The Race Around Austria with its side events

08/05/2017

Race Around Austria - more than just a simple bicycle race. Various side events guarantee an unforgettable, exclusive and emotional sport feeling and experience for all athletes, teams and fans.

Race Start on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Already on Monday at 20:30 the first athletes will start their race in the extreme distance of 2,200 kilometers. Details on starting times are provided in the Schedole on the homepage.

Fanzone in the Upper Austrian Mühlviertel

Emotional support is ensured. Almost at every crossing a lot of fans are cheering and motivating the participants of the RAA and the CHALLENGE. Some hotspots in the northern region of Upper Austria, called Mühlviertel, are definitely Julbach and Freistadt.

Intermediate Station Halbenrain

After having defeated about 800 km the traditional intermediate station in Styria, Halbenrein, is targeted by the athletes and their teams. Perfect and professional support will be provided by the regional tourism office Bad Radkersburg headed by Heinrich Hofer. For the first time this intermediate station will be a direct stop for the participants due to route changes.

NEW: Market Shopping on Thursday, August 10th within the CHALLENGE Finish

Similar to the big market festival a special atmosphere at the finish line will be ensured for the participants of the Race Around Austria CHALLENGE. Local shops attract with special offers and discounts. From 12:00 noon the visitors can taste various food, from regional and traditional to special dishes along the last 300 meters before the finish. Musical entertainment is also provided in the afternoon, followed by the prize ceremony of the CHALLENGE at 07:00 p.m. on the main stage.

Sensational Finish within the Market Festival on Saturday and Sunday

On August 12th and 13th, the annual street festival takes place in St. Georgen. 10.000 guests will make the Race Around Austria an unforgettable and unique experience for the finishers. During the whole weekend an extensive and varied program is offered on three stages in big marquees which have to be passed by the athletes. On the final meters the finishers are surrounded by loud cheers, lots of applause and a celebrating crowd.

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