Important information

Prestart

The participants starting on bike from Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) are asked to visit the check-in desk set up in front of the Radio România Cluj building, at Donath street no. 160, on July 3, between 7:00–7:30 AM.


A quick check-in will take place here, the participants receive a card with their entry number and check-in time (which will be registered on a list, as well).
The participants who have checked in at the pre-start will be acknowledged to have taken part at the 100 km version of the Vasvári tour. The participant will hand over the check-in card at the START office in Gyalu (Gilău), and will receive in exchange the tour package and the Prestart sticker will be applied on the participant’s time card.

As soon as the pre-start staff is ready, participants aged 65 and over may be checked in immediately, they do not have to wait for the official start time of 7:00 AM.

For added safety, the organizers recommend that participants travel in smaller groups, and after entering the E60 international road in Szászfenes (Florești), to proceed at average speed (20–25 km/h), wearing appropriate reflective equipment.


START

In Gyalu (Gilău), on road number 107P leading to Fântânele and Hidegszamos (Someșul Rece), right after going off the E60 main road, in the small square in front of the convenience store and the bar next to it, between 7:30–8:30 AM.

The participants checking in directly in Gyalu will take part in the 85 km version of the Vasvári tour.

We kindly ask the participants NOT to be late at the start. If you happen to be late, please contact the organizers by phone on 0771 535 848.


Tour Schedule

As the event is regarded first and foremost as a memorial tour honouring Pál Vasvári and only secondly as an endurance tour (due to the considerable length and elevation gain), two commemorations will take place in the course of the tour, at preset times, which the riders will attend together with the organizers and guests of the Vasvári Memorial Days from Körösfő (Izvoru Crișului). Therefore, the opening hours of certain checkpoints and the dinner time have been set according to these commemorations, also taking into consideration the possibilities of the local organizers.

Time Activity
07:00 – 07:30 Vasvári 100 km Pre-start (Kolozsvár (Cluj), Donath St. 160, Radio România Cluj building)
07:30 – 8:30 START of Vasvári 100 km and Vasvári 85 km (Gyalu (Gilău), byroad towards Fântânele and Someșul Rece)
08:30 – 10:30 Arrival to CP 1 (Havasnagyfalu (Mărișel) road fork) – feed station (energizing food)
10:30 – 13:30 Arrival to CP 2 (Fântânele hill)
11:30 – 13:30 Lunch on Fântânele hill (large sandwiches)
13:30 – 13:45 Start in groups towards the memorial site at Lake Beliș-Fântânele (CP 3) for those who wish to take part at the commemoration. Those who do not wish to attend, may start earlier towards the next CP (between 12:45 – 13:30)
13:00 – 14:30 Arrival to CP 3 (shore of Lake Beliș-Fântânele, Vasvári Memorial Site), commemoration at the lakeside (starts at 14:00)
Note: do not arrive to CP 4 before 14:00 (travel time to Kalotaszentkirály (Sâncraiu): 1-1.5 hours)!
14:00 – 16:00 Arrival to Kalotaszentkirály-Zentelke (Sâncraiu) (CP 4)
14:30 – 17:00 Arrival to the FINISH (Körösfő (Izvoru Crișului), Körös Inn, Main Road (Hóstát St.) 311)
16:30 – 16:50 Loading of the bikes on the transportation vehicles, getting on the buses (in the parking lot of Körös Inn)
17:00 Departure towards Kolozsvár (Cluj) – first group
17:15 – 17:25 Gathering, preparation, procession to the memorial site – together
17:30 – 18:00 Commemoration at the memorial pole
18:30 – 19:45 Dinner for the Bicycle Tour participants at the Bartók Béla Community Centre
19:45 – 19:50 Gathering, preparation for the return trip
19:50 – 20:00 Loading of the bikes on the transportation vehicles, getting on the buses (at the Bartók Béla Community Centre)
20:00 Departure towards Kolozsvár (Cluj) – second group
20:45 Arrival to the Vivo! (former Polus Center) parking lot

Limited number of participants

This year, the number of participants is limited because of sanitary measures and the capacity of certain locations. Accordingly, we allow a maximum of 150 accepted participants. If you register, but do not pay your participation costs, you may be left outside of the 150-person limit and we will have to cancel your registration. Therefore we ask you to pay your participation costs as soon as possible after registration in order to secure your participation. Attention! If the limit is reached earlier, registration will be closed before the registration deadline (June 28, 12:00).


Information regarding the transportation of bicycles back to Kolozsvár

The bicycles will be transported with trucks.

About 25–50 bikes can be transported on a truck, in standing position, secured to each other. This transportation method has already been used successfully at our latest endurance bicycle tours. The bikes are loaded in such a way as to avoid any damages or scratches during transportation. We will pay as much attention to this as possible, but we cannot guarantee this 100%. Those who are very sensitive about possible damages to their bike should bring to the start a light blanket or something similar. Place it in a bag with their name on it. The organizers will transport there to the FINISH and the bike can be covered with the blanket to protect it from any damages due to touching the bikes standing next to it. Adhesive paper covering tape will be available at the finish office to be used for the protection of possible contact points on the bike frames.


What will be provided for the participants?

  • The organizers provide each participant with a map, a time card and, upon request, tour guide and memorial T-shirt. Those who complete the tour will be awarded a certificate and a badge.

  • At checkpoint 1 (Havasnagyfalu (Mărișel) road fork) the participants will be provided with energizing food (apple, banana, biscuits, muesli bar, wafer bar, glucose, grape-sugar).
  • On the Fântânele hill (CP 2) they will receive sandwiches (11:30 – 13:30).
  • In Kalotaszentkirály (Sâncraiu), the riders will be offered kürtőskalács (spit cake).
  • In Körösfő (Izvoru Crișului), after the commemoration, all participants are invited to dinner in the local Bartók Béla Community Centre (18:30 – 19:45).
  • Drinking water will be available at all checkpoints.
  • Out of consideration for the environment, single-use cups will not be available at the checkpoints; please bring your own bottle/cup.
  • At the start and at each checkpoint the detailed map and profile of the next leg of the course will be available.


First aid

The checkpoints will be provided with first aid kit.
A first aid team will accompany the tour by car.
Everyone is responsible for their own safety and, if needed, should help other participants according to their abilities.
For this reason, we ask all participants to bring with them a small first-aid kit, with the following recommended content: band aid, disinfectant (hydrogen-peroxide, Rivanol solution, Betadine), Magnesium tablets, bandage material.


Luggage transfer

If requested, the organizers can transfer the luggage of the participants (1 package per participant), free of charge, from the start location to the finish location, where they can be collected from the finish office. Luggage handed in for transfer must bear a ticket with the name and phone number of the participant. The organizers do not assume any responsibility for any valuables placed in the luggage.


Information regarding the transportation of bicycles back to Kolozsvár

The bicycles will be transported with trucks.

About 25–50 bikes can be transported on a truck, in standing position, secured to each other. This transportation method has already been used successfully at our latest endurance bicycle tours. The bikes are loaded in such a way as to avoid any damages or scratches during transportation. We will pay as much attention to this as possible, but we cannot guarantee this 100%. Those who are very sensitive about possible damages to their bike should bring to the start a light blanket or something similar. Place it in a bag with their name on it. The organizers will transport there to the FINISH and the bike can be covered with the blanket to protect it from any damages due to touching the bikes standing next to it. Adhesive paper covering tape will be available at the finish office to be used for the protection of possible contact points on the bike frames.

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