Kickdistance 2024

Kickdistance 2024

As in 2023, Kickdistance takes inspiration from a bicycle race that was first held 130 years ago. It refers to the race from Milan to Munich, which took place on June 11-13, 1894. The winner, just like in the long-distance bicycle race of 1893, was Josef Fischer. He completed the 587 kilometers in 29 hours, 32 minutes, and 30 seconds. The route included Milano, Lodi, Crema, Brescia, Ala, Trento, Bolzano, Brixen, Brenner Pass, Innsbruck, Rosenheim, and Munich.

In Kickdistance 2024, the distance will be exactly 587 kilometers (or exactly 590.4 km, as the original distance is still to be researched!), and it will pass through the same towns as in 1894. During the planning, emphasis is placed on using roads with minimal car traffic. Unlike in Kickdistance 2023, participants must follow the predetermined roads.

Will a footbike rider in 2024 be able to surpass Fischer’s speed on a bicycle in 1894?

Date: June or July 2024

a) Anyone who has previously participated in Kickdistance
b) Anyone who completes “Přejezd Republiky 2023” in under 26 hours
c) Anyone who meets the requirements of the classic qualification (conditions to be announced on August 1, 2023)

Guido Pfeiffermann