WHAT IS A SKIBIKE?
Skibike is the name for a ski bike that uses skis instead of wheels the mode combines two disciplines, skiing and cycling, and allows the user full enjoyment of winter joys. Ski cycling, as a relatively unexplored ski sport is for many people still unknown.
Although ski cycling is a daily occurrence at foreign ski resorts, at local ski resorts it is still unknown but no doubt appealing attention and interest at every ski resort where he appears.
Skibike, as its name suggests, uses skis instead of wheels. In fact, it would be skiing on a bicycle. Sounds interesting, doesn't it?
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SKIBIKE RACE ON PLATAK
Over two days, Platak was given the contours of the world's largest ski resorts where international competitions take place, thus showing why it is one of the most desirable winter destinations in Croatia.
Skibike Club Croatia as the organizer brought the world's top skibike riders. More than 20 drivers participated, the most famous of whom are Boris Režabek and Filip Flisar in Red Bull colors, Tobi Merz multiple winner of Masters of Dirts, Gregor Schuster from Rider Team Austria, Charles Padel from Eretic Snowscoot Team and our representative Emanuel Bastaja in Rider team Croatia, also a multiple winner of the Panonian Challenge in the scootering discipline like many others!
The program was enriched by the presentation of the SLEDGEHAMMER company, i.e. their skibike vehicles, which visitors could try out accompanied by an instructor. The all-day party with DJ Stribor and his party vehicle afforded a great party where there was no shortage of positivity.
After two rides with the best time in the first international skibike race on Platak, Austrian Sebastian Bichler took the victory. Tobi Merz was second, while New Yorker Rob Nichols took third place. The winner also won sailing in Kvarner from KIGO YACHTING, which will further promote Kvarner and its ski-sailing offer.
Among our riders, Jure Lučić had the best time with sixth place in the Skibike category and thirteenth time overall, while Emanuel Bastaja, Teo Žikić and Loren Franović also performed.
What is certain is that the drivers, who are followed by over ten thousand people on social networks, were impressed by Platak and the whole event.
Platak could not have received a better advertisement, and we hope that more initiatives of this type will appear and revive Platak throughout the year.
Skibike Club Croatia as an organizer would like to thank Vojko Braut, Sonja Šišić, Alen Udović, Nedžad Brkić, Robert Manestar, Leo Pavela, the County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar, the Municipality of Čavle, the hotel chain Liburnia Riviera hotels, Lekarni Jadran, Phoenix pharmacy, Kutjevo d.d., Frigo- Ve, Lumiere production, KIGO YACHTING and KIGO.HR, Legacy Gym, Ina Delta timing team and all other partners and friends without whom this event would not be possible.
It is certain that there will be no shortage of adrenaline and fun, and we invite all lovers of winter sports and the general public to join us next year at Platak!
KIDS & SKIBIKE
It is generally known that playing sports with young people has great health and the educational role and brings many physical and mental benefits.
Any type of cycling in children encourages concentration and coordination. With Skibike, this is even more pronounced given that the rider uses his whole body in coordination with the bike, in order to successfully maneuver on the track.
Since we are the first Skibike club in Croatia, on Platak, we offer program / school under the guidance of licensed teachers. A conveyor belt that is ideal for beginners where children and adults can learn basic driving techniques.
There is also a tourist trail, where all recreationists and citizens who want a light panoramic ride can come to their own, while the trail on Radeševo, as a third option, requires some knowledge and experience.
INTERNATIONAL SKIBIKING RACE ON PLATAK
It is an event that will bring the world trends of adrenaline sports closer to Croatia and promote sports through test drives with licensed coaches. As a winter sport for which interest is on the rise, we believe that it should not be neglected in Croatia, and with that in mind, we decided to organize an event like this to introduce the general public to it. We expect guests from all over Europe (Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece), most of whom are advanced users who will additionally demonstrate all the possibilities that "Skibike" offers, and hold an unforgettable race and experience for visitors.
We are proud that the company SLEDGEHAMMER from Austria has decided to become our partner!
Their goal has always been to make the best skibike.
They now have a total of 20 years of experience in designing, testing, and manufacturing winter sports equipment. Hundreds of days on the tracks and in the workshop allowed them to implement innovations quickly and easily.
For years, they have had direct contact with customers through their rental stations. The Sledgehammer brand was founded by Gregor Schuster in 2004 and thousands of ski bikes have been sold to date.
The future of skibike sports is very important to them. With a lot of effort and attention to detail, they continue to improve and optimize their products.