#rideFAR

No given route. No borders. No time limit.

Are you ready for the Orbit360 season kick-off? It will be tough, it will be long and it might get cold. But overcoming your comfort zones will be even more rewarding this time.

When

27.02. - 05.04.2021

Where

Planet earth

Who

Everyone

Entrance fee

Donation based

Modi

Solo or duo

distance

180km / 360km

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The Idea

Cycling is social. So are we. Let‘s ride for a reason!

#rideFAR is about being social, with a fair degree of a challenge. 

This challenge is not only about competition, it is about using the extraordinary distance, that we – as passionate cyclists – cover every year, for a good cause. The donation-based entrance fees will be used to keep the Orbit360 project alive and to support cycling related charity organizations.

Your Contribution

With your #rideFAR donation you support two charity projects:

Bikeygees offers cycling lessons for female refugees in Berlin and Brandenburg and the Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative enables education by the means of a simple bike.

Our sponsor komoot will contribute to the good cause by adding 10 % of the rider’s donation for all finishers.

The How-To

REGISTER

...and receive a free komoot region bundle voucher.
For duo: Both riders have to register.

PLAN

Plan your own route, either a 180 km or 360 km loop. There are no limitations to road surfaces.

RIDE

Ride solo or duo.

UPLOAD & TAG

Upload your route to komoot and tag Orbit360 and your fellow rider (for pairs) as a participant. For team riders: BOTH riders have to upload their ride and tag Orbit360 to be features in the ranking.

RENAME YOUR RIDE

For solo: #rideFAR360 or #rideFAR180, name (same from registration), total time
For duo: #rideFAR360 or #rideFAR180, name (same from registration), Team name, name of your fellow rider, total time

KARMA PARTY!

You have just ridden for a reason. We will update the ranking twice per week.

Questions?

Check out the Manual or text us on info@orbit360.cc

The scoring system

Do we like riding fast and set new records? Yes.
Is it the most important goal for us? No!

The concept of #rideFAR is simple: ride your bike (long) and push your own limits in an adventurous challenge.

There will be a time-based ranking based on the total time of your submitted rides. We will also create a best-off collection to feature the most creative rides.

There are komoot premium accounts to win for the coolest stories and most creative rides.

It does not matter what gender you are, which colour your skin has, which religion you believe in or what bike your are riding on. We don’t care!

This challenge is about cycling and taking care about each other! Spread your love!

We cannot spare variety. Diversity!

Support your local dealer

Looking for a special gift? We’ve got something for you!

This picture taken by Charlotte Gamus describes what you will be facing in an winter ultra-distance event.

There will be loads of stories to tell for sure.

Buy the picture and support Bikeygees and Ghana Bamboo Bike Project with your purchase.

You want to take part on our charity challenge, but don’t have a bike yet? No worries, just rent a perfect bike that suits your style and needs.

Our friends from ListnRide will support the Ride For A Reason challenge by donating 15 EUR for each booking from you. This money will be used to support our two charity organizations.

Use the code rideFAR21 to get a 15 EUR discount for your booking.

Rules

All rules are designed to support the spirit of unsupported races. Riders of the Orbit360 are
expected to be self-sufficient and must follow these rules at all times whilst riding.

Rule # 1 RIDE YOUR OWN ROUTE

1.1 The ride has to be a loop, or as we call it an Orbit. Your ride is completed when you reached the point where you started by covering a minimum distance of 360 / 180 kilometres.

1.2 The route must be followed clockwise.

1.3 It’s the rider’s responsibility to plan a save and appropriate route.

Rule # 2 RIDE UNDER YOUR OWN POWER

2.1 No drafting for solo riders (other than pairs with their partner).

2.2 All forward travel overland must be human powered (i.e. no e-bikes).

2.3 It´s simply you and your bike, that´s it.

Rule # 3 RIDE SAVELY AND RESPONSIBLY

3.1 Helmet and front/ rear lights are mandatory. Wear a reflector jacket in darkness.

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 No 3rd party support. All food, drinks and equipment must be carried with you or acquired at commercially available services. Plan your route appropriately, check for resupply points and opening hours beforehand. Pair riders are allowed to support each other.

4.2 Booking or organizing any logistic support before the start is not allowed.

4.3 No en-route service is provided by the organizer.

Rule # 5 ONE ACTIVITY, BUT NO TIME LIMIT

5.1 It´s a single stage challenge. The route must be ridden in one attempt.

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 You also need to keep your device recording the whole time.

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.

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 The organizer can impose time penalties for violations which will be decided once the ride has been linked.

Rule # 8 RESPECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT

8.1 Don´t only “leave no trace”, but also “leave the place better than you found it”. This does not suggest that you are supposed to clean up everyone’s trash. It´s still a time challenge. But if it happens that you stop and find an empty can or packaging papers we encourage you to take it and dispose it in the next bin. This will contribute to the overall conditions of the roads.

8.2 The rides might lead you to remote areas. Usually that´s the home of animals. Respect them and be quiet when approaching them.

FAQ

We wanted to make use of all the kilometres that we ride together. The idea was to combine a challenge that will push your limits by doing something good in a community. That’s Ride For A Reason.

The race window is open between February 27 to March 31. In this period, you can ride your DIY challenge. Don’t forget to tag the Orbit360 account after you have uploaded your ride on komoot.

No, this time it’s your choice. Road, Gravel, MTB – that’s up to you.

There will be two distance categories: 360 km and 180 km. The “Orbit-loop” has to be closed, i.e. the ride is finished when you reach the point where you started. Accurate route planning is necessary.

We will ask for a donation-based entrance fee to support our two bike-related charity organizations: Bikeygees and Ghana Bamboo Bike Project. That’s why this event is called Ride For A Reason!

Yes, this time there will also be a duo category.

There will be one ranking considering the fastest times. We are really looking forward to see how fast you can ride, but keep in mind that this event is about #ridingforareason. Go out, be creative in your route planning and have fun. Together with komoot we will feature the coolest route and most exciting stories. Psst, there are free komoot Premium accounts to win.

Yes, of course. You will be considered in the overall ranking AND in the Fixed Gear/ Singlespeed ranking.