The 2024 Calendar of Ultra-Distance Cycling Events Around the World

Ultra-distance cycling has seen a surge in popularity, together with a growing movement of events that blend the thrill of racing with the freedom of self-supported long-distance rides. If you crave an adventure, these events might be exactly what you’re looking for!

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January

Fat Pursuit Camp 2024 🇺🇸

The Fat Pursuit Camp is a 3-day winter camp in Yellowstone Country geared towards practice and honing skills.

Date: January 8, 2024

Location: ID, United States

Distance: 37 miles / 60 km – 124 miles / 200 km

Cost: $750

Event website: https://www.fatpursuit.com/fatpursuitworkshop

JayP’s Backyard Fat Pursuit 2024 🇺🇸

It’s a cycling competition covering a distance of either 60 kilometers or 200 kilometers, set on a series of carefully maintained snowmobile trails.

Date: January 12, 2024

Location: ID, United States

Distance: 37 miles / 60 km – 124 miles / 200 km

Cost: $100 / $300

Event website: https://www.fatpursuit.com/

Shaky Isles Challenge 2024 🇳🇿

A self-supported bikepacking expedition following an extensive 2,900-kilometer course spanning the entire length of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Date: January 12, 2024

Location: Southland, New Zealand

Distance: 1857 miles / 2,989 km

Cost: donation

Event website: https://www.tourtewaipounamu.co.nz/sic

The Mule Trail 2024 🇨🇷

Spanning approximately 630 kilometers from the southern border with Panama to the northern border with Nicaragua, this route covers the length of Costa Rica.

Date: January 22, 2024

Location: Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Distance: 391.4 miles / 630 km

Cost: $395 – $550

Event website: https://www.elcaminodemulas.com/

FAT VIKING 2024 🇳🇴

It’s an extreme winter race in the mountainous regions of Norway, serving as an approved qualifier for the Iditarod Trail Invitational.

Date: January 27, 2024

Location: Geilo, Norway

Distance: 93 miles / 150 km

Cost: 1100 NOK

Event website: https://www.fat-viking.com/no

Velo Iberia with Friction Collective x Komoot x Restrap 🇬🇧

Come and be part of Friction Collective for the debut of the fourth release in the Velo film series – Velo Iberia.

Date: January 27, 2024

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Distance: Not specified

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/dareshack/sat-27-jan-velo-iberia-bikepacking-film-premiere-99807#e99807

Tour Te Waipounamu 🇳🇿

It’s a bikepacking challenge traversing the entire length of the South Island of New Zealand, Te Waipounamu o Aotearoa.

Date: January 28, 2024

Location: Tasman, New Zealand

Distance: 807 miles / 1,299 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.tourtewaipounamu.co.nz/

Arrowhead 135 🇺🇸

It’s an extreme winter endurance event in Northern Minnesota, open to hikers, skiers, and cyclists, with an average completion rate of less than 50%.

Date: January 29, 2024

Location: MN, United States

Distance: 135 miles / 217 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://arrowheadultra.com/

February

The Huracan 300 Challenge 🇺🇸

The Huracan 300 Challenge stands as the ultimate self-sustained cycling endurance event that spans across the expanse of Florida.

Date: February 3, 2024

Location: FL, United States

Distance: 320 miles / 515 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.singletracksamurai.com/huracan-300/

Race Around Rwanda 🇷🇼

The Race around Rwanda (RaR) is an incredibly challenging cycling endurance race that guides participants through a stunning course, showcasing the breathtaking Rwandan landscape.

Date: February 4, 2024

Location: Kigali City, Rwanda

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: $275

Event website: https://racearoundrwanda.com/

Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 🇨🇦

It’s the coldest ultra-endurance event, tracing the challenging Yukon Quest Trail, a route renowned for being among the most demanding sled dog races globally.

Date: February 4, 2024

Location: Yukon, Canada

Distance: 430 miles / 692 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://arcticultra.de/race-info/

Atlas Mountain Race 🇲🇦

The Atlas Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race that starts in Marrakesh and crosses the Moroccan Atlas before taking riders through the Anti-Atlas and on to Essaouira.

Date: February 9, 2024

Location: Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco

Distance: 725 miles / 1,167 km

Cost: $350

Event website: https://www.atlasmountainrace.com/

Transcordilleras 2024 🇨🇴

Transcordilleras is a self-supported bikepacking adventure that guides you through the majestic mountain ranges of Colombia.

Date: February 11, 2024

Location: Boyacá, Colombia

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://transcordilleras.cc/

Actif Epica 2024 🇨🇦

The Actif Epica is a challenging winter escapade along the Crow Wing Trail, which is located close to the heart of North America—Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Date: February 16, 2024

Location: Manitoba, Canada

Distance: 142.9 miles / 230 km

Cost: $50 – $240

Event website: https://actifepi.ca/

2024 Tour Aotearoa 🇳🇿

Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bikepacking trips: stretching 3,000 km from Cape Reinga to Bluff, it follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths, and lanes connected by the most enjoyable country roads available.

Date: February 18, 2024

Location: Cape Reinga, New Zealand

Distance: 1864 miles / 3,000 km

Cost: free

Event website: http://www.touraotearoa.nz/p/home.html

Wendigo Ultra 2024 🇨🇦

The Wendigo Ultra is a self-supported 200km fat bike challenge stretching from Petawawa to Arnprior through the Ottawa Valley.

Date: February 24, 2024

Location: Ontario, Canada

Distance: 124 miles / 200 km

Cost: $90 – $190

Event website: https://wendigoultra.blogspot.com/

2024 Iditarod Trail Invitational 🇺🇸

One of the most challenging experiences on the planet, participants brave extreme physical, environmental, and mental challenges as they travel along the historic Iditarod Trail on bicycle, foot, or skis.

Date: February 25, 2024

Location: Knik Lake, United States

Distance: 1000 miles / 1,609 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://itialaska.com/

Hunt Sydney to Summit 2024 🇳🇿

The Hunt Sydney to Summit is a self-sufficient bikepacking challenge that takes riders through Australia’s most beautiful terrain.

Date: February 26, 2024

Location: Sydney, Australia

Distance: 422.5 miles / 680 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://sydneytosummit.com/

Queen’s Ransom 2024 🇺🇸

The Queen’s Ransom is A 225-mile loop around the greater East Valley of the Phoenix metro area.

Date: February 29, 2024

Location: Phoenix, United States

Distance: 227 miles / 365 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.instagram.com/queens_ransom_bikepack/

March

Florida Divide 🇺🇸

The Florida Divide is the ultimate and comprehensive Florida off-road experience.

Date: March 2, 2024

Location: FL, United States

Distance: 800-1500 miles / 1287.48 – 2414 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://www.singletracksamurai.com/florida-divide

Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra 2024 🇸🇪

It’s a new winter ultra adventure for fat bike enthusiasts in the Heart of Lapland – through Europe’s last wilderness.

Date: March 3-13, 2024

Location: Norbotten, Sweden

Distance: 12.4, 31, 114.9, 310.6 miles / 20, 50, 185, 500 km

Cost: €30 – €2,450

Event website: https://lapland.arcticultra.de/

The Drift 100 🇺🇸

The Drift 100 is a self-supported winter race in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains, the largest mountain range in the state.

Date: March 8-10, 2024

Location: WY, United States

Distance: 101 miles / 163 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: http://www.thedrift100.com/

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2025 🇦🇺

Similar to a mountain stage in the Tour de France, Peaks Challenge spans 235km with over 4000 meters of ascent and a 13-hour time limit.

Date: March 9, 2025

Location: Australian Alps region of Victoria

Distance: 146 miles / 235 km

Cost: $299

Event website: https://bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/peaks-challenge/

Monaro Cloudride 1000 🇦🇺

Monaro Cloudride 1000 is an off-road unsupported bikepacking event suitable for experienced multi-day riders only.

Date: March 9, 2024

Location: Canberra, Australia

Distance: 621.4 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.breathtakingevents.info/monaro-cloudride-1000k

Cloudride Prologue 2024 🇦🇺

The Cloudride Prologue is an entry-level for first-time bikepacking riders to test gear, navigation, and themselves over two or three days and gain an experience of the terrain and fatigue levels that they will encounter on the full 1000k Monaro Cloudride or similar multi-day bikepacking event.

Date: March 9, 2024

Location: Canberra, Australia

Distance: 327.5 miles / 501 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://www.breathtakingevents.info/cloudride-prologue-500k

Maricopa Trail Race 🇺🇸

The Maricopa Trail Race is a 240-mile self-supported ultra-endurance race along the Maricopa Trail in Phoenix.

Date: March 15, 2024

Location: AZ, United States

Distance: 240 miles / 386 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://mtr250.wordpress.com/

2024 Super Jambo Grom Pre Max 🇦🇺

The Super Jambo Grom Pre 1000 km is a self-supported bikepacking adventure in NSW, Australia.

Date: March 16, 2024

Location: NSW, Australia

Distance: 621.4 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: $78

Event website: https://jambijambi.com/products/super-jambo-grom-pre-1000km-registration?fbclid=IwAR0dvY6FpyxJEOH0AAREvAXWCuLCjHP_LBhKt8wgBIHanKB2tIG5SrJr-Kg

Ruta del Jefe 2024 🇲🇽

Ruta del Jefe is a binational festival celebrating adventure, education, community, and advocacy.

Date: March 21, 2024

Location: Sonora, Mexico

Distance: Not specified

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.rutadeljefe.com/

2024 East Texas Showdown 🇺🇸

The East Texas Showdown is a traditional bikepacking race. Riders will be timed, and awards will be given to first-, second-, and third-place winners.

Date: March 21, 2024

Location: TX, United States

Distance: 400 miles / 644 km

Cost: $85

Event website: https://bikesordeath.com/https-texasshowdownseries-com/

Fried Clay 200K 🇺🇸

The Fried Clay is a self-supported endurance gravel event that takes you through Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

Date: March 23, 2024

Location: GA, United States

Distance: 130 miles / 209 km

Cost: $40

Event website: https://www.facebook.com/Friedclay

Doom 2024 🇺🇸

Doom is a beautifully evil bikepacking route in the south, consisting of soul-sucking climbs, rough roads, and a whopping 41,000 feet of elevation gain.

Date: March 29, 2024

Location: AR, United States

Distance: 189, 400 miles / 304, 644 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.ozarkgravelcyclists.com/doom

2024 Stagecoach 400 🇺🇸

The Stagecoach 400 mountain bike route highlights Southern California’s geographic and cultural diversity.

Date: March 29, 2024

Location: CA, United States

Distance: 400 miles / 644 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://socalenduro.wordpress.com/stagecoach-400/

The GranGuanche Audax 🇪🇸

The GranGuanche Audax is a self-supported cycling event across the Canary Islands.

Date: Jan 28, Mar 30, Nov 24, 2024.

Location: Canary Islands, Spain

Distance: 434 miles / 698 km

Cost: $260

Event website: https://granguanche.com/

April

Gravel del Fuego 🇨🇱

Gravel del Fuego is a 1,047km bikepacking event that starts in Puerto Natales, Chile, and ends in Caleta María in the south.

Date: April 13, 2024

Location: Magallanes, Chile

Distance: 650.5 miles / 1,047 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://graveldelfuego.com/home-en/

Norfolk 360 🇬🇧

Norfolk 360 is a hybrid cycling event where you’ll ride both road and off-road segments, leading you to some of Norfolk’s most iconic sights.

Date: April 13, 2024

Location: Norwich, UK

Distance: 360 miles / 579 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.allpaceraces.com/events/norfolk-360

Tour De Los Padres 🇺🇸

Tour De Los Padres is a rugged and challenging long-distance mountain biking route that traverses through some of the most scenic areas of the Southern Los Padres National Forest and Carizzo Plain National Monument.

Date: April 18, 2024

Location: CA, United States

Distance: 275 miles / 443 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://tourdelospadres.weebly.com/

Veneto Gravel 2024 🇮🇹

Veneto Gravel is an unsupported adventure through some of the best countryside, hills and Venetian cities Italy has to offer.

Date: April 20, 2024

Location: PD, Italy

Distance: 428.7 miles / 680 km

Cost: $69

Event website: https://www.venetogravel.it/

Race around the Netherlands 2024 🇳🇱

Race around the Netherlands is a fully self-supported bikepacking race.

Date: April 27, 2024

Location: KA, Netherlands

Distance: 1180 miles / 1,899 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.adventurebikeracing.com/ratn/

May

The Traka 2024 🇪🇸

Date: May 1-5, 2024

Location: Girona, Spain

Distance: 50 km / 100 km / 200 km / 360 km / 560 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.thetraka.com/

A-Cross the 3 (ACT3) 7th edition 2024 🇧🇪

A-Cross the 3 is the little brother to the ACT5, a self-supported mountain bike race that crosses Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.

Date: May 2, 2024

Location: Liege, Belgium

Distance: 310.6 miles / 500 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.act5.be/

Ultraknuckle 2024 🇺🇸

Ultraknuckle is an arduous self-supported race covering 222 miles in Utah, featuring a challenging cutoff time of 72 hours.

Date: May 2, 2024

Location: UT, United States

Distance: 222 miles / 357 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://mooseknuckleralliance.org/the-ultraknuckle/

Race across Italy 2024 🇮🇹

RAI775 is the first Italian ultra-cycling event—a 775km journey through Italy’s most beautiful National Parks.

Date: May 3, 2024

Location: Teramo, Italy

Distance: 481.5 miles / 775 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://raceacrossitaly.com/ultracycling-rai775

Race Across Italy Unlimited 2024 🇮🇹

Race Across Italy Unlimited is a self-supported expedition resembling the Transcontinental race, unfurling across the picturesque landscapes of Sardinia, Corsica, and Tuscany.

Date: May 3, 2024

Location: Abruzzi, Italy

Distance: 1118.4 miles / 1,800 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://raceacrossitaly.com/ultracycling-race-across-italy-unlimited/

Yorkshire Divide 2024 🇬🇧

Gravel bike and mountain bike adventures on trails that celebrate Yorkshire’s rich heritage and diverse nature.

Date: May 4-6, 25-30, 2024

Location: West Yorkshire, UK

Distance: 217.5 miles / 350 km

Cost: £50

Event website: https://yorkshiredivide.co.uk/

Empire Lands 2024 🇮🇹

Empire Lands is a 900km self-supported gravel race across Italy from the organizers of the Race across Italy.

Date: May 4, 2024

Location: Teramo, Italy

Distance: 559.2 miles / 900 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://raceacrossitaly.com/ultracycling-empire-lands-gravel/

Seven Serpents Quick Bite 🇸🇮

It’s an incredible journey from Ljubljana to Trieste through the most beautiful paths of Slovenia and Croatia.

Date: May 5, 2024

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Distance: 310.6 miles / 500 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.instagram.com/sevenserpents.cc/

Ride Across Arizona 2024 🇺🇸

Ride Across Arizona is a 600-mile self-supported bikepacking event following the AZ Gravel Highway.

Date: May 6, 2024

Location: AZ, United States

Distance: 600 miles / 966 km

Cost: Free

Event website: http://azgravelrides.com/ride-across-arizona-may-6th-2024/

All Along The Watchtowers 2024 🇳🇱

It’s an epic 800km journey along seven iconic “Luchtwachttorens” in the Netherlands during the Hemelvaarts (Ascension) weekend.

Date: May 9, 2024

Location: Drenthe, Netherlands

Distance: 466 miles / 750 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/960545135010294/?acontext={“ref”%3A”52″%2C”action_history”%3A”[{\”surface\”%3A\”share_link\”%2C\”mechanism\”%3A\”share_link\”%2C\”extra_data\”%3A{\”invite_link_id\”%3A170062609485455}}]”}

Seven Serpents 2024 🇸🇮

Seven Serpents is an unsupported 850km bikepacking challenge embarking from Ljubljana to Trieste, venturing through the Croatian islands while traversing gravel paths and lesser-known roads.

Date: May 12, 2024

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Distance: 528 miles / 850 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.instagram.com/sevenserpents.cc/

The Accursed Race 2024 🇦🇱

The Accursed Race takes on an off-road trail spanning over 1600 km along the roof of the Balkans.

Date: May 14, 2024

Location: Shkoder County, Albania

Distance: 994.2 miles / 1,600 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.lostdot.cc/race/tarno1

Pinyons and Pines 2024 🇺🇸

Pinyons and Pines is an underground self-supported bikepacking event that starts and ends in Flagstaff, AZ.

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: AZ, United States

Distance: 300 miles / 483 km

Cost: Free

Event website: http://danaernst.com/PinyonsPines/

La Conquista Bikepacking 🇪🇸

La Conquista Bikepacking is a delightful adventure for bikepacking enthusiasts, as it takes you through a rich collection of historical landmarks and a portion of the Cid Burgos Valencia route.

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Valencia, Spain

Distance: 403.8 miles / 650 km

Cost: $139

Event website: https://laconquistabikepacking.com/

Bull Ring 200 2024 🇬🇧

The Bull Ring 200 is a 200-mile loop encircling the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. It connects numerous top-tier off-road trails in the region, providing a thrilling off-road riding experience.

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Stratford-on-Avon, UK

Distance: 200 miles / 322 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.mtbepicsuk.co.uk/events/

No Borders Bikepacking 2024 🇸🇮

No Borders Bikepacking is a challenge set in the heart of the Alps, spanning three countries (Austria, Italy, Slovenia) and showing no mercy to riders.

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Lesce, Slovenia

Distance: 288.8 miles / 465 km

Cost: $210

Event website: https://www.humanfishgravel.com/no-border-bikepacking/

Léman Gravel Challenge 2024 🇨🇭

The Léman Gravel Challenge is a self-supported fixed route event across the landscapes of Lac Léman.

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Vaud, Switzerland

Distance: 248.5 miles / 400 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.lausannegravel.cc/lgc

Tor Divide 2024 🇨🇭

The Tor Divide is an unsupported, single-stage, fixed-route event crossing the Peak District along trails, bridleways, singletrack and quiet scenic roads.

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Vaud, Switzerland

Distance: 155 miles / 249 km

Cost: £45 / £59

Event website: https://tordivide.co.uk/

Cross-Washington Mountain 2024 🇺🇸

The Cross-Washington Mountain Bike Route journeys eastward from the Pacific Ocean, meandering through rainforests and deserts, all while navigating singletrack paths and gravel roads.

Date: May 19, 2024

Location: WA, United States

Distance: 700 miles / 1,127 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://crosswashington.weebly.com/

Steppenwolf 2024 🇩🇪

The Steppenwolf is a non-commercial self-supported bikepacking challenge across the country from Berlin to Usedom and back.

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Berlin, Germany

Distance: 466 miles / 750 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://steppenwolf-berlin.de/

Tuscany Trail 2024 🇮🇹

By joining the Tuscany Trail, you’ll embark on a unique adventure covering 470 km and climbing around 6,500 meters. This journey will take you through magical forests and ancient historical centers.

Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Donoratico, Italy

Distance: 298.2 miles / 480 km

Cost: $97

Event website: https://www.tuscanytrail.it/en/

ZÜRI ESCAPE 2024 🇨🇭

ZÜRI ESCAPE is a captivating 400km bikepacking event that delves into the breathtaking landscapes surrounding Switzerland’s largest city, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region.

Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Distance: 248.5 miles / 400 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.zuri-escape.com/

Race Through Poland 2024 🇵🇱

Race Through Poland is a one-stage, self-supported, and long-distance bicycle race where the main objective for riders is to make their way from start to finish through the four control points located in the heart of Central and Eastern Europe mountain ranges.

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Malopolska, Poland

Distance: 932 miles / 1,500 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://racethroughpoland.pl/

Laba Gravel by Zaik 2024 🇪🇸

LABA GRAVEL is an enthralling gravel event that highlights the picturesque valleys located in the Basque Country, situated in the northern part of Spain.

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Guipúzcoa, Spain

Distance: 166.7 miles / 270 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: http://www.labagravel.com/

Source to Sea Trail 2024 🇬🇧

The Source to Sea Trail connects bridleways, drovers lanes, coffin roads, canal towpaths, reclaimed railway lines, forest tracks, moorland singletrack and quiet B roads along ten of Yorkshire’s finest rivers.

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: West Yorkshire, UK

Distance: 564.8 miles / 909 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://yorkshiredivide.co.uk/yd-850

Hellenic Mountain Race 2024 🇬🇷

The Hellenic Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race through the mountains of Greece.

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Thessaly, Greece

Distance: 582.8 miles / 938 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.hellenicmountainrace.cc/

Highland Trail 505 🇬🇧

The Highland Trail is a self-supported mountain bike route 550 miles in length with over 16000 m of climbing.

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Distance: 550 miles / 885 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://highlandtrail550.weebly.com/

Trans Balkan Race 2024 🇸🇮

The Trans Balkan Race is the ultimate off-road unsupported bikepacking race across the Balkans.

Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Sezana, Slovenia

Distance: 838.8 miles / 1,350 km

Cost: $290

Event website: https://www.transbalkanrace.com/

The Grand Loop 2024 🇺🇸

The Grand Loop is a self-supported bikepacking challenge spanning 365 miles, which joins the Kokopelli, Paradox, and Tabeguache trails into an unforgettable and epic ride.

Date: May 31, 2024

Location: CO, United States

Distance: 365 miles / 587 km

Cost: $35

Event website: https://www.bikereg.com/the-grand-loop

Madrid to Barcelona by Pedalma 🇪🇸

Madrid to Barcelona is a 700 km ultra-cycling event connecting Madrid with Barcelona via paved roads and gravel.

Date: May 31, 2024.

Location: Madrid, Spain

Distance: 434.9 miles / 700 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://pedalma.cc/en/mad-to-bcn/

June

Triangle of Gravel 🇨🇭

Triangle of Gravel is a four-day guided experience in Switzerland, tracing a captivating 250km route. This journey strongly focuses on indulging in delicious food and yoga and fosters a sense of community among participants.

Date: June 6, 2024

Location: Graubunden, Switzerland

Distance: 155.3 miles / 250 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.triangleofgravel.ch/

Hydra Epic VII 🇪🇪

Hydra Epic is a 1700 km Baltic unsupported bikepacking challenge.

Date: June 6, 2024

Location: Tartu, Estonia

Distance: 994.1 miles / 1,600 km

Cost: € 219

Event website: https://www.hydraepic.com/

Great American Wheel Race 2024 🇺🇸

The 2024 Great American Wheel Race is a 3,600-mile self-supported race that begins at the landmark Seattle Space Needle and ends at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

Date: June 9, 2024.

Location: WA, United States

Distance: 3700 miles / 5,955 km

Cost: $125

Event website: https://www.getsomecycling.org/copy-of-pacific-coast-bike-race

Tour Divide 2024 🇨🇦

The Tour Divide, which closely traces the path of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR), holds immense recognition as the primary and highly significant off-road cycling route in the United States, if not globally.

Date: June 14, 2024

Location: Alberta, Canada

Distance: 2734 miles / 4,418 km

Cost: Free

Event website: http://tourdivide.org/

Hungarian Divide 2024 🇭🇺

The Hungarian Divide is the largest national ultra cycling trail, where you can adventure west-east across the country for almost 1400 km, passing many historic sites along the roads of our central mountains.

Date: June 14, 2024

Location: Vas County, Hungary

Distance: 869.9 miles / 1,400 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://klnd.eu/en/hungarian-divide/

Hope-1000 🇨🇭

The Hope-1000 is an exhilarating bikepacking race that begins in Romanshorn on Lake Constance and ends at the iconic statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux on Lake Geneva.

Date: June 15, 2024

Location: Romanshorn, Switzerland

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Free

Event website: http://www.hope1000.ch/

El Piri 2024 🇪🇸

El Piri is a solo and unsupported bikepacking gravel adventure that starts and finishes in Girona, covering 850 kilometers and featuring 20,000 meters of climbing.

Date: June 15, 2024

Location: Catalonia, Spain

Distance: 528 miles / 850 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.lesperitdelbikepacking.org/el-piri-info

Hackenpedde 2024 🇩🇪

Hackenpedder is a bikepacking route across Schleswig-Holstein that leads through the varied nature between the seas.

Date: June 15, 2024

Location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://hackenpedder-bikepacking.de/

Taunus Bikepacking No.7 🇩🇪

Taunus Bikepacking is a mixed-surface, self-supported bikepacking adventure in Taunus Hills north of Frankfurt.

Date: June 16, 2024

Location: Hesse, Germany

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://taunus-bikepacking.com/

BT 700 🇨🇦

The BT 700 is a 795 km loop in southwestern Ontario designed for any rider who revels in unpaved backcountry roads, tricky climbs, and trails through thick forests.

Date: June 16, 2024

Location: Ontario, Canada

Distance: 494 miles / 795 km

Cost: Free

Event website: http://www.bt700.ca/

NorthCape-Tarifa 2024 🇳🇴

The NorthCape-Tarifa bike adventure is a single-stage, unsupported cycling challenge covering 7400 km across Europe, making it the longest bicycle race in the world.

Date: June 20, 2024

Location: North Cape, Norway

Distance: 4598 miles / 7,400 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.northcape-tarifa.com/

Dead Ends & Cake 🇨🇭

Dead Ends & Cake is a self-supported bikepacking event set in eastern Switzerland, featuring a delightful twist of fresh cake at every checkpoint.

Date: June 20, 2024

Location: SG, Switzerland

Distance: 310.6 miles / 500 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.deadendsandcake.ch/en/

Veneto Trail 2024 🇮🇹

The Veneto Trail is an unsupported bikepacking adventure through the region of Veneto in Italy.

Date: June 22, 2024

Location: Province of Padua, Italy

Distance: 310.6 miles / 500 km

Cost: €60

Event website: https://venetotrail.eu/en/

THE ALPS Ultracycling Adventure 🇩🇪

It’s an unsupported, solo stage bikepacking adventure that takes you to high peaks, deep valleys, and some of the most picturesque landscapes of the Alps.

Date: June 22, 2024

Location: Bavaria, Germany

Distance: 391.4 miles / 630 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://thealps-ultracycling.com/

The Hills have Bikes 2024 🇳🇱

The Hills have Bikes is an 1130 km fully self-supported bike packing race that starts and finishes at de Proloog cafe in Amerongen.

Date: June 22, 2024

Location: KA, Netherlands

Distance: 702 miles / 1,130 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.adventurebikeracing.com/thehillshavebikes/

Westfjords Way Challenge 2024 🇮🇸

The Westfjords Way Challenge is the first ultra-endurance race, following Iceland’s 580-mile Westfjords Way route.

Date: June 23, 2024

Location: Westf Jords, Iceland

Distance: 594 miles / 956 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://cyclingwestfjords.com/wfwc/

Andean Raid 2024 🇵🇪

You don’t need to be a professional to embrace the enduring satisfaction of conquering epic climbs of Andean Raid.

Date: June 24, 2024

Location: Cuzco, Peru

Distance: 425.6 miles / 685 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.andeanraid.com/

2024 BC Epic 1000 🇨🇦

Embrace the off-road thrill of an unofficial, self-supported bikepacking ride/race inspired by the spirit of the underground ‘Tour Divide’ style and adhering to the same rules.

Date: June 29, 2024

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://www.bcepic1000.com/

Vistula 1200 🇵🇱

Vistula 1200 traverses almost 1200 km alongside the Vistula River, from springs under Mt. Barania Góra to the river’s mouth in Gdansk.

Date: June 29, 2024

Location: Wisla, Poland

Distance: 745.6 miles / 1,200 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://wisla1200.pl/en/vistula-1200/

July

Montenegro Mountain Madness 2024 🇲🇪

Montenegro Mountain Madness is a 700-kilometer off-road unsupported bikepacking event around Montenegro.

Date: July 5, 2024

Location: Podgorica, Montenegro

Distance: 434.9 miles / 700 km

Cost: €290

Event website: https://montenegromountainmadness.com/

Pan Celtic Race 2024 🇫🇷

The Pan Celtic is an ultra-endurance bicycle ride encompassing the Celtic Nations of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Brittany. This self-supported adventure promises an unforgettable journey through these remarkable regions’ rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes.

Date: July 6, 2024

Location: Brittany, France

Distance: 1400 miles / 2,253 km

Cost: £425

Event website: https://pancelticrace.com/

Three Peaks Bike Race 2024 🇦🇹

Three Peaks Bike Race is an unsupported bikepacking race over three major mountain passes!

Date: July 8, 2024

Location: Vienna, Austria

Distance: 1335.9 miles / 2,150 km

Cost: €245

Event website: https://www.adventurebikeracing.com/threepeaksbikerace/

Amber Road Bikerafting Race 2024 🇮🇹

It’s a self-sufficient ultramarathon in which the route, marked along the ancient Amber Road, must be covered by bike and pack raft.

Date: July 11, 2024

Location: Udine, Italy

Distance: 869.9 miles / 1,400 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://kolarstwoprzygodowe.pl/amber-road-en/

Lost Elephant Ultra Race 2024 🇨🇦

It’s a lumbering 500+ km route through the greatest corner of the planet.

Date: July 13, 2024

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Distance: 340.5 miles / 548 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://lostelephant.ca/index.html

Log Driver’s Waltz 2024 🇨🇦

The Log Drivers Waltz is an 800 km route with 9500 meters of climbing.

Date: July 13, 2024

Location: Ontario, Canada

Distance: 497 miles / 800 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.logdriverswaltz.ca/2024-grand-depart-979620-580026.html

Sea To Peak 2024 🇫🇷

Embark on a thrilling off-road adventure that stretches across France, guiding you from the western to the eastern regions through a network of paths, tracks, and lesser-traveled roads, far away from the bustling main highways.

Date: July 20, 2024

Location: Plouarzel, France

Distance: 1367 miles / 2,200 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://erminig.cc/

NorthCape 4000 🇮🇹

1 Continent, 7 Countries, 4000 km self-supported with a legendary destination, the Arctic Circle! It is the most popular ultracycling bike adventure in the world.

Date: July 20, 2024

Location: Trentino, Italy

Distance: 2485.5 miles / 4,000 km

Cost: €397

Event website: https://northcape4000.com/

La Baroudeuse Unpaved 2024 🇫🇷

La Baroudeuse Unpaved offers an extraordinary, ultra-distance, self-sufficient cycling expedition where participants journey across mountainous terrain in one of Europe’s most captivating regions.

Date: July 20, 2024

Location: La Turbie, France

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://labaroudeuse.fr/

TransAlpes 2024 🇫🇷

The TransAlpes is an ultra-distance, self-sufficient road cycling adventure in the mountains across the most beautiful regions of Europe.

Date: July 20, 2024

Location: La Turbie, France

Distance: 1770.9 miles / 2,850 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://labaroudeuse.fr/

The Capitals by Pedalma 🇪🇸

The Capitals is an ultra cycling, gravel, and adventure event.

Date: July 21, 2024

Location: Catalonia, Spain

Distance: 511 miles / 822 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://pedalma.cc/en/the-capitals/

Transcontinental Race No. 10 🇧🇪

The Transcontinental Race stands as the ultimate self-supported bicycle race spanning the entirety of Europe. At its core, it is a beautifully demanding test of endurance with a simple yet intricately challenging design.

Date: July 21, 2024

Location: Flanders, Belgium

Distance: 2485.4 miles / 4,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.lostdot.cc/race-brand/transcontinental

Around Norway 2024 🇳🇴

Around Norway is a self-supported bikepacking event through some of the most picturesque areas in Norway.

Date: July 27, 2024

Location: Oslo, Norway

Distance: 1864 miles / 3,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.adventurebikeracing.com/aroundnorway/

Black Tooth Epic 2024 🇺🇸

The Black Tooth Epic is a challenging single-track 250-mile trail through the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, with around 35,000 feet of climbing.

Date: July 29, 2024

Location: WY, United States

Distance: 250 miles / 402 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://blacktoothepic.blogspot.com/

August

West Carpathian Ultra Challenge 2024 🇸🇰

A mid-range race for MTB/Gravel, trail runners and kick bikers.

Date: August 1, 2024

Location: Liptov, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: €120

Event website: https://westcarpathianchallenge.sk/en/home

Carpathian Mountain Race 2024 🇸🇰

The Carpathian Mountain Race is an unsupported mountain bikepacking race for individuals or pairs, covering an almost 1900 km long traverse of the Carpathian arc, one of the last wild places in the Carpathian Mountains.

Date: August 2, 2024

Location: Bratislava Region, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Distance: 1180.6 miles / 1,900 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://carpathianmountainrace.com/

West Carpathian Challenge 2024 🇸🇰

The West Carpathian Challenge is a 600km self-supported bikepacking adventure through the Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia.

Date: August 2, 2024

Location: Liptov, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Distance: 372.8 miles / 600 km

Cost: €120

Event website: https://westcarpathianchallenge.sk/en/home

Slovakia Divide 2024 🇸🇰

The route will cross a 200 km continuous ridge, where one mountain village and a few huts in saddles can be considered a civilization.

Date: August 3, 2024

Location: Bratislava Region, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Distance: 403.8 miles / 650 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.slovakiadivide.sk/en/1112-2/

Lakes ‘n’ Knödel 2024 🇦🇹

Lakes’ n’ Knödel is an unsupported bikepacking event that shows you the beauty of the Alps and its mountain cuisine in remote and gorgeous spots.

Date: August 3, 2024

Location: Salzburg, Austria

Distance: 450.5 miles / 725 km

Cost: €259

Event website: https://www.lakesnknoedel.com/

2024 Colorado Trail Race 🇺🇸

The Colorado Trail is a scenic route that covers 500 miles and includes a total elevation gain of 70,000 feet. It winds through the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, starting from Durango and ending in Denver.

Date: August 11, 2024

Location: CD, United States

Distance: 540 miles / 869 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://jwookieone.com/

Mother North 2024 🇳🇴

This bikepacking adventure brings together the joy of cycling with the breathtaking wonders of the Norwegian wilderness.

Date: August 11, 2024

Location: Lillehammer, Norway

Distance: 590 miles / 950 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.instagram.com/mothernorth.cc/

Super Carpatia 2024 🇵🇱

It combines two epic challenges: the Carpatia Divide and the Sudety Divide.

Date: August 11, 2024

Location: Lower Silesia, Poland

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://kolarstwoprzygodowe.pl/super-carpatia-en/

Austrian Extreme Bike Race 🇦🇹

The Austrian Extreme Bike Race is a single-stage unsupported bike adventure race through the Austrian mountains and the lakes of Salzkammergut, starting and finishing in Graz.

Date: August 17, 2024

Location: Graz, Austria

Distance: 1739 miles / 2,799 km

Cost: €350

Event website: https://www.austrianextremebikerace.at/

Alaska-Divide 2024 🇺🇸

Alaska Divide is a 1700-kilometer (1056-mile) unsupported bikepacking adventure from Anchorage to Deadhorse.

Date: August 18, 2024

Location: AK, United States

Distance: 1056 miles / 1,699 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://alaskadivide.com/

Arden2Eifel 2024 🇧🇪

Arden2Eifel is a non-stop, GPS-tracked, self-supported bikepacking challenge with a group start and a cut-off time for completing the course.

Date: August 21, 2024

Location: Hainaut, Belgium

Distance: 410 miles / 660 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://arden2eifel-bikepacking.com/

Grelly 2024 🇧🇪

It’s a self-supported bikepacking event that spans over 3 or 4 days, exploring off-road routes encompassing gravel and mountain biking trails in and around Belgium.

Date: August 22, 2024

Location: Liege, Belgium

Distance: 497 miles / 800 km

Cost: €125

Event website: https://www.grelly-cycling.be/

MADE handmade bike show 2024 🇺🇸

A multi-day trade event with consumer-facing days and industry-only days for media meetings and content creation. For anyone who appreciates the art of making bikes by hand.

Date: August 23-25, 2024

Location: OR, United States

Distance: Not specified

edCost: Not specified

Event website: https://made.bike/

Mountains of the Merfynion 2024 🇬🇧

With everything from hike-a-bike and single track to smooth forestry tracks and sweeping asphalt, this ride is for people looking to take drop bar bikes where they don’t belong.

Date: August 28, 2024

Location: Gloucestershire, UK

Distance: 559 miles / 900 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://theperfidiousalbion.cc/mountains-of-the-merfynion/

Ascend Armenia 2024 🇦🇲

It is a bikepacking race that invites you to discover and explore a place that few cyclists venture to.

Date: August 30, 2024

Location: Armenia

Distance: 745.6 miles / 1,200 km

Cost: $300

Event website: https://www.ascendarmenia.com/

September

Terra Australis Bike Epic 2024 🇦🇺

6,250 kilometers down Australia’s eastern regions, starting at Cape York, the northern tip of Australia, and finishing at Wilsons Promontory, the southernmost mainland point.

Date: September 1, 2024

Location: Queensland, Australia

Distance: 3883.5 miles / 6,250 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.breathtakingevents.info/about

Badlands 2024 🇪🇸

Unsupported ultra cycling gravel: 800km + 16.000m across the only deserts in Europe, the wild coast of Cabo de Gata, and the highest Col in the continent, Pico Veleta, at 3.396m.

Date: September 1, 2024

Location: Granda, Spain

Distance: 497 miles / 800 km

Cost: €280

Event website: https://badlands.cc/

Montana Bike Odyssey 2024 🇺🇸

Montana Bike Odyssey is a fixed route, self-supported, single-stage, mixed-surface cycling race that starts and finishes in Bozeman, Montana.

Date: September 3, 2024

Location: MT, United States

Distance: 1800 miles / 2,897 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.montanabikeodyssey.com/

Alps Divide 2024 🇫🇷

Alps Divide is a self-supported bikepacking challenge, weaving along the Western Alps, from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Geneva.

Date: September 7, 2024

Location: Alpes-Maritimes, France

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://alpsdivide.com/

Bristlecone 200 🇺🇸

The Bristlecone 200 is a 203-mile bikepacking race in Southern Utah following dirt roads, trails, and challenging terrain.

Date: September 13, 2024

Location: UT, United States

Distance: Not specified

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://mooseknuckleralliance.org/bristlecone-200/

Calder Divide Trail 2024 🇬🇧

The Calder Divide Trail is a long distance circular route across 12 valleys, 6 moors and 1 floodplain in West Yorkshire. It is a multi-day adventure along the watershed of the River Calder.

Date: September 14, 2024

Location: Hebden Bridge, UK

Distance: 160 miles / 257 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.calderdividetrail.co.uk/

Umbria Trail 2024 🇮🇹

Umbria Trail is a 400 kilometer loop passing through some of the most scenic regions of Italy.

Date: September 14, 2024

Location: Perugia, Italy

Distance: 248.5 miles / 400 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.umbriatrail.it/

Le Chablais 300 🇫🇷

Le Chablais 300 is a 300-kilometer off-road bikepacking challenge passing through the Chablais region of France and Switzerland.

Date: September 20, 2024

Location: Haute Savoie, France

Distance: 186.4miles / 300 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.instagram.com/lechablais300/

Bohemia Divide 2024 🇨🇿

The Bohemia Divide is an unsupported cycling race through the Czech Republic.

Date: September 21, 2024

Location: Česka Republika, Czech Republic

Distance: 497 miles / 800 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://bohemiadivide.wixsite.com/main

Iberica Traversa 2024 🇪🇸

The route traverses the Iberian Peninsula from Irun, at the Bay of Biscay, to Tarifa, the most southern point on the European mainland.

Date: September 22, 2024

Location: Spain

Distance: 1070.6 miles / 1,723 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://iberica-traversa.com/

Istra Land 2024 🇸🇮

Istra Land is an off-road unsupported bikepacking adventure that will take you across the entire Istrian peninsula.

Date: September 27, 2024

Location: Sezana, Slovenia

Distance: 248.5 miles / 400 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.istraland.cc/

North Central Washington (NCW) 250 🇺🇸

The route covers diverse backcountry riding terrain in North Central Washington, running counterclockwise and traveling primarily on backcountry roads and singletrack, bypassing the towns of Waterville, Chelan, Plain, Leavenworth and Cashmere.

Date: September 28, 2024

Location: WA, United States

Distance: 250 miles / 402 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://sites.google.com/view/ncw-250/home?pli=1

October

Dead Ends & Dolci 2024 🇨🇭

It’s a self-supported and self-navigated bikepacking event in southern Switzerland, with homemade dolci at each checkpoint.

Date: October 4, 2024

Location: Ticino, Switzerland

Distance: 310.6 miles / 500 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.deadendsedolci.ch/

The GOATS 2024 🇵🇹

The GOATS is an off-road ultra-distance bike challenge covering 750km in the Mountains region in Portugal.

Date: October 6, 2024

Location: Castelo Branco, Portugal

Distance: 459.8 miles / 740 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.thegoats.cc/

The Big Lonely 2024 🇺🇸

It’s an unsupported bikepacking adventure that starts and ends in a beautiful beer & bike paradise: Bend, Oregon.

Date: October 11, 2024

Location: OR, United States

Distance: 350 miles / 563 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://www.nwcompetitive.com/events/biglonely/

Cohutta Cat 2024 🇺🇸

The Cohutta Cat is a 290-mile figure-8 loop in North Georgia and Eastern Tennessee mountains. It starts and ends at the Mulberry Gap Adventure Basecamp near Ellijay.

Date: October 25, 2024

Location: GA, United States

Distance: 290 miles / 467 km

Cost: Free

Event website: https://www.nwcompetitive.com/events/cohuttacat/

November

Across Andes 2024 🇨🇱

Across Andes is an unsupported gravel event, which passes through the most remote places at the end of the world.

Date: November 24, 2024

Location: Araucania, Chile

Distance: 621.3 miles / 1,000 km

Cost: Not specified

Event website: https://acrossandes.cc/

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