WITH THE SUPPORT OF

THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM

Municipality of VIDIN
Municipality of KOZLODUY
Municipality of ORYAHOVO
Municipality of NIKOPOL
Municipality of BELENE
Municipality of SVISHTOV
Municipality of RUSE
Municipality of TUTRAKAN
Municipality of SILISTRA

FOR THE FIRSTH TIME IN BULGARIA

GLADIATORS ON BIKES

8-9 July 2017

FOR THE FIRSTH TIME IN BULGARIA

GLADIATORS ON BIKES: For the first time in Bulgaria and perhaps in the Balkans, an official event of this type will take place – a race at such a long distance (550 km). The event is a pilot project that is aimed at stimulating the development of ultramarathon cycling races in Bulgaria and in the Balkans. Besides promoting the ultramarathon cycling races in the country and in the region, this event has a few other purposes as important as the main one:

  • To promote the cultural and historical heritage of the Danube region of Bulgaria, its natural resources and the opportunity to practice alternative and cycling tourism along the Danube river.
  • To give a greater opportunity to foreigners to communicate with their Bulgarian fellow cyclists with the aim to become well acquainted with the Danube region and the Dunav Ultra cycling route.
  • To give an opportunity to the best prepared Bulgarian amateur cyclists to compete with their colleagues from the country and abroad in the spirit of friendship and mutual assistance. 

And this is not by chance – the focus of the preliminary campaign, as well as of the control checkpoints during the race, will be on the historical sites and objects that have been present since the times of the Roman Empire.

The Danube river has always been an important connection between Western Europe and the Black Sea. During the I-V centuries, it was the northern border of the Roman Empire and the equipment, the fortifications and the cities that were built on the river banks, used to serve for protection of the Empire against the attacks of the northern tribes and nations.

The participants in the race will symbolically “transform” themselves in “modern gladiators” who will present an attractive sporting spectacle aimed at promoting the Danube region of Bulgaria.

REGISTRATION

ONLY FOR NON BULGARIAN PARTICIPANTS

Please read carefully  our  “Terms of Participation”

NEXT EVENT – 2018

If you have any questions please use: gladiatorsonbikes@gmail.com
THANK YOU and GOOD LUCK!

GLADIATORS ON BIKES TEAM