Cycling marathons

3RIDES offers several marathon cycling routes on Sunday, May 14, that explore the border triangle in a topographical and scenic way.

The three routes of 140, 170 and 200 kilometers lead along beautiful spots in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

All participants will receive a full starter package. All routes can of course also be ridden on e-bikes. Very important: the bike marathons are not races, so please respect the StVO.

The courses

Mini Fondo - National Park North Eifel & East Belgium (140 KM / 2.000 HM)

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The route: The region around Aachen leaves nothing to be desired for racing cyclists and offers breathtaking scenic highlights. After the start, the route goes through the Würselen forest in the direction of Stolberg. From here, the scenic route begins to get a little hillier. Via the Jägerhausstraße, the route goes up into the North Eifel National Park, where the poisonous climb to Rollesbroich then awaits the participants. Beautiful sections with undulating profile and rapid descents lead the participants via Hammer, Rohren and Kalterherberg to the Belgian border. The High Fens, with the highest climb in Belgium, Mont Rigi at almost 700 meters altitude, is the highest point of the Mini Fondo. From here, a 13-kilometer descent starts to Eupen, the seat of government of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. Past the Weserbachtalsperre, the route winds through the picturesque villages of eastern Belgium. After crossing the border at Hergenrath, the route continues on the German side past the well-known University Hospital Aachen back to the finish on the 3RIDES site.

Important: the nature of the event is not a competition, the traffic regulations must be respected at all times. The tours can also be completed with e-bikes.

Medio Fondo - Beautiful tri-border area

(170 KM / 2,400 HM)

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The route: If you want to explore the Aachen tri-border area by road bike, the Medio Fondo is the right place for you. As with the Mini Fondo, the course leads after the start through the Würselen forest in the direction of Stolberg, the gateway to the northern Eifel. From here, the route takes the Jägerhausstraße up into the national park, where the poisonous climb to Rollesbroich then awaits the participants. After Kesternich, the route continues with a dream view in the direction of the Rursee. Beautiful sections with an undulating profile follow via Hammer, Rohren and Kalterherberg to the Belgian border. The High Fens, with the highest climb in Belgium, Mont Rigi at almost 700 meters altitude, is the highest point of the Medio Fondo. From here, a 13-kilometer descent starts to Eupen, the seat of government of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. Through a variety of picturesque villages in eastern Belgium, the route leads to the Dutch border in Sippenaeken. In Zuid-Limburg, the route winds through the breathtaking landscape on small paths and roads. Besides Vijlen, the highest village in the Netherlands, Bocholtz and Simpelfeld await the participants. From Kerkrade, it's back on German soil towards the finish line at the 3RIDES site.

Important: the nature of the event is not a competition, the traffic regulations must be respected at all times. The tours can also be completed with e-bikes.

Gran Fondo - the "Drielanden Omloop

(200 KM / 3,200 HM)

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The route: Mountain bikers and climbing specialists can really let off steam at the Gran Fondo, because the border triangle around Aachen, with the foothills of the Ardennes and the northern Eifel, is an ideal starting point for fantastically beautiful low mountain routes. The initial phase is the same as for the other two routes. The Würselener Wald in the direction of Stolberg serves as a warm-up before the route then continues from the copper town along the Jägerhausstraße in the direction of the Nordeifel National Park. The climb to Rollesbroich is one of the executioners of the route. From Woffelsbach onwards, the beautiful Rursee is a constant companion for the participants, before the route continues via Dedenborn and Hammer near Kalterherberg to the Belgian border. Continuing over the High Fens, we reach the Walloon part of the province of Liège. Another executioner then awaits here, the Côte de la Ferme Libert, which has also been crossed in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege cycling classic. Passing the famous Spa-Francorchamps car racing circuit, the route continues uphill and downhill along small paths through Hockai, Solwaster and the La Gileppe reservoir near Jalhay. Shortly before Eupen, the route passes through beautiful villages in the direction of Henry-Chapelle and Hombourg before entering the Dutch part of the route at Sippenaeken. Once in Zuid-Limburg, the route winds through the breathtaking landscape on small paths and roads. Besides Vijlen, the highest village in the Netherlands, Bocholtz and Simpelfeld await the participants. From Kerkrade, it's back on German soil towards the finish line at the 3RIDES site.

Important: the nature of the event is not a competition, the traffic regulations must be respected at all times. The tours can also be completed with e-bikes.

More information

Starterpaket

Each participant receives an attractive starter package for the entry fee of 45 euros:

  • 3RIDES musette incl. Race number & sponsor inserts and a 3RIDES drink bottle
  • Dextro Energy Sports Nutrition Package
  • One-year bike club membership with access to over 30 discounts and other benefits from prominent brands (more info here)
  • Downloadable GPX track
  • Track marshals on the course, at the start and at the finish line
  • Food stations
  • Perfect signposting on the course
  • Dextro Energy Recovery Station at the finish line
  • Photo service from our partner Sportograf
  • Guarded bicycle parking
  • Shower and changing facilities
Startgeld

Participation costs 45 euros for all distances.

Startzeiten (14.05.2023)

Mini Fondo (140km): 9.50 to 11.05 a.m.

Medio Fondo (170km): 7.50 to 9.05 a.m.

Gran Fondo (200km): 6.30 to 7.45 a.m.

Teilnahmebedingungen

Registration

1.0 Each participant must have reached the minimum age of 18 years on the day of the event. If a participant has not reached the minimum age of 18 years, he/she will not be admitted to the event, even if accompanied by a family member.

1.1 The participant may only take part in the event if he/she

  • has completed the relevant registration form truthfully and in full.
  • has paid the registration fee in full.
  • has agreed to the general conditions of participation.

1.2 Once the entry fee has been paid, there is no possibility of refund.

1.3 If the event cannot take place due to exceptional circumstances, the registration fee will not be refunded.

1.4 Access to the refreshment posts along the route is only possible for registered participants.

1.5 The start ticket is strictly personal and may not be transferred to third parties. Name changes are only possible for a fee of 10.00 euros.

1.6 Participation in the event is at your own risk.

Behaviour

2.0 The 3RIDES rides are not a competition or a cycle race. There are therefore no road closures. During all rides the road traffic regulations apply, which There are no exceptions, i.e. the usual road traffic rules always apply. In particular, the following must be observed traffic rules, the traffic light regulations and the instructions of the road and track staff. and the instructions of the road and track staff. Failure to do so will result in disqualification and exclusion from future 3RIDES events.

2.1 Side-by-side cycling is permitted with a maximum of 2 persons, provided this does not constitute an obstruction. The police may enforce the criminal law for dangerous behaviour on the road and will carry out checks for this purpose.

2.2 Participants must respect other road users and residents.

2.3 Participants shall show consideration for nature and the environment and dispose of their waste (including banana peels) in the waste bins provided at the start, at the refreshment posts and at the finish.

2.4 Participants are fully aware of all risks associated with participation. Participants shall take care of their own safety and the safety of other road users.

2.5 The use of support vehicles is prohibited.

2.6 Participants must follow the instructions of the police and the organiser (including traffic managers) without delay.

2.7 Participants may be excluded from the ride in the event of misconduct and non-compliance with these rules of conduct. The frame number will then be confiscated on the spot. These participants are also excluded from participating in the next 3RIDES events.

2.8 The identity card must be carried at all times during the rides.

Liability

3.0 Participation is at the participant's own risk. The organiser shall not be liable for any damage, of whatever nature, suffered by the participant as a result of his/her participation, unless such damage is the direct result of intent or gross negligence on the part of the organiser. This exclusion of liability also applies to serious damage, such as all possible damage resulting from injury or death. The organiser is never liable for indirect damages, including wage and medical costs, lost profit, regardless of how they occurred.

3.1 The Participant must be adequately insured against the risk of damage that he or his survivors may suffer as a result of death, injury or illness due to his participation in the Event.

3.2 The Participant shall indemnify the Organiser against liability for damages incurred by third parties as a result of acts or omissions attributable to the Participant in connection with the Event. The Participant shall be adequately insured against the risk of liability for such damages.

3.3 The Organiser accepts no liability for lost clothing or other property of participants.

Bicycle / Accessories

4.0 The participant is responsible for the road safety of his/her bicycle. In particular, the proper functioning of the brakes and other safety-relevant components must be ensured.

4.1 For recumbent and hand bikes, a bicycle pennant must be attached at a height of 1.60m for safety reasons.

4.2 Track bikes, singlespeeds or fixies are only permitted if they have a freewheel hub and two independent brakes.

4.3 For safety reasons, the following attachments are not permitted:

  • Disc wheels front / rear
  • Triathlon, horn or delta bikes
  • Drinking bottles made of glass or other fragile materials
  • Bicycle trailers of any kind

Compulsory helmet, clothing and start number

5.0 Helmets are compulsory for all 3RIDES rides.

5.1 There are no special regulations regarding the type of clothing. However, it must not represent a safety risk. In addition, it is not permitted to ride with the upper part of the body exposed.

5.2 The start numbers issued by us (helmet sticker and saddle support number) and the 3RIDES identification sticker must be attached. They are used for identification purposes and must therefore be affixed in a clearly visible manner and in full size to the places provided for this purpose. The helmet number is also used, among other things, so that the photo duty manager Sportograf can assign each participant.

Video and/or audio recordings

6.0 Video and/or audio recordings may be made of the event. It is also possible that the participant will be given the opportunity to pose for a photograph. Any visual and/or audio recordings made as part of the Event are the property of the Organiser, whether made available to the Participant or to third parties.

6.1 The Participant grants the Organiser permission in advance to publish image and/or sound recordings in which the Participant can be seen and on which his/her name is mentioned for the Organiser's communication and advertising purposes.

Data protection and cookie declaration

7.0 The Organiser considers it important that data sensitive to data protection is processed and protected with care. Therefore, we inform you in our privacy policy about how your data is processed, the purposes for which personal data is processed, how you can exercise your data protection rights and other information that may be relevant.

Legal disputes

8.0 German law is exclusively applicable to all legal relationships that may arise between the Organiser on the one hand and the Participant on the other.

8.1 In the event of disputes arising from the legal relationship, the parties shall first consult with each other in order to settle the dispute amicably. If the parties do not succeed in doing so, a dispute within the meaning of the preceding paragraph shall be decided exclusively by the competent court at the registered office of the Organiser.

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