Join the first TWAR x komoot Women’s Weekender in the beautiful Taunus! A 4-day bikepacking tour for FLINTA people on the route of the freshly revised Taunus Bikepacking Teaser. In this post, we’ll tell you a bit about the background of the tour and where the motivation and inspiration came from to organize a FLINTA-only bikepacking ride in Germany.
Why a FLINTA Bikepacking Tour?
And now it’s here, the first event we’re officially helping to create! How did it come about?
The Inspiration: A bikepacking rally through Spain
Let’s briefly turn back time to May 2022. That’s when the Women’s Montañas Vacías Bikepacking Rally took place in Spain for the first time, and Johanna participated. This rally was organized by komoot in collaboration with Lael Wilcox. 57 FLINTA rode together for 8 days through the Montañas Vacías.
After this unique experience it was clear: we need more of this! For ourselves, as an exchange, to network, to have fun together, but most of all to provide a safer space for FLINTA in the cycling world. So when we sat down at the Orbit Gravity Bike Festival with Isabel Riffel, Community Manager at komoot, and Jesko von Werthern, organizer of Taunus Bikepacking, the plan was quickly made.
We spontaneously found a free weekend and got down to business. Et voilá, we present you the first TWAR x komoot Women’s Weekender for FLINTA people in Germany!
The route of our choice: The Taunus Teaser
On August 25, 2022, 25 women non-binary people and trans people will start on the TWAR X komoot Women’s Weekender. 333 kilometers with 6000 vertical meters, through the beautiful and surprisingly diverse Taunus.
Meet us in Eppstein on August 25 at 09:00 to start together on the route. This is not a race. It’s a bikepacking weekend together, with the goal of reaching the finisher BBQ on August 28 at 15:00.
Why Taunus Teaser?
The Taunus Teaser is a shorter version of the route of the annual Taunus Bikepacking event.
However, shorter does not mean less hilly. Many short, often steep climbs on a variety of surfaces await you. The varied route takes you on an unforgettable journey into the heart of an almost forgotten region. Along the way you will find dreamy villages, medieval castles, watchtowers on the Roman Limes, shelters and campsites. The surprisingly remote area proves, although very close to the metropolis Frankfurt and therefore easy to reach, that adventures really can be found everywhere!
Click here for the route on komoot:
An open invitation to women, non-binary and trans people
Come in a group or come alone! Sleep under the stars or find a campsite or hotel! During the trip, you are responsible for yourself, yet part of a rolling community.
For the TWAR x komoot Women’s Weekender, we’ve divided the overall route of the Taunus Teaser into four stages, each ending at a campsite. However, the routes are ultimately just suggestions, because you are completely free to decide how you want to divide the total distance.
The tour is suitable for those who already have some bikepacking or overnighter experience. You have already ridden longer day tours and now want to start your first multi-day adventure in company? Perfect. Then don’t miss this opportunity!
Register for TWAR x komoot Weekender!
Copy: Johanna Jahnke
Edit/ layout: Juliane Schumacher
Header photo: Nils Laengner