KOM BERLIN 18.-19. Sep 2021

KOM BERLIN is a climbing event for Gravel, MTB and CX bikes held on a 3,3km, mostly-uphill, gravel circuit. Each lap gets 96m altitude, and it doesn’t matter if you’re fast or slow – it’s still a nice climb! At KOM, you can try for a complete everesting (92 laps, 303km) or challenge yourself in other fun events. This year there are three formats to choose from – Ultra KOM (solo/duo FULL* everesting),  Team Everesting, and the shorter Arkenberger Crit.

*Successful everesting attempts (>4424 meters) will be certified by everesting.com and you’ll find your name in the official everesting hall of fame – if you succeed!

This gravel climbing spectacle takes place again on the Arkenberge, which at 121.9 meters, are the highest point in Berlin.

Location: Strasse nach Arkenberge 82, 13127 Berlin

Attention! DON’T FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS! Drive out of Pankow to the start of Schönerlinder Str. and just before the Autobahn, turn left on the “Strasse nach Arkenberge”. Follow it around past the lake and turn left at the sign for the HEIM Deponie. Parking is available on-site!

Weekend Schedule

17.09.21
Rider Number Pick-Up Begins
17:00
18.09.21
Start ULTRA KOM
7:00
18.09.21
Rider Number Pickup Opens
9:00
18.09.21
Fastest Lap Begins
10:00
18.09.21
Ein Mal Hoch! (One time up!)
18:00
19.09.21
End Ultra KoM
0:00
19.09.21
Venue Opens
9:00
19.09.21
Arkenberger Crit Qualifiers 30min, 2 heats
10:00
19.09.21
Team Everesting
12:00
19.09.21
Finals - Arkenberger Crit
16:30
19.09.21
Prize Giving
17:30

Ultra Distance meets KOM with ULTRA KOM. On Saturday, starting at 6am, solo riders and pairs can attempt to ride the height of Mt Everest (8848m) All riders who complete at least 4424m will enter the everesting.com Hall of Fame! 

Camping is allowed, but to qualify for the Hall of Fame, you are not allowed to sleep during your attempt.

At 1800 Saturday, Sunday riders are invited for a one-time-up time trial to the top. There we will hang out for the sunset and cheer on the everesting riders. 

 On Sunday, teams of 1-4 riders ride simultaneously to be the first to reach the 8.848 meters of Mt. Everest. This is Sudden-Death mode: it’s over when the first team summits! This should take about 4 hours and we encourage team apparel. 

Important: 3 + 6 hour everesting will not be held this year. Single riders can however join the Team Everesting event!

Also Sunday, it’s KOM in crit-style! 2x 30min qualifier heats, then the 1-hour final held after the finish of Team Everesting. This will be fast and fun, but also a good option for those who don’t want to climb as much.

All weekend long – try for your fastest lap! Sunday riders will secure the best starting position by setting times on Saturday during ULTRA KOM.

Prices 2021

We had to raise the prices this year as last year we lost quite a lot of money on the event. But, this year KOM is proud to support young riders with a discounted ticket.

Included in your registration:

  • “RTF-style” Catering (fruit, cake, nutrition gels and bars, water/tea/filter coffee)
  • Rider pack with timing chip and professional timing system
  • On-site security and paramedics

Weekend Ticket: 55 euros

Young Rider (>25 y.o.): 20 euros 

Supporter:  10€/day

(Riders who registered already at 80€ will receive a refund for the difference)


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Rules + Suggestions

  • The course may only be ridden clockwise. Any u-turns or counterclockwise riding is an immediate disqualification. If you drop something, dismount your bike to retrieve it.
  • Each rider must wear a helmet
  • Ultra KOM riders must come equipped with bike lights of good quality.
  • Bring extra brake pads, you might need them!
  • If you have a technical issue and need to return to the start, you must walk the entire remainder of the course in a clockwise direction.
  • The approaches to peak 1 and 2 are segments with two-way traffic. The rider riding uphill has the right-of-way.
  • To peak 2, the traffic direction changes – ride on the left.
  • Control your speed on descents to your current level of expertise.
  • Ride only on the marked course – no shortcuts.
  • Treat all riders with respect and good sportsmanship, this is a fun event!

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Special note to licensed racers – This event is an unregulated gravel event, you are allowed to participate without worry of violating BDR or other Federation rules.

2020 Results here:
https://www.berlin-timing.de/KOM-Climbing-Challenge