RAD RACE Tour de friends
a mixture of stage ride, group ride and LONG DISTANCE alley cat
The Idea: A team stage ride from Munich to Venice. Road bike, fixed gear or cross bike – your choice. 600 km divided into 4 stages. Block party every evening for all riders on the piazzas along the trip with local treats. Included are equipment transport, accommodation, and busses back to Germany. All you need to arrange is how to get your bike and bags to Munich.
Since this is a team stage ride you have to ride together to find your way along the cycle path MUC-VCE to the stage destination. To participate in the clocking you need to have at least three people in your crew. The more people the better – but only the third time in each crew counts.
There will be no time keeping on the first stage, to have a relaxed start of the tour. There will be professional timekeeping for stages 2, 3, and 4, but always keep in mind: This tour is about crossing the alps with friends, not about being faster than anybody else.
It's not a stage race with blocked roads and a mass start! The 4 stages are not car-free and the roads are not blocked! The course leads us mainly through rural areas with little traffic. For orientation during the ride, you can use your own GPS devices or the signs alongside the Munich/Venice-Cycling route.
The start of each stage works like this: Every 60 seconds one team starts until all teams are on the road. There will be escort vehicles hauling your equipment and one at the rear to pick up riders who can’t continue or have technical problems.