- General information
- When is the INCADIVIDE #3?
- Where does the race start and finish?
- Is it asphalt or gravel?
- How can I sign up?
- How much does registration cost and what’s included?
- Does the organization keep my personal belongings during the race?
- How can I travel to Peru?
- How can I get to the base camp?
- I did not receive any confirmation emails after registration!
- Can I follow and learn more about the athletes who are preparing for the race?
- Do I need a visa?
- Where are the electronic checkpoints and manned checkpoints?
- Where can I see the mandatory route of the race?
- Are there categories?
- Can I cancel my registration?
- Is there a prize to win?
- Rules of the race
- What is the time limit to complete the IncaDivide #3?
- Is there a minimum distance to ride every day
- Are support cars allowed?
- Is the road mandatory?
- Can I draft (ride behind another cyclist and benefit from the wind protection) of a competitor?
- Can I camp in Peru?
- Do I need a medical certificate for the race?
- Do I need insurance?
- How do the checkpoints work?
- Is there a list of mandatory equipment?
- Do I need a GPS tracker?
- Do I need a specific bike?
All the rules and conditions of the IncaDivide 2019 are listed in the race agreement, read it carefully (download here).
When is the INCADIVIDE #3?
– August 14th to August 23rd, 2019. The check-in of the athletes and their equipment will take place on August 12th (9am to 6pm) and August 13th in the morning (8am to 12pm MAX) at the Costal del Sol Wyndham Hotel in Trujillo.
Where does the race start and finish?
– The race will start and finish at the Costa del Sol Wyndham in Trujillo.
Is it asphalt or gravel?
– The route of the race is a mix of paved road (70%) and gravel (30%). It is STRONGLY recommended to come with at least a cyclo-cross, a gravel bike or semi-rigid MTB. We also recommend to use at least 32mm tires MINIMUM !
How can I sign up?
– Follow the link: click here .
How much does registration cost and what’s included?
– 499 euros until December 31st 2018 (tier 1), 539 euros until march 15th 2019 (tier 2) and 579 euros (tier 3) until registration closes if slots are available. Read the race page to see what is included in your registration.
Does the organization keep my personal belongings during the race?
– Yes, 1 x bike bag and 1 x personal bag (backpack) for every athlete is allowed. BUT you will NOT have access to your personal belongings while you are racing. Do not ask us to carry your bags between checkpoints …
How can I travel to Peru?
– Trujillo has its own airport with many flights from Lima. We advise you book a flight that does not imply a change of terminal. This way you will have your bike arriving at your final destination while avoiding some unpleasant additional costs for the transport of your bike.
From the USA, flights from either the West or East coasts start at 600 USD.
From South America, flights start at 350 USD from Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina or Chile with LATAM Airlines.
From Australia, Flights start at 900 USD from Sydney.
From Europe, Flights start at 800 EUR. Flying from Spain or UK allows to get the most attractive prices as airline companies usually transit by those countries to fly to South America.
How can I get to the base camp?
– You will find taxis at the airport and bus stations in Trujillo. Taxis do not have counters, but their prices are reasonable. Do not hesitate to ask for the price and to negotiate before getting in.
I did not receive any confirmation emails after registration!
– After finalizing your registration, you should have received an email from Active.com confirming your payment. If you didn’t get it, check your SPAM folder. In case of any doubt, get in touch with us at email@example.com and we’ll help you.
Can I follow and learn more about the athletes who are preparing for the race?
– Join the Strava BikingMan club, connect to our Facebook , profile Instagram or our YouTube channel. If you need help preparing for your race, you can get in touch with the BikingMan community on the dedicated Facebook group where veterans will help you.
Do I need a visa?
– No, you don’t need a visa to get in Peru, only a passport still valid for more than 6 months at the time of arrival is required.
Depending on your flight and countries you may be transiting by, you may need to get a transit Visa (eg: if you are transiting by the USA or Canada).
Where are the checkpoints?
– CP1 will be located in Cajamarca at Costa del Sol hotel CAJAMARCA.
– CP2 and CP3 will be located in Carhuaz at hospedaje LAS TORRECITAS.
Where can I see the mandatory route of the race?
– By joining our Strava club , it’s free and you will be able to download GPX itinerary of the course.
Are there categories?
– Yes: Woman, Man and Pair.
Can I cancel my registration?
– No. However, we offer transfer plans during the year to another BikingMan race of the same season, up to 90 days before the race, with a transfer fee of 80 euros. A last-minute transfer option (up to 15 days before the race) is available for 230 euros (see race agreeement).
Is there a prize to win?
– The glory and some gifts from our sponsors for the winners of each category. For the rest of the athletes: the status of heroes if they reach the finish line in time! To be ranked in the 2019 ranking of the BikingMan series, the finishers must complete a minimum of 2 BikingMan events during the season.
RULES OF THE RACE
All the rules and conditions of IncaDivide 2019 are listed in the race agreement, read it carefully (download here)
What is the time limit to complete the IncaDivide #3?
– 240 hours (ten days). Your progression will be monitored with a GPS tracking system and you will receive a stamp from the organization at the manned checkpoints. Each checkpoint has a time limit that will be shown on the survival map to ensure you finish the course in 240h.
Is there a minimum distance to ride every day?
– Yes, it will be required to ride 165 kms every day not to be disqualified from the race.
Are support cars allowed?
– No. You can not have a car or other support vehicle following you. This is an unsupported bicycle race where you have to manage your food, water and accommodation. The survival map provided by the organization will help you to find places where you can refuel and sleep at night. It will also show the elevation profile of the fixed route. The strategy plays a big role in the race because you can’t rely on a support car. If you have family or friends who would like to help as volunteers during the race, please let us know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the road mandatory?
– Yes it is a fixed itinerary which must be followed from the start to the finish. Anyone who does not follow the itinerary will be disqualified.
Can I draft (ride behind another cyclist and benefit from the wind protection) of a competitor?
– No. You are not allowed to draft or ride in a pack. Only riders in pairs are allowed to ride together during the race.
Can I camp in Peru?
– Yes, but you will be required to carry equipment to resist freezing (ie: below 0°C) temperatures.
Do I need a medical certificate for the race?
– Yes, mentioning that you are physically fit to race 1650 kilometers on an multi-day unsupported ultra-cycling race and at high altitude. You can download a template here.
Do I need insurance?
– Yes, it is mandatory with repatriation option to your home country in case of accidents. Check the terms of your credit card or ask your local insurance company for advice. The BikingMan Facebook group can also help you with other athletes’ advice and past experience.
How do the checkpoints work?
– IncaDivide 2019 will have 3 control points. BikingMan volunteers will validate your time and stamp your survival map. You will find optional accommodations and food there.
Is there a list of mandatory equipment?
– Yes, a complete list of mandatory equipment is mentioned in the race agreement signed during your registration process. It is, for the most part, common-sense equipments for unsupported cycling (repairs, clothes, lights …) to ride in the safest possible conditions.
Do I need a GPS tracker?
– No, it is included in your registration and provided by the organization. If you have one, you can also use it (works only with SPOT GEN 3).
Do I need a specific bike?
– Check out our YouTube channel where we share tips on the best bike setup for the event. The road being frequently damaged, we strongly recommend you use a gravel bike or cyclo-cross.