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16 Mar 2022

La Rioja Bike Race presented by PIRELLI 2022, returns with more trails than ever before

Rediscovering the pure essence of La Rioja is the main objective of this edition.

One more year, one of the most beautiful and spectacular races of the international MTB calendar returns. La Rioja Bike Race presented by PIRELLI, in its eighth edition will have almost 150 kilometers, 4,000 meters of climbing and many new features to discover. 

The first one, the start of the opening day will be from Navarrete. Although the Paddock will be permanently installed at the Palacio de los Deportes de Logroño, the first stage will start from Navarrete. Cyclists will travel there on their bicycles and will be able to leave their bags in a truck set up for this purpose. 

The first stage will have 23 kilometers and 579 meters of climbing through the surroundings of Navarrete among a sea of spectacular vineyards to reach several trails in the middle of a forest of oaks and pines. In this stage, you will be able to enjoy one of the best known trails in the area, the Toads and Snakes trail, and then go around the Valbornedo Reservoir and return to Navarrete along a track with a spectacular panoramic view of the town. 

The second stage, baptized as Super Stage, will start from Logroño. A day of 68 kilometers and a little more than 1,900 meters of climbing that will go to the surroundings of Moncalvillo, through spectacular trails. 
Undoubtedly, the first part of the stage is the hardest, while the second, after crowning Moncalvillo (exactly at the same point where the 8th stage of the last Vuelta a España ended) will descend through an impressive area of pine trees to reach the Pico del Águila and look for Logroño. 

To close this eighth edition, we will have the Finisher Stage on Sunday, May 15, with a final stage of 57 kilometers and 1,131 meters of accumulated elevation gain. A more classic stage, but with several novelties. It will be faster than in previous years, the route will be more concentrated, but the hardness will be more distributed. It will go up to Clavijo between vineyards, to reach the highest point of the stage with "La Fénix", which will be linked with a classic as "La Resentida". A spectacular area of pine trees where you will have to pull flow. How to return to Logroño? Through one of the wonderful trails of Pico del Águila

Discover the details and profiles in the ROUTE section.

La Rioja Bike Race presented by PIRELLI will be held from May 13 to 15, in the second weekend of May, as it has been in most of its editions, being a date marked in the calendar of Mountain Bike lovers. We will live three days of MTB in a unique environment, almost 150 kilometers, 4,000 meters of elevation gain and great news to discover. 

Registrations are still open and can be made through our website: www.lariojabikerace.com

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