BTG2018 Day 2

21:35 and here’s your daily update about what went on on this day of the Bikepacking Trans Germany 2018. First of all, we have to wish #btg18 rider Tim a happy happy birthday! Tim, here’s your virtual slice of a virtual birthday cake: 🍰 Enjoy, I bet it’s very well Read more…

BTG2018 Day 1

It’s 09:15 p.m. right now as I start typing the first daily roundup of what had happened at the 2018 edition of the Bikepacking Trans Germany. After a nice and welcoming get together (at least it looked like that on the photos) yesterday and the Grand Depart today the first Read more…

BTG2017 Day 21

A few minutes ago our two last riders finished the race: Jaap Knegt from the Netherlands and Klaus ‘Rheinfall’ Meyer from Germany reached the lighthouse at 3:39pm which makes up for a finish time of 20 days, 7 hours and 39 minutes. Aged 67 and 68 they rode most of Read more…

BTG2017 Day 20

Day 20’s digest might be the last one with riders still out on the road. This is because Jaap and Klaus put in a big day today and made it to Sievertshagen, less than 20km short of Stralsund and with only 96km to go to the lighthouse at Cape Arkona. Read more…

BTG2017 Day 19

It’s almost three weeks ago since Jaap and Klaus started their journey in Basel. I guess for them it feels like a lifetime ago 🙂 Now they have 194km to go and will finish soon. I guess they will do so on Sunday because they obviously decided to enjoy the Read more…

BTG2017 Day 18

The good thing about trackleaders is that you can see where your riders take their after race beers. Jaap and Rheinfall Klaus are staying near Templin tonight. Klaus and Jaap choose to stay at B&B/hotels every night. Their design for the BTG is at the opposite end of the scale Read more…

BTG2017 Day 17

Headline of day 17 is Tims finish! It takes some determination to sit out severe illness for two days in some eastern German Kaff (disrespectful German word for a small town in the middle of nowhere with almost no infrastructure) and then to get back on the bike and to Read more…

BTG2017 Day 16

The wrap-up for day 16 come a bit earlier today because all riders are rested for the night right now. First of all we had four more finishers today. So we now have 12 finishers 7 scratches and 3 riders still out there. Tour Divide and Grenzsteintrophy veteran Dieter finished Read more…

BTG2017 Day 15

We are getting prouder of our racers with every day. Obviously the weather out there really sucks! But non the less we have three more finishers today: Thoralf at 12:55 pmAlex at 6:58pmWolfgang at 7:17pm 7 are still out there riding and 4 of them could make it to the Read more…

BTG2017 Day 14

At the end of day 14 we are down to 10 riders still working their way towards the finish line. Thomas finished today. He didn’t carry a SPOT but sent messages from every checkpoint. He road this route in a very routined and unspectacular way and has our deep respect Read more…