12. - 14. Mai 2023
12. - 14. May 2023

Cyclo Tours

Scenic tours for racing, touring and e-bike enthusiasts through the border triangle on three different route lengths - that's the idea behind the Cyclo Tours.

General

In the starter package for each participant:

  • 2-day ticket 3RIDES-Festival (Saturday & Sunday)
  • 3RIDES musette incl. start number with timing chip & sponsor inserts
  • One-year bike club membership with access to over 30 discounts and other benefits from prominent brands (more info here)
  • Dextro Energy sports food & 3RIDES water bottle
  • 3RIDES finisher medal & certificate
  • Downloadable GPX track
  • Track marshals on the course, at the start and at the finish line
  • Aid stations: Dextro Energy sports food, water, bananas, biscuits, wine gum, waffles.
  • ROSE Bikes technical support
  • Perfect signposting on the course
  • Toilets & changing rooms at the start/finish line
  • Depot for valuables at start/finish
  • Parc Fermé (guarded bike parking) at the finish line

Entry fee:
Cyclo Tour50: 45,00 Euro
Cyclo Tour50: 45,00 Euro
Cyclo Tour110: 55,00 Euro

The routes

Cyclo Tour50 - the pleasure tour to the border triangle

Date: 15.05.2022

Start: from 9.00 a.m.

In numbers: 50 km, 600 metres altitude difference

Refreshment stop: 1

The route: The small Cyclo Tour starts, like all tours, at the CHIO grounds. It goes to the north-west of Aachen, where the border to the Netherlands is passed before the route turns south. On beautiful roads through wooded areas, the course then leads over the Vaalserberg - at 322.5 m the highest natural elevation in the Netherlands and famous for the border triangle. The borders of the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet there, and the mountain is also famous for the Amstel Gold Race. From Vaals, the route crosses the border back into Germany and back to the festival site.

Cyclo Tour80 - the middle loop with a detour to Belgium

Date: 15.05.2022

Start: from 8.30 a.m.

In numbers: 80 km, 1,100 metres altitude difference

Refreshment stops: 2

The route: The medium Cyclo Tour, like all tours, will start at the CHIO show grounds. It goes to the north-west of Aachen, where the border to the Netherlands is passed before the route turns south. On beautiful roads through wooded areas, the course then leads over the Vaalserberg - at 322.5 m the highest natural elevation in the Netherlands and famous for the border triangle. The borders of the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet there, and the mountain is also famous for the Amstel Gold Race. From the Vaalserberg, the route heads back to Germany and from the south of Aachen, it crosses the border into Belgium in the direction of Raeren. After a loop of around 12km through Wallonia, the course leads back to the starting point in the east of Aachen.

Cyclo Tour110 - the full pleasure with Hertogenwald feeling

Date: 15.05.2022

Start: from 8 a.m.

In numbers: 110 km, 1,700 metres of altitude gain

Refreshment stops: 3

The route: The long Cyclo Tour starts, like all tours, on the CHIO grounds. It goes to the north-west of Aachen, where the border to the Netherlands is passed before the route turns south. On beautiful roads through wooded areas, the course then leads over the Vaalserberg - at 322.5 m the highest natural elevation in the Netherlands and famous for the border triangle. The borders of the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet there, and the mountain is also famous for the Amstel Gold Race. From the Vaalserberg, the route returns to Germany and, from the south of Aachen, crosses the border into Belgium in the direction of Raeren. This is followed by a scenically impressive loop into the Hertogenwald forest north of the Hautes Fagnes, before returning to the starting point on the German side in the east of Aachen.

Important: The nature of the event is not a competition, the road traffic regulations must be observed at all times. All types of bikes (incl. e-bikes) can be used on the cyclo tours.

Conditions of participation

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 must be observed at all times.
must be observed at all times. 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. Any infringement will also be punished by the
will be punished by the safety authorities.

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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