Yeah, yeah, us mountain bikers are tough. It’s part of both the sport and the image, right? A bunch of wacky dudes who ride their bikes up and down mountains and gnarly forest trails and jump off cliffs and whose shins are full of scars.
Don’t make a mistake of judging us by our appearance. We still have emotions, right!?
Deep down, under the suntans and the tough skin and the mud on the face and the helmet, there is a delicate soul. We appreciate the finer things in life.
Meeting our friends early in the morning. The first coffee and warming up before the climb as you exchange gels and jokes. Ride through the town together on the way to the mountain. Riding along and meeting a fellow biker who needs a spare tire. Beating your best previous time or jumping a bigger kicker than last week. Giving your buddy a push on a tough uphill or teaching them how to ride downhill without faceplanting over the handlebars. The thrill of seeing the finish line. Yelling to your teammates to give them a kick before the final push. The beer at the finish line and having a laugh with our mates before going home. Eagerly waiting for the next ride. The memories and friends made.
It’s a fun game, this mountain biking thing. Come to play with us at Mitas 4 Islands.
WHO BUILT – Mitas 4 Islands trails?
These were all built way, way before us, starting with Roman empire all over the Adriatic some 2000 years ago, then by Napoleonic troops on the island of Lošinj in the 19th century; one on the island of Rab built by the legendary Croatian forestry engineer and mountaineer Ante Premužić almost 90 years ago.
We won’t say that this is the most beautiful race…beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.
But it’s the race along single trails on the coastline with steep climbs to the mountain tops awarding bikers with
magnificent views of unspoiled nature and villages over thousand years old….
Oh yes…we definitely can say this race is one of the most beautiful in the world!
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Unique race in the world of MTB.
4 days, 4 stages, 4 different islands and 4 big novelties in 2019 edition