In the following, we have summarized frequently asked questions about the BIKE Transalp. We will keep expanding these questions and publish all relevant information and answers here.
After the event we offer a reasonably priced return transportation (by bus).
Return transportation: Sunday, 22 July 2018, circa 9:00 am
Estimated travel time (without traffic problems): circa 4 hours
Your mountain bike will be transported by truck. All mountain bikes will already be loaded on the truck on Saturday, 21 July, near the finishing area. Each participant has to remove the pedals from his/her mountain bike so that a smooth transport can be guaranteed.
Unfortunately we do not assume any liability for transport damages! The mountain bikes will be protected carefully by using foam material and cardboards.
Per team once a team partner change is possible until 1 month before the event starts. The team partner change fee comes to 50 €. The application has to be in written form. The according conditions once again can be found under § 2 (4) in our general terms and conditions.
No, you can only register as a team (two persons).
Should one cyclist end the tour prematurely, his/her team partner still has the possibility to finish the tour alone (outside the official ranking). With this, he/she would be ranked as an individual finisher and could still receive his/her finisher tricot.
All stages will start at 9:00 am. (subject to change)
Yes, there will be a permanent parking lot. At the accreditation you will receive a parking permit for this permanent parking lot which will be signposted on-site. It’s for free for you and the local police will check it in regular intervals.
The accreditation takes place on Saturday, 14 July 2018, from 01:00 pm until 07:00 pm.
We strongly recommend letting a retailer check your racing bicycle before the event. Further, we advise you to rely on your usually used material so that you hopefully do not have to experience any unexpected surprises.
We strongly recommend taking the following things with you (maybe in a daypack):
- warm clothes (arm warmers or a fleece pullover)
- rain protection (cagoule, rain trousers)
- survival blanket
- money / ID card
- Roadbook with emergency phone numbers (you will receive it at the accreditation)
- a small “first aid kit”
- participant ID
- replacement hose and bicycle tire inflator
- mobile phone
Marshals and supply stations along the route will have a limited number of inner tubes and repair kits.
After each finish, sponsors and service partners will offer a technical service for your mountain bike. Spare parts have to be paid.
During every stage, you can count with two food and supply stations which will provide you with snacks (fruit, cakes, salted sticks, etc.).
Water and isotonic drinks will also be available. However, there won’t be any bottles, but of course there is the possibility to refill your own bottles.
After the finish line, the supply consists of - in large part - fruit, vegetables and snacks. With this, the stage towns try to offer a range as extensive as possible so that every participant can find something.
Before the start, there will only be a station where you can fill up your bottle with water or isotonic drinks.
Yes, the evening event is public. Further, it is possible to buy additional tickets at the entrance of the evening event.
The food of the regular evening event will be provided by the individual stage towns. Usually in every stage town there is also offered something for vegetarians. Unfortunately, due to the amount, specific allergies cannot be considered.
The breakfast in the camp, if one has booked the camp, will also be provided by the individual stage towns. Generally, there will be bread rolls, muesli, fruit, etc.
In case you have booked hotels in the individual stage towns, you could just contact specifically those hotels.
You can find all additional services here
You can directly book those additional services within the bounds of your registration for the BIKE Transalp. Furthermore, you can also still book or cancel those services belatedly if you once again log in via www.online-registration.de. Attention: A cancellation of your additionally booked services is only possible until 26 June 2018.
Additionally booked services have to be paid in cash within the bounds of the accreditation on-site.
For each participant who has booked the camp a sleeping place will be provided for 8 nights (from 14 until 22 July 2018). Each participant must bring his/her own sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
The bike box transport from the start to the finish is only meant for those cyclists who will go home directly from the finish. Those cyclists who have booked the return transportation do not need any bike box, since the racing bikes will be packed securely to ensure a safe transport.
As part of the BIKE Transalp there is a free of charge luggage transport from one stage town to another. It is organized in the following way:
Participants staying overnight in hotels or boarding houses will get their bag directly at their accommodation. On the next morning, the bag must be delivered to the reception by 7:00 am at the latest. If your bag is not at the reception by 7:00 am, then you must bring your bag to the stand “hotel bags” near the start/finishing area no later than 7:45 am.
Those participants who are accommodated in the camp will get their bags placed close to their sleeping places and can pick them up directly. Every participant must then bring his/her bag to an extra designated site “truck camping bags” between 06:30 am to 07:30 am (at the latest).
In January 2018 You will have the possibility to enter your hotel information in your online profile (www.online-registration.de / in case you have booked the luggage transport).
However, this is not necessary in case you have booked the accommodation package via HOST. In this case, HOST will provide us with your hotel data.
The daypack service is free of charge. Every day, it can be used spontaneously - as required. At the accreditation you will receive your personal daypack (format of a gymnastics bag). Before the start of each stage, you can hand in your daypack, marked with your start number, to our daypack team. Please hand it in until 20 minutes before the start at the latest. After your finish of the day you can collect your daypack from our daypack team again. Please try to pack only the most necessary things in your daypack so that it will not be too heavy.
The participants can go to public camping sites in every stage town; camping site fees are charged.
By the end of Januar you will find on our homepage the contact data of the individual stage towns which you should use for your hotel bookings.
Please note that some hotels cannot take any reservation for one night so far ahead. For instance, some of the hotels do not take any reservation before the end of March/beginning of April. Our experience in the last years showed that the stage towns are optimally prepared for the event and that there are enough rooms for all participants. Additionally, you still have the possibility to book a hotel room on-site in the finish area of the respective stage town.
Beyond that, you can also directly book a complete hotel accommodation package via our service partner HOST. For additional information, please click here:
The individual sizes of the tricots each correspond to the size of the normal race shirts.
You will receive an e-mail during the last week before the event. This e-mail will lead you to the GPS data.
Beyond that, there will be a stand at the accreditation where you can directly get the GPS data played onto your GPS device.
At the beginning of March, you - as a participant - will receive an e-mail which asks you to check and update your personal data - if necessary.
Round about four weeks before the event, you will receive our info letter which contains all relevant information about the BIKE Transalp.
At the beginning of July, you will finally receive another e-mail which includes - among other things - your starting documents as well as once again our info letter.
You can download your personal certificate on the homepage of Datasport. Soon after the end of the BIKE Transalp you will find a banner on our start page which is directly linked with the Datasport page.
Please send your transponder to the following address:
Ley Events GmbH