BADLANDS 2020 | RULES
RULE#1 RIDE SAFELY, RIDE RESPONSIBLY
1.1 Helmet and front+rear lights are mandatory.
1.2 It is also a legal requirement to wear a reflective vest when riding at night.
1.3 As the event uses some roads open to traffic you must always know, observe and comply with local laws.
1.4 Riding motorways is illegal.
The organization strongly recommends you wear bright clothing during the event.
RULE#2 RIDE UNDER YOUR OWN POWER
2.1 Just you and your bike, that’s all.
2.2 In case of a medical or mechanical emergency use any kind of transport you need and return to the exact point to continue the ride.
2.3 Drafting is not allowed in Badlands. This means you can’t explicity follow any rider or vehicle which could give you an aerodynamic aid (this rule shall not apply during the neutralized start/finish or for pairs category riders).
2.4 If for any reason you ride at the same pace as another rider, you must do it side-by-side. But remember this is an individual ride and riding in group is not allowed.
RULE#3 BE SELF-SUFFICIENT
3.1 Badlands is a bikepacking self-supported event: Food, drink and belongings must be carried by you or acquired unplanned en-route.
3.2 Booking accommodation or any logistic support before the start is not allowed.
3.3 Support crew or virtual base-camps is prohibited. Unexpected and unrequested help en-route is allowed.
3.4 You are responsible for you own safety and logistics.
3.5 In case you decide to abandon, you must bring you back by yourself. Unfortunately this is a huge event in terms of distance and time and we can’t cover the whole route.
3.6 The pair is considered as a rider itself, they can share all the resources between themselves but external assistance is not allowed. The pair must ride together the full route. 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) if ends at time.
RULE#4 FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL ROUTE
4.1 You must follow and complete the full official route.
4.2 You can temporarily leave the route (to find food, rest, etc), but you must return to the same point you left off to continue the ride.
4.3 The organization will send you the track files some weeks before the start. You must strongly prepare and study it.
The organization might include some changes due to high risk potential because of storms, ice or snow. The possible modifications would be notified well in advance.
RULE#5 CONTROL YOUR TRACKER
5.1 Satellite tracking is just a service to follow the event online and to determine the final classification: You are fully responsible for ensuring the correct use of it.
5.2 Turning off the tracker or long periods of inactivity without reporting to the ICE Mobile or official mail will imply exclusion from the event.
5.3 A refundable deposit of 50€ will be required for each tracker at registration against loss or damage.
RULE#6 TAKE YOUR TIME, BE ON TIME
6.1 After the official time limit you can’t expect any official service or support, but although the event ends your ride can go on…so just relax and enjoy your route.
RULE#7 TAKE OUT YOUR OWN INSURANCE FOR THE EVENT
7.1 The organization won’t provide any kind of insurance for the ride.
7.2 You must have valid liability, death, accident and health insurance valid during the event, covering emergency extraction and repatriation insurance, it’s your full responsibility to ensure its valid.
7.3 Be aware that all liability rests on you. The organization will not held liable for any damage whatsoever that may occur directly and/or indirectly to you or other parties.
8.1 It’s mandatory that you bring the following documents for the accreditation: ID document and the signed official rider agreement.
8.2 It’s mandatory bringing the following items for the check and the ride:
. Rear + front lights
. Reflective vest
. Survival blanket
. Water capacity for at least 2l
The organization strongly recommends you always bring:
. Bivvy bag
. SOS Kit
. Food autonomy for one day
. Winter clothes
RULE#9 RESPECT THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE CREW
9.1 This project is possible thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of all our volunteers. Please be nice to them, they have been working hard spending their time and effort to support this ride.
9.2 Follow the crew indications, they just will do it just for your safety and the good progress of the event.
RULE#10 ACT IN THE SPIRIT OF BIKEPACKING EVENTS
10.1 The organization can impose time penalties for violations which be decided once the event is finished. 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.