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8bar crit 2018 – Fixed Gear Bike Race

The 8bar crit is back with its 2018 edition
on April 14th!

As usual we are preparing a fast, but technical race course for you! Exciting for riders as well as spectators!
This year the 8bar crit will be held within the VELO Berlin bike show program on Tempelhofer Feld. While the VELO is running inside the old terminal building we will occupy the field in front and bring you exciting race action!

As a visitor you can regularly attend the VELO bike show. You can buy tickets with reduced pricing via this link.

We will update this post regularly as more details are available, but you can follow the updates on facebook and instagram as well.

Stay tuned for more information and check our facebook event as well.

 

General Information

The 8bar crit is a fixed gear bike race on a fast and technical course with approximately 1km length. The full event will be run with fixed gear bikes in a brakeless setup. This combination challenges the riders not only to be quick, but also to race intelligent. There will be qualification heats throughout the day and three finals: men’s A & B final and women’s final.

Location

There are two subway stations close to this years location: Platz der Luftbrücke and Alt-Tempelhof. If you are coming by car there will be an official parking lot which will cost around 9€ or you can find free parking spots around “Columbia Damm”.

All riders have to access the area via the back of the location directly to the race area, where we will perform bike checks etc. More information will follow in your rider briefings that you will receive shortly before the race.

Qualification

All qualification heats will be 10 laps on the course. Since there are more starters for men they will be split up randomly into two groups. All women will start in one. The position on the finish line will determine your starting place in the finals.

Finals

For the three finals the mode is as follows: the top 25 finisher of each men’s qualification heat will start in the men’s A final. All other will automatically start in the men’s B final. For women all starters will start in the respective final by order of the qualification results.

Timetable

FRIDAY
EARLY NUMBER PICK-UP 12:00 – 18:00h
8bar showroom

SATURDAY / RACE DAY

STARTER KIT PICKUP 09:00 – 11:00h

WARM UP 11:35 – 12:10
QUALIFICATION MEN GROUP 1 (10 laps) 12:10-12:40
QUALIFICATION MEN GROUP 2 (10 laps) 12:40-13:10
QUALIFICATION WOMEN GROUP 1 (10 laps) 13:10-13:40

17:00 – END
FIXED GEAR FINALS MEN B + PODIUM (15 laps)
FIXED GEAR FINALS WOMEN + PODIUM (20 laps)
FIXED GEAR FINALS MEN A + PODIUM (30 laps)
TEAM PODIUM

 

Rider information

Athlete communication

Starter List Men (All Starters)

Starter List Men (Qualification Group 1)

Starter List Men (Qualification Group 2)

Starter List Women (All Starters / Qualification Group 1)

 

You & your bike – technical requirements

fixed gear bike

drop bars with bar tape and bar ends – no riser, no bull horn

18 spokes minimum // no tri-spokes, no discs

clipless pedals with proper cleats – no platform pedals

recommended gear ratio: 48×15 (beginner) // 50×15 (pro)

Sponsors

We couldn’t do the race without the support of AdidasDT SwissVELOBerlinBrooks England, Schwalbe Tires, deliveroo and ChimpanzeeThanks to all the sponsors who support 8bar crit 2018!

Highlights 2017

8bar crit Berlin – 2017 from 8bar BIKES GmbH on Vimeo.