BikeOdyssey 2019: 15 June - 23 June 2019

Information

Notice of Race

 

Bike Odyssey

Bike Expert and SY.F.A.GE. (Gerakas Friends Association of Sports) organizes an eight-day mountain bike race in the region of the prefectures of Grevena, Trikala, Evritania, Fokida and Aetoloakarnaia from 16 June 2019 until 23 June 2019 under the name Bike Odyssey.


LOCATION

The start point will be the village Smixi of municipality Grevena and crosses the mountain range of Pindos finishing in the city Nafpaktos of municipality Nafpaktia.

 

CATEGORIES - PARTICIPATIONS

The race will be carried out in teams of two athletes and is open to all (adult) ages, provided they know mountain biking / road cycling and have very good physical condition. There will be the following categories:

    • Men
    • Mixed
    • Women
    • Master Men (The sum total of the ages of both participants must be 80 years and over)
    • Senior Men (The sum total of the ages of both participants must be 100 years and over)

The maximum number of participations is a total of 100 teams per category at Mtb race.

In order for one category to be valid it must have at least 6 partcipants. If there's a category with less than 6 participants, it will be assimilated with th next youngest category.

 

REGISTRATION & COSTS

All participants are required to complete the application form and statutory declaration.
Registrations and declarations can be sent online (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and can be obtained from the website http://www.bikeodyssey.gr or from bikeexpert shop.
Registrations will remain open from 15/09/2018 to 31/12/2018 at 24:00.

See the participation packages and the offers at the official site of the event Bike Odyssey Packages.

FOR THE VALIDATION OF YOUR PARTICIPATION:
You can deposit the money into the bank account of 
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
IBAN: GR8201106620000066240077199
SWIFT: ETHNGRAA
with beneficiary CHRISTOS MAKRIGIANNIS

or money transfer via paypal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Caution: Until 10/01/2019 20% payment in advance to validate registrations and payoff until 20/02/2019.

The athlete is charged with the bank or money transfer costs.
Until Participants who wish to cancel their entry will get a 50% refund util the 15th of March 2019.

After that date no refunds will be given.


ROUTE

The route has a total length of 620 km., 19,800 m elevation gains and passes through 57 villages in mountainous Greece crossing the Pindos Mountains. There are few sections covered with asphalt, several paths while the largest proportion of the race route is covered by soil.
The race consists of eight stages  and has eight villages-stations. Each stage of the race starts from the square of one village-station and ends to the square of the next village-station.

 

AWARDS

Each day the 6 teams that will finish first the stage will be awarded and the first team of the overall classification will win the champions jersey (blue colour for the 8-days race, orange colour for the 3-days and 4-days races, there will be one day warm up and the 3-days race after that). The prizes will be awarded immediately according to schedule. On the last day after the finish of the race  the first 6 teams by category (based on total time) and the first 6 teams of the General Classification will be awarded.

 


SCHEDULE

 

The race schedule will be announced soon.

 


CONTINGENCIES - PROTESTS

Anything unexpected occurs or any claims will be settled on the spot.
If anyone come up against a mechanical problem has to repair the damage himself. In case of abandonment for any reason (mechanical failure, crash, injury, etc.) should inform the nearest judge. 


WATER SUPPLY POINTS

During race of mountain biking has predicted from the organization to be three water supply points for athletes at each stage.
Each athlete is required to carry the necessary food and water that will ensure the completion of the race.
 

REGULATIONS

See detailed regulations on the official site of the event Rules & Regulations


AMENDMENT REGULATIONS

The organization reserves the right to amend these rules of the race without prior notice if it is necessary. In no case any change shall alter the style of the race.
 

ADVICE- BEHAVIOUR

It is appropriate each athlete to:

  1. Consult the weather report one day before the race to prepare suitable clothing and equipment that will select for the race.
  2. Examine the elevation profile in order to know the signs of intense climbs.
  3. Reach to the secretariat of the race in time in order to get number.
  4. Ensure to check the water supply points and calculate if there are enough of them or have to bring and his/her own liquids or foods.
  5. Have attention to the signs during the race. The mountain and the paths are quite different compared to the races in one stage or asphalt.
  6. Turn back on the route as he/she came in case he/she gets lost until he/she finds the point that was within the correct path.

We respect nature and our teammates:

  • Do not throw trash in the woods outside of the predetermined check points. The forest must be left clean.
  • Do not park cars outside the designated areas. The wheels of the car do damage.
  • Do not push our teammates when we are in our narrow point. We just ask them to make us room in a courteous manner.
  • When someone moves slowly and slow athletes who follow him, must step aside to pass the faster ones.
  • We help if we see someone to be injured or if get the wrong way.
  • Refer to the next station or judge that will meet, if injuries occur.
  • Do not abandon the race without informing first in person the organizer or the nearest judge.
  • Do not bother the timers asking for results while the race is in progress.
  • Do not move cars during the race and on the route of the race. There are athletes who still run and we deprive them the area.
  • No smoke in the woods. There is always a risk of fire.

 

BikeOdyssey is an 9 days XC (Cross Country) bike race across the Pindos mountain range, in Greece. Is the toughest race in Greece and one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world.

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Contact

Agiou Ioannou Theologou 31, Gerakas, Greece 15344
Office hours:
Monday - Friday 10h - 20h

 

+30 210 6613120
info@bikeodyssey.gr

 

Fast Stats

Some fast stats:

620

Km

19 800

elevation gain

57

villages

9

days