Frequently Asked Questions

Jeroboam Bike Festival

Jeroboam essentials

What is Jeroboam?

Jeroboam is Europe’s top gravel and adventure cycling event!

Jeroboam is a gravel ride?

Jeroboam is more than a gravel ride — you choose your own ‘ride size’:

  • 300 km adventure gravel self-supported
  • 150 km Strada – road
  • 75 km Ride – gravel
  • 37,5 km Social

(You can also choose your bottle size of Franciacorta bollicine: jeroboam 300, magnum 150, standard 70, demi 37,5: it’s better after the ride!)

What can my family do while I’m riding?

Franciacorta region is one of the most beautiful in Italy, famed worldwide for its bollicine wine. The historic cities of Brescia and Bergamo and the wonderful Garda and Iseo lakes are within easy reach of Erbusco.

Arrival and parking

Camp area and accommodation

Jeroboam has a large camp area with showers, just behind the Event Center. Lago d’Iseo has many camping sites, some accommodating camper vans and RVs. Search here.

Showers

There are showers at the Event Center.

Registrations

Registration for all rides opens at 07:30 on Saturday and Sunday.

Start

The start is at the Event Center in Erbusco.
All riders must be at the start for 08:45.
A final rider brief is held at 08:50.

Departures

Saturday
09:00 Jeroboam 300 and 75 Gravel Rides
10:30 37,5 Wine Ride

Sunday
09:30 150 Road Ride
10:30 37,5 Wine Ride

Who should ride the Jeroboam 300?

This is not your everyday gravel ride: J300 is technical and demanding.
You must be prepared to pedal 300 km with 6000 m climbing in two days, mostly on mountain gravel roads. J300 is for strong and experienced riders.
All riders should be aware this 300 km event is a rugged adventure.

What is the ideal bike for Jeroboam 300?

A gravel bike with wide tires is your perfect Jeroboam tool, or an XC MTB.
Do not even think about using a road bike.
If you do it on a fat bike, you are a hero!

What is the ideal bike for the Magnum 150 Road?

A regular road bike

What is the ideal bike for the Standard 75 gravel?

A gravel bike or MTB

What do I need to ride J300?

The course is not be marked throughout, so all riders must have a GPS device.
Also required are:

  • helmet
  • waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • front and rear lights
  • mobile phone with the NeverAlone+ app installed
  • food and water
  • spare tubes, tools, and pump (or CO2 inflator)
  • Tent, bivvy bag or equivalent if you plan to sleep outdoors

I’ll find some refreshment points?

Jeroboam300

There are two refreshment points along the way, before and after the most difficult part.

You’ll find food, shelter and a warm welcome!

Magnum 150 and Standard 75

There is one official refreshment point on the route, and lots of places to buy food and water if you need them.

Is there is a time cut for J300 riders?

Jeroboam is an experience to enjoy. It’s not a race!

However, for safety reasons, there is a time cut before the halfway point, at Rifugio Amici Miei — riders must be there by 22:00 on Saturday:
if you don’t get there by then, you must return to the starting point. We’ll give you an enjoyable bail-out route to return to Event Center in Erbusco.

Latest arrival time in Erbusco is 18:00 on Sunday — meaning you have a total of 33 hours to complete the J300.

Is there mechanical assistance?

Jeroboam 300, 150, and 75 are not races.
Mechanical assistance is only provided at the start.
In an emergency, you can call the staff numbers below.

Is there medical assistance?

Yes, at the second refreshment point.
In an emergency, you can call the staff numbers below.
For medical emergencies, call 112.

There are several hospitals nearby.

The finish

All rides finish at Event Center in Erbusco.
You can check riders’ position using the NeverAlone+ mobile app.
Please ride with care on public roads in and around Erbusco.

Finally…

  • look out for one another
  • respect the environment
  • pace yourself — it’s a long way
  • remember to have fun
  • and please ride respectfully at all times!

Please prepare yourself and your bike for the event, whichever distance you’re riding! Yes there is support on the course, but you are primarily responsible for your own welfare.

Ready for this adventure?

STAFF NUMBERS for emergency

+39 333 213 5262 – Andrea B.
+39 347 480 1571 Eleonora
+33 6 15 21 72 43 – Andrea S