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Gravel Fever Grand Châtellerault: the gravel festival

September 13, 14 and 15, 2024
at Grand Châtellerault

From family rides to ultra tours!

GRAVEL FEVER

Gravel frenzy

the practice that takes you off the beaten track

The gathering

of enthusiasts, lovers of the great outdoors, the curious in search of new sensations, and visitors.

The party

for two days with a village, foodtrucks, entertainment and a DJ set

Gravel courses

with Sylvain Chavanel, a native of Grand Châtellerault

GRAND CHĂ‚TELLERAULT

Halfway between Paris and Bordeaux, in the heart of theVienne’s greenery, its natural parks and white roads have everything to impress you.

A land of cycling, as it is the birthplace of a certain Sylvain Chavanel.
For cyclo-tourists, it's also a stopover on the Scandiberique, the route linking Norway to Santiago de Compostela.

LA MANU

The event's base camp is La Manu: a former 19th-century arms factory (one of the largest in Europe), also a historic bicycle manufacturing site.
In the heart of the city, the site houses the conservatory, the national circus school, the auto-moto-vélo museum and a skate park.

Allée du Jardin du Directeur, 86100 Châtellerault

THE ROUTES

GRAVEL FEVER ULTRA

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 & SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14

500km / 3400m D+

Paris-Châtellerault, well not exactly.

More precisely, from the Terrasses de l'Observatoire de Meudon (92) to Châtellerault!

Semi-autonomous and unassisted.

Which bike? Gravel or CX.

 

You will be asked to produce a medical certificate stating that you are eligible to take part in competitions, or an FFC licence. 

109 until 07/31 (then €119)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • Your welcome coffee
  • Your beer on arrival
  • GPX trace
  • Your GPS Tracker
  • The link with live monitoring on our networks
  • Your numbered handlebar plate
  • Your hanger bag
  • The starter pack: a delicacy and a small local gift
  • Refreshment points along the route and at the finish
  • Free, guarded bike park
  • Free luggage storage
  • The fiesta at La Manu
  • Shower facilities on arrival
  • Photos along the route (optional)

START

Les Terrasses de l'Observatoire de Meudon (92)

Bike check-in required

Departure at 1 p.m. 

ARRIVAL

You'll be a finisher...

  • Under 24: if you finish in less than 24 hours
  • Under 36: if you finish in less than 36 hours
  • Under 48: if you finish in less than 48 hours

(Please note that you will need to report to the checkpoint(s). Please consult the event regulations)

GRAVEL FEVER RACE 140

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

140km / 1200m D+ (4,500ft)

A race format with timed segments. The goal: to get it on!

Which bike? Gravel or CX.

You will be asked to produce a medical certificate stating that you are eligible to take part in competitions , or an FFC licence.

79€ until 07/31 (then 89€)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • Your welcome coffee
  • Your beer on arrival
  • GPX trace
  • The link with live monitoring on our networks
  • Your numbered handlebar plate
  • Your saddle bag
  • The starter pack: a delicacy and a small local gift
  • Refreshment points along the route and at the finish
  • Free, guarded bike park
  • Free luggage storage
  • The fiesta at La Manu

START

Departure Sunday September 15 at 7am.

ARRIVAL

No time limit for the ranking!

GRAVEL FEVER ADVENTURE 100

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

100km / 900m D+ (over sea level)

Neither an ultra-distance nor a race. Accessible and a little bit tough! The ideal format to test yourself on the discipline.
Which bike? Gravel, CX, mountain bike.

Medical certificate not required.
From 16 years old with parental authorization.

59€ until 31/07 (then 69€)
16 to 18 years: €39 until 07/31 (then €49)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • Your welcome coffee
  • Your beer on arrival
  • GPX trace
  • Your numbered handlebar plate
  • Your cycling cap
  • The GF starter pack: a delicacy and a local gift
  • Refreshment points along the route and at the finish
  • Free, guarded bike park
  • Free luggage storage
  • The fiesta at La Manu

START

Departure Saturday, September 14 from 9 a.m.

ARRIVAL

Arrival from mid-day to late afternoon

GRAVEL FEVER DUO 80

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Around 80km / 500m D+ (over 500m)

Two is better: take up the challenge with the person of your choice. (You can also go it alone!).
An accessible distance and route to discover the most beautiful landscapes in the Vienne.

For all types of mountain bikes: Gravel, e-Gravel, Cyclo cross, VTT, e-VTT, VTC.

Medical certificate not required.
From 16 years old with parental authorization.

Duo: €79 until 31/07 (then €89)
Solo: €49 until 31/07 (then €59)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • Your welcome coffee
  • Your beer on arrival
  • GPX trace
  • Your numbered handlebar plate
  • Your socks
  • The GF starter pack: a delicacy and a local gift
  • Refreshment points along the route and at the finish
  • Free, guarded bike park
  • Free luggage storage
  • The fiesta at La Manu

START

Departure Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m.

GRAVEL FEVER DECOUVERTE 50

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Approx. 50km / 300m D+.

Your first gravel run: an accessible course with paths, trails and tarmac sections to take the edge off. The ideal distance!
For all types of mountain bikes: Gravel, e-Gravel, Cyclo cross, MTB, e-VTT, VTC.

Medical certificate not required.
From 16 years old with parental authorization.

29€ until 31/07 (then 39€)
16 to 18 years: €19 until 31/07 (then €29)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • Your welcome coffee
  • Your beer on arrival
  • GPX trace
  • Your numbered handlebar plate
  • Your neck warmer
  • The GF starter pack: a delicacy and a local gift
  • Refreshment points along the route and at the finish
  • Free, guarded bike park
  • Free luggage storage
  • The fiesta at La Manu

START

Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m.

GRAVEL FEVER FREE

SATURDAY 14 AND SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 

A fun family outing, completely free of charge!
Some very affordable gravel trails to discover the discipline.
For all types of mountain bikes: Gravel, e-Gravel, Cyclo cross, MTB, e-VTT, VTC, cargo...

FREE - On-site registration possible

REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • The signposted route
  • A refreshment station on the course
  • The fiesta at Grand Châtellerault on Saturday night

START

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS

Becoming a Gravel Fever volunteer means :

  • Contribute to the second edition of Gravel Fever in Grand Châtellerault!
  • Human and professional enrichment
  • An unforgettable weekend

3 main missions :

  • Sports events
  • Village and entertainment
  • Services for riders

Prerequisites for becoming a volunteer :

  • All generations welcome, provided they are at least 18 years old at the time of the event.
  • Be highly motivated!

To apply, simply fill in the form on the "I'm applying" page.

CORPORATE CHALLENGE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

For all companies wishing to introduce their employees
to their employees,
Gravel Fever offers a 50km ride in teams of 3 to 6 people.
After the effort, the comfort: massages to relax the muscles after this crazy adventure.

65€ per person until 07/31 (then 75€)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • Welcome coffee
  • Beer on arrival
  • GPX trace
  • The numbered handlebar plate
  • A neck warmer
  • The GF starter pack: a delicacy and a local gift
  • Refreshment points along the route and at the finish
  • Free, guarded bike park
  • Free luggage storage
  • Massage session on arrival

To register or for further information, send an email to hello@gravelfever.fr

3 trophies

Sports trophy
The team with the fastest time wins!

Be careful, you have to stay together.

Finishers' Trophy
Because it's not just about
that counts,
the company
that has succeeded in getting the greatest number of employees
into the adventure.

Atmosphere Trophy
3 criteria will enable teams

earn ambiance points:

  • Disguises: the best disguises of participants and/or their supporters
  • Supporters: in addition to the cyclists, the supporters who come to cheer on the roadsides and at La Manu
  • Social networks: participants share content throughout their experience

Challenge rules

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Coming and going
by Gravel Fever

Find the best way to get to Grand Châtellerault by clicking here :

Accommodation

Grand Châtellerault offers a wide range of accommodation options, from campsites to guest houses.

Don’t have a bike? / Bike rental

Gravel bikes will soon be available for hire.
We'll tell you more soon!

Where do I park?

Parking for exhibitors and participants is available close to the Manu site.

MATCHY SHIRT x GRAVEL FEVER

We'll only see you

on Gravel Fever 2024 with your new jersey!

 

60 %

of recycled materials

 

Available for pre-order

You'll receive it when you arrive on Gravel Fever

Partners

Exhibitors 2023

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Information & contact: hello@gravelfever.fr