HERO Global Series 2024

Updated May 12, 2024

The HERO Global Series is a prestigious collection of three internationally acclaimed mountain bike races, each known for its challenging terrain, breathtaking scenery, and unique cultural experiences. These events attract elite riders worldwide and offer a thrilling platform for both professional and amateur mountain biking enthusiasts to showcase their skills and determination. Here's a brief description of each of the three main events that make up the HERO Global Series:

1. HERO Südtirol Dolomites, located in Selva Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Italy, takes place in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Riders navigate through diverse landscapes, including alpine meadows, dense forests, steep ascents, and thrilling descents. The race offers multiple distances, including an 86-kilometer route with 4,500 meters of elevation gain, making it suitable for a wide range of participants.

2. HERO Black Forest is set in the scenic Black Forest region of Germany and offers riders a challenging course through the picturesque landscapes of the Black Forest. With demanding routes and technical challenges, this race is not for the faint-hearted. It provides an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Black Forest while pushing physical and technical limits. The race showcases the natural beauty and rugged terrain of the Black Forest, famous for its dense woodlands, pristine lakes, and charming villages. Riders can expect steep climbs, rocky descents, and a true test of mountain biking skills.

3.  The series culminates in Switzerland's Einsiedeln with The HERO Series IRON Bike Race, known for its challenging 83-kilometer course that demands riders conquer 3,130 meters of elevation gain across one large and one small loop. Set against the stunning scenery of Einsiedeln, Switzerland, this race is a true test of endurance and skill, attracting top-tier athletes and biking enthusiasts eager to push their limits. As part of the prestigious HERO Global Mountain Bike Series, the IRON Bike Race offers a thrilling and scenic adventure, making it a must-attend event for those seeking the ultimate mountain biking challenge.

The HERO Global Series is more than just a series of mountain bike races; it's an adventure that combines the thrill of competition with the beauty of some of the world's most captivating natural landscapes. Whether you're an elite rider seeking to conquer challenging courses or an adventure seeker looking to experience the beauty of these regions, the HERO Global Series offers something for everyone. Each event is united by its commitment to sustainability and preserving the natural beauty that makes these races truly exceptional.

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