Strade Bianche de Gutingi Suggested 55km Route English

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Suggested Route
We celebrate the Strade Bianche race with an informal gravel ride featuring the ´Weißen Straßen´of Göttingen plus concrete, dirt, tarmac cycle paths and public roads.

The suggested route (you can also follow your own path) begins at the Göttingen velodrome where we hit the first of 37 gravel sectors (some are long and sub-sectioned) and we head out along the Leine Valley/ train line. A series of gravel sections takes us under the A38 Autobahn twice.

Just before Friedland we turn to head back via Groß Schneen. At Balllenhausen a series of hills begin, and these echo the Strade Bianche topography a little better. Our final climbs take us up to the Drachenberg where we then drop down to Geismar. Here seven final gravel sections await before we arrive back at the velodrome.

The Route
The route features a mix of gravel, dirt, concrete (farm/forest) plus tarmac public cycle paths and roads.

Concrete farm roads
The white roads aren´t the whole story though – a number of concrete farm roads are also included in this route. In regard to Roubaix, for example, people tend to fixate their minds on the cobbles, but that is only part of the battle to finish, there are also the tarmac roads where the wind seems to drive straight into your face. On the ´Gö Strade Bianche Homage Ride´ there are concrete farm roads which are anything but smooth, they can be very muddy and a challenge in themselves.

GPS (´Sorry bike´, ride on January 5 2020)
Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/2984893576
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4403794828

´Sorry Bike´: https://veloklubhaus.com/sorry-bike-january-5-2020-gravel-road-ride/

Gallery

Sign
The route is not signed, we offer a GPS, but you can choose to follow your own direction.

Want to ride it?
This is an informal ride and a suggested route only. If you would like to ride it with us do make contact. Or of course you may ride it at your own time and if you do, it would be great to hear from you – https://veloklubhaus.com/contact/.

Under the Autobahn

Gravel categories (this is purely subjective & made up by us)
We have graded the gravel 1 to 5 with 5 being the roughest (there is also an Hors Cat for very extreme).

Cat 1 – mostly hard packed and rideable on almost all bikes.
Cat 2 – often hard packed, a little rougher, potholes and challenging.
Cat 3 – loose surface, more ruts & potholes, gradient changes, bigger stones with greater caution required. (may include downhill or a turn)
Cat 4 – very rough, loose with larger stones and deep ruts/potholes.
Cat 5 – as 4 but may also be downhill, maybe tight turns or with single track and ruts.
HC – Mind bogglingly hard.

Gö Strade Bianche
Gravel: 29.1 km
Farm roads/cycle paths: 10.8 km
Public roads: 15.8 km (The longest section is 2.3km)

Total 55.7 km

Gravel Sections
Sector/Category/Start/Finish/Total

Göttingen Velodrome @ 0 – 0 km
1 a/b – Cat 1 @: 0.8 – 2.0 – 1.2
2 – Cat 1 @: 2.0 – 2.6 – 2.0
3 – Cat 2 @: 2.8 – 3.2 – 0.4
4 – Cat 2 @: 3.6 – 4.2 – 0.6
5 – Cat 3  @: 4.2 – 4.3 – 0.1
6 – Cat 2 @: 4.3 – 4.6 – 0.3
7 – Cat 2 @: 4.6 – 5.3 – 0.7
Niedernjesa @ 8.6km (We turn away just before)
8 – Cat 1 @: 8.9 – 10.1 – 1.2
Oberjesa @ 10.1km
9 a/b – Cat 2 @: 11.4-12.2 – 0.8
10 – Cat 3 @: 12.2 – 12.9 – 0.7
11 a/b/c – Cat 2/1 @: 13.8 – 14.5 – 0.7
12 – Cat 2 @: 15.1 – 15.6 – 0.5
Autobahn A38 @ 15.9km
13 – Cat 2   @: 16.2 – 16.8 – 0.6
14 a/b/c – Cat 2/3 @: 17.1 – 19.4 – 2.3
Marzhausen @ 19.4km (We turn away just before it)
15 – Cat 3 @: 19.4 – 19.8 – 0.4
Sector 16 – Cat 1 @: 19.8 – 20.5 – 0.7
Elkerhausen @ 20.5km
Sector 17 – Cat 2 @: 21.1 – 23.4 – 2.3
Klein Schneen @ 23.6km
18 – Cat 2 @ 24.4 – 25.2 – 0.8
Groß Schneen @ 27.1km
Ballenhausen @ 30km
19 a/b – Cat 2 @: 30.4 – 31.6 – 1.6
Hasenwinkel @ 31.6km
Ballenhausen @ (2nd time) 33.4km
20 – Cat 2  @: 33.4 – 33.6 – 0.2
21 a/b – Cat 2  @: 34.2 – 34.9 – 0.7
22 – Cat 3  @: 35.1 – 35.4 – 0.3
23 – Cat 3  @: 36.2 – 36.5 – 0.3
Reinhausen @ 37km
24 – Cat 2 @: 37.5 – 38.2 – 0.7
25 – Cat 2  @: 38.5 – 38.8 – 0.3
Diemarden @ 40km
26 a/b – Cat 1/2 @: 40.6 – 42.1 – 1.5
27 a/b/c – Cat 2 @: 42.3 – 43.8 – 1.5
28 – Cat 1 @: 44 – 44.1 – 0.1
29 – Cat 1 @: 44.4 – 44.7 – 0.3
Sector 30 – Cat 3 @: 44.7 – 45.4 – 0.7
Geismar @ 46.7km
31 – Cat 2 @: 47.0 – 47.7 – 0.7
32 a/b – Cat 2 @: 49.5 – 49.8 – 0.3
33 – Cat 2 @: 50.3 – 51.3 – 1.0
34 – Cat 2 @ 51.7 – 51.8 – 0-1
35 – Cat 2 @ 52.5 – 52.9 (Sector 3 reversed) –  0.4
36 – Cat 1 (Sector 2 reversed) @ 53.2 – 53.7 – 0.5
37 a/b – Cat 1 (Sector 1 a/b reversed) @: 53.7 – 55.7 – 2.0
End at Velodrome @ 55.7 km (This includes one lap of the velodrome at start and at ride end)

Göttingen Velodrome @ 0 – 0 km

Sector 1a – Cat 1 @ 0.8 – 2.0 (a+b)

Sector 1b – Cat 1

Sector 2 – Cat 1  @ 2.0 – 2.6

Sector 3 – Cat 2 @ 2.8 – 3.2

Sector 4 – Cat 2 @ 3.6 – 4.2

Sector 5 – Cat 3 (Farm Yard, cobbles and loose large stones) @ 4.2 – 4.3

Sector 6 – Cat 2 (Brilliant white in the summer) @ 4.3 – 4.6

Sector 7 – Cat 2 @ 4.6 – 5.3

Summer

Winter

Niedernjesa @ 8.6km

Sector 8 –  Cat 1 @ 8.9 – 10.1

Oberjesa @ 10.1km

Sector 9a – Cat 2 @ 11.4-12.2 (a+b)

Sector 9b – Cat 2

Sector 10 – Cat 3 @ 12.2 – 12.9

Sector 11a – Cat 2 @ 13.8 – 14.5 (a+b+c)

Sector 11b – Cat 2 (Left turn)

Sector 11c – Cat 1

Sector 12 – Cat 2 @ 15.1 – 15.6

Autobahn A38 @ 15.9km

Sector 13 – Cat 2 @ 16.2 – 16.8

Sector 14a – Cat 2 @ 17.1 – 19.4 (a+b+c)

Sector 14b – Cat 2

Sector 14c – Cat 3 (Ends with a stone littered climb)

Marzhausen @ 19.4km (We turn away just before it)

Sector 15 – Cat 3 @ 19.4 – 19.8

Sector 16 – Cat 1 @ 19.8 – 20.5

Elkerhausen @ 20.5km

Sector 17 – Cat 2 @ 21.1 – 23.4 (A second time under the A38)

Klein Schneen @ 23.6km

Sector 18 – Cat 2 @ 24.4 – 25.2

Groß Schneen @ 27.1km (There is a nice bakers in Groß Schneen)

Ballenhausen @ 30km

Sector 19a – Cat 2 @ 30.4 – 31.6 (a+b)

Sector 19b – Cat 2

Hasenwinkel @ 31.6km

Hasenwinkel

Ballenhausen @ (2nd time) 33.4km

Sector 20  – Cat 2  @ 33.4 – 33.6

Sector 21a  – Cat 2  @ 34.2 – 34.9

Sector 21b  – Cat 2

Sector 22  – Cat 3  @ 35.1 – 35.4 (Climb after a sharp left turn)

Sector 23  – Cat 3  @ 36.2 – 36.5

Reinhausen @ 37km

Sector 24  – Cat 2 @ 37.5 – 38.2

Sector 25  – Cat 2  @ 38.5 – 38.8

Diemarden @ 40km

Sector 26a – Cat 1 @ 40.6 – 42.1 (a+b)

Sector 26b – Cat 2

Sector 27a – Cat 2 @ 42.3 – 43.8 (a+b+c)

Sector 27b – Cat 2

Sector 27c– Cat 1 (Right turn before the watchtower)

Sector 28 – Cat 1 @ 44 – 44.1

Sector 29 – Cat 1 @ 44.4 – 44.7

Sector 30 – Cat 3 @ 44.7 – 45.4 – This section is dedicated to the Dengie Tour

Geismar @ 46.7km

Sector 31 – Cat 2 (Features a cat 3 right turn) @ 47.0 – 47.7

Sector 32a – Cat 2 @ 49.5 – 49.8 (a+b)

Sector 32b – Cat 2

Sector 33 – Cat 2 @ 50.3 – 51.3

Sector 34 – Cat 2 @ 51.7 – 51.8 (Cross the B27 with care!!!!)

Sector 35 – Cat 2 @ 52.5 – 52.9 (Sector 3 reversed)

Sector 36 – Cat 1 (Sector 2 reversed) @ 53.2 – 53.7

Sector 37a – Cat 1 (Sector 1b reversed) @ 53.7 – 55.7 (a+b)

Sector 37b – Cat 1 (Sector 1a reversed)

End at Velodrome @ 55.7 km (This includes one lap of the velodrome at start and at ride end)

…and my cross bike post ride

Want to ride it?
This is an informal ride and a suggested route only. If you would like to ride it with us do make contact. Or of course you may ride it at your own time and if you do, it would be great to hear from you – https://veloklubhaus.com/contact/.

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