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Across Andes

Across Andes

Started: 23:00, 26 November, 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!

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Location: Chile

Length: 1,030km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

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Rhino Run

Rhino Run

Started: 05:22, 21 October, 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.

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Location: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Length: 2,750km

Elevation: 27,100m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

Arizona Trail Race

Arizona Trail Race

Started: 14:00, 20 October, 2022

ARIZONA TRAIL RACE TRACKING: 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.

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Location: Arizona, USA

Length: 1300km

Elevation: 25,000m

Terrain: MTB

Two Volcano Sprint

Two Volcano Sprint

Started: 03:00, 12 October, 2022

TWO VOLCANO SPRINT TRACKING: A staple of the ultra calendar which has become the European season finale, 2VS is Juliana Buhring's offering to the ultra world and initiative to promote eco-sustainability in South Italy. A road route between Mount Vesuvio and Mount Etna with some spicy climbs and terrain in between.

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Location: Mt. Vesuvio, Italy

Length: 1,600km

Elevation: 36,000m

Terrain: Road

Arkansas High Country Race

Arkansas High Country Race

Started: 07:00, 8 October, 2022

ARKANSAS HIGH COUNTRY RACE TRACKING: A race that was designed to "showcase the natural features and the beautiful human environments of these highlands" - Chuck Campbell, race creator.

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Location: Arkansas, USA

Length: 1,600km

Elevation: 24,385m

Terrain: Gravel

Poco Loco

Poco Loco

Started: 07:00, 8 October, 2022

Poco Loco is a 3 race bonanza from Montpellier to Barcelona. With a 700km gravel and road race and a monster 1700km road race.

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Location: Montpellier, France

Length: 700/1700km

Elevation: 15,000m/19,000m

Terrain: Road and Gravel

Atlas Mountain Race

Atlas Mountain Race

Started: 07:00, 1 October, 2022

ATLAS MOUNTAIN RACE TRACKING: Back for its second edition, the Atlas Mountain Race treats riders with some spectacular Moroccan vistas, Berber villages, Atlas mountain tracks and some notorious hike-a-bike.

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Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Length: 1,165km

Elevation: 23,000m

Terrain: MTB

Trans Pyrenees Race

Trans Pyrenees Race

Started: 23:00, 29 September, 2022

Trans Pyrenees Race Tracking: With four control points and two parcours, riders take on 1500km 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: ~1,500km

Elevation: ~30,000m

Terrain: Gravel

ROUGH & READY - The Southern Divide

ROUGH & READY - The Southern Divide

Started: 07:00, 22 September, 2022

ROUGH & READY TRACKING: This inaugural mixed terrain, gravel bike friendly adventure takes in the stunning scenery of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire, and then finishes off in the woodlands, moorlands, river & canal trails of the home counties towards London.

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Location: Land's End, Cornwall

Length: 614km

Elevation: 7710m

Terrain: Mixed Terrain

FURTHER EAST

FURTHER EAST

Started: 06:00, 17 September, 2022

FURTHER EAST TRACKING: FURTHER EAST takes riders deep into the East of England on a gravel epic. Flat and fast; blink and you'll miss it.

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Location: Cambridge, UK

Length: 685km

Elevation: 3,980m

Terrain: Gravel

Cotswolds 200

Cotswolds 200

Started: 11:00, 9 September, 2022

COTSWOLDS 200 TRACKING: Join the MTB Epics UK team on this wild ride across the Cotswolds! Hosting both a supported and unsupported version, we'll follow the unsupported riders as they traverse the off-road tracks along this nook of England.

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Location: Cotswolds, UK

Length: 322km

Elevation: 6480m

Terrain: MTB

SUCH Bike

SUCH Bike

Started: 08:10, 7 September, 2022

SUCH BIKE TRACKING: The Swiss Ultracycling 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 on a Wednesday at 10.10am at any train station in Switzerland and finishes at the Bundesplatz in Berne.

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Location: Switzerland

Length: 1000km

Elevation: 10,000m

Terrain: Road

Badlands

Badlands

Started: 06:00, 4 September, 2022

BADLANDS TRACKING: A race renowned for its diverse landscapes and attracting some names well known from within and outside of the sport. From deserts to forests, coasts to summits, Badlands has it all. And all the drama.

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Location: Granada, Spain

Length: 750km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Pure Peak Grit

Pure Peak Grit

Started: 09:00, 3 September, 2022

PURE PEAK GRIT TRACKING: One for the climbers. A formidable road route linking together every categorised climb in the Peak District National Park, and the 'Greatest 100 Cycling Climbs' around it. Riders will face endless hills and spectacular vistas, all while battling the inner torment of Déjà vu. For the hardy, a sub-48 hour completion is the goal.

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Location: Sheffield, UK

Length: 600km

Elevation: 13,500m

Terrain: Road

Race from the Rocks

Race from the Rocks

Started: 20:22, 2 September, 2022

RACE FROM THE ROCKS TRACKING: A change to the usual route from an Aussie coastal town to Uluru, 2022 sees the race start in Sydney Opera House and finish in Adelaide. There's set to be less outback riding than usual but the rough terrain is still on the menu.

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Location: Sydney, Australia

Length: 2,010km

Elevation: 18,280m

Terrain: MTB

Further Perseverance

Further Perseverance

Started: 07:00, 26 August, 2022

Camille McMillan's original Further race kicks off with a typically unorthodox start from the Refuge de Ruhle, a pyreneen refuge at an altitude of 2,185m to which riders will need to make their way to the day before. There's never a dull moment at a race organised by Camille McMillan.

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Location: French Pyrenees

Length: ~500km

Elevation: ~15,000m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

Colorado Trail Race

Colorado Trail Race

Started: 10:00, 14 August, 2022

An original of the world of bikepacking, the Colorado Trail Race is a low-key mountain bike race through the Colorado Rockies. Notorious for its tough terrain and elevation, the CTR is not for the faint of heart.

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Location: Durango, Colorado, USA

Length: 850km

Elevation: 23,000m

Terrain: MTB

Bentang Jawa

Bentang Jawa

Started: 23:00, 13 August, 2022

Back after a stellar inaugural event last year, Bentang Jawa is back as the first unsupported ultra cycling race across Java Island, Indonesia.

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Location: Jawa Island, Indonesia

Length: 1,500km

Elevation: 16,000m

Terrain: Road

GBDURO22

GBDURO22

Started: 07:00, 13 August, 2022

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: 1,970km

Elevation: 26,700m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

TransIbérica

TransIbérica

Started: 23:00, 12 August, 2022

A free-route race starting and finishing in Bilbao which requires riders to tick off the 10 checkpoints and parcours across Spain, including one French Pyreneen CP and a gravel parcours in the Spanish Pyrenees.

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Location: Bilbao, Spain

Length: 3,300km

Terrain: Road

Silk Road Mountain Race

Silk Road Mountain Race

Started: 14:00, 12 August, 2022

Kyrgystan offers one of the wildest and most inhospitable environments for a bikepacking race with its often harsh unpredictable mountain weather, which is all the more reason to dotwatch!

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Location: Kyrgyzstan

Length: 1.900km

Elevation: 34,500m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

London Edinburgh London

London Edinburgh London

Started: 05:00, 7 August, 2022

The world acclaimed audax London Edinburgh London is a 1540km self-supported cycle ride across the United Kingdom, between the iconic capital cities of England and Scotland.

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Location: London, UK

Length: 1540km

Elevation: 14,500m

Terrain: Road

Great British Divide

Great British Divide

Started: 09:00, 30 July, 2022

The second edition of the Great British Divide is set to be wildly exciting; big names, high passes, rough terrain, unreliable ferries and undoubtedly a good sprinkling of the notorious British weather.

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Location: Canterbury, UK

Length: 2,000km

Elevation: 40,000m

Terrain: MTB

Basajaun

Basajaun

Started: 24:00, 29 July, 2022

The inaugural edition of Basajuan from the organisers of TransIberica and Transpyrenees takes riders through some of the Basque Country's undiscovered paths and its vastly diverse landscapes.

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Location: Vitoria, Spain

Length: 760km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Transcontinental No8

Transcontinental No8

Started: 20:00, 24 July, 2022

Europe's most iconic bikepacking race is back for its eighth edition. Between the start in Geraardsbergen, Belgium and finish in Burgas, Bulgaria, riders must navigate themselves between four checkpoints.

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Location: Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Length: 4,000km

Elevation: 40,000m

Terrain: Road

The Capitals by PedAlma

The Capitals by PedAlma

Started: 04:00, 24 July, 2022

An epic race connecting the four Catalan Capitals, unsupported over 6 days our riders will take on almost 900km with over 16,000m of climbing.

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Location: Barcelona, Spain

Length: 864km

Elevation: 16,300m

Terrain: Gravel