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Italy Franciacorta

14-16 October 2022

300

JEROBOAM

Approx. 300 km -  7000m D+

More than a gravel ride, a journey beyond — Jeroboam 300 leads you on the paths and dirt roads of Franciacorta via remote peaks and valleys into the sublime wilderness of the Lombard Prealps, and on to the shore of Lake Garda. An immersive 300 km, at one with nature.

In the previous editions the fastest finisher needed around 20 hours, while some took almost 40. Don’t underestimate this route!

150

MAGNUM

Approx. 156 km - 3200m D+

Since last year the Magnum 150 km is a completely gravel route. Paths and mule tracks, from tasty vineyards to scenic lake views: all the ingredients of the other distances are here mixed in the right amount to produce a course that is fast and suitable for those who love speed on gravel, too.

75

STANDARD

Approx. 75 km - 1000m D+

Like Jeroboam 300, a journey of discovery but shorter, among the vineyards and hills of Franciacorta.

Amid a landscape of little-known roads, renew your excitement for exploring by bike. 75 km, a distance and time to find your own space.

37,5

DEMI

Approx. 37.5 km - 500m D+

Through the famous wineries of Franciacorta, among its breathtaking landscapes and colors.

The 37.5 Wine Ride will take you to the most famous wine cellars to taste its great “bollicine”.

Gravel

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Rules

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FAQ 300

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FAQ 150

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FAQ 75

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FAQ 37,5

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JEROBOAM SERIES ARE SUPPORTED BY

  • Gravel

    What does "gravel" exactly mean? Originally it was a road surface. Then it became a type of bike capable of much more than just riding on gravel.
    Now above all "gravel" is a way of cycling: discovering new places & people and the fun on the journey rather than just getting to the finish line fast.
    Jeroboam summarizes, in its four distances, all the possible approaches to the gravel world: from the most adventurous to the most "racy" (although not a race!)
    For this reason, remember we will give very precise indications on how to prepare your bike for each distance as soon as we will have the final routes.

    Festival

    Not just riding, but also spending time with friends and other cycling enthusiasts.
    Jeroboam events always feature an expo area and a space to socialize with good music and interesting stories.
    A complete schedule of the events at the village events will soon be available on this website.

    Food&Drink

    Cycling means burning a lot of calories and we are not convinced an energy bar or gel is the best way to refuel. Good food and lots of drink options never lack in the Jeroboam village.
    The details about the village kitchen proposals will soon be available.

    Camping area

    It is well known that there is no better cure for insomnia than a long ride. To sleep like a baby, but also to fully experience the atmosphere of the event, you can pitch your tent in the camping area, free for all participants.

    Location

    The village will be set up in Via Verdi in Erbusco, in front of the Town Hall.
    A list of the services and exhibitors present and a map of the village will soon be available.

    Schedule

    Friday

    6:00 PM – Village and race office opening for race bag pick up

    7:30 PM – Free pasta party for all the registered athletes (chance to have dinner for everyone)

    11:00 PM – Race office closing

     

    Saturday

    6:00 AM – Village and race office opening for race bag pick up

    6:30 AM – Breakfast for all the participants

    7:00 AM – Pre-ride briefing for J300 e J150

    7:30 AM – Start J300 e J150

    9:00 AM – Start J75

    10:30 AM – Start J37,5

    6:30 PM – Kitchen opening

     

    Sunday

    9:00 AM– Start J75

    10:30 AM – Start J37,5

    All day long – arrivals

    11:00 AM – Kitchen opening

    6:00 PM – Village closing

    Prices

    Jeroboam 300

    UCI-team member
    Up to 31/08/2022: 45 €
    Up to 11/10/2022: 55 €

    Non UCI-team member
    Up to 31/08/2022: 55 €
    Up to 11/10/2022: 65 €

     

    Magnum 150

    UCI-team member
    Up to 31/08/2022: 35 €
    Up to 11/10/2022: 40 €

    Non UCI-team member
    Up to 31/08/2022: 45 €
    Up to 11/10/2022: 50 €

     

    Standard 75

    UCI-team member
    Up to 31/08/2022: 25 €
    Up to 11/10/2022: 30 €

    Non UCI-team member
    Up to 31/08/2022: 35 €
    Up to 11/10/2022: 40 €

     

    Demi 37.5

    Up to 31/08/2022: 25 €
    Up to 11/10/2022: 30 €

    Note

    • Prices do not include management fees by ENDU
    • Registration for Jeroboam 300 includes the rental of a GPS tracker that will be delivered upon departure. A deposit of € 50 must be paid and will be returned upon return of the device.
    Rules

    Art. 1 – Date and Place

    Jeroboam is a non-competitive cycling event organized by Free Bike Erbusco in collaboration with 3T Cycling Srl and its selected partners, which will take place since Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2022 in Erbusco, Brescia, Italy.

    Art. 2 – Routes and Departures

    Jeroboam has four routes, all non-competitive: 300 km, 150 km, 75 km and 37.5 km.

    Each participant has the right to choose the path most suitable and the choice must be indicated at the time of registration. The route selection can not be changed after signing up.

    Everyone must rely on the GPS track provided before the departure. The layouts and the GPS tracks of the routes can be consulted on the official website www.jeroboam.bike.

    Art. 3 – Rules of Participation

    To participate, Italians must be in possession of a valid sport membership card for the current year issued by the Italian Cycling Federation - F.C.I. - or affiliated with the Italian Cycling Federation for the current year, foreigners must possess a card valid for the current year issued by the Cycling Federation of their nation recognized by the International Cycling Union - U.C.I.

    For those who do not have a valid membership card, must activate the "CSI SOCIAL CARD" (cost € 10) which includes the basic daily insurance coverage for Italian Freebike events.

    An appropriate and valid medical certificate is required to participate in the event.

    For those registered as Italian residents, a certificate is needed confirming their fitness to practice agonistic cycling for the 300 and 15 km rides, non agonistic for the 75 km one and, for greater protection, for the 37,5 km.

    The certificate as per the example that can be downloaded from the link: DOWNLOAD.

    The 37.5 km ride is an eco-friendly ride (maximum controlled speed of 25 km/h, stops every 25 km), it will therefore be the responsibility of each individual cyclists to carry out the appropriate medical checks of sports fitness and have a personal insurance against damage to oneself and to third parties.

    The participation in the event is allowed only to those who are eligible for the event and to those who paid the participation fee and delivered a valid Medical Certificate to the organization. During the event, cyclists who are not registered regularly can't participate, under penalty of expulsion. In the event of an accident they will be held responsible for the damage caused.

    Registrations of participants who have been disqualified from their federations or bodies for doping or any other title will not be accepted.

    The organization of Jeroboam can, at any time and at its sole discretion, without obligation of further motivation, decide whether or not to accept the registration of anyone.

    Art. 4 – Equipment

    Participants are required to present themselves at the start of the respective route and use the following equipment appropriately:

    • Lights with sufficient charge to last for at least 6 hours (for the 300km route);
    • Helmet;
    • GPS device with sufficient battery to cover the duration of the chosen route;
    • Suitable clothing (including waterproof jacket);
    • 1.5 litres (or more) of liquids;
    • First aid kit;
    • Repair kit for faults, punctures and spare parts (brake pads, oil, multitool, pump, dropouts, air chambers, CO2 canisters, false links of the bike chain);
    • Cellphone

    Art. 5 - Safety and respect of the highway code

    It is mandatory for all participants to respect the Highway Code.

    Art.6 – Payment Methods

    The registrations can be purchased directly on-line on the web portal https://www.endu.net/ with the possibility of payment via PayPal, or in cash on the day of the event.

    Checks, bank transfers or other forms of payment other than those indicated above will not be accepted.

    Art.7 – Substitutions or Waivers

    Substitutions of enrolments or postponement of registrations to the following year are not allowed.

    If a member is unable to participate in the event, he/she will not be entitled to a refund of the participation fee. The management reserves, however, the right to evaluate, at its own discretion, any case of "impossibility to participate".

    Art.8 – Maximum Hours, Assistance

    There is a maximum time to complete the routes, indicated on the website www.jeroboam.bike

    No health care is provided, except for a doctor S.O.S. for emergencies. There is no mechanical assistance. Assistance from private vehicles is not allowed following the event.

    Art.9 – Refreshments and stamps

    The list of refreshments (for the validation stamps) will be published on the website of the event.

    The control stamps are the only proof of the taken route. They will be put on the Road Book at the start, along the route and upon the arrival.

    Art.10 – Complaints

    Any complaints must be sent to the organization only by e-mail info@jeroboam.bike within fifteen days following the publication of the list of the arrivals.

    Art.11 – Informazioni

    www.jeroboam.bike
    info@jeroboam.bike
    FREE BIKE ERBUSCO
    Via Provinciale, 9
    25030 Erbusco – BS

    Art.12 – Cancellation of the Event

    If, due to force majeure, the event does not take place, the amount paid at the time of the registration will not be refunded.

    Art.13 – Variations

    The organization reserves the right to make changes to the regulations at any time. The website www.jeroboam.bike is the only place where official information of the event is given. Therefore all official communications will be made known only through it.

    Art.14 – Approval, Consent, Authorization

    By asking to participate in Jeroboam in any of the ways provided by this regulation, each participant from the time of the registration:

    • Declares to have read and approved the present Regulation and to accept all their parts;
    • Must not use or be influenced by alcohol, drugs or narcotic substances during the event;
    • Declares to be in good physical condition and to have delivered to the organization a valid medical certificate after having undergone a medical examination for competitive or non-competitive cycling practice, providing the organization the indemnity for any damage that he/she might suffer as a result of his/hers participation in the event;
    • The organization declines all responsibility for itself and its collaborators, for accidents or damage to persons or property, which may occur before, during and after the event or as a result of the same. It also reserves the right to exclude cyclists from the event who will behave incorrectly before, during and after the event.
    • Expresses consent to the use of your data, also for commercial purposes, including but not only the publication of the name in relation to the results of the event on the website www.jeroboam.bike, pursuant to art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and of the articles 12, 13 and 14 of EU Regulation 679/2016
    • Confirm that have read the Organiser's Privacy Policy carefully. Participation in the Event involves the processing of participants' personal data for the purposes and in the manner described in the Organiser's Privacy Policy. The data controller is the Organiser.
    • It grants the organizers the widest consent to use, in the ways permitted by law, even for profit, of every video or photographic image taken during the days of the event, providing the organization with the right to transfer these images to third parties;
    • Acknowledges and accepts that, in order to register and participate in the Event it is necessary to authorise the recording and use of one's own image in the manner and for the purposes indicated in this Regulation, as well as in the Disclaimer and in the Privacy Policy, in consideration of the public nature of the Event, of the object of the services of dissemination and commercialisation of the video-photo shooting of the Event as well as the impossibility to selectively limit the video-photographic recordings. The modalities of conducting the Event foresee the shooting of videos and photos in order to document the event; among the services connected to the registration for the Event, the Organiser also offers all participants the possibility to purchase the photos and videos of the Event in which their image is present.
    • The aforementioned authorization for the use of one's own image must be intended for an indefinite period and without territorial limits all over the world, for use in various publications and films, including, but not limited to, promotional materials and / or advertising on all media. The organization may also transfer to third parties and its institutional and commercial partners the rights of use provided for in this agreement.
    GLOBAL FAQ

    Is it a competitive run?

    No, it’s a non-competitive event made in collaboration with 3T Cycling and associated partners.

    Can I ride a mountain bike?

    Yes, you can ride your mountain bike.

    Can I use the GPS on my cell phone?

    Yes, you can use your mobile phone for GPS tracking, though you will have to make sure that

    your battery lasts for the whole race.

    Can I bring 2 water bottles?

    Yes, you can bring 2 water bottles and also have to consider that all participants are required to

    bring 1.5l of liquid.

    Is the 75km route split in two days?

    No, the route must be completed in a single day. The same route is offered Saturday and

    Sunday but as two separate races, participants registered for this route can choose between

    these two days on which they would like to ride.

    Is the 37.5 route split in two days?

    No, the route must be completed in a single day. The same route is offered Saturday and

    Sunday but as two separate races, participants registered for this route can choose between

    these two days on which they would like to ride.

    When will the track be communicated? Will it be possible to download the route?

    The route and the GPS tracks will be available on the official website www.jeroboam.bike and

    will be given to the participants upon start.

    What kind of certificated do I need?

    In order to participate, a valid medical certificate is required.

    For Italian citizens: in order to be able to ride the 300km and the 150km tracks a valid medical

    certificate for the practice of competitive cycling will be required; for the 75km and the 37.5 ones

    a valid medical certificate for the practice of the sport of cycling or high-intensity cardiovascular

    discipline will be required.

    For participants from outside Italy: a medical certificate similar to the one found in the following

    link will be required (http://bit.ly/jeroboam_health_form)

    Do I need to be subscribed to a sport society in order to participate?

    For Italian participants, a currently valid subscription to the Federazione Ciclistica Italiana

    (F.C.I.) or similar subscription in association with the Federazione Ciclistica Italiana is needed,

    being sure it is valid for the current year.

    For participants from outside Italy, a valid subscription to the cycling federation from their

    country associated with the International Cycling Union is needed.

    Those who cannot provide a valid subscription as stated above, will have to activate the

    “tessera socio CSI” (at the cost of 10€) which will include the insurance needed for sporting

    events.

    Does the “tessera socio CSI” cover the medical certificate/visit?

    No, the “tessera socio CSI” includes the insurance for sporting events, but does not cover the

    medical certificate/visit.

    FAQ 300

    What is the recommended bike-type for this track?

    The Jeroboam 300 is an extremely difficult track which will require riders to be fully prepared, mentally, physically and technically. Due to the accidental terrain situation, we’ll recommend to ride it in a gravel plus configuration using 650b x 48 tyres or wider.
    The minimum gear range shall be 1:1, but considering the presence of long climbing sectors and an ever-growing gradient level easier gear rang will be ideal.

    What kind of equipment is required in order to participate?

    In order to participate, every participant is required to bring a GPS tracking device, a front-light in order to grant a clear vision of the road ahead and a rear-light. The use of the helmet is mandatory for all participants. Due to the roughness, the elevated altitude and the autumn season in which the track is set, it will be mandatory to be properly clothed in order to be able to face rigid temperatures (close to 0°C). We will also be required to bring a thermal blanket (metallic kind) with you. Participants’ equipment would be checked randomly by the staff before the start.

    Will I have to bring all my night equipment on my own?

    The Jeroboam 300 is an event designed to promote the bike-packing experience. We suggest you to carry all your belongings inside bike-packing bags while riding. However, a bag transfer service will be provided from the starting line in Erbusco to the night camp in Malga Corva (Cima Rest). A similar service, but on the other direction, will be provided on Sunday. Deadline for the drop-off will be an hour before the start.

    Will I be able to ride this route for its entirety?

    Regardless of the expertise level of the participants, during the route there will be two sectors in which you will have to push the bike instead of riding. The first of which is located by km n°66 (just before Passo delle 7 crocette), it lasts for about 4km in which you’ll encounter 450m of ascending. The second one is a brief sector of approximately 500m, located nearby km n°106. Apart from these sectors, the track includes high difficulty climbing due to the gradient of the road and its unevenness. We can’t exclude the chance that some of the participants will have to walk instead of riding the bike in a few parts, whether it’d be for fatigue or for the difficulty of the road.

    What is the estimated riding time?

    We estimated that this track will take between 20 and 35 hours to complete, depending on the participant own speed. Considering this, the average speed range should be of 9km/h. After a night-break of about 6 hours, the rest of the track should be rode at an average speed of 10.5 km/h in order to arrive in time before the time limit.

    What is the time limit for completing the track?

    The track shall be completed until 18:00 of Sunday the 16th.

    Will I be able to ride the track without stopping by the checkpoints?

    In order to collect all the stamps on the roadbook, you will have to stop by the checkpoints. It’ll be possible to ride the track without stopping for the night, however we don’t recommend you to do so because, though a challenge, the Jeroboam is not a race. Stopping by the checkpoint in Malga Corva one could have the gravel bike-packing experience and could appreciate the track even further. Keep in mind that riding during the night will prevent you from seeing the beautiful landscapes by the second half of the track and, stopping for the night, you will split the route and it will easier to face.

    Are there any checkpoints on the track?

    1) Km n°105 by Bike 3 Lands Shop in Idro. Possibility for resupplying will be available;
    2) Km n°148, 5000m of ascending. Night-break checkpoint with dinner service included by rifugio Malga Corva (available until 23:00). There you’ll have the possibility to spend the night in a tent (to be carried with you while riding or asking for the bag transfer as stated above). We suggest you to read the roadbook thoroughly. We highly recommend to stop for resupplying in Bovegno before facing the sector of passo del Giogo del maniva (approximately a riding sector lasting 2.5/5 hours without any chance for resupplying. Also, depending on the drought situation in Italy, there might be a chance to not have access to water fountains during the climb).

    In chance of bad weather, will the event take place anyway?

    The event will be held even in the chance of raining. The organization team will have the possibility to modify or suspend the event in the case of a weather alert.

    FAQ 150

    What is the recommended bike-type for this track?

    The Jeroboam 150 have been designed for the Exploro RaceMax in Race configuration. It could also be approached by using any gravel bike equipped with soft gears, but we suggest 700 X 40 tyres and a gear range of 1:1.

    What kind of equipment is required in order to participate?

    In order to participate, we require all participants to have a GPS tracking device in order to follow the right track, a front-light in order to grant a clear vision of the road ahead and a rear-light. We also recommend all participants to bring proper clothing, since rigid temperatures are expected (the highest-point is set at 1300 m.a.s.l.). The use of the helmet is mandatory for everyone.

    Do I need any kind of athletic preparation?

    The Jeroboam 150 long and harsh climbing, though no too much technical, parts in which a good athletic preparation is suggested.
    During the course of the track, though no set in remote areas, you will be crossing a few zones where a chance for resupplying will be difficult. Considering this, we recommend to pay a stop for resupplying in Lumezzane, just before the long climb on the Corna del Sonclino.

    Will I be able to ride this route in its entirety?

    Having a good athletic preparation, it will be possible to ride this track in its entirety. You will encounter a single technical climbing part with an even terrain situation which have been test-ridden completely, though it could be difficult for some of the participants. This sector lasts for about 1km.

    What is the time limit for completing the track?

    Even though the village in Erbusco will remain open until 18:00 of the Sunday, the time limit for completing this track is set at 23:00 of the Saturday.

    Are there any checkpoint on the route?

    Halfway through the route, we’ll set a single checkpoint by km n°70 (town of Binzago (BS), GPS - 45°38'08.5"N 10°21'10.6"E). At the checkpoint, you will have a chance for resupplying.

    Can this track be rode either on Saturday the 15th or on Saturday 16th?

    No, there will be a single starting point on Saturday the 15th.

    In chance of bad weather, will the event take place anyway?

    The event will be held even in the chance of raining. The organization team will have the possibility to modify the tracks or to suspend the event in the chance of weather alert.

    FAQ 75

    What is the recommended bike-type for this ride?

    The track is not considered particularly difficult on the technical level and could be approach with any bike-type adapted for gravel roads and in any combination. Mountain bikes and e-bikes are allowed, though we suggest you to ride on a gravel one.

    What kind of equipment is required in order to participate?

    In order to participate, a GPS tracking device is required to all participants. The use of the helmet is also mandatory for everyone.

    Do I need any kind of athletic preparation for this kind of track?

    The Jeroboam 75 is not considered too much technical and its gradient level is quite approachable. The track can be faced by anyone who already has a previous experience on a gravel bike.

    What is the estimated riding time?

    Depending on your speed, this track can be completed within 2 and 5 hours.

    What is the time limit for completing the track?

    We’ll set a maximum time limit at 19:00 both on Saturday and on Sunday.

    Are there any checkpoints on the route?

    There will be a checkpoint at Santuario della Stella parking lot (Km 36.9) GPS - 45°35'42.6"N 10°10'41.6"E. Possibility for resupplying will be available for all of the participants.

    FAQ 37,5

    What is the recommended bike-type for this track?

    The track is not considered particularly difficult on the technical level and could be approach with any bike-type adapted for gravel roads and in any combination. Mountain bikes and e-bikes are allowed, though we suggest you to ride on a gravel one.

    What kind of equipment is required in order to participate?

    In order to participate, a GPS tracking device is required to all participants. The use of the helmet is also mandatory for everyone.

    Do I need any kind of athletic preparation for this kind of track?

    The Jeroboam 37.5 is not considered too much difficult, neither on the technical nor on the physical level. The Jeroboam 37.5 is suggested to those who approach gravel biking for the first time and would like to do so upon the hills of Franciacorta.

    What is the estimated riding time?

    Depending on your speed, this track can be completed within 2 and 5 hours.

    What is the time limit for completing the track?

    We’ll set a maximum time limit at 19:00 both on Saturday and Sunday.

    Can this track be rode either on Saturday the 15th or on Sunday the 16th?

    Yes, The route is offered both on Saturday and on Sunday but as two separate races. This in order to give an opportunity to as many people as possible to participate.