Here comes the 6th edition of our mythical stage in Corsica! Who never dreamt to cycle around the island of beauty? From Biguglia next to Bastia, you will cross the spectacular mountains of the Regional Natural Park to reach the south of the island. You will then follow the West coast towards the North, passing by its enchanting beaches, the Balagne region and through the desert of Agriates to finish with the final bouquet the Cap Corse.
One of the legends on the origin of the name given to the island of Corsica teaches us that the Greeks would have called it Kallistê (in ancient Greek: “the most beautiful”). True or false, this mythical island is the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea and offers an extraordinary cycling experience. Its topography makes it a mountain emerging from the sea.
The fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica was part of the Republic of Genoa for a long time before becoming a French department during the revolution on January 15, 1790.
Its immense forests and its many peaks located at 2,000 meters above sea level have long been a challenge for its potential invaders to enter its lands. The island has a rich and preserved biodiversity with many protected reserves. Its mountains, snow-capped in winter, lead to demanding passages. Expect an experience rich in ascents, at the best climatic/tourist period.
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)
Find useful information on the logistics and the race schedule below. The start of the race is in Biguglia (south of Bastia). You can get there either by plane to Bastia airport, or by ferry to Bastia from France or Italy.
Check-in: Saturday May 27th – from 2pm to 6pm and Sunday May 28th from 9am to 12pm.
Pre-race briefing: May 28th at 2pm.
Race Start: Monday May 29th at 5am.
CP1: Location to be confirmed
CP2: Location to be confirmed
Closing party: Friday June 2nd at 8pm (to be confirmed).
Race cutoff time: Saturday June 3rd at 5am.
The participants Board
Corsica is a special event where each year the BikingMan Family comes together in force with nearly half of the participants who have already completed a BikingMan. If it’s your first time, it’s a perfect opportunity to meet the aficionados of the circuit.
You have also to the replay of the previous edition to help you plan your strategy and prepare yourself as well as possible.
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 track
Access to the bikepark secured by Wheelskeep
Bag storage during the race
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
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
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
Hotel partners with negotiated rates
Insurance to cover you during the event
Shuttle from/to the airport/port to the race village
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
Thank you to the whole BikingMan team for this spiritual break, it's a dream to be able to afford this moment from time to time.
Looking forward to discovering new routes by your side
Guillaume Audebert (finisher 2022)
On the morning of the start, everything is mixed up: the previous tension, the emotion expected after these long preparations, and suddenly there it is, we find ourselves up against the wall! A wall where everyone has brought their stone to achieve this beautiful building. BikingMan!
A pure joy to participate in this wonderful adventure
Aline Labourdere (finisher 2022)
Great experience once again. Meetings that I will miss for life. We hate it but we want more. Congratulations to Axel and Didier and all the Race Angels. See you next year.
Exceptional emotions that I have only experienced on BikingMan
Yann Philippe (Finisher 2022)
Thank you for your presence, your good mood, your support. You have a significant place alongside us in the race, you are our breath of fresh air. Thank you !
I am very happy to have discovered Corsica by your side
Amélie Plennevaux (finisher 2022)
Your organization should be recognized as a public utility. You make the human, more human.
Slowly but surely
Zoubir Ait Andallah (finisher 2022)
I won’t write «fuck you» as Axel would probably like, but it has now been 9 months since I got into this family and I love you for that. I’ve had an amazing gravel section in Oman (that I’m really happy about that it will now be mandatory), a half marathon of walking up Jebel Shams, a new look at the effectiveness of bikes that are in one piece, a sandstorm, a whole lot of frozen hands and feet, a lot of climbs, a lot of swearing, some crying, a hatred for France (especially Corsica) for its opening hours and now I have perfected my napping skills in a car in Taiwan. All of this in a time span of 9 months and summed together in 15 days. Quite amazing, quite cool. Thanks for that!
Quite amazing, quite cool
Eleonora Balbi - Switzerland (BikingMan Veteran and Taiwan 2019 volunteer)
Nothing prepares you for the comradery of BikingMan. You come for the desire to push your boundaries but you end up appreciating the bonds and friendship both during and after the race. BikingMan you are special, till next time.
Nothing prepares you for the comradery of BikingMan
The greatest gift we have as humans is to make a difference in another persons’ life.
Thank you for enriching mine through BikingMan 2019.
The greatest gift is to make a difference in another person’s life
Jason Black - Ireland (Irish Red-Cross ambassador)
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