All you need to know before Bike Prague 2018 starts – Bike Prague

All you need to know before Bike Prague 2018 starts 17.5.2018

Bike Prague is almost here! Take a look at all useful information before the start. We are looking forward to see you on Saturday, May 19th.

You can decide just before the long track start which race you want to go in for. Even if you have entered the short track race, you can do the long one. Be sure to bring this mail in your mobile (or print it) and take it to registration as it serves to confirm your race number.

Notice for racers who decide to start on the long track: For safety reasons, competitors on the long track with an expected finish time over 3:15 may be stopped for a necessary time in the places where they meet the fastest competitors on the short track. Thank you for your understanding or for starting on the short track.

COLLECTING RACE PACKS

Collect your race pack in the Intersport shop in Galerie Butovice on Friday 18 May between 12:00 and 20:00 or on the day of the race, Saturday 19 May, between 7:00 and 14:00. You can sign up on behalf of a friend or relative on site. Attention, the long track race starts at 12:00. New registrations for the long one end at 11:00. This is the time limit for transferring the race fee to another competitor for long one. It costs CZK 100. Race packs for children can only be collected on Saturday between 7:00 and 9:30. Be sure to come well in advance.

Jerseys on order: If you have ordered a race jersey, collect it when you register in the Intersport shop. You can also buy a jersey during the race.

Enervit packs on order: Enervit packs on order can be picked up at the Enervit stand in the Galerie Butovice arcade.

Schedule

Friday 18 May 2018

12:00–20:00 Registration, issue of race packs

Saturday 19 May 2018

7:00–14:00 Registration, issue of adults’ race packs (changes and new registrations at least 1 hour before start)
7:00–9:30 Registration, issue of children’s race packs
10:00 Children’s start, category older and younger juniors (2004–2007), 3 km
10:15 Children’s start, category youngest juniors (2008–2009), 2 km
10:30 Children’s start, category pre-juniors (2010–2011), 700 m
10:45 Children’s start, category infants (2012 and younger), 350 m (separate start of bikes and pushbikes)
12:00 Start of main race, 55 km
12:30–12:50 Announcement of children’s categories results and children’s tombola
15:00 Start of main race, 35 km
15:15 Announcement of overall winners and category winners on 55 km track
17:15 Announcement of overall winners and category winners on 35 km track
18:00 Tombola
19:00 Limit for finishing


ARRIVAL AND PARKING

The easiest way to get to Bike Prague is by public transport. New Butovice Metro Station is located a few hundred metres from the base of the race. From the station follow signs to shopping centre Galerie Butovice. You can also park for free in the underground garages of Galerie Butovice (attention, limited height 2.2 metres) and Jeremiášova street (one-lane parking in both directions in the immediate vicinity of the race hinterland).

ATTENTION! It is not possible to drive to the underground garage (or to Galerie Butovice) with your bike. Please remove your bicycle from the car roof rack in the wheel removal zone at the entrance to the underground garage. Do not leave your bicycle in the car as there is a ban on entry to the Galerie Butovice and you could not leave the garage. There will be a team from Autosalon Klokočka to help you take off the bike. When parked, we will be happy to keep an eye on your bike. Alternatively, you can put your bike in a depot or a rack anywhere in the race hinterland.

RACE TRACK

Find out where the track leads, maps are here. Time will begin to be clocked up in Prokopské údolí, and that of the elite and the first wave after the first racer’s passage. Time of other racers will be clocked up individually after they pass through the measuring tape.

REFRESHMENT CENTRES

There will be six refreshment centres on the 55 km track and three on the 35 km track. They are all marked on the race map. At the refreshment centres you can look forward to refreshments from Enervit in the form of ionic drinks and energy tablets, plus you can treat yourself to energy bars, fruit and currants. You can keep liquids in your bidons.

Every racer can have a hot meal at the finish. You will find a luncheon voucher int eh race pack.

SERVICES FOR RACERS AND HEALTH WORKERS

Before the start be sure to carry basic equipment such as replacement tyres, gear levers, adhesive tape, and a bicycle pump. But if we need it, we can help you.

Before the race, the Intersport team will calibrate you bike for free. Look for the service in the inflatable tent of Intersport. After you make it to the finish, you will be able to wash your bike using a Nilfisk machine to take it home clean. And if you dirty yourself during the race, you will be able to wash yourself at the finish. There will be a shower and large washroom sinks from Johnny Servis.

Will you want to relax for a moment? Come and enjoy massage given by students of physical education and sports college Palestra or have kinesiologic tapes put on for free by Kine-MAX.

TAKE THE KIDS WITH YOU!

Bike Prague is equally a race for children. Even the youngest ones can start on the 350-metre track, as well as the biggest ones on the 3-kilometre track. The results achieved by the fastest small bikers will be officially announced. After the children’s announcement, a tombola will be held for attractive prizes. As part of the children’s sports day with free entry, many fun attractions and competitions are organized for families with children. Children will enjoy a bouncy castle from ‘Kam s dětmi’, balloons will be distributed by Prague 5 council staff, kids can learn first-aid rudiments from ‘Ambulance’ application, and compete for a Rolino language course worth CZK 15,000.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

You can test Autosalon Kločočka cars. In the race hinterland you can get autographs from Olympic decathlon winner Roman Šebrle and six-time Paralympian cycling champion Jiří Ježek. At 12:15 and 14:15 you can look forward to a performance given by Dance Studio Andrea. Experienced coaches will attend to individuals interested in step-dancing.

TOMBOLA

You will find a tombola ticket in the race pack. If you want to take part in a prize draw, you should hand in the ticket at an information stand. Once the results have been announced, a prize draw will take place. The first-place prize will be a Genesis mountain bike. When the children’s categories results have been announced, a children’s tombola will be held.

SOUVENIRS

You will see yourself in photos and videos taken by photographers on the track. Every racer can download for free their personal photos from the race on Monday following the race. You’ll find them next to your name in the results list.

Be sure to browse through the race brochure. You will find in it all the important information as well as vouchers from our partners.

We look forward to the start!

BIKE PRAGUE TEAM