VOTEC Gravel Fondo 2017
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VOTEC Gravel Fondo 2017



Sign up for VOTEC Gravel Fondo here!

After the successful premiere of the first VOTEC Gravelbike event last October, the VOTEC Gravel Fondo with the sponsors Brügelmann, SRAM and WAHOO will take place on the 09.-10. September 2017 in the second round. The VOTEC Gravel Fondo is the perfect opportunity to exchange everyday life for a lavish dose of gravelbike experience with like-minded people. The hand-picked mixture of forest and gravel trails, almost forgotten asphalt roads and streamy trail sections will lead around the Hornisgrinde, the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest. The center of the weekend and starting point for the VOTEC Gravel Fondo routes this year is the Schwarzwaldgemeinde Baiersbronn.

The VOTEC Gravel Fondo is not a race with competition character, we understand it as a common exit in a stunning setting. It is open to anyone who has the necessary cycling conditions to ride the challenging routes on mixed terrain. No license or membership is required. The routes are not blocked at all or are secured by the crew, but as during the premiere there will be catering stations and a service station of our partner SRAM along the route. The subsoils of the routes vary and are characteristic of a gravel event – asphalt, gravel, forest paths and light trails are used. A cyclocross or gravel bike is best suited for the routes. Specially designed STRAVA segments along the route, offer the opportunity to also measure in the ranking of the Strava App.

VOTEC is proud to have captured the hearts of the participants in the autumn of 2016 with the premiere of the new Gravelbike format. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from all participants and the award for the event of the year by the GranFondo magazine laid the foundation for a steady continuation in this cycle season.

The route plans will be sent as a GPX file to all registered participants one week before the event and published in the Gravel Fondo Strava Club. The participant is responsible for the fact that he or she has stored the routes with the aid of a mobile device or bicycle computer and so on and can thus leave the official route at any time. Our partner WAHOO will have some ELMNT GPS-Bkecomputer with the tracks uploaded to borrow for the two days.


  • Saturday | 85 km | 2200 hm
  • Sunday | 60 km | 1700 hm

Sign up for VOTEC Gravel Fondo here! Also follow our Gravel Fondo Club on Strava.

Friday, 08th SeptemberSaturday, 09th SeptemberSunday, 10th September
6:00 - 8:00 pm
8:00 - 9:00 am
09:30 am
Start | Rosenplatz 3, Baiersbronn
09:30 am
Start | Rosenplatz 3, Baiersbronn
6:00 pm
Mountain hut Dinner Party
  • Which bike do I need to take part?

    Our only rule is – dropbar, that is, racing yoke. The most fun on the routes are gravel and cyclocross bikes with tire widths around 35mm. But you can be with a 29er Monstercrosser or with your Renner with robust 28mm tires. Gravelbiken means for us #onroadoffroadrepeat 🙂

  • Where to stay?

    We can not offer a group accommodation like last year. The Schwarzwaldgemeinde Baiersbronn offers an optimal infrastructure with many accommodation. The starting point will be in the Rosenplatz 3 in Baiersbronn. The party will take place on the little mountain hut that is the finish on both days. After your ride you have finished you can decide to stay for the evening or go back to your place and take a shower. From the bottom of the hut in the Sankenbachstraße in Baiersbronn will will then get you back on the hut with a chairlift.