OMAN Sprint RACE BIKINGMAN | Race type€249

February 22nd to 26th 2020

BikingMan Oman #3

Explore the south-east Arabian Peninsula: the Hajar Mountains, the spectacular Jebel Shams Pass, the Ash Sharqiyah Desert and Arabian Seaside Roads. Start your season by joining the most epic unsupported ultracycling race in the middle east, experiencing spectacular scenery and pleasant temperatures! For 2020, the route is again improved for an even greater experience.

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BikingMan OMAN in numbers

OMAN By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace start Muscat
OMAN By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1,060 km
OMAN By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal elevation 8,700 m
OMAN By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 5 days – 120 hours
OMAN By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 2

History and symbols of the Sultanate of Oman

Located in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman was in ancient times a major platform for the production and export of incense. It was also one of the main provinces of the Persian Empire (together with Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia and India) and the center of its commercial activity. The sea-silk route followed its shores in the Arabian Sea.

The country is crossed by the Hajar mountains chain (stone mountains in Arabic) with the highest point being the Jabal Shams (mountain of the sun) at 3,009 meters of altitude.

Omani culture offers a diverse mix (Arabic, Baluch, Asian and African) and is known for its exceptional hospitality. The Sultanate of Oman is the 4th safest country in the world according to the World Economic Forum.

Oman is mostly good paved roads with a pinch of gravel in the Jebel Shams.
For this reason, we advise using:

  • Road / CX / Gravel Bike
  • 28mm tires

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 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 GPS trace of the race course:
link

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 next to Muscat city where taxis are easy to find. You can then be driven to the race village at Shangri-la hotel.

  • Check-in: 21st of February – from 2pm to 6 and 22nd of Feb from 9am to 12pm
  • Race Start at Shangri-la hotel: 22nd of February at 8pm (to be confirmed)
  • CP1: Jebel Shams Resort – closing time to be confirmed
  • CP2: Oriental Guest House – closing time to be confirmed
  • Race cutoff time at Shangri-la hotel: Thursday Feb 27th at 8pm (TBC)
  • Finisher party at Shangri-la hotel: Thursday Feb 27th 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… Check out who you will be riding with during BIKINGMAN Oman 2020. You can also take a look at 2019’s finishers.

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

Safety

  • 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

 

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