The connection is our path. Pushbikers is about performance and success (with our professional team at the top), but equally about an active life and the passion for cycling par excellence. We want to inspire as many people as possible for cycling, to pass on our motivation. And that works especially well when people meet each other, when they cycle together instead of against each other. In June, the Pushbikers had two wonderful events in addition to the ongoing racing, which emphasise precisely cycling together. And we were able to keep one evening free each week to get on our bikes with friends in our area. Here we tell you about it.
Tour Laureus Sport for Good
So the motto is: “What’s Paris-Roubaix or Liège-Bastogne-Liège when you can ride in the Tour Laureus Sport for Good?”
Our contribution to the Laureus Tour starts on Friday afternoon in the immediate vicinity of Neuschwanstein Castle. We arrive with our Mercedes Benz Team Oldtimer, on the roof rack: rental bikes for some of the participants and one Wiawis bike each for team boss Christian Grasmann, our sprinter Filippo Fortin and workshop manager Waldemar Wilhelm. All three will be there the next day, but first it’s time for bike fitting! Bike fitting! Waldemar and Christian will adjust the Wiawis rental bikes to their riders for one day – pedals, stem, saddle, everything should fit well for tomorrow’s ride. And even those who arrive with their own racing bike can now have it checked and adjusted.
After dinner together and a discussion of the route ahead: just under 90 km with 950 metres of altitude difference, from Schwangau via Weißenbach am Lech, via Nesselwängle past the Haldensee, through the Seealpe nature reserve and back via Pfronten, past the Hopfensee and Forggensee to Hohenschwangau.
On Saturday, after the starting signal, it’s “escape or broom wagon”.
The final output: everyone wins. Thank you, Laureus, for this weekend together with a wide variety of people who came together through cycling and a charitable goal.
Pari Souplesse Ride
Pushbikers & Friends Ride
If you are looking for great cycling routes for yourself, check out our project RIDE OUR ROUTES (available also in the top menue). You find 7 Routes from Munich towards the south, lake Tegernsee up to the Chiemsee and Berchtesgaden region.
Photos | Urs Golling I Roger Riedel I Helge Roeske