BikingMan 555 Vercors Race | Race type€199

From July 29th to 31st 2022
555 Vercors #1

Take on the challenge of the 555, our ultracycling event inspired by the IncaDivide with a mix of road, gravel and unique verticality. The course is a spectacular exploration of the Vercors massif over the space of a weekend.

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555 Vercors in numbers

555 By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace Start Villard-de-Lans
555 By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 500 km
555 By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal Elevation 12.000 m
555 By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 55 hours
555 By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory Checkpoint 1

The fundamentals of 555

The 555 is a gravel-oriented pilot event that we designed in the heart of the vertiginous Vercors massif, a center of French resistance during the war. The objective is to offer you an extraordinary gravel experience with connecting segments mixing asphalt and gravel for the greatest pleasure of the eyes. In the space of a weekend, you will explore the emblematic places of the Vercors Regional Natural Park.

The recce of the course was done with a gravel bike equipped with 40 mm tires. This 555 will allow you to discover the Vercors in a unique way, to initiate you to the experience of gravel on a course mainly on asphalt with connecting sections of gravel (20% of the total mileage).

For this 555 Vercors, we recommend the following setup:

  • Gravel bike
  • Tires in section of 40mm minimum
  • Disc brakes

For your safety, you are required to bring the following equipment with you in order to participate in the race. The organization will ensure that you are in possession of the mandatory equipment when checking in the athletes and bikes.

  • Provided by the organization
  • GPS Tracker
  • 1x 750ml Water bottle
  • Not-provided
  • 1x set of 4 spare AAA (lithium) batteries (for the GPS tracker)
  • Bike GPS (Wahoo / Garmin type or equivalent)
  • 1x bicycle helmet
  • 1x front light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x rear light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x bicycle pump (mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • 1x inner tube + 1x repair kit (patch + glue + tire lever) – mandatory even when using tubeless tires
  • 1x pair of disc brake pads (or rim brake pads)
  • Water bottles for a minimum capacity of 1.5l of water (bidons, camel back etc.)
  • 1x pair of gloves
  • Reflective clothing (eg: Audax vest, yellow safety vest…)
  • 1x survival blanket
  • 1x jacket or jersey with light rain protection, ideally with hood
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and charging device (eg: dynamo or USB battery)
  • Passport + paper or digital copy of your passport (keep a copy of your passport in your personal cloud)

Race manual:
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Template for the sworn statement
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Template for the medical certificate
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Template for the GPS tracker deposit
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Find below useful information on the logistics and the schedule for the race.

  • Individual bike and equipment check: Friday July 29th from 8am to 10:30am
  • Pre-race Briefing: Friday July 29th from 10:30am to 11:30am.
  • Race Start: Friday July 29th at 12pm.
  • End of the race: Sunday July 31st at 7pm.
  • Closing drink: Sunday July 31st at 7pm.

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What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • BikingMan Goodies
  • GPS tracker for security and live-tracking
  • Brevet card to stamp your progression
  • Race manual with GPS trace

Security

  • Equipment checking before the start
  • Race Briefing for all participants
  • Race angels volunteers at checkpoints and on the road
  • Marshals on the road, to ensure safety and enforce the rules
  • SOS function on the tracker

Media Coverage

  • Livetracking platform with dedicated app
  • Media cars dedicated to the promotion of the race
  • Professional photographers on the road

After the race

  • Beer and Finisher goodies
  • Personal photo gallery available for sale in HD
  • The experience of a unique adventure with the BikingMan community

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Participate in SOLO (199€) or in PAIR (398€) with a teammate.

Only 50 slots available! Don’t be too long!

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