The Escape Challenge: 200 km / 2 500 m of elevation gain
It’s winter time and it’s always challenging to retain our motivation when it’s cold out there ! A special motivation is always welcome to keep the training volume high to get ready for ultra-distance racing.
We are pleased to announce : the Escape Challenge. This is a challenge accessible to all, to be attempted in total autonomy alone or with a group of friends.
The goal? Encouraging you to try the adventure of ultracycling and long distance rides. It is also a good way to test yourself before embarking on a BikingMan event.
The Escape 200 is a condensed experience with the same distance and elevation ratio as a BikingMan event, which you will attempt over a 24-hour window.
Test yourself on a 200 km / 125 miles ride
Thanks to our official partner of bikepacking bags Ortlieb who shares our values of escape and adventure, the Escape 200 will allow you to win surprises and other rewards/goodies!
Everyone remembers their first 200 km on a bike. The Escape is an opportunity to bring this experience to as many people as possible by encouraging the community to get started and test themselves on a long-distance gravel or road outing.
Ultralife is our mantra and it sometimes starts with a simple bike ride…
Each month, a photo contest will select the most inspiring people who have tried the ESCAPE 200 and the community will be able to vote for their favorite shot. The winner of the monthly contest will win a gift.
Warm up well, plan your outing, invite friends and share it with your community!
Example of an inspiring picture 🏆
The Escape challenge rules
- Ride 200 km over a 24-hour timeframe
- Climb 2,500m of elevation gain minimum (the equivalent of 1-day of riding on a BikingMan event)
- Ride safely, and be careful
- Use a GPS app to record your ride (on Strava for example)
- Capture your best moments with pics
- Post an inspiring picture on Instagram with the tags #Escape200 #BikingManOrigine (the best photos will participate in the monthly photo contest)
- Share your ride with us once you have completed the challenge using the form below
The official hashtags #BikingManOrigine and #Escape200 will allow us to follow your challenges and share your experiences.
Join the BikingMan Facebook group to discuss the Escape challenge with the #bikingmanFamily and meet other long distance enthusiasts.
How to share your Escape Challenge with us ?
From March 7th 2022, you can attempt the Escape Challenge. Once your challenge has been completed, you can use the form below to share it with us so that it can be reviewed by our team. Once validated, you will join the BikingMan community and be eligible for the monthly photo contest.
You have completed the Escape Challenge, now what?
Congratulations, you are joining the long distance family! Keep testing yourself and don’t forget that there is a new photo contest every month.
You can also find out who else completed the challenge: Show Escape Achievements