hill race? days? yes!

 

to be precise: a series of individual time trials against the strava segment clock.

and other individual hill climbers.

 

as we have selected 7 glorious little hills in and around graz for this little contest,

 it's gonna be a kind of cycling heptathlon.

 

to be accomplished within 4 days.

or to be precise again: within 71 hours.

starting an thursday october 21, 4 PM.

closing on sunday october 24, 3 PM.

maybe with a little impro party!

 

 

the 7 hills are between 500 and a little over 2000m long:

schlossberg nord / opening session

greithgraben

friedhof strassgang

zösenberg

plabutsch prolog

reintal

kumberg ost / closing session

 

in total: 1218 metres of ascent!

 

the goal is simple.

be as fast as you can on as many hills as possible.

to earn the highly official titles: QOSHI and KOSHI

on our virtual wall of fame.

 

be prepared!

previously around graz...

another autumn summer ride around graz has come to a happy end.

thanks for riding, drinking and dancing together!

oh wait... we forgot about the dancing!

this time!

after ride impressions captured by clemens nestroy

ride impressions captured by don roberto!

this year on a SUNDAY!

on a slightly optimized route.

again no race!

 

route

strava

ride with gps

 

Download
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EARLIER THIS YEAR

 

epyc transaustria 

 www.epycride.com

 

sleepless around graz

some say it's magic to ride the whole night through.

for others it's just a bad idea.

we hadn't decided yet in advance.

 

now, after the nightride we made our decision!

it was great!

 

even better than expected.

we could now talk about moderate temperatures, twinkling stars, a delicious midnight meal (by christinekocht.at), empty roads, only one flat, lively wildlife, the fantastic peloton and other ingredients for a memorable night, but why should we!

we just recommend to end a 175k ride through the night with a slightly special breakfast.

a beer and a fresh leberkässemmel at the market!

for vegetarians we recommend a butterkipferl alongside the beer.

THX again, sleep well!

see you soon,

day and night.

the route

smooth but not boring, demanding but not extra challenging.

some ups and more downs. only felt, without saying :))

 

ATTENTION: depending on the collective fitness of the peloton, the time of the beginning day and the weather, we may decide to change the last section from stübing via martinelli and kalkleiten for a better view of the sunrise!

and some bonus altitude.

 

the midnight special

after 70k in st. josef (pfarre)

 

christine kocht

erdäpfelgulasch mit und ohne knacker

ingwer zitronen limonade

schokokuchen

€ 12.-

 

with pre-reservation only!

 

 

PS: you will not easily find a better and more delicious alternative in the middle of the night.

the after ride morning coffee

 

depending on the exakt return time to graz

 first option is at 5:30 am at MARTIN AUER // LKH

recommended essentials for a self illuminated ride:

front light

rear light

reflecting stuff (for the bike and/or the rider)

spare batteries / backup accu

windbreaker

lang sleeve jersey/jacket

in the meantime join our daily rides

into the dark 21 is history!

THX for riding so relaxed and cool in the heat!

see you soon around graz!

it will be a hot ride this year.

with no cooling thunderstorms to be expected.

that's why we decided to make the ride a little bit easier in 2021.

with only 80k and not even 1.500m of elevation we will have enough time to rest and rehydrate

along the route. before it will be night on earth. and around graz.

 

stay cool! enjoy the ride! and bring your lights!

 

ps: the route design as always also allows shortcuts. just in case.

the 2021 route:

on strava

ride with gps

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suggested refreshing / meeting points along the route:

kreuzwirt stockheim

genusstreffpunkt höfer

and finally:

oskar am markt

 

mind the 3G's! and bring the usual covid entry certificates!

cheers!

some 2021 spring classic impressions

since the pandemic situation is still not relaxed enough to meet all of you

we decided to stretch, loosen and open up the setup.

the result: there will be no event. that’s the event!

 

RIDE AROUND GRAZ whenever you want between friday april 23 and sunday april 25.

during the day or in the night. alone or with a few well selected and tested friends.

meet someone on the road. or no one at all.

ride the full 203k lap or a slightly shorter one.

 

it’s on you this time to adapt your RAG 2021 experience reasonably to the actual situation.

 

there will be no registration, no starting time, no morning coffee, no technical service.

nothing!

maybe sad, but inevitable!

 

what really matters: ride, have fun and stay safe!

 

we will only offer the updated route data.

and of course better weather ;)

 

BUT,

and there’s always a but…

everyone who finishes her, his or their round on that weekend will receive

 besides of virtual applause aka kudos, likes & co

 a bottle of the completely new and 100% real SUDHAUS X RAG - BIER or LIGHTBIER

on a pick-up basis.

 

RAG 2021 will be the most self-responsible and self-supported edition so far.

 

extraordinary, different, but still (or even more) challenging and

- don’t forget -

a ride, not a race!

 

so, be prepared again!

 

stay tuned via

strava

instagram

facebook

 

 

and now the news in german

der RAG frühlingsklassiker findet heuer anders statt als gewohnt.

 

und zwar wie folgt:

jede und jeder der zwischen 23. und 25. april 2021 nach eigenem ermessen eine RAG-runde fährt, erhält ein wunderbar erfrischendes SUDHAUS X RAG- LIGHTBIER als anerkennung seines unverwüstlichen sportsgeistes.

wenn sie oder er die highlights der fahrt auch noch bildlich festhält und uns daran teilhaben lässt,

ja dann machen wir vor lauter freude luftsprünge. versprochen!

 

näheres dazu und darüber hinaus in weiterer folge hier und drüben in den sozialen medien

strava

instagram

facebook

 

the year is still young and our plans for 2021 are already outdated.

 

***

and in the meantime don't forget the all-year-round challenge!

our four seasons challenge continues and will not end before december 31st.

 

whatever goals you have set or are setting for yourself, we wish you good luck and success!

 

every ride counts!

and there are still more than 300 days left.

 

see more!

see you around graz and be prepared!

stay healthy and safe!

 

2020. as it happened!

THX to each and every rider for making the RAG 2020 autumn edition

a challenging, entertaining, funny and mainly sunny day!

see you around graz again!

the RAG late summer edition in moving pictures

filmed, cut and set to SOUND by groox

the ride seen by clemens nestroy

and some amateur shots behind the finishline

a special and big thanks goes to oscar from radaktiv for his two feed and service stations around arzberg.

a big cheers and thanks to rider eva and murauer who supported us with perfectly cooled

after ride beers and murrellis

 DUE TO AGAIN RISING INFECTION NUMBERS AND THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED STRICTER RESTRICTIONS (STARTING ON SEP 14) HERE A SHORT COVID REMINDER: KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!

ESPECIALLY AT MEETING POINTS (START, FOODSTOPS, AFTER RIDE BEER…)

AVOID SNIFFING AND SNORTING DURING THE RIDE!

 

AUF GRUND DER STEIGENDEN INFEKTIONSZAHLEN UND DER ANGEKÜNDIGTEN STRENGEREN MAßNAHMEN AB MONTAG DEN 14. SEPTEMBER ERINNERN WIR AN DIESER STELLE NOCH EINMAL AN DIE BEKANNTEN UND WICHTIGEN VORSICHTSMAßNAHMEN IN SACHEN COVID:

HALTEN SIE ABSTAND (VOR ALLEM AM START, AN DEN TREFFPUNKTEN UND AN DEN GEWÄHLTEN VERPFLEGUNGSPUNKTEN) UND VERMEIDEN SIE WÄHREND DER FAHRT AUSGREIFENDE SCHNEUZMANÖVER IN GEGENWART ANDERER! UND ANDERSWO AUCH!

 

our route suggestions including .gpx download files are here.

registration is closed!

for all last minute decision makers, please read this an ride with us anyway.

the RAG 2020 jersey!

it's a limited edition,

and it's sold out!

 

THIS WAS RAG 2019 IN SOME ;) PICS

BY MANUEL HAUSDORFER & CLEMENS NESTROY

hurray we are also on instagram!