360k

+3700M


GPS Route - Unmarked Course Gravel Earth Series Challenge

3 MAY 2024
Start: 06:00
Parc de les ribes del ter
4 feed zones
Max. time 32h

The Traka is a non-competitive bicycle outing that takes place on gravel roads, stretches of asphalt roads, and trails completely open to the transit of any other vehicle, such as trucks, tractors, hunters, locals, or tourists.

Strict compliance with traffic regulations is mandatory, always traveling in the right lane and respecting all signs.

Ethics, camaraderie, and respect for the environment are the most important values ‚Äč‚Äčwe demand from participants. Participants may stop to eat, have dinner, lunch, repair bicycles, or sleep, as long as they resume the route where they left off last time.

Track

  • Distance and Altitude
  • Actual Distance: 358,5 km
  • Positive Elevation Gain: +3.700 m
  • Accumulated Elevation Gain: 7.400 m
  • Maximum Altitude: 420 m
  • Minimum Altitude: 0 m
  • Terrain
  • Gravel: 311 km
  • Asphalt: 47 km
  • First Participant’s Time: 12 hours 55 minutes
  • First Female Participant’s Time: 15 hours¬†
  • Cut-off Time: 32 hours
  • Time Checkpoints (passing control)
    Feed zone 1. Capmany km 110 (15:00h)
    Water and fruit station. Garriguella km 172,7 (20:30h)
    Feed zone 2. Casavells km 260 (8:00h Saturday)
    Feed zone 3. Cassà de la Selva km 290 (10:30h Saturday)
  • Finish: 2.00 PM Saturday
  • Daylight hours Friday 3 May: 14:00
  • Night hours from Friday 3 May to Saturday 4 May: 10:00
  • GPS Route (Unmarked)
  • Tracking via geolocator

The Traka is a gravel or MTB bike outing where traffic rules must be adhered to and respected. Paths, roads, and village interiors are open to traffic

  • WELCOME
    Welcome to Girona. Don’t miss any details of The Traka. Check the schedule HERE
  • BIKE VALIDATION
    Thursday 3.00 PM to 7.00 PM in Parc de les ribes del ter.
    We will check the white front light, the red rear light, the brakes, the handlebars, and the pedal axle. Once your bike is verified, we will attach a label..
  • CHECK-IN
    Thursday 3.30 to 7.00 PM in Parc de les ribes del ter.
    During the collection of the trackers, you will receive the tracker turned off. You will need to turn it on Saturday morning when you leave home, the hotel, or apartment, and before reaching the starting point. Remember to attach it to the top of your backpack. You cannot turn it on during the night. At the starting checkpoint, we will verify that everything is in order. Tracking will be done through Track the Race.
  • VALUES
    Our main goal is to leave no trace. The route is completely open to traffic. Please respect traffic rules and the rural and human life of the surroundings. Catalonia is a safe place. You will not encounter conflicts or dangerous wild animals. Remember to always keep an eye on your bike
  • MANIFESTO
    Love and respect for the environment, sportsmanship, and solidarity with all your fellow participants. The Traka 360 is an opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful areas of our territory with gravel, leaving no trace. Your goal is to finish; ours is to take care of you to the fullest.
  • ADVENTURE
    You can deviate from the track to eat, drink, sleep, or repair your bike. Afterwards, you will have to resume the route from the same point where you left it. In case of abandonment, you must arrange your return. Remember that it is strictly prohibited to return via highways and national roads.
  • ROUTE
    The organization may modify the track for weather-related reasons until the day before. Any changes will be communicated via email. The final tracks will be sent the same week as the race. The notable part of the route is the first 25 km, designed with two challenging climbs and slow sections to break up potential large groups. Additionally, the route passes through the Cap de Creus Natural Park and includes a 7 km singletrack section.
  • TRACK
    Once the track is uploaded to the GPS, check that the map is correctly uploaded. All paths are clear; if you encounter a path covered with branches, you must turn back. In case you come across a road blocked due to a traffic accident or construction, you can recalculate to return to the track as soon as possible.
  • EMERGENCIES
    In the event of a physical or mechanical emergency, you can take any means of transportation, but you must communicate it to the organization beforehand. To continue, you will have to restart the route from the same point where you left it.
  • MATERIAL
    Carrying the appropriate equipment is your responsibility, but the rear red light, the front white light, the mobile phone without silencing in case we need to call you, and the geolocator that we will provide are mandatory. It is also highly recommended to have a bell to alert pedestrians. The rest of the equipment to face 360 km is up to you: sleeping bag, food, credit cards, etc.
  • NOT ALLOWED AND WILL BE PENALIZED WITH TIME
  • Receiving external assistance outside of the Life Bases.
  • Riding on the left side of the paths.
  • Exceeding 20 km/h inside the villages.
  • Advancing inside the villages.
  • Not respecting traffic rules.
  • Drafting in a group without taking a turn at the front (i.e., set your own pace and do not depend on anyone)
  • TRACKING
    You will receive a geolocator. Both the organization and your friends or family can track you through tracktherace.com.
  • SECURITY
    A support and safety team will follow you throughout the 32 hours of the event. Emergency contact numbers can be found on your race bib. Remember that you must have insurance to participate. If you haven’t purchased it at the time of registration because you already have one, make sure it covers the full 32 hours
  • LIFE BAG
    There will be a life bag service at Feed Zone 3. It can be dropped off during Thursday’s check-in from 16:00 to 19:00. Pickup will be available on Saturday from 13:00 at Parc de les Ribes del Ter.
  • SURFACE
    80% well-maintained gravel paths, 5% singletrack, and 15% secondary roads. For us, the best tire choice, if you are a skilled rider, is 40mm, and if you are less technical, between 42mm and 45mm. It is also always advisable to use 700c wheels
  • START
    There will be a single start at six in the morning.
  • WEATHER
    The temperatures at this time of the year range between 15 and 25 degrees, depending on whether it’s cloudy or sunny. The northern part of the route may experience the Tramontana wind; there are about 150 days of north wind per year. However, it’s not a common occurrence, but it’s always good to be prepared. Keep in mind that the Mediterranean climate is very diverse and changeable. You may encounter rain or wind during the event

 

 

Services

  • Official gift
  • Environmental fee
  • Costum plate with flanges
  • Timing and chip
  • Online time
  • Online Photos
  • Feed zone¬†pre route (breakfast)
  • Feed zone¬†on track
  • Feed zone¬†at finish
  • Wardrobe service
  • Assistance en route
  • Medical point
  • Showers and toilets
  • Car park
  • Physiotherapy service (Friday on Feed Zone 2 (4.00 PM to 9.00PM and Saturday 11.00AM to 7.00PM)
  • Rest area on Feed Zone 2
  • Mechanical Point run by Doctore.Bike, for more information or reservation: doctore@doctorebike.com

* Remember that in the life bases, we do not provide any single-use containers

  • Life Bag: Yes.
    Size max: 40L
    Location: Feed Zone 2 t will be left during the Check-in on Friday from 15:30 to 19:00. Pick up will be on Saturday from 13:00h to 19h in Parc de les ribes del ter.
  • Feed zone: 3 + water point and fruit
    Feed zone 1. Capmany km 110
    Water and fruit station. Garriguellakm 172,7
    Feed zone 2. Casavells km 260
    Feed zone 3. Cassà de la Selvakm 290

  • Finish feed zone
    Site: Parc de les ribes del ter
    Time: until 2 PM
  • Feed zone product
    Feed zone 1,2 & 3: water, Green-cola, isotonic drink, banana, orange, candies, quince, cacao and hazelnut cream, nuts, olives and potato omelette. All free gluten.
    Finish: water, Green-cola, isotonic drink, fruit, quince, cacao and hazelnut cream, nuts, olives, potato omelette (all free gluten) and pasta or rice.

Individual categories

    • Absolut¬†woman
    • Absolut man
    • No binary

E-Bike category

 

  • There will be only one starting corral.
  • E-Bike are allowed.
  • Regulations

THE TRAKA SHOP

From t-shirts, sweatshirts, unique accessories and adorable onesies for the little ones, we offer a unique selection of products. Come visit us at our booth at La Traka base camp, and take home a souvenir for you, your family or friends.

TAXI SERVICES by José Taxi

The cab service, our recommendation is: José de Girona. Call +34 666 45 30 32 and book your cab to move during your stay in Girona, they are a comfortable option to move from the airport to the center of Girona, to get to the hotel or any other transportation needs during the week of La Traka. In addition, these cabs have the capacity to transport bicycles and suitcases.

MECHANICAL POINT by Doctore Bike

Ready for an adventure at The Traka? We’re here to make sure your bike is ready too. Doctore Bike will be at base camp to help you with tuning, repairs and adjustments – get ready to ride worry-free! Make your reservation by sending an email to: doctore@doctorebike.com

FOOD ZONE by Pizza Provisions

The fun at The Traka continues with delicious dining options. We are delighted to have Pizza Provisions by Funky Pizza at the event, offering a wide selection of pizzas for you, your friends and family.

226ers KIT by Can Ribas

We want your experience at The Traka to be as easy as possible, that’s why we offer you the option to purchase your kit with 226ers by Can Ribes. Simply ask for