1.1 You will roll through protected areas and with fragile ecosystems, leave nature in your path without altering.
RULE # 2 RIDE SAFELY, RIDE RESPONSIBLY
2.1 The event takes place on roads open to traffic, so you must know and comply with the traffic regulations at all times.
2.2 The helmet and the headlights and taillights are mandatory. It is also a legal requirement to wear a reflective vest when riding at night
23 Driving on motorways or expressways is not allowed
The organisation strongly recommends you wear bright clothing during the event.
RULE # 3 RIDE UNDER YOUR OWN POWER
3.1 Just you, your bike and your gear.
3.2 In case you need medical or mechanical attention, use any means of transport that is within your reach. any kind of transport you need and return to the exact point to continue the ride.
RULE # 4 BE SELF-SUFFICIENT
4.1 This is a bikepacking and self-sufficiency event: food, drink and equipment must be transported by yourself or purchased en route without prior planning. You are responsible for you own safety and logistics.
4.2 Booking accommodation or logistical assistance before the start of the race is prohibited.
4.3 No physical or virtual external support is allowed. Unexpected and unrequested help en-route is allowed.
4.4 In the couples modality, both are considered as a single cyclist, so they can share resources. If one of the riders scratches the pair will be considered DNF, but the other rider can keep cycling and be considered Finisher (out of category).
4.5 For accreditation you must bring your ID, insurance, the signed Rider Agreement and the following equipment: helmet, headlight and rear light, headlight, reflective vest and survival blanket. The Handbook will define if any other special gears are required.
The organisation strongly recommends you always bring: bivvy bag, SOS Kit, food autonomy for at least one day, sunscreen and winter clothes.
RULE # 5 INVENIAN VIAM
5.1 In events with a predetermined route -Transpyrenees and Basajaun- you must go through and complete the official track. You can temporarily leave it (to find food, rest, etc), but you must return to the same point you left off to continue the ride.
5.2 In the free route events -Transibérica- you must go through all the obligatory Checkpoints and Parcours, designing and following your own route. It is allowed to debate and analyze the route in forums prior to departure, in search of knowledge sharing and in a security post.
5.3 The organization will send you the track and the official Handbook several weeks in advance. You must strongly prepare and study it.
RULE # 6 CONTROL YOUR TRACKER
6.1 The satellite tracking system is simply an online service to determine your position: during the test you are fully responsible for its proper use and correct operation.
6.2 Having the tracker turned off or inactive for long periods of time without reporting to the organization will imply disqualification.
6.3 A refundable deposit will be required for each tracker. The details will be defined in the Handbook.
RULE # 7 TAKE YOUR TIME, BE ON TIME
7.1 You must attend and be punctual in the accreditation, the briefing and the exit.
7.2 Once the test is finished you will not receive any type of service from the organization, but if you are still on the road you can continue enjoying the tour, you will only have to worry about returning the tracker on time.
RULE # 8 TAKE OUT YOUR OWN INSURANCE FOR THE EVENT
8.1 During the event you must have insurance that covers CR, accident, emergency rescue, death and repatriation.
8.2 Consider that the responsibility falls on you. The organisation won’t provide you any kind of insurance for the ride and will not held liable for any damage whatsoever that may occur directly and/or indirectly to you or other parties.
RULE # 9 RESPECT THE STAFF
9.1 This event is possible thanks to the work and effort of the volunteers. Please be nice to them, they have been working hard spending their time and effort to support this ride.
9.2 Follow the instructions of the organization, it will be for your own safety and the proper development of the test.
RULE # 10 ACT HONORABLY
10.1 The organization may impose penalty times or exclusions for violations of the rules during the event. But this shouldn’t happen.
When people ask us how can we ensure riders comply with the rules, we always answer the same: we can’t. The honorable agreement is inherent to bikepacking events. This can be a fair event, it just depends on you.
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