DOSSIER

Aur is one of many words for gravel on Gotnish. Some other words are saur, gräus, grum, gruttel, fleisaur and the telling vägmord, translating road murder. This verbosity has its origin in a dateless quest among the Gotlanders: what part of the island actually has the best aur? Join us for a further investigation on this matter in the middle of august, right when the weather is usually the best but the tourists have left!

Aur Gotland is a three day semi supported gravel adventure on the island of Gotland in the Baltic sea. Daily stages vary from 120 to 160 km on a mix of surfaces including some fast tarmac. But always trying to find those paths with a unique narrative.

When:
August 9-11, 2019. Starting no earlier than 09:00 on Friday.

Where:
Start and finish in Visby.

What:
A semi supported long-weekend ride. Not a race. No support vehicle during the rides, but resupplies along the route as well as provided lodging with breakfasts. We keep it together in two groups or more – no need to drop anyone.

Transportation:
To and from Visby on your own behalf. Ferrys depart from Oskarshamn and Nynäshamn. The ride is scheduled on the last weekend of the summer timetable for the ferry.

Dwelling:
We sleep two night at lodgings on different ends of the island; Hoburgen & Gothem.

Equipment:
That bike that allows for at least 35 mm tires, though 32 mm is doable. Tools, spares, snacks and prayers. A small pack with some off bike clothing and your vanity case.

Further details will be revealed to all participants through e-mail.

Contact:
E-mail us at info@aurgotland.se

Best regards,
Gustav and Aron