outdoortrophy 2017

A kayaker seen from above at the outdoortrophy 2013

A kayaker seen from above at the outdoortrophy 2013

 

the outdoortrophy 2017 will take place on august 12 in Vorarlberg. the outdoortrophy is an extreme sports competition, comprised of four disciplines: mountain running, paragliding, white water kayaking and mountain biking.
it is organized every other year and is considered the inofficial world championship.

this year, 3 all-female teams will accept the challenge, other women will compete in mixed teams or as single contestants.

i will travel to Vorarlberg for you to report about this special competition!

-> for more info, check out http://www.outdoortrophy.com/

 

Image Copyright: outdoortrophy.com / Markus Gmeiner

Sexismus im Actionsport: Wie Frauen ihre Möglichkeiten besser nutzen können

Der Actionsport hat ein Sexismus-Problem. Deswegen entstand mizzi.at, um Sportlerinnen eine Plattform zu bieten, auf der sie gesehen werden, wo ihr Können im Mittelpunkt steht und wo andere Mädchen und Frauen sie als ihre Vorbilder entdecken können.

PULS, das junge Programm des Bayerischen Rundfunks, hat das Problem anhand des Munich Mash, eines großen Actionsport Festivals in Deutschland, wo leider nur Männer an den Contests teilnehmen durften, mal näher beleuchtet.
Dabei entstanden nicht nur ein toller Fernsehbeitrag und ein Kommentar der Redakteurin Claudia Gerauer, sondern auch eine Ausgabe des Podcasts PULS Spezial, bei dem ich als eine von 5 GesprächspartnerInnen Rede und Antwort stehen durfte. Interviewt wurden auch Vali Höll (Mountainbikerin), Sophie Knechtl (Sportwissenschaftlerin), Yvonne Labedzki (Organisatorin Suck my Trucks Contests) und Nico Zacek (Organisator Nine Kings / Nine Queens)

-> Den Podcast zum Nachhören gibt es hier: BR.de

 

Wer den Beitrag lieber per Digitalradio, Kabel oder Satellit hören will, hat dazu morgen, am Samstag, den 29.07. von 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr Gelegenheit, die Wiederholung läuft am Sonntag von 12:00 – 14:00 Uhr!

-> Infos zum Empfang von BR

International Women’s Day – Outstanding Women: Mitzi Albl

Members of the Grazer Damen Bicycle Club posing on their bikes for a photo

Since today is International Women’s Day, I wanted to introduce to you one of the outstanding women who paved the way for us sports enthusiasts, enabling us to ride a bike, skate, snowboard, surf and so on.

Members of the Grazer Damen Bicycle Club posing on their bikes for a photo
Elise Steininger, Vincenza Wenderich, Louise Sorg, Mitzi Albl, Louise Albl (v. l. n. r) Abb. in: Beiblatt der Radfahrchronik zum „Radfahrhumor“, Nr. 16, 1893, S. 539, Steiermärkische Landesbibliothek
Picture from http://www.pionierinnengalerie-graz.at/grazer-damen-bicycle-club-gegruendet-1893/

 

The woman I want to present is Mitzi Albl from Austria. She was one of the founding members of the Grazer Damen Bicycle Club (Ladies Bicycle Club Graz), which was founded in 1893 and was the first bicycle club for ladies in Austria, one of the first clubs in Europe in general.
1893 was a time where women still had to endure a lot of suppression. They were expected not to wear pants, not to sweat and in general, keep their attention to their work as housewives and mothers. Yet these women organized bike riding workshops for newbies, had a special club attire (including pants and modern caps!) and got together for group rides.

 

Through their courage to oppose the societys guidelines they cleared the way for women to use a bicycle as means of transportation, for working out and for fun.

For this, I want to thank Mitzi Albl and her peers! To show my gratitude, I named this blog after Ms Albl when I founded it in 2006.

May we cycle together into a future where nobody is suppressed because of their gender!

Freeride Film Festival 2016 starts TODAY

Movie still from Äsmosphere - Wolle Nyvelt flying high on his Äsmo.
Movie still from Äsmosphere - Wolle Nyvelt flying high on his Äsmo.
Movie still from Äsmosphere – Wolle Nyvelt flying high on his Äsmo.
(c) Monepic

Buckle up your seatbelts, the Freeride Film Festival Tour 2016 starts today (November 5, 2016). The kick-off will be in Innsbruck and the tour will then stop in Munich (Nov 6), Darmstadt (Nov 7), Cologne (Nov 8), Berlin (Nov 9) and Vienna (Nov 10).

Also on the schedule: 2 special screenings of Shades of Winter – BETWEEN in Linz (Nov 13) and Vienna (Nov 14).
For people close to the western part of Austria there’s a mini-tourstop with a more local movie selection on the 17th of November in Dornbirn.

Visit the festival website to find out all details:
-> http://www.freeride-filmfestival.com/