iXS Dirt Masters Festival

Family Challenge in Winterberg

As always, there will be a race of the iXS Downhill Cup and one of the Specialized RockShox Rookies Cup at the iXS Dirt Masters Festival this year. And within the scope of these two races the Family Challenge will be held for the third time.


In the past years the concept of the iXS Dirt Masters Festival in Winterberg has been changed a bit. There has been a renewed focus on the sport and also a focus even more on a program suitable for families. Last year, for the first time in the thirteen-year history, there was a kids' race for the very youngest. But now for the third time there is another highlight for families. There will be a family ranking during the downhill races, where the times of a parent of the DHC and a child in the RDC will be added up. Following the Family Challenge during the Rookie Festival in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, where this ranking has been held for several years, the fastest team will be honoured in Winterberg. The first two editions in 2018 and 2019 did not really see many pairings at the start, but there was an increase and surely word will get around. So we hope that this offer will be accepted one day and that it will develop into a cool competition format.

Family Challenge Podium 2018 mit Lars und Knut Büngen sowie Familie Topp Family Challenge Podium 2018 mit Lars und Knut Büngen sowie Familie Topp

For the Family Challenge, the time of a child from the Final Run of the Specialized RockShox Rookies Cup race will be added to the time of the corresponding parent from the iXS Downhill Cup Seeding Run on Saturday. The best three couples will be honoured on the stage at the iXS truck after the Seeding Run. If you want to participate in this ranking, please inform us about the pairings already until May 1st, 2020 via the contact form on the website, please mention the keyword "Family Challenge".

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