4.-5. Sep 2021*

Last September, over 100 riders suffered through Berlin’s worst weather to make the first KOM Climbing Challenge a reality. Now it’s time for round two  — KOM is back for a whole weekend!

On Saturday riders have six hours to see how much you can climb while trying for your Fastest Lap, with lots of diversions planned to keep you entertained. The day finishes with Ein mal Hoch! (One time up!) a hill climb to the top for a summit sunset chillout.

Sunday starts off with two 30min heats of the Arkenberger Crit, followed by Team Everesting, this time sudden death, the clock runs until the first team summits! Which, without bad weather, should take about 4 hours.  Finally, the 1-hour Arkenberger Crit finals will round out the weekend.

*Dates subject to change before registration officially begins

Sechs hours to see how high you can climb. And while you’re at it, try for your fastest lap! Carbon MTB and Gravel bikes from our bike sponsor will be on-hand to even the odds.

Saturday ends with “Ein Mal hoch!” (one time up), a timed hill climb  to the top to chill and watch the sun go down.

Around 35 Teams will ride simultaneously to be the first to reach the 8.848 meters of Mt. Everest. This year the event will be in Sudden-Death mode, it’s over when the first team summits!

The sprint version of KOM in CX-style! KOM Day 2 starts with 2x 30min qualifier heats. The 1-hour final will be held right after the finish of Team Everesting!

A Weekend of Climbing and Community

KOM BERLIN is more than just a fun cycling event, it’s a community of Gravel, MTB, and CX riders who want to climb and have a good time!

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Location: Strasse nach Arkenberge 82, 13127 Berlin // Attention! Google takes you there by car in a weird way we don’t recommend! 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! If you need parking, send a mail to info@komberlin.com and we’ll sort you out.

Weekend Schedule

Venue Opens / Rider Number Pick-Up
Start: Fastest Lap
Start: Ein mal Hoch!
Summit Sundown Beerfest
19:00 - ??
Arkenberger Crit Qualifiers 30min, 2 heats
Day 2 Team Everesting
Finals - Arkenberger Crit
Event closes

Prices 2021

Only weekend tickets are available. If you are unable to attend both days, you are welcome to share your number with another rider.

Weekend Ticket: 70 euros

Supporter:  10€/per day

16&under FREE, but must register to enter

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  • Observe common-sense social distancing!
  • Wear a mask when in close contact with others in a closed space

Ride Rules

  • 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
  • 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!

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: