This translation of the eligibility requirements only serves to help your understanding. In the case that the translation differs from the German original the German version of the eligibility requirements is solely decisive.
Saturday May 30th 2020 and Sunday May 31st 2020
2 Start und finish
Festival place Am Hädenberg, 36137 Großenlüder-Bimbach, Germany
3 Start time
Tour E³, Sunday 5.30 - 6.00 a.m.
Tour E, Sunday um 6.15 - 6.45 a.m.
Tour C und Tour B, Sunday um 7.00 - 7.30 a.m.
Tour 1, 2, 3, 4, MTB and Familytour, Saturday um 7.00 - 10.30 a.m
Tour 1, 2, 3, MTB and Familytour, Sunday um 7.30 - 10.30 a.m
The offered routes with all data can be viewed on the following page: www.rhoen-radmarathon.de/en/routes
Tour 4 is offered exclusively on Saturday. Tour E³, E, C and B are offered exclusively on Sunday.
Registration for Tour E³, E, C and B is only possible online and is only possible up to the participant limit of 2000 starting places. The date of opening of the registration portal will be announced in time on our homepage. There is the possibility to register on a waiting list after reaching the limit of participants. There is no claim for a starting place. The registration is only valid with the payment of the participation fee within five bankdays.
The registration for the routes Tour 1, 2, 3, 4, MTB and Familytour is possible online as well as at the festival place. For these routes there is no limitation of participants.
The participant is only entitled to use the services on the route chosen at the registration and within the specified times. Deviating from this, the participant can or must ride a shorter route than the chosen route during the event. Either on the basis of his own decision or if he has not passed the route separation at the specified times.
6 Participation fee
The participation fee for the different routes can be viewed on the following page: https://www.rhoen-radmarathon.de/en/information/participation-fee
The participation fee entitles the participant to use the route signage, refreshment at the checkpoints and the route/return service (spare parts are not included) while participating in the event. Also included: Finisher T-Shirt (only Tour E³, E, C, B), starting number, diploma. BDR members are granted a discount. The BDR membership verification has to be shown when picking up the starting documents.
For Tour E³, E, C and B, every cyclist from the age of 18 is eligible to start. From 16 years of age accompanied and with the consent of their parents.
For Tour 1, 2, 3, 4, MTB and Familytour there is no age limit, Minors are allowed to start only if accompanied by their parents and with their consent.
9 Replacements and withdrawal
Participants unable to participate are not entitled to any reimbursement of their fee. There is no provision to send starting numbers, Finisher T-Shirts and so on to home addresses. A transfer of a starting place to another starter in case of prevention or illness is possible until 14 days before the event by e-mail. After that only at festival place at the starting documents pick-up area. A declaration of assignment of the starting place owner is required.
10 Starting number pick-up
The starting documents will be handed out in the "Anmeldung" in the start/finish area. The times can be found in the event schedule. The pick-up of the starting documents has to be done personally and with the registration confirmation.
11 Time limit
The time limit for Tour 1, 2, 3, 4, MTB and Familytour is Saturday and Sunday at 6.00 p.m in Bimbach.
The time limit for Tour E³, E, C, B is Sunday at 7.30 p.m. in Bimbach.
The opening hours of the checkpoints and route separations (for Tour 4, Tour C, Tour E and Tour E³) are limited in time and are based on the time limit. The times will be announced during the route presentation and are noted on the route guidance and the event schedule.
At the announced times the route separation signs will be removed and then the route sections will be closed. Afterwards the final car will check the route. The participant is obliged to drive on the signposted route. Participants who ride onto the closed sections or are behind the final car will no longer take part in the event and have no claim to signage, service vehicles and refreshments
The location of the refreshment posts or checkpoints can be found on the starting card or on the route guidance (only tour E³, E, C and B). The route guidance will be handed out with the starting documents. For Tour E³, E, C and B a warm meal will be offered in Bischofsheim, please plan your time here accordingly! The checkpoints will be closed at the times indicated, which are based on the time limit.
13 Definition of the event
The Rhön-Radmarathon is an event for touring cyclists. (cycling marathon/RTF/CTF). There is no time keeping. The Rhön-Radmarathon is not a race!
14 Changes of the event
The organizer is entitled to change or shorten the route in case of bad weather or other unforeseen events.
If the event is canceled at short notice due to force majeure, the entry fee cannot be reimbursed.
15 Duties of the participants
15.1 The rules of the sports regulations, the general regulations of the BDR, the UCI and the StVO apply. The instructions of police and volunteers are to be followed.
15.2 During the entire event, the road traffic regulations (StVO) must be strictly respected. The police controls the routes and will exclude participants from the event in case of violations.
The (wrong) behaviour of each individual may result in the Rhön-Radmarathon not being able to take place as usual in the future. You harm the event and the reputation of cycling with violations!
In the case of serious violations, we reserve the right to expel from the event for the following years.
15.3 Wearing a bicycle helmet is mandatory.
15.4 Wearing the starting number at the back is mandatory. The participation with the number of another person is not allowed.
15.5 Each participant has to make sure that his bicycle and his gear is suitable and in a technically perfect condition to be used in the event. For the event, repair kit and appropriate tools are to be brought along for the repair of breakdowns.
Each participant rides on his own account, danger and risk. Any liability of the organizer is excluded; there are no claims of compensation. The participant waives any legal claims against the organizer for physical or material damage caused by himself or caused by others. Participants should have liability and accident insurance.
17 Health and physical requirements
Each participant is aware of the high physical strain and confirms with the registration that he/she meets the health and physical requirements to participate in the event. The organizer recommends to have a sports medical examination before participating in the event to exclude health risks due to the high physical strain.
By sending the online registration form, the participant must declare that he/she has carefully acknowledged and unconditionally accepted the eligibility requirements published on the website www.rhoen-radmarathon.de in every point thereof. According to Art. 13 of EU Regulation 679/2016, the participant must declare that he/she has viewed said information published on the website www.rhoen-radmarathon.de and that he/she has been informed as to the compulsory nature of providing consent for the related data processing for the purposes indicated below of the mentioned information. The acceptance has to be provided through selection of the relevant box on the online registration form for the eligibility requirements and processing of personal data. Everybody is aware that failure to provide consent for processing of data for the aims indicated below, will imply the impossibility to proceed with the registration for the activity in question. The data must be complete and legible.
- his personal data will be stored and processed electronically. The data will only be used by us or the BDR (Bund Deutscher Radfahrer). The data will not be handed over to third parties.
- his personal and address data can be handed over to the police and regulatory authorities upon request.
- his name, birthday, city and team will be published in the internet.
- the organizer - or one of his partners/service providers – will take photos, videos, or TV-recordings of him which can be used without any limitation.
- the recorded data will be used for advertising on behalf of the organizer only.
The disposal of waste and packaging along the route is prohibited. All participants are asked to put the waste into the designated bins at the checkpoints.
20 Campground / Mass accommodation
Next to the festival area we offer a campground which is free of charge. Camping is only allowed on the designated and marked pitches. The opening hours can be found in the event schedule. The use of the site is at your own risk. When driving on the meadows, the ground must be checked for sufficient bearing capacity; the vehicle owner is liable for any damage that may occur. There is no claim to a camping slot. For the protection of local residents and other participants, it is absolutely necessary to keep the night rest. When departing from the camping grounds please make sure that all tent pegs and objects have been removed.
While our event we offer a free of charge accommodation at the Bürgerhaus in Bimbach. The opening hours can be found in the event schedule. The capacity is limited, there is no claim to a place. First come - first serve. For the protection of local residents and other participants, it is absolutely necessary to keep the night rest.
Our cycling marathon leads through the high altitudes of the Rhön with its harsh climate. Please take this into account when choosing your clothing! It is recommended that you bring additional clothes and a wind/rain cover for bad weather.