Wild. Solidarity. Unsupported.

The Steppenwolf - that's bikepacking at its best. That's a day in cobblestone hell. These are real challenges, open to all. These are wild trails through the steppe between Berlin and Usedom in spring and cobblestones in autumn. Together we ride against our own limits and for a cycling that wants to be different: not a toy of the rich, but wild, solidary and unsupported.

Berlin-Usedom-Berlin #BUB23

Unsupported bikepacking Challenge since 2021 – 750 km/550 km – May 23, 2024

The Steppenwolf is a non-commercial self-supported bikepacking challenge across the country from Berlin to Usedom and back. Full of variety between technical trails at the Oderbruch, the beach promenade of Usedom, some nasty cobblestone sections, Märkisch sand passages and quite a few kilometers along Brandenburg lakes, it goes across the steppe. The technically as well as physically hard Wildtrack is every year between 700 and 800 km long, the Graveltrack (former Shorttrack) rolls better and has a length of 500-550 km. In between there are three checkpoints where inexperienced riders can set up camp. Whether alone or in a pack, for speed or as a personal challenge - the Steppenwolf is for everyone. It is not a bike race, but a wild ride between metropolis and sea, which really challenges everyone.

In 2024, the BUB is once again breaking new ground and targeting a completely new route on the way to Usedom. The challenge starts on May 23 at the gates of Berlin. Registration will take place around New Year's Day, more info coming soon.

Berlin-Angermünde-Berlin #BAB23

Kopfsteinpflasterklassiker since 1910/2022 – 200 km/150 km – 21. Oktober 2023

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 fabled early cycling classics. We bring it back on the surface on which it was originally ridden: Gravel, cobblestones, flagstone roads and a little asphalt.  Not a race, but a wild autumn classic through the Brandenburg steppe in unpredictable conditions.


Everything that is happening right now around the Steppenwolf.