BikingMan AURA Sprint Race | Race type

From August 7th to 12th 2023
BikingMan AURA #3

Starting from the Drôme region, you will explore the largest stratovolcano in Europe. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is a grandiose spectacle with a course of rare geographical variety. You will discover the mythical passes of Puy Mary (1589m), Grand Colombier (1498m) as well as the dreadful trilogy of the Chartreuse to finish on the vertiginous Vercors mountain range.

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BikingMan AURA in numbers

AURA By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace Start Beaumont-Lès-Valence
AURA By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1.000 km
AURA By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal Elevation 19.500 m
AURA By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime Limit 5 days – 120 hours
AURA By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 2

History and symbols of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a territory located in the central and eastern part of France. The administrative region covers an area of nearly 70,000 km².
This region is marked by the contrast between the majestic Massif Central, its volcanic areas classified since 2018 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its high granite plateaus, its vineyards and many forests, and the departments located in the Northern Alps (Drôme, Isère, Savoie and Haute-Savoie) with its many imposing massifs.
The climate is of a great variety: mountain, semi-continental, Mediterranean and oceanic, and can reserve beautiful surprises by bike. The typical French villages that dot the route are a feast for the eyes and the heart.

The route is 100% on paved roads. The quality of the tar is variable and depending on the weather conditions the roads can be greasy and covered with leaves, stones etc.
We therefore recommend that you use:

  • Road / CX / Gravel Bike
  • MINIMUM 28mm tires
  • Disc brakes
  • Transmission: 50-34 teeth (front) – 11-34 (rear)

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)
  • 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 the race program below. The start of the race and the race village will be located in Beaumont-les-Valence.

  • Check-in: Saturday August 5th – from 2pm to 6pm and Sunday August 6th from 9am to 12pm.
  • Pre-race briefing: August 6th at 2pm.
  • Race Start: Monday August 7th at 5am.
  • CP1: Location to be confirmed
  • CP2: Location to be confirmed
  • Closing party: Friday August 11th at 8pm (to be confirmed).
  • Race cutoff time: Saturday August 12th at 5am.

The participants Board

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in August is an enchanted break far from the noise and the crowd of the summer season. Find out who will be pedaling alongside you during the BikingMan AURA 2023.
To properly plan your race take a look at the 2022 replay to establish your route plan.

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • BikingMan Goodies (numbered cap, BikingMan by Multari dessert)
  • 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


  • 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
  • SOS function on the tracker
  • Medical on-call available 24 hours a day
  • Communication group dedicated to the race

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 experience of a unique adventure with the BikingMan family

Optional services

  • 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 PunchPower energy bars
  • Hot coffee by FastClub Café

Participants testimonials

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Participate in SOLO (279€) or in PAIR (2x 279€) with a teammate.

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