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3RIDES UCI Gran Fondo

12 May 2024, Aken, Germany

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3RIDES UCI Gran Fondo

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UCI Gran Fondo World Series

Join the 3RIDES UCI Gran Fondo on May 12, exploring the scenic Rureifel from Aachen to Rur Lake and back. Experience a breathtaking, car-free route with gentle inclines and challenging sections.

This event is part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. Compete in your age group for a chance to be a world champion on September 1, 2024, in Aalborg, Denmark if you're in the top 25% of your category.

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The gran fondo offers two routes, each based on age:

  • Men up to 59 and women up to 49 will tackle the challenging long gran fondo, covering 140 km with approximately 2300 meters of elevation.
  • If you're in an older age group, you'll take on the medio fondo, which spans 110 km with around 1700 meters of elevation.

Please stay tuned for the release of the specific route details at a later time.

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Many booths with premium equipment

At the 3RIDES Festival, enthusiasts of fine goodies are in for a delightful experience. The event grounds host an expansive expo featuring numerous booths from top manufacturers, where you can explore, try out, or buy the latest equipment.

Furthermore, there are plenty of food and beverage stalls available for post-race enjoyment and to socialize with your fellow cycling enthusiasts.

Impression 2023

3RIDES: more than a gran fondo

3RIDES is a three-day cycling festival, with activities for everyone. Highlights of the program:

And there's more! How about an e-cycling cup, gravel eliminator, kids area, festival and sightseeing tours!

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Road bike | Gran fondo

Start & finish place

CWiX 500

Distances and elevation
140km/2300m, 110km/1700m.

Registration info
Normal registration

Number of participants
500 - 2000

Partly car-free

Course profile

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