Routes

Roads

Tukums region is a gravel cycling capital of Latvia. We took the best out of the gravel road network. Rolling terrain with fast roads if the weather won’t make any surprises. Be ready for high speeds and some technical segments. Police will escort you for the first 3.5km. You can’t overtake commissaire or police car till km 0.  As long as you will get out of the city, the gravel paradise will be revealed.

Keep in mind that the traffic won’t be closed, so ride on the right side of the road and always keep in mind that there can be a vehicle around the corner. However there will be race marshals on all important places and they will stop the traffic to let you go without stopping. 

Gravel Weekend Roads
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Distances

Prologue

Short and fun race next to the race centre. It will be approximately 2.5km long with only 20 vertical meters. The first 200m will be a narrow tarmac path which leads you into a bit more than 200m long single-track. The next 500m will be a gravel road but we are almost sure that this will be the hardest part as it’s usually dry and sandy in the summer. After the sand part, you will be faced by only incline in the route – it’s less than 100m long but averages at 8% and the steepest part is a bit over 11%. What goes up, must come down! As soon as you reach the top, you immediately go down. Next 800m straight on the tarmac with a 180 turn after 400m. Back to the gravel, around the pond and straight to the finish! 

135km route

With 135km and 1300 vertical meters (by Strava), this will be the longest one-day gravel race that has ever happened in Latvia. 
It will be too long to tell every detail about the route, so we will speak only about some important places. As soon as you leave the city, the road will go up and down till km 11 where you will reach the descent. It’s quite long and very, very fast with some slight turns. Be careful and keep to the right side of the road! km 18.4 till 20.5 you are on the narrow forest road. We would say that this is the first technical section. Turn right at km 43.3. This is the place where routes divide. At km 54.5 starts a twisty and narrow road for around 3km. Be careful! km 104 till 105 is a technical forest road. Can be a very bumpy ride. Blind sharp and narrow right turn at km 114 where one of the most challenging and decisive part starts. It will go up and down with some sandy parts. It goes for 7km so keep up and stay alert. Now it’s only 14km to the finish line. At km 126 is a tricky descent. Very straight, very fast but be careful, because the surface can be loose with some sharp stones. One more trickier descent at km 128 with a sharp left turn at the end. And then nothing major till the finish. The last 1.5km is almost the same as in the prologue.

N.B. Down below mentioned route parts are strictly forbidden to ride without the organiser’s permission! 
1. km 24.2 – 24.9 Private property and aggressive dog
2. 28.5 – 31.5 Private property and aggressive dog

 

67km route

67km and 800 vertical meters (by Strava), this will be the choice for those who want to feel the essence of gravel but don’t want to spend more than 4 hours in the saddle. The route is made on the long route bases, just cuts it short at km 43.3. 
As soon as you leave the city, the road will go up and down till km 11 where you will reach the descent. It’s quite long and very, very fast with some slight turns. Be careful and keep to the right side of the road! km 18.4 till 20.5 you are on the narrow forest road. We would say that this is the first technical section. Turn left at km 43.3. Blind sharp and narrow right turn at km 47.3 where one of the most challenging and decisive part starts. It will go up and down with some sandy parts. It goes for 7km so keep up and stay alert. Now it’s only 14km to the finish line. At km 58 is a tricky descent. Very straight, very fast but be careful, because the surface can be loose with some sharp stones. One more trickier descent at km 60 with a sharp left turn at the end. And then nothing major till the finish. The last 1.5km is almost the same as in the prologue.

N.B. Down below mentioned route parts are strictly forbidden to ride without the organiser’s permission! 
1. km 24.2 – 24.9 Private property and aggressive dog
2. 28.5 – 31.5 Private property and aggressive dog

N.B. Down below mentioned route parts are strictly forbidden to ride without the organiser’s permission! 
1. km 24.2 – 24.9 
2. 28.5 – 31.5 

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