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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

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Arkansas High Country Race

Starts: 23:00, 7 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

Starts: 23:00, 7 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

Length: 700/1700km

Elevation: 15,000m/19,000m

Terrain: Road and Gravel

Two Volcano Sprint

Starts: 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

Arizona Trail Race

Starts: 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

Rhino Run

Starts: 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. "The Rhino" is the race organiser, Ryan Flinn, who will give himself a head start and all competitors will be tasked with chasing him down over the succeeding 2,750km of mixed-terrain riding. 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

Across Andes

Starts: 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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Started: 09:00, 3 September, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Location: Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Length: 4,000km

Elevation: 40,000m

Terrain: Road

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

The Perfidious Albion

Started: 08:00, 16 July, 2022

A very Great British adventure from the North to the South of the island through Scotland, Wales and England, tackling iconic British climbs.

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Location: Lockerbie, Scotland

Length: 1600km

Elevation: 20000m

Terrain: Road

Dorset Divide

Started: 04:30, 15 July, 2022

Dorset, the home of the Jurrasic coast. Well known for its beautiful landscape and coast line this 320 mile route takes in its iconic places and best kept secrets! Although the landscape may be breathtaking so is the route, with lots of climbing and challenging off road section. The inaugural edition is set to be a special one!

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Location: Dorset, England

Length: 530km

Elevation: 6,000m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

Pan Celtic Race

Started: 10:00, 10 July, 2022

A race around a selection of the Celtic Nations will take riders from Wales to Ireland and back including three ferry journeys, much climbing and whatever the Celtic summer weather throws at riders.

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Location: St Davids, Wales

Length: 2,531km

Elevation: 26,075m

Terrain: Road

Three Peaks Bike Race

Started: 24:00, 9 July, 2022

One for the grimpeurs. A free-route race between three notorious European climbs: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Melchsee and Colle del Nivolet, featuring Mt Ventoux as the gateway to the final parcours and finish in Nice, France.

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Location: Vienna, Austria

Length: 2,150km

Terrain: Road

Transpyrenees

Started: 06:00, 25 June, 2022

The fixed route of Transpyrenees takes riders from the Mediterranean Pyrenees in the North East of Spain, through the Pyrenees Central and finishes at the wild Atlantic Pyrenees.

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Location: Llançà, Spain

Length: 1,080km

Elevation: 25,000m

Terrain: Road

DEAD ENDS & cake

Started: 06:00, 24 June, 2022

A free-route adventure with five checkpoints, each at the end of a dead end path, to explore the most beautiful, remote places of eastern Switzerland.

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Location: Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

Length: 500km

Elevation: 9,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Pennine Rally

Started: 06:00, 21 June, 2022

The Pennine Rally is a 500km and 10,000m off-road rally from Edinburgh to Manchester. With an express route over 4 days and the rally over 5 find out what the 100 riders get up to.

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Location: Edinburgh, UK

Length: 500km

Elevation: 10,000m

Terrain: Off-road

HOPE 1000

Started: 06:00, 18 June, 2022

The HOPE 1000 rolls out from the Swiss shores of Lake Constance to the finish at the Freddie Mercury statue in Montreux. A true mountain race that can challenge riders with heat and storms, all in one day.

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Location: Romanshorn, Switzerland

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 31,000m

Terrain: MTB

Taunus Bikepacking

Started: 05:00, 12 June, 2022

The challenging 1000 km route takes riders over unbeaten paths along numerous sights of a remote region in the heart of Germany.

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Location: Eppstein, Germany

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 18,300m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

Tour Divide

Started: 14:00, 10 June, 2022

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, with a few diversions to spice it up.

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Location: Banff, Canada

Length: 4,288km

Elevation: 45,600m

Terrain: Off-road

TransAtlantic Way

Started: 24:00, 9 June, 2022

This race along the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland returns for 2022.

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Location: Derry, Ireland

Length: 2,500km

Elevation: 29,100m

Terrain: Road

Trans Am Bike Race

Started: 24:00, 5 June, 2022

At 6,735km long, the Trans Am Bike Race (TABR) is the longest ultra-distance bike race out there. Traversing the USA from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia, the route covers the Rockies, the plains of the Mid-West, and the Appalachians, on its cross-continental path. A true test of stamina, and a calendar highlight for riders and dotwatchers alike.

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Location: USA

Length: 6,735km

Elevation: 50,677m

Terrain: Road

Trans Balkan Race

Started: 06:00, 3 June, 2022

A brand new unsupported race across the Balkans opens up some new trails for dotwatchers! Riders will pass through the stunning National Park of the Dinaric Alps, crossing Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro via some gravel roads, paths and tarmac.

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Location: Slovenia to Montenegro

Length: 1,300km

Elevation: 27,000m

Terrain: Off-road

All Points North

Started: 08:00, 2 June, 2022

Northern England's free route race offers a dotwatcher's delight as riders meander between the 10 checkpoints on the rough and exposed English countryside on a wide variety of routes. This year's edition includes some out-and-back checkpoints and some unavoidable tough climbs.

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Location: Sheffield, England

Length: ~1,000km

Terrain: Road

MittelgebirgeClassique

Started: 04:00, 29 May, 2022

The inaugural edition of this climber's race crossing between Germany and France which takes riders through the low mountain ranges of the Palatinate Forest, Black Forest and Vosges.

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Location: Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany

Length: 1,088km

Elevation: 24,000m

Terrain: Road

Highland Trail 550

Started: 07:30, 28 May, 2022

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, bad 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

Bohemian Border Bash Race

Started: 03:58, 28 May, 2022

The second 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: 1345km

Elevation: 23730m

Terrain: Gravel

Heading SouthWest

Started: 07:00, 21 May, 2022

An offering of Portugal's diverty to the ultra-community; this new race leads riders from the centre of Portugal through mountains, plains and the coast to the Algarve.

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Location: Coimbra, Portugal

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Road

Race Through Poland

Started: 04:00, 21 May, 2022

The fourth edition of Race Through Poland returns to crossing borders once again with the start and finish in Poland and the 4 checkpoints and parcours in Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic.

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Location: Kraków, Poland

Length: 1,500km

Elevation: 20,000m

Terrain: Road

Kromvojoj

Started: 18:00, 20 May, 2022

An ultra-distance adventure designed to be ridden at your own pace, an antidote to the high speeds of modern life.

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Location: Reus, Tarragona, Spain

Length: 1,400km

Elevation: 24,000m

Seven Serpents

Started: 24:00, 15 May, 2022

A free-route race between seven checkpoints from Slovenia through Croatia and its islands into Trieste, Italy via gravel and secondary roads.

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Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Length: 800km

Elevation: 15,000m

Terrain: Gravel

The Wild West Country

Started: 08:00, 6 May, 2022

A new race for 2022, the Wild West Country is a display of some of the finest roads in the South West of England and ticking off some National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Location: Tetbury, UK

Length: 800km

Elevation: 11,000m

Terrain: Road

Race around the Netherlands

Started: 06:00, 30 April, 2022

Fast and flat; what the Netherlands lacks in elevation and terrain it more than makes up for with its wind and characterful villages. Don't let the elevation profile fool you, this is not an easy race. What doesn't go up, can't come down and is devoid of rest.

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Location: Amerongen, Netherlands

Length: 1,957km

Elevation: 6,800m

Terrain: Road

Italy Divide

Started: 06:00, 23 April, 2022

Italy's original mixed-terrain race is back for another year's racing. A season opener for off-road European racers, it's always a great watch as many riders have kick-started a fruitful season from these hillsides.

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Location: Rome, Italy

Length: 1,250km

Elevation: 22,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Dales Divide

Started: 07:00, 15 April, 2022

This 600km route traverses two of the UK's National Parks: The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Unsurprisingly, the April weather in the North of England can easily help define this race.

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Location: Arnside, UK

Length: 600km

Elevation: 9,000m

Terrain: Off-Road

GranGuanche Audax Gravel

Started: 21:00, 19 March, 2022

The first edition of GranGuanche's Gravel audax takes in five of the Canary Islands with four ferry journeys. In true audax spirit, riders must be self-supported but are allowed to ride together and draft one another.

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Location: Canary Islands

Length: 700km

Elevation: 16,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Race Around Rwanda

Started: 02:00, 19 March, 2022

1,000km in the Land of a Thousand Hills. Rwanda's first bikepacking race is back since 2020 to delight our screens with its beautiful landscapes, locals and unpredictable weather.

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Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Length: 981km

Elevation: 17,000m

Terrain: Road/gravel

Iditarod Trail Invitational

Started: 23:00, 27 February, 2022

This Alaskan winter adventure on bicycle, foot or skis is revered as one of the hardest ultra-marathons in the world and demands flawless preparation and resilience.

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Location: Knik Lake, Anchorage

Length: 565/1,600km

Elevation: 18,176m

Terrain: Snow

Tour Te Waipounamu

Started: 18:00, 22 January, 2022

Back for its second edition, New Zealand's roughest race traversing the Southern Island from North to South.

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Location: Cape Farewell, New Zealand

Length: 1,330km

Elevation: 23,390m

Terrain: MTB

Across Andes 2021

Started: 08:00, 28 November, 2021

A Chilean adventure taking riders through the Andean mountains in a figure of eight route.

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Location: Melipeuco, Chile

Length: 1,017km

Elevation: 14,520m

Terrain: Mixed

Two Volcano Sprint 2021

Started: 03:00, 15 October, 2021

The riders of Two Volcano Sprint are about to erupt into a display of power and endurance.

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Location: Nicolosi, Italy

Length: 1,183km

Elevation: 26,212m

Terrain: Road

Bentang Jawa 2021

Started: 22:30, 2 October, 2021

Bentang Jawa is an unsupported ultra cycling race across Java Island, Indonesia.

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Location: Carita Beach, Indonesia

Length: 1,500km

Elevation: 16,000m

Terrain: Road

Caroline & David Cycle The World

Started: 07:00, 26 September, 2021

Caroline Soubayroux and David Ferguson attempt to set the first pairs Guiness World Record for Fastest Circumnavigation by Bicycle.

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Location: Whitehorse, Alaska

Race Through Poland 2021

Started: 08:00, 25 September, 2021

Race Through Poland is a single stage 1,500km bicycle race through the Carpathian Mountains.

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Location: Wroclaw, Poland

Length: 1,500km

Elevation: 19,500m

Terrain: Road

FURTHER EAST 2021

Started: 04:00, 17 September, 2021

FURTHER EAST takes riders into the unknown East of England.

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Location: Cambridge, England

Length: 642km

Elevation: 6,389m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

Badlands 2021

Started: 06:00, 5 September, 2021

Back for its second edition, Badlands is sure to provide a superb dotwatching spectacle as some of Europe's best racers take to the 748km route traversing Spain's finest gravel roads. It'll be hot. It'll be high. And it'll be rough.

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Location: Granada, Spain

Length: 748km

Elevation: 16,000m

Terrain: Gravel

All Points North 2021

Started: 04:00, 4 September, 2021

England's North has a reputation for being one of the most rugged, steep and exposed places to take a bike on tarmac. Riders have 10 checkpoints to reach in the order they feel is most efficient, or scenic! This is a race that favours the most well prepared riders who have struck their perfect balance of minimising both distance and elevation on their route which will tick off the East and West Coasts of Northern England traversing the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the lumps in between.

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Location: Sheffield, UK

Length: ~1,000km

Terrain: Road

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Location: Jetřichovice, Czech Republic

Length: 1,300km

Elevation: 22,000m

Terrain: Gravel

TransIbérica 2021

Started: 19:00, 14 August, 2021

2,750km of diverse Iberian riding awaits riders at the start line of this year's event. There are 9 checkpoints to self-route between through some of the Iberian Peninsula's most beautiful and scenic spots.

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Location: Bilbao, Spain

Length: 2,750km

Elevation: 38,000m

Terrain: Road

GBDURO21

Started: 07:00, 14 August, 2021

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 South West of Great Britain right up to Scotland's John O'Groats.

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Location: Land's End, UK

Length: 1,963km

Elevation: 29,750m

Terrain: Off-road

Silk Road Mountain Race 2021

Started: 16:00, 13 August, 2021

Kyrgystan offers one of the wildest and most inhospitable environments for a bikepacking race, which is all the more reason to dotwatch! With some of the world's finest racers targetting this race as their 2021 halo event, we're sure to see some blisteringly fast racing. But don't forget, this is Kyrgystan. And, anything can happen.

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Location: Talas, Kyrgyzstan

Length: 1,805km

Elevation: 29,450m

Terrain: Off-Road

Hungarian Divide 2021

Started: 07:00, 13 August, 2021

The Hungarian Divide is the ultimate MTB adventure challenge through Hungary. Although Hungary may be thought of as flat, it very much isn't! It is most suitable for a MTB, as we cross all mountain highlights of the country, including its highest peak: the Kékes at 1,014m. The categories are SOLO (unsupported) and TOUR (support allowed)

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Location: Smaragdvölgy, Hungary

Length: 1,428km

Elevation: 23,644

Terrain: MTB

Great British Divide 2021

Started: 09:00, 31 July, 2021

The inaugural 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, England

Length: 2,126.5km

Elevation: 31,089m

Terrain: MTB

Three Peaks Bike Race 2021

Started: 06:00, 10 July, 2021

A self-routed race from Vienna to Barcelona via three checkpoints consisting of a selection of the hardest climbs in Europe: Mangart Saddle, Männlichen and Col du Tourmalet.

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Location: Vienna, Austria

Length: 2,450km

Elevation: 39,400m

Terrain: Road

TransAtlantic Way 2021

Started: 04:00, 8 July, 2021

This race along the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland returns for 2021. Riders will follow the set route to Derry city in Northern Ireland. From there the first part of the race is 250km to checkpoint 1 at Fanad Lighthouse in Co. Donegal. Leaving checkpoint 1 the race follows the Wild Atlantic Way to Cork city. There are 2 route options. Riders can choose between the longer or the shorter route or simply decide to mix both.

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Length: 2,500km

Elevation: 29,100m

Terrain: Road

Pan Celtic Race 2021

Started: 07:00, 4 July, 2021

Second edition of PCR takes riders through two Celtic Nations: from the depths of Cornwall to Wales. An unrelenting course with a great line-up of riders who are riding head first into the poor weather forecast.

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Location: Cornwall, UK

Length: 1,999km

Elevation: 27,989m

Terrain: Road

Italy Divide 2021

Started: 06:00, 3 July, 2021

Italy Divide is in its fifth year, and on Saturday 3rd July at 10.30am riders will follow a set route (but without checkpoints) for 1250km and climb 22,000m of altitude gain over 4-7 days of riding on their northbound travel from Pompei to Lake Garda.

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Location: Rome, Italy

Length: 1,250km

Elevation: 22,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Transpyrenees 2021

Started: 06:00, 27 June, 2021

Transpyrenees 2021 is a 1,080km single stage, unsupported race across the Pyrenees, which takes in 36 cols and +25,000m of elevation gain.

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Location: Llançà, Spain

Length: 1,080km

Elevation: 27,000m

Terrain: Road

HOPE 1000 2021

Started: 06:00, 19 June, 2021

The 7th edition of the HOPE 1000 will roll out from the Swiss shores of Lake Constance, snaking 87 riders to meet with Freddy at the finish line in Montreux. The route remains largely unchanged, despite persistent snowfields on the high ground, and Covid has meant a local line up with 54% of riders from Switzerland. HOPE 1000 2021 is going to be full of surprises no doubt!

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Location: Romanshorn, Switzerland

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 31,000m

Terrain: MTB

Tour Divide (Great Divide Classic) 2021

Started: 11:00, 11 June, 2021

The original bikepacking race faces the biggest route adjustment ever; with no Canadian leg, the route has been reduced to a border to border race. An All-American roster means this edition is set to be an exciting and unique year.

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Location: Canada/US border

Length: 3,995km

Elevation: 43,098m

Terrain: MTB

Highland Trail 550 2021

Started: 07:05, 22 May, 2021

A race designed to prep organiser Alan Goldsmith for the Colorado Trail Race has become the flagship UK MTB bikepacking race. With hours of hike-a-bike and the most unpredictable weather the British Isles have to offer, the HT550 is a race that cannot be missed.

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Location: Tyndrum, Scotland

Length: 880km

Elevation: 16000m

Terrain: MTB

Race Around the Netherlands 2021

Started: 07:00, 1 May, 2021

Fast and flat; what the Netherlands lacks in elevation and terrain it more than makes up for with its wind and characterful villages. Don't let the elevation profile fool you, this is not an easy race.

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Location: Amerongen, Netherlands

Length: 1,913km

Elevation: 4,164m

Terrain: Road

Dales Divide 2021

Started: 07:00, 1 May, 2021

Back for a third year, this 600km route traverses two of the UK's National Parks: The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Kicking off the UK ultra season with a roster stacked with some of the best British racers, this is set to be a fiercely competitive race.

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Location: Arnside, UK

Length: 607km

Elevation: 7,510m

Terrain: Off-Road

Tuatara 1000 2021

Started: 22:00, 26 February, 2021

Brand new for 2021, the Tuatara 1000 has two options for the riders: a brevet and a non-stop category. Starting and finishing in Invercagill, the Tuatara 1000 will take riders into the crevices of the gravel roads on the south coast of New Zealand's southern island.

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Location: Invercagill, New Zealand

Length: 1,066km

Elevation: 12,840m

Terrain: Gravel

Victoria Divide 2021

Started: 19:00, 26 February, 2021

The Victoria Divide is a 550km race from Melbourne to Albury traversing the coastal side of the Great Dividing Range. The race was designed by Melburnian, Lewis Ciddor, a rider who cut his teeth winning the 2018 Tour Divide and who has worked to produce a race that is as technical and demanding as 550km from his home city can be. The winning times have ranged from 40 to 44 hours, and no rider has ever cracked the 40 hour mark. It's worthy of note that the re-route following the fires in 2019/20 added 20km to last year’s route but has now returned closer to the original route. While Lewis isn’t back to defend his title this year, Emma Flukes and Ben May who completed the 2020 podium will line up alongside other big names who are making their Vic Divide debut. Race route illustration by Alex Hotchin 📸 Jimmy Röstlund

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Length: 552km

Elevation: 16,200m

Terrain: MTB

Tour Te Waipounamu 2021

Started: 19:00, 13 February, 2021

The inaugural Tour Te Waipounamu is the brain child of Brian Alder, a veteran of the sport and a lifelong mountaineer. With experience and inspiration from the Tour Divide, Highland Trail, Colorado Trail Race and Kyrgystan; Brian's event has been tipped as the hardest bikepacking race in New Zealand. A competitive domestic line up includes a former Tour Divide record holder and seven race veterans, Terra Australis victor and a French Divide and Bohemia Divide winner. The MAProgress page has been made password protected at the request of the organiser due to the extent of private land.

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Location: Cape Farewell, New Zealand

Length: 1,319km

Elevation: 22,810m

Terrain: MTB

Journey Around Rwanda 2021

Started: 06:30, 29 January, 2021

As the Race Around Rwanda was amended to a Journey in order to comply with Rwandan restrictions, we're treated to an usual event. It's never been about the destination and, now more than ever, it's all about the journey.

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Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Length: 1,000km

Terrain: Road/Gravel

Two Volcano Sprint 2020

Started: 04:30, 18 October, 2020

From the foot of Mount Vesuvio to the peak of Mount Etna, the riders of Two Volcano sprint are about to erupt into a display of power and endurance.

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Location: Naples, Italy

Length: 1000km

Terrain: Road

TransIbérica 2020

Started: 20:00, 20 September, 2020

2,800 km of Iberian riding awaits riders at the start line of this year's event. With 12 checkpoints across Spain and Portugal, the race promises to highlight the best regions of the peninsula.

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Location: Valencia, Spain

Length: 2,800km

Terrain: Road

Badlands 2020

Started: 07:00, 6 September, 2020

Badlands 2020 is the inaugural gravel event brought to you by the organisers of Transibérica and Transpyrenees. As a sprint event, we're expecting a real spectacle of fast endurance racing.

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Location: Granada, Spain

Length: 700km

Elevation: 15.000m

Terrain: Gravel

Trans Atlantic Way 2020

Started: 09:00, 3 September, 2020

The Trans Atlantic Way now in its 5th year with shorter special edition of 2113kms. With international travel restrictions in place, it’s an all Ireland field this year. Riders will start in the City of Derry and make their way over the Peace Bridge to join the Wild Atlantic Way. Riders have two routes to chose from: Cu Culainn 2113km and Setanta 1541km, named after a famous Irish mythical character.

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Location: Derry, Northern Ireland

Length: 2113km/1541km

Terrain: Road

Dales Divide 2020

Started: 07:00, 29 August, 2020

Originally slated for the Easter weekend, the Dales Divide takes riders on a 600km tour across two of the UK's National Parks: The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

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Location: Arnside, UK

Length: 600km

Terrain: Off-Road

Race Around The Netherlands 2020

Started: 06:00, 29 August, 2020

Race Around The Netherlands is a staple in the ultra-endurance calendar renowned for its lack of hills and its trademark winds. It may be one of the flattest races in the world but the Netherlands is not for the faint of heart.

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Location: Amerongen, Netherlands

Length: 1904km

Terrain: Road

Transpyrenees 2020

Started: 20:00, 22 August, 2020

Transpyrenees 2020 is a 1,000km single stage, unsupported race across the Pyrenees, which takes in 40 cols and +25,000m of elevation gain.

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Location: Llança, Spain

Length: 1000km

Terrain: Road

GBDURO20

Started: 07:00, 1 August, 2020

Off-road, fully self-sufficient race from Lands End to John O'Groats.

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Location: Lands End, UK

Length: 2000km

Terrain: Off-Road

Three Peaks Bike Race 2020

Started: 04:00, 25 July, 2020

From Vienna to Nice via three of the hardest climbs in Europe: Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, Col du Sanetsch and Mount Ventoux.

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Location: Vienna, Austria

Length: 1950km

Terrain: Road

Hope 1000 2020

Started: 04:00, 20 June, 2020

What was the NAVAD 1000, is now the Hope 1000 and 2020 sees the race in its sixth year. During this unprecedented scene for events, we're excited to bring this event live to your screens.

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Location: Switzerland

Length: 1000km

Terrain: Off-Road

COVID-19 Updates

Started: 24:00, 16 March, 2020

Live updates from race organisers as their events become impacted by the global health threat of coronavirus.

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Location: Worldwide

Length: Months

Atlas Mountain Race 2020

Started: 08:00, 15 February, 2020

The inaugural off-road bikepacking race across the Atlas Mountains opens up the season of unsupported ultra-distance cycling for the year.

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Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Length: 1145km

Terrain: Off-road

Rich Seipp's Winter HT550 ITT

Started: 09:00, 1 December, 2019

It's Rich vs the clock for what could be the first completion of a winter HT550 ITT.

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Location: Tyndrum, Scotland

Length: 550 miles

Terrain: Off-road

Two Volcano Sprint 2019

Started: 04:30, 7 November, 2019

The cherry on top of a brilliant year's racing.

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Location: Naples, Italy

Length: 1100km

Terrain: Road

TransIbérica 2019

Started: 20:00, 1 September, 2019

3,500km around the Iberian Peninsula with checkpoints in some of the highest peaks available.

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Location: Bilbao, Spain

Length: 3500km

Terrain: Road

Paris-Brest-Paris 2019

Started: 03:00, 18 August, 2019

The four-yearly 1200km randonnée is back for its 19th edition. Originally a race, this brevet is a prestigious event steeped in the history of long-distance cycling.

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Location: Paris, France

Length: 1200km

Terrain: Road

Transcontinental Race 2019

Started: 03:00, 27 July, 2019

The most prestigious race on the calendar returns with four new checkpoints and a route reversal.

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Location: Burgas, Bulgaria

Length: 4000km

Terrain: Road

Transpyrenees Ultracycling Race 2019

Started: 20:00, 29 June, 2019

A 950km traverse of the Pyrenees mountains across the French and Spanish border.

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Location: Llança, Spain

Length: 950km

Terrain: Road

GBDURO19

Started: 07:00, 22 June, 2019

Land's End to John O'Groats on road, gravel, singletrack and everything in between across four stages.

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Location: Great Britain

Length: 1960km

Terrain: All-road

Tour Divide 2019

Started: 14:00, 14 June, 2019

Running from Banff in Canada to Antelope Wells on the Mexican border, the Tour Divide is for many the halo event of Bikepack Ultraracing. With both South Bound and North Bound riders racing self-supported across approx. 2,745 miles (4,420km) of the ACA's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, with a few diversions to spice it up. The 2019 edition had perhaps the deepest starting field ever, with prior winners of Tour Divide, TCR, TransAm, Terra Australis and Italy Divide all lining up. This year's race was epic!

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Location: Banff, AB, Canada

Length: 2745 miles

Elevation: 44,400m

Terrain: Off-road

TransAtlantic Way 2019

Started: 09:30, 6 June, 2019

The race along the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland returns for 2019.

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Length: 2500km

Terrain: Road

Trans America Bike Race 2019

Started: 12:00, 2 June, 2019

The longest race on the calendar takes riders from one side of the USA to the other.

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Location: Portland, OR

Length: 4200 miles

Terrain: Road

Highland Trail 550 2019

Started: 08:00, 25 May, 2019

After riders succumbed to torrential rain within the first two days, the 2019 HT550 had a surprise around every corner of the trail.

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Location: Scotland, UK

Length: 550 miles

Terrain: Off-road

Italy Divide 2019

Started: 12:00, 25 April, 2019

1150 unsupported kilometres between Naples and Torbole with a mix of fast rolling gravel roads and technical mountain bike trails.

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Location: Italy

Length: 1150km

Elevation: 15000m

Terrain: Off-road