Course construction and line modifications are underway for the most extensive and versatile Audi Nines set up to date, with each section culminating in an astounding 45-meter Big-Air-Multi-Feature. The best men’s and women’s Freeride and Slopestyle mountain bikers on the planet, in addition to six new rising stars, are frothing to get on course. The event will remain closed to the public, with all the action available for viewers on the Audi Nines channels.
From the 24th to the 28th of August 2021, the Audi Nines presented by Falken returns to the dynamic quarry in Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate state. This expansive location in the Hunsrück-Nahe bike region in partnership with Bikepark Idarkopf, has seen some of the most groundbreaking action in men’s mountain biking over recent years and is now proud to play host to the best women’s riders in the world.
Course designers and builders Sam Reynolds (GBR), Clemens Kaudela (AUT) Sam Hodgson (GBR), and Andi Brewi (AUT) have been grinding hard on the most complex and diverse course yet seen at Audi Nines, featuring more obstacles than ever before. Lively new sections are being added and the existing setup is being totally redefined, making a total of three interweaving lines that all come to a head in an extra special end-section.
All-new this year is the Jam Line, stuffed full of playful hits designed to enhance and enable progression for both the men and the women of the stacked rider field. The world-class Freeride Line hosts a series of giant and highly-trickable jumps alongside a huge new Sky Drop and Step Up. The Slopestyle Line has been refined even further for 2021, with modifications made to all kickers, the boner log and the quarter pipe to allow for maximum sending.
“It’s an honour to once again be working at a venue where we can realise mountain biker’s dreams. From giant jumps to more creative and fun features, we truly have something here for any and every type of rider. The whole is gang is fired up to get on course and unleash their tricks” says course builder Sam Reynolds.
The highlight for 2021 will be a Big-Air-Multi-Feature. All lines are set to converge on this new endpoint in the quarry, with the final hits of each line combining into one giant Multi-Feature that is guaranteed to facilitate heavy sessions.
“It will be the biggest mountain bike feature Audi Nines has ever built, a 45-meter mega-jump with four different takeoffs and the opportunity to get more than eight athletes in the air at the same time in true Audi-Nines style,” says event founder Nico Zacek.