Next year will be a mini-jubilee
We are planning some changes and surprises for the 5th Mitas 4 Islands stage race. Yes, yes, we know that everyone likes the current setup, and we love it too – this monster of ours just seems to need some extra new bits and pieces to make it complete, heheh. We’re not going to tell you what exact changes are coming up just yet – you’ll have to keep following our dispatches here on the website and beg for more!
In any case, we’re already hard at work on the 2019 Mitas 4 Islands and we have some cool ideas about how to celebrate our baby’s 5th birthday!
Come and get it while it’s hot, folks, don’t miss out your chance to experience this unique race in the world of mountainbiking, visit Croatia and be amazed by the sights, smells and sounds and rip some serious rocky trails – if you feel you’re tough enough to join us.
5 DAYS OF RACING
Prologue + 4 stages
Yes, we’re aware that the name of the race is Mitas 4 Islands, but next year we’ll be expanding a bit so don’t get confused! We will still be visiting our 4 islands (Krk, Rab, Cres and Lošinj)
Until now, we were assigning the starting positions arbitrarily as the teams were registering for our race based on their results during the season. Next year, we will be introducing a prologue stage, a race before the race if you will. The prologue will be a relatively short stage (13 kilometers with a couple hundred meters of climbing) where all racers will get their first taste of what awaits them. This “short sprint stage” we will used for measuring your times which in turn will determine your starting block positions in the race itself.
09.04.2019 PROLOGUE ISLAND KRK
10.04.2019 STAGE 1 ISLAND KRK
11.04.2019 STAGE 2 ISLAND RAB
12.04.2019 STAGE 3 ISLAND CRES
13.04.2019 STAGE 4 ISLAND LOŠINJ
So, driven by the flux of your feedback, we prepared to raise the bar even higher this season. Staged at four separate islands, the race faces you with a different challenges each day. Some islands are greener then the others; some partly rugged and barren like they have this issue to discuss with your tyres. Speedsters will surely get their daily piece of cake, but might skip the dessert at the technical freak outs; while the most of you will get emotionally trapped inside the single track web by your own delight. In short, this race might not be for anyone, but there is something in it for everyone.
Mitas 4 Islands MTB stage race is team race, consists of 2 riders
Early Bird: 350 € 01.06.2018-30.9.2018 (or first 100 participants) SOLD OUT
Regular price: 400 € 01.10.2018-31.12.2018
Last minute: 450 € 01.01.2019 – 10.03.2019
NOTE: price is per participant (1 rider)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• the right to start the race • electronic timing and results
• live results on organiser web page
• snacks and beverages on feed zones (minimum 2 per stage + finish)
• professional marked route with tables and bushmarks
• written instructions for navigation with map and attitude profile
• GPS file for download for all stages
• starting number for bike
• starting number for jersey
• identification material for racers and bikes
• finisher T-shirt for finishers
• professional medical service on all stages and in finish line
• professional rescue service on all stages
• meal after each stage
• service areas on all stages
• bike wash areas on all stages
• hand luggage
• welcome drink on Monday 08.04.2019.
• stage briefing prior each stage
• document info for participants
• winner ceremony on 13.04.2019.
• finisher party on 13.04.2019.
You like to organise everything on your own?
Like to spend time searching the internet and have fun trying to find the most appropriate accommodation, to count the distance from an island to an island, to count how much time you need to get there? If so, this is the option for you as with Race only package you will buy starting fee and the right to start the race.
If you choose RACE ONLY without accommodation packages, we suggest to organize a support who will take care of your logistics and transfers of you, your bikes and your luggage from stage to stage (from island to island). This option is possible due to good ferry connection between islands so it is on you and your supporter to organize the whole logistic, buy ferry tickets etc.