RULES – Gran Canaria Bike Week

RULES


IMPORTANT

BEFORE REGISTERING YOU MUST READ THESE RULES COMPLETELY. BY MAKING THE REGISTRATION, YOU ACCEPT THESE RULES, SO THE ORGANIZATION WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS RELATED TO THIS CONTENT.


Article 1. EVENT AND ORGANIZATION

The Gran Canaria Bike Week 2021 is a sport week event with clear tourist orientation defined as a cyclist’s parade according to the Specific Instruction for the Road Cycle Touring Parades of the Spanish General Traffic Administration (DGT).

It is promoted by the Illustrious City Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and the company DG Eventos S.L, who holds the management and production for the event.

Article 2. EVENT PLACE AND DATES

The event will take place from December 4th to 11th 2021 and it will pass by different locations on the island. The center of operations is established at the Maspalomas Lighthouse.

The start time of each modality is published in the section of the official website reserved for it, as well as in the social media of the event; the participants must be present at the start of every stage with enough time in advance for picking up the numbers & the recording time chips.

Article 3. STAGES

The Gran Canaria Bike Week- La Cicloturista 2021 consist of 8 stages with 2 modalities for each stage : Advance and Starter:

Saturday 4th: GCIED – GC Southeast

ADVANCE:
Maspalomas – Vecindario –  Agüimes – Temisas – Santa Lucía – Vecindario – Maspalomas
Starting time: 08:00h
Place od departure: Faro de Maspalomas
101 Km
Elevation Gain: 1.500 m

STARTER:
Agüimes – Temisas – Santa Lucía – Vecindario – Maspalomas
Starting time: 10:30h
Place of departure: Pueblo de Agüimes
62 Km
Elevation Gain: 600 m

 

Sunday 5th: Deportes Santa Brígida – GC South-North

ADVANCE:
Maspalomas – Agüimes – Telde – Valsequillo – Santa Brígida
Starting time: 08:00h
Place of departure: Faro de Maspalomas
84,5 Km
Elevation Gain: 1.660 m

STARTER:
Agüimes – Telde – Valsequillo – Santa Brígida
Starting time: 10:30h
Place of departure: Pueblo de Agüimes
45,5 Km
Elevation Gain: 1.340 m

 

Monday 6th: Turismo de Gran Canaria – GC North-South

ADVANCE:
Santa Brígida – Llanos de la Pez – Ayacata – Tunte – Maspalomas
Starting time: 09:00h
Place od departure: Santa Brígida
68 Km
Elevation Gain: 1.530 m

STARTER:
Santa Brígida – Llanos de la Pez – Ayacata – Tunte – Maspalomas
Starting time: 11:00h
Place of departure: Pueblo de Agüimes
45,5 Km
Elevation Gain: 1.340 m

 

Tuesday 7th: Fred Olsen – Maspalomas Bike

Starting time: 10:00h
Maspalomas – Ayagaures – Maspalomas
Place of departure: Faro de Maspalomas
32 Km
Elevation Gain: 505 m

 

Wednesday 8: Mercedes Benz Flick Canarias – Circuit Barranquillo Andrés

Starting time: 9:00h
Maspalomas – Barranquillo Andrés – Pie de La Cuesta – Mogán – Maspalomas
Place of departure: Faro de Maspalomas
85 Km
Elevation Gain: 1.515 m

 

Thursday 9th: Sitycletas – LPGC Tour

Starting time: 10:30h
Place of departure: Parque Santa Catalina
Parque Santa Catalina – Auditorio Alfredo Kraus – Vegueta – Parque Santa Catalina

 

Friday 10th: Arucas – Gran Canaria Verde

ADVANCE:
Arucas – Moya – Fontanales – Montaña Alta – Moya – Arucas
Starting time: 09:30h
Place od departure: Santa Brígida
73 Km
Elevation Gain: 1.577 m

STARTER:
Santa Brígida – Llanos de la Pez – Ayacata – Tunte – Maspalomas
Starting time: 11:00h
Place of departure: Pueblo de Agüimes
53 Km
Elevation Gain: 600 m

 

Saturday 11th: Dunas – Love GC

Starting time: 10:00h
Maspalomas – Taurito – Maspalomas
Place of departure: Faro de Maspalomas
53 Km
Elevation Gain: 730 m

 

All the itineraries and information related to each stage can be found at www.grancanariabikeweek.es.

The organization reserves the right to modify everything relative to itineraries, kilometers, timings, trophies, etc, when justified reasons and circumstances so require.

 

Article 4.  CYCLISTS LIMIT

The Gran Canaria Bike Week – La Cicloturista 2021 establishes a limit of 400 cyclists for each stage.

 

Article 5. CUT-OFF TIMES AND WITHDRAWALS

The organization reserves the right to force the participant to abandon the stage:

  • Whenever the participant shows signs of extreme fatigue, dehydration, extremely slow rhythm or present any anomalous symptoms that prevent him from participating normally.
  • If the participant fails to comply with any of the rules stablished by the organization (see disqualifications section).
  • Once the regulatory cut-off time has finished since the start of the stage.

On certain stages, the organization will allow cyclists who are not in optimal physical condition to temporarily abandon the stage, getting on the stage closing vehicle, to join again in the next meeting point or refreshment/aid stations for being able to finish the stage with the rest of cyclists.

 

Article 6. PARTICIPATION

The event is opened to cyclists of any nationality, federated or not, over 16 years of age for any of the modalities, and must be correctly registered in time and form as specified in the event regulations.

Participants born between the 4th of December of 2005 (16 years old on the day of the test) and 3rd December of 2003, may participate under a paternal authorization (download regulatory authorization).

The authorization must be delivered in person with a photocopy of the minor’s ID and both parents or legal guardians, at the DG Eventos office located at Bravo Murillo Street 17 – local 4, 35002 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The offices are opened from 9am to 2pm and from 3pm to 4pm from Monday to Thursday, before de 23rd of November 2021.

Each cyclist participates in the test under his / her entire responsibility and declares that he / she has a sufficient level of physical condition to complete it.

It is not allowed the inclusion during the stages of any cyclist who is not properly registered, or companions, or journalists or any other person who is not properly authorized by the organization.

Article 6.1. Participation with e-bikes

The use of electric bicycles is permitted under the following conditions:

– The bicycle must be a “pedelec” type. A “pedelec” bicycle is considered to be one that is assisted by the electric motor only if the pedals are used.

– There is no limitation on motor power or battery capacity.

– The use of 2 or more batteries is allowed.

 

Article 7. MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

It is mandatory to use a certified helmet and the appropriate clothing, the cyclist must abandon the stage if it does not comply with this article.

Before every stage, a control of signatures will be carried out where it will be mandatory to present the identity document ID/passport.

In order to establish the monitoring and control of the participants in the different road stages of the event, the organization will provide a bib number which is mandatory to wear. The bib number must be visible on the handlebars of the bicycle for its correct reading and thus facilitate the work of the organization to identify those who participate in the stage

It is not allowed to participate with the chip of another participant under any circumstances or manipulate it.

 

Article 8. REGISTRATION

Those interested in participating may register from March 3rd 2021 in the following ways:

Through the official website. On the page www.grancanariabikeweek.es and with payment through virtual POS.

In person at the DG Eventos offices DG Eventos offices located at Bravo Murillo Street 17 – local 4, 35002 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The offices are opened from 9 am to 2pm and from 3pm to 4pm from Monday to Thursday. On Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.

 

Article 9. REGISTRATION FEES

Once the registration has been made, no refund of the race fee will be made for any reason whatsoever, unless insurance is taken out. Likewise, it is not allowed to change the ownership of the registration.

The registration period begins on March 3rd at 10:00 a.m. and ends on November 30th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. or until all places are taken.

The registration fees per stage are as follows:

 

Before August 15th After August 15th
Canary Islands residents & federation member Canary Islands residents Regular Canary Islands residents & federation member Canary Islands residents Regular
Weekly Pack (Advance/Starter) 170 € 210 € 270 € 190 € 230 € 330 €
Gran Tour Pack (Advance/Starter) 120 € 145 € 180 € 150 € 175 € 220 €

GCIED / GC SouthEast 20 € 25 € 35 € 30 € 35 € 45 €
Deportes Santa Brígida / GC South-North 30 € 35 € 45 € 45 € 50 € 60 €
Turismo Gran Canaria / GC North-South 30 € 35 € 45 € 45 € 50 € 60 €
Fred Olsen / Maspalomas Bike 20 € 25 € 35 € 25 € 30 € 40 €
Mercedes Benz Flick Canarias / Circuit Barranquillo Andrés 25 € 30 € 40 € 40 € 45 € 55 €
Sitycletas / LPGC Tour 25 € 25 € 25 € 52 € 25 € 25 €
Arucas / Gran Canaria Verde 30 € 35 € 45 € 40 € 45 € 55 €
Dunas / Love Gran Canaria 40 € 45 € 55 € 45 € 50 € 60 €

 

Article 10. MAILLOT AND RECORDING TIME CHIP PICK-UP

The delivery of the maillot for those cyclists enrolled in the Weekly Pack and the Grand Tour will take place:

  • At a time and place to be determined later by the organization, it will be published in these rules and social networks.

It will be necessary to present and ID or Passport for the pick-up.

To pick-up the maillot of another participant, the representative must present their ID or Passport together with an authorization signed with the photocopy of the ID or Passport of the participant in question.

Control of signatures + delivery of race numbers

The race number of each stage will be delivered at the beginning of it. There will be no valid race number for more than one stage.

From 1.30h and up to 15 minutes before the start time of each stage, the race number can be collected at the Secretary tent set up in each of the starting areas.

To remove the race number, you will need:

  • DNI or Passport in the case of non-federated participants
  • Federation cycling license in the case of federated participants

In addition, the declaration of health status must be signed at the delibery of race numbers time.

 

Article 11. SERVICES FOR PARTICIPANTS

REFRESHMENT/AID STATIONS. Liquid and solid refreshments at the points of the route established by the organization and at the finish line.

CLOAKROOM. Wardrobe service at the start and finish of each stage.

TOILETS at departure, finish line and main refreshment/aid stations.

REPAIRSHOP SERVICE at the start and the finish line plus support on the road.

MEDICAL AND FIRST AID SERVICES. – Health care service along the route and at the finish line.

MEDICAL INSURANCE. – The organization will hire sports accident insurance for each one of the participants not federated in the event.

SAFETY ON THE ROUTE guaranteed by motorcycle guards, road police, opening and closing vehicles, volunteers, etc.

The GRAN CANARIA GRAN TOUR package and the WEEKLY PACK have included the official maillot of the Gran Canaria Bike Week – La Cicloturista 2021

 

Artículo 12.- REFRESHMENT/AID STATIONS AND MEETING POINTS

The organization reserves the right to locate the aid stations on the route according to the most suitable places for it and as close as possible to the previously mentioned kilometric points.

The location of the refreshment/aid stations and meeting points will be defined in the tab and profiles of each stage.

 

Article 13.-  PENALTIES

The following behaviors of the participants will have penalties and may include the disqualification of the event.

1.- Omission of assistance to another person.

2.- Withdrawal without having notified the organization at the time is produced.

3.- Misbehavior towards other participants or towards the organization.

4.- Non following the stage director orders, commissioners, refreshment/aid stations staff, doctors/nurses or competent authorities.

5.- Lack of mandatory equipment or refusal to perform a material inspection.

6.- Skip control points.

7.- To voluntary dispose garbage outside the authorized areas at the refreshment stations or any type of behavior that may alter the natural environment.

 

Article 14.- PRIVACY POLICY

By registering for Gran Canaria Bike Week – La Cicloturista 2021, participants give their consent to DG Eventos, by itself or through third parties, to treat their personal data automatically and exclusively for sports, promotional or commercial purposes. Each member authorizes these entities to send commercial information related to their products and services.

In accordance with what is established in the General Data Protection Regulations, the participant has the right to access these files in order to rectify or cancel their content completely or partially.

To request the withdrawal you must send an email to the following address hola@dgeventos.com.

Likewise, and in accordance with the sports, promotion, distribution and exploitation interests of Gran Canaria Bike Week – La Cicloturista 2021 for the whole world, the participants authorize the organizers of the event to record completely or partially their participation in the event. Photographs, films, television, radio, video, internet and any other means known or to be known, so all the rights related to its commercial and advertising exploitation that is considered appropriate, without time limit and without the right to receive economical compensation.

 

Artículo 15.- PARTICIPANTS STATEMENT

When making the payment for the inscription of the Gran Canaria Bike – La Cicloturista 2021, each participant declares under his responsibility:

– NOT to suffer acquired or congenital physical diseases and / or injuries that could cause disorders in their health or living conditions, as a consequence of their participation in the Gran Canaria Bike Week 2021

– Have performed the relevant medical checks and being medically fit and properly trained to carry out the activities that will take place in Gran Canaria Bike Week 2021

– Commit to collaborate and comply with the instructions received (organizers, Local Police, Civil Protection, Volunteers, Judges, etc.), to ensure the safety of all cyclists and the good behavior on the event.

– Declares to carry out the activities related to Gran Canaria Bike Week 2021 by its own will, under its own exclusive risk and assumes exclusively responsibility for its activities, goods, health and physical and / or mental integrity, assuming all civil and / or criminal liability and refusing to make any kind of claim to the organization and / or sponsors and / or institutions, both public and private, participants in the organization of Gran Canaria Bike Week 2021, regarding any damage, including without limitation of physical, moral, material damage, theft, loss or of any kind that could suffer or be caused to its person or its property before, during or after the activity related to the Gran Canaria Bike Week, although the damages could arise due to negligence or fault on the part of the named ones.

 

Article 16.- RULES APPROVAL

All the participants, due to the fact of registering, accept the present rules and the disclaimer included in the participants statement (article 15 of this regulation). In case of doubt or if a situation arises that is not reflected in this regulation, it will be accepted what proposed by the organization.

 

Artículo 17.- CANCELLATION BY MAJEURE FORCE

In case of suspension or postponement of the event due to force majeure (adverse weather conditions, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, accident, labor conflict or strike, civil conflict, decision of the competent authority, etc.) no refund of the amount paid for registration or compensation will be made.

Update 2021: Due to the incidence of the pandemic caused by the COVID-19, from the organization of the Gran Canaria Bike Week, it has been decided to modify this article. At the time of registration, all participants have the cancellation insurance included. This allows them to cancel the registration up to 15 days before, free of charge, regardless of the reason for the cancellation. Likewise, if the event cannot be held on the scheduled date due to the suspension of the event or due to mobility restrictions determined by the competent authorities, participants may:

– Request a full refund.

– Postpone their registration for the next edition of the race.

 

Article 18.- ADAPTED CYCLING

Adapted cycling is that practiced by people with physical disabilities (spinal cord injury, amputations and lack of any limb), cerebral palsy, acquired and visual brain damage (blind or visually impaired), practiced on the road and / or track.

Registration and participation in all stages of Gran Canaria Bike Week, of cyclists with some type of physical disability, cerebral palsy, and / or acquired brain or visual damage is allowed.

The stage Maspalomas Bike to celebrate the 8th of December 2021 meets the especially favorable conditions for cycling for these people. The inscriptions in this modality will be free. you must request the registration code to the mail: crono2@dgeventos.com

Cyclists, men or women with some type of disability, may enroll in one of the following modalities:

  • Class B: for cyclists with visual disabilities, they go in tandem with another partner.
  • Class H: for cyclists who use the hand bike or handbike. From 1 to 5, from highest to lowest disability.
  • Class C: for functional cyclists, they practice conventional cycling with adaptations. From 1 to 5, from highest to lowest disability.
  • Class T: cyclists who participate with tricycles due to impairment in their stability.

The description and details of each category are as defined in the UCI Cycling Sport Regulations, Title XVI: Paracycling.