BMW Motorrad Enduro Park Hechlingen celebrates the 25th anniversary.Quarter of a century of freedom, journey and amassed off-road expertise.

Munich. On Saturday 21 Jul 1993, a initial off-road
enthusiasts incited adult with their BMW motorcycles during an abandoned
chase nearby Hechlingen am See in Middle Franconia for a enduro
training course. It was a start of a good success story. Since 25
years, off-road motorcyclists from all over a universe have been
training from gifted instructors how to float safely and enjoyably
divided from asphalted roads.

Today, BMW Motorrad Enduro Park Hechlingen is one of Europe’s
heading off-road training centres with approx. 250 training courses
and 3,650 participants per year. A internal jubilee was hold last
Saturday, 21 Jul 2018, to symbol a centre’s noted anniversary.

Germany’s enduro El Dorado.

Enduro Park Hechlingen grew out of an thought that stays the
pushing force behind BMW Motorrad to this day: MAKE LIFE A RIDE! To be
specific: a thought of enabling people to detect of and embrace
motorcycling as an integral, all-round experience. In Hechlingen there
is a transparent concentration on a mindfulness of enduro and off-road riding.
Enduro enthusiasts from all over a universe find their possess personal
plea here – from beginners right by to professionals. 26
hectares in size, a park comprises a severe circuit that
includes high slopes, sand tracks, singular trails, root-covered
timberland tracks, ruts as good as climbs and descents.

With 3,650 participants in 2017 alone and some-more than 40,000 since
a foundation, Enduro Park Hechlingen is a executive member of the
BMW Motorrad module of training courses and tours. The whole current
operation of off-road BMW motorcycles is accessible to participants. The
park is also a height for a origination and enrichment of enduro
knowledge programs, as good as a centre of imagination in terms of
substantiating globally current standards. Thanks to a pioneering role
of Enduro Park Hechlingen, a off-road training courses offering at
countless other enduro parks and a severe final of central BMW
Motorrad partners providing these courses worldwide are transparent USPs of
a altogether BMW Motorrad training program.

Originally run by BMW Motorrad, given 2008 a centre has been
operated by Enduro Park Hechlingen GmbH underneath a instruction of Manfred
Spitz, one of a initial instructors. As an central BMW Motorrad
partner, Manfred Spitz and his group not usually accommodate a really highest
standards in terms of a training program, a models available,
lerned instructors and infrastructure: with their passion and
expertise, they are in fact essential to a success of Enduro Park
Hechlingen, defining a pioneering general role.

At one with inlet from a really beginning.

When it was non-stop in 1993, a Enduro Park was a initial of
a kind – a genuine innovation. Clearly, a plan of this kind was
usually probable in peace with a healthy sourroundings and of course
a internal community: as a user of a park during a time, BMW
Motorrad ensured good family with a obliged environmental
authorities and communities from a really beginning.

A duration of usually underneath 3 years upheld from a strange idea
to a opening of a park given there was questioning on a partial of
central bureaucracy and environmentalists concerning a use of
motorcycles in a outworn quarry. However, it fast transpired that
Enduro Park Hechlingen was to turn not usually a stadium for
“Homo Enduro” though also a ecological home to numerous
animal and plant class – documented strictly and really precisely by
means of supposed “ecological justification preservation”.
Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences also uses the
enduro park for excursions by students holding a grade in
environmental control, as partial of a elective “Biotope
government and development/applied plant ecology”.

Enduro Park Hechlingen attaches good significance to the
refuge of class and their habitats. The particular underline of
a site is that nonetheless a chase was no longer dedicated to its
strange purpose, it was not simply left to rise naturally. If this
had been a case, all a several habitats that had shaped as a
outcome of a chase work would have grown into a limestone
forest. It was a refuge of colonize grassland, dry grassland,
sand plain and high face habitats in a enduro park that enabled
such a different operation of flora and fauna to turn determined in the
initial place. The centre even went on to accept an endowment for its
model singularity of convenience activity and ecological compatibility
from a German Federal Ministry of a Environment as partial of a
inhabitant environmental foe for inlet reserves.

Today – 25 years after – Enduro Park Hechlingen is an integral
partial of a segment and reflects a tighten partnership between BMW
Motorrad and internal communities.


Today: a benchmark.
From a outworn chase with
an aged converted hangar for a motorbikes, with drink benches as
seat and lacking a H2O supply or changing rooms, a park has
grown into a top-class plcae for off-road training. With nearly
4,000 participants per year, Enduro Park Hechlingen is currently the
colonize and flagship among a BMW Motorrad Enduro Parks, embodying
a integrated reward knowledge offering by BMW Motorrad partners
worldwide. Yet notwithstanding all a unqualified professionalism, it is the
effervescent unrestrained among staff and participants and a family-like
atmosphere during a park that are quite striking. Not usually that:
in further to a fun of “playing in a mud” on a GS,
participants get to learn some-more about themselves and their bike –
and they always benefit larger motorcycling certainty in highway traffic, too.

Here’s to a subsequent 25 years!

After 25 years both BMW Motorrad and a operators
still have destiny visions per a park’s development. Currently
several enlargement and prolongation possibilities are discussed. Everyone
is convinced: a BMW Motorrad Enduro Park Hechlingen has the
intensity to say his position as heading off-road training centre
also for a arriving 25 years.

Facts and figures

  • 26 ha simple area
  • approx. 45 km of trails
  • more than 40,000 participants (1993 – 2018)
  • approx. 250 training courses per year
  • more than 50 employees run a training courses and workshops
  • approx. 420 tyre changes per year
  • more than 400 clutch/brake levers damaged off per season

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In box of queries greatfully contact:

Liane Drews, BMW Motorrad Communications
Telephone: +49 89
382-60964, e-mail: [email protected]

Markus Sagemann, Head of Product and Lifestyle Communications
MINI, BMW Motorrad
Tel.: +49 89 382-68796, e-mail: [email protected]

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