The idea: the genuinely amateur Peace RaceThe Warszawa – Praha – Berlin is a 1,300km 8-day stage race following the route of the legendary and now defunct Peace Race. Races’ parcours leads from Warsaw through Prague to Berlin – in total competitors will cover approx. 1,300 km divided into eight stages.
Competitors will receive gpx files with routes of each stage and a road book with stages description. Stages will begin with a mass start. In order to get to the finish of the stage competitors will have to ride through checkpoints and upload their position to races’ channel of communication - the Race Radio.. In addition to GC, there will be points and mountain classifications and titles of the Best Woman and Lanterne Rouge will be awarded.
No entry fee, no race officials just spirit of fair play and pure love of cycling. Long story short: three countries, two mountain ranges, hills, cobblestones, stadiums and places which witnessed history of the “Grand Tour of the Eastern Bloc”.
Let's meet up to ride the classic route of the Peace Race and see who can do it in the shortest time!
Stage 2 Piotrków Tryb. - Chorzów 178 km hills
Stage 3 Chorzów - Bruntal 146 km hills
Stage 4 Bruntal - Pardubice 175 km mountains
Stage 5 Pardubice - Prague 122 km flat
Stage 6 Prague - Chemnitz 171 km mountains
Stage 7 Chemnitz - Halle 162 km hills
Stage 8 Halle - Berlin 184 km flat
Here you will find detailed information about the route with stage profiles and interactive map.
DateWPB’23 will start on Saturday 27th May 2023 at 10:00 a.m. from the National Stadium in Warsaw. The race will finish on Saturday 3rd June 2023 in Berlin (Teufelsberg).
How to registerHere you can register for the race.
Participation is free. Number of entries is 50.
How to follow the raceBrief stage report with photos and results will be published daily on WPB site on Facebook - follow it to make sure you will not miss anything!
How was the WPB’22Under this link you will find photos, reports and results from last year's edition.
How to get in touchJoin our group on Facebook to get in touch with us and don’t forget to read the Frequently Asked Questions!
Online pre-race technical briefingTwo weeks before the start of the race an online technical briefing will be held.
Warszawa - Praha - Berlin is an amateur cycling stage race inspired by the Peace Race. The event will take place on 27th May - 3rd June 2023.
The race is self supported, which means that participants have to carry on their own all the necessary equipment - assistance from cars or transport of luggage by third parties is not permitted.
Riding in a peloton and groups is allowed.
Upon registration for the race participants will receive a roadbook containing locations of: neutral start, rolling start, control points and finishing point of each stage. Additionally, participants will receive gpx files with routes of each stage and a race number (each participant has to print and laminate race number on its own).
The race is a grassroot event. Each entrant participates on his own risk and is obliged to observe traffic regulations.
The route of the race runs from Warsaw through Prague to Berlin, is divided into 8 stages and is approx. 1300 km long.
At each stage, there are: a neutral start, a rolling start, two control points and the finish line.
Entrants are obliged to ride the route according to provided gpx files. The route can be safely ridden, as it runs on low-level roads with low traffic.
The route of the race runs on tarmac roads suitable to be ridden on a road bike. Short stretches of cobblestones, paved roads or low quality tarmac appear on the route.
Each stage begins with a neutral start and a rolling start. From the neutral start, the group will ride together, and attacks will be prohibited (riding in the 'no-drop' manner). After reaching the rolling start, everyone can ride at their own pace and on their own route. Neutral start will ensure safe departure from the cities (often along bicycle lanes) to ‘cycling-friendly’ areas. Rolling start is located at about 25 km of each stage.
In exceptional circumstances (e.g. extreme weather conditions, crashes etc.) stages may be shortened, neutralized or canceled. Entrants will be informed about such decisions through the ‘race radio’. In case of cancellation or shortening of the stage, entrants are allowed to travel to the next point indicated in the message by means of public transport. Neutralization of the entire stage or its part means that the peloton has to ride the neutralized part as a group without racing - in case of neutralization of the entire stage, the group will be awarded the same time to general classification.
ROUTE AND TIME CONTROL
Entrants are responsible for documenting time and passage through control points - they are obliged to post a photograph of their race number with control point or finishing point surroundings visible in the background on the ‘race radio’ (a WhatsApp group).
Time achieved in the general classification will be calculated based on the time of publication of the photograph of the race number in the finishing point on the race radio. In case of arrival of the group to control or finishing point the same time will be awarded to all riders in the group - race numbers can be published on the same photograph, but message on the race radio must include order of arrival in order to award points to either points or mountain classification.
Control and finishing points will not be staffed - entrants must document their arrival on their own.
The race will have three classifications:
- general classification - GC (accumulated time)
- points classification - Most Active Rider (points awarded on intermediate sprints and finishes on flat terrain)
- mountain classification - Best Climber (points awarded on categorized climbs).
Classification are calculated in an open-system (mixed gender). Moreover, titles of the Best Woman and Lanterne Rouge will be awarded.
On each control point and finishing point there will be points awarded to either points or mountain classification.
finish of the stage or intermediate sprint: 50 - 49 - 48 - (1 point step) - 1 point
Horse Categorie climb: 200 - 196 - 192 - (4 points step) - 4 points
1st category climb: 150 - 147 - 144 - (3 points step) - 3 points
2nd category climb: 100 - 98 - 96 - (2 points step) - 2 points
3rd category climb: 50 - 49 - 48 - (1 point step) - 1 point
The limit of participants is 50 people.
Participation is free.