RACE MANUAL 1000.si

RACE MANUAL

Hi!

1000.si is a novelty in the Slovene, European and world bikepacking space.

We are proud to pave the way for competitive bikepacking in Slovenia as well. After 200 (bikepacking) miles around Slovenia (2020 and 2021), an even longer, 1000 km long one is coming.

We are proud of all of you reading this Race Manual. This means that you have reached the first step towards participating in the premiere of the 1000 km long Slovene competitive bikepacking.

We will be proud of every participant who will appear at the start and will be able to run the route in the spirit and ethics of bikepacking.

Any participant in this adventure, who will be able to ride this 1000 km long route in the spirit and ethics of bikepacking, will be proud of himself, as he will be able to ride the route alone, without the help of the team that serves him front and back.

Below is some information about this memorable adventure.

ORGANIZER

Bikepacking Slovenia Sports Association

Prvačina 119

5297 Prvačina

Slovenia

Bank account: IBAN SI56 0475 1000 1548 122

BIC SWIFT: KBMASI2X, Tax No.: 41498003

COMPETITION

Solo:

  • men,
  • women.

Pairs (each of the pair registers in their application, stating the name of the teammate):

  • men,
  • female
  • mixed.

Riding in pairs means that the competitors are on the track together all the time. Read more in the “Rules” section.

If in the event of one participant withdrawing, the other participant may continue to compete according to the rules applicable to solo participants, but may only be a finisher in the finish and cannot compete for the rank.

Relay 4 x 250 km (regardless of composition, substitutions: Ravne na Koroškem, Hodoš, Novo mesto).

A novelty of the bikepacking race 1000.si, which we are preparing for 2022, are also the 4 x 250 km relays. Of course, this does not mean that each member of the relay will cover exactly 250 km. Some exchanges will be shorter, some longer. The start will be in Ajdovščina, clockwise. The changes will be in Ravne na Koroškem (281.2 km), Hodoš (498.7 km) and Novo mesto (746 km). The exact location of the start, finish and shifts will be known at a later date. In the relay will also be available to a competitor who will be competing in a solo competition at the same time, with two GPS trackers. Of course, he will have to make two applications in this case. One competitor can make several changes, and the relay must consist of at least two competitors.

Each member registers for the relay individually. The relay leader is responsible for making the relay at the start complete.

Relay course:

The first competitor performs a technical inspection, places a deposit for the gps tracker and takes over the gps tracker, which he hands over to the next one when changing. The first relay competitor can also be a solo competitor. The exchange takes place in a specific place. At the place of each change, a technical inspection of each subsequent competitor is performed, which starts approximately half an hour before the change. It is not possible to perform without a technical inspection. The last competitor in the relay hands over the GPS tracker to the organizer, which is a condition for the returned deposit.

The number of participants will be limited to:

  • 30 in solo competition,
  • 5 pairs and
  • 15 relays.

GPS TRACKER

  • The organizer provides each participant with a GPS tracker, for which the participant places a deposit. For the relay, this is arranged by the relay leader. 
  • Each participant receives their GPS tracker, which they must place in the appropriate position on the bike before starting. If the solo competitor also competes in the relay, in this case he has two gps trackers. 
  • After arriving at the finish, each participant must return the gps tracker to the organizer, which returns the deposit to the participant. The same goes for the last competitor in the relay. 
  • In case of withdrawal, the gps participant must send the tracker to the organizer address. The deposit is refunded after the organizer takes over the GPS tracker. The same goes for the relay.

BY APPLICATION, EVERY PARTICIPANT PERSONALLY AGREES WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Understand and approve the terms of cooperation that are in the rules,
  • agrees to abide by all points of the rules,
  • agrees to respect and promote bikepacking ethics,
  • to cultivate a friendly attitude towards fellow competitors, organizers and volunteers, and to resolve any possible misunderstandings in a tolerant manner,
  • to agree to be aware of his or her personal medical condition that the organizer assumes no responsibility for any health problems that may occur during the event due to a sudden event or negligence on the part of the competitor.

SLOVENE BIKEPACKING CHALLENGE

The competition is considered a Slovene bikepacking challenge together with Ex Yu Adriatic Coast Bike race. Read more about this challenge in a special section on the website https://bikepackingslovenija.si/slovene-bikepacking-challenge/.

GENERAL INFORMATION

1000.si is a cycling competition that takes place exclusively in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38026478.

The start and finish are in Ajdovščina, the exact location will be known before the start.

There are no intermediate checkpoints on the route. Shortening or disregarding the route can only be in case of force majeure, when the health or life of the participant is endangered. In such a case, it is mandatory to notify the organizer immediately.

Nevertheless, participants must stop and register at Hostel Hodoš.

Start:

25.6.2022 at 00:01.

The finish will be 28.6.2028 at 8:00.

max. time: 80 hours.

Anyone who achieves the finish in this time will receive the title ”Finisher 1000.si 2022”. Participants who arrive at the finish after this time will be classified into a specific category.

AWARDS AND CLASSIFICATION

No prizes are provided.

In case they are, the absolute winner will be chosen first among the set of prizes, then the fastest man / woman, then the second man / woman / first pair and so on until the prize pool is exhausted.

The one who gets to the finish (taking into account bikepacking rules) in each category is ranked higher. The official results will be announced after a review of the suitability of each participant’s ride, presumably no later than 7 days after the end of the competition.

EQUIPMENT

COMPETITOR EQUIPMENT

Required:

  • helmet,
  • reflective vest
  • first aid,
  • protection foil.

WHEEL EQUIPMENT

Required:

  • technically perfect bike,
  • functioning RIGHT front and rear lights,
  • spare batteries,
  • reflective straps on the frame and on all the forks of the wheel.

Before the start there will be a technical inspection of the bike and equipment.  Without a technical inspection, participation in the competition will not be possible.

BRIEFING

Pre-competition briefing is mandatory for all participants in solo, pairs and first one in ralays. 

INSURANCE

Contestants attend the competition at their own risk. The Organizer assumes no responsibility for injuries or damage caused to participants’ equipment. By participating in the event, the competitor agrees to all the rules and consequences applicable to the event.

Personal insurance:

Each competitor must have their own accident insurance, which will cover all search, rescue and treatment costs and includes liability insurance.

APPROPRIATE PREPAREDNESS

Upon registration, the participant declares that he or she is physically fit.

FAIR PLAY

Helping anyone is forbidden.

The exception is to assist another competitor who is at risk of health or life. Such assistance is mandatory and will be particularly rewarding.

BREACH OF RULES

Rules are a necessary evil and any violation of the rules will be punished. The amount of the penalty will be in time increment and will be imposed upon arrival at the destination, in some cases followed by disqualification.

Pay particular attention to:

  • Violation of the rule of self-care (third-party assistance) and riding in a shelter will be punished with lifelong disqualification without the possibility of an appeal.
  • Use of transport during the match – lifelong disqualification.
  • Insults or threats to the organizer or volunteer – lifetime disqualification.
  • Dumping on and off the track – disqualification.
  • Avoiding helping a teammate in difficulty – disqualification.
  • Disqualification can be immediate or if irregularities are identified.

Follow bikepacking rules. Be a proud bikepacker.

There will be quite a few judges and volunteers along the route who will not be labeled, you may not even see them all.

The decision of the organizer on the sentencing is final.

Specific provisions:

  • Each participant must agree to the rules published on https://bikepackingslovenija.si/1000-si-2/. Without this consent, participation is not possible.
  • Everyone competes at their own risk.
  • The race is open to all men and women who are at least 18 years old on the day of the competition.
  • The competition will be in any weather.The only exceptions are situations where the safety of the participants may be endangered (p.ex. extreme storm).In this case, the event variant of the route or even cancellation is decided by the event organizer.In case of cancellation or competition, the participant has the option of a refund of the entry fee in the amount of 75% of the amount already paid or transfer to the next competition.
  • In case of force majeure (eg Covid 19 and / or similar) the competition will be postponed or canceled. In this case, each participant has the option of a refund of the entry fee of 75% of the amount already paid or transfer to the next competition.
  • The route will NOT be marked.
  • All participants must have the required mandatory equipment.
  • The competitor may voluntarily withdraw from the competition at any time. He must immediately notify the organizer of his withdrawing.

COMPLAINTS

All complaints must be submitted between race or within half an hour after the competitor arrives at the finish line, in writing or verbally, with a deposit of € 50. Complaints must be made with supporting documents (photographic material or the witnesses).

The appeal will be decided by the organizer. The decision will be taken as soon as possible. The decision of the organizer is final.

PHOTO-DOCUMENTATION

Each contestant waives the claim for photographic copyright during the event and waives any action against the organizer and his partners for the use of his pictures.

APPLICATIONS only on https://bikepackingslovenija.si/1000-si-2/

Your application will be validated upon receipt of payment, so:

Solo and pairs:

  • € 95 until 31.3.,
  • 115 to 15.5.,
  • € 135 until 15.6.
  • € 150 after 15 June, but without a T-shirt and a commemorative medal.

Relay (amount per member):

  • € 65 until 31.3.,
  • € 80 to 15.5.,
  • € 85 to 15.6.,
  • € 100 after 15.6., but without T-shirt and commemorative medal.

You can make the payment by following the instructions on the website: https://bikepackingslovenija.si/1000-si-2/.

You have to pay on

Bank account: IBAN SI56 0475 1000 1548 122

BIC SWIFT: KBMASI2X

Tax No .: 41498003

purpose: ”1000.si-name and surname/name of the team/ralay”

If you pay for multiple participants at the same time, please report their names to info@bikepackingslovenija.si.

Applications will be accepted no later than 15.6.2022 or until the limit of paid competitors’ applications has been filled. Registration is confirmed when the entry fee is paid and received on the organizer’s account. Applications will be considered in the order of payments received. The transition between the competition and the categories is possible until 15.6.2022.

Cancellation of the application can be done only by e-mail info@bikepackingslovenija.si.

FEE INCLUDE:

  • participation in the competition,
  • use of GPS tracker and timing,
  • commemorative medal,
  • commemorative T-shirt,
  • an unforgettable adventure that you will remember for the rest of your life.

FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • anything that is not explicitly stated to include the entry fee.

ETHIC AND MORAL STANDARDS

The organizers strive to establish high ethical and moral standards. Therefore, we will ask you a few questions when applying. You will have 7 days to respond. After receiving the completed questionnaire, which refers to general questions about knowledge of ethical and moral standards of bikepacking and attitude towards competitors, organizers and volunteers, the organizers will review the answers and assess whether you know bikepacking rules and whether you meet ethical and moral standards and confirm your application or refused. The decision at this stage will be final. Payment of the entry fee will be possible only after receiving the completed questionnaire and confirmation of the performance by the organizer. In case of payment of the entry fee, despite the organizer’s refusal to perform or before the decision of the organizer, such payment will be considered a donation and the amount will not be refunded.

We suggest that you take the time to answer the questions and check the website www.bikepackingslovenija.si/1000-si-2/, as you will find a lot of useful information there, and acquaintance with the competition manual and rules is mandatory upon registration. You may also get a hint for answers in the FAQ section.

Bikepacking Slovenia team

https://bikepackingslovenija.si/

info@bikepackingslovenija.si

+386 41 687 069 (Andrej)

https://www.facebook.com/%C5%A0D-Bikepacking-Slovenija-108158787253787

https://www.facebook.com/1000si-112501707245370

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