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Nice Gravel Ride

300K-250K-200K-120K-65K

Nice Gravel Ride
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26-28.05.2022

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5 courses

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Gravel
250K - 120K - 65K

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Road
300K - 200K

Nice Gravel Ride offers groupings of riders in the form of microadventures in medium mountains from Nice in the hinterland of Nice. The date and the routes have been carefully studied to allow you to prepare for one of the La Baroudeuse events or simply discover the world of adventure, whether on the road or in Gravel. Our desire is to familiarize you with and train you in ultra-cycling in total autonomy and without assistance on short events where the challenge is real. The mountain is our DNA in which we want you to evolve.

Over the kilometers and the difference in altitude, the mountains will reveal themselves to be of majestic beauty. They will allow you to travel through varied landscapes of incredible richness through the medium mountains of the hinterland of Nice, passes recognized and respected by all cyclists. With each pedal stroke, the breathtaking panoramas will scroll along your route! You will evolve through an incomparable fauna and flora which make the richness of the Nice Gravel Ride.

Gravel – 250K
TBU

Departure & arrival – France – Alpes Maritimes – Port of Nice.

250K – 6800D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking.

This gravel course will familiarize you with the world of microadventure over two days of pedaling in the medium mountains of the hinterland of Nice. You will discover the joys of pedaling during the day, at sunset, at night and at sunrise. You will be able to test your equipment and your physical condition before taking the start a month and a half later in one of the La Baroudeuse events. This course is complete, without traps. You will evolve between road and tracks in breathtaking nature where you will have the opportunity to pass through the Mercantour National Park.

Gravel – 120K
28/05

Departure & arrival – France – Alpes Maritimes – Port of Nice.

120K – 3400D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking.

This gravel course will familiarize you with the world of microadventure on a day of pedaling in the medium mountains of the hinterland of Nice. You want to see beautiful panoramas, so take the height with us and let yourself be guided. You will be amazed by the exceptional points of view, by the long Gravel descents on exceptional tracks a few steps from the Parc du Mercantour that you will touch with your finger.

Gravel – 65K
28/05

Departure & arrival – France – Alpes Maritimes – Port of Nice.

65K – 1700D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking.

This course is a magnificent initiation to gravel on a contained and studied course between sporting challenge and hiking in nature. Once you have completed your trail, you will surely want to return to see more. If so, we will have succeeded in our mission.

Road – 300K
TBU

Departure & arrival – France – Alpes Maritimes – Port of Nice.

300K – 7200D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking.

This entirely road course will seduce you. Are you ready to pedal until sunset and live a night experience? You will feel like cycling in a life-size amusement park. And that's the magic of this course, moving on the road in the mountainous areas of the hinterland of Nice. We know the most beautiful spots which will also enhance the microadventure side that we want you to experience through this track.

Road – 200K
28/05

Departure & arrival – France – Alpes Maritimes – Port of Nice.

200K – 5000D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking.

We have grouped together a loop in this route that will allow you to live your microadventure for a busy day of cycling. You will discover the unmissable spots of the hinterland of Nice. Undoubtedly, you may want to continue when finished. Each turn will be a discovery towards our most beautiful panoramas and mountains of the Alpes Maritimes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In the south-east of France, in the Alpes Maritimes department in Nice: departures and arrivals at the Port of Nice.

Nice Gravel Ride offers groupings of riders in the form of microadventures in medium mountains from Nice in the hinterland of Nice. The date and the routes have been carefully studied to allow you to prepare for one of the La Baroudeuse events or simply discover the world of adventure. Our desire is to familiarize you and train you in ultra-cycling in total autonomy, without assistance on short events but where the challenge is real. The mountain is our DNA in which we want you to evolve.

Over the kilometers and the difference in altitude, the mountains will reveal themselves to be of majestic beauty. They will allow you to travel through varied landscapes of incredible richness through the medium mountains of the hinterland of Nice, passes recognized and respected by all cyclists. With each pedal stroke, the breathtaking panoramas will scroll along your route! You will evolve through an incomparable fauna and flora which make the richness of the Nice Gravel Ride. Three routes are offered:

GRAVEL:

  • 250K – 6800D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking

Departure & arrival in France at the Port of Nice.

  • 120K – 3400D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking

Departure & arrival in France at the Port of Nice.

  • 65K – 1700D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking

Departure & arrival in France at the Port of Nice.

ROAD:

  • 300K – 7200D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking

Departure & arrival in France at the Port of Nice.

  • 200K – 5000D+ – GPX track provided – Livetracking

Departure & arrival in France at the Port of Nice.

No, it's not a race. The Nice Gravel Ride offers bike routes in the form of micro-adventures in ultra cycling in total autonomy and without assistance. The objective is to complete the event by following a GPX track provided. No rankings will be posted. The goal is to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes throughout this sporting challenge. You must be independent throughout your journey, no assistance is allowed. You will have to leave with the equipment of the ultra-cyclist obligatory in the mountains (see regulations on this subject) and your personal supplies. You have the possibility of stopping in the shops throughout your journey. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the organization.

The prices are:

€85,00: Nice Gravel Ride 250K | 6800D+ – solo | (Duet: €85,00 / pers.)
€55,00: Nice Gravel Ride 120K | 3400D+ – solo | (Duet: €55,00 / pers.)
€31,00: Nice Gravel Ride 65K | 1700D+ – solo | (Duet: €10,00 / pers.)

€85,00: Nice Gravel Ride 300K route | 7200D+ – solo | (Duet: €85,00 / pers.)
€55,00: Nice Gravel Ride 200K route | 5000D+ – solo | (Duet: €90,00 / pers.)

Please note that from February 19, prices are increased by 20%.

YOUR REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • The GPX track of your route.
  • Security: geolocation tracking service.
  • Live tracking geolocation tracking during your microadventure for riders, families, friends on phone and computer.
  • The official Nice Gravel Ride cap. *
  • A Nice Gravel Ride refueling bag. *

* You will need to be present at briefing and on arrival to receive your endowments. If you had to leave the premises quickly upon your arrival, your endowment and your personal belongings left during your journey can be sent to you at your expense.

SYSTEM INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION:

You will have to take the start with your phone which must be 100% charged accompanied by an external battery with a minimum capacity of 5000mAh in order to recharge your electronic equipment (smartphone for geolocation security and your GPS bike counter) .
We will invite you to download an application on your phone before you leave. This application will allow us to geolocate you in real time and throughout the duration of your microadventure.
Your phone must be active on the network and in no case in "airplane" mode.

In this way, you will be able to follow the Nice Gravel Ride and know the location of all the riders on your phone. Your friends, family and others will also be able to follow you through this application directly on their phone and/or computer.

GPS BEACON RENTAL OPTION:

We offer you an alternative and non-compulsory option: the possibility of subscribing to a GPS beacon rental during your microadventure.
GPS beacon rental price: €36
Riders who wish to subscribe to this option must do so when registering. This beacon will allow riders to save their phone. The external battery will nevertheless remain necessary in order to recharge the GPS bike computer and the telephone to remain reachable.

Important: GPS beacons will only be available if the organization counts a minimum of 5 rentals. Below, no beacon will be rented and all riders will be geolocated using their phone.

Yes, the live tracking geolocation service will secure your microadventure. We will know your location and if necessary, we will remain reachable and we can intervene.
 

Yes, you must be equipped with a GPS: the route you have chosen will be sent to you by email in the form of a GPX track to load into your GPS and follow on the day of departure. We will provide you with the track in KML format which can be downloaded to your mobile phone.

Your tracks in GPX format (for your bike computer) and in KML format (for your smartphone) will be sent to you two weeks before your departure, i.e. the weekend of May 14-15. Please note that they will not be sent to you before.

Nice Gravel Ride: 250K gravel – 300K road

  • Thursday, May 26 at 17 p.m.: reception of riders at the Port of Nice.

Checking of mandatory and safety equipment + briefing and general instructions on the route + official distribution of GPS beacons.

  • Friday May 27 at 8 a.m.: departure from the Port of Nice.

Nice Gravel Ride: 120K & 65K gravel – 200K road

  • Friday May 27 at 17 p.m.: welcome for riders at the Port of Nice.

Careful check of mandatory and safety equipment + briefing and general instructions on the routes.

  • Saturday May 28 at 8 a.m.: departure from the Port of Nice.

ARRIVAL MANAGEMENT

Reception of the arrivals of the different routes from Friday May 27 at night to Saturday May 28 at 23:59 p.m.
It's not a race, you will live a microadventure where the goal is to finish your track before anything else without time pressure. You can arrive after this time, we simply do not guarantee our presence when you arrive.

No, there is no CP to respect. We want you to get the most out of your GPX tracks that you will have to follow and your self-guided micro-adventure bike experience. We will know your location thanks to geolocation. You will not have any CP to validate on your courses. Fully live your experience, we keep an eye on you.

Yes, you can register as a team of two cyclists. The DUO will have to travel the entire trail together.

GRAVEL:

The Gravel bike is the perfect machine for the courses offered. Prefer a section of comfort tires from 700×40 or 650×1.80”.

At the level of the gear ratio, favor comfort. Leave with an adapted development planned for the mountain without forgetting that your bike will be charged since you will be in autonomy. A loaded bike and a rider tired by 10 hours of riding in the mountains will have to continue to face the route, elevation, climate therefore:

For example, the maximum to mount for very good cyclists in double chainring is a 30-46 (chainrings) x 11-36 (rear cassette). Nevertheless, and for you to take maximum pleasure, the single chainring in 34 (chainring) x 11 – 42 to 50 (rear cassette) will be the ideal development to pass without hindrance. We advise you to mount very flexible gears to go everywhere. Having a bad development can ruin your adventure! With a good gear, we go around the world…
The idea is not to be able to ride very quickly with your development, on the contrary, it is to be able to go everywhere in the mountains without suffering. Don't think like a typical cyclist.

ROAD:

Your road bike or your gravel equipped with slick tires up to 32mm section associated with a development studied for the mountain will be perfect. 34-51 (trays) x 11-36.

Nice airport is 10K from the reception area at the Port of Nice. You can get there very quickly.

The train station is 3K from the reception area at the Port of Nice.

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