The first ultra-distance gravel event in the Alpes-Maritimes! Embark on an exceptional adventure over a weekend to discover the Côte d’Azur and its treasures of hidden roads and tracks. The 555 is our IncaDivide-inspired event format with a mix of road, gravel and unique verticality..
The 555 is a gravel-oriented event for exploring the Riviera and its treasures. These are the tracks and training roads of Axel Carion that you can discover with connecting segments mixing asphalt and gravel for your greatest pleasure. During a weekend, you will explore the emblematic places of the Côte d’Azur to feast your eyes and your legs.
The recce of the route was done on semi-rigid and gravel mountain bikes with bikes equipped with 40 mm tires. This 555 Alpes-Maritimes will allow you to discover the region differently, far from crowded tourist places while immersing yourself in a gravel experience on an 80% asphalted course with link sections on tracks representing 20% of the total mileage.
For your safety, you are required to bring the following equipment with you in order to participate in the race. The organization will make sure that you are in possession of the mandatory equipment when checking in the athletes and bikes.
GPS tracker – provided by the organization
1x set of 4 spare AAA batteries (ideally lithium) (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 changer – mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
1x pair of brake pads (or brake shoe)
Water bottles for a minimum capacity of 1.5l of water (1x 750ml water bottle provided to each athlete by the organization)
BikingMan Goodies (numbered cap, bracelet and stickers)
GPS tracker for security and live-tracking
Brevet card to stamp your progression
Race manual with GPS trace
Access to the bikepark secured by Wheelskeep
Bag storage during the race
Safety and Supervision
Equipment checking before the start
Race Briefing for all participants
Race angels volunteers at checkpoints and on the road
SOS function on the tracker
Medical on-call available 24 hours a day
Communication group dedicated to the race
OWAKA Livetracking platform in real time
Media cars to immortalize your exploits
Professional photographers and videographers on the road
Race animation on social networks
After the race
Pietra’s finisher beer
Personal photo gallery in low resolution to share about your adventure
A unique gravel adventure with the BikingMan family
Insurance to cover you during the event
Massage service to help you recover from your adventure
Photo Packs in HD and personnalized
Personal video packs of your best moments
What I will find at checkpoints
Race Angels present for your comfort 24 hours a day
Rest area with self-service mattress for micro-naps <1h
Power supply to recharge your equipment (gps, lights etc.)
Water supplies and PunchPower energy bars
Hot coffee by FastClub Café
On paper the elevation and the distance seem so far, once on the gravel bike it's a delirious immersion that ends almost too quickly. Thank you to the Race Angels and the organization. We want more at the end of the race!
This event is a UFO
FX Plaçais (finisher 2022)
Our Race PartnersEquipment and media
How to join?
Participate in SOLO (199€) or in PAIR (2x 199€) with a teammate.
Places are limited to guarantee you an immersive adventure on the Côte d’Azur. Don’t miss the inaugural edition by reserving your bib!
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