The following tables contains most of the self-supported, ultra-distance (> 1,000 km) bikepacking races that follow a single-stage format in which the clock never stops. Please Contact Me if you notice any errors or you know of an event that should be added that meets those criteria. There are lots more events that are shorter than 1,000 km, but the list is already too long!

The events are classified as to whether the terrain is generally (paved) roads, gravel (unpaved roads), MTB (off-road trails), or snow, but this only gives a very rough idea.

There was so much uncertainty for the 2021 calendar due to the disruption caused in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic that for 2021 I added information about the status of each race in 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic continued to disrupt many races in 2021, so for 2022 I’ve including information about what happened in each of the previous 2 years. I hope that this will be the final time that this is necessary.

The list was last updated in October 2021, by which time not all events had announced their plans for 2022. When the date is listed as “To be announced” then the organizer had announced that there will be a 2022 event but had not yet given a specific date. When the dates is listed as “Not yet announced” then no official announcement about the 2022 race had been made. Such events are listed in the month where they were historically held.

There are also good lists at Apidura, Bikepacking.com and Bikepacking.net.

Certain ultra-distance cycling events that don’t meet the criteria for the main tables are listed separately towards the bottom of this page.

2022 Ultra-Distance Bikepacking Races

January-April start dates

2022 start date
(d/m/y)
2021 Status 2020 Status Event Region Distance
(km)
Terrain Notes
29 / 1 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Race Around Rwanda Rwanda 1000 Road Circular route around this high-altitude central African nation.
27 / 2 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Iditarod Trail Invitational Alaska, USA 1600 Snow The original bikepacking race and still the longest fat-bike race in the world. Started in 1987 using a much shorter route, but has used the current format since 2000.
12 / 3 / 22 Race
cancelled
New race
for 2021/2
Hoved Ting Germany &
Denmark
1000 Gravel Organized by the same people as the previous TransCimbrica race, but has a new route and new name, but still starts in Hamburg and goes through Denmark.
19 / 3 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Indian Pacific Wheel Ride Australia 5500 Road Goes across the southern part of Australia between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It started as an organized race in 2017, but became an unofficial “Ride” in 2018.
11 / 4 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed fm
Apr to Sep
Classics Story – The Northern Way Belgium, France & Netherlands 1200 Road Includes many cobbles and climbs made famous by pro’ cycling’s Spring Classics races.
15 / 4 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Monaro Cloudride 1000 Australia 1000 MTB Traverses the ridgetops of the Great Dividing Range in south-eastern Australia.
23 / 4 / 22 Delayed fm
Apr to Jul
Race
cancelled
Italy Divide Italy 1200 Gravel The route starts in central or southern Italy and goes up to the Alps.
30 / 4 / 22 Delayed fm
May to Sep
Race
cancelled
Gravel Tro Breizh France 1000 Gravel Mixed surface route over the hills and along the coast of Brittany.
30 / 4 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed fm
May to Aug
Race Around The Netherlands Netherlands 1900 Road It would be difficult to find a flatter event than this, but the wind can be a major factor.

May start dates

2022 start date
(d/m/y)
2021 Status 2020 Status Event Region Distance
(km)
Terrain Notes
1 / 5 / 22 New version
for 2022
Iberica Traversa, northbound Spain 1700 Gravel or Road Crosses Spain using unpaved roads and trails. Can also be done in the opposite direction (see list for September, below).
1 / 5 / 22 Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
Pacific Atlantic Bike Race USA 5000 Road Crosses the souther US States using the Southern Tier route of the ACA.
1 / 5 / 22 New race
for 2022
Pacific Coast Bike Race USA 2500 Road Follows the western coast of the USA from Portland, OR to San Diego, CA.
2 / 5 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
BikingMan Portugal Portugal 1000 Road Includes the Algarve mountains and Atlantic coast.
21 / 5 / 22 Delayed fm
May to Sep
Race
cancelled
Race Through Poland Poland 1200 Road Free choice of route between various checkpoints.
26 / 5 / 22 Delayed fm
May to Aug
New race
for 2021
Race Across Belgium Belgium 1000 Road Includes many mythical roads and locations around Belgium.
28 / 5 / 22 Delayed fm
May to Sep
New race
for 2021
Bohemian Border Bash Race Czechia, Germany & Poland 1300 MTB The route follows various mountain chains that made up the old Bohemian border.
29 / 5 / 22 New race
for 2022
MittelgebirgeClassique Germany & France 1100 Road Mountainous loop through the Black Forest and Vosges mountains.
Not yet
announced
Delayed fm
May to Sep
New race
for 2021
Camino Pursuit France & Spain 1100 Road Follows the pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compestela. 2 distance options.

June start dates

2022 start date
(d/m/y)
2021 Status 2020 Status Event Region Distance
(km)
Terrain Notes
1 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed by
2 weeks
Loudání Českou krajinou Czechia 1000 MTB One of the oldest events in Europe, started in 2008. The challenging route is not announced until the start of the race.
2 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed fm
May to Sep
All Points North England, UK 1000 Road Free choice of route between 10 checkpoints.
3 / 6 / 22 New race
for 2022
Trans Balkan Race Slovenia-Montenegro 1300 MTB Mostly off-road through 4 Balkan countries and many national parks.
5 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Trans Am Bike Race USA 6900 Road First run in 2014, it goes from Oregon to Virginia along the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.
6 / 6 / 22 Delayed fm
Apr to Jun
Delayed fm
Apr to Oct
BikingMan Corsica Corsica
(France)
1000 Road Short race with non-stop climbing on the Mediterranean island.
9 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed fm
Jun to Sep
TransAtlantic Way Ireland 2500 Road Generally follows Ireland’s Atlantic coast along tiny, scenic roads.
10 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Tour Divide Canada-USA 4400 MTB Race along the Rocky Mountains from Canada through the USA to the Mexican border. It started in 2008 and had evolved from the slightly shorter Great Divide Race, which ran from 2004-10.
11 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed fm
Jun to Aug
B-Hard Ultra Race Bosnia-Herzegovinia 1200 Road The route is designed to promote the country’s “natural and historic beauties”, with several different race formats offered.
11 / 6 / 22 Race
cancelled
New race
for 2021/2
TransCanada Bike Race Canada 12500 Road Currently the longest self-supported race the world, traversing all 10 Canadian provinces and 1 territory.
12 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed fm
Jun to Sep
Taunus Bikepacking Germany 1000 Gravel Convoluted route through the small Taunus mountain range north of Frankfurt.
16 / 6 / 22 New race
for 2022
Solstice Sprint UK 1000 Road The route will include 10 control points across the West Midlands, Wales and south-west England.
18 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Hope 1000 Switzerland 1000 MTB The first bikepacking race in Switzerland, started in 2015 and previously called the Navad 1000.
18 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
Trans Mni Sota Wheel Race Minnesota, USA 1900 Road The route visits all geographic regions in the state.
19 / 6 / 22 Delayed fm
May to Aug
Race
cancelled
Bike NonStop US USA 5700 Gravel Portland, OR to Washington, DC on mixed surfaces including a lot of gravel rail-trails.
20 / 6 / 22 Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
North Cape Tarifa Norway-Spain 7400 Road The longest self-supported race in Europe. Options to finish in Finland (1700 km), Austria (4100 km) or France (5400 km).
24 / 6 / 22 New race
for 2022
Italy Unite Italy 1900 Road Linking 11 Italian regions from the far south-east to the north-west.
25 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
1000.si Slovenia 1000 Road The route circumnavigates this beautiful country.
25 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
BC Epic 1000 B.C., Canada 1000 MTB Generally follows the Trans Canada Trail for over 1000 km in the Rocky Mountains of southern British Columbia.
25 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed fm
Jun to Aug
TransPyrenees France &
Spain
1000 Road Traversing the Pyrenees mountains between the Atlantic and Mediterranean. A separate event to the one organized by LostDot in the autumn that has a very similar name.
Not yet
announced
Delayed fm
Jun to Oct
Delayed fm
Jun to Oct
Arkansaw High Country Race Arkansas, USA 1700 MTB The route includes the Ozark mountains and many other valleys and ridges across the state.

July start dates

2022 start date
(d/m/y)
2021 Status 2020 Status Event Region Distance
(km)
Terrain Notes
2 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Swiss Bike Adventure Switzerland 1300 Road Loop around Switzerland, including the Alps and Jura mountains.
2 / 7 / 22 Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
Trans Alba Race Scotland, UK 1700 Road Around Scotland, including a lot of the west coast and a couple of islands.
2 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Vistula 1200 Poland 1200 Gravel Mostly follows the Vistula river through Poland.
2 / 7 / 22 New race
for 2022
Race Across Czechia Czechia 1000 Road Across Czechia from west to east on many minor roads and some mountainous regions.
3 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
1000 Miles Trans Czecho-Slovakia Czechia &
Slovakia
2600 Road Route that goes all the way around these two nations, from west to east and back again.
3 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Pan Celtic Race UK &
Ireland
2600 Road Through England, Wales, and Ireland including two ferry crossing of the Irish Sea.
6 / 7 / 22 Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
TransDolomitics Way Italy 1200 Road Covering lots of classic climbs in the Dolomitic Alps in northern Italy.
9 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
3 Peaks Bike Race Austria-France 2000 Road Traverses the Alps, including 3 checkpoints on classic passes.
9 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Trans Alpes Slovenia
-France
2850 Road Follows the spine of the Alps, crossing many high passes. Previously called La Baroudeuse, Paved.
10 / 7 / 22 Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
TransOst Challenge Germany-
Romania
2900 Gravel Crosses eastern Europe to the mouth of the great Danube river via several mountain ranges.
16 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Baroudeuse Unpaved France 1000 Gravel Circuit around the southern French Alps.
16 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
La Sea To Peak France 2000 MTB From the western point of France on the Atlantic coast to deep in the French Alps.
19 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
BikingMan X France 1000 Road Challenging route around the French Alps that is not announced until 1 day before the event.
20 / 7 / 22 New race
for 2022
Ardennes Monster Belgium 1000 Road The route involves almost constant climbing through the Ardennes hills, including lots of hidden gems.
23 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
North Cape 4000 Italy-Norway 4000 Road Crosses Europe from the south to the far north.
23 / 7 / 22 New race
for 2022
Mishigami Bicycle Challenge IL, WI, MI,
IN, USA
1800 Road A full circuit of Lake Michigan.
24 / 7 / 22 Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
Transcontinental Race
Official, Ride Far
Europe 4000 Road The most iconic race of this style and one of the first, starting in 2013. Normally goes from NW Europe to SE Europe via various checkpoints with a free choice of route in between.
24 / 7 / 22 New race
for 2022
EuroPeaks Charity Challenge Switzerland-Italy-Austria 1700 Road More than 30 Alpine passes need to be summitted, with a focus on raising money for charity.
27 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
BikingMan France France 1000 Road A loop from the Mediterranean around the souther French Alps, including Cime de la Bonette & Mt Ventoux.
29 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
20K UltraTrail MTB Italy &
France
1000 MTB 20,000 metres of climbing on many high-altitude old military roads near the Italian-French border.
30 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
Great British Divide UK 2300 MTB From south-east England to the Highlands of Scotland with lots of off-road and trail riding.
31 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
A-cross The 5 Belgium 1200 MTB Mainly around Belgium, but sections in the 4 bordering countries. A-cross The 3 is a shorter, 500 km version.
To be
announced
Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
North Race Westphalia Germany 1100 Road Riders plan their own route between 13 checkpoints throughout this region in the west of Germany.

August start dates

2022 start date
(d/m/y)
2021 Status 2020 Status Event Region Distance
(km)
Terrain Notes
6 / 8 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
French Divide France 2200 MTB Goes from the Belgian to the Spanish borders on many gravel roads and trails.
8 / 8 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
BikingMan Aura France 1000 Road Loop through the volcanic region of the Massif Central in France, plus sections in the Jura and Alps.
12 / 8 / 22 Race
cancelled
New race
for 2021/2
Carpathian Arch Race Slovakia-Ukraine-Romania 2500 Road Follows the Carpathian mountains, with various challenging checkpoints.
13 / 8 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
Austrian Extreme Bike Race Austria 2800 Road Starting & finishing in SE Austria, the route includes all the challenging terrain of Autria and “some hidden special places”, mostly paved roads with a few gravel paths.
13 / 8 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
GB Duro UK 2000 Gravel Across the length of Britain, with half of the route off-road.
13 / 8 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Delayed fm
Jul to Sep
TransIberica Ultracycling Race Spain &
Portugal
2800 Road Several checkpoints around the Iberian peninsula, including Europe’s highest road up the Pico del Veleta.
14 / 8 / 22 Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
Alaska Divide Alaska, USA 1700 Gravel From Anchorage to Deadhorse through some very remote regions.
22 / 8 / 22 Unknown Raced as
scheduled
Big Sky Spectaculaire Montana, USA 1500 Gravel Loop through SW and Central Montana, with about 40% of the route on gravel roads.
To be
announced
Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Silk Road Mountain Race Kyrgyzstan 1700 MTB Covers many dirt roads and trails in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

September start dates

2022 start date
(d/m/y)
2021 Status 2020 Status Event Region Distance
(km)
Terrain Notes
1 / 9 / 22 Race
cancelled
Raced as
scheduled
Terra Australis Australia 6250 MTB Ride from the northern to the southern tip of Australia’s east coast.
5 / 9 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
BikingMan Euskadi France 1000 Road Through the French Country in the western Pyrenees mountains.
7 / 9 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Swiss Ultracycling Challenge Switzerland 1000 Road Plan your own route to visit every one of Switzerland’s 26 cantons, finishing in the capital of Bern.
11 / 9 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Panache Rally: Brussels-Nice Belgium-France 2200 Road Originally designed to link the 2019 (Brussels) and 2021 (Brest) Tour de France Grand Depart cities. The route has since evolved, but still goes from Belgium to France. Various checkpoints linked by self-navigation.
14 / 9 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
North Star Bicycle Race Minnesota, USA 1000 Road From St. Paul, MN to the Canadian border and back along US Bike Route 41.
14 / 9 / 22 New race
for 2022
Split-Břeclav Croatia-Bosnia-Hungary-Austria 1300 Road Free choice of route between 25 natural and cultural attractions.
25 / 9 / 22 Delayed fm
May to Sep
Delayed fm
Apr to Sep
Iberica Traversa, southbound Spain 1700 Gravel or Road Crosses Spain with different routes for gravel bikes or road bikes. Can also be combined with the subsequent Morocco Bike Adventure (see list for October, below), or done in the opposite direction (see list for May, above).
26 / 9 / 22 Delayed fm
Feb to Nov
Race
cancelled
BikingMan Brazil Brazil 1000 Gravel Challenging loop NE of Sao Paulo.
To be
announced
Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
Trans Pyrenees Race France &
Spain
1500 Road Traversing the Pyrenees mountains between the Atlantic and Mediterranean and back again. Organized by Lost Dot, the same team as the TransContinental Race.
Not yet
announced
Unknown Race
cancelled
American Trail Race USA 8000 MTB Sort of an east-west version of the Tour Divide (instead of north-south), but far longer.
Not yet
announced
Race
cancelled
Raced as
scheduled
Race To The Rock Australia 2000 MTB The starting location and route of the race varies each year, but it always finishes at Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) in central Australia.
Not yet
announced
Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Catalan Ultra Bike Pursuit France & Spain 1400 Road Starts in the heart of the French Pyrenees and heads to the Mediterranean coast and back via many classic climbs including the Tourmalet. Option to combine it with the subsequent Basque Ultra Bike Pursuit.
Not yet
announced
Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Basque Ultra Bike Pursuit France & Spain 1400 Road Starts in the heart of the French Pyrenees and heads to the Atlantic coast and back via many classic climbs including the Hautacam. Option to combine it with the preceding Catalan Ultra Bike Pursuit.

October-December start dates

2022 start date
(d/m/y)
2021 Status 2020 Status Event Region Distance
(km)
Terrain Notes
8 / 10 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Morocco Bike Adventure Morocco 2300 Gravel The route crosses Morocco via the Atlas mountains with different routes for gravel bikes or road bikes. Can also be combined with the previous Iberica Traversa race (see list for September, above).
12 / 10 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Two Volcano Sprint Italy 1000 Road Across southern Italy and Sicily, linking the two volcanoes of Vesuvius and Etna.
20 / 10 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Arizona Trail Race Arizona, USA 1250 MTB The race started in 2006 using a much shorter route, but has used the current format since 2010.
22 / 10 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Holyland Bikepacking Challenge Israel 1450 MTB Goes from the north to the south of the country on some rough but rewarding routes.
27 / 11 / 22 Expected to be
held in Nov
Race
cancelled
Across Andes Chile &
Argentina
1100 Gravel Traverses the forests of Patagonia through Chile and Argentina.
30 / 11 / 22 Expected to be
held in Dec
Raced as
scheduled
The Munga Mountain Bike Race South Africa 1000 MTB Through the semi-desert Karoo region of South Africa.
27 / 12 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
The 03 New Zealand 4000 Road Complete tour of New Zealand’s South Island.
Not yet
announced
Delayed fm
Feb to Oct
New race
for 2021
Atlas Mountain Race Morocco 1150 MTB From the same creators of the Silk Road Mountain Race, so it’s likely to be a very tough route.

Ultracycling Races & Time Trials

Upon first hearing about bikepacking races, many people compare them to supported ultracycling races like the Race Across AMerica (RAAM). The general length and the fact that the clock never stops are similar, but races labeled as ‘Ultracycling’ have a very different nature due to participants being required to have one or more support vehicles.

This website focuses on unsupported cycling / bikepacking. Cars are generally unnecessary in most people’s everyday lives and the world would be a better place if people used them less – we would be healthier, the planet healthier and cyclists safer. Cars are definitely not needed to assist someone who is riding a bike, even when they’re riding very far. In addition, the cost of participating in supported races is excessively high due to the support crew costs (for costs of unsupported races, see the Bikepacking Race Costs & Budget page). For further discussion of this distinction, see this blog post: Unsupported vs. supported ultra-distance bike races.

Most ultracycling races are listed on the UltraMarathon Cycling Association website. Some of these events now have a category for self-supported riders without support crews, and so are listed below:

2022 start date
(d/m/y)
2021 status 2020 status Event Region Distance
(km)
23 / 4 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Race
cancelled
Race Across Italy Italy 2,000
11 / 6 / 22 Race
cancelled
Race
cancelled
Race ACross Europe Europe 4,700
Not yet
announced
Delayed fm
Jul to Sep
Race
cancelled
Race Across Germany Germany 1,100
18 / 6 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Race Across France France 2,600
5 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
2020 race
cancelled
Giro d’Italia Non-Stop Italy 4,000
23 / 7 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
New race
for 2021
Race Around Poland Poland 3,600
26 / 8 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Hoodoo 500 Utah, USA 800
16 / 9 / 22 Raced as
scheduled
Raced as
scheduled
Silver State 508 Nevada, USA 800

12-hour and 24-hour time trials often involve loops around a circuit, so some of them can be done without external support or at least without a support vehicle.

Ultra-Distance Cyclosportives / Gran Fondos

Typical cyclosportives are designed to take average cyclists about 4-8 hours, and so are challenging and involve long distances but cannot be classified as ultra-distance. Some longer events include more than 300 km of distance and/or 5,000 meters of climbing in a single ride, many of which are listed below. In these events, riders receive support from the organizers at certain locations and group riding is allowed.

Event Country Distance Climbing Notes
AlpenBrevet Switzerland 276 km 7,000 m
Audax Alpine Classic Australia 320 km 5,500 m
Dirty Kanza Kansas, USA 320 km 3,000 m Mostly gravel/dirt roads
Dragon Ride Wales Wales, UK 305 km 5,200 m
Extrême Ride Bike Pyrénéen France 563 km 12,000m
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Belgium 273 km 5,200 m
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge New Zealand 640 km 6,400 m 640 km = 4 laps of the lake, 2 lap (320 km) option also exists
Mallorca 312 Spain 312 km 5,000 m
Midnight Sun Gravel+ Finland 647 km 7,000 m More than half of the route on gravel/unpaved roads
Milan – San Remo Italy 302 km 2,000 m
Raid Extrême Vosgien France 550 km 12,000m
Sjælland Rundt Denmark 300 km 2,200 m
Styrkeproven Trondheim-Oslo Norway 543 km 3,600 m
Tortour Challenge Switzerland 550 km 7,000 m No group riding, many participants have a support vehicle, but riding unsupported is an option. Also 390 km version.
Trafalgar Way England, UK 500 km 6,800 m 320 km and 356 km options also exist
TransScotlandRace Scotland, UK 540 km 5,800 m More like a mini-TCR than a cyclosportif
TransWalesRace Wales, UK 346 km 6,200 m More like a mini-TCR than a cyclosportif
Tour du Mont Blanc France, Switzerland, Italy 330 km 8,000 m
Tortour Challenge Switzerland 550 km ? m Unsupported version of the larger and longer supported (ultracycling) race.
Tuscany Road Italy 560 km 10,000m
Tuscany Trail Italy 500 km ? The most popular MTB bikepacking race in Europe is around central Italy and started in 2014. More of a bikepacking race than a cyclosportif, but it’s too short to be listed in the above table and too important not to get mentioned somewhere on this page.
Vätternrundan Sweden 300 km 1,500 m
Wysam 333 Switzerland 333 km 3,200 m

Audax / Randonneur / Brevet / Centuries

The main difference between cyclosportives and audax/randonee/brevet events is that the latter are intended to be non-competitive and non-timed. Often, some support is provided by the organizers at the checkpoints and they range in distance from 200 km normally up to 1500 km, with a reasonable number of events in the 300-600 km range. The most important events are Paris-Brest-Paris in France and London-Edinburgh-London in the UK. There are also some longer events, like the 2100 km long Length os Sweden Sverigetempot.

See the list on Wikipedia for other audax rides. Some such rides are suggested in the comments to this post on the TCR Facebook page. Ciclo Fachiro organizes many rides in Italy, including some that are over 2,000 km long.

In the USA, “century rides” (100 miles / 161 km) are common and there are some double centuries (200 miles / 322 km). These have a similar format to many audax rides. The Wikipedia page lists some of the larger and more famous such rides.

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