The Wicklow Mountain Bike Festival is 4 days of mountain bike action over the May bank holiday weekend featuring a Whip Off, Enduro, Cross Country and Downhill Events.

The festival kicks off on Friday afternoon with the spectacular ‘Whip Off’ event where Ireland’s most skilled rider will show off their tricks along a jump trail beside the festival village. Spectators are welcome and there’s a BBQ and awards presentation afterwards.

On Saturday the racing goes up a level with the ‘Enduro’ race which sees riders taking on every descent in Ballinastoe Woods. With 7 stages in 7 hours, the route is over 30km and has 1800 meters climbing it’s going to be a serious challenge for even the most experienced riders.

Sunday is ‘Cross Country’ day and time for Ireland’s fittest mountain bikers to tackle the Ballinastoe Trails. Expect a fast course with punchy climbs and high speed descents.

The Festival will comes to a finale with the ‘Downhill’ race on Monday. Ireland’s bravest and most skilful riders will race against the clock on the famous ‘Junkers’ trail.

Spectators are encouraged to follow the relevant social media pages for updates on schedules and the latest event information.