Portugal Sprint RACE BIKINGMAN | Race type€249

September 21st to 25th 2020
BikingMan Portugal #2

Explore the mountain range of the Algarve and the many fortified cities of the Alentejo along the Spanish border. Join the Atlantic coast to reach the westernmost point of Europe by following the Portuguese secret routes. Start and finish of the race: Faro.

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BikingMan PORTUGAL in numbers

PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace start Faro
PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 950 km
PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal elevation 12,000 m
PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 5 days – 120 hours
PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 2

History and symbols of Portugal

Until the 12th century, Portugal was part of the Iberian Peninsula with Spain, and was long the scene of multiple occupations by Celtic people, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks. Its name comes from Terra Portucallis which designates two cities at the mouth of the Douro: Portus (present-day Porto) and Cale (current Vila Nova de Gaia).

The regions of the Algarve and the Alentejo are covered with plains and hills rolling towards the ocean. Between “plaine dorée”, the mountain chain of the Algarve and the rough coasts of the south west, the country holds countless lovely secret routes. A large part of the architecture of the country dates from the 1500s to the 1800s, during which time Portugal was a powerful maritime empire.

The portuguese people, known as one of the warmest in Europe, will offer a family welcome and a generous gastronomy.

The race course consists of good paved roads, though a little bit bumpy at times.
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 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 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 located in Faro, capital of the Algarve region. Faro has a great international airport and many cheap flights.

  • Check-in: 19th of September – from 9am to 6pm and 20th of Sept from 9am to 12pm
  • Race Start at Faro Jardim Manuel Bivar: 21st of September at 5am (to be confirmed)
  • CP1: Villa Vicosa – closing time to be confirmed
  • CP2: Sagres – closing time to be confirmed
  • Race cutoff time at Faro Jardim Manuel Bivar: Sept 26th at 5am (TBC)
  • Finisher party at (TBD)

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 Portugal 2020. You can also take a look at 2019’s finishers and the replay of the race.

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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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