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Carpathian MTB Epic

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Location:
Romania
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 14 May 2017
Event dates:
20 Sep 2018 - 4 day event
± 43 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
MPG Romania
Race Director:
Tudor Mocuta
Email:
events@mpg.com.ro
Website:

CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC

CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC is the ultimate wild mountain bike adventure in the heart of the Romanian mountains!

Organized by MPG Romania, the event offers a memorable experience to any biker daring to explore an area considered being one of the last genuinely wild regions in Europe. This MTB challenge is designed to test the participants’ limits over 157 km of riding and 5,750 meters of climbing, during a 3-day adventure.

The stunning scenery, tracks passing through mountainous areas of untamed beauty where only chamois dare to compete, an Olympic-level Race Village, the full-service concept – Eat, Sleep & Ride, a friendly atmosphere and vibrant themed dinner parties, all concur to ensure an unforgettable experience, worth being shared and further relived. Born from great passion for sports and nature, this fresh and exciting experience that will take place in Romania’s Central Carpathians is scheduled between the 21st and 24th of September 2017 and it presents two race options to choose from: a full 4-day EPIC experience or a 1-day Challenge.

CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC offers an exceptional occasion to run your bike through forested areas unique throughout Europe which can be explored in an attempt to highly test your physical and mental limits. The Race Village is hosted at the Cheile Gradistei – Fundata Resort, a charming place in the county of Brasov, Romania, and an exceptional location used for Olympic-level biathlon competitions.

The 4-day EPIC includes a Prologue, which is an optional qualifying race, and 3 daily stages. The Prologue – Thursday, September 21 – is an XCO-type qualifying race whose results will be used to determine the competitors order at the Start line for the 1st stage. Each of the 3 stages is run on a distinct cycling route: Stage 1 on Friday, September 22 – 58 km, with 2,140 m of climbing; Stage 2 on Saturday, September 23 – 54 km, with 1,830 m of climbing; Stage 3 on Sunday, September 24 –  45 km, with 1,780 m of climbing.

The second option for riders is to subscribe to a single day race and take the 1-day Challenge, which gives entrance to the race on Sunday, September 24 – 45 km, with 1,780 m of climbing. This is definitely an adventure worth being included in your MTB calendar!

Registrations are open on the official website until September 10, 2017. Get the early-bird rate now, only available during the launching period!

Weather conditions

Season: Autumn

Route Information

Distance:
157km
Ascent:
5750m

Terrain

rough. mountainous, valleys, steep climbing, peaks, plateaus

Technical Rating: 5

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
6km
2:
58km
2140m
3:
54km
1830m
4:
45km
1780m

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R5000 to 8000 / EUR349

*The standard price for the 4-day EPIC race includes the event services detailed in The Experience, the race pack, basic insurance, transport from the Race Village to the start line of the first stage, dinner parties from Thursday to Saturday, the farewell lunch on Sunday and the recovery meals for each race day starting on Friday. Upgrades are available for purchase separately, during the registration process. Accommodation in the Race Village, Cheile Gradistei – Fundata Resort, is sold as a 3-night pack, from Thursday to Sunday, breakfast included, starting from 50 Euro per person, per pack. The accommodation pack can be purchased only through the registration form. **The standard price for the 1-day Challenge race includes the event services detailed in The Experience, the race pack, basic insurance, the recovery meal and farewell lunch on Sunday. Upgrades are available for purchase separately, during the registration process, including the dinner party on Saturday. Accommodation in the Race Village, Cheile Gradistei – Fundata Resort, is not available for the participants registered in the 1-day Challenge.

Entry requirements

CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC is a challenging SOLO event open to both professional and amateur / hobby riders. The minimum age required to enter either the 4-day EPIC or the 1-day Challenge is 19 years of age on the first day of racing.

Race categories & prizes

The following race categories are available at registration. A full description of the prizes offered at the event are available in a separate section – Prizes.

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