Eroica was an event created by the now-legendary Giancarlo Brocci in 1997, as a means to celebrate the majesty and vintage bikes. On 21 August 2021, Eroica welcomes you to the 4th edition of Eroica Germania, the event takes place in Eltville-Erbach, the heart of the Rheingau region. You can choose from 3 amazing different routes (41km, 80km and 130km) that will take you through vineyards, by castles and into the stunning woods of the Rheingau. From 19 to 22 August 2021, celebrate a 4-day festival with live music and the International Cycling Film festival. Not forgetting the local white wines at the Baron Knyphausen winery.
Weingut Baron KnyphausenDraiser Hof – Erbacher Strasse 2665346 Eltville-Erbach
Registration will close on 14th August 2021 at 18:00 (CET).
Thursday, 19th of August
14:00-20:00 Bicycle market
14:00-20:00 Race pack collection
20:00 Live band “Puerto Hurraco Sisters“, Ska-Jazz-Reggae
Friday, 20th of August
From 10:00 all-day bicycle market
10:00-20:00 Race pack collection
20:00 International Cycling Film Festival – special show: racing bikes – only for Eroica Germania
Saturday, 21st of August
07:00-08:00 Start long route – Eltville-Erbach marketplace
07:30-08:30 Start medium route – Eltville-Erbach marketplace
08:30-09:30 Start short route – Eltville-Erbach marketplace
From 10.00 all-day bicycle market
12:00 Start kids Eroica at the winery Baron Knyphausen
20:00 DJ Set
Sunday, 22nd of August
09:30 Breakfast at the winery Baron Knyphausen
The official rules state that wool clothing that is in keeping with the style of vintage racing is recommended. This means no lycra or clothes that give you an increased aerodynamic advantage, so enjoy the antiquity and embrace wool! For a full guide, please read How to Dress for Eroica.
To be accepted into Eroica, bicycles must meet certain criteria, the first and foremost being that bicycles must be made before 1987 and of course be made of steel. For a more detailed analysis of the bicycle criteria please read Bicycles of Eroica.