From 19 to 21 July 2024

The Ride for The Cure is a three-day bike ride through the most beautiful spots of the Vosges Mountains. The 5th edition will take place again in 2024 in Le Markstein with renewed routes.

On day 3 you will ride the final Tour de France 2023 stage. Each day you will discover a new part of Vosges. Three days of cycling with extensive supply stations!

290 k

Total distance - Road


Nr of Climbs

6300 D+

number of altimeters


In addition to 3 road rides, we have 3 beautiful gravel stages that take you through the forests of the Vosges Mountains.

Beautiful gravel roads interspersed with the occasional single track are on the menu. All participants get all gpx's anyway so you can alternate road and gravel !

206 km

Total distance (gravel)


Part off-road

6950 D+

number of altimeters



All routes start and end in Le Markstein. For this edition we have designed completely new courses for days 1 and 3.

All routes will be ridden via GPS and GPX and everyone may combine Road and Gravel as they choose. Are the rides too long , you can always shorten them.

Friday 19.07

  • Start/Finish Hotel Wolf
  • Aid station after 49km
  • 1500 altimeters
  • 3 climbs
Watch the course (video 3D) via Relive

Saturday 20.07

  • Start/Finish Hotel Wolf
  • Aid station after 38km
  • 1800 altimeters
  • 2 climbs
Watch the course (video 3D) via Relive

Sunday 21.07

  • Start Wolf & Finish Auberge Steinebach
  • Aid station @ 35 and 90km
  • 3000 altimeters
  • 6 climbs
Watch the course (video 3D) via Relive
Watch the course (video 3D) via Relive
Watch the course (video 3D) via Relive
Watch the course (video 3D) via Relive

The courses , distances and altimeters are always subject to change and may change at any time if necessary.


Think Pink is the national breast cancer organization in Belgium. Think Pink is committed to making people more aware of breast cancer and to this end works with governments, associations, companies, media and especially the public to help achieve its goals together.

As a participant in the Ride For The Cure, you can choose to make a one-time donation or you can choose to create your own fundraising page and get sponsored by friends and family.


Each day begins and ends at Le Markstein.
Days 1 and 2 are spent at the Hotel Wolf, near the centre of Markstein.
On day 3, we move to the Auberge du Steinlebach, 1.5 km from the centre of Markstein.
Please note that there is no parking at the Auberge.

On day 1 and 2, it is best to park in the centre of Markstein on the large gravel car park.
On day 3, park at the Hotel Wolf and take your bike to the Steinlebach.

Route to Hotel Wolf on Google Maps

Route to Auberge du Steinlebach on Google Maps

Friday | 19.07.2024

08.10 - 09.00 : Race office open, pick-up bib numbers | @ Hotel Wolf
09.00: Start stage 1
13.30: End day 1 in Le Markstein | @ Hotel Wolf

Saturday | 20.07.2024

09.30: Start stage 2 | @ Hotel Wolf
18.00: End day 2  | @ Hotel Wolf

Sunday | 21.07.2024

08.30: Start stage 3 | @ Auberge du Steinlebach
11.00 - 15.00: Pasta Party!
15.00: End Ride For The Cure in Le Markstein | @ Auberge du Steinlebach

Each participant receives ALL the GPX files one week before the event.
Courses are NOT indicated so you'll have to use the GPX-files all the time.
Please respect the start time of your distance as the opening hours of our refreshment points are based on the start times.

Water, isotonic drinks, coca-cola, Etixx energy bars, sandwiches, sweet and savoury snacks and other goodies will be available at the refreshment points.

No changing rooms are provided

Showers are provided at Auberge du Steinlebach in Le Markstein.
This service is free of charge.
Route to Auberge du Steinlebach.

There is no 'storage of sports bags'.


This is a charity event. We're raising funds for THINK PINK.
You can make a one-off donation starting from €5,00 during your registration or choose to create a personal fundraising page, which you will send to friends and family (individually or in groups). If you commit yourself to this, Sportevents will pay for your registration and you will cycle for free!

Looking for a nice place to stay?

1. Hotel Wolf, Le Markstein.

At 50m of one of the startlocations !

For booking, contact them by

  • e-mail: hotelwolf@aol.com
  • telephone: +33 3 89 82 64 36

2. Auberge du Steinlebach.

1km from one of the startlocations and this place is one of the aid stations!

For booking, contact them by

  • telephone: +33 3 89 82 61 87


We are always looking for helping hands to organize this event to perfection. If you want to contribute to the success of this event and would rather help than participate, please contact us. You can help with the secretariat, supplies, checking the course, removing arrows, handing out medals and T-shirts and so much more...


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