Everything is possible
Although ultra-distance races are not for the faint-hearted, we aim to create an event that's accessible to everyone from experienced athletes to first-time ultra-cyclists. Utrecht Ultra is the perfect race for those who want to dip their toes into the ultra-experience or as a practice race for more experienced riders.
All riders welcome
Inequality is still a major problem in modern-day bike racing. We aim to organise an event championing inclusivity and diversity, where everyone is free to be themselves. We are committed to listening and learning and want to address the barriers preventing some people from participating in these kinds of events.
Experience above profit
Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the thrill of an ultra-distance race. That's why we do our best to keep the registration fee as low as possible while still providing an unforgettable experience for our riders.
The race will start on Saturday, August 3 in a mass start format at 18:00. Riders will have 100 hours to make it back in time for the finishers party on Wednesday, August 7 at 22:00. This means that riders have one evening and almost four full days to finish on time.
As this is a self-supported race, riders must rely on their own abilities and are only allowed to use commercial services to meet their needs. As usual with these types of races, no prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Utrecht Ultra has a 50/50 mix of free and fixed route, of which 99% will be on tarmac. From the starting point in Utrecht riders will follow a fixed route south, ending in the Hoge Kempen National Park.
From there on they will have to plan their own route passing through three different checkpoints. CP1 is in Huy, Belgium. CP2 is in the Ardennes near Bouillon, Belgium. And CP3 is in the Eifel in Germany. These CPs consist of short mandatory parcours. Along these parcours riders will find a manned checkpoint. After the last checkpoint they will head to Zuid-Limburg, The Netherlands, and follow another fixed route back to Utrecht.
Find a preview of the route below. Definitive routes will be made public at a later date.
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