8bar Crit 2017 – Germany’s biggest fixed gear crit is back!!!
The 8bar Crit will be back this year on the Tempelhofer Airfield at the 5th of August 2017.
We gonna spice up the race mode to make it even more exciting for everyone on and beside the track. The course will be technical with sharp turns and hairpins with a length of 1.000m.
>> This year we will also do a road bike race for the first time. <<
Registration is open and we got an EARLY BIRD offer until June 30th. So sign up now and save the date!
The course will be very technical with sharp turns and hairpins and a total length of 1000m.
The 8bar Crit will present a new qualification format this year to make it even more fun for attendees and spectators: We’ll set up qualification groups which will all run a qualification race of 5 laps. The winner of the fastest heat will start all the way at the front in the final race.
With a good result in your qualification race over 5 laps you’ll ensure to start up front in the field. The winner of the fastest qualification race will start from the pole position in the final. The final race will be held for 20 laps (20km).
All attendees will be randomly spread within five qualification heats. The fastest 16 riders of each qualification race will move to the final directly. EVERYONE else get the chance to race the “Last Chance Race” (15 laps) and the Top10 will be qualify for the main event as well. The final race will be held over 30 laps (30km). (For the road bike race the number of groups depends on the number of participants.)
you & your bike – technical requirements
- Dropbars with bar tape and bar ends. no riser, no bullhorn
- 18 spokes minimum // no tri-spokes, no discs
- clipless pedals with proper cleats – no platform pedals
additional fixed gear bike requirements
- no brakes
- gear ratio: 48×15 or similar
location, directions & parking
The race will be held on the former airport, known as the “Tempelhofer Feld” around the BBQ area at Oderstraße.
Easiest way to get there with public transportation is the subway U8 to station “Leinestraße”.
If you’re planing to travel by car, consider that it’s sometimes hard to find close parking spots. You can park your car at Oderstraße or Columbiadamm.
Stay tuned for more information and check our facebook event as well.
Here you find the video from last years race:
Online-registration on EVENTBRITE will be open until August 3rd or until all spots are filled. Registration at the race will be possible, considered there’re free spots available. We support women racing with a reduced starting fee and we’re convinced we’ll see once again the biggest women filed in a german fixed gear crit. Even though you don’t need to have a friend to sign up with, we still suggest you encourage them all to race together with you! ;)
Photos: Stefan Haehnel / recentlie.com