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BMW Enduro Park celebrates 25th anniversary

Published: 25 July 2018

Updated: 25 July 2018

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad Enduro Park in Hechlingen, Germany, which started life when some BMW-riding off-road enthusiasts visited an abandoned quarry in 1993.

BMW riders enjoying the abandoned quarry site in 1994

Back then the site had no running water or changing facilities, and the bikes were stored in an old hangar.

Since then, more than 40,000 people have used the facility which now offers around 250 training courses per year.

The park also served as a blueprint for others around the world, including the one in Ystradgynlais, Wales where MCN's Online Editor, Maria took part in a course.

The former quarry in Hechlingen covers an area equivalent to almost 22 football pitches and comprises varied trails and obstacles to challenge any level of rider. The entire current range of off-road BMW motorcycles is available for participants to use.

The park also works hard to minimise its impact on the local environment and is home to numerous plant and animal species.

Facts and figures

  • 26 hectares of trails totalling 45km
  • Over 40,000 participants (1993 – 2018)
  • Around 250 training courses per year
  • More than 50 employees
  • Around 420 tyre changes per year
  • More than 400 clutch/brake levers broken off per season

For an overview of off-road training programs visit the BMW Motorrad website or if you fancy a BMW of your own, visit MCN Bikes for Sale.  

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