The Belgian Mountainbike Challenge powered by Specialized, in short BeMC, is a three day stage race, open to both professional and recreational riders, and will take place from 12 to 14 May 2017. The minimum age to enter is 19 (born before 01/01/1999).
The BeMC 2017 consists of the BeMC UCI and the BeMC Open.
The BeMC UCI is part of the international UCI calendar as a XCS S1 race and only accesible for ELITE MEN (or U23) and ELITE WOMEN (or U23). The BeMC Open is open to all other UCI-license holders as well as non-license holders (Fun B)).
The race consists of three marathon stages (XCM).
Stage 1 : La Roche-en-Ardenne – Tenneville – La Roche-en-Ardenne – 87 km – 2450 m+
Stage 2: La Roche-en-Ardenne – Houffalize – La Roche-en-Ardenne – 100 km – 3050 m+
Stage 3: La Roche-en-Ardenne – La Roche-en-Ardenne – 75 km – 25250 m+
The start and finish of each stage is in La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium. The race office and the finish of each stage will be situated in the garden of hotel Floreal.
The BeMC distinguishes itself from other multiple day events in the Benelux by the difficulty of the stages and the quality of the field. Finishing the BeMC is something everybody, wether you are a professional or a recreative racer, can be proud of.
The BeMC Marathon, is a one day marathon race, open for professional and recreational riders and will take place on Tuesday 15 August 2017.
Start and finish of the BeMC Marathon wil be in Bertrix in the Belgian Ardennes.
Participants can chose between three different distances.
Long distance: 100 km – 2800 m+
Middle distance: 85 km – 2300 m+
Short distance: 55 km – 1350 m+
The minimum age to enter the two longest distances is 19y (born before 01/01/1999) and 17y for the short distance (born before 01/01/2001).
Like at the BeMC riders can expect a attractive course and a high quality organisation.
The race office will be at the centre sportif communal Bertrigeois.
* Riders without a valid UCI-license must take a day-license at 5 € per day.
** Free t-shirt included.
Watch the full report of BeMC 2016 here!
Click below to see the results of the previous editions.