QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions.
WHAT IS TRANSFĂGĂRĂȘAN CHALLENGE?
TRANSFĂGĂRĂȘAN CHALLENGE is an event for amateur cyclists, which will be a part of the Sibiu Cycling Tour, on the 7th of July 2023, as a pre-race event the pros stage. The competition is open to all local, national, and international amateur riders, both men and women, of at least 18 year of age.
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
The registration is ONLINE only, just click on the Registration button and fill in the form.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPATION FEE?
These are your benefits if you book your participation:
• FOR YOU: Transfăgărășan Challenge Kit
• ON THE ROAD: Roads closed to traffic, timekeeping service, competition escorts, emergency medical assistance, water station available on the route
• AFTER THE RACE: Awards, participation medal, official race jersey for winners, pasta party after the awards ceremony
IF I HAVE FILLED IN THE REGISTRATION FORM BUT DID NOT MAKE THE PAYMENT, IS MY PLACE BOOKED FOR THE RACE?
NO. If you have not completed your order, unfortunately, you are NOT registered. The order is completed only after you make the payment and receive the confirmation email. Just filling in the form and adding it to the cart does not count as registration.
CAN I ALSO BOOK MY ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES?
Yes, we would be glad to have you around for more days, that’s why we have prepared extended packages for you. Get in touch with us and tell us your wishes and we will try to make them happen.
I AM A BEGINNER, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
Yes, but we strongly recommend training before the race as this is one of the toughest climbs of the Sibiu Cycling Tour. The competition is open to all those who want to test their limits but also to those who just want to feel the adrenaline of a real contest.
HOW LONG IS THE RIDE? IS THERE A MAXIMUM TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE THE RACE?
The TRANSFĂGĂRĂȘAN CHALLENGE 2023 is 37 kilometers long and there’s a 1570 meters altitude difference between Albota and Bâlea Lac. The pace is up to you, but the race has a maximum of 3 hours and a half allowance as the pro teams of Sibiu Cycling Tour will arrive right after the end of our challenge.
WHAT KIND OF BIKE CAN I RIDE?
This is specifically a road bike event, so we strongly recommend using a road or a cyclocross bicycle. Mountain or trekking bikes are also accepted. Electric, hybrid, or any other bikes are not allowed in the race. Kindly note that there will be a bike check before the start made by our staff, to make sure that all the bikes are in compliance with the competition rules.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR THE REGISTRATION?
Registration can be done exclusively online with online payment.
IF I HAVE TO CANCEL, WILL I GET MY ENTRY FEE BACK?
The participation fee is non-refundable. Every participant has the possibility to transfer his/her own starting place to any other person without any additional costs until 31.05.2023, only by informing us in advance by email, all the necessary details of the new participant.
WILL WE HAVE A CAR AVAILABLE TO CARRY A BAG TO BALEA LAKE?
There will be 1 transport car where all those who wish can leave a backpack (or equivalent) and it will be transported to Balea Lac.
Please note that there will NOT be transport for the drop off of the bag from Balea Lac to Albota.
IF I AM COMING BY CAR FROM SIBIU, WHERE CAN I PARK?
Parking will be available at Albota, just next to the festive start.