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An epic mtb race
7th to 14th of June, 2015 in the mountains of Greece
Pindos, the largest mountain range in Greece, will host for the third consecutive year the toughest mtb race in Greece, “Bike Odyssey 2015”. From the village of Laista in Zagorohoria up to the historical city of Amfiklia, this race will be a cycling odyssey for the riders!
The route has a total length of 600 km., 25,000 elevation gains and passes through 57 villages in mountainous Greece of unrivaled natural beauty and historical significance crossing the Pindos Mountains. There are few sections covered with asphalt, several paths while the largest proportion of the race route is covered by soil.
The race consists of seven stages and a prologue and has eight villages-stations. The prologue is a circuit race and has as start and finish at the square of the first village-station. At next stages the race starts from the square of one village-station and ends to the square of the next village-station.
«Bike Odyssey» is a team race and open to all (adult) ages provided they know mountain biking and have very good physical condition. Participants must form teams of two members and must ride with their team partner at all times and must not separate more than the allowable limit of 2 minutes. The valid time for a team will be the time of the last of the two team members.
Each and every rider must wear an appropriate helmet throughout the whole race. Helmets must be constructed according to safety standards. Each Participant «Bike Odyssey» is expected to be equipped according to the requirements of an 8-day mountain bike race. Appropriate attire for any kind of weather and first aid kits are minimum necessary. We recommend that you take with you additional tools and spare parts. E-Bike (power assisted) is not allowed.
During race of mountain biking has predicted from the organization to be three water supply points for athletes at each stage but each athlete is required to carry the necessary food and water that will ensure the completion of the race.
«Bike Odyssey» comes in three other versions for those who want to taste a little of magic of the 8-day version. There will be a three-day team race, «3-Day Odyssey», alongside the last 3 stages of 8-day Bike Odyssey. In addition the following one day races will take place: “Laista Circuit”, race in circuit form which will be held along with the prologue in Laista and daylong «1-Day Odyssey» to be held in parallel with the last stage. In the case of one day races, athletes can register as a unit.
Open from 20/11/2014 to 31/12/2014. For registrations from 01/12/14-15/12/14 you get up to 20% discount depending the participation package. Register for 8-Day Bike Odyssey or 3-Day Bike Odyssey.