Race rules

  1. The Race will be taking place in open road traffic and the participants are obliged to follow road traffic laws binding on the territory of Poland.
  2. The participants may only ride upright bikes moved with human muscle power only. Electrically supported bikes and recumbent bikes are not allowed.
  3. The Race route is approximately 3600 km and is marked on a map in a commonly available gpx file. The Organiser reserves the right to introduce changes to the route, depending on the current quality of the roads, road works, detours, etc. All routes start at the same place. Route of 1/2 RAP ends on TS6, i.e. in Szklarska Poręba. The 1/4 RAP route ends on TS3, i.e. in Czorsztyn. The route of the "RAP Challenge 300" race is 300 km long and starts and ends in the same place.
  4. The racers start separately, every 1-4 minutes. Drafting (slipstreaming) behind another racer or third party or holding onto a vehicle, the support vehicle in particular, to aid or augment forward travel is not allowed. The minimum distance between competitors while riding is 100m (except for overtaking)
  5. There are several checkpoints established on the route. Each checkpoint which must be passed within the time limit described with the current mean speed: 12.5 kph for the solo category (300 km per day), 18.74 kph for the team category (450 km per day).
  6. An Organiser’s support vehicle will travel on the route of the Race at the speed determined by the limit for solo racers. Each racer may use assistance from the crew of this vehicle (food, beverages, deposit, transportation to the nearest town/village on the route with the bike). This does not apply to the solo supported category (WUCA Ultracycling World Championship) - in this category, racers cannot use the organizer's mobile support.
  7. The Race is organised in five categories:
    • Solo unsupported: a participant completes the race route individually. They may use organised stationary support or casual help from people not involved in the Race. They may not use any form of organised mobile assistance.
    • Solo semi-supported: a participant completes the race route with the support of 1 vehicle and the minimum of 2 crew members.
    • Solo supported (WUCA Ultracycling World Championship): a participant completes the race route supported by the minumum number of 2 vehicles and the minimum of 5 crew members.
    • 2-person team: a Relay Race; 2 cyclists with unlimited support (minimum of 2 crew members per vehicle).
    • 4-person team: a Relay Race; 4 cyclists with unlimited support (minimum of 2 crew members per vehicle).
    • challenge 300 solo unsupported: the participant covers the route Warszawa-Czemierniki-Warsaw 300 km on his own. He can use stationary, organized or random help from outside people. Cannot use organized mobile assistance
    • challenge 300 solo semi-supported: the participant covers the route Warszawa-Czemierniki-Warsaw 300km with the support of 1 vehicle and min. 1 support person
    • challenge 300 2-person team: the relay of 2 cyclists covers the Warsaw-Czemierniki-Warsaw route 300km with the support of 1 vehicle - the cyclists can change at any time
  8. Time limits:
    • RAP solo - 12 days, 1/2 RAP solo - 6 days, 1/4 RAP - 3 days
    • RAP team - 8 days, 1/2 RAP team - 4 days, 1/4 RAP - 2 days
    • Challenge 300 - 24 hours (limit on CP 150 km - 12 hours)
  9. The Organiser may provide chargeable support of experienced and adequately trained crew members in the following versions:
    • Semi support: 2 crew members and 1 vehicle
    • Support 1: support for a racer in the solo supported category – 5 crew members and 2 vehicles (standard van and RV)
    • Support 2: support for a 2-person team – 6 crew members and 2 vehicles (large van and RV)
    • Support 4: support for a 4-person team – 7 crew members and 2 vehicles (large van and RV).
  10. Supported racers may change their bikes on the route. All the bikes must pass the technical check-up of the Organiser.