Beginning at the quaint castle town of Ludwigslust (just an hour outside of Berlin) the Velo Classico Germany is a laid-back race for cycling fanatics and amateurs alike. Three courses – 150km, 90km and 50km – and a party are spread across two days and plenty of German countryside.
But it's not about speed. It's about the pleasure of riding, cameraderie, good food, good drink and a joyous time in cycling style.
Whether you own a penny farthing, a vintage road bike or a boring old city cycle is irrelevant. Dress code is equally unrestricted. Sport a Victorian gown or don an athletic unitard. Sew your own threads or shop second hand. If you're into bikes you're welcome.
September 19-20, all details and registation on their website.