€249

April 26th to May 1st 2021
Full

BikingMan Corsica #4

Who has never dreamt of bikepacking Corsica? Dare to ride around the Jewel island and get the maximum experience! From Biguglia (Bastia), you will face the mountains through the Regional natural Park of Corsica, to reach the Southern parts of the island. You will then follow the west coast heading north, passing by its enchanting beaches, through the desert of the Agriates and around the Cap Corse.
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CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace start Biguglia
CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1,000 km
CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal elevation 18,000 m
CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 5 days – 120 hours
CORSICA By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 2

History and symbols of Corsica

One of the legends about the origin of the name given to the island of Corsica tells us that the Greeks would have called it Kallistê (in ancient Greek: “the most beautiful”). True or false, this mythical island is the crown jewel of the Mediterranean sea and offers an extraordinary cycling experience. Its topography makes it a mountain emerged from the sea.
Being the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica has long been part of the Republic of Genoa before becoming a french department during the revolution, on January 15th 1790.
Its immense forests and numerous summits at 2,000 meters above sea level have long been a challenge for its potential invaders to penetrate its lands. The island has a rich and preserved biodiversity with many protected reserves. Its mountains, snowy in the winter, entail demanding passes, expect a hilly riding experience, at the best climatic / touristic period.

Corsica course is 100% paved but the road conditions can be very damaged. The course is very hilly.
For this reason, we advise using:

  • Road or a gravel bike
  • 25mm tires minimum
  • Disc brakes
  • Gear compact 50-34 with 11-32 cassette

You are required to have the following equipments with you during the race. The organisation will ensure you have all mandatory equipement when you attend the athletes and bikes check-in.

  • GPS tracker – provided by the organisation
  • 1x spare set of 4x AAA batteries (for the GPS tracker)
  • 1x GPS bike computer, Wahoo/Garmin or similar
  • 1x cycling helmet
  • 1x front bicycle light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x back bicycle light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x bicycle pump (mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • 1x inner tube + 1x repair kit (patch + glue + tire remover – mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • Water bidons for a minimum water capacity of 1.5 liters (1x 750ml water bottle provided to each athlete by the organisation)
  • 1x pair of gloves
  • Reflective clothing (eg: Audax gilet, safety yellow jacket…)
  • 1x survival blanket
  • 1x jacket or jersey with light rain protection, ideally with hood
  • Warm protection for the fresh nights of Corsica (eg: leg and/or arm warmers)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and charging device (eg: dynamo or USB powerbank)
  • Passport + paper and digital copy of your passport (keep a copy of your passport on your personal cloud service)

Download the race manual:
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Download the template for the sworn statement
Sworn statement template

Download the template for the medical certificate
Medical certificate template

Download the template for the tracker deposit
Tracker deposit template

Find below useful information on the logistics and the schedule for the race. The race start is located in Biguglia (South of Bastia). You can either fly to Bastia or take the ferry from France or Italy.

  • Check-in: 24th of April – from 12pm to 6pm and 25th of April from 9am to 12pm
  • Race Start on April 26th at 5am (TBC)
  • CP1: TBC
  • CP2: TBC
  • Race cutoff time at: May 1st at 5am (TBC)
  • Finisher party on April 30th at 7pm (TBC)

Athletes Hall of FAME

Come as you are is the number one rule for BikingMAN races. Last year we had world record holders, epic adventurers, experienced ultracyclists, olympians, etc… Check the list of participants for BikingMan Corsica 2021 and discover who you will be riding with across the island. You can also take a look at 2019’s finishers.

What’s included in my inscription

 

Race Package

  • Race goodies
  • GPS tracker for safety and live-tracking
  • Race manual with GPS route
  • Brevet card to stamp your progression
  • Bag storage during the race

Safety

  • Equipment checking before the start
  • Race briefing with all participants
  • Manned checkpoints and volunteers on the road
  • Marshals on the road
  • SOS function on the tracker

Media coverage

  • Livetracking platform with dedicated app
  • Media cars on the course
  • Professional photographers on the road

After the race

  • Finisher Medal and t-shirt
  • Prize Pool and finishers’ goodies
  • Personal Photo Gallery available for sale in HD
  • A unique experience with the BikingMan family

Participants Testimonials

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