The scenic cycling challenge around Denmark:
The 'Round Denmark Bike Race' is a non-profit unsupported bike race. There are no commercial interests involved in the race. All members, of the planning team and behind the scenes race jury (new for 2019), are volunteers and do not get paid for their hard work. The race was concieved during the spring of 2017, run in 2018, and has now been improved through feedback and input from some of the 2018 riders - Including the winner Danny Lockhart and another participant Steven Teal.
Denmark has a long tradition of bicycle touring. The next logical step would be an unsupported bike race, which would visit some of the same beautiful places as bike tourists normally go.
The race runs all the way around the major parts of Denmark. The lack of mountains is compensated by the sheer beauty of the Danish lanscapes. The route is laid out on rolling hills, along the ocean coast and through traditional fishing towns, farmland and forests. Riders will be challenged by winds, rain, heat, cold, gravel roads, cobblestones and sand along the coastal roads and hills on the way inland through the Jutland (Jylland in Danish) peninsula.
Untraditionally, for an unsupported bike race, five different ferries have to be used during the race as well as the different road surfaces. This puts an extra dimension on timing the race perfectly to fit the schedule of the ferry crossings. More can be read about the ferries in the Athlete Guide.
The official 2019 route is a slightly changed version of the 2018 route.
Registration will open on the 15th of August, 2018 - at 12:00 noon CET.