HARDBIKE is a sports test that takes place in 3 days and whose objective is the personal challenge of finishing these three stages of considerable hardness.
Participation in this sports event, will be individually or in pairs, these may be mixed, or only formed by members of the same sex.
During these three stages, the times of each participant will be taken as an element of security and control of all the runners and in order to ensure the fact of knowing where they are at any time and if they are trained to be able to finish each of the stages in a way complete, and consequently take exit at the next stage.
If the biker in any of the stages ends outside the period marked by the organization, it will be allowed to take the exit of the other stages, but in no case will it be considered as a finisher of the "complete" test.
Cut-off times are established, announced within the information of the stages, with the intention that the participants can establish their test completion strategies, as well as the intention of being able to guarantee the safety of the participants and also the organization. Any runner who exceeds these times, will be from that moment out of the stage (fact that he will be informed). Even so, as previously reported, you will be allowed to go to the next stage.
HARDBIKE will be marked, but still, GPS is mandatory as a mechanism to avoid losses or possible errors induced by theft of signaling by third parties during the test, which could condition the runners if they do not carry the GPS.
The times taken with the intention of knowing what the corridors position is, will be provided a posteriori to all the runners through an "order of arrival", with the intention that each one is aware of how long it has taken him to perform each of the stages, and will be added, to have a globar of how many hours of btt has developed throughout the test.
The three itineraries are 100% cyclable and have been checked on several occasions, that does not mean that due to fatigue or technique, the runner finds a small area where in his opinion he ends up getting off the bike to be able to overcome it more quickly to foot, which got on the bike.
At the end of any of the stages, the organization can request from any runner its GPS with the intention of confirming that it has followed the track correctly, and consequently, it is worthy of the finisher condition of the test.
Every runner, among other gifts, will receive a jersey (3 stages) or a shirt (2 stages) at the start of the test, but only those finishers (who have finished the 3 stages at the proposed time) can pick up their finisher medal. Thus, the delivery of medals to anyone who does not accredit as indicated above, his condition of finisher of the three stages in the proposed time will not be accepted.
The participant may choose the size of the gifts, provided that their registration is prior to May 19, if not, they must assume that the organization has had to make an estimate of the sizes contracted a posteriori, and that it may not be. whatever he wants.
In the route section, participants will find the different proposed itineraries (when they are made public), which can be modified (partially or in full, as well as on the proposed dates) by the organization if they deem it appropriate, appealing to the safety of the runners themselves.
As anticipated in the points described above, HARDBIKE is a sporting event, whose interest goes beyond the strictly competitive, it is about traveling to this territory to be able to enjoy three days of authentic mountainbike, and therefore, must prevail above all the good atmosphere.
The organization for 2021 foresees different scenarios, which will be described below, so that every participant can have from the first moment the information regarding how to proceed depending on the situation:
1.- Normal situation: The first plan goes through a normal situation, in which the test will take place without any limitation, in any of its sections, that is, a mountainbike test, with marked routes but where the GPS is the main orientation system, and the marks are mere aids so that the participants can go more calmly. If it can be done in this scenario, the output will be in a group, provisioning will be available during the stage which can be accessed without any restriction, as well as food at the end of the stage, awards ceremony ...
2.- Situation with certain mandatory restrictions: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the organization will try to adapt to the situation, accessing all those points that are mandatory by any entity. Thus, if at the time of the sports event, the safety distance is mandatory, an exit system will be established that allows it. Any other measure that is mandatory (modification of the provisioning stations, modification of the food system at the end of the stage), will be modified as the competent authorities inform us, for the good of all participants and also of the organization.
3.- Situation of prohibition of sports events: In the event that it is not allowed to perform sports events, or that the situation does not advise it, the organization will pass HARDBIKE to a free format. This means that all participants will be able to come and collect their bag from the corridor, and will be able to perform the stages individually, thus prevailing above all physical activity as a leisure element. In this case, each runner must develop the order they deem appropriate to do the stages, leaving at the time they want, taking advantage of the fact that by the proposed date, all the roads will have been cleared for their passage, and they will be fully enjoyed. In this case, the itineraries must only be followed through the GPS system since, as it is not a sports event as such, the organization cannot mark them.
Although the stages are done under a free format, the organization will open the possibility that the runners can measure themselves "against" the other participants through the STRAVA application, where they must post their route and in this way the order of times can be determined among all the participants, being able to opt for the prizes of each of the categories.
4.- Situation of mobility restrictions: If at the time of taking the test, we find limitations in terms of mobility, the organization, as in the previous case, will determine that the routes are made in a free format. Unlike the previous point, instead of performing the stages during the 3 days in which HARDBIKE is performed, the participants will have a much longer period of time, conditioned by the dates of mobility restrictions (the interest is that the entire world has enough time to come and do them, so the time frame will be between 1 month and 2 months).
As in the previous case, all participants will be encouraged to record their routes with STRAVA, in order to make a total classification and categories and thus be able to opt for the trophies of each of them.
HARDBIKE wants to make it clear that these scenarios will in no case be proposed by the organization, but will be given by the situation in which we find ourselves, and the organization at an objective level, will apply the protocol that is pertinent at the time of carrying out the the test, adapting it as determined within this point.
The organization provides through this website, the different official accommodations, so that the runners have different options close to each of the stages. These accommodations have to be hired directly, thanks to the links to their different booking formulas. The runner must indicate that he is going to carry out the HARDBIKE test, since in this way the accommodations can be directed to the organization, with the intention that we can leave the luggage in the accommodation in question.
Once the biker has proceeded with his registration, he will receive a confirmation email, which he should keep in case there is anything. All the information prior to the test will be sent to the email provided, so that you can know and manage it in time.
In case of wanting to cancel the registration, the biker must know that depending on the date, one amount or another will be returned:
Before April 2: Refund of 70%
Before May 2: 50% refund
Before June 2: 30% refund
If the runner cannot attend and wants to change the name of the participant, he must contact the organization to make this change, which will cost € 20. In order to guarantee the size of the gifts, said contact must be prior to May 19, if not, the organization will not be able to guarantee the participant the size of it.
As specified above in the characteristics of the event, HARDBIKE in no case will be canceled, but will adapt to the situation that occurs at the time of its celebration, that is why, by not canceling, the Cancellation conditions are those described in this point.