The second edition of West Carpathian challenge will lead from Liptov to Stupava (near Bratislava). Beautiful 590km through the mountains and valleys. Crunchy 14,500m of elevation. The route will be slightly modified, we will go a little further north and discover some new places and we will also look at Veľký Rozsutec from a new angle. We tried to choose the new parts so that they will be as "rideable" as possible. The route will be fixed but unmarked. The electronic version of the route will be sent to the registered participants 10 days before the start of the race.
Start and Finish
The event starts on the 6th of August 2021 at 9am in Pribylina in camping Račkova dolina. The finish will be in Stupava near Bratislava.
WHO IS IT FOR?
For all adventurers! If you are bored by one day trips and short range challenges, this is something for you. You can choose to ride a MTB (recommended) or Gravel bike (47c/2.0" tire widith recommended), kick-bike, walk/run.
This is a self-supported challenge which means that you will be on your own throughout the whole distance. How to approach the event is up to you. You can plan every step in advance and follow your schedule or just dive into the adventure and see what comes out:-) You can enjoy the company of other participants but planned help from outside is prohibited.
Application and fees
You can apply for this event by clicking on Registration. Please, fill in the category you plan to attend. Participant fee for all categories is 100 euros and includes rental of the tracker (plus a refundable deposit 50 euros for the tracker, which will be refunded after returning the tracker), refreshments at the start, official checkpoint and finish and a finisher T-shirt for all who reach the finish line. After filling in the application you will get an e-mail with payment information.
Cancellation policy: The full entry fee will be refunded to the participant in case of his cancellation until the 31st of March 2022. 50% of the entry fee will be refunded to the participant in case of his cancellation until the 30th of June 2022. After this date, the entry fee will be used for event organization and thus will not be refunded. In case of cancellation by the organizer, the full entry fee will be refunded to the participant.
TRACKING THE ROUTE
Each participant will be given a tracking device to record the route. It is his/her duty to keep the tracker working all the time and record the route. We recommend to have a GPS navigation with route recording option as well (in the case of tracker malfunction). Each participant has to follow the route precisely and completely. If you leave the route at some point, you must return to that point and continue from there. If the route recording is incomplete, the participant might be disqualified. Each tracker will be checked by the organizers at the finish.
Bikepacking events have their specific rules. Participants' styles might differ but some rules remain the same for everyone. You will find more by clicking bellow.