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Save the date: Today we have announced the date for the second edition. Steppenwolf 2022 will take place from May 12-15. We will keep some things like start and finish in Bernau, as well as the most beautiful parts of the route. But there will also be some news. Besides the original "wild track" - which will remain at 650-700 km and just as challenging - there will be an easier "short track" over 450-500 km. This way we want to make the Steppenwolf accessible to more riders. For this we will scout some new routes in the next weeks. Stay tuned!
Incredibly beautiful premiere
Today Gerhard W., the last rider of the Steppenwolf premiere, crossed the finish line - and was one of only 11 finishers. This is the official end of the Steppenwolf. It was a wonderful premiere, where almost everyone got their money's worth in different ways. What it was for all 30 starters: A pretty tough one! Starting with the "Märkischer Bergwanderweg" over the cobblestones of Chorin and Strasburg, over the headwind before and behind Usedom to the endless root trails from Feldberg. We already knew the track was tough, but some underestimated the Brandenburg Ice Age landscape. Nevertheless, the fastest tempo bolters made it to Bernau in under 48 h, a total of seches Fahrer*innen reached by Saturday evening already the Eismanufaktur in Bernau. Others enjoyed the landscape and - if there were any - the local specialties along the way. A total of 12 starters had to stop early due to damage (derailleur hanger, navigation, broken rim) or physical reasons (knee, fall into a drainage ditch, exhaustion). Nevertheless we had a great time with all of you at the different stops and the checkpoint on Usedom.
Soon one or two reports from riders will also appear here. We only have to say thank you to all helpers, to SpotWalla, to the ice cream factory "Alte Post" in Bernau and also to all starters for the good cooperation! See you again next year!
We are ready - are you?
The route is scouted, the final preparations are underway and already almost 50 people are registered for the premiere of the Steppenwolf! We are ready and incredibly looking forward to the adventure.
Currently we are still tinkering with the roadbook, have banners printed and are preparing the start and finish location in Bernau. At the latest two weeks before the start you should get all information from us by mail.
Because we keep getting questions about the choice of wheel and tire width: The Steppenwolf is not a walk in the park. Due to the relatively dry summer, there will be some short pushing passages with under 40 mm, in addition, the trails around Bad Freienwalde, on the steep coast of Usedom and around Feldberg are not to be underestimated. The whole thing is rounded off with a few excellent pavé sections where you are happy about any comfort. We are excited to see which bikes we can welcome you with on September 23rd!
Markus & Jonathan