LAOS Sprint RACE BIKINGMAN | Race type€249

October 26th to 31st 2020
Canceled due to COVID-19

BikingMan Laos #2

Explore the jewel of eastern Asia, the kingdom of the million elephants. Challenge yourself in a mountain race across the tropical jungle, Follow the Mekong river and go meet the many ethnic villages. Start and finish of the race: Luang Prabang, cultural capital city of Laos. For 2020, the route course has been modified to bring you in new amazing places.


BikingMan LAOS in numbers

LAOS By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace start Luang Prabang
LAOS By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 920 km
LAOS By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal elevation 17,000 m
LAOS By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 5 days – 120 hours
LAOS By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 2

History and symbols of Laos

The first laotian kingdom “Lan Xang” (the kingdom of the million elephants), whose endemic species embodies Strength and Longevity, dates from the 16th century and had Luang Prabang as its capital city. The country is landlocked between Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China.

Its topography mostly consists of tropical mountains in the north, and plateaus in the south. Mythical river of more than 4350kms, the Mekong, taking its source in Tibet, crosses the full length of the country to flow into the Sea of China.

The Laos population presents an exceptional diversity with more than 130 distinct groups identified. The majority of which is buddhist with more than 5000 temples built in the country. For the laotian population, warmly welcoming visitors and ensuring they enjoy a memorable stay in the country is a duty.

Expect in Laos mostly paved roads but also occasional rough sections due to damaged roads by the weather. Late October is the beginning of the dry season with low rain expected.
For this reason, we advise using:

  • Road / CX / Gravel Bike
  • 35mm tires
  • Disc brakes

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 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
  • 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:
Laos race manual

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 Luang Prabang, cultural capital city of the country. You can then be driven to the race village at the UNESCO Sanctuary hotel from the airport by taxis or the hotel shuttle (optional).

  • Check-in: 24th of October – from 2pm to 6pm and 25th of Oct from 9am to 12pm
  • Race Start at Sanctuary hotel: 26th of October at 4am (to be confirmed)
  • CP1: Kasi – closing time to be confirmed
  • CP2: Muang Kham village – closing time to be confirmed
  • Race cutoff time at Luang Prabang’s Sanctuary hotel: Oct 31st at 4am (TBC)
  • Finisher party at Sanctuary hotel: Friday October 30th at 8pm

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, etc…The Hall of Fame is updated every month with the participants for BIKINGMAN Laos 2020. You can also take a look at 2019’s finishers and the replay of the race.

What’s included in my inscription

Race Package

  • BikingMan Goodies
  • GPS beacon, dedicated to safety and live-tracking
  • Brevet card to stamp your progression
  • OSM map and GPS route
  • Bag storage during the race


  • Race briefing
  • Medical teams
  • Marshals on the road, to ensure safety and respect of rules
  • SOS function on the tracker

Media coverage

  • Livetracking platform with dedicated app
  • Media cars dedicated to race promotion
  • Professional photographers on the road

After the race

  • Finisher Medal
  • Prize Pools and finishers’ goodies
  • Personal Photo Gallery available for sale in HD
  • The experience of a unique adventure


Participants Testimonials

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