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The Gravel Bikepacking Challenge 500 and 250

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The course

This year, we are offering 2 new courses of 500 km and 250 km that will take you on the most beautiful gravel roads in Quebec located in the Eastern Townships. All courses have been ridden and approved by gravel freaks! The course will be known to participants on July 1, 2022.

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the concept behind the event!

The idea of this challenge is to discover the Eastern Townships region by its breathtaking paths less known to cyclists. These paths will lead you at the same time to discover villages, their communities and local shops who will be there to cheer you up during the event. It’s in a sharing spirit that the idea of the Gravel Bikepacking Challenge 500 was born.

What's awaiting for you:

The course leads you along the most beautiful Eastern Township roads, 85% on dirt roads and gravel trails and 15% on paved country roads.

Checkpoints in unexpected places of exceptional beauty

Two challenges: 500 km or 250 km

A solo or duo challenge, in autonomy, without assistance, on the most beautiful country and gravel roads of the Eastern Townships.

Difficulty level: the level of difficulty of the course is matched only by its great beauty… and will depend on the speed and intensity that you decide to adopt.

Some will seek to set a personal record while others will take up to 5 days to achieve this great adventure on two wheels.

In any case, the goal of creating a great challenge for athletes and bike lovers while allowing them to discover our fabulous region that is “l’Estrie” and its inhabitants, will be achieved!

 

How does it work ?

categories

The Classic: You participate in the adventure using the feed stations on the route and you can use local accommodation in the region

E-Bike category: You participate in the adventure as “the classic” but with a pedal assist system (PAS) bike to complete the course.

Robusto: (new) You take part in the adventure using the feed stations on the official course. For the rest, you are in total autonomy. If you sleep during the race you must be independent (tent, sleeping bag, meal, etc.). You have no outside assistance (transport, food, etc.)

Registration

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The Rules

Mandatory equipment

Registration for the Gravel bike Challenge 500 includes everything listed below!

500 km solo rate

$625
$ 475 Until april 30
  • Digital route and road book
  • Post-race meal
  • Live tracking
  • Snacks on the course
  • GBC clothing
  • Finisher photo

250 km solo rate

$375
$ 325 Until april 30
  • Digital route and road book
  • Post-race meal
  • Live tracking
  • Snacks on the course
  • GBC clothing
  • Finisher photo

500 km duo rate

$1100
$ 900 Until april 30
  • Digital route and road book
  • Post-race meal
  • Live tracking
  • Snacks on the course
  • GBC clothing
  • Finisher photo

250 km duo rate

$725
$ 625 Until april 30
  • Digital route and road book
  • Post-race meal
  • Live tracking
  • Snacks on the course
  • GBC clothing
  • Finisher photo

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Refund policy*:
Until 12/31/2021: 90% refundable
Until 02/28/2022: 50% refundable
Until 04/30/2022: 30% refundable
From 07/01/2022 Non-refundable
*service fees of $19.95 per person are not-refundable

By participating in the GBC 500 you encourage local businesses in our region. 

Thank you!

More than 10 meals and snacks await you along the way

Preparation

To help you in your preparation, here are some interesting links:

Here is a very good video on how to prepare your bike:

https://youtu.be/wqgzoySu82s

Another article on the equipment used by the record woman around the world by bike:

https://www.apidura.com/journal/jenny-grahams-around-the-world-record-breaking-kit/

All bikepacking gear needed are available at the VéloCafé store in Magog

https://www.velocafe.shop/

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Inscription - GBC500-2022 - Registration


Information sur le participant / Participant's Information


Information sur l'équipe / Team's Information


Membres de l'équipe / Team Members


Responsable de l'équipe / Team's Captain

Coéquipier / Teammate

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