Border Bash Bohemia

grinding gravel since 2019

 
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One weekend, three choices. 

Border Bash Bohemia | #BBBC2023

Ignoring Borders Since 2019

3-Day Camp, Two Days of Riding; 7. - 10. September 2023

 

The Bohemian Border Bash Gravel Cycling Adventure will welcome you into Bohemian-Sachsen Switzerland National Park for the fifth time in 2025. The Camp is a multi-day Gravel Bike Riding Event organized in the heart of one of Central Europe's most beautiful National Parks, on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. You will be amazed by sandstone pinnacles, rocky gorges, wild streams, and winding roads. You will find real paradise, a cycling destination you will fall in love with. The Border Basch Camp is not a race but a collection of inspiring rides. Yes, this event is not about speed. It is rather about sharing the love of cycling with likeminded people, having fun, making friends, riding bikes of course, and drinking beer of course :-) The #BBBC was created to share the picturesque riding this lesser-known region offers and to bring together like-minded gravel bikers for a long weekend packed with camaraderie on & off the bike.

What is provided?

  • 3-nights in a small wooden cabin for groups of up to four people, or tents. 

  • Meals: All You Can Eat Meals beginning with Thursday dinner and ending with Sunday breakfast.

  • All rides and events:

  • 70km long Blind Bash ride on Friday - An easy-going ride with challenges and games.

  • 166/115/85 or 50km long mixed surface-road ride on Saturday

  • Refreshments along the routes, alcohol-free beer included 

  • The route (a .GPX track to follow)

  • DJ's and live bands from Thursday to Saturday 

  • Saturday evening includes a DJ, live band, and the signature Medieval Party and campfire.

  • Two riding days - Friday + Saturday

What to bring?

  • A bike suitable for mixed-surface road & gravel event

  • Helmet (mandatory)

  • Sleeping bag & your favorite pillow, shower slippers, a towel, etc. 

  • A tent, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag if you stay in a tent

  • Clothes to ride in

  • Clothes to party in

  • A GPS device (so you don't get too lost)

  • Spoon, fork, bowl, and a coffee mug.

  • All necessary items to be self-sufficient on the route. Stuff like tools & spares, a pump, tubes, patches, chain link, etc. This is a self-supported ride!

  • Lights with plenty of juice. Sunset is 7:20 PM. So to be safe. 

Program: TBA 

Check out the 2022 program to get an idea of what you can expect. HERE

It is too early to tell what you will get at the registration, but here is the stuff participants received at BBBC2022.

SRAM X Border Bash cap 

ASS SAVER X Border Bash mudguard 

BIEHLER X Border Bash race cap 

CHIMPANZEE NUTRITION a lot of energy bars and drinks 

KOMOOT X Border Bash coffee cup 

KOMOOT 3-month premium code 

WTB bottle of sealant 

Sport Import X Voxom chain lube 

Registration fee: €300

Border Bash Bohemia Gravel Camp 2023
Multiple Dates
Sep 07, 2023, 4:00 PM
Border Bash Bohemia

2-DAY CAMP | BBBC2023

8.-10. September 2023

No time to come for the long weekend but still want to ride with us? The 2-Day Camp lets you drop into the Camp on Friday evening, ride with the rest of the pack Saturday & party through the night, then head back home after breakfast on Sunday. Camping and meals are still provided. The 2-Day Camp is just one day of riding, but you will still hit the gravel highlights.

What is provided?

  • Two nights of tent camping

  • Friday & Saturday all-you-can-eat dinners, Saturday & Sunday Buffet Breakfast

  • The route (a .GPX track to follow)

  • Refreshments along the route, an alcohol-free beer included

  • DJ's and live bands from Friday to Saturday

  • Saturday party includes the signature Medieval Party, live band, and campfire.

What to bring?

  • A bike suitable for the mixed-surface road & gravel event

  • Helmet (mandatory)

  • A tent, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag.

  • A GPS device. You will need it to follow the route.

  • Powerbank or additional battery backup.

  • Spoon, fork, bowl.

  • All necessary items to be self-sufficient on the route. Stuff like tools & spares, a pump, tubes, patches, chain link, etc. This is a self-supported ride!

  • Lights with plenty of juice. Sunset is 7:25 PM

  • Personal items

Program: TBA 

Check out the 2022 program to get an idea of what you can expect. HERE

It is too early to tell what you will get at the registration, but here is the stuff participants received at BBBC2022.

SRAM X Border Bash cap 

ASS SAVER X Border Bash mudguard 

BIEHLER X Border Bash race cap 

CHIMPANZEE NUTRITION a lot of energy bars and drinks 

KOMOOT X Border Bash coffee cup 

KOMOOT 3-month premium code 

WTB bottle of sealant 

Sport Import X Voxom chain lube 

Registration fee: €220

  

2-DAY CAMP | BBBC2023
Sep 08, 2023, 4:00 PM
2-DAY CAMP | BBBC2023

BIG BASH 300 | #BIGBASH2023

Ignoring Borders Since 2019

 

It's a race! If you are looking for a challenge, look no further. 307km long Big Bash will test your physical and psychical strength all right. Don't feel like racing? No worries. Just pack your tent and enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace. Big Bash is part of Border Bash Camp 2023. We will welcome you to the Camp on Thursday, September 7, and we will party with you on Saturday night, September 10, 2023.

All Big Bash riders will be baring a satellite tracker so your loved ones and we can track your progress on Follow My Challenge. 

What is provided?

  • Two nights camping (Thursday & Saturday). You'll be out riding through Friday night!

  • Thursday and Saturday buffet dinner, Friday and Sunday buffet breakfast

  • The route (a . GPX track to follow)

  • The finisher party includes dinner, a live band, signature medieval party.

  • Diploma for each finisher

 

What to bring?

  • A bike suitable for the mixed-surface road & gravel event

  • Helmet (mandatory)

  • GPS devise. You will need it to follow the route

  • Powerbank or additional battery backup

  • All necessary items to be self-sufficient on the route. Stuff like tools & spares, a pump, tubes, patches, chain link, etc. This is a self-supported ride!

  • Lights with plenty of juice to get you through the night. Sunset is 7:29 PM, sunrise at 6:31 AM eleven hours later.

  • Tent and sleeping bag, sleeping mat

  • Spoon, fork, bowl (This is very important. We will not provide plastic utensils)

  • Personal items

Program: TBA 

Check out the 2022 program to get an idea of what you can expect. HERE

It is too early to tell what you will get at the registration, but here is the stuff participants received at BBBC2022.

SRAM X Border Bash cap 

ASS SAVER X Border Bash mudguard 

BIEHLER X Border Bash race cap 

CHIMPANZEE NUTRITION a lot of energy bars and drinks 

KOMOOT X Border Bash coffee cup 

KOMOOT 3-month premium code 

WTB bottle of sealant 

Sport Import X Voxom chain lube 

Registration fee: €200

Satellite tracker rental fee: €40 

BIGBASH2023
Sep 07, 2023, 4:00 PM
#BIGBASH2023
 
 
@calamarocc
@calamarocc

“A short recap of the @bbb_camp, probably the best gravel event in history. Thanks to @chimpbars for organizing it and to the awesome photographers who gave me their amazing pieces of art.”

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@johnwoodroof
@johnwoodroof

“The Bohemian Border Bash is what all gravel events should aspire for: sublime riding in hidden settings, riding shoulder to shoulder with your best friends new and old. I loved how absolutely diverse the attendance was, brilliantly organized the weekend was and how beautifully chosen the routes were!”

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@justincrudolph
@justincrudolph

“Bestes Wetter, beste Leute und eine schöne Landschaft.”

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@hagbardcel
@hagbardcel

“A lot of fun with great people in a beautiful landscape. Thanks to everyone who made this @bbb_camp what it is.”

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@erwinsikkens_com
@erwinsikkens_com

“@bbb_camp leads by example how friggin’ awesome these (Gravel) events actually are! Set in the beautiful Bohemian Swiss National Park, Ondrej a.k.a. Mr. @chimpbars leads you through the most beautiful places, via loads of heavenly crispy gravel roads, as well as some great dirt and grassy tracks through fields and woods.”

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@gravel_collective
@gravel_collective

“When your head hurts in the morning and the legs in the evening. When you are wondering if you had a better time on or off the bike. When you encounter awesome people and discover an amazing piece of this planet. And at night there is something burning. Then it's probably the Bohemian Border Bash.”

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@concledoc
@concledoc

“Nothing could have prepared me for quite how much fun I would be having in Bohemia. The insane beauty of this place meant I spent more time stopping for pictures than pedaling but that’s also the best way of making new friends. Somewhere along the way, I caught myself thinking: let’s come back here, again, again, and again.”

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@kiesreise
@kiesreise

“Mein erster @bbb_camp. Krass anstrengend und super schön

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@juliane_87_bln
@juliane_87_bln

“Ich have am Wochenende das rest Mal in mine Leben an einem Bike Camp teilgenommen. Was für eine Erfahrung! Auf einem steht man da utter Menschen die alle die gleiche Leidenschaft teilen. Gravel ist die neue Droge. Das Bild spricht für sich. Viel Natur, keine Autos, nur ich und mein Fahrrad. Ich hatte super viel Spaß und hab auf jeden Fall Lust auf mehr!”

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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 Berlin

By car - 2:45h

By train - 2:20h

From Dresden

By car - 0:50h

By train - 0:44h

From Prague

By car - 1:43h

By train - 1:47h

From Munich

By car - 4:30h

By train - 6:30h

From Bonn

By car - 6:00h

By train - 7:40h

Thank you to Martin Rak Photography @martinrakphoto for the beautiful landscape pictures,  
Jesper Jonsson @jeppemedkniven for the roundel illustration.
Picture gallery bellow from Dan Zoubek @dan_zoubek
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"There has never really been a lull in the lifeblood of the heavily forested and mountainous borderlands of Bohemia. From early Celtic origins to Germanic settlers by the start of the Middle Ages, to later Slavic migrations... these wild lands hold deep emotional and pagan history, long before the Přemysl dynasty and Christianity formalized the structure of a Czech Bohemia across the 9th-13th centuries. Throw in some Holy Romans, Hussites & Hapsburgs, and the international history of Bohemia marches on, building up and breaking down borders all the way to our modern-day, integrated right at the heart of Europe..."

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