18 June 2023


¨Partenaire GOLD
  • 📍 Start: Angers
  • 🙌 Level: Advanced
  • ⌛ Distance: 200 km
  • ⛰️ Elevation gain: 1,400 m
  • 🫰 From €90 incl. VAT
With the support of our partner PANARACER

Gravel event with timed sections to give rankings, selected by Klassmark to join the international Gravel Earth Series circuit.

© Franck Anderson

For its third edition, Nature is Bike has been selected by Klassmark among some of the very best Gravel events in the world for the Gravel Earth Series. The Race 200 will be its only French event and the only race on the programme of the Nature is Bike festival. The Race 200 is a 200 km semi-self-supported Gravel cycling event, including timed “Special” sections with rankings, connected by non-timed links.

© Franck Anderson

The points obtained by the winners will be added up for the final ranking of the Gravel Earth Series (in the Earth 36,000 category).

Calling all fans of gravel looking for national or international challenges: the Race 200 is for you. Put your endurance and stamina to the test. Focus on your ability to surpass yourself.
Find out more about the international Gravel Earth Series circuit:


  • Event Name: Race200
  • Start: Sunday, 18 June 2023 at 06:00 in Angers in the heart of the Gravel Festival
  • Starting – Finishing Area: Start: Sunday, 18 June at 06:00 in Angers in the heart of the Gravel Festival at Lake Maine Finish: Sunday, 18 June from 13:45 to 19:45 in Angers in the heart of the Gravel Festival
  • Distance: 200 km
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 1,400 m positive elevation gain
  • Route: Route not signposted, From the dedicated GPX track
  • Type of event: Exclusively self-supported gravel cycling event, in compliance with the rules of the road, with “Special” timed sections for rankings, connected to each other by non-timed links.
  • Rankings: Men’s rankings and Women’s rankings: general (average of all timed sections) ⁠and for each Special. Gravel Earth: the fastest male and female cyclists will receive the number of points corresponding to the Earth 36,000 category: the two best scores will be counted for the ranking of the Gravel Earth Series final.
  • Registration and conditions of participation: Limited to 300 participants; Men and women over 18; FFC, FSGT,  UFOLEP and FF.TRI members upon presentation of federation membership, non-members (or for any other cyclist or sports membership) upon delivery of a Medical Certificate of Absence of Contraindication for the practice of competitive cycling.
  • Registration: Saturday, 17 June from 14:00 to 19:00 in the heart of the Gravel Festival and the Gravel and Adventure-Biking Show. No registration on the day of the event.
  • Permitted bikes: Specific gravel and cyclo-cross bikes, equipped with round road handlebars and tyres with a cross-section over 32 mm.
  • Non-permitted bikes: Mountain/hybrid bike and any other type with a flat handlebar. Find more details in the rules of the event.
  • Mandatory equipment: Mandatory cycling and sports equipment for the entire duration of the event as well as other equipment strongly recommended by the organisers are specified in the rules of the event.
  • Rates: Early-bird rate applicable from 14 December 2022 to 3 February 2023
  • €90 incl. VAT FFC, FSGT, UFOLEP and F.F.TRI Member – €92.20 incl. VAT Non-member and member of any other cycling or sports federation:
  • Rate applicable from 2 February 2023: – €100 incl. VAT FFC, FSGT, UFOLEP or F.F.TRI Member – €102.20 incl. VAT Non-member and member of any other cycling or sports federation
  • Rules of the event: Download the rules of the Panaracer RACE200


  • Registration, equipment check and general briefing
  • A numbered GPS beacon (to be returned)
  • The route’s GPX track
  • A safety and emergency device
  • A numbered bicycle plate
  • The Tactic Panaracer Race200 collector’s jersey
  • Plenty of encouragement along the way
  • The Nature is Bike pack
  • Access to the Village, including: the Gravel and Adventure-Biking Show and the conferences and entertainment of the Forum
  • Nature is Bike prize money
  • Energy bars offered by Powerbar
  • Nutrition and refreshment points in partnership with Powerbar

To simplify the logistics of this cycling epic, we offer services for you and your gravel bike:

Angers-Arromanches shuttle – 15 June 2023 at 09:00 – Bus with trailer equipped for the transport of gravel bikes (arrival in Arromanches-les-Bains around 14:00)

Angers-Arromanches shuttle – 18 June 2023 at 14:00 – Bus with trailer equipped for the transport of gravel bikes (arrival in Arromanches-les-Bains around 19:00)

Dedicated storage room for the gravel bikes of participants in an enclosed and guarded site in Arromanches-les-Bains on the night of 15 to 16 June 2023

Luggage service: transfer of participants’ luggage between Arromanches and Angers. Accessible before the start of Gravel of Legend.

1 storage room dedicated to participants’ bikes in Angers on the Gravel Festival site from 16 to 18 June 2023

BBQ party – Saturday, 17 June 2023 – 20:00 – 02:00 – Nature is Bike Village, Angers Evening party including dinner, a glass of beer, a glass of wine and musical entertainment – €26.00 incl. VAT
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Destination Angers has prepared a selection of accommodation: hotels, holiday villages, campsites… in Angers near the Nature is Bike Village and on the outskirts of the city from the moment you arrive on 16 June, and to take full advantage of the Nature is Bike festival on 17 and 18 June 2023*.
Offer reserved for Nature is Bike participants.


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Want to participate to the Race200 – PANARACER le 18 June 2023 ? Register now !