The Erzbergrodeo is the signature event on the Hard Enduro calendar with over 1500 riders coming from far and wide to take on the Iron Giant, set in an Austrian ore mine. Erzberg is without doubt one of the toughest races anywhere in the world.
The course is unique and certainly aint no stroll in the park or Sunday bush bash, and the setting is something quite spectacular! Nestled amongst towering mountains in the province of Styria, Austria lays the largest iron ore open pit mine in central Europe. More than 230 million tons of iron ore have been removed from the Iron Giant since the 16th century leaving in its wake a somewhat naked and scarred mountain face. The endless snaking 'steps' carved into its side create the perfect setting for the most extreme and nuttiest dirt bike riders to attempt to conquer.
There are 20 checkpoints throughout the 35 km course to pass through and only 4 hours to complete them in.