LRM 1400 km Four Corners of Croatia (4CC) 2022

The event is limited to 30 participants on „first come first served“ basis. It will be held if there will be minimum of 15 riders and/or payed participation fees.

The 4 Corners of Croatia is a Grand event in the Randonneurs Croatie brevet calendar, and so far by far the longest one. It is organized every year in the 2nd half of June, just before the peak tourist season begins. It is a reference super brevet in Croatia.

The brevet covers the whole country connecting the easternmost, northernmost, westernmost and southernmost points of the country. Leads through different terrain and climate. From Central European windy and hot flat roads, coastal areas of the Adriatic sea and hilly, during the night possibly chilly, mainland. The course runs through the nicest parts of the country, demonstrates almost all the must-ride routes in the area. A unique experience to place it in every randonneur’s bucket list.

The Route

Start – 22nd June 2022 05:00
Ilok – Ul. Julija Benešića 62, 32236, Ilok, Croatia (Parking in front of the Hotel Danube)

Main control points:

  • Wine House Hažić (Reception)
    Jurovčak 37, 40313 Grkaveščak, Croatia
  • Savudrija ‘Camping Savudrija (Reception)
    Istarska ul. 19, 52475, Savudrija, Croatia

Finish:

  • Molunat In the autocamp ADRIATIC I

GPX, map and all other documents will be sent out to the registered participants in time.

Time limit: 113 hours and 29 minutes

Participation fee

100 EUR

The following is offered and included in participation fee:

  • Personal luggage transfer from start to finish.
  • GPS Tracking – Every rider will get a personal GPS tracker (weight: 300 gr; dimensions: 10cm x 10 cm x 3cm)
  • Bag drop every night at the pre-defined locations and within defined time (will be announced shortly)
  • Diploma upon successful completion of event.
  • Medal
  • Personalized Jersey
  • Roadbook

Qualification

4CC is a demanding ride! It will test your body and mind. We would like every starter to reach the finish line in Molunat in time. Therefore, a qualification standard is adopted: during the registration process every participant has to present the evidence (the homologation number) of at least BRM 600 km successfully finished in the past 12 months or a similar randonneé (like PBP, LEL, MGM, 1001 Miglia Italia or alike) successfully finished in the last two years. 

Registration

Please send you registration data by e-mail to  (kornel.boros@gmail.com) kornel.boros (at) gmail (dot) com.

In the email include following:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • e-mail address
  • GSM phone number you will use during the ride
  • Proof of meeting the qualification standard (Homologation number of the brevet/ randonneé, name of the brevet, date ridden)
  • ICE contact: First and last name, contact number
  • Jersey size: Men: S, M, L, XL, XXL or Women: XS, S, M, L 

The registration will be opened to 12th June 2022

The registration must be confirmed by participation fee payment until the 13th June 2022.

Upon registration, payment details will be communicated by e-mail.

Because of the demanding nature of organization of the LRM 1400 km Four Corners of Croatia, in case of withdrawal after 13th June 2022 no refund is offered.

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BRM 400 km Ogulin – Međugorje 22.7. 2022. – Turn the spokes for full spoons!

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
I took a similar route four times already as a cycling pilgrimage of sorts (first two times with the co-organizer Dinko). I enjoyed the undertaking every time and, inspired by some people, I started thinking how nice it would be to organize such a ride for others. So the idea is spending time together on two wheels over the distance of 410 km through rich and diverse scenery of Lika, Dalmatia and Hercegovina. We start from the city of fairy tales – 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, occasionally through the woods 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, 4000 meters of climbing in total is certain to rid us of any boredom during the ride.

I am thankful for the great team of co-organizers who all readily accepted the idea. Each of them will contribute in their own unique way to making the ride a joyfull and unforgetable experience for all of us. I’d also like to thank BK Sljeme for the additional logistical support.

Last but not least, in cooperation with Mary’s Meals (an organization whose foundation was inspired by Međugorje), donor companies will sponsor one or several needy children with a school meal during the whole year for each rider that finishes the ride successfully. So, more riders means more fed and happy children. Therefore: turn the spokes for full spoons!

Petar Zečević

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 132 HRK feeds a child during the whole year!
For more information visit www.marysmeals.org.

Main information:
Length of the route: 410 km
Start: Friday, July 22nd 2022 at 21:00
Finish deadline: 27 hours
Route: Ogulin, Gospić, Gračac, Knin, Sinj, Imotski, Tihaljina, Ljubuški, Međugorje
Control points: Gospić, Sinj i Tihaljina (photo CP)
Cost: 200 HRK
The price includes the following:
– Parking in Ogulin from Friday July 22 to Sunday July 24
– Dinner and lodging in Međugorje (the night from 23rd to 24th)
– Bag drop-off at the finish
– Trip back to Ogulin by bus on Sunday July 24th

Organizers: Branko Mihalić, Dinko Zečević, Dražen Cenčić, Goran Kišan, Ivana Klement, Ozren Lasić, Petar Zečević, Tihomir Klement

The main sponsor of the brevet: SV Group d.o.o.

(The complete list of sponsors and donnors will be published in due course)

Links:

http://www.instagram.com/brevet.ogulin.medjugorje

https://www.facebook.com/Brevet-Ogulin-Me%91ugorje-106039242020186

Registrations

You can register as a rider until Wednesday, July 20th at midnight by sending an email to (okrenizbice@protonmail.com) 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 registration price is 200 HRK and thanks to our sponsors (thank you, sponsors!), the price includes dinner and lodging in Međugorje and the return trip by bus back to Ogulin.

Official finishers may order a commemorative medal, which is charged additional 70 HRK.

I hope we will ride in large numbers, accomplish our personal goals and together fill many, many spoons!

Informacije

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Ridescape LRM 1600 km Zagreb-Krakow-Zagreb or In search of the royal city…

How I was inspired for the title…
Namely, now more and more distant year 1986, the book In Search of the Glass City by Željko Malnar and Borna Bebek appeared in the bookstores. It was a travel story about traveling to the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania and fantasizing about life ideals.
The youth in the former Yugoslavia lagged a little behind the Western trends, the remnants of the hippie culture of a more modern form were still rolling from west to east. In fact, only “nerds” knew what was in at that moment in London or New York. The book has experienced a double edition in two years. There were many who wanted to know or dreamed about what was happening behind the seven seas and the seven mountains in the time of Yugoslav New Primitivism… I recommend the book to travelogue readers!
Let’s go back to the LRM where you will search for the royal city of Kraków following a default route that will lead you through several Central European countries.
Why Kraków?!
I first visited that city in 2017. I arrived there by car and immediately upon my return I started sketching a bike ride towards its direction. Due to various circumstances, this idea slowly slipped to the bottom of the bucket list and jumped back to the top in June 2020, but another COVID lockdown quickly put it right back to the bottom of the list.
Finally, this year during the North Cape 4,000 tour I rode my bike to Kraków, the former city of the Polish kings. I liked the city, the people and then the “Polish pan-Slavic culture”, so why not share those good impressions with like-minded cyclists!?
The basic direction is visible in the photo. The route will mostly lead to less busy roads and bypass larger cities except for Bratislava and Kraków.
Although there are not many mountain sections, the marathon will have its charms for climbers. I’ve tried to get the exact data but Garmin Connect, Ride with GPS and Openrunner did not come up with the same number. Each platform offers its own amount of climbing, from 10,100 to 13,500 metres. As Openrunner is used by the ACP, I have to inform you that we will have to overcome 13,500 m of ascent.
We will do most of the ascent by crossing the High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry) on the border of Poland and Slovakia and the Low Tatras (Nizké Tatry) at the second pass through Slovakia. There, encounters with bears, deer, wild boar and lynx are possible, especially at night. We will cross the Drava, Mura, Danube, and Vistula twice with different bridges… Culinary delicacies from seven different countries will be available to us.
Navigation files and maps of individual stages will be available later at this site. We will run the Brevet marathon according to LRM rules with an emphasis on bike packing, which does not mean that accompanying vehicles are not allowed. Namely, baggage delivery, drop bag service, will not be supported.
Participants will be provided with GPS tracking during the marathon, lunch on the first day of the ride at the first checkpoint, accommodation and food in Krakow, and a dry meal at the finish line.
During September or October 2022, finishers will receive personalized medals and certified randonnee cards by mail.
Applications and registration fees are needed to be sent through March and April so that everything arrives on time and is sufficiently organized.
The maximum number of participants will be 60.

What will be prepared and in what order for the participants other than the ride itself?

  • Official applications will be possible from March 1st to April 30th 2022 via the website. You will receive a notification on time.
  • August 5th meeting of all participants in Sveta Nedelja to give the last instructions, share start numbers, gps trackers, official marathon jerseys…
  • August 6th start of the marathon. All checkpoints, except for the first one in Jurovčak, the fifth in Krakow, and the finish line in Sveta Nedelja, are at the gas stations that are open 24/7.
  • Lunch for all participants at the first checkpoint, Wine House Hažić, Jurovčak.
  • Sleep and a meal in Krakow.
  • Dry meal at the finish line in Sveta Nedelja.

You will receive timely information about all important details via e-mail or the Randonneurs Croatie website.

Thank you for your time and attention,
Siniša

About the organizer:

My name is Siniša Babić.
I have been an ultra-marathon cyclist for many years. From 2009 until today, I have completed more than 130 brevet marathons. The longest was 2,200 km.
I have twice ridden transcontinental off-road bike packing races, the 2018 Terra Australis Bike Epic (6,000 km), and the 2019 Race to the Rock (3,300 km, than continued an additional 2,400 km across the Australian continent).
Twice, in 2016 and 2018, I finished the HARD CRO race, a road ultra-marathon cycling race across Croatia, and in 2021 I completed the North Cape 4,000 road ultra-marathon race.
I have successfully organized more than 30 randonneur events.

Many thanks to my friend and cycling colleague, (Ivan Rogić) ivan (at) rogic-design (dot) com! Outside of sports, Ivan is a graphic designer who created visuals for this ultra-marathon that will be shown to you over time.

Applications

Dear all,
you can apply, please, until April 30th via shorturl.at/ektyN.

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LRM 1400 km 4CC 2021 – Registered Riders

 First NameLast NameCountry
1IvanPuškarićCroatia
2Silvijo Pale-HalićCroatia
3DraženPajtakCroatia
4JosipJurčićCroatia
5MarkoWagnerCroatia
6IvanMalićCroatia
7MiodragIvanovićSerbia
8NenadGoričkiCroatia
9DragomirTiteiRomania
10AresBuršićCroatia
11TiborSchultheisz
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LRM 1400 km Four Corners of Croatia (4CC) 2021

The event is limited to 30 participants on „first come first served“ basis. It will be held if there will be minimum of 10 riders and/or payed participation fees.

The 4 Corners of Croatia is a Grand event in the Randonneurs Croatie brevet calendar, and so far by far the longest one. It is organized every year in the 2nd half of June, just before the peak tourist season begins. It is a reference super brevet in Croatia.

The brevet covers the whole country connecting the easternmost, northernmost, westernmost and southernmost points of the country. Leads through different terrain and climate. From Central European windy and hot flat roads, coastal areas of the Adriatic sea and hilly, during the night possibly chilly, mainland. The course runs through the nicest parts of the country, demonstrates almost all the must-ride routes in the area. A unique experience to place it in every randonneur’s bucket list.

The Route

Start – 18th June 2021 07:00
Ilok – Ulica Julija Benešića 62, 32236, Ilok, Croatia (Parking lot in front of the Hotel Danube)

Main control points:

  • Wine House Hažić (Reception)
  • Jurovčak 37, 40313 Grkaveščak, Croatia
  • Savudrija ‘Camping Savudrija (Reception) Istarska ulica 19, 52475, Savudrija, Croatia

Finish:

  • Molunat In front of the closed Tourist office

GPX and route links:

Time limit = 113:29 hour.

Participation fee

100 EUR

The following is offered and included in participation fee:

  • Personal luggage transfer from start to finish,
  • GPS Tracking – Every rider will get a personal GPS tracker (weight: 300 gr; dimensions: 10cm x 10 cm x 3cm,
  • Bag drop every night at the pre-defined locations and within defined time (will be announced shortly),
  • Diploma upon successful completion of event,
  • Medal,
  • Personalized jersey,
  • Roadbook – coming soon.

Map

Qualification

4CC is a demanding ride! It will test your body and mind. We would like every starter to reach the finish line in Molunat in time. Therefore, a qualification standard is adopted: during the registration process every participant has to present the evidence (the homologation number) of at least BRM 600 km successfully finished in the past 12 months or a similar randonneé (like PBP, LEL, MGM, 1001 Miglia Italia or alike) successfully finished in the last two years. 

Registration

Please send you registration data by e-mail to (kornel.boros@gmail.com) kornel.boros (at) gmail (dot) com.

In the email include following:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • e-mail address
  • GSM phone number you will use during the ride
  • Proof of meeting the qualification standard (Homologation number of the brevet/ randonneé, name of the brevet, date ridden)
  • ICE contact: First and last name, contact number
  • Jersey size: Men: S, M, L, XL, XXL or Women: XS, S, M, L

The registration will be opened to 1st June 2021

The registration must be confirmed by participation fee payment until the 10th June 2021.

Upon registration, payment details will be communicated by e-mail.

Because of the demanding nature of organization of the LRM 1400 km Four Corners of Croatia, in case of withdrawal after 10th June 2021 no refund is offered.

Additional services

The organizer will offer:

  • Bike/bike-box transfer from Zagreb to Ilok on the 17th June 2021 – 10,00 EUR
  • Bike/bike-box transfer from Molunat to Zagreb on the 23rd June 2021 – 20,00 EUR
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