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Second hand downhill mountain bikes

The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally come: second hand downhill mountain bikes are now for sale at our mtb rental!

You can now visit the mtb rental of Bormio Bike Park to check out our downhill mountain bikes used for the last summer seasons. It’s a great opportunity for you but be quick: we have a limited number of bikes!

Our rental is selling 26-inch bikes (like Diamondback XTS and Commencal Supreme Racing) an 27.5-inch bikes: the Trek Session 8, year 2017 and 2018.

From 16 September 2018 all our mountain bikes may be viewed at our rental by making an appointment.

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Il gravity park Bormio Bike aperto dal 1 luglio

The gravity park Bormio Bike will be back from July 1 | All the news of 2017

Downhill trails that challenge the force of gravity

In Bormio (Alta Valtellina – Italy), summer has finally arrived. The warm temperatures of the last few weeks made the remaining snow quickly melt away. It is wonderful news for our gravity park which is about to open from July 1.

The summer season 2017 of the bike park is predicted as the best of all the time. There are several major news on the trail building side – already at work – which will turn upside-down the riding experience. Since the first DH trail, inaugurated in 2014 – many things have changed at the gravity park Bormio Bike: every year the research, the study and the evolution of our trails have constantly raised the bar of transformation.

Today we are proud to present a complete and equipped bike arena, able to satisfy the demands of pro and rookie riders.

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Summer lifts in Bormio

Fast and comfortable: summer lifts easily connect the valley floor to the highest peaks where to enjoy a fabulous view or go for some amazin hiking or mountain biking.

Bormio, in the heart of the region Alta Valtellina, will have three summer lifts running from July 1, 2017:

  1. cableway Bormio-Bormio 2000
  2. chairlift Bormio 2000-Cimino
  3. cablecar Whitelady3000 (Bormio 2000-Cima Bianca)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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”).

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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Mtb thrift store

Bormio Bike’s mtb thrift store is open! It’s a great chance for downhill and freeride lovers!

The Commencal Supreme Racing bikes (size L and M) and all our Axo protectors (kneepads, back and elbow protectors, full face helmets and gloves) are for sale.

Those are all products used last summer at our bike park and now for sale at a very convenient price.

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Gravitalia 2015 – Splendid final

Circuito Nazionale Gravitalia – Rd #4 BORMIO Final

It was a real splendid day yesterday for the Round#4 of Circuito Nazionale Gravitalia which took place in Bormio (SO), among breathtaking views of white mountain peaks surrounding Bormio 2000.

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The race course started from 2,600 meters. It was a longe and fast course, totally built with bulldozers, with a technical central part and lots of parabolic curves. The ground progressively had dried from mud, residual of a prior snowfall, becoming faster and more demanding.

Oscar Härnström (Exceptio Sport Commençal) was the best at understanding the course and marking the lower time painting fabulous curves and letting his power off on the pedals. He won the final in Bormio with the time of 4’56″90, improving his yesterday’s winning seeding run of more than 6 seconds.

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Excellent performance by Carlo Caire (AB Devinci Italy) who got second place and gained precious points for the rankings.

The Italian Champion Francesco Colombo (AB Devinci Italy) closed in third position, half second distant from his team mate. With the points gained here, he reinforced his leadership in the circuit with great chances of winning the title.

Francesco Petrucci (Team Cingolani) finished fourth, victim of a mistake who threw him off the course. Stefano Mezzetta (360 Degrees) made the fifth place after a long hotseat who awarded him for being the first closing under 5’10″.

Veronika Widmann (ABC Egna Neumarkt) won the final run with a wonderful 5’39″59 despite the injury occured during the seeding run.

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Eleonora Farina (Mangusta Bike) finished in second place, only one hundredth of second slower than Veronika. The pro season in the Women category has never been so competitive as this year. Anyhow Eleonora has kept the jersery of leader of the circuit. Third place for Elisabetta Canovi (Team Cingolani).

Sara Mologni (Scout Nukeproof), our mechanic for Bormio Bike, won here for our great satisfaction and confirming her control over the category Women Amateur.

Among the Amateru Men, Paolo Alleva (Scout Nukeproof) closed with best time. Fabrizio Dragoni (Alessi Racing) got the second place, keeping the leader jersey. Third place for Luca Fusani (GS Pro-M),.

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Rankings Final (Categories) – Circuito Nazionale Gravitalia \\ Rd#4 – Bormio

The Circuito Nazionale Gravitalia will be back on October 17-18, 2015 in Santo Stefano d’Aveto.

Info: www.gravitalia.itinfo@gravitalia.it

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Snow alert? No panic. Gravitalia confirmed.

And so it happened that on September equinox a severe snow alert was on. 15 cm of fresh snow in Bormio 2000 and about 50 cm in Bormio 3000. A real heavy report to face just a few days before the race of the National Circuit Gravitalia.

“No panic.” That’s the message launched by our technical director Pasquale Canclini. “The low-pressure area is about to leave us in favor of clear sky and higher temperatures. The situazione will drastically improve tomorrow. Within the next few hours we are going to move our snow groomers to clear the race course. And then the weather will help us. The opening of the lifts is confirmed for tomorrow but delayed of a few hours. The chairlift Bormio 2000-Cimino will be open from 2:00 pm.”

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Round #4 Gravitalia a Bormio

Bormio Bike chiude la propria stagione estiva con un evento imperdibile per gli amanti del downhill. Il bike park ospiterà il Round #4 del Circuito Nazionale Gravitalia nei giorni 26/27 settembre 2015. La gara, alla quale prenderanno parte centinaia di rider, si correrà su un percorso interamente rinnovato con l’inserimento di sezioni tecniche e di sezioni lavorate a ruspa. Si comincia sabato mattina con le prove libere e qualifiche nel pomeriggio ed infine domenica alle ore 13:00 il momento più atteso, manche di gara – finale.

Il circuito, organizzato da Gravitalia e patrocinato dalla Federazione Ciclistica Italiana, è ospitato da altre quattro località della penisola. Di seguito il calendario completo:

  • 25/26 Aprile – Round #1 – SPIAZZI di GROMO (BG)
  • 30/31 Maggio – Round #2 – FRABOSA SOPRANA (CN)
  • 27/28 Giugno – Round #3 – ABETONE (PT)
  • 26/27 Settembre – Round #4 – BORMIO (SO)
  • 17/18 Ottobre – Round #5 Finale – SANTO STEFANO d’AVETO (GE)
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Bormio Bike ’till September 27

And so it comes September… And that means shorter days, lower temperatures and, believe it or not, the first snow on mountain peaks. All those are signs of summer giving up to throw us back into our shelters and sink into our big fat, comfy couches. But don’t let this quick change of season fool you. September is often and unexpectedly a marvellous month for the mountain with warm sunny days and spectacular colors.

To extend your desire of summer, sport and fresh air, there is nothing better than Bormio Bike. The bike park of Bormio will, in fact, be open on a few special days during this month because we just don’t wont to give up downhill mountain biking so soon. This weekend the new Zombie track will be inaugurated. It’s a fantastic 1,400-meter-long flow trail in the woods, with a vertical drop of 253 meters, totally built with bulldozers.

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All inclusive package

Discover the All inclusive packages of Bormio Bike! The price includes mountain bike, full face helmet and protectors, and the bike pass to enter the bike park! [learn_more caption=”ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES BORMIO BIKE PARK”] ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES | BORMIO BIKE TYPE ADULT REDUCED Half day € 48.00 € 42.00 1 day € 65.00 € 54.00 2 days € 118.00 €…

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The new promo video of Bormio Bike

Today, we are happy to launch the new promo video of Bormio Bike, the bike park at 3,000 meters.

Watch the spectacular takes realized and produced by FRAME Visuals: breathtaking views and super action clips. Attention though, after viewing this video, you will want to ride at Bormio Bike so badly.

Enjoy.

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Summer Gravity Camp

At Bormio Bike we like to teach downhill to beginners and not only. From August 13 to 22 the bike park of Bormio will organize the Summer Gravity Camp with the special participation of the mtb instructor Alessandro Pigorini.

Two types of camps will be available: the Safety Camp, a theory and practice course of two days for those who would like to start doing downhill mountain biking and learn in total safety all the secrets of it and the Race Camp, again lasting two days, but focusing on the study of the race track of Round #4 of Gravitalia.

The Safety Camps will be available in three different dates: August 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 while the Race Camps on August 19-20 and 21-22. For both types of camps we ask to make a reservation.

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