Bohemian Border bash RACE

BBBR  is a fixed route, 1300 kilometres long, unsupported, single-stage ultra-endurance on & off-road cycling competition circumnavigating the ancient borders of Bohemia. 

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Bohemian Border Bash Race 

May 28. - June 4. 2022

The Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage ultra-endurance on & off-road cycling competition. It will start and finish in Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland National Park. The route will follow the ancient borderlands of Bohemia via the remnants of centuries-old road networks that still exist to this day. The riders will compete on their approximately 1300km long journey circumnavigating Bohemia, crossing back-and-forth along national borders, riding through Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. With over 22,000m of climbing, it will be a test of each rider's abilities and a true adventure - a race able to rival ultra-endurance events on faraway continents, yet here, in the middle of Europe. The Race's start and finish will take place at the very same place we use for The Camp.

 

All racers will be required to carry a satellite tracker to log their race track and aid in locating any competitor in need of emergency assistance. It will be a self-supported race. Racers will not be able to ask for or accept any help along the way. But even though much of the course will wind through less developed areas, the nature of locating The Race in the heart of Europe means there will be numerous points for public resupply close to and along the route.

There will be several checkpoints along the route where every racer must sign in. Some will also serve as refuelling points, places to rest, and official time cutoffs for those riders not meeting a preset but forgiving overall time limit.

It is essential that you read the RACE MANUAL before you register as a Pair or as a Solo rider. 

PRIZES

Raffle for all finishers: 1x Wahoo Element Roam, Cycling Computer 

What is included in the starter fee? 

  • Free parking during the duration of the race. 

  • Dinner, the night before the start. 

  • Breakfast, the morning before the start. 

  • Accommodation in cabins the night before the start.

  • Accommodation in cabins after you finish (From the day you finish till Sunday morning.)

  • Finisher party, Saturday evening includes dinner, live band, signature medieval party. 

  • Passport 

  • Woven roundel 

  • Diploma for each finisher 

  • A sward for the winner 

Registration fee: €290 Single | €580 Team 

Tracker rental fee: €40 Single | €80 Team 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends & Family

Do you have a girlfriend in the race? Or is it a son or significant other? Be there at the finish line for them. The Bohemian Border Bash Race is challenging. Both physically and mentally. The thought of having someone in the finish line waiting for you can give strength to a tired mind and body. By being at the finish line, you'll have a chance to be part of the experience and hear the stories of the race while they are still fresh. 


You can spend the weekend riding or hiking in beautiful Bohemian-Saxony Switzerland and join us for the finishing party,

Saturday night. 

 

What is included:
Friday - Sunday €120 (3.-5.6.22)
Two nights camping in your tent or camper.
All meals from Friday night to Sunday morning. 
Saturday night finishers party. 
Thursday - Sunday €150 (2.-5.6.22)
Three nights camping in your tent or camper.
All meals from Thursday night to Sunday morning. 
Saturday night finishers party. 

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Manuel Truccolo

The winner of BBBR2021

105 hrs 40 mins

"Awesome route. Grazie a tutti!" (Manu is a talker.)

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Daniela Kirchner

The first female finisher of BBBR2021.

"I loved it all. Even the last hike-a-bike section 20km before the finish."

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Max Hilger

"My first time and BBBR didn’t disappoint at all: Fairytale forest and lovely landscape in contrast to overcoming fears and a true challenge for both bike and body."

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Bas Rotgans

"Ondrej had been jokingly calling the last stretch – the Hell of the North. I don’t think anyone had taken him seriously enough. Steep, steep climbs and deserted stretches along the Polish-Czech border."

Bohemian Border Bash RACE
"is circumnavigating the ancient borders of Bohemia"
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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 Bonn

By car - 6:00h

By train - 7:40h

From Munich

By car - 4:30h

By train - 6:30h

From Prague

By car - 1:43h

By train - 1:47h

From Dresden

By car - 0:50h

By train - 0:44h

From Berlin

By car - 2:45h

By train - 2:20h

Thank you Jesper Jonsson @jeppemedkniven for the roundel illustration.
Picture gallery bellow from Dan Zoubek @dan_zoubek

"At CP11, there were only 55 more kilometers to the end, and my fatigued brain figured it should be possible to do those in about three hours. It took me four and half."

Bas Rotgans | 141hrs 45mins 

"I’m still reminiscing about the twilight solo zoned-out moments between zen meditation and sleep deprivation, the lost hours between night and day, and the vast 1,300-kilometer expanse bridging the journey and the destination, and that blurry thin line between overwhelming and fine."

John Woodroof | 161hrs 43 mins