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Slipstreaming the legends

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Slipstreaming the legends

Road Cycling Collection by komoot

Race the ghosts of old German cycling legends. It all started in 1896, when the pioneers of cycling circuited Berlin on the very first one-day race ever to be held on German ground. Sadly, most of these races have passed into obscurity by now. We dug them out for you to test your skills and let you compete with the trailblazers. You might be faster than they were, but, as you glide along the well prepared asphalt, bear in mind the cobblestone streets and steel frames the very first road bike heroes had to fight with, and you might even want to do an extra round in their honor.

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    08:47
    134 mi
    15.3 mph
    2,600 ft
    2,600 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Is there anyone who can name/tell me where bikeshops are along that ride (especially on the north part) ? I am doing it thursday, just in case of bad luck with the bike. (no I am not from Berlin).

    Difficult
    07:47
    113 mi
    14.5 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft
    Ferry
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    From 1957 the race was named after Erich Schulz, Erich Schulz memorial race, in honor of Erik Schulz, who died in 1956, and was held 32 times under this name.

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  • Difficult
    05:56
    91.4 mi
    15.4 mph
    2,250 ft
    2,250 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.
    Difficult
    08:46
    135 mi
    15.4 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    Difficult
    07:12
    100 mi
    13.9 mph
    4,775 ft
    4,750 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.
    Difficult
    07:55
    96.5 mi
    12.2 mph
    8,475 ft
    8,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.
    Difficult
    09:10
    135 mi
    14.8 mph
    2,925 ft
    2,600 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    From Ferch you recommend the bike path D3 to Brück, then instead of Linthe via Locktow to Niemegk. I drove this route this year to Wittenberg and then on to Halle (instead of Leipzig)

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    Difficult
    11:28
    193 mi
    16.8 mph
    2,875 ft
    2,775 ft
    Ferry
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    It is no longer clear where originally started. The race was one of the very early bike rides, just like Berlin-Vienna.At that time, the start and finish were usually in the city center, as there was considerable interest in the spectators. Presumably the route went however simply over the B5, which connects the Reeperbahn directly with Unter den Linden.The route on the B5 is not recommended from today's perspective (high traffic). Therefore, the track is modeled on today's Audax time trial and was extended to the city center (the Audax route is about 40km shorter).

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    Difficult
    08:41
    101 mi
    11.7 mph
    8,825 ft
    8,825 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    How is the route, has someone already done it? Oo

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    1,100 mi
  • Duration
    75:41 h
  • Elevation
    37,525 ft

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