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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ABOUT THE MEASUREMENTS OF THE PACE CAR? IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE A CAR WHICH IS ONLY FEW CM BIGGER THAN THE MAXIMUM ALLOWANCE?

No, these measurements are maximum-measurements, if only one measurement is over the maximum, the car is not allowed to use. Reason is the possibility of overtaking for other cars which are not involved in the Race.

Are additional lights allowed on the pace car?

Additional headlights are only permitted if they are standardized on the car. Own constructions are prohibited because of the dazzling effect on other road users.

What do you have to consider with toll roads?

Tolls are only required for cars. Cyclists are generally free everywhere. It is lifted during the day on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, on the Gerlos Alpine Road and on the Silvretta High Alpine Road. The tariffs and tariff times can be found on the websites of Großglockner Hochalpenstraßen AG and Silvretta Hochalpenstraßen AG. All passes are also open overnight.

ARE MIXED TEAMS ALLOWED?

Yes! There is no separate division for mixed teams, however, since history shows that very few mixed or all-female teams sign up for the Race and having a division with just two or three finishers is not very practical. Furthermore, since it's not just the cyclists who play a huge role in the successful completion of the Race Around Austria, but also the crew, it's becoming more and more difficult to draw the line between the advantages or disadvantages of having men or women on one's team.

WHY IS THE RACE AROUND AUSTRIA 1500 ONLY FOR SOLO RIDERS?

The Race Around Austria 1500 is designed for solo cyclists who want to practice for the full Race or participate in a relatively short extreme bike race with relatively long breaks.

It makes little sense for teams to participate in the Race Around Austria 1500, because teams only need about one extra day to finish the full Race and all of the planning, effort, and logistics involved in competing in the shorter Race is roughly the same as that which is involved in competing in the full Race.

 

THE RACE IS A QUALIFICATION RACE FOR THE RACE ACROSS AMERICA - IS THERE ANYTHING TO CONSIDER?

The Extreme Race Around Austria is a qualification Race for the solo competition of the Race Across America. Those who cross the finish line within the cutoff time are officially qualified. A separate registration or other formalities are not necessary.