BikingMan Alpes-Maritimes Sprint Race | Race type

From June 23rd to 28th 2024
BikingMan Alpes-Maritimes #4

Departing from the gentle French Riviera, you will set off to challenge a trace forged in the high peaks of the Alps. This unique route departing from Valberg will take you to the heart of the most beautiful passes of the French-Italian Alps. Cayolle, Finestre, Vaccera, Fauniera, Moutière and Turini, remember these names well because they promise an extraordinary adventure to all those who take up the challenge.

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BikingMan Alpes-Maritimes in numbers

ALPES-MARITIMES By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1.000 km
ALPES-MARITIMES By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal elevation 23.000 m
ALPES-MARITIMES By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 5 days – 120 hours
ALPES-MARITIMES By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 3

History and symbols of Alpes-Maritimes

The Alpes-Maritimes department is located in the extreme south-east of France and is famous for the beauty of its landscapes, its gentle way of life and its authentic culture. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, this territory is full of natural parks and a very varied geology (clues, gorges, lakes, etc.).

The south of France is a climbers’ paradise with the highest passes in Europe. Its many picturesque villages have a unique charm. On the Italian border, another exoticism emerges, another gastronomy as well as another topography too. The climbs become even wilder, sometimes even brutal with a gravel finish on some of them.

The numerous bakeries, fountains and shops accessible all along the route are part of this BikingMan’s experience. For the first time, immersion in Italian territory will bring its delicious share of timeless memories in this XXL adventure designed for convicts of the road.

The South of France and the Italian border have a network of sublime picturesque roads. There are 20 km of gravel passes on this route but they are all doable with a road bike. We recommend you:

  • A confortable road bike such as the Origine Axxome 3 GTR
  • Pneus de 25mm minimum (use tubeless for more comfort)
  • Single chainring or compact front drivetrain (50-34T) and 11-32T cassette (or 11-34T for maximum comfort in the bumps)

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 (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)
  • 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 useful information on the logistics and schedule of the race below. The race village, where the start and finish of the race will be located, is located in Valberg. It is possible to camp, come in a van or camper van or sleep in the many accommodations available in the station.

  • Check-in: Saturday June 22nd from 5pm to 7pm / Sunday June 23rd from 7am to 10am.
  • Pre-race Briefing: Sunday June 23rd at 10:30am.
  • Race Start: Sunday June 23rd at 12pm.
  • CP1: Location to be confirmed 1 month before the race
  • CP2: Location to be confirmed 1 month before the race
  • CP3: Location to be confirmed 1 month before the race
  • Race cut-off time: Friday June 28th at 12pm.
  • Closing lunch: Sunday June 30th at 12pm (to be confirmed).

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The BikingMan Alpes-Maritimes is an event designed for climbers dreaming of exploring the legendary passes of the Franco-Italian Alps
Take advantage of the replay of the 2023 edition to plan your race strategy in order to reach the end of this necklace of passes!

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • BikingMan Goodies (personalized cap, bag, water bottle etc)
  • GPS tracker for security and live-tracking
  • Brevet card to stamp your progression
  • Race manual with GPS track
  • 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 24h/24 at checkpoints and on the road
  • Race angels 24h/24 aux points de contrôle et sur la route
  • Marshals on the road, to ensure safety
  • SOS function on the tracker
  • Medical on-call available 24 hours a day
  • Communication group dedicated to the athletes

Media Coverage

  • Radio Cyclo studio to give you the floor
  • 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

  • Finisher Medal
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Pietra’s finisher beer
  • Prize pool and finishers’ goodies
  • Projection of the film of the end of the race
  • Personal photo gallery in low resolution to share about your adventure
  • The unique experience and atmosphere of the BikingMan events

Optional services

  • Hotel partners with negotiated rates
  • Insurance to cover you during the event
  • Bike mechanics accessible during the check-in
  • 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 energy bars
  • Hot coffee by FastClub Café

Participants testimonials

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Participate in SOLO (299€) or in PAIR (2x 299€) with a teammate.

This stage of the 2024 circuit is very popular, don’t wait to book your bib as slots are limited.

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