Postponed to 2020 due to the health situation on the territory and government measures, the first edition of Nature is Bike, the festival dedicated to Gravel, will take place in Angers from June 25 to 27, 2021. Find the details of the routes, the events and information about the event.
Source: CP / Photo credit: Leonard de Serre
Postponed to 2020, the first Gravel festival in France will take place from June 25 to 27, 2021 in Angers. The festival was born from the desire to promote the practice of Gravel by associating a sporting challenge with a real desire to reconnect with nature. On the program in Angers: Gravel and adventure bike fair, night ride, Gravel hikes, village entertainment, spaces Food&Beverage, innovation forum & bike packing, family experience : Nature is Bike, that’s it!
To launch the festival, Nature is Bike unveils its brand new ultra distance event: GRAVEL OF LEGEND, which will be sponsored this year by the LEGENDRE real estate group.
GRAVEL OF LEGEND
June 25, 2021 is the time for the Gravel landing in France from the beaches of Normandy with the new emblematic event. GRAVEL OF LEGEND, an exceptional sporting challenge which aims to symbolize the landing of Gravel in France, by setting itself the mission of sharing a unique adventure. Participants will set off from the D-Day landing beaches for 278 km of gravel and will experience this epic like a hymn to FREEDOM! If GRAVEL OF LEGEND is indeed a non-timed sports hike, participants will have to complete the route within a time limit of 20 hours. GOLD aims to provide a unique experience imbued with a very strong symbolism. An international event that will seduce lovers of Gravel and adventure!
Code name: OPERATION GOLD
Beachhead: GOLD BEACH
D Day: JUNE 25, 2021
H hour: 6.31 a.m.
Objective: RALLIER ANGERS
ARROMANCHES> CALVADOS> ORNE> MAYENNE> MAINE-ET-LOIRE> ANGERS: An unprecedented 278 KM epic
The GRAVEL OF LEGEND route will partly take the Vélo Francette, this Véloroute Voies Vertes which connects Ouistreham to La Rochelle. From Arromanches to Angers, participants will cross 4 departments: Calvados, Orne, Mayenne, Maine-et-Loire on a route that connects two regions: Normandy and Pays-de-la-Loire. GRAVEL OF LEGEND is an experience in the ambitious quest to surpass oneself but which nevertheless remains accessible to all. This human adventure is an opportunity to reconnect with nature.
The longest day
Arrival 4 p.m. (35km / h)
Arrival 5.30 p.m. (30km / h)
Arrival 7:30 p.m. (25km / h)
Arrival 10pm (20km / h)
Timing integrating two 45-minute refueling stops at km 100 and km 200.
Registration opens from December 16, 2020 to take advantage of the first registered rates until January 31, 2021.
An arrival at the heart of the Gravel Festival
Other events will be waiting for you this 100% Gravel weekend, as much for seasoned athletes as for families in search of initiation!
GRAVEL 50 & GRAVEL 100
Amateurs or backpackers will walk the Loire slopes, fun and effort guaranteed! The loops will lead participants to the discovery of natural territories with a return to the Nature is Bike village to make the most of the Gravel Festival.
GRAVEL AND ADVENTURE BIKE SHOW
Nature is Bike’s 1st Gravel show in France will be an opportunity to meet the leading brands in the sector. Cycles of course, but also equipment, materials, technologies, adventure, tourism and outdoor leisure.
The opportunity to discuss around the forum dedicated to innovation, bike packing and the practice of Gravel.
To share and live the Gravel spirit during the festival, the Nature is Bike team has put together a rich and varied entertainment program. Gravel is also a state of mind that can be found in the Village.
Young and old will obviously be entitled to their hike. After choosing their route, each tribe will set off on the green loops of the Angevin territory to share an unforgettable moment.
On June 25, 26 and 27, 2021, Angers will indeed be the spot for Gravel trends!
Contact : www.natureisbike.com