FAQ

Information at a glance

START Sunday 22 July 2018 from Bormio

1.500 km - 20.000 m. D+

Homologation BRM 140 hours , Homologation BRI 158 Hours 

15 RANDO POINT

 

  • It is not necessary to qualify in order to enter ALPI4000.

  • Early applications (to be validated with payment of 10 €) will expire on December 25th.

  • Entries at a cost of 190€ for those who have an early application will open 10 January 2018 and will close 15 February 2018.

  • Entries for non-early applicants will open on 1 March 2018 and will close on 30 April 2018 at a cost of 250€.

  • In case of remaining places or added available places, entries will be open from 15 May 2018 at a cost of 300€.

  • Entry cost is comprehensive of refreshment in all controls and shower where available. A detailed description of the offered services will be available online by December 2017.

  • Start times will be from 7:00am until 8:00am on Sunday 22 July 2018.

  • You will be able to start with your friends.

  • You will need to register at the start on Saturday 21 July 2018. More details will be available after confirmation of entry.

  • Renounces expect a refund:

    70% if communicated at least 90 days before start

    60% if communicated between 90 and 60 days before start

    40% if communicated between 60 and 30 days before start

  • It is possible to cede one's own application to another cyclist by informing the organizing staff no later than 15 days before the start (you will be asked a 20€ contribution for administrative procedure).

Entry

Can anybody enter?

Almost. You will need to be aged 18 or over on 21 July 2018. Entries from under-aged will not be accepted. You must prove you are in good health with a medical certificate (stress test). There are no exceptions to this rule.

Is it necessary to qualify in order to enter?

No, it is not. But you will better enjoy your ride if you prepare well.

How do I enter?

Entries can only be completed using this website.

  • Early applications will expire on December 25th

  • Entries for those who have an early application will open 10 January 2018 and will close 15 February 2018.

  • In case of remaining or added available places, entries will be open from 15 May 2018 (see above)

 

How can I verify that my registration has been successful?

Access your reserved area with USER ID and password that you received via e-mail.

How much is the entry fee?

It goes from € 200 (10 + 190€) to 300€ as explained above.

Is there an official shirt?

Yes. You will be able to buy an official shirt when you enter.

Is it possible to cancel an entry?

Yes, as explained below.

The cancellation done 90 days before the start allows you to get back 70% of the total amount; 60% of the total amount if the cancellation is done 60 days before the start; 40% of the total amount if the cancellation is done 30 days before the start.

However, we will organize a waiting list of riders who want to sell their place in the last 60 days before start. Once ALPI4000 will be sold out, in June we will run a waiting list of people who want to participate.

You will have the opportunity to cede your entry until 15 days before the start by contacting organizers (a new procedure will cost 20€).

Registration

I've entered! Should I register as well?

  • Yes. You will need to complete your registration on Saturday 21 July 2018 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Registration will take place at the start control.

  • We will communicate the location for registration soon.

  • You will need to bring some identification for registration (e.g. driving license, ID, passport).

The Start

Where and When will ALPI4000 start?

ALPI4000 will start on 22 July 2018.

  • Riders will be divided into smaller groups leaving between 7:00am and 8:00 am.

How do I get to the start point in Bormio?

The precise location of the start point will be announced by June 2018.

 

A Malpensa-Bormio airport shuttle service will be arranged for a fee. In the month of May, timetables and rates will be communicated.

Along the route

Will you collect me in case I break down?

Not necessarily. Motorbikes located along the route are not allowed to carry cyclists. We will have limited capacity to recover riders in remote locations. But you will be responsible for getting to the closest control, where we will be able to give you assistance in fixing your bike or to help you get back to the start.

Make sure you are prepared in case things go wrong. This could include:

  • Riding with friends.

  • Taking out break down cover. Check your motor breakdown service, you may already be covered.

  • Carrying details of friends or relatives who could collect you.

     

Take into consideration the fact that in some mountain regions there could be no mobile phone reception. We will patrol these areas carefully and we will always give assistance to riders undergoing a brake down who are unable to call for help.

If you get injured or ill please call emergency services on 112.

Am I allowed to bring a support vehicle?

ALPI4000 is a fully-supported event. Food, drink and beds are all included in the fee. There will also be motorbike support along the route. This means that also novice riders should be able to complete ALPI4000 with no external support.

Support vehicles could be dangerous for riders. They are dangerous when parked in narrow roads or when driving along the route. Please consider taking advantage of the facilities offered and ride ALPI4000 with no external support.

All the vehicles and people giving assistance must register specifying who they are assisting. Each vehicle can offer assistance to more than one cyclist.

Any rider who is seen receiving assistance from an unregistered vehicle will be disqualified.

Support vehicles are not allowed to follow riders, but can give support only near controls.

Anybody who is seen cycling followed by a vehicle between two controls will be disqualified.

Is it possible to check my progress online?

Yes, it is. We will an APP tracking sistem.

 

Controls

Is everything really included?

Almost everything. Food, drink, showers and dormitories are available for free. We will also supply towels and bike parts for repair, but you will have to pay for them.

Some controls might be selling extra items, e.g. energy gels, beer, coffee. We will make it clear when something is for sale and when something is free.

What are the available facilities at each control?

All controls will offer the same facilities:

  • A choice of hot food

  • Cold drinks

Most controls will offer these facilities:

  • Showers

  • Dormitory beds

  • Some bike parts for repair

  • Limited first aid equipment

    We will give you further details by May 2018.

Can you take my stuff to controls and bring it back to Bormio?

Yes, sure! When you register the day before the start you can deliver us your bag drop. You will fin your bag drop in the RANDO POINT of Biella (double transit).  Please do not put fresh food, liquids or glass inside. We will take the bags to the control of Biella and then back to Bormio.

TIP: If you plan to finish early, keep in mind that bags will not arrive in Bormio before Wednesday night.

Is it possible to charge mobile phones at controls?

Probably yes, but don't count on it.

Will there be Wifi at controls?

Probably yes, but don't count on it.

What if I arrive late at controls?

If you are late at a control, but you think you can still finish in time, please make every effort to continue. We will not disqualify any rider with a reasonable chance of finishing in time.

Once the official time has passed, it is up to the discretion each controller will decide how long to stay in the check point. If you arrive after the official closing time and the last check point is closed you will be disqualified.

If you arrive at a control later than the official closing time after having gone through Biella for the second time, and the control is closed, then we are afraid we will not be able to validate your ride.


TIP: The first part controls will remain opened until the passage of the last cyclist. This means you do not need to worry if you have a time deficit early in the ride.