Bohemian Border bash RACE
BBBR is a fixed route, 1300 kilometres long, unsupported, single-stage ultra-endurance on & off-road cycling competition circumnavigating the ancient borders of Bohemia.
Bohemian Border Bash Race
September 2-9, 2023
The Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage ultra-endurance on & off-road cycling competition. It will start and finish in Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland National Park. The route will follow the ancient borderlands of Bohemia via the remnants of centuries-old road networks that still exist to this day. The riders will compete on their approximately 1300km long journey circumnavigating Bohemia, crossing back and forth along national borders, and riding through Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Czech Republic. With over 24,000m of climbing, it will be a test of each rider's abilities and a true adventure - a race able to rival ultra-endurance events on faraway continents, yet here, in the middle of Europe.
The Race's start and finish will occur at the same place we use for the Border Bash Bohemia Gravel Camp. You can expect a warm welcome in the camp full of understanding cyclists.
All racers will be required to carry a satellite tracker to log their race track and aid in locating any competitor in need of emergency assistance. It will be a self-supported race. Racers will not be able to ask for or accept any help along the way. But even though much of the course will wind through less developed areas, the nature of locating The Race in the heart of Europe means there will be numerous points for public resupply close to and along the route.
There will be several checkpoints where every racer must sign in along the route. Some will also serve as refueling points, places to rest, and official time cutoffs for those riders not meeting a preset but forgiving overall time limit.
The start is at sunrise Saturday 2.9.2023, 6:18. Cut off time is Saturday 9.9. at sunset, 19:30.
You must read the RACE MANUAL before registering as a Pair or as a Solo rider.
BBBR was listed among the nine hardest gravel races in the world by Tour magazine. link - "Die 9 härtesten Gravel-Events der Welt"
What is included in the starter fee?
Dinner, the night before the start.
Breakfast, the morning before the start.
Accommodation in cabins the night before the start.
Storage of your belongings. (You can leave your stuff in a secure room in the camp.)
The finisher party Saturday evening includes dinner, a live band, and a signature medieval party.
Breakfast Sunday morning, after the finisher party.
Bohemian Border Bash Race Passport
Diploma for each finisher
A sword for the winner
Registration fee: €300 Single | 600 Team
Tracker rental fee: €40 Single | €80 Team
The winner of the BBBR2022
Time: 108hrs 38mins
The winner of BBBR2022
Time: 175hrs 17mins
The winning team of the BBBR22
United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Time: 164hrs 27mins
Bohemian Border Bash RACE
"is circumnavigating the ancient borders of Bohemia"
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/
By car - 6:00h
By train - 7:40h
By car - 4:30h
By train - 6:30h
By car - 1:43h
By train - 1:47h
By car - 0:50h
By train - 0:44h
By car - 2:45h
By train - 2:20h
Thank you Jesper Jonsson @jeppemedkniven for the roundel illustration.
Picture gallery bellow from Dan Zoubek @dan_zoubek
"At CP11, there were only 55 more kilometers to the end, and my fatigued brain figured it should be possible to do those in about three hours. It took me four and half."
Bas Rotgans | 141hrs 45mins