Turn the spokes for full spoons!
Invitation to BRM 400 km Centenaire – Ogulin – Međugorje
By taking part in the brevet you are providing at least one needy child with food during a whole year (In cooperation with Mary’s Meals)
About the ride
The first edition of the Ogulin-Međugorje ride last year was a smashing success so we are repeating it this year!
We are riding again for 410 km through rich and diverse scenery of Lika, Dalmatia and Hercegovina. We start from the city of fairytales – Ogulin, pass through the royal city of Knin, glorious Sinj and Imotska Krajina, and finish in Međugorje, the city of peace.
During the first part of the route we ride during the night, at an elevated altitude, so lower temperatures are possible. Later during the day we pass through Dalmatian Zagora and Hercegovina, known for hot weather in July. It is therefore wise to clothe in layers and be ready for both hot and cold weather. In any case, 4,000 meters of climbing in total is certain to rid us of any boredom during the ride.
We will again try to collect funds for school meals for needy children in cooperation with Mary’s Meals. The participation fee for the ride is 60 EUR and anything that you give above that amount we will transfer directly to Mary’s Meals. You can always donate directly to their account (HR7923600001102102666, with the description “Breveto 400 – donacija”).
About Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals is a global movement in operation since 2002. Back then they ensured meals for two hundred children. Today, thanks to this organization, over two million children receive a meal at their place of education every day. Children from the poorest parts of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and South America get a chance for healthy life and education, which for many of them is the only way out of poverty.
Mary’s Meals are also a unique humanitarian organization because, thanks to their many volunteers, they operate with minimal expenses, so that at least 93% of the donated funds reach the children who need it. Only 22 EUR feeds a child during the whole year!
For more information visit www.marysmeals.org.
Length of the route: 410 km
Start: Friday, July 21st 2023 at 21:00
Finish deadline: 27 hours
Route: Ogulin, Gospić, Gračac, Knin, Sinj, Imotski, Tihaljina, Ljubuški, Međugorje
Check points: Gospić, Sinj i Tihaljina (photo CP)
Participation fee: 60 EUR
The fee covers:
– Parking in Ogulin from Friday July 21st to Sunday July 23rd
– Dinner, lodging and breakfast in Međugorje (Saturday July 22nd to Sunday July 23rd)
– Bag drop-off at the finish
– Transfer by bus back to Ogulin on Sunday July 23rd
- Road Book BRM 400 km Ogulin-Međugorje
- Elevation Profile BRM 400 km Ogulin-Međugorje
- Map BRM 400 km Ogulin-Međugorje
- gpx files BRM 400 km Ogulin-Međugorje
- Liability statement (Every participant needs to sign at the registration)
On Saturday, July 21st 100 years of the first ACP sanctioned BRM 400 km is celebrated. On that day BRM 400 km Centenaire will be organised around the world.
We will celebrate it by organizing the BRM 400 km Centenaire – Ogulin-Međugorje. Audax Club Parisien has designed special Centenaire brevet cards and commemorative medals – a gift from Randonneurs Croatie and from the ACP representative for Croatia, for the first 50 registered randonneurs.
You can register as a rider until Tuesday, July 18th at midnight by sending an email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) okrenizbice (at) protonmail (dot) com. Please provide your name, surname, address, year of birth, email address and the cell phone number that you will be using during the ride. The participation fee of 60 EUR (which includes dinner, lodging and breakfast in Međugorje and the return trip by bus back to Ogulin) you can transfer to HR9824840083236891398 (Petar Zečević). Anything you give beyond that amount goes directly to Mary’s Meals.
After successfully finishing the brevet you can also order a regular commemorative BRM 400 km medal, which is charged additionally 10 EUR.
I hope we will ride in a large number, accomplish our personal goals and together fill many, many spoons!
Organizers: Branko Mihalić, Dinko Zečević, Dražen Cenčić, Goran Kišan, Ivana Klement, Ozren Lasić, Petar Zečević, and Tihomir Klement