I hope it's OK to post this here.
Avidly following last year's TCR, meeting amazing people behind the dots and riding together with them, has inspired me to dig deep into ultra-cycling myself again, not just in the sense of participating in some u/d events and personal challenges next year but also starting a project of organising B&H's premier ultra-distance race - dubbed B-HARD Ultra Race & Brevet.
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The race will take place on a carefully crafted and very demanding 1030 km route (round trip) with over 15000 m of ascend, passing through National Parks, along rivers, lakes and waterfalls, over ski-centers and UNESCO World Heritage sites and generally stunning (and hilly!) terrain.
It will be a great scenic ride on its own but also serve as a pretty good training for some bigger and longer races (like TCR). The time limit for successfully completed the race is set at 75h and it will feature cash prize for the winner :).
Aside from the race, the same route will be used for a BRM1000 randonneur / audax / brevet event, which will run under different rules and with entirely separate classification. The time limit for getting a homologated BRM ride is also 75 hours.
Finally, pending interest, there will be a “tourist” version of the race, which will run the course in a more relaxed and fully supported manner.
The event will be taking place from 13th to 16th June 2019, with start and finish in Banja Luka - a host of the 2021 UCI Granfondo World Championships.
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Just checked back to your thread to see if there was a route yet.
Doesn't look like it, but do keep us posted.
I've got the route mostly ready and I'm preparing updates to post over the coming days and weeks :).
Fresh new info added :).
Added POI - definitely worth a bump :).
This will be super rad!
@cybernck, Go to the Blue Dot Riders club on Facebook. They have a calendar of ultra events. You can enter it in there so more people will see it.
Now is a good time as people who didn't get in TCR may be looking for other ways to explore the Balkans!
Yes, I'm kinda hoping for that, LOL.
Updated with loads more info! :)
I can't quite understand if the route is fixed or if only the CP are fixed.
The route is fixed but you basically don't really have much choice anyway :). And it is a classic self-supported format, though there will be a lot of things included to begin with :). More details to follow shortly. Cheers.
Applications now open!
The race also looks good, hope you get enough interest.
How did this race go? Running in 2020?
It went great, if I dare say so! :)
I'll post some updates shortly.
Yes, planning it for 2020, bigger and better :).
B-HARD 2019 Day 1 Photos
B-HARD 2019 Day 2 Photos
B-HARD 2019 Day 3/4 Photos
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