Departing from the legendary French Riviera, you will discover the Préalpes d’Azur park to reach the Gorges du Verdon and the Giant of Provence: the Mont Ventoux (1,909m). After this mythical climb, you will cross the Écrins National Park to reach the highest road in Europe and the Col de la Bonette (2,802m). You will reach the Mediterranean Sea via the Daluis gorges cut in the red schist.
The South Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is famous for the beauty of its landscapes, its relaxed lifestyle and its authentic culture. Bordered by the Mediterranean, it has 8 natural parks and a very varied geology (clues, gorges, lakes…).
The South region and its 6 departments are a paradise for climbers with the highest passes in France. Its many picturesque villages have a unique charm that characterizes the South of France.
The many bakeries, fountains and shops accessible all along the road are part of the French experience and will remind you of the values of the first convicts of the road to have cycled in these places.
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 below the useful information on the logistics and the calendar of the race. The departure from Le Cannet is located a few minutes from the SNCF station and 20 minutes from Nice airport, where it is easy to find a taxi/Uber.
Check-in: Sunday June 25th from 9am to 2pm.
Pre-race briefing: June 25th at 3pm.
Race Start: Monday June 26th at 5am.
CP1: Location to be confirmed
CP2: Location to be confirmed
Closing party: Friday June 3Oth at 8pm (to be confirmed).
Race cutoff time: Satuday July 1st at 5am.
The participants Board
The BikingMan France is an exceptional event linking the mythical passes of the Southern Alps that many dream of conquering once in their life.
Seize the moment to look at the replay of 2022 edition. to plan your race strategy well in order to reach the end of this collar of passes !
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
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 for making us experience these thrills in such a benevolent and friendly setting. Well done, keep going.
Magnificent route, incredible atmosphere and a genuine challenge awaiting!
Paul César Elie (finisher duo 2022)
Congratulations to the race angels, to the whole organization and to Axel for his energy which is the spark to engage in this pretty madness.
What a success! What an experience! Humans everywhere and right to your fingertips.
Jean Luc Peltier (finisher 2022)
The marmots who encourage you in the ascent of the Bonette, the benevolence of the participants, the encouragement of the team... in short, almost everything is perfect! My eyes hurt...it was so beautiful! Big thanks !
Monumental, sublime, incredible!
Damien Vacalus (finisher 2022)
Thank you Race Angels! Thanks to the whole organization. Thank you for allowing us to fulfill our dreams. Thank you Axel for this exceptional trace. Thank you for all this humanity and kindness. Thank you BikingMan.
Thank you for just being there
Etienne Chignard (finisher 2022)
In addition to offering us the great classics, this route is revealed through beautiful surprises: much more than full legs, I took full eyes!
Christophe Iliou - France (BikingMan Veteran)
BikingMan France, the course undeniably offers a physical challenge up to the visual slap!
A challenge and a visual slap
Romain Level - France (BikingMan veteran)
A selective course, geared towards climbers and climbers who want to test themselves on a long distance competition. It is also an extremely diverse course which will offer magnificent landscapes and will amaze experienced cyclists who would like to try the adventure of bikepacking races.
From lavender fields to the peaks of Ventoux and Bonette, passing through the Gorges du Verdon, the landscapes crossed will leave no one indifferent!
The landscapes will not leave anyone indifferent
Xavier Massart - Belgium (BikingMan veteran)
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Participate in SOLO (279€) or in PAIR (2x 279€) with a teammate.
This stage of the 2023 circuit is very popular, don’t wait to book your bib as slots are limited.
Ultracycling race in France - BIKINGMAN France #3 - June 26th, 2023
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