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Fat Viking 2023

Fat Viking 2023

With three distances on offer, this fat-biking snow race gives riders the chance to tackle the elements. Suitable for experienced cold weather cyclists, this adventure is the best way to kick off the season.

Jan 28th 2023

Across Andes 2022

Across Andes 2022

ACROSS ANDES TRACKING: This race traversing South America’s cordillera has served racers and dotwatchers with some of the most exquisite landscapes and tales of racing. For the 2022 edition the route is largely unchanged, much to our delight!

Nov 26th 2022

Rhino Run 2022

Rhino Run 2022

RHINO RUN TRACKING: Rhino Run describes itself as an immersive ultra-endurance expedition with a mandatory donation to the Masaka Cycling Club in Uganda. An all-star cast are set to race this inaugural event.

Oct 21st 2022

Arizona Trail Race 2022

Arizona Trail Race 2022

A stalwart of the MTB bikepacking calendar including a traverse of the Grand Canyon, the Arizona regularly attracts some of the strongest off-road racers and has remained true to its original low-key self-supported ethos.

Oct 20th 2022

Recently on DotWatcher

A Rookie's Guide To Bikepacking

A Rookie's Guide To Bikepacking

Sandra Padilla made her first foray into ultra-cycling at the Wild West Country. The race covered 800km and 14,000m of climbing in the South West of the UKl. Sandra reflects on her experience with DotWatcher.

By: Sandra Padilla

Jan 13th 2023

2022 End of Season Wrap

2022 End of Season Wrap

After a bumper season of racing, we've put together a synopsis of many of the races we covered from the tarmac of Europe, to the tracks of Kyrgyzstan, and the trails of the USA. Have a read of some of the finest racing and riding stories from another stellar year of dotwatching.

Jan 7th 2023

2022 DotWatcher Awards

2022 DotWatcher Awards

To celebrate a second-to-none year, we're proud to present the eight recipients of the 2022 DotWatcher Awards. These standout individuals celebrate ultra-cycling in their own unique way, creating a picture of this incredible community as a whole.

By: Kitty Dennis

Dec 31st 2022

Sleeping During a Bikepacking Race

Sleeping During a Bikepacking Race

Sleeping on an ultra-distance race is often a mystery to the uninitiated. Images of sleeping in bus stops and behind bushes pass through the mind as you think of someone grabbing 40 winks at the Transcontinental.

By: Kitty Dennis

Dec 17th 2022