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Iditarod Trail Invitational 2024

Iditarod Trail Invitational 2024

Started: 23:00, 25 February, 2024

The race of many disciplines with a foot race, bike race and ski race. We'll focus on the bike races, both the 350 mile and the 1,000 mile versions as our riders cross the Alaskan wilderness on their fat bikes.

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Location: Knik Lake, Alaska

Length: 565/1,600km

Elevation: 2600/5000m

Terrain: Snow

Tour Aotearoa 2024

Tour Aotearoa 2024

Started: 24:00, 18 February, 2024

Tour Aotearoa, an adventure stretching 3,000 km from Cape Reinga to Bluff. The route is designed to highlight the best of New Zealand's cycle trail rides, heartland rides, and quiet back country roads.

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Location: Cape Reinga, New Zealand

Length: 3,000km

Elevation: 37,000m

Terrain: All-Road

Upcoming races

The Accursed Race 2024

The Accursed Race 2024

Starts: 07:00, 14 May, 2024

The brand new no-fly race from Lost Dot takes riders on a fixed-route off-road course through the Accursed Mountains in Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo. Follow along to see who takes the inaugural crown.

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Location: Shkodër, Albania

Length: 1,600km

Elevation: 37,000m

Terrain: Off-road

The Southern Divide 2024

The Southern Divide 2024

Starts: 07:00, 16 May, 2024

The third instalment of this 670 km mixed terrain odyssey, stretching from Lands' End to Kent. Riders will travel through a tapestry of ancient byways, former mining trails, extensive gravel routes, the untamed moors of Devon, breathtaking coastal downlands, new forest paths, and a touch of thrilling single track.

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Location: Lands' End, UK

Length: 676km

Elevation: 9100m

Terrain: 35% Off-Road

Highland Trail 550 2024

Highland Trail 550 2024

Starts: 07:30, 25 May, 2024

One of the original European bikepacking races and notoriously one of the hardest on the calendar, the HT550 is back for another year of hike-a-bike and a wee bit of bike riding, changeable weather and all that the Scottish Highlands can throw at the hardy souls.

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Location: Tyndrum, Scotland

Length: 880km

Elevation: 16,000m

Terrain: MTB

Tour Divide 2024

Tour Divide 2024

Starts: 24:00, 14 June, 2024

Running from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells on the US-Mexican border, the Tour Divide is for many the halo event of Bikepack Ultraracing. There are both Southbound and Northbound riders racing self-supported along the ACA's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, always with a few weather re-routes to spice it up.

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Location: Banff, Canada

Length: 4,400km

Elevation: 60,000m

Terrain: Off-road

Pure Peak Grit 2024

Pure Peak Grit 2024

Starts: 07:00, 29 June, 2024

Dubbed as the hilliest long distance cycling event in the UK, Pure Peak Grit is back for 2024. This road route links together virtually every categorised climb in the Peak District National Park, and the ‘Greatest 100 Cycling Climbs’ around it. With over 13,500m of ascent over 600km, it includes at least 42 fearsome hills with gradients of between 10-25%.

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Location: Sheffield, UK

Length: 600km

Elevation: 13,500m

Terrain: Road

Pan Celtic Race 2024

Pan Celtic Race 2024

Starts: 08:00, 7 July, 2024

The Pan Celtic Race's fifth and final year was always planned to be epic and titled the Magnum Opus. Riders will visit the Isle of Man for the first time and tackle the island's notorious time trial route. The traditional short and long routes accompany a mammoth free-route through all five Celtic Nations to create a monumental last race.

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Location: Douglas, Isle of Man

Length: 1,842 / 2,295 km

Elevation: 20,648 / 25,795m

Terrain: Road

VIA Race 2024

VIA Race 2024

Starts: 09:00, 20 July, 2024

With a focus on adventure, community and competition, the first chapter of VIA pays homage to the grassroots of ultra distance racing. VIA is a trilogy consisting of three chapters over the next three years, starting with a 4000km race across Europe this year. The route is steeped in history, following in the footsteps of Hannibal, the Carthaginian General who led his army and 38 elephants from Southern Iberia across mountain ranges to Southern Italy. Where this edition finishes, the second edition will begin.

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Location: Southern Spain

Length: ~4,000km

Elevation: ~40,000m

Terrain: Road

Lakes ‘n’ Knödel 2024

Lakes ‘n’ Knödel 2024

Starts: 09:00, 3 August, 2024

The Alps region is seeing an upsurgence in off-road bikepacking events, and Lakes ‘n’ Knödel is among this trend hosting its inaugural event in 2024. This brand new race that prioritises cycling, community and culinary art is dubbed as ideal for a rookie rider thanks to the plentiful accommodation and excellent food at the mountain refuges. Discounts have been offered to riders who reach the start line via train and bike in an attempt to encourage greener travel to the event.

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Location: Salzburg, Austria

Length: 750km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Gravel

GBDURO24

GBDURO24

Starts: 23:00, 9 August, 2024

It's often referred to as the "scrappy rolling picnic through Britain's ever changing landscapes". In more detail, it's a four-stage mixed-terrain race from the Southern-most tip of England up to Scotland's John O'Groats with three checkpoints in mid-Wales, the Pennines and Scottish Highlands.

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Location: Land's End, UK

Length: 1,880km

Elevation: 30,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Great British Divide 2024

Great British Divide 2024

Starts: 23:00, 9 August, 2024

The fourth edition of the Great British Divide is set to be wildly exciting with high passes, rough terrain, unreliable ferries and undoubtedly a good sprinkling of the notorious British weather on either of the two routes available.

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Location: Dover, UK

Length: 1400km / 2000km

Elevation: 27,000m / 35,000m

Terrain: Off-road

Silk Road Mountain Race 2024

Silk Road Mountain Race 2024

Starts: 18:00, 15 August, 2024

Kyrgystan offers one of the wildest and most inhospitable environments for a bikepacking race with its often harsh and unpredictable mountain weather, contrasted with the warmth of the local hospitality. The Silk Road truly is one of the pearls of the mountain bikepacking calendar.

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Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Length: 1,938km

Elevation: 30,460m

Terrain: MTB

TransIbérica 2024

TransIbérica 2024

Starts: 06:00, 24 August, 2024

For the first time in the race’s history, riders will start in the Italian Dolomites town of Bolzano and ride to Bilbao, Spain via ten CPs across Switzerland, France and Northern Spain.

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Location: Bolzano, Italy

Length: ~2,600km

Elevation: ~30,000m

Terrain: Road

Past races

Atlas Mountain Race 2024

Atlas Mountain Race 2024

Started: 17:00, 9 February, 2024

For the fourth edition of the race, riders will tackle plenty of climbing through the Anti-Atlas and High Atlas before dropping down to the wild Atlantic coast.

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Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Length: 1,300km

Elevation: 21,140m

Terrain: Off-road

Race Around Rwanda 2024

Race Around Rwanda 2024

Started: 03:00, 4 February, 2024

The Race Around Rwanda is back. 2023 saw riders flock from around the world to tackle the 1000km race around the Land of 1000 Hills. This one is for the fast graveleurs.

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Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: All-road

GranGuanche Audax Road 2024

GranGuanche Audax Road 2024

Started: 08:00, 28 January, 2024

The third edition of the Granguanche Audax Road is a self-supported, single-stage, fixed-route, endurance cycling event across the Canary Islands; a paved route with considerable elevation gain. In true audax spirit, riders must be self-supported but are allowed to ride together and draft one another.

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Location: Orzola, Lanzarote

Length: 650km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Road

Tour Te Waipounamu 2024

Tour Te Waipounamu 2024

Started: 11:00, 27 January, 2024

A race the length of New Zealand's South Island on the land between the mountains and the plains, over many a pass and high country station through Te Waipounamu's many valleys and changing climate. A highly challenging and rewarding mountain bike event through a sometimes exposed and unforgiving landscape.

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Location: Cape Farewell, New Zealand

Length: 1,330km

Elevation: 21,500m

Terrain: Off-road

Fat Viking 2024

Fat Viking 2024

Started: 06:00, 27 January, 2024

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.

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Location: Geilo, Norway

Length: 50/100/150km

Elevation: 1090/2010/3160m

Terrain: Snow

GranGuanche Audax Trail 2023

GranGuanche Audax Trail 2023

Started: 12:00, 3 December, 2023

The third edition of the Granguanche Audax Trail is a self-supported, single-stage, fixed-route, endurance cycling event across the Canary Islands; an unpaved route with considerable elevation gain. In true audax spirit, riders must be self-supported but are allowed to ride together and draft one another.

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Location: Orzola, Spain

Length: 800km

Elevation: 20,000m

Terrain: Off-road

Across Andes 2023

Across Andes 2023

Started: 09:00, 19 November, 2023

The 2023 edition of Across Andes is called Patagonia Verde as riders head further south than ever before into Chile's Aysén region known for its greenery, large glaciers, fjords, and snow-capped mountains. A ride at the end of the world.

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Location: Coyhaique, Chile

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Bikingman X #3

Bikingman X #3

Started: 23:00, 29 October, 2023

Bikingman X Race Tracking: A secretive race through Moroccan gravel hosted by the Bikingman team. With details yet to be revealed, this will be an exciting follow.

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Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Length: ???km

Elevation: ????m

Terrain: Gravel

Arizona Trail Race 2023

Arizona Trail Race 2023

Started: 14:00, 19 October, 2023

A stalwart of the MTB bikepacking calendar: the Arizona Trail Race is known for its rough nature, extreme temperatures, long stretches without resupply and an arduous 23 mile hike-a-bike through the Grand Canyon. The AZTR regularly attracts some of the strongest off-road racers and has remained true to its original self-supported ethos.

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Location: Arizona, USA

Length: 1,330km / 490km

Elevation: 24,550m / 10,650m

Terrain: MTB

Ultrabiking Sardinia 2023

Ultrabiking Sardinia 2023

Started: 04:00, 12 October, 2023

UBS defines itself as an adventure dedicated to women and men who love to dream, know how to suffer and strongly believe in the values of sportsmanship. An idyllic end of the season Mediterranean adventure, but don't be fooled, it's no holiday.

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Location: Sardinia, Italy

Length: 790km

Elevation: 14,000m

Terrain: Road

Arkansas High Country Race 2023

Arkansas High Country Race 2023

Started: 24:00, 7 October, 2023

The Arkansas High Country Route has it all, there are three route options available taking in a plethora of sparkling streams, hills and hollows, shady rivers, mountain views, waterfalls, swimming holes, historic sites and bustling cities.

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Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Length: 1,600km

Elevation: 23,000m

Terrain: Gravel

The Goats 2023

The Goats 2023

Started: 07:00, 2 October, 2023

The Goats is a gravel cycling challenge that takes place in the heart of Portugal. With the late season start and a selection of dirt roads to tackle, this race will entice the gravel riders to do one last ride in this incredible scenery.

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Location: Penhas da Saúde, Portugal

Length: 740km

Elevation: 16,500m

Terrain: Gravel

Istra Land 2023

Istra Land 2023

Started: 06:00, 29 September, 2023

Istra Land has been designed to unveil the secrets of the three colors of Istria County: White Istria, as the limestones around the mountain peaks; Grey (or Yellow) Istria, as the fertile inner lands; and Red Istria, as the clayey land near the coastline.

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Location: Sežana, Slovenia

Length: 420km

Elevation: 6,000m

Terrain: Off-road

Trans Pyrenees Race 2023

Trans Pyrenees Race 2023

Started: 05:00, 29 September, 2023

With four control points and two parcours, riders take on approximately 1,700km of the most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees from the Bay of Biscay on France's south west coast to the Balearic Sea on the south east and back again.

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Location: Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Length: ~1,700km

Elevation: ~40,000m

Terrain: All-Road

BikingMan Brazil #3

BikingMan Brazil #3

Started: 23:00, 24 September, 2023

In some of the oldest mountains in South America, riders will tackle the Mantiqueira Massif, known as the "mountains that cry" due to the numerous water sources, as well as the dense Atlantic forest and experience the famed Brazilian biodiversity and its multicultural society.

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Location: Santo Antônio do Pinhal, Brazil

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 18,000m

The Southern Divide - Autumn Edition 2023

The Southern Divide - Autumn Edition 2023

Started: 05:30, 21 September, 2023

This Southern Divide of the UK from Land's End on the Atlantic to the Kent coast uses ancient byways, mining trails, wild moors, forests, military gravel roads, and a bit of single-track, all sewn together with a few bits of tarmac. Riders are transported across the south coast along an ever changing landscape, where variety is the spice of life.

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Location: Land’s End, UK

Length: 670km

Elevation: 8,850m

Terrain: Gravel

Further East 2023

Further East 2023

Started: 04:00, 15 September, 2023

Further East takes riders deep into the disorientating flatlands of the East of England on a gravel epic. It may be fast and flat but there's no rest or respite; what doesn't go up, can't come down again.

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Location: East Anglia, UK

Length: 685km

Elevation: 3980m

Terrain: Gravel

SUCH23

SUCH23

Started: 08:10, 6 September, 2023

The Swiss Ultra Cycling Challenge is a free-route ultra where riders have to pass through all 26 cantons (states) and additional checkpoints dotted around the country. The race always starts at any train station in Switzerland and finishes at the Bundesplatz in Berne. But this year there's a yet-to-be released twist.

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Location: Switzerland

Length: ~950km

Elevation: ~10,000m

Terrain: All-Road

BikingMan Euskadi #3

BikingMan Euskadi #3

Started: 03:00, 4 September, 2023

Riders start on the wild Atlantic coast and head to the steep gradients of French Basque Country, before taking in some Tour de France icons of the Haute-Pyrenees, including the mythical cols of Aspin, Aubisque and Tourmalet.

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Location: Anglet, France

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 23,000m

Terrain: Road

Badlands 2023

Badlands 2023

Started: 06:00, 3 September, 2023

Badlands is a true test of gravel skill. At 750km, this race is a difficult balance between non-stop riding or adventuring through the Spanish wilderness. With difficult terrain, sharp climbs and deserts to cross it'll be exciting from start to finish.

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Location: Granada, Spain

Length: 750km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Bohemian Border Bash Race 2023

Bohemian Border Bash Race 2023

Started: 03:00, 2 September, 2023

The third edition of the Bohemian Border Bash Race follows the ancient borderlands of Bohemia via the remnants of centuries-old road networks that still exist to this day. The riders will compete on an approximately 1300km long journey circumnavigating Bohemia - crossing back-and-forth along national borders - riding through Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

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Location: Jetřichovice, Czech Republic

Length: 1,300km

Elevation: 24,000m

Terrain: Gravel

At Last Lost 2023

At Last Lost 2023

Started: 22:00, 1 September, 2023

Starting in Aveira, the Portuguese Venice, this race has a refreshing twist: riders will only learn the location of the next Check Point when they reach the previous one. The boundary of the territory of 'ALL 2023' is the North of Portugal, known for its beautiful landscapes and with a mountainous profile, as well as a significant density of roads. The perfect cocktail to get lost.

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Location: Aveiro, Portugal

Length: ~1,200km

Elevation: ~20,000m

Terrain: Road

Cotswolds 200 2023

Cotswolds 200 2023

Started: 09:00, 1 September, 2023

Riders will follow the unsupported riders as they traverse the off-road tracks, singletrack, bridleways and everything inbetween along this nook of quintessential England.

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Location: Bath, UK

Length: 322km

Elevation: 6,480m

Terrain: MTB

Mountains of the Merfynion 2023

Mountains of the Merfynion 2023

Started: 08:00, 1 September, 2023

Best thought of as a beautiful obstacle course to be tackled by bike, this inaugural ride is for people looking to take drop bar bikes where they don’t belong. The Cambrians are quckly developing a reputation as offering some of the finest off-road riding and star gazing in the UK.

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Location: Tetbury, UK

Length: 900km

Elevation: 15,700m

Terrain: Gravel

Further Perseverance 2023

Further Perseverance 2023

Started: 03:30, 25 August, 2023

A free-route ultra with numerous parcours and curfews throughout the Pyrénées. This tough race challenges the fiercest of competitors with chunky gravel, hike-a-bike and storms forecast. Follow along for some exciting twists and turns.

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Location: Ariège Pyrenees, France

Length: ~500km

Elevation: ~15,000m

Terrain: Off-road