Berlin-Copenhagen 2012: A transboundary race by bike and ferry in the Scandria corridor
On August 18th 2012 almost 800 cyclists are taking the road to the longest one day race that ever took place in Northern Europe. At 0:01 AM sharp the contestants start pedaling from the Mercedes building at Salzufer in Berlin to get to their goal in Copenhagen in less than 24 hours.
The road of Berlin-Copenhagen 2012 is divided into 265 km from the German capital to Rostock and the second half of 165 km from Gedser to the finish line. Between Rostock and Gedser the cyclists have the possibility to take a breather while they take the Scandlines ferries to cross the Baltic Sea. Scandlines, together with Mercedes Benz CPH and Trædtil, is one of the main partners of this event. For the latecomers who won’t reach the boats leaving at 1 PM and 3 PM, a bus service is installed to guarantee that everybody’s at place for the race party in “Carlsberg City” in Copenhagen.
Besides promoting the ferry connection Rostock-Gedser too, the event is aiming to support healthcare and fitness as a matter of medical prevention. The surplus of the event is going to a good cause to Trædtil, the healthcare program against cancer from the Danish organization “Kræftens Bekæmpelse”.