The V2B Gravel (Vosges to Black forest) is a self-supported, self-organized Gravel Adventure bike ride.

There is no organization behind it – you can ride it whenever you want. There will be a grand depart at the end of august where we will organize a meeting before the start and provide you with and a gpx-route/track for the ride.

The V2B is not a race, there is no starting fee and there will be no prizes.

Every rider is responsible for his/her own safety. Safety is first under all circumstances!

It is all about fun, meeting people and bike packing. It is up to you if you want to ride it as fast as you can or make it a bike-packing fun trip… just comply with the rules and ride on your own responsibility.


There will be a starter and finisher list, published on this website, with all starters and finishers in order of appearance.

There will be six unmanned check points en route.

You can follow the event and check all riders on a followmychallenge 3D map.

To take part in the grand depart, it is mandatory to have a working gps tracker and a whatsapp account, to prove that you followed the track and to send a picture from all checkpoints.

If you don’t own a spot tracker you can rent a followmychallenge tracker for the ride.

This ride follows the basic Toby Gadd Rules, refer to this web site for a complete list of the rules:

Some basics

– Self supported biking is just that—self supported. Do. It. Yourself.
– Move only under your own power
– Follow the route (even when/if the route changes)
– Ride unsupported
– Don’t break the law
– Respect the trail and other users
– Leave-no-trace
– …