8bar crit 2023

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8bar Crit 2023 – Race Details

The 8bar Crit 2023 takes place on May 6th during VELO Berlin bike show.


The 8bar Crit 2023 is a fixed gear bike race, which takes place on a fast and technical course. All participants must ride a fixed gear bike without brakes. This combination is challenging because not only speed and power is required from everyone, but also intelligent racing behaviour. To get a feeling for the 8bar Crit, take a look at this video from last years race. The 8bar Crit is not just any race.


This year we are making some adjustments to the racing modes. There is going to be a A- and a B- Race. You have to do a qualification on a the virtual track on wahoo rollers between 12:00-17:00 h. Bring your own bike as the qualification needs to be done with the same bike that you do the crit with. You can try it maximum two times to improve your qualification time.


(subject to change)

Friday – May 5th

18:00 – 22:00 – Berlin City Night Ride x Pre-Party – All Bikes are welcome – 8bar showroom


Saturday – May 6th

12:00 – 17:00 – Qualification (virtual qualification on rollers)

18:00 – 18:30 – Course preparation / warm-up

18:30 – 19:00 Race B / Women (approx. 15km)

19:00 – 19:45 Race A (approx. 25km)


The 8bar crit will be held within the VELO Berlin bike show program on Tempelhofer Feld. All riders will get free access to the velo Berlin. While the VELO is running inside the old terminal building we will occupy the field in front and bring you exciting race action!

There are two subway stations close to this years location: U Platz der Luftbrücke and S + U Tempelhof.

If you are getting there by car there will be an official parking slot (paid), but can find free parking spots around “Columbiadamm”. More information will follow in your rider briefings that you will receive shortly before the race.


  • Fixed Gear bicycle
  • Dropbar/ racing bike handlebars only
  • 18 spokes minimum // No tri-spokes, no discs
  • Click pedals with intact cleats – No BMX pedals
  • helmet required
  • no brakes
  • Recommended ratio: 48×16 (beginner) // 48×15 (pro)


We could not have organized this race without the help of our sponsors. Thank you very much for your support for the

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