Visas. Do we all need tourist visas, and valid passports that have several months to run before they expire?
Passports must work six months after the visit.
Currency. Do we make all payments in roubles, or can we bring euros and $ and exchange them into roubles in Moscow?
Better exchange money in Moscow. We have a lot of banks.
Property Documents. Do the participants need a property document that proves ownership for their bicycles, so that they can enter and leave Russia with their bikes without any problems?
You have to declare the bikes at the customs. Keep the declaration and show it at your exit.
Customs at the Border? Do the bicycles have to go through customs and will they not think that it is for selling or doing business? How do we avoid this problem?
Necessary fill the declare.
Travel. How to get to Moscow?
There is a well maintained highway: Warsaw (Poland) – Brest (Belarus) - Minsk (Belarus) - Smolensk (Russia) – Moscow (Russia). You can cover 1000 kilometers from the Belarus border (Brest) to Moscow in about 13 hours. Fuel stations could be found every 25 kilometers on the way, accepting local currency (Belorussian or Russian rubles), or credit cards.
To travel by car, you would need a tourist visa for Russia and a transit visa for Belarus. Please apply for visas in Belorussian and Russian consulates in your country of residence.
Mind the speed limits:
60km/h in a town/city
90 km/h on a primary road
110 km/h on a highway
All major airlines fly to Moscow, most of them arriving to Sheremetyevo (SVO) airport. There is an express train available from the airport to city center, which takes 35 minutes. Ticket price is RUB 450 (EUR 9), no extra charge for bikes. Taxi and subway (in Russian – “Metro”) is a convenient way to get by in Moscow. Please notice the bikes have to be disassembled to be transported by metro. If you are travelling in a group of 5 or more, we will organize a transfer shuttle to the hotel.
To travel by plane, you would need a tourist visa for Russia and a transit visa for Belarus. Please apply for visas in Belorussian and Russian consulates in your country of residence.
There are regular trains from Berlin, Warsaw and a number of other major European cities. These trains arrive to Belorusskiy Station in Moscow. 1st and 2nd class sleeping cars are available. Please contact a railway company for bike transportation terms and conditions.
To travel by train, you would need a tourist visa for Russia and a transit visa for Belarus. Please apply for visas in Belorussian and Russian consulates in your country of residence.
We can send you an official invitation to the event in order to facilitate your visa application.
Old bicycles need to declare to customs when entering the territory of the Customs Union. If you go by train or car - at the Poland / Belarus border. If you are arriving by plain - at the airport in Russia.
Will you loan Bicycles? How many bicycles can you provide for those who will not or can not bring one?
We can provide about 25 bicycles.
Safe Cycling. Are the routes for the century and the other rides safe for slow old bicycles?
Century ride and other competitions will be held at the VDNH. Coating the asphalt and gravel.
Will you organize excursions in Moscow?
Yes. We will organize bus tours for those who want.