US Bormiese and UCAB1925, in agreement and unity of purpose, organize on 25 June 2022 a Brevet Randonneurs Mondiaux BRM of 1440 km around the Alps.
Brevets allow pace at choice and cyclists must ride with no assistance apart from that authorized by organizers.
ALPI4000 implements BRM (Brevet Randonneur Mondiaux) regulations.
Art.1 Admission Conditions
ALPI 4000 extreme is open only to those cyclists who:
are between 18 (calendar year) and 75 (calendar year) years old, regardless of sex
provide a medical certificate (stress test) valid for cycling at competitive level; foreigners must provide a medical certificate compatible with the E - Health Certificate model.
A simple sport card/affiliation is not sufficient.
provide a medical certificate expiring later that the ALPI 4000 day of start
A check of validity of the medical certificate will be carried out through the Data Health service; therefore, both Italian cyclists and foreigners need to validate their own medical certificate through the Data Health service (www.datahealth.it) no later than 29 may 2022.
Registration to Data Health service will be available through the link given by ALPI 4000 website, it is valid for the entire year.
In order to be clear, here the procedure step by step: 1) Entry to ALPI 4000 2) Simultaneous or successive upload of medical certificate on Data Health. Deadline for uploading the certificate: 29 may 2022.
Riders not in order with the certificate are not admitted to the start.
Art.2 Validation of means and security
All two/three wheel-means are admitted. Handlebars and muscle strength pedals propulsion are required.
Cycles must be provided with a fixed and sufficiently powerful lighting system; it must be visible for 100 meters forwards and 150 meters backwards. The forward light must be WHITE, the backward light must be RED. Lighting must be a fixed piece of equipment on the cycle, also during daytime. Lighting must be switched on at sundown, or when visibility is insufficient, both when the cyclist is alone and in group.
Use of reflective jacket or armbands is mandatory during nighttime and when in tunnels. Use of rigid helmet is mandatory during the entire route of ALPI 4000.
It is not necessary to qualify in order to enter ALPI 4000; entry can be completed
online at www.alpi4000.it, individually, until 600 entries are received, with the following procedures and costs:
From the 27th of November until the 27th of December 2021 – at a fee of 280 €
From the 28th of December 2021 to the 28th of February 2022 – at a fee of 350 €
From the 1st of March to the 29th of May, or until all available places are taken – at a fee of 420 €
We decided to support with concrete help the Ukrainian population by donating 70 € difference from the initial fee (€ 280 vs 350 €) For each rider who enrolls from now to Alps4000 until the latest date of registration set on 30 May.
SERVICES included in the entry costs
In addition to the standard management costs, the following is included in the entry fee:
8 dormitory facilities, some of which with showers available
2 light refreshment facilities
10 full refreshment facilities at accepted convenient prices
Tracking Chip or App
Finisher shirt and certificate
BRM (Les RandonneursMondiaux) homologation and/or BRI Audax Randonneurs Italia homologation
Pre-start registrations will take place on the 24th of June 2022 in Bormio (SO). The exact location for registrations will be communicated as soon as possible.
At the moment of registration the following documents are required:
1) Original copy of the signed LIABILITY RELEASE WAIVER (to be downloaded from the website when entering)
2) Affiliation card or copy of personal insurance valid for 2022
3) Identification document
- CREDIT CARD
Other services with online payment
- Bag Drop: 20€. Bags are handed in to the authorized staff in Bormio, delivered to the RANDO POINT in Rescaldina and available for double transit. Their dimensions must be smaller than 80x40x40 cm; their weight must be below 10 kgs. Bags will be again available for collection in Bormio after 10 pm on Wednesday the 29th of June 2022.
- Shuttle Milano Malpensa (Airport) – Bormio ROUND TRIP (price and booking information will be available to riders no later than the 20th of May 2022).
Art.4 Cancel of entry and refund
The cancellation done
- 90 days before the start allows to get back 60% of the total amount;
- 50% of the total amount if the cancellation is done 60 days before the start;
- 40% of the total amount if the cancellation is done 30 days before the start.
However, we will organize a waiting list of riders who want to sell their places in the last 60 days before the start. Once ALPI 4000 will be sold out, in May, we will run a waiting list of people who still want to participate.
The opportunity to cede one’s own entry is available until 15 days before the start by contacting the organizers (the new procedure will cost 20€ ).
Refunds will be transferred from the 1st to the 31st of October 2022.
Cancellations requests must be done ONLY by filling in the form available here
- 5.1 Every excursionist rider during ALPI 4000:
is considered to be on a personal ride;
must respect traffic laws of each country crossed (Italy, France and Switzerland) and all official road signage;
must use bike lanes, where available.
Organizers must not be considered in any case liable of any accident which may occur before, during or after development of the Brevet.
Organizers will not oversee any road covered or crossed during ALPI 4000.
- 5.2 Start must be carried out in groups according to the “French start” rules.
As ALPI 4000 envisages night ride, every type of bicycle must be provided with a forward and backward lighting system, fixed on the cycle and in constant functioning. Riders with no proper lighting system (as described) will not be allowed to start.
Lighting must be switched on at sundown, or when visibility is insufficient. Every rider must switch on the lighting system and verify its functioning when needed.
Every bicycle must be provided with a double lighting system: WHITE forward light and RED backward light.
During nighttime and in case of insufficient visibility, every rider must wear light clothing and reflective armbands, ankle bands and jackets.
Violations of Art.6 of these regulations, observed during a control, be it a set one or a surprise one, entail immediate expulsion from ALPI 4000 through withdrawal of the personal card.
Every rider should provide for his/her own needs with no external support.
No organized service is permitted along the route.
Assistance is permitted only near authorized official controls.
No rider can take advantage of the wake of other cyclists on personal excursion, of cars or motorcycles. No rider can take advantage of constant lighting provided by any vehicle.
Single lines are PREFERRED. Double lines and groups are DISCOURAGED as they could obstruct traffic.
Violations of Art.8 entail expulsion from the event.
Every rider is expected to behave properly and must respect the staff at RANDO POINTS.
In order to enter the ALPI 4000 Brevet every rider must fill in the entry form and deposit the entry amount set by the organizers no later than the established deadline.
Before the start every rider will receive:
- a tracking system allowing registration and localization of the participant in order for the completion of the Brevet to be recognized;
- a booklet “Road Book” with all the necessary directions on the route;
- a .gpx track with route details;
- a “Trip Booklet” (Libretto di Viaggio) which must be shown to the RANDO POINT staff in order have access to the available services.
Every rider must respect time limits for opening and closing of controls, as illustrated on their “Trip Booklet”. Every check point must be electronically certified by the tracking system.
One or more surprise controls could take place along the route.
Every rider, at finish, must be electronically validated though the tracking system in order to obtain their homologation. Possible issues must be immediately communicated to the organizing staff on WhatsApp. In this case, the participant must send a photo including their face, the Check Point signal, the time and date.
ALPI 4000 is not a competition and no ranking will be available. Organizers will draw an alphabetical list of certified participants specifying time spent for covering the route.
Every rider, before start, must sign a LIABILITY RELEASE WAIVER agreeing to the respect of these regulations for ALPI 4000.
Organizers will deliver either a BRM Brevet to all those riders who will have covered the route within 150 hours or a BRI Brevet if they have done so between 151 and 162 hours. Brevets will be assigned only to those riders who cover the whole route and respect Art.14.
ALPI 4000 Brevet is valid in order to obtain Gran Brevetto ARI L’Italia del Grand Tour (IGT), composed of six different over-1000 km-randonnées taking place every fourth year (regulations available on www.audaxitalia.it).