again in slow-motion, the scene of the magician was shot, starting with the framing of the hand and going to black, behind the panel.

Lining up the two framings, the passage from the mountain hut to the downhill trail was made.

Night/day rider passage (02:18 – 02:28)

Same method used in the Milky Way timelapse but with a mask in After Effects to make the night enter the scene.

Saturday July 2 the Opening of the Gravity Park Bormio Bike

The wait is finally over, on Saturday July 2 we are inaugurating the official downhill season in Alta Valtellina (Lombardy, Italy) with the opening of the Gravity Park Bormio Bike.

Last weekend we have already showed a tasty preview of Bormio Bike’s summer season by hosting the Round #3 of Circuito Nazionale Gravitalia. We are getting serious, therefore, Bormio Bike is about to launch the gravity park that defeats the Law of Gravity. It’s going to be an overwhelming mountain biking experience: cross country, freeride and downhill trails stretched on a breathtaking vertical drop of 1,800 meters.

In the video here below the official video of Gravitalia 2016 in Bormio.

National Circuit Gravitalia 2016 – Rd #3 Bormio

The National Circuit Gravitalia 2016 will be back in Bormio (Lombardy, Italy) on June 25/26.

The stage in Valtellina will come after the races of Spiazzi di Gromo (BG) and Frabosa Soprana (CN) and three weeks before the National DH Champs of Abetone (PT).

Gravitalia is then launching the summer season of Bormio Bike in the best way possible. Bormio Bike, the gravity park that defeats gravity, is opening the following weekend, on Saturday July 2, 2016. 

National Circuit Gravitalia 2016

all inclusive gravity pack

All Inclusive Gravity Pack

Would you like to try Downhill but you do not have the proper gear? Choose our All Inclusive Gravity Pack which allows you to try a fulfilling gravity experience. The package contains exactly anything that you need for an ultimate mountain biking day:

  • bike pass (for half day or whole day)
  • rental of mountain bike, full-face helmet and protectors (for half day or whole day)
  • quick lesson with mtb instructor for beginners

Our bike rental is equipped with Diamondback mountain bikes and Axo protectors. For further information on our rental click here

All Inclusive Gravity Pack. Mountain Bike Diamondback

All inclusive gravity pack. i prodotti axo

DH Italian Champs 2017 in Bormio!

The DH Italian Champs 2017 in Bormio: it is not the freshest news since it dates back to November 11, 2015. The Italian Cycling Federation released an official press bulletin giving out the names of the locations hosting the next champs 2016 and 2017.

For us, in Bormio Bike, was one of best update ever and a great honor because it meant that Bormio was finally among the top bike parks among the Italian scene.

Now, after the winter pause, we are back! Our attention is focused on the race course which, very soon, is going to host the Gravitalia and next year the Italian Champs.

Campionato Italiano DH a Bormio. Il logo di Bormio Bike

Gravity Camp 2016

Who wouldn’t like to become a pro of gravity mountain biking? From today you can thanks to our new project Gravity Camp 2016: an activity that our bike park is recommending in collaboration with a great friend of us, a wonderful bike rider and an mtb instructor: Alessandro Pigorini (a.ka. “Ale Kid”).

Gravity-Camp-2016-rider jump

Gravitalia 2016. Bormio’s stage on June 25/26!

The National Circuit Gravitalia 2016 will be in Bormio at the end of June. That represents a nice comeback and an event not to be missed for all the people who love gravity mountain biking.

Bormio has entered the circuit in 2014 with a constantly renovated track which allows the athletes to ride on an itinerary both fun and adequate for the increasing level of the riders.

Gravitalia 2016. Fettuccia di gara con logo Gravitalia

The race course has a vertical drop of 600 meters and and a full length of 3 km. The start is located in Valbella (2.527 m), easily reachable by the chairlift Bormio 2000-Cimino.

The finish line is in Bormio 2000 (1,952 m), which will also host the paddock area and the prize giving ceremony within a marvellous natural environment.
The race course, generously updated on the previous edition, is going to be renew again for 2016.

The stage of Bormio represents a last testing ground for the athletes who are going to join the Downhill Italian Champs in July.

Gravitalia 2016. Bormio 2000 nell'edizione 2015.

Bormio is bike day everyday. The new video is online

The new video “Bormio is bike day everyday” is online and published on our YouTube channel. 

The video is a short movie realized by the local film crew Boormio Blog News. It’s a story about a young man who never get off his mountain bike. “The story telling – Massimo Canclini from Boormio Blog News reveals us – is a chronological sequence of the events through which the viewer follows the rider and, at the same time, discovers Bormio”.

Gravity park in Bormio open from July 2, 2016

Bormio Bike, the ultimate gravity park in Bormio (Lombardia, Italy), will officially open from July 2, 2016.

The bike park of Bormio is an amibitious project led by Società Impianti Bormio s.p.a., born in the spring of 2012, with one great goal: developing an equipped bike arena with trails of different disciplines such as cross country, downhill and freeride for all levels, from beginner to pro.

Apertura gravity park a Bormio dal 2 luglio 2016. Rider in azione nella pineta.

From 2012 up to today the evolution and growth of the park have been exponential: on the mountain five new downhill trails were built for a total of 8 km. The bike park has also hosted two rounds of the National Circuit Gravitalia in 2014 and 2015.