Orbit360 isn’t like any other racing series. It’s not made just for ultra-cyclists and professional bikepackers but for anyone keen on gravel riding. At the main event, the Gravity Bike Festival, the community gets together to get to know each other and plunge into an exciting world. Read on to find out what it’s like!
“Sun, fun and sand.” While this might make you think of a hammock, Piña Colada and the smell of sunscreen, that’s not the case here. Instead, it’s ripped legs, a friendly racing atmosphere, a nice community, talks, know-how, relaxation, music – and yes – ultimately also hammocks and drinks. And sand, lots of sand. But here at the festival in Brandenburg, Germany, it’s the kind of sand that pushes many Orbiters to their limits. We found out what makes the Gravity Bike Festival so special, whether gravel is just a hype and whether you should heed the organiser’s call in 2023. The Orbit360 series – What is it and could it be for you?
Orbiters. This is what you call cyclists who ride circular laps as the name suggests. But not just any laps. Orbit360 is a gravel series like no other: 18 gravel routes, at least one through each German state, each measuring between 125 km and 296 km in length. If you’re wondering about the elevation profile, there’s between 710 and 4,100 m of climbing on this year’s Orbit laps.
You can ride as many of these 18 routes as you like. […]
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