A lot of people have told me in the recent years it would have been nice to be able to ride the course of RACE AROUND SLOVENIA in non-racing tempo. That is why I decided to organise a frendly biking around Slovenia. For the RAS route of 1.186km we will take 5 days time, from April 25th until April 29th, 2010. We will get to know the course of RAS, talk about what's needed for ultra-cycling races and most of all we should have lots of fun. Of course, the event is only for well prepared cyclists, as we will cover around 240km/day on average.
From April 25th until April 29th, 2010, we will ride the RAS course. The date is early enough so also any RAS rider can join us and check out the entire course a few weeks before the race itself. Besides RAS racers, everyone who likes the challenge of cycling around Slovenia or is maybe thinking about making RAS in the future is invited. During the time together you can learn a few tricks about ultra-cycling from a five time RAAM veteran. The event will be supported by a sag vagon, training nutrition for 9 hours on the bike daily, sleeping in the hotels (or agriturisms), evening lectures or if you want debates on ultra-cycling. We will have 4 evenings together so we can cover everything from organising a race crew, nutrition, vehicles, budget and anything else you are interested in.
The riding tempo will be randonneuring one (not racing!), like in a brevet, we will wait for each other on top of climbs, all in all we will adjust the tempo to the strength of the weaker participants. As said before, the event is only for well prepared cyclist, who are able to cover 240km/day for 5 days in a row.
The price will be set according the number of participants (which is limited to max. 10 participants) and should be around 420€/participant for a 5 days trip, »all inclusive«.