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Press Release » November 1st 2014
BIKE MADRID LISBON’s project enlarges its size in 2015. After four successful editions in mountain biking, in the fifth year of the project, is already possible to make this crossing on road bike
This traverse is already established as one of the most spectacular mountain bike crossings, the Madrid Lisbon is a great epic adventure that connects Madrid to Lisbon by bicycle, traversing mountain ranges of the backbone of the Iberian Peninsula with over 1000 km of pure adventure and fulfilling moments that any cyclist aspires. Linking two European capitals by bike through untamed mountains are beyond the reach of many places in the globe.
Now that the BIKE MADRID LISBON gained new contours, since 2011 the successful crossing Madrid Lisbon in mountain bike, which was overcome by mountain bikers from all over the world, now is also possible in road bikes. So the big news of the 2015 edition is the same crossing of these mountains already traversed by mountain bike, but this time will also be conquered by cyclists on road bikes.
The introduction of this new variant increases the size of the project to new heights, bringing to all cyclists this epic journey, which has been described as "the" travel adventure of a lifetime. This new possibility of achieving this glorious link between capitals will be held in 8 days, 1020km, d+17200m and the emblematic climbs from the Vuelta and the Tour of Portugal. Surely this adventure is not accessible to all cyclists, but only to those who are able to overcome these hard barriers, and thus enter into the exclusive group of finishers from BIKE MADRID LISBON.
The Madrid Lisbon Mountain Bike is a challenge that has proven to be just within reach of experienced and well-trained cyclists. This is a great trip for the Iberian Mountains, in the best trails and looking for the best that these regions have to offer. With impressive numbers, as shown by the positive slope of 28000m, or 1200km in 15 days of traverse needed to fulfill this ultimate adventure!
This is one of the greatest mountain bike adventures in Europe! A journey, an adventure. Two countries, two capitals and 15 mountains separating them!
Press Release » January 10th 2015
2015 is a year of many changes in BIKE MADRID LISBON’s project.
It will change Main Sponsor and now goes with FOCUS. It will be possible to make the crossing on road bike. There will be three Training Camps in Portugal and Spain before the event
The traverse that established itself as one of the most spectacular and difficult bike crossings, the Bike Madrid-Lisbon connects Madrid to Lisbon by bicycle, traversing mountain ranges of the backbone of the Iberian Peninsula with over 1000 km of pure adventure with the advantage of finishing on the most-western point of Europe and riding the last km next to magnificent cliff trails by the Atlantic Ocean.
BIKE MADRID LISBON presents innovations for 2015. It gained a road bike traverse. Allowing road bikers to overcome this great challenge through the central mountains of the Iberian Peninsula, which was already overcome by mountain bikers from all over the world, and now can be achieved by road bikers as well.
2015 also marks the change in the Main Sponsor. FOCUS is now the Main Sponsor for the BIKE MADRID LISBON’s project. The German manufacturer , present In the World Tour with the team AG2R La Mondiale, trusts that with this support it can increase its presence in the South of Europe.
The last big innovation is the Training Camps. It is scheduled 3 training camps, in Portugal and Spain, were bikers can train in both mountain and road bikes and also attend to bike clinics. The locations for the bike camps ensure that great cycling days will be provided, with splendid road and single tracks. Don’t lose the chance to participate in these training camps and appreciate the best these regions have to offer.
Press Release » February 9th 2015
New BIKE MADRID LISBON’s website is online.
After all the changes for this year, a new simple and practical website is introduced.
In order to bring online the new version of the traverse and the new main partner, since last January the Bike Madrid Lisbon has the v2 for its presence in the World Wide Web.
After BIKE MADRID LISBON presented innovations for 2015, it gained importance to give new area on the website for the new road bike traverse. Plus it was important to simplify and make it more practical in order to make it easy to navigate and discover the principal advantages to overcome a demanding challenge like this.
After the renovated image online, the project enlarged its presence on the social media. Apart from the projects Facebook page, now it exists also a Twitter, Instagram and Google+ page to follow all the news around the traverse.
Go ahead and visit the new page and follow us on the social media.
And remember, it is still possible to enroll in the Training Camps. It is scheduled 3 training camps, in Portugal and Spain, were bikers can train in both mountain and road bikes and also attend to bike clinics. The locations for the bike camps ensure that great cycling days will be provided, with splendid road and single tracks.
Press Release » July 20th 2015
2015 BIKE MADRID LISBON Traverse was an outstanding success. This epic ride across the Iberian Peninsula gave the riders that finished the crossing from Madrid to Lisbon both on mountain and road bikes a sense of accomplishment and joy.
Entries for 2016 are open and the few available places for next year adventure are still available in order to make the crossing from the capital of Spain, Madrid, to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon.
After one of the fastest traverses in mountain bike recorded and the complete success of the first road bike traverse, all the participants and the crew are overwhelming with gratification to complete this year’s traverse, that is already considered by connoisseurs as one of the most spectacular long journeys on a bike, traversing mountain ranges of the backbone of the Iberian Peninsula with over 1000 km of pure adventure with the advantage of finishing on the most-western point of Europe and riding the last km next to magnificent cliff trails by the Atlantic Ocean.
BIKE MADRID LISBON is a spectacular BIKING ADVENTURE, only possible to the most strong and resilient riders, which want to join the exclusive list of riders that already made this EPIC crossing.
Press Release » October 20th 2015
2016 BIKE MADRID LISBON Traverse it’s on! After an outstanding success in both versions this year, the epic ride across the Iberian Peninsula will return full power in 2016, giving new riders a chance to accomplish the crossing from Madrid to Lisbon both on mountain and road bikes and becoming survivors of this challenging adventure.
Starting November 1st will commence the period for applications to become BIKE MADRID LISBON Ambassador. Bikers interested in becoming ambassadors of this epic traverse can get in contact via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) sending a small resume and intentions of how to promote the event locally and get the chance of become a part of this interesting project. Early December the chosen ambassadors will be announced and become members of the BML team.
Entries for 2016 are open and the few available places for next year adventure are still available in order to make the crossing from the capital of Spain, Madrid, to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Early booking gives access to reduced entry fee. Don’t miss out the chance of being a part of the 2016 SURVIVORS!