BikingMan AURA Sprint Race | Race type

From July 21st to 26th 2024
BikingMan AURA #4

From the peaceful Villard-de-Lans in the Vercors massif, come and discover Ardèche, the majestic stratovolcanoes of Auvergne and Aubrac! The route of this 4th edition will be unique with many surprises for the eyes and for the legs. We designed this trace with the wise advice of veterans Jacques Barge and Marc Lalande, well known on the BikingMan circuit.

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BikingMan AURA in numbers

AURA By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace start Villard-De-Lans
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 3

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 as UNESCO world heritage sites since 2018, its granite high plateaus, its vineyards and numerous forests, and the departments located in the Northern Alps (Drôme, Isère, Savoie and Haute-Savoie) with its many imposing massifs such as the Vercors.
The climate is of great variety: mountain, semi-continental, Mediterranean and oceanic, and can hold some nice 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 asphalt roads. The quality of the tar varies and, depending on the weather conditions, the roads can be greasy and covered with leaves, stones, etc. We therefore recommend that you use:

  • Road bike such as the Origine Axxome 3 GTR
  • MINIMUM 25mm tires, 32 or 34mm if you are looking for ideal comfort
  • Disc brakes
  • Transmission: 50-34 teeth (front) – 11-34 (rear)

For your safety, you are required to bring the following equipment with you to participate in the race. 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 (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
  • Warm protection for the cool nights in Corsica (eg: leg and/or arm warmers)
  • 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 logistics and the race program below. The start of the race and the race village will be located at Villard-de-Lans.

  • Check-in: Saturday July 20th from 5pm to 7pm / Sunday July 21st from 7am to 10pm.
  • Pre-race Briefing: Sunday July 21st at 10:30am.
  • Race Start: Sunday July 21st 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 cutoff time: Friday July 26th at 12pm.
  • Closing lunch: Friday July 26th at 1pm (to be confirmed).

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in July is ideal for exploring the region with superb weather conditions.
Find out who will be cycling alongside you during the BikingMan AURA 2024.

To help you plan your race, take a look at the 2023 replay. Even though the route is new, the distance and elevation gain for 2024 are very close to previous editions.

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • Goodies BikingMan (personnalized race 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 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 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

  • 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 with a teammate (2x €299).

Reserve your bibs now so you don’t miss exploring the stratovolcanoes. There are very few places available.

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