The 800km Bali UltraCycling Race is the first and (for now) only UltraCycling event in Indonesia.
Be part of history and sign up for this incredible race that runs all around and across the island of Bali. The race runs in two modes: unsupported, or with car support, and features 3 categories: solo, two-person team, four-person team. Age categories may be added depending on the number of participants. Teams can be mixed males and females. The complete regulations for the event will be able to download soon at this link here. Until then please drop us an email should you have any question. The event runs exclusively on well paved roads, so feel free to use 23 or 25mm tires. Disc brakes are recommended but not mandatory, as the race features some steep downhill inclines up to 25%. Climbs are long and steep with gradients up to 20%, so plan accordingly when deciding gear ratio. Featuring 8 climbs of which only one at just 14 km (rolling), and the other 7 between 21km and 35km, this is very a challenging route, but at least as much spectacular.
Bali offers lots of options in terms of accommodation, but there are sections with only limited or no accommodation at all, so plan wisely. If you prefer, sleeping in the bush is an option as wildlife is generally not aggressive haha. In terms of food and beverage supplies, keep in mind that tap water is not safe to drink, but you can easily find supplies from 5-6am all around the island until late. When riding nearby major towns, 24hr shops may also be available. Expect hot temperatures up to 40°C during the day, and pleasant cooler temperatures as low as 15°C during the night in the hillier parts. Weather should be fairly dry but possibly quite windy, and definitely humid so good hydration is going to be crucial. For many more advices, have a look at the faq section of this website. Lot more details are going to be sent via email to all those registering to the newsletter and those signing up. There will also be a mandatory briefing to be attended the same day as the bike check.
THE OFFICIAL ROUTE
Curious to see what it's going to be like? Well, we will ride up and down and around the island, with a preference for safe and quiet roads wherever possible, and for great scenery.
We can't wait, what about you?
THE RACE REGULATION
The official race regulation are now downloadable from here. Please read them carefully and get back to us in case you need any further explanation.
In the meanwhile drop us a line should you have any question that you would like to be answered now.
A UNIQUE EVENT
800km - 12000m - 8 climbs
Ever dreamed of riding all around and across the island of Bali? Are you planning a holiday to Bali and would not mind riding it all?This is your occasion to race a magnificent and spectacular route that will touch every single significant place on the Island of the Gods. And best of all, enjoy a great holiday before and after the event, so your whole family can accompany you in this adventure!!!
THE 8 CLIMBS
in appearing order
PUPUAN NORTH SIDE
Dist. 30km Elev. 1000m+
Av. Grad. 2,7%
Max Grad. 14%
A very scenic and mostly quiet climb, is a good introduction to what the rest of the race will look like. Some steep gradients, long sections, and little or no break points.
Dist. 35km Elev. 1300m+
Av. Grad. 3,1%
Max Grad. 17%
This could be the busiest climb of the race in terms of traffic, therefore pay attention please. It leads up to Lake Beratan where it actually gives you a rest, before peaking up again to the top
Dist. 33km Elev. 1250m+
Av. Grad. 3,2%
Max Grad. 11%
A stunning climb, the ride up Penelokan will reward you with a magnificent view over the Batur Volcano. The second longest climb of the race, be sure to save some energy for the last steep 5km
Dist. 14km Elev. 500m+
Av. Grad. 1%
Max Grad. 22%
Seraya is not one climb. It is a series of short, steep and painful hills along a beautiful mainly unexplored road overlooking the ocean. Careful with the gradients, both up and down.
Dist. 26km Elev. 790m+
Av. Grad. 1,9%
Max Grad. 9%
Jatiluwih is home to the vastest ricefields of SE Asia, and a UNESCO heritage site. It will be a dream to ride along the fields, after a climb that is yes long, but never difficult.
PENULISAN NORTH SIDE
Dist. 29km Elev. 1600m+
Av. Grad. 5,2%
Max Grad. 15%
Up to Penulisan you will reach the highest point of the island, at 1750m asl. Long climb, but never really difficult, it can break your nerves as it gives you no pause at all.
Dist. 21km Elev. 630m+
Av. Grad. 2,2% Max Grad. 11%
This is a beautiful climb up one of the most famous areas of Bali, for its trails, vast ricefields, and pretty hills. The intimidating view of the Agung volcano will make it for a prefect picture.
Dist.26km Elev. 1430m+
Av. Grad. 6%
Max Grad. 16%
The last climb of the race is a true decider. Steep and long, do not underestimate it as you can lose a lot of time on this, especially on the middle section which is very hard.
The Answers You Need
We hope you enjoyed browsing our site and reading about our event. Below you’ll find a collection of some of the most common questions we’ve been asked about this and other events. If you have additional questions that aren’t on the list, please contact us—we’re here to help.
WHAT IS THE TIME LIMIT?
Since Bali is a beautiful island, you may decide to do this race at a more leisurely pace, therefore we have decided that there is no time limit. However, we estimate a maximum of 5 days to complete the challenge.
IS QUALIFICATION NEEDED?
No qualification needed. If this is your first ultracycling attempt, we suggest you get some good training, especially with long climbs. Previous experience with rides of at least 200km is recommended.
IS THERE A LIST OF MANDATORY EQUIPMENT?
Yes, the full list will be sent to all participants upon registration to the newsletter, or to the event itself. Insurance and medical certificate will be needed too.
CAN I GET HELP DURING THE RACE?
If you opt for the supported category then yes, your car and team will be able to give you all the help you need. May it be carrying your food, tools, spare bike, or whatever else you may want to bring with you. If you instead go for the self supported event, no support will be allowed. It is in the spirit of the race and all self-supported cycling events that you must rely solely on yourself, or on help accessible to all riders, for example from locals, in case of need.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T CONTINUE?
If for any reason you can't continue the race, are in trouble or need medical assistance, you should always immediately notify us. An emergency contact number will be given to all riders and will be accessible 24hrs during the race. Basically, we don't offer rescue and you are supposed to get home on your own means. Bali is full of helpful people, don't worry. And we can always help you somehow.
WHEN IS THE LAST DAY I CAN REGISTER? IS THERE A BIKE INSPECTION? RACE BRIEFING?
You can register up to one week before the event. The bike inspection is mandatory two days before the start of the race. On the same day there will be a mandatory short briefing where all your final questions will be answered. We may run an online Zoom or Google Meet event around 15 days before the race, to give you a chance to plan your trip to Bali in the most informed way.
DO YOU PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION?
We have fully comprehensive packages that include hotel, transfers, and participation to the event. Contact us for more details.
CAN A FRIEND OR WIFE FOLLOW ME TO TAKE PICTURES OR VIDEOS?
Basically, it depends on which modality you choose. If going self-supported the answer is no, otherwise yes.
WHAT IF COVID-19 IS STILL AROUND? CAN I GET A REFUND?
We may decide to run the event anyway with only local resident participants in case there will still be travel restrictions in place. But if you can't make it because of that, your registration fee will be refunded or moved to next event.
We hope we’ve provided you with all the information you were looking for.
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