3 JUNE 2018



Art. 1 – GERÊS GRANFONDO is a cycle tourist/cycling-for-all event, defined as an Open Race by the UVP-FPC (Portuguese Cycling Federation) and that respects its specific regulations as well as the traffic laws. This is not a competition but a sportive event, with leisure, tourist or cultural purposes, which are part of the attractive of this type of cycling. Participation is limited to two-wheel vehicles (road, mountain or tandem bicycles). Motor vehicles are prohibited.

Date and distance
Art. 2 – GERÊS GRANFONDO will start at 9.00 o'clock a.m. (Lisbon Time), sunday the 3 of June 2017, in Vila do Gerês, finishing in the same location. Departure control begins at 8.00 a.m. and finish line control closes at 18.00 p.m. The first 5 km of the race will be under controlled pace before the race opens. 
Art. 3 – GERÊS GRANFONDO will have an extension of 144 km in the Granfondo version. There are also two shorter distances, called Mediofondo, with 112 km  length and the Minifondo, with 77 km. In all of them the use of helmet is mandatory.

Art. 3.1 - Deviation to Granfondo closes at 1:20 p.m.
We alert all participants who intend to comply with Granfondo, the longest distance of the three available, for the closing of the passage that gives access to 13:20.
From that moment on, no other cyclist will be able to opt for the diversion to Granfondo.
This measure was taken after a request from the security forces, with which Bikeservice agrees, to avoid any risk to the welfare of the participants.
The deviation between Mediofondo and Granfondo is situated at 79.9km (Alto das Cerdeirinhas)

Art. 4 – The race will be limited to 2000 participants, who shall make their registration through GERÊS GRANFONDO’s official website (www.geresgranfondo.com) or at Bikersevice’s office, in Póvoa de Varzim.
Art. 5 – Payment shall be made by means of ATM (Multibanco in Portuguese). Each inscription will receive a reference code for payment. In case of withdrawal, until May 3 2017, participants may be refunded of half the registration value. After that, registration is considered final. 
Art. 6 – Registration is personal. It is possible to exchange registrations, but after May 20st 2017 the new participant must pay an extra 5 euros. Payment must be made by means of money transfer to the following IBAN: PT 50 0045 1463 4027 5091 3307 8. 
Art. 7 – Participation is allowed only to individuals 16 years old or over, at their own responsibility and risk. When register, all riders declare to be totally fit to participate, both physically and clinically. We advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering our event.
Art. 8 – Registration cost, until the May the 20th, is 35 euros for athletes licensed in the Portuguese Cycling Federation (UVP-FPC) or any other cycling federation of another country. It is MANDATORY, in the moment of the registration, to write the license number. In case of accident, participant must activate his federation insurance. For non-licensed or licensed in FPCUB and in Federação Portuguesa de Triatlo (Portuguese Triathlon Federation) the cost is 38 euros, since their federations’ insurances don’t cover this kind of events.
Registration will be accepted between May 21 and May 31, but with an aggravated cost of five euros. All registrations made after may 20 will not be customized with participants’ name.
After April 23, all registrations that are not paid will be eliminated. To make a new one, one must register in www.dourogranfondo.com, receiving a new code for electronic payment but with an aggravated cost of five euros. 
Registration closes when reaching 2000 or on May 31.

After 31 May, no identity exchanges are permitted

Art 8.1 – Federation licenses must be valid in the year the race will take place. Those who have registered in the year before the event with a license valid only for that year will not be considered licensed riders, thus will have to pay a normal inscription fee.

Art.8.2 - It is mandatory to place the front on the handlebar of the bicycle, in case the participant places in any zone other than that indicated, it will not be allowed to enter the starting box.

Participation Kit

Registration includes:
- The right to participate in the GERÊS GRANFONDO.
- Food and liquid supplies in defined points of the course.
- Personalized front and back race number with name and nationality (Registration validated until May 20)
- First-aid and medical assistance.
- Gift sponsored by Caçarola
- Access to showers at the end of the race, in a place to be announced.
- Lunch (pasta recovery) at the end of the race. 
- Buff offer PROZIS
- Gel energy offer PROZIS
- PROZIS energy bar offer
- Finisher medal.
- Finisher digital certificate.
- Classification by means of electronic chip.

- Personal accident insurance in accordance with the law in force (for non-federated athletes in FPC - 90 € deductible)

  • Capital Penthouses per person 
  • Death by Accident 27,665.18Euros 
  • Permanent Disability by Accident 27,665.18Euros 
  • Accident Treatment Expenses 4,425.92Euros 
  • Simultaneous deaths of the Safe Person and Spouse 15.000,00Euros 
  • Funeral Expenses (Expenses) 5.000,00Euros 
  • Expenses with salvage operations, search, transp. 1000,00Euros
  • Franchises for person 90,00Euros


GERÊS GRANFONDO will have its official jersey and bib shorts, available on the webstore as well as the race’s office. Prices and other details, will be later announced. 
Art. 9 – Registration and participation of individuals suspended by the use of banned substances will not be accepted.

Art. 10 – Although being a cycling/cycle tourist challenge, all riders will be timed, by means of an electronic chip, in the time taken to complete the length of the course. The electronic chip is personal and of mandatory use, resulting in immediate disqualification not complying with this rule. 
All riders must pass under the departure arch, otherwise the electronic chip will not be activated.

This distribution will be made according to THE ORDER OF PAYMENT. Each one of these boxes will have 300 places and there will be a reserved area for guests ahead of these boxes. 

Departure order
Art. 11 – Granfondo, Mediofondo and Minifondo departure will be made simultaneously, with participants distributed in numbered boxes. These will be named as follows:
- 1 ao 100 Box EDP Distribuição
- 101 ao 400 Box LoveTiles
- 401 ao 700 Box Lacoviana 
- 701 ao 1000 Box Europcar
- 1001 ao 1300 Box CACB 
- 1301 ao 1600 Box OAKLEY
- 1601 ao 1900 Box Lipor
- 1901 ao 2200 Box Garmin

Medical assistance

Art. 12 – The GERÊS GRANFONDO organization will provide for medical assistance with specialized personnel. Any time a participant asks a member of the organization staff for it, the assistance system is activated.

Mechanical assistance

Art. 13 – The event will have mechanical assistance at the start and also along the route. Organization staff and vehicles provide for it. It is forbidden any mechanical assistance made by private or team cars during the event. It is expressly forbidden the circulation of team or personal cars in the race course.
Art. 14 – We advise each participant to take along with him the basic material and tools so he can repair simple mechanical problems, such as a puncture, as the organization staff can be far from the spot and take some time to get there. Our work is free from any costs but if any replacement part is necessary, it will be charged to the participant.

Legal provisions

Art. 15 – All participants must obey the traffic laws, since the GERÊS GRANFONDO course takes place in open roads. Any disrespect towards the traffic laws results in the immediate disqualification of this edition of the race as well as future ones.
Art. 16 – The organization is not to blame for any kind of accident regarding participants, be them victims or responsible for the accident. Nor it is to blame for any kind of debts contracted by participants, before, after or during the event, or even mechanical damage or material loss that may occur with bicycles or other equipment. All participants exempt the organization of any responsibility regarding loss or deterioration of personal objects, under any circumstances.
Art. 17 – The organization has the right to make all kinds of changes it considers necessary, on the course and other matters. The organisation reserves the admission right to the GERÊS GRANFONDO.
Image rights

Art. 18 – Reading and accepting these regulations means that all participants entitle the GERÊS GRANFONDO organization to film, totally or partially, its participation in the race; they also entitle the organization to use their image in promoting the event on all kinds of media (TV, radio, press, photos, DVD, internet, posters, flyers, etc), as well as giving away completely free from charges the commercial and advertising exploitation rights of their image. The organization guarantees the full respect of laws regarding personal data.

All data collected in the registration process are maintained and treated in a safe manner and are intended for the natural development of the event namely; validation of nominal insurance made for all participants in the event, list of registrants and elaboration of result tables / classifications.
In addition, important information about the participation in the event as well as communications of future events will be sent.
All participants can exercise their right of access, rectification or cancellation of their personal data by sending an e-mail to geral@geresgranfondo.com

First, second and third overall male.
First, second and third overall female.
First, second and third of the following categories:
                        Elite (born until 1989).
                        Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
                        Masters B (from 1978 to 1969)
                        Masters C (from 1968 to 1959)
                        Masters D (from 1958 to 1949)
                        Masters E (born in 1948 or before)
Elites (nascidos até 1989)
Masters A (de 1988 a 1979)
Masters B (antes de 1978)
Overall male winner and overall female winner.
First, second and third of the following categories:
                        Elite (born until 1989).
                        Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
                        Masters B (from 1978 to 1969)
                        Masters C (from 1968 to 1959)
                        Masters D (from 1958 to 1949)
                        Masters E (born in 1948 or before)
Elites (born to 1989)
Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
Masters B (before  1978)
Trophies for the first three teams in the Granfondo (here will be taken in account the finishing times of the first three cyclists of each team, regardless of their category).
Awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.

Art. 21 – Will be disqualified those who:
a) Disrespect the traffic laws.
b) Disrespect instructions given by organization staff or law enforcement authorities.
c) Don't pass through control zero at the start and/or other control points along the course.
d) Don't respect the environment, by means of polluting it along the course, throwing waste or other.
e) Have their private or team car in the race, affecting it.
f) Disrespect the present regulations or the event. 

Registration office
Art. 22 – In opens on June 2nd, the eve of the event, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On June 3rd it will be open from 6.30 a.m. until o 8.30 a.m. The office will be located at the CentroTermal, in Vila do Gerês, next to the start and finish line. 

Final provisions

Art. 23 – We strongly advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering in this event. We also stress the need for an adequate eating and hydration regime before and during the race, although there are food and liquid supplies in defined points along the course.
Art. 24 – The organization will not assume any responsibility in compensating participants in case the event is postponed or cancelled due to “force majeure”.
Art. 25 – It is up to the organization analysing and deciding on omissions or exceptional cases.


Termo de Responsabilidade






Statement of responsibility 1. I, the undersigned, ............................................................................................................................................, holder of the identification document nº..................................................... and holder of Gerês Granfondo race number………………., the event which takes place on June 3 st 2018, declare to have read and accepted the race’s Regulations. I further declare to have taken notice that this is an amateur cyclotourism/cycling event for all, without any competitive purpose, that unfolds in public roads open to traffic, accepting the resulting risks, so I agree to comply with and enforce the traffic laws as well as Gerês Granfondo Regulations. 2. I declare to have been given all necessary information from the organization, as well as information I asked for, concerning the inherent risks to my participation in the Gerês Granfondo, being fully aware that the race takes place on roads open to vehicle circulation foreign to the event with whom I may come across; that I will pass traffic interceptions open to vehicle circulation, so I agree to use the utmost care and caution crossing them; that some of the race’s course are, either by road conditions or the steep slope of the rode, dangerous and I was duly alerted by the organization to this situation as well as the risks it may cause. 3. I also declare that I will not ask any responsibilities to Geres Granfondo’s organization or to any other entities involved in the event for any accident I may cause or be a victim and that might affect/involve other participants, organization staff or others, nor by any debts contracted by me before, during or after the ride, as well as mechanical malfunctions or losses that the bicycles or other equipment owned/used by me may suffer. I also exempt the organization for any loss or deterioration of personal belongings in any circumstance. 4. I assume that Gerês Granfondo organization has recommended a thorough medical check-up before joining this ride to all participants, for which I will not ask any responsibilities to the referred entity in case I suffer any kind of loss resulting from health problems that may occur after my participation in the event. I declare to fully assume any risk to my health that may come from participating in the Gerês Granfondo. Signature (as in the identification document) ......................................