BikingMan 555 Alpes-Maritimes Race | Race type

From June 28th to 30th 2024
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The ultra distance gravel dream event in the Alpes-Maritimes! Embark on an exceptional weekend adventure to discover the French Riviera and its treasures of hidden roads and trails. The 555 is our race format inspired by the IncaDivide with amix combining road, gravel and a unique verticality.

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555 Alpes-Maritimes in numbers

555 By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace Start Valberg
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 checkpoints 1

The fundamentals of 555 Alpes-Maritimes

The 555 is a gravel-oriented event for exploring the Riviera and its treasures. These are Axel Carion’s training tracks and roads 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 French Riviera to feast your eyes and your thighs.

Reconnaissance of the route was carried out on semi-rigid mountain bikes and on gravel bikes equipped with 40 mm tires. This 555 Alpes-Maritimes will allow you to discover the region differently, far from the crowded tourist places while immersing yourself in a gravel experience on an 80% asphalt course with connecting sections on trails representing 20% of the total mileage.

For this 555 Alpes-Maritimes whose route includes 20% gravel sections, we recommend the following configuration:

  • Gravel or Mountain bike (with or without suspension fork)
  • Minimum 40mm tires
  • Disk brakes

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

  • 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 spare set of brake pads
  • Water bottles for a minimum capacity of 1.5l of water (1x 750ml water bottle provided to each athlete by the organization)
  • 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 a hood
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and charging device (eg: dynamo or USB battery)
  • Identity document + paper or digital copy of it (ex: keep a copy of your passport or identity card on your personal cloud)

You can find all the documents for the race on your Dashboard space

Find below useful information on the logistics and program of the 555. The village and the start of the event will be located in VALBERG.

  • Individual bike and equipment checks: Friday June 28th – from 8am to 10am
  • Pre-race Briefing: Friday June 28th from 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Race start: Friday June 28th at 12pm.
  • CP1: location to be confirmed
  • End of the race: Sunday June 30th at 7pm.
  • Closing drink: Sunday June 30th at 7pm.

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Test yourself on the BikingMan gravel experience for a weekend with a dizzying course. Find out who will ride alongside you during the 555 Alpes-Maritimes 2024.

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • 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

Security 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

Media Coverage

  • OWAKA Livetracking platform in real time
  • Media cars to immortalize your exploits
  • Professional photographers and videographers on the road
  • Race animation on social networks

fter the race

  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Finisher metal plate
  • Pietra’s finisher beer
  • Personal photo gallery in low resolution to share about your adventure
  • A unique gravel adventure with the BikingMan family

Optional services

  • Hotel partners with negotiated prices
  • Insurance to cover you during the event
  • 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 energy bars
  • Hot coffee by FastClub Café

Participants testimonials

Our Race Partners Equipment and media

How to register ?

Participate in SOLO (219€) or in PAIR (2x 219€) with a teammate.

Places are limited to guarantee you an immersive adventure on the Côte d’Azur. You will leave just after the arrival of BikingMan Alpes-Maritimes #4 with a week at the end of June dedicated to ultradistance on Valberg.

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