TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB has a format of mountain bike raid with combination of link sectors and special (chrono) stages where the main challenge is to reach the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean Sea in 7 consecutive days.
It is a test of resistance in which the organization will establish the timed sectors and the link sectors of each stage according to different criteria such as security, terrain characteristics, safety, etc. Therefore, the timed percentage of each stage can differ significantly.
In this format, participants are subject at all times to the Highway Code as the official route is open to motorized traffic. They must also respect any particular regulatory spaces and places visited: it may coincide with pedestrians, other cyclists or riders, and found livestock and animals, being of the utmost importance at all times respecting the rights of priority. In this format, the participant is responsible for compliance with any authority on this point and not respecting them directly may result in disqualification from the organization.In timed sectors, the principle that will be applied will be the same as in the Mountain Bike Marathon type tests, ie traffic with open traffic properly controlled.
Technical data and difficulty
TRANSPYR GRAN RAID consists of 7 stages totalizing around 800 km and above 20.000 m of elevation ascent, representing a daily average of over 110 km and about 2,600 m of climbing.
Two other short and possible events are also available: EAST – the first three stages- or WEST-the remaining four stages-. And this year it is also possible to take part in Transpyr in relays (TRANSPYR C2C RELAY) and e-bike (E-TRANSPYR C2C).
The difficulty level of the three events GRAN RAID, EAST and WEST- can be classified as very high: it is aimed at riders with a very high physical and mental preparation, capable to link up to 7 stages with these characteristics, at an average overall speed rate of not less than 10 km per hour and above all, through ways including all kinds of trails and roads at times of low or no cyclability where where you should move on foot, push or carry the bike.
Every participant should have a medical certificate like the one in PARTICIPANT AREA
Team or individual participation
Historically TRANSPYR GRAN RAID has been a team event. This is his philosophy, its essence, and also an important factor in terms of security.
Although it is always highly recommended to ride in team, and responding to the riders demand, the organisation opened for two editions the individual category for participation. Bikers who choose this option, for security reasons, must be equipped with a geolocation device that the organization will provide them and which must be turned on all the way.
TRANSYR EAST and TRANSPYR WEST, TRANSPYR C2C RELAY and E-TRANSPYR are designed for those who either do not have enough time for the whole event, or they doubt if they are qualified for it but want to be part of this extraordinary adventure. Registration to TRANSPYR EAST or TRANSPYR WEST and E-TRANSPYR is only individually open, but again recommending to always be in company. For all the rider on this modality as well as for the participants in TRANSPYR C2C RELAY 1 × 1, it will be compulsory the use of the geolocation devise.
Tracking the route
To track the route you will be conducted using GPS technology, which has proved very reliable and effective and avoids placing signs in the natural environment. Only at points of potential danger or problem the organization may decide to place signs of support.
The organization provides food stations with solid and liquid food along and at the end of each stage of TRANSPYR. However, given the challenging terrain in some sections, it is recommended to take some kind of supplement and/or energy bars for reinforcement, as well as starting the stage with at least one liter of liquid (water or energy drink).
Additionally the organization offers to the participants an evening meal of pasta (carbohydrates), coinciding with the briefing.
Insurance and Medical service
A complete rescue service is present along TRANSPYR. Its mission is to respond as quickly and efficiently as possible to those injured DURING THE COURSE OF THE STAGE. When the daily stage is finished, the participant that needs health assistance will be lead to the public or private local health assistance. To take part in an event like TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB is obligatory to be covered in the matter of accidents and civil liability as established by the laws in force (compulsory sports insurance).
The organization provides these coverages within the participant pack (included in the registration fee).
However, each participant is free to contract and use other insurance, although it is their responsibility to verify their validity for TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB .
Bag transport from stage to stage is included in the registration. The organization only carries the bag given during registration, to their accommodation -limited to the urban core of the stage town-. Weight is limited to 20 kg.
Additionally, it is also included in the registration and for those participants who are interested, the transport of the bag or transport box of your bicycle from the point of origin to the final point of TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB
Accommodation is not included in the registration. Participants and supporters choose the type of accommodation they wish to use during the celebration of TRANSPYR either dormitory -called Transpyr Camp- the hotels suggested by the organization -called Pack-Hotel-, or other individualized accommodation option.
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