TREK UCI Gravel World Series

3RIDES is once again the host of the German qualifying race for the 2024 Gravel World Championship. The race on Sunday, May 12, 2024 over 2 distances is part of the TREK UCI Gravel World Series. Anyone interested can join!

The TREK UCI Gravel World Series

The concept of the new Gravel race series is that riders can earn a spot for the annual TREK UCI Gravel World Championships (more info here). At each round of the new TREK UCI Gravel World Series, the fastest 25% of men and women in each age group (even without a specific license) qualify. At the World Championships - the last of which will be held from September 30 to October 1, 2023 - the UCI World Champions will be crowned in each age category.

Professional riders can also participate in the events of the series. Any type of bike is allowed, i.e. road bike, cyclocross bike, gravel bike and mountain bike - but no e-bikes. Important: Prerequisite is a race license or a signed and stamped sports medical examination (download here).

Gianni Vermeersch (right) won the 2022 World Cup in Italy.

The 2022 Gravel World Cup was won by Pauline Ferrand Prevot of France in the women's category and Gianni Vermeersch of Belgium in the men's category. German Henning Bommel secured the title in the M35-39 age group.

The result list of the UCI Qualifier race in Aachen 2023.

Practical info for the race on Sunday, May 12, 2024

Starter package

Each participant receives an attractive starter package for the entry fee of 75 euros. All details to be announced,. Included are, among others:

  • 3RIDES merchandising articles
  • Perfectly signposted and cordoned off race track
  • Professional timekeeping
  • Downloadable GPX track
  • Official refreshment station after start/finish and at km 30
  • Technical service after start/finish
  • Medical service at start/finish and on the course
  • Medal for each finisher incl. Certificate with result and driving time
  • UCI medal for the top 25% of each age category
  • UCI Gravel World Series jersey for each winner in his age category
  • Photo service
  • Guarded bicycle parking
  • Bike Wash
  • Shower and changing facilities
Starting procedure & distances

Anyone interested can join, a license is not required! All start according to the principle of mass start by age group. A starting box will be set up for each age category. The starting signal for the first age category will be given at 9:30 a.m., the other categories will follow at intervals of a few minutes.

The top 25% of each age group will qualify for the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships. This 25% will be calculated based on the actual number of participants started, not the pre-registered number of participants. The results are determined on the basis of the time driven.

One or two rounds are run.

63 km:

Official qualifying distance for the UCI World Gravel Championship
(Men 60+ and Women 50+)

126 km:

Official qualifying distance for the UCI World Gravel Championship
(Men 19-59 and Women 19-49)

Note: To qualify for the Gravel World Championship you do not need to have a race license, a medical certificate(download) is sufficient. Please present the certificate at the start number distribution!

Issue of start numbers

Saturday, 11 May 2024, 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday, May 12, 2024, 07:00 - 08:00 (emergency)

The starting documents will be issued upon presentation of an official ID or the license. If the participant is prevented, he/she must ensure that the starting documents are collected by a person authorized in writing.

Each participant is obligated to satisfy him/herself of the correctness of the recorded data when collecting the participant documents. Corrections can only be made by the 3RIDES Orga Team until the end of the race number distribution. There is no entitlement to a subsequent change/correction.

Starting list

The starting list will be published here before the race. Here is the starter list from 2023 for viewing.


The categories Age Group 50 - 64 (women) and Age Group 60 - 79 (men) will race one lap (about 63 km), all other categories will race two laps (126 km).

The track will be made available for download in the run-up to the race.

Award ceremonies

The award ceremony will start with the overall winners at 14:00. The age group winners will then be honored starting at 3:30 pm.

Rules & Conditions of Participation

Sponsors / Partners (2023)