Time to Ride!
RULE#1 LEAVE NO TRACE
1.1 You will ride across some fragile ecosystems and protected areas, leave nature unchanged.
RULE#2 RIDE SAFELY, RIDE RESPONSIBLY
2.1 As the event uses roads open to traffic you must always know, observe and comply with local laws.
2.2 Helmet and front+rear lights are mandatory. It is also a legal requirement to wear a reflective vest when riding at night.
2.3 Riding highways is illegal.
Strongly recommends you wear bright clothing during the event.
RULE#3 RIDE UNDER YOUR OWN POWER
3.1 Just you and your bike, that’s all.
3.2 In case of a medical or mechanical emergency use any kind of transport you need and return to the exact point to continue the ride.
3.3 Drafting is not allowed. This means you can’t explicity follow any rider or vehicle which could give you an aerodynamic aid (this rule shall not apply during the neutralized start).
RULE#4 BE SELF-SUFFICIENT
4.1 This is a self-supported event: Food, drink and belongings must be carried by you or acquired unplanned en-route. You are responsible for you own safety and logistics.
4.2 Using accommodation or any logistic support during the event is not allowed.
4.3 Support crew or virtual base-camps is prohibited. Unexpected and unrequested help en-route is allowed.
4.4 Strongly recommends you always bring: bivvy bag, SOS Kit, food autonomy for at least one day, sunscreen and addtional clothes.
RULE#5 KEEP ROUTE
5.1 In this event you must follow and complete the full official route. You can temporarily leave it (to find food, rest, etc), but you must return to the same point you left off to continue the ride. You must strongly prepare and study it.
RULE#6 TAKE OUT YOUR OWN INSURANCE FOR THE EVENT
6.1 You must have valid liability, death, accident and health insurance valid during the event, covering emergency extraction and repatriation insurance.
6.2 Be aware that all liability rests on you. The organisation won’t provide you any kind of insurance for the ride and will not held liable for any damage whatsoever that may occur directly and/or indirectly to you or other parties. The organization assumes no legal responsibility of any kind.
RULE#7 ACT HONORABLY
There are not how can we ensure riders comply with the rules. The honorable agreement is inherent to bikepacking events. This can be a fair event, it just depends on you.