Rule # 1 STICK TO THE ROUTE
1.1 Choose your own start at any point of the route and follow the route until you reach the point where you started.
1.2 To get a Ranking place you must ride the route in its entirety.
1.3 Any deviations from the route are only permitted for safety or legal reasons (e.g. flooded areas, fallen trees, etc.).
Any deviation must be presented to the organizer without being asked.
1.4 If participants leave the route (e.g. to buy food in a supermarket) they must return to the point where they left the route and continue the ride from there.
1.5 The use of ferry connections and services is not permitted unless expressly provided for in the route.
Rule # 2 RIDE UNDER YOUR OWN POWER
2.1 The Orbit360 Gravel Series is a solo or duo challenge. No drafting for solo riders (other than pairs with their partner).
2.2 All rides must be managed with the rider’s own muscle power.
Rule # 3 RIDE SAVELY AND RESPONSIBLY
3.1 Helmets and front/ rear lights as well as high visible clothing are a mandatory.
3.2 Watch out for others when sharing the same path. Reduce speed and give them a smile.
3.3 Riders must know and observe all local traffic laws.
Rule # 4 BE SELF-SUFFICIENT
4.1 Any assistance from third parties is prohibited.
4.2 All food, drinks and equipment must be carried with you or acquired at commercially available services.
4.3 Plan your route appropriately, check for resupply points and opening hours beforehand.
4.4 Booking or organising assistance for the trip, prior to departure is not permitted.
4.5 No en-route service is provided by the organizer.
Rule # 5 ONE ACTIVITY, BUT NO TIME LIMIT
5.1 The Orbit360 Gravel Series is a one stage race.
5.2 You can rest or sleep as much and wherever suits you. However, bear in mind break times add up quickly and can add significantly to the elapsed time.
5.3 The recording via a dedicated GPS device must not interrupted at any time of the ride.
Rule # 6 MAINTAIN EVIDENCE OF THE RIDE
6.1 All rides must be recorded via a GPS device and must be uploaded to komoot and linked with the Orbit360 account.
6.2 The GPS device can be a dedicated cycling/ navigation computer, fitness watch or smartphone with location services – essentially anything that allows you to record an activity on komoot.
6.3 Essentially, participants are allowed anything that can record an activity on komoot.
Rule # 7 RIDE IN THE SPIRIT OF SELF-RELIANCE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
7.1 Riders may accept legitimate unplanned offers of food, drink or shelter but must not go looking for it. Any help received must not be solicited in any way. Help is regarded as “trail magic” if any other riders would have the same possibility to receive this kind of assistance.
7.2 Any assistance received must not have been requested at any time.
7.3 Assistance is considered independent if other participants would have the same opportunity to receive it.
7.4 The organizer can impose time penalties for violations which will be decided once the ride has been linked.
Rule # 8 RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT
8.1 Do not just “leave no trace”, but also “leave the place better than you found it”.
8.2 The routes may take you to isolated areas, which are usually home of animals. Respect them and be quiet when approaching them.