Munich's airport will feature mountain biking this month

Keeping delays interesting: Munich’s airport will feature mountain biking this month

MUNICH — There’s more than one way of getting airborne at Munich Airport: a bike will work, too. This Friday afternoon will mark the start of “Bike & Style” in the Munich Airport Center Forum. It will represent a first for the airport: from now until Sunday August 20, it will be the hub of the international mountain biking scene.

On opening day, the professionals will perform dazzling aerial tricks on the 3,000 square meter layout with a gigantic display ramp. There will also be lots to see – and do – over the coming weeks. Every Friday, international stars will try to outdo each other in freestyling shows and a high jump contest. Spectators can cheer for their favorites on a 500-seat grandstand.

Bike & Style also has activities for the whole family: Those who want to experience the test course for themselves are welcome to give the latest electric mountain bikes a try. The pump track offers the opportunity to try “pumping” – the art of creating forward momentum with up and down body movements. Free workshops will be offered for kids from 6 to 16 years of age. There’s also plenty of fun for adults, including the chance to take part in workshops with the experts when the show days take place. Bicycles and protective equipment are provided free of charge. The course will be open daily from 10 am to 8 pm, and will be open free of charge to all biking enthusiasts starting at 2 pm.