Eroica Germania is a non-competitive historical cycling event (also defined as event or ride) that leads along asphalt and gravel roads, i.e. non-asphalt roads.
Eroica Germania is a commemorative historical ride dedicated to cyclists wearing vintage or historically inspired cycling gear, on vintage or vintage looking bikes, as described in Art. 5 of these rules
ART. 1 – DATE and PLACE
The ride will take place on Saturday, 20th August 2022 in Eltville-Erbach (Germany).
ART. 2 – ROUTES and START
Eroica Germania offers 3 different routes:
• LONG – 130km
• MEDIUM – 74km
• SHORT – 41km
When registering, each participant may choose the route according to their fitness level. However, it is possible to modify the choice before the start, without any penalty. This may be limited or modified by the Organisation for technical and/or safety reasons. Routes will be signposted but each rider is required to use the “ROAD BOOK". Maps and GPX files will be available for download from the official website.
Participants will start as follows:
• Long route – 7:00AM to 8:00AM
• Medium route – 7:30AM to 8:30AM
• Short route – 8:30AM to 9:30AM
Riders starting before 7:30AM must have front and rear lights on their bicycles, according to the German Rules of the road (StVO).
ART. 3 – PARTICIPATION
Eroica Germania is open to riders of either sex who are over 16 years old. Underage participants need a permission signed from their parents or anybody with parental responsibility. Please download the form at the following link.
ART. 4 - REGISTRATION PROCEDURE AND FEE
Registration must be completed online on www.myeroica.cc. PayPal is the only accepted payment method. Registration will open on 18th march 2022 at 15:00 (Berlin time) and will close on 19th August 2022 at 18:00 (Berlin time).
The registration fee includes:
• RACE PACK with event gifts and souvenirs
• RACE NUMBERS for jersey and bicycle
• ROAD BOOK to collect stamps at the checkpoints
• EROICA MAP with details of the routes, food stops, checkpoints and mechanical assistance points
• FOOD STOPS in varying numbers according to the length of the chosen route
• PRIZE at the finish line;
• SHOWERS at the finish line.
ART. 5 – ADMITTED BICYCLES, CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
Eroica Germania is an event for VINTAGE ROAD BICYCLES or VINTAGE- LOOKING ROAD BICYCLES and is dedicated to cyclists wearing vintage or vintage looking clothing.
5.1 - Bicycles
Eroica Germania must be completed only with the following bicycles:
- vintage road bicycles (so-called BICI EROICHE), as described in paragraph 5.1.a;
- vintage looking road bicycles, including newly built bikes, as described in the below paragraph 5.1.b.;
5.1.a – Bici Eroiche or vintage road bicycles
BICI EROICHE are steel road bicycles built up to and including 1987, both with and without gears, such as those from the late 19th or early 20th centuries. Alan and Vitus aluminium frames with screwed or glued lugs are allowed.
Regarding components, bicycles must follow these general guidelines:
1. Bicycles with gears and derailleurs must have down-tube shifters; exceptions are pre-1980 non indexed bar-end shifters
2. Pedals must have toe clips and straps. Quick release and clip-less pedals are not allowed
3. Brake cables must be externally routed (cables can pass through the frame);
4. Wheels must have at least 32 spokes laced into a low profile rim (20 mm depth or less); rims must be made of steel, aluminium or wood
5. Both tubular tyres and clinchers with inner tubes are allowed
6. Saddles should be from the same period of the bicycle; alternatively we
suggest a modern saddle with vintage look
7. Larger cassettes are allowed
Early 20th century bicycles without gears or equipped with Vittoria, Simplex and Campagnolo rod-operated gear systems do not need to comply with the above criteria as long as they have their original components.
5.1.b – Vintage looking or modern built road bicycle
Newly manufactured steel road bicycles with vintage look may be used only if they are assembled with vintage components or new parts similar to the originals, as described above.
5.1.c - Waivers and exemptions
On request, exceptions regarding the type of bicycle may be granted to participants with disabilities.
On the short route, other types of vintage bicycles will be admitted, such as postman’s bikes, general working bicycles, leisure bicycles, etc.
Mountain bikes are excluded from all routes.
Participants will be disqualified if their bicycles do not follow such rules. 5.2 – Clothing
Participants are strongly encouraged to wear vintage or vintage looking cycling gear, such as wool jerseys and shorts and to avoid wearing modern technical gear in a visible way. The Organisation reserves the right to disqualify any participant whose behaviour is considered inappropriate.
Should photographic or video evidence of irregular behaviour come available after the event, the Organisation reserves the right to exclude those responsible from the event.
5.3 - Accessories
According to the event philosophy, participants are invited to carefully select all their accessories, from shoes to caps and water bottles etc. The only modern cycling accessory allowed is a safety-cycling helmet, which we invite everybody to use.
ART. 6 - RESPECT THE RULES OF THE ROAD
Eroica Germania is a LEISURE RIDE on asphalt and gravel roads; all routes will be open to traffic for the entire duration of the event. Therefore it is obligatory that all participants respect the StVO – the German Rules of the road. It is also mandatory to have a repair kit for punctures.
ART. 7 – VALIDITY OF REGISTRATION
Registration can be considered valid only when the online registration procedure has been completed and the participation fee has been transferred to the Organisation.
ART. 8 – SUBSTITUTIONS OR CANCELLATIONS
Substitution of a participant is possible by 10th August 2022 with a written request to be addressed to [email protected]. An administration fee of €10.00 will be charged.
If a registered cyclist is unable to participate in the event, the registration fee will not be refunded and the race pack will not be sent. The Organisation
reserves the right to judge whether cancellations are the result of “an objective impossibility to participate because of injury”, as documented by a medical report. In such cases, the registration fee will be considered valid for the following year. Any registration considered valid for the following year is strictly personal and cannot be transferred to any third party and will be only valid for the year following. Should the cyclist fail to participate again, the registration fee will be forfeited.
ART. 9 – COLLECTION OF RACE PACK
RACE PACKS and NUMBERS must be collected at the event venue:
- Thursday, 18th August 2022 from 14:00 to 20:00
- Friday, 19th August 2022 from 10:00 to 20:00
In order to pick up RACE PACK and NUMBER, you need to present a valid ID. It will be possible to delegate a third person to collect the RACE PACK by providing the following documents:
Copy of the ID of the delegating party; ID of the delegated party.
ART. 10 – ASSISTANCE
An S.O.S. ambulance for medical emergencies is provided on the courses (emergency number 112). Mechanical assistance will be provided at official food stops – fees are due. Assistance by private vehicles is not permitted.
ART. 11 – FOOD STOPS, CHECKPOINTS AND FINISH OF ROUTES
Food stops will be provided along the routes with water, fruits, sweet and savoury food in authentic Eroica style. Food stops are indicated by ‘PS’ on the ROUTE MAP. Please note that food stops are always included in the participation fee.
ART. 12 – CHECKPOINT STAMPS
Checkpoint stamps will prove the route completion. The ROAD BOOK will be first stamped at the start – there is just one Road Book for all routes.
ART. 13 – PRIZES
Participants who complete the ride will receive a prize at the finish line. In order to collect the prize, participant must come in person to the area around the finish line with their bicycle and stamped road book.
ART. 14 – COMPLAINTS
Any complaints must be sent to the Organisation via email at [email protected] within 10 days accruing from the publication date of the list of finishers.
ART. 15 – DISQUALIFICATION
Participants who have been disqualified by their federations of clubs for doping or other offenses will not be permitted to register for Eroica Germania.
A 2-year disqualification will apply in the following cases:
• Unauthorised deviations from the route;
• Abusive or offensive behaviour towards members of the Organisation;
• Lack of respect for the environment, such as littering in non-designated areas, outside food stops and checkpoints.
In serious cases, such as participating with another rider’s RACE NUMBER and unauthorised transfer of one’s registration, disqualification may be forever lasting, subject to the incontestable judgement of the Organisation.
ART. 16 – INFORMATION
The event is organised by Die Wellenmaschine GmbH, Wassertorstraße 62 – 10969 Berlino (Germania)
For information: [email protected] Silke Buhrdorf
ART. 17 – CANCELLATION OF THE EVENT
If, for reasons of force majeure, the event does not take place, the registration fee will not be reimbursed but will be considered valid for the following edition.
ART. 18 – VARIATIONS
The Organisation reserves the right to make changes to the regulations at any time. The official website is the only official source of information regarding the event. Therefore, all official communications will be made exclusively through this website.
ART. 19 – APPROVAL, CONSENT, AUTHORISATION, ETC.
When requesting to participate in Eroica Germania by any of the methods provided for by the current regulations, each participant, from the moment of registration:
• declares that he/she has read and accepted the current Regulations in every part;
• guarantees his/her own behaviour during and after the event;
• expresses consent to the use of his/her personal information, including for commercial use, as provided for under European Union Regulation 2017/679 (GDPR/18);
• gives the Organisation the most ample consent to use, according to the law, including for profit, any video or photographic images taken during the days of the event, giving the Organisation the right to transfer such images to third parties.
Said authorisation, regarding the use of one’s own image, is to be considered permanent and without any territorial limits anywhere in the world. Images may be used in various publications and filmed material, including but not limited to promotional and/or advertising material produced on any medium.
The Organisation may, furthermore, transfer to third parties and to its own institutional and commercial partners, the usage rights covered by this agreement.
The Organisation declines any responsibility, either direct or on the part of its collaborators, for any accident or damage to people or property, that may arise before, during and after the event or as a result of the same.
ART. 20 – PROCESSING AND REGISTRATION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The processing and registration of personal information will be carried out by the following company:
Die Wellenmaschine GmbH Wassertorstr. 62 10969 Berlin (Germany)
The personal information of all participants will be processed and registered according to the terms of European Union Regulation 2017/679 (GDPR/18).