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

‘Gran Canaria Bike Week’ is a sports week with a clear tourist orientation defined as a cycling route according to the Specific Instruction for Road Cycle Touring Routes of the General Traffic Directorate. (DGT).

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

Article 2. EVENT PLACE AND DATES

The event will take place from December 3 to 11, 2022 and will tour different locations on the Island. The operations centre will be established at the Maspalomas lighthouse.

The start time of each modality is published in the corresponding section on the website, as well as on the event’s social media; Participants must appear in person at the start with due notice for the timely control of numbers and prior briefing of each stage.

Article 3. STAGES

‘Gran Canaria Bike Week’ 2022 consists of 8 stages, with 2 modalities in some stages: Advance and Starter:

Stage 1 – Saturday, December 3 – Gran Canaria Southwest
Maspalomas – Agaete

ADVANCE:
Maspalomas – Barranquillo Andrés – La Aldea (Refreshment point) – Agaete.
Distance: 95 km and +2,150m drop.

STARTER:
La Aldea – Agaete.
Distance: 30 km and +900m drop.

 

Stage 2 – Sunday, December 4 – Gran Canaria West – South
Agaete – Maspalomas

ADVANCE:
Agaete – Hoya Pineda – Caideros – Fagagesto – Las Presas – Artenara (Refreshment point) – Tejeda – San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Refreshment point) – Maspalomas.
Distance: 100 km and +2,420m m of ascent.

STARTER:
Artenara – Maspalomas
Distance: 63 km and +1,000 m of ascent.

 

Stage 3 – Monday, December 5 – Circular Ayagaures
Maspalomas – Ayagaures – Maspalomas

Circular of Ayagaures
Distance: 28 km and +480m drop.

 

Stage 4 – Tuesday, December 6 – Escalada al Pico de Las Nieves

2 Timed Sections: 1st segment: La Higuera Canaria – Pico Bandama; 2nd segment: End of Ingenio Village – Viewpoint Pico de Las Nieves

 

ESCALADA AL PICO DE LAS NIEVES

Telde – Barranco de Las Goteras – Pico Bandama – Jinámar – Telde – Ingenio – La Pasadilla – Cazadores – Pico de Las Nieves

Distance: 71 km and +2760 m  drop

2 TIMED SEGMENTS

ADVANCED:
Telde – Barranco de Las Goteras – Pico Bandama – Jinámar – Telde – Ingenio – La Pasadilla
Distance: 55 km and +1,530 m of ascent.

2 TIMED SEGMENTS

STARTER:
Telde – Barranco de Las Goteras – Pico Bandama – Jinámar – Telde
Distance: 31 km and +710 m of ascent.

1 TIMED SEGMENT

Rankings and Awards

Finisher medal for each participant who finishes the race in the three modalities in each of the goals. In Telde, at the end of the first timed section, the medals of the ‘Starter’ modality will be awarded, in La Pasadilla the medals of the ‘Advanced’ modality will be awarded and within the ‘Escalada’ modality they will be awarded at the finish line at Pico de Las Nieves.

Awards and Trophies for the first three of each modality and the first three by category in the ‘Escalada’ modality, in the Ermita de San Pedro Mártir de Telde. The new date will be published soon.

Cash prizes for ESCALADA Pico de Las Nieves

Men’s general classification Women’s general classification
1º Absolute Classified 300€ Absolute Classified 300€
2º Absolute Classified 200€ Absolute Classified 200€
3º Absolute Classified 100€ Absolute Classified 100€

*At least 50 male and 25 female participants must participate to be eligible for prize money

ESCALADA Pico de Las Nieves Mountain Climbing Jersey

There will be a general classification of the mountain for the participants of ‘Escalada’ modality, with finishes in the 4 mountain passes that we will have following this scoring system:

Mountain Pass Place Score
Pico de Bandama 1st to 6th classified 10 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 2 – 1
La Pasadilla 1st to 6th classified 10 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 2 – 1
Cazadores 1st to 10th classified 30 – 25 – 20 – 15 – 10 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 2 – 1
Pico de Las Nieves 1st to 10th classified 40 – 30 – 20 – 15 – 10 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 2 – 1

Categories ‘Escalada’ modality

For classification purposes, the following categories are contemplated, divided into male and female genders, the categories will be the same as those imposed by the ‘Canary Islands Cycling Federation’ (according to year of birth):

Sub23 (2003 – 2000)
Elite (1999 – 1993)
Master 30A (1992 – 1988)
Master 30B (1987 – 1983)
Master 40A (1982 – 1978)
Master 40B (1977 – 1973)
Master 50A (1972 – 1968)
Master 50B (1967 – 1963)
Master +60 (1962 – 1947)
E-Bike (regardless of the participant’s age)

The general classifications and by categories will be governed by the sum of the times of each of the timed sections that make up the distance in which they participate, with the order of classification being the shortest time spent in completing the distance.

To qualify for the classification and prizes to the first 3 in each category, at least 6 participants of each modality must participate; if not, they will be included in the next higher category. 

 

Stage 5 – Thursday, December 8 – GRAN CANARIA GRAN FONDO
Tour of Gran Canaria island

ADVANCE:
Distance: 185 km +3,200m positive elevation.

STARTER:
Agaete – Maspalomas
Half distance stage.

 

Stage 6 – Friday, December 9 – Maspalomas Costa Canaria

A walk through the main tourist areas of the municipality and adapted cycling.
Distance: 30k and +200m drop.

 

Stage 7 – Saturday, December 10 – Gran Canaria Verde – Arucas – Arucas Mountain Summit Timed Climb
Arucas – Montaña de Arucas

ADVANCE:
Arucas – Bañaderos
Distance: 73 km and +1,680m positive elevation.
Departure time: 9:00 a.m.

STARTER:
Cueva Corcho – Bañaderos
Distance: 53 km
Accumulated slope: 520m of ascent.

TIMED SEGMENT:
Departure: Bañaderos
Finish: Montaña de Arucas
Distance: 7.6km Slope: 400m of ascent (timed with chip).

Rankings and Awards
Cycle tourists Weekly Pack, Grand Tour 1 Pack and Grand Tour 2 Pack:
Sub-23: 1, 2 and 3 male and female.
Elite: 1, 2 and 3 male and female.
Master 30: 1, 2 and 3 male and female.
Master 40: 1, 2 and 3 male and female.
Master 50: 1, 2 and 3 male and female.
Master +60: 1, 2 and 3 male and female.
Cycle tourists stage 7:
Absolutes: 1, 2 and 3 masculine and feminine.

 

Stage 8 – Sunday, December 11 – Love Gran Canaria – HOTEL SUITES & VILLAS By DUNAS
Maspalomas – Taurito – Maspalomas

Starting time: 10:00h.
Place of departure: Faro de Maspalomas.
Distance 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’ 2022 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. Minors

Those registered born between December 3, 2006 (16 years old on the day of the test) and December 2, 2004, may participate under parental authorisation (download regulatory authorisation).
In the stages:
– Stage 3 Circular of Ayagaures on December 3.
– Stage 6 Maspalomas Costa Canaria on December 9.
– Stage 8 Love Maspalomas Hotel Dunas on December 11.
Said authorisation must be uploaded on the registration platform, together with a photocopy of the DNI of the minor and of both parents or legal guardians, before November 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Article 6.2. 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 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 May 10 at 10:00 a.m. and ends on November 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. or until places are exhausted.

The registration fees per stage are as follows:

 

 

Escalada al Pico de Las Nieves

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) 195 € 245 € 295 € 215 € 285 € 355 €
Pack Gran Tour 1 (Advance/Starter) 135 € 165 € 195 € 165 € 200 € 235 €
Pack Gran Tour 2 (Advance/Starter) 135 165 € 195 € 165 € 200 € 235 €

GCIED / GC Southwest 35 € 42,50 € 50 € 45 € 52,50 € 60 €
ARTENARA / GC West – South 35 € 42,50 € 50 € 45 € 52,50 € 60 €
HPS / Circular Ayagaures 25 € 32,50 € 40 € 30 € 37,50 € 45 €
Escalada al Pico de Las Nieves 65 € 65 € 65 €
Escalada al Pico de Las Nieves – Categoría Advance 40 € 40 € 40 €
Escalada al Pico de Las Nieves – Categoría Starter 40 € 40 € 40 €
GRAN CANARIA / GC Gran Fondo 55 € 62,50 € 70 € 70 € 77,50 € 85 €
MASPALOMAS / Maspalomas Costa Canaria 25 € 25 € 25 € 25 € 25 € 25 €
ARUCAS / GC Verde 40 € 47,50 € 55 € 50 € 57,50 € 65 €
Dunas Hotels & Resorts / Love GC 40 € 47,50 € 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’

 

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’ 2022, 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’ 2022 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 Week’ 2022, 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’ 2022

– 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’ 2022

– 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’ 2022 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’ 2022, 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 of the event or postponement of the event due to force majeure (adverse weather events, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, accident, labor conflict or strike, civil conflict, decision of the competent authority, etc.) will proceed to the refund of the amount paid in the registration or any compensation.

 

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 Friday 9th of December 2022 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: ciclo@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.