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Presentation MTB Ride
UNIQUE EVENTSLa Forestiere created in 1989 its first MTB event. With its steady increase in the number of competitions and bike rides it’s today a symbol!
Its concept: a linear route from a point to another one which makes this sporting event different from others! All finish areas are in Arbent in the department of Ain (not very far from Lyon and Geneva).
The organizers provide you with busses and trucks to bring you to the different start areas both the day before and the actual day of the event.
The distance covered by cycling may vary from 2 to 120 km.
A GREAT ORGANISATIONLa Forestiere is known for its nearly perfect organization! The transport is provided by shuttle busses for the participants, by trucks for the bicycles and for the clothes bags from the start to the finish area...
All along the course there are many feed zones with regional products! Overtaking is easy and avoids traffic jams as much as possible! You can also wash your bike in case of bad weather in order to make your day easier!
The finish area has every convenience to welcome you on your arrival: hot shower, final certificate, secure bike park, osteopathy room, meal, snack bar, various activities, prize-giving ceremony, exhibitors, etc...
On the competition side La Forestiere is an "UCI MTB MARATHON SERIES" event! On the bicycle rides side, La Forestiere is one of the most successful bicycle rides of the French Cycling Federation (FFC)!
A DREAM LANDSCAPELa Forestiere welcomes you both in JURA and AIN! This will allow you to ride a bike within the Jura mountain and in particular on portions of the GTJ (=the Great Crossing of the Jura)!
Welcome to the country of cows, fir trees, "Comté" (= a cheese made in Jura) and let us not forget the friendly inhabitants and the public who will encourage you with their voice, their hands as well as... with their bells!
Take this opportunity to spend a week-end in this beautiful region and to discover the life in the country side and in the mountain!
ULTRA FORESTIEREFor the participants who want to surpass themselves, "La Forestière" suggests doing the ultimate challenge called "L’Ultra"! You will take part in a cyclo sporting event on Saturday and in a MTB-event on Sunday! A complete sporting week end! And "L’Ultra" is not only for men but also for women!
REAL CHAMPIONS"La Forestière" welcomes every year MTB stars like Julien ABSALON, Thomas DIETSCH, Grégory PASCAL, Emilien MOURIER, Pierre CURIEN, Laurent COLOMBATTO, Jean-Christophe PERRAUD, Virginie SOUCHON, Fanny BOURDON, Sabrina ENAUX, Miguel MARTINEZ, Alexis VUILLERMOZ, Alexis SWETLOFF, François BAILLY-MAITRE, Nicolas THIERVOZ, Coralie REDELSPERGER, Hélène MARCOUYRE... !
And don’t let us forget foreigners such as Peter POULY, Petra HENZI, Pia SUNSTED, Sandro SPAETH, Craig BOWLES, Tim DUNFORD, Christopher PEDDER, Chris COWLING, Bram SAEYS, Ken VAN DEN BULKE, Hans PLANCKAERT, Sarai PIETRO, Caratide ADRIANO, Andreas KLEIBER, Ulrich ROSE, Tristan BLANCHARD...
The best received the Dominique HERBERT Trophy !