Dextro Energy Kids Race and Riding Skills Training
Dextro Energy has been a partner of Rad am Ring for many years and knows almost all facets of the event: whether catering quads on the track, “petrol station” at the Expo or as active racers on the course (and on the podium). Since 2016, Wolfgang Heller and his team have also been organizing the race for the Ring riders of tomorrow.
On Saturday the little cyclists can do it like their parents. On the same course! The start will be on the start- and finish stretch, from where later on also the riders of amateur- and 24h races will start on their circuits. Behind a Dextro Energy track vehicle and followed by a service quad, the 8- to 10-year-olds pedal four kilometers across the Grand Prix circuit and the 11- to 14-year-olds eight kilometers on two laps. Both races will start one after the other. Anyone who has a roadworthy bicycle may participate. Road bikes are not compulsory. After finishing, every young rider will be awarded a real Rad am Ring medal. To ensure that everything goes smoothly on the course, former pro cyclist Gerrit Glomser will be training the next generation of cyclists before the race. You can register your mini racers here.
The number of participants is limited to 100 (50 per race). The start costs 3 Euro, the proceeds will be donated completely to RC Herschbroich for their youth work.
Schedule Saturday, July 24, 2021:
from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. collection of starting documents/ late entries (Participant Center pits 19-21)
08:50 a.m. meeting point for all: Mercedes Arena “Dextro-Town”
09:00 a.m. riding skills training for all
10:00 a.m. start of race 2 (11- to 14-year-olds), directly after start of race 1 (8- to 10-year-olds)
11:00 a.m. award ceremony on stage in paddock area
Riding skills training with Gerrit Glomser powered by Dextro Energy
The riding skills training is aimed at the participants of the Dextro Energy Kids Race. Participation is not obligatory but recommended.
Both age groups train together, focus is especially on coordination and the sense of balance.
Training takes place in groups, so that breaks can be taken for recreation. When groups are pausing, the air pressure of the tires and the condition of the bicycles are checked and, if necessary, optimized and the safe fit of the helmets is checked.
The training takes place directly in front of the Dextro Energy tents (Dextro Town) in the Mercedes Arena of the Grand Prix course (see map).
After the training all participants of Dextro Town will be escorted on the bike to the start of the races.
Set of rules
Helmet compulsory for all participants during riding skills training and in the races, fit of the helmet is checked before the training.
All children’s and youth bikes are allowed, as well as mountain- and racing bikes of suitable size for the rider.
The bicycle you bring must be roadworthy and must not have any safety defects on brakes, frame, saddle or other parts.
Attachments such as spacers, radio, mirrors or luggage baskets must be removed before training and racing.
There is a checkpoint with bicycle pumps set up at the riding skills training, so that no pumps should be carried on the bike.
Sturdy shoes are compulsory (no open sandals), cycling shoes or clipless pedals are permitted, but not obligatory
Participants must know the traffic rules and be able to cycle safely.
Participants are free of infectious diseases and do not suffer from diseases that significantly reduce performance during the race.
Responsible for the observance of points 1 – 8 are the legal guardians, who expressly acknowledge the points of this set of rules and the exclusion of liability for the riding skills training by their signature.
The final responsibility lies with the race director, i.e. if a participant violates any of the above points, they can ultimately be removed from the riding skills training and/or from the race by the race director.
Race 1 will be organized for 8- to 10-year-olds – born in 2010-2012
Race 2 will be organized for 11- to 14-year-olds – born in 2006-2009
There is a score for both races in which girls and boys will be rated together.
The timekeeping is effected by transponder, which is attached to the bike with cable ties by the Dextro team before the race.