TREK UCI Gravel World Series

3RIDES will host the first German qualifying race for the 2023 Gravel World Championship on May 13. The race is part of the TREK UCI Gravel World Series. Anyone who is interested can join us!

The results

The TREK UCI Gravel World Series

The concept of the new Gravel race series is that riders can earn a spot for the annual TREK UCI Gravel World Championships(more info here). At each round of the new TREK UCI Gravel World Series, the fastest 25% of men and women in each age group (even without a specific license) qualify. At the World Championships - September 30 to October 1, 2023 - the UCI World Champions will be crowned in each age group.

Professional riders can also participate in the events of the series. Any type of bike is allowed, i.e. road bike, cyclocross bike, gravel bike and mountain bike - but no e-bikes. Important: Prerequisite is a race license or a signed and stamped sports medical examination(download here).

Gianni Vermeersch (right) won the 2022 World Cup in Italy.

The 2022 Gravel World Cup was won by Pauline Ferrand Prevot of France in the women's category and Gianni Vermeersch of Belgium in the men's category. German Henning Bommel secured the title in the M35-39 age group.

Practical info for the race on May 13, 2023


Each participant will receive an attractive starter package for the entry fee of 60 euros (issued on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and in case of emergency still on Saturday from 7 to 8 a.m.):

  • 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)
  • Perfectly signposted and cordoned off race track
  • Professional timekeeping
  • Downloadable GPX Track(download here)
  • Official refreshment station approx. 200m after start/finish line
  • Technical service after start/finish
  • Medical service at start/finish and on the course
  • Medal for each finisher incl. Certificate with result and driving time
  • Dextro Energy Recovery Station at the finish line
  • UCI medal for the top 25% of each age category
  • UCI Gravel World Series jersey for each winner in his age category
  • Photo service from our partner Sportograf
  • Guarded bicycle parking
  • Bike Wash
  • Shower and changing facilities
Startprozedere & Distanzen

Anyone interested can join, a license is not required! All start according to the principle of mass start by age group. A starting box will be set up for each age category. The starting signal for the first age category will be given at 9:30 a.m., the other categories will follow at intervals of a few minutes.

The top 25% of each age group will qualify for the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships. This 25% will be calculated based on the actual number of participants started, not the pre-registered number of participants. The results are determined on the basis of the time driven.

There are several laps, clockwise, one lap covers about 19.5 km and 200 meters of altitude.

74 km / 1,200 hm:

Official qualifying distance for the UCI World Gravel Championship
(Men 60+ and Women 50+)
Start time: 9.40

129.5 km / 2,100 hm:

Official qualifying distance for the UCI World Gravel Championship
(Men 19-59 and Women 19-49)
Starting times: from 9.30 a.m.

Note: To qualify for the Gravel World Championship you do not need to have a race license, a medical certificate(download) is sufficient. Please present the certificate at the start number distribution!


Issue is on Friday in the period from 16 to 20 o'clock and in case of emergency still Saturday from 7 to 8 o'clock


Here you can view the starter list.


There are several laps, clockwise, one lap covers about 19.5 km and 300 meters of altitude.

Here you can download the track.

Rider's Briefing

If you have the chance, you should not only pick up your race number on Friday in the period from 4 to 8 p.m. (in case of emergency still on Saturday from 7 to 8 a.m.), but also plan some time. Because we will bring you up to date on Friday evening from 5 p.m.: On the stage of the 3RIDES we will explain to you what you should pay attention to at the first gravel race of the UCI World Series in Germany and how to get safely over the circuit: Course, catering, technical and starting line-up. We also offer Recon Rides with top athletes in the afternoon.


With your online registration you will receive an e-ticket. With this e-ticket you can pick up your race number either on Friday or on Saturday at the race number counters:

Friday, May 12: from 16:00 to 20:00

Saturday, May 13: from 07:00 to 08:00

If you are already in Aachen or at the 3RIDES on Friday, we recommend to pick up your start number on Friday.

Arrive in Aachen on Saturday in time to have enough time to park your car and prepare for the start.

For more information about the UCI Gravel World Series, visit

A few days before the event you will receive an email with all the practical information.


The award ceremonies will begin at 4:00 p.m. near the start/finish area on the 3RIDES grounds.

The schedule is as follows:

  1. Overall winner (all age groups):

    Men (129,5 km)
    Women (129,5 km)
  2. UCI qualifiers (by age group):
  • 19-34 men (136,5 km)
  • 19-34 women (136,5 km)
  • 35-39 Men (136.5 km)
  • 35-39 women (136,5 km)
  • 40-44 Men (136,5 km)
  • 40-44 Women (136,5 km)
  • 45-49 Men (136.5 km)
  • 45-49 Women (136.5 km)
  • 50-54 men (136,5 km)
  • 50-54 women (78 km)
  • 55-59 Men (136.5 km)
  • 55-59 women (78 km)
  • 60-64 men (78 km)
  • 60-64 women (78 km)
  • 65-69 men (78 km)
  • 65-69 women (78 km)
  • 70-74 men (78 km)
  • 70-74 women (78 km)
  • 75-79 men (78 km)
  • 75-79 women (78 km)

Please take a look at what the rules are for the first German UCI Gravel Race. You can find them bundled under this link.


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.
  • at the TREK UCI Gravel World Series Qualifier: has a race license or a signed and stamped sports medical examination(download here).

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 15.00 euros.

1.6 Participation in the event is at your own risk.

Bike Marathons / Gravel Rides

2.0 The 3RIDES Bike Marathons (Gran/Medio/Mini Fondo) and Gravel Rides are not a competition or a bike 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 The identity card must be carried at all times during the exits.

Bike Marathons / Gravel Rides / TREK UCI Gravel World Series Qualifier

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

2.5 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.

2.6 The use of escort vehicles is prohibited.

2.7 Participants must immediately follow the instructions of the police and the organizer (including traffic managers).

2.8 Participants can be excluded from the ride in case 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.


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.

Bike & Accessories

Bike Marathons / Gravel Rides

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

TREK UCI Gravel World Series Qualifier

4.4 Any type of bicycle is permitted, i.e. road bike, cyclocross bike, gravel bike and mountain bike - but no e-bikes.

Compulsory helmet, clothing and start number

5.0 Helmets are mandatory for all 3RIDES bike marathons, gravel rides and races.

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.

5.3. At the TREK UCI Gravel World Series Qualifier, a transponder is integrated into the seatpost number. This transponder is used for timekeeping and is decisive for the result.

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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