What is the Steppenwolf?

The Steppenwolf is an uncommercial selfsupported bikepacking challenge across the country from Berlin to Usedom and back. In 2022, the 95 starters cycled over 500 km or 700 km full of variety between technical trails at the Oderbruch, the beach promenade of Usedom, some nasty cobblestone sections and several kilometers along Brandenburg lakes across the steppe. In 2023, the Steppenwolf goes as #NoBorder version across the Polish side of the Oder to the Baltic Sea. Whether alone or in a pack, for speed or as a personal challenge - the Steppenwolf is for everyone. It is not a classic bike race, but a wild ride between metropolis and sea that really challenges everyone.

This fall, we are also trying our hand at the rebirth of a cycling classic in a different form. Berlin-Angermünde-Berlin will maybe be the little Steppenwolf in autumn, a wild ride along historic paths.

Berlin-Angermünde-Berlin #BAB22

Clouds of dust or mud, crashing bottom brackets and cobblestone roads over shallow hills. The whole village on the roadside, all cheering on riders with spare tubes around their torsos. Berlin-Angermünde-Berlin was one of those legendary early cycling classics. On November 19, we want to revive it in a new form. A challenge on asphalt, gravel, cobblestones and concrete roads. Alone or in a pack. From the metropolis through the Uckermark and back. A wild ride through the finest Steppenwolf terrain. A homage to past heroines on two wheels over 140 or 200 km. All places are already booked.

Steppenwolf 2023

Endless lakeshores, the slopes of the Oder River and the Baltic coast of Usedom and Wollin. On May 11, 2023, the third edition of Steppenwolf will start. And this year we know no borders: As #NoBorder version it goes over the Polish side of the Oder up to the Baltic Sea. Whether you choose the 750 km wild track or the 500 km short track, whether you want to be as fast as possible or see it as a personal challenge: The Steppenwolf is for everyone. Look forward to wild, challenging and solidarity days in the steppe.

Registration for women and queers* will start on 01 January 2023 and will be open to everyone from 04 January. How to register, what makes both tracks different and everything else you'll find out in the next few months here or on Instagram at @steppenwolf030.


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750 or 500 km of gravel, flagstone, forest road, asphalt, cobblestones, trails and beach sand between metropolis and sea