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Wild Bear MTB Stage Race

National Park Tara, Serbia

The first edition of the Wild Bear MTB stage was an epic MTB experience for all the teams and riders who came to Tara National park in Serbia where they had an opportunity to ride through the picturesque landscapes, explore hidden corners of untouched nature spots, but also enjoy local hospitality, cuisine and touristic landmarks.

If you missed the first edition don’t worry because all of that was just a warm up and rest assured that next September will be a month to remember! 

From 7-10 September 2023 Tara National park will be the epicenter of the best mountain biking and will host the best riders from all over the world.

Three stages, teams of two, epic MTB terrains – in one word “Wild Bear MTB stage race”

4 days, 7-10.september 2023

3

Stages
Race in pairs
145km distance
4022m climbing
Serbia / NP Tara

Registration for the “Wild Bear MTB Stage Race” is done online via www.prijavazatrku.rs and will be open on January 30, 2023.

Entry info

Wild Bear MTB Stage Race

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES

 

  • 3 days of mountain biking in Tara National Park
  • Electronic timekeeping system and race number with chip
  • Daily post-stage meal (3)
  • Daily self-service bike wash in the race village
  • Bike service station in the race village
  • Daily safe bike park in the race village
  • Official race T-shirt
  • Finisher medal (for official finishers of all three stages)
  • A welcome boat ride “Drina gorge”, available for the first 40 registered teams
  • Nutrition stations throughout the race route and finish zone
  • Professional on course medical service
  • Medical assistance at the start and finish of each stage
  • Online results
  • Online certificate (for official finishers of all three stages)

TEAMS CATEGORIES

 

  • Man (18+) / Both riders in team are male
  • Woman (18+) / Both riders in team are female
  • Mixed (Male and Female 18+) / One female and one male rider in team
  • Masters 40+ / Both riders are 40 years or older on the day of the race
  • Open E-bike (18+) / Open for all riders

ENTRY FEE AND REGISTRATION

TierPrice per teamRegistration deadlineNumber of slots
Tier 1340 eur15.2.2023.5 slots
Tier 2360 eur31.3.2023.-
Tier 3400 eur31.5.2023.-
Tier 4440 eur31.7.2023.-
Tier 5480 eur31.8.2023.-

* Prices are per team.

* A pre-registration period will be open for all participants of the 2022 race. Information on the registration procedure will be provided by email to the respective teams.

 

Registration for the “Wild Bear MTB Stage Race” is done online: www.prijavazatrku.rs . The number of participants is limited to 100 teams. By filling the registration and paying the entry fee, the participant acquires the right to the competitors package. Registrations for the “Wild Bear MTB Stage Race” will be open on January 30, 2023.

Route

Stage 1 / Stage 2 / Stage 3

Stage 1

September 8, 2023

Lenght: 41 km
Altitude difference: 899 m
Time limit: 4 h

 

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Stage 2

September 9, 2023

Lenght: 59 km
Altitude difference: 1789 m
Time limit: 6 h

 

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Stage 3

September 10, 2023

Lenght: 45 km
Altitude difference: 1334 m
Time limit: 5 h

 

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Timetable

From 7th to 10th September, 2023

Thursday / September 7, 2023 / Opening day

10:00 Stage 1 course is open for training

13:00 – 16:00 A welcome boat ride “Drina gorge”, available for the first 40 registered teams

16:00 – 19:00 Race Village

16:00 – 19:00 Race office – Registration of participants

16:00 – 19:00 Bike wash

20:00 – 21:00 Technical briefing

21:00  Socializing

Friday / September 8, 2023 / Stage 1

7:30 – 16:00 Race Village

7:30 – 9:00 Race office – Registration of participants

8:00 – 16:00 Bike depo / Bike wash / Bike service

10:00  Start of Stage 1

13:00 Stage winner ceremony

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

15:00 Closing the Stage 1 finish line

16:00 – 16:30 Technical briefing

Saturday / September 9, 2023 / Stage 2

8:00 – 17:00 Race Village

8:00 – 17:00 Bike depo / Bike wash / Bike service

10:00  Start of Stage 2

14:00 Stage winner ceremony

14:30 – 15-30 Lunch

16:00 Closing the Stage 2 finish line

17:00 – 17:30 Technical briefing

Sunday / September 10, 2023 / Stage 3

8:00 – 16:00 Race Village

8:00 – 16:00 Bike depo / Bike wash / Bike service

10:00  Start of Stage 3

14:00 Stage winner and overall winner ceremony

14:30 – 15:30 Lunch

15:00 Closing the Stage 3 finish line

16:00 Closing of the event

Activities

Explore the region
  • All
  • Adventure
  • History
  • Unesco Heritage

SUP / Boat ride

Adventure

Monastery Rača

History

Hiking / Wild animal watching

Adventure

Šargan and Railroad tour

History

The bridge on the Drina / Andrićgrad

History - Unesco Heritage

Mećavnik – Drvengrad

History

Rock climbing / Canyoning

Adventure

SUP / Kayaking

Adventure

Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards

History - Unesco Heritage

Other

Useful information

Rider experience

Wild Bear MTB Stage Race is about more than simply turning up and hitting the trails. Riders can expect a premium experience where every need is provided for and serviced.

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A welcome boat ride “Drina gorge”

Racing is the most important part of Wild Bear MTB stage race, but we never forget to have fun along the way!

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How to get there

Here you can find suggestions as to how to arrive to the Tara mountain and the start of the race, by car or airplane.

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Searching for a Team rider?

If you are looking for a team rider, please contact us using the following form.

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How to find accommodation

Let us share some suggestions you may find useful when looking for accommodation during the race.

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Media

Recap Wild Bear MTB Stage Race 2022

Sponsors

Partners