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This year the Paris - Brest - Paris will be run, a race with a single stage and 1,200 km of distance, with a time limit of 90 hours. This event, which dates back to 1891, is currently the largest and most important Brevet in the world with 6,000 participants. This event is held every 4 years. A new edition will take place on August 20, 2023.
In order to participate in the PBP, four brevets approved by the Audax Club Parisien must be completed in the year in which the event takes place: one of 200Km, one of 300Km, one of 400Km, and one of 600Km. For this reason in 2023 Bikepacking Ecuador brings you the 4 APPROVED brevets.
The third brevet of this year will be the Double Brevet to Tena, a route of 400Km, 9000m+, with a maximum time to complete it of 30 hours, and which goes as follows:
Seven hundred – Simón Bolívar – Ruta Viva – Roundabout of Palugo – Virgen de Papallacta – Cuyuja – Baeza – Cordillera de los Macaws – Archidona – Tena – Puerto Napo – Tena – Archidona – Cordillera de los Macaws – Baeza – Cuyuja - Papallacta – Virgen de Papallacta – Palugo Roundabout – Living Route – Lumbisí Step - Cumbayá- Nayón - Seven Hundred
The entire route is paved, there are no gravel or cobbled sections.
The fundamental characteristics of the brevets is that they are ultra-long distance events, self-supplied, and with open traffic. Therefore:
1. The cyclist knows and assumes the entire risk involved in riding a bicycle on roads with open traffic; and releases the organizer from all responsibility.
2. The cyclist must have experience to navigate these ultra long distance and self catered events.
3. The cyclist must be self-sufficient in food, water, basic bicycle mechanics, and protection from the elements (rain, cold, heat, sun). And you should be aware of the dangers of overexposure to these elements.
4. The cyclist must be able to withdraw from the event by his own means in case of mechanical damage, health problems, blows, fatigue or others. That is, you must have money and a cell phone to be able to ask family, friends, or transportation services for help.
5. The cyclist must have and know how to use GPS devices since the route is not marked and therefore its navigation and registration is essential. The route is completely mandatory and any omission of it is grounds for disqualification. If a cyclist leaves the route for any reason, they must return to the route at the same place where they left it.
6. The cyclist can make use of the services that are open to the public, such as shops, restaurants, hotels, mechanics, etc.
7. The cyclist could not receive private supply or vehicular accompaniment. This is grounds for disqualification.
8. The cyclist can circulate in a group of cyclists, but he cannot carry gregarious, much less use a motorized vehicle.
9. The cyclist must respect traffic regulations, circulate to the right.
10. It is MANDATORY to wear a highly durable red rear light. Front light of very good quality and high durability to be visible and to be able to pedal at night. Reflective vests, high visibility clothing, and the greatest possible precaution are recommended.
Requirements for the Double Brevet al Tena:
1. Starting point: Seven hundred, cycling shop in Quicentro Shopping
2. Date: Saturday May 20
3. Time to sign the Exit on the Registration Sheet: 11:40 a.m.
4. Departure time: 12:00h
5. The time limit to complete the route is 30 hours. That is, at 6:00 p.m. on May 21 the event closes.
5. You must register the route taken in Strava and be a member of the Strava Bikepacking Ecuador Club.
6. There is 1 Virtual Control Point (PC) where you must take a photo, upload to Instagram (at least for the day of the event), tag Bikepacking Ecuador and use the hashtag #brevetdoubletoTena400K. This point is the BRIDGE OVER THE NAPO RIVER, in Puerto Napo.
7. The Arrival must be signed on the Registration Sheet with the official time in seven hundred.
Ladies under 40 years
Ladies over 40 years
Men under 40 years
Men over 40 years.

Due to concerns about how hard this route can be, we have decided to open the Supplied Category. Runners who want to choose to carry vehicular accompaniment must register in the Supplied Category. There will be categories Men Supplied and Women Supplied. This category is not recognized by Audax Club Parisien, therefore it is not an official category, and only applies to this Brevet

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