TRANSIBÉRICA 2019 | RULES
RULE#1 RIDE SAFELY, RIDE RESPONSIBLY
1.1 As the event uses roads open to traffic you must always know, observe and comply with local laws.
1.2 Helmet and front+rear lights are mandatory.
1.3 It is also a legal requirement to wear a reflective vest when riding at night.
1.4 Riding motorways is illegal.
1.5 The parcours “Ruta del Cares” from Caín de Valdeón until Poncebos is prohibited.
The organization strongly recommends you wear bright clothing during the race.
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 Transibérica Ultracycling Race. 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 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 race and riding in group is not allowed.
2.5 Ferries allowed for crossing rivers.
RULE#3 BE SELF-SUFFICIENT
3.1 Transibérica Ultracycling Race is a bikepacking self-supported competition: Food, drink and belongings must be carried by you or acquired unplanned en-route.
3.2 Booking accommodation or any logistic support before the race 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 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 DESIGN AND FOLLOW YOUR OWN ROUTE
4.1 There’s no official route. You must ride from the start to the finish visiting all mandatory Checkpoints and segments. This means you decide your own route.
RULE#5 CONTROL YOUR TRACKER
5.1 Satellite tracking is just a service to follow the race online and to determine the final classification: During the event 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 You have until 17/Sep/2019 at 22:00 to finish the race. That means after this date and time you can’t expect any official service or support, but although the race 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.
7.3 Proof of insurance (POI) will be requested during the accreditation process, although it’s your full responsibility to ensure its valid.
7.4 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, POI and the signed official rider agreement.
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 A BIKEPACKING COMPETITION
10.1 The crew 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 competitions. This can be a fair event, it just depends on you.