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The Hard Bike is born, a BTT test to enjoy the Val d'Aran

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t will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of June along three stages through roads, forests and mountains that will make lovers of this sport fall in love.

Mountain biking lovers have a new date in their calendar. From 22nd to 24th June the Hard Bike arrives in the Val d’Aran. This is the birth of a stage MTB race that will run through different mountain landscapes and Aranese forests in an unprecedented route in MTB races through high mountain environments and singletracks.
Three hard days that, as the slogan GO HARD OR GO HOME indicates, will make it an exhausting experience and at the same time wonderful. You can suffer from dizzying slopes, but also enjoy hidden paths to feel extreme happiness.

Adrià Puig, organizer of the race, explains that “from the organization of Hard Bike we considered what to do to offer the runner a tough test, which lasted in time and in turn, impact on the economy of the territory more evident.
The event will be held in the categories absolute male, master 30, master 40, veterans and absolute female.

In addition, Hard Bike wants to contribute its grain of sand to society. Since its first edition, Hard Bike has been doing social work, giving its support to entities with solidary aims. This first year, given that the corporate colour chosen is red, like that of blood, it has been decided to collaborate with the Fundación Lucha contra el Sida (Fight against AIDS Foundation).

The route

The first stage, on Saturday 22 June, will go from Salardú to Bossòst on a 75-kilometre route with 3,100 metres of positive gradient and several refreshment posts in Vielha (16km), Santet de Casau (30km), which will crown the hardest climb of the day, and Es Bòrdes (52km).

The second stage from Bossòst to Salardú will take place on Sunday 23 June. There will be 55 kilometres with 2,600 metres of positive slope that will start strong with the climb up to Arres, where the first refreshment (14km) will wait. The others will be in Mont (31km) and Vielha (45km).

Finally, on Monday 24th June, the third and last stage will take place with start and finish in Salardú. This is a 50 kilometre course with an accumulated drop of 2,000 metres and three outstanding climbs to Pruedo, Montromies and Banhs de Trèdos. The refreshment posts will be in Arties (19km) and Aiguamog (28km).

Registration

Those interested in participating in the event should know that they have different options: the Total Hardbike package for the three stages or the Hardbike Weekend for 22 and 23 June. Registrations are open until places are filled.

Accommodation

The participants of the Hard Bike can enjoy special prices in up to six lodgings of the Val d’Aran adhered to the test. All of them close to the stages where the event will take place, such as Salardú, Arties, Garòs and Bossòst.

Maillot

Hard Bike wants to escape from the concept of bike marathon, considering it a singletrack marathon race, halfway between the marathon and the allmountain. For this reason the style of the test adds details of both disciplines bikers.
The maillot follows a design inspired by the figure of the woodcutter. Without a doubt, the jersey will characterize all hardbikers and will make riders notice it.

This event is organised by Pyrenees Attitude and has the support of the Conselh Generau d’Aran, the Ajuntament de Naut Aran, the Ajuntament de Bossòst and Torisme Val d’Aran.

All the information in https://hard-bike.com/

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

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