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Diddie Schneider

Diddie Schneider is the operator of the MTB ZONE Bikeparks. He is one of the leading trail designers in Europe and works worldwide as a trail builder and consultant for bike destinations. With over 30 years of experience in professional track construction, the former professional cyclist is one of the pioneers and visionaries in the industry.

 

From practice trails to trade fair trails to the World Cup trail, Diddie Schneider has already built everything that the bike industry knows. With his innovative ideas, he has repeatedly given the bike industry new, trend-setting impulses of inspiration.

  • And so, in 1999, Europe's first bike park was created at Geisskopf
  • Also in 1999 the first North Shore Trail (Evil Eye) was opened at Geisskopf. Diddie Schneider and adidas eyewear thus laid the foundation for the development of North Shore Trails in Europe.
  • Riding Germany's first Flow Country Trail, bikers can feel the "Spirit of Flow". It was opened in 2010. A concept which Diddie Schneider developed with bike pioneer Hans Rey and which is now his trademark.
  • Diddie Schneider and his team have perfected this type of trail construction with the 11.5km Flow Country Trail in the Petzen bike park. In 2014, it was named the best trail of its kind in the world by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA).
  • The world's first Uphill Flow Trail especially developed for eMTBs was created at Geisskopf in summer 2017. The bosch eBike Uphill Flow Trail won the Design & Innovations Award in January 2018.

Flow trails are easy to ride and very difficult to build. They are now the most successful trail concept in the bike park sector.

Working with experienced, international trail building teams and several freelancers in the three MTB ZONE bike parks, Diddie Schneider always gets the most out of the local conditions. Environmentally friendly design and social compatibility as well as resistance to the stresses and strains of use and the effects of the weather are prioritised, in addition to riding enjoyment. To intervene as little as possible in nature while offering the best sports experience for the visitors to ensure the marketability of the project - that is his understanding of sustainability.

With his company, Diddie Schneider Consulting - Supervising - Trail Design, he operates internationally and contributes to the worldwide development of cycling. Clients all over the world put a lot of trust in his services. Here are some of his projects:

Concepts, Consulting and Supervising:
Zermatt (SUI), bike destination
Sölden (AUT), bike destination
Livigno (ITA), Flow Trail
St. Moritz (SUI), Flow Trail
Mountain Creek (USA, New Jersey), bike park
Friedrichshafen (GER), Eurobike trails
Bikepark Putrajaya and Shah Alam (MAS), bike parks
Winterberg (GER), bike park
Tzuba (ISR): bike park
Shanghai (CHN), trade fair trail and event
Bad Wildbad (GER), bike park
Luxembourg (LUX), trail for MTB and eMTB
Schöneck (GER), practice area
and many more…

Further information can be found on www.diddieschneider.net

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