Strade Bianche de Gutingi Suggested 66km Route

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Vorgeschlagene 55k Route (In English) – 66k Route42km Route

Suggested Route (66km extended version)
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.

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

The suggested route (you can also follow your own path) begins at the Göttingen velodrome where we hit the first of 41 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.

Rather than include Groß Schneen on this extended version we ride more concrete roads and strade bianche via Friedland, Reckerhausen and Ludolfhausen before picking up the 55k ride at Ballenhausen.

After Ballenhausen 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
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4615531067
Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/3151215535

The GPS Ride: Gutingi Strade Bianche 66km (longer version) – March 3 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/.

Extra strade bianche on this longer route

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: 38.9km
Public Roads: 12.0km
Farm roads/Cycle paths: 15.88km
Total Distance: 66.78km

Climbs
The route is not flat and there many ups and downs with those sectors marked * being significant climbs. Most of these come near ride end when your legs are tired!

Göttingen Velodrome @ 0 – 0 km
Sector 1a/b – Cat 1 @: 0.7 – 2.0 – 1.3km
Sector 2 – Cat 1 @: 2.0 – 2.5 – 0.5km
Sector 3 – Cat 1 @: 2.5 – 2.9 – 0.4km
Sector 4 – Cat 2 @: 3.6 – 4.1 – 0.5km
Sector 5 – Cat 3 @: 4.1 – 4.3 – 0.2km
Sector 6 – Cat 2 @: 4.3 – 4.5 – 0.2km
Sector 7 – Cat 2 @: 4.5 – 5.6 – 1.1km
Niedernjesa @ 8.5km
Sector 8 – Cat 1 @: 8.8 – 10.1 – 1.3km
Oberjesa @ 10.1km
Sector 9a/b – Cat 2 @:  11.3 – 12.0 – 0.7km
Sector 10 – Cat 3 @: 12.0 – 12.8 – 0.8km
Sector 11a/b/c – Cat 2 @: 12.4 – 12.8 – 0.4km
Sector 12 – Cat 2 @: 15.0 – 15.5 – 0.5km
Autobahn A38 @ 15.7km
Sector 13 – Cat 2 @: 16.2 – 16.7 – 0.5km
Sector 14a/b/c – Cat 2 @:  17.0 – 19.3 – 2.3km
Marzhausen @ 20km
Sector 15 – Cat 3 @: 19.3 – 19.7 – 0.4km
Sector 16 – Cat 1 @: 19.7 – 20.4 – 0.7km
Elkerhausen @ 20.6
Sector 17 – Cat 2 @: 21.1 – 23.2 – 2.1km
Klein Schneen @ 23.4km
Sector 18 – Cat 2 @ 24.4 – 25.0 – 0.6km
Sector 19 – Cat 1 @ 26.2 – 27.8 – 1.6km
Reckerhausen @ 30.3km
Sector 20a/b/c/d/e – Cat 1 @ 31.5 – 34.4 – 2.9km (Longest sector)
Ludolfhausen* @ 36.3km
Sector 21 – Cat 2 @ 39.7 – 41.0 – 1.3km
Sector 22 – Cat 1 @ 41.0 – 41.5 – 0.5km
Ballenhausen @ 41.5
Sector 23a/b – Cat 2 @: 41.7 – 42.9 – 1.2km
Hasenwinkel @ 42.9km
Ballenhausen @ 44.5km
Sector 24* – Cat 2 @: 44.6 – 44.8 – 0.2km
Sector 25a/b – Cat 2 @: 45.4 – 45-9 – 0.5km
Sector 26* – Cat 3 @: 46.3 – 46.6 – 0.3km
Sector 27 – Cat 3 @: 47.3 – 47.7 – 0.4km
Reinhausen @ 48.0km
Sector 28* – Cat 2 @: 47.7 – 49.1 – 1.4km
Sector 29 – Cat 1 @: 49.5 – 49.9 – 0.4km
Diemarden @ 51.0km
Sector 30a/b* – Cat 1 @: 51.7 – 53.2 – 1.5km
Sector 31a/b/c* – Cat 2 @: 53.5 – 55.0 – 1.5km
Sector 32 – Cat 1 @: 55.0 – 55.1 – 0.1km
Sector 33 – Cat 1 @: 55.4 – 55.9 – 0.5km
Sector 34 – Cat 3 @: 55.9 – 56.5 – 0.6km
Geismar @ 57.8km
Sector 35 – Cat 2 @: 57.8 – 58.7 – 0.9km
Sector 36a/b – Cat 2 @: 60.1 – 60.8 – 0.7km
Sector 37 – Cat 2 @: 61.5 – 62.5 – 1.0km
Sector 38 – Cat 2 @ 62.8 – 63.2 – 0.4km
Sector 39 – Cat 2 @ 63.6 – 64.0 – 0.4km
Sector 40 – Cat 1 @ 64.3 – 64.8 – 0.5km
Sector 41a/b – Cat 1 @:  64.8 – 66.0 – 1.2km
End at Velodrome @ 66.78km (This includes one lap of the velodrome at start and at ride end)

Göttingen Velodrome @ 0 – 0 km

Sector 1a – Cat 1 @: 0.7 – 2.0   (a+b)

Sector 1b – Cat 1

Sector 2 – Cat 1  @: 2.0 – 2.5

Sector 3 – Cat 1 @: 2.5 – 2.9

Sector 4 – Cat 2 @: 3.6 – 4.1

Sector 5 – Cat 3 (Farm Yard, cobbles and loose large stones) @: 4.1 – 4.3

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

Sector 7 – Cat 2 @: 4.5 – 5.6

Summer

Winter

Niedernjesa @ 8.5km (We turn away just before it)

Sector 8 –  Cat 1 @: 8.8 – 10.1

Oberjesa @ 10.1km

Sector 9a – Cat 2 @:  11.3 – 12.0 (a+b)

Sector 9b – Cat 2

Sector 10 – Cat 3 @: 12.0 – 12.8

Sector 11a – Cat 2 @: 12.4 – 12.8 (a+b+c)

Sector 11b – Cat 2 (Left turn)

Sector 11c – Cat 1

Sector 12 – Cat 2 @: 15.0 – 15.5

Autobahn A38 @ 15.7km

Sector 13 – Cat 2 @: 16.2 – 16.7

Sector 14a – Cat 2 @:  17.0 – 19.3 (a+b+c)

Sector 14b – Cat 2

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

Marzhausen @ 20km (We turn away just before it)

Sector 15 – Cat 3 @: 19.3 – 19.7

Sector 16 – Cat 1 @: 19.7 – 20.4

Elkerhausen @ 20.6

Sector 17 – Cat 2 @: 21.1 – 23.2 (A second time under the A38 @ 21.0km)

Klein Schneen @ 23.4km

Sector 18 – Cat 2 @ 24.4 – 25.0

The route diverts here from the 55km ride
The extended route takes us away from Groß Schneen and instead we seek out more strade bianche via Friedland, Reckerhausen and Ludolfhausen.

Sector 19 – Cat 1 @ 26.2 – 27.8

Reckerhausen @ 30.3km

Sector 20a – Cat 1 @ 31.5 – 34.4 (a+b+c+d+e)

Sector 20b – Cat 2 @

Sector 20c – Cat 2 @

Sector 20d– Cat 1 @ (We turn away from Reiffenhausen)

Sector 20e – Cat 2 @

(We turn off the gravel and head for the tarmac climb rising up onto the hill)

Ludolfhausen @ 36.3km

Turn right off the smooth and fast road

Sector 21 – Cat 2 @ 39.7 – 41.0 (´Red´ strade followed by a fast descent)

Sector 22 – Cat 1 @ 41.0 – 41.5

Ballenhausen @ 41.5 (We rejoin the 55km route here)

Sector 23a – Cat 2 @: 41.7 – 42.9 (a+b)

Sector 23b – Cat 2

Hasenwinkel @ 42.9km

Hasenwinkel

Ballenhausen @ 44.5km (2nd time)

Sector 24  – Cat 2  @: 44.6 – 44.8

Sector 25a  – Cat 2  @: 45.4 – 45-9

Sector 25b  – Cat 2

Sector 26  – Cat 3  @: 46.3 – 46.6 (Climb after a sharp left turn)

Sector 27 – Cat 3  @: 47.3 – 47.7

Reinhausen @ 48.0km

Sector 28  – Cat 2 @: 47.7 – 49.1

Sector 29  – Cat 1  @: 49.5 – 49.9

Diemarden @ 51.0km

Sector 30a – Cat 1 @: 51.7 – 53.2 (a+b)

Sector 30b – Cat 2

Sector 31a – Cat 2 @: 53.5 – 55.0 (a+b+c)

Sector 31b – Cat 2

Sector 31c– Cat 1 (Right turn before the watchtower)

Sector 32 – Cat 1 @: 55.0 – 55.1

Sector 33 – Cat 1 @: 55.4 – 55.9

Sector 34 – Cat 3 @: 55.9 – 56.5 – This downhill section is dedicated to the Dengie Tour

Geismar @ 57.8km

Sector 35 – Cat 2 (Features a cat 3 right turn) @: 57.8 – 58.7

Sector 36a – Cat 2 @: 60.1 – 60.8 (a+b)

Sector 36b – Cat 2

Sector 37 – Cat 2 @: 61.5 – 62.5

Sector 38 – Cat 2 @ 62.8 – 63.2 (Cross the B27 with care!!!!)

Sector 39 – Cat 2 @ 63.6 – 64.0

Sector 40 – Cat 1 (Sector 2 reversed) @ 64.3 – 64.8

Sector 41a – Cat 1 (Sector 1b reversed) @:  64.8 – 66.0 (a+b)

Sector 41b – Cat 1 (Sector 1a reversed)

End at Velodrome @  66.78km (This includes one lap of the velodrome at start and at ride end)

Bike Before

Bike After

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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