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Dead Ends and Cake

Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

Dead Ends and Cake

Collection by Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)



38:30 h

291 mi

25,375 ft

In June 2021, I joined my wife Lillie to participate in Dead Ends and Cake, a self-supported bikepacking event in eastern Switzerland.
The rules are simple: start in St-Gallen, pick your own route to visit 5 checkpoints all located on dead end roads and come back to the start. Why cake? Because the friendly staff at the checkpoint give you cake when you punch your brevet card.
We took three days and loved every minute. Well, almost because type 2 fun is an integral part of bikepacking. I've been riding in Switzerland for 37 years and had never been to many of the locations we visited. We made new friends on the road and the cakes were all delicious. Thanks Dominik and your team for the organisation and well done to all participants!
More info on the event: deadendsandcake.ch

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Tours & Highlights

  • Dead Ends and Cake day 1

    107 mi
    7.5 mph
    10,825 ft
    9,500 ft

    Day 1 of Dead Ends and Cake 2021 (deadendsandcake.ch)

    by Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

  • 12:35
    85.0 mi
    6.8 mph
    8,300 ft
    6,775 ft
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  • 11:34
    99.0 mi
    8.6 mph
    6,250 ft
    8,000 ft

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    291 mi
  • Duration
    38:30 h
  • Elevation
    25,375 ft

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