Faq

Jeroboam Bike Festival

Jeroboam essentials

What is Jeroboam?

Jeroboam is Europe’s top gravel and adventure cycling event!

Jeroboam is a gravel ride?

Jeroboam is more than a gravel ride — you choose your own ‘ride size’:

  • 300 km adventure gravel self-supported
  • 150 km gravel ride
  • 75 km gravel ride
  • 37,5 km social ride

Arrival and parking

  • Event Center is located in La Croisée des Loisirs, 2800 Delémont – Switzerland
  • There are 2 car parks next to the event
  • The train-station is 2 minutes down the road

Arrival and parking

  • Event Center is located in La Croisée des Loisirs, 2800 Delémont – Switzerland
  • There are 2 car parks next to the event
  • The train-station is 2 minutes down the road

Arrival and parking

  • Event Center is located in La Croisée des Loisirs, 2800 Delémont – Switzerland
  • There are 2 car parks next to the event
  • The train-station is 2 minutes down the road

Camp area and accommodation

The Jeroboam will organise a changing/dressing area and access to showers.

We can help you book an accommodation or direct you to the nearest camping ground available. We are still discussing the possibility of pitching the tent in the close vicinity of the event.

Showers

There are showers at the Event Center.

Registrations

Registration for all rides opens at 11 AM on Friday (until 1pm) and at 6 am on Saturday.

Start

The start of all the rides at the Event, in La Croisée des Loisirs, Delémont.
All riders of Jeroboam 300 km must be at the start before 13:45 pm.
For details of other departures, see the “Schedule” page.

Who should ride the Jeroboam 300?

This is not your everyday gravel ride: J300 is physically demanding and requires good stamina. Apart from 1-2 sections, it won’t be too technical. You must be prepared to pedal 300 km with more than 4000 meters of climbing in two days, mostly on mountain gravel roads. J300 is for strong and experienced riders.
All riders should be aware this 300 km event is a rugged adventure.

What is the ideal bike for Jeroboam 300?

A gravel bike with wide tires is your perfect Jeroboam tool, or a XC MTB.
Do not even think about using a road bike.
If you do it on a fat bike, you are a hero!
A mandatory checking of your bike will be held during registration. It needs good working brakes and lights.

What is the ideal bike for the Magnum 150 and Standard 75?

A gravel bike or MTB.

What do I need to ride J300?

The course is not being marked throughout, so all riders must have a GPS device for navigation (this is not the GPS tracking device to locate the riders!).

Also required are:

  • helmet
  • waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • front and rear lights
  • GPS tracking device (can be provided by the organizers)
  • food and water
  • spare tubes, tools, and pump (or CO2 inflator)
  • Tent, bivvy bag or equivalent if you plan to sleep outdoors
  • a working cellphone (you will never be out of signal)

Are there some refreshment points?

It is a self supported challenge which means that you have to rely on yourself and what you can find/buy along the way. Bear in mind it is a civilized country with fountains in every corner and grocery shops along the way.
But as late Mike Hall used to say : ‘if you ever get lost, simply get unlost’ !

Is there is a time cut for J300 riders?

Jeroboam is an experience to enjoy. It’s not a race but a rally which means the goal is to finish it!
You will have 34 hours to complete it. There start/finish will be staffed until late into Sunday night. Passed Sunday morning, you will still be a hero and able to post your adventure online, but there might not be people to cheer you.

Is there mechanical assistance?

Jeroboam 300, 150, and 75 is a self supported event.
Mechanical assistance is only provided at the start.
In case of emergency, you can call the staff numbers below or arrange for someone to retrieve and assist you.

Is there medical assistance?

No, it is a self supported event. We cannot be held responsible for any health issues you might experienced during the event.
For medical emergencies, call 144.
There are several hospitals nearby.

Is there a GPS tracking service?

Yes, the riders of J300 who do not own one will receive a GPS tracking device provided from the organization and will have to keep it for the whole ride and give it back at the end.

The finish

All rides finish at the Croisée des Loisirs, Delémont.
You can check riders’ position using the app that the organization will choose to track them.
Please ride with care on public roads and comply to the laws and regulations of the country..

Finally…

  • look out for one another
  • respect the environment and do not litter!
  • pace yourself — it’s a long way
  • remember to have fun
  • and please ride respectfully at all times!

Please prepare yourself and your bike for the event, whichever distance you’re riding! Yes there is support on the course, but you are primarily responsible for your own welfare.

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