BIG BASH

BIG BASH

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It's a race! If you are looking for a challenge look no further. 307km long Big Bash will test your physical and psychical strength all right. The time to beat is 15:36 Total Time, 14:33 Riding Time. Don't feel like racing? No worries. Just pack your tent and enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace. Big Bash is part of #BBBC2021. We will welcome you to the Camp on Thursday, September 9 and we will party with you on Saturday night.  

What is provided?

  • Two nights camping (Thursday & Saturday) You'll be out riding through Friday night!

  • Thursday and Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast

  • Nutrition pack from Chimpanzee Nutrition

  • The route (a .GPX track to follow)

  • Komoot complete map package

  • Saturday party with food and bands

  • Woven roundel

  • Brevet card

  • Some beer

 

What to bring?

  • A bike suitable for the mixed-surface road & gravel event

  • Helmet (mandatory)

  • GPS devise. You will need it to follow the route

  • Powerbank or additional battery backup

  • All necessary items to be self-sufficient on the route. Stuff like tools & spares, a pump, tubes, patches, chain link, etc. This is a self-supported ride!

  • Lights with plenty of juice to get you through the night. Sunset is 7:29 PM, sunrise at 6:31 AM eleven hours later.

  • Tent and sleeping bag, sleeping mat

  • Spoon, fork, bowl (This is very important. We will not provide plastic utensils)

  • Personal items

The plan

  • 307km; 5170m up; 5170m down, highest point 1012m; lowest point 120m; 1x ferry crossing. ​

Thursday, September 10

  • Arrival. You will set your tent up, register, and kickback. Your tent will be waiting for you when you come back, sometime on Saturday.

  • 7 PM Dinner & beers with the gang

Friday, September 11

  • 6:00 AM Early Breakfast

  • 6:30 AM Start - Sunrise will be an official start of the Brevet Ride so if you want some hugs and words of encouragement don't be late. If you are not in a hurry and you are sure you can finish the ride before Sunset, Saturday evening, take your time and roll out on your own time. You need to finish by 19:27. This is your ride so enjoy it!

Saturday, September 12

  • We will be waiting for you with open arms and with a cold beer in hand. You'll get some rest so you can party later in the evening. We will be ready to hear your stories.

  • 8 PM Party Time!

Sunday, September 13

  • 8 AM Breakfast Buffet

Location:  Bohemian - Saxony Switzerland National Park;  50.8547019N, 14.3579331E (Germany 🇩🇪 / Czech Republic 🇨🇿 )

Airports:  Berlin, Dresden, Prague 

Arriving by train:

Trains from Dresden (Germany) or Decin (Czechia) stop at Schöna station. Take the ferry (50m from the station, €2.50) across the river Elbe/Labe. You will find yourself in Hrensko. Follow the road into the woods. It is only 11.6km long ride.

 

International trains from Berlin or Prague stop in Bad Schandau. You can cycle from the train station to the event. It is 22km long ride. There is a ferry service from Bad Schandau to Hrensko as well. More information here: http://www.ovps.de/Verkehrsmittel/Schiff/Fahrplan-und-Tarife/4193/

From Berlin

By car - 2:45h

By train - 2:20h

From Dresden

By car - 0:50h

By train - 0:44h

From Prague

By car - 1:43h

By train - 1:47h

From Munich

By car - 4:30h

By train - 6:30h

From Bonn

By car - 6:00h

By train - 7:40h

Thank you to Martin Rak Photography @martinrakphoto for the beautiful landscape pictures,  
Jesper Jonsson @jeppemedkniven for the roundel illustration.
Picture gallery bellow from Dan Zoubek @dan_zoubek