Strade Bianche de Gutingi Suggested 42km Route English

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Suggested Route (42km)
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.

This 42m suggested route (you can also follow your own path) begins at the Göttingen velodrome where soon after we hit the first of 23 gravel sectors (some are long and sub-sectioned).

This version of the ride differs from the 55 and 66km routes by cutting out the long gravel section toward Marzhausen, plus we take a few shortcuts and we head into Elkerhausen sooner where we rejoin the longer routes. It changes again at Ballenhausen missing out the stinging climbs toward ride end and rejoins the 55/66km routes at sector 19.

I rode this short version on a ´road bike´ and there is one short significant climb just before Groß Schneen (sector 16 – max 19.6%).

Sorry, there isn´t a German language description for this ride.

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
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4648438603
Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/3177459607

The ride: Almost Bianche – March 12 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/.

Summer/Somner Gravel

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 42.8km
Gravel: 19.9km
Farm roads-cycle paths/Landwirtschaftstraßen-Fahradwege: 17.3km
Public roads/Öffentliche Straßen: 5.6km

Gravel Sections
Sector/Category/Start/Finish/Total
Göttingen Velodrome @ 0 – 0 km
Sector 1a/b – Cat 1 @ 0.8 – 1.9 – 1.1km
Sector 2 – Cat 1 @ 1.9 – 2.5 – 0.6km
Sector 3 – Cat 2 @ 2.5 – 2.9 – 0.4km
Sector 4 – Cat 2 @ 3.6 – 4.2 – 0.6km
Sector 5 – Cat 3 @ 4.2 – 4.3 – 0.1km
Sector 6 – Cat 2 @ 4.3 – 4.5 – 0.2km
Sector 7 – Cat 2 @ 4.5 – 5.6 – 1.1km
Niedernjesa @ 8.6km
Sector 8 –  Cat 1 @ 8.9 – 10.1 – 0.3km
Oberjesa @ 10.0km
Sector 9a/b – Cat 2 @ 11.4 – 12.1 – 0.7km
Sector 10 – Cat 3 @ 12.1 – 12.9 – 0.8km
Sector 11a/b/c – Cat 2 @ 13.4 – 14.8 – 1.4km
*Autobahn A38 @ 15.4km
Sector 12 – Cat 2 @ 15.8 – 16.2 – 2.2km
Sector 13a/b/c – Cat 2 @ 16.6 – 18.4 – 1.8km
*Elkerhausen @ 18.6km
Sector 14 – Cat 2 @ 18.8 – 21.0 – 2.2km
Klein Schneen @ 21.3km
Sector 15 – Cat 2 @ 22.2 – 23.0 – 0.8km
Sector 16 – Cat 3 @ 23.5 – 24.0 – 0.5km : Climb/Anstieg Max 19.6%
Groß Schneen @ 24.3km
Sector 17 – Cat 1 @ 27.2 – 27.6 – 0.4km
Ballenhausen @ 27.6km
Sector 18a/b – Cat 2 @ 27.6 – 28.9 – 1.3km
*Hasenwinkel @ 28.9km
Wendebach Stausse @ 33.2km
*Sector 19 – Cat 2 @ 37.5 – 38.6 – 1.1km
Sector 20 – Cat 2 @ 38.9 – 39.0 –  0.1km
Sector 21 – Cat 2 @ 39.7 – 40.1 – 0.4km
Sector 22 – Cat 1 (Sector 2 reversed) @ 40.3 – 40.9 – 0.6km
Sector 23a/b – Cat 1 (Sector 1b reversed) @: 40.9 – 42.1 – 1.2km
End at Velodrome @ 42.8km (This includes one lap of the velodrome at start and at ride end)

*Change from the 55/66km routes at this point.

Göttingen Velodrome @ 0 – 0 km

Sector 1a – Cat 1 @ 0.8 – 1.9km (a+b)

Sector 1b – Cat 1

Sector 2 – Cat 1  @ 1.9 – 2.5km

Sector 3 – Cat 2 @ 2.5 – 2.9km

Sector 4 – Cat 2 @ 3.6 – 4.2km

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

Sector 6 – Cat 2 (Brilliant white in the summer) @ 4.3 – 4.5km

Sector 7 – Cat 2 @ 4.5 – 5.6km

Summer

Winter

Niedernjesa @ 8.6km

Sector 8 –  Cat 1 @ 8.9 – 10.1km

Oberjesa @ 10.0km

Sector 9a – Cat 2 @ 11.4 – 12.1km (a+b)

Sector 9b – Cat 2

Sector 10 – Cat 3 @ 12.1 – 12.9km

Sector 11a – Cat 2 @ 13.4 – 14.8km (a+b+c)

Sector 11b – Cat 2 (Left turn)

Sector 11c – Cat 1

NOTE: We miss out a sector here and go straight to the Autobahn (the 55/66km routes will take a right turn instead to the Autobahn)

Autobahn A38 @ 15.4km

Sector 12 – Cat 2 @ 15.8 – 16.2km

Sector 13a – Cat 2 @ 16.6 – 18.4km (a+b+c)

Sector 13b – Cat 2

Sector 13c – Cat 1
NOTE: We deviate from the 55/66km rides here and take a short cut to Elkerhausen.

Elkerhausen @ 18.6km
NOTE: We rejoin the 55/66km routes here.

Sector 14 – Cat 2 @ 18.8 – 21.0 (A second time under the A38)

Klein Schneen @ 21.3kmkm

Sector 15 – Cat 2 @ 22.2 – 23.0km

Sector 16 – Cat 3 @ 23.5 – 24.0km
Climb/Anstieg Max 19.6%

Groß Schneen @ 24.3km (There is a nice bakers in Groß Schneen)

Sector 17 – Cat 1 @ 27.2 – 27.6km

Ballenhausen @ 27.6km

Sector 18a – Cat 2 @ 27.6 – 28.9km (a+b)

Sector 18b – Cat 2

Hasenwinkel @ 28.9km

Hasenwinkel

NOTE: We miss out a number of gravel sectors here and some tough hills – instead we head to the lake.

Wendebach Stausse @ 33.2km (In the summer people swim in the lake and there is a food stand plus toilets)

Sector 19 – Cat 2 @ 37.5 – 38.6km (We rejoin the 55/66km route here)

Sector 20 – Cat 2 @ 38.9 – 39.0km (Cross the B27 with care!!!!)

Sector 21 – Cat 2 @ 39.7 – 40.1km

Sector 22 – Cat 1 (Sector 2 reversed) @ 40.3 – 40.9km

Sector 23a – Cat 1 (Sector 1b reversed) @: 40.9 – 42.1km (a+b)

Sector 23b – Cat 1 (Sector 1a reversed)

End at Velodrome @ 42.8km (This includes one lap of the velodrome at start and at ride end)

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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