Border Bash Aragon

El Camino del Cóndor

 

Border Bash Aragon

Gravel Camp

It has been almost one thousand years since King Sancho Ramirez of Aragon decided to build Montearagón Castle in clear view of the city of Huesca to retake it from Arabs and to redraw the borders yet again and not for the last time. So, in the spirit of "Ignoring Borders," we invite you for a ride in the shadow of Montearagón's walls, the bellow fields, and the hills above. Leave the cold gray winter in the north and follow us down south to sunny Aragon. 

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Border Bash Aragon | #BBAC2023

3-Day Gravel Camp, Two Days of Riding; 20. - 23. April 2023

The Bohemian Border Bash has grown into an international gravel event not-to-be-missed, drawing cyclists from around Europe & beyond to hang out in its infamous Gravel Camp and ride together in the beautiful Czech & Saxon-Switzerland National Parks that straddle the German/Czech border. In 2023, The Bash will celebrate its fifth Bohemian birthday, but why party only once when you can Bash Borders both in the autumn and the spring?

To mark half a decade of ignoring borders, The Bash is celebrating its birthday with new European borders - this time in sunny Aragon, Spain on April 20-23, 2023.

It has been close to one thousand years since King Sancho Ramirez of Aragon built Montearagón Castle in the foothills of the Pyrenees, overlooking the city of Huesca in order to retake it from the Arab dynasty controlling the lower plateau. The King of Aragon hoped to redraw the borders once again, but alas, they would continue to ebb and flow for the next millennia. So, in our spirit of "Ignoring Borders" that have been fought over for too long, we invite you to ride in the shadow of Montearagón's walls. Explore the paths that wind between the fields below, and the gravel tracks that crawl back into the arid hills above.

And best of all, leave the cold gray late winter days that us Bohemians would be facing up north, and follow us down south to sunny Aragon.

The Border Bash Aragon Gravel Camp is not a race. Instead, it is a collection of several welcoming mixed-surface rides adaptable to each rider's individual strength, skill, and perseverance. You can literally push yourself to crank the most kilometers out of the weekend, or hang along with old friends, or make new ones on the bike. You can even push your gravel bike up that last climb if you need to, we won't judge. Then, you'll enjoy hearty food and camaraderie back in the camp after the ride, spending evenings with like-minded people talking about all things bikes.

 

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What is provided?

  • 3-nights in two-bedroom bungalows or tents. 

  • Meals: From Friday breakfast to Sunday breakfast.

  • All rides and events:

  • 60km long Blind Bash ride on Friday - An easy-going ride with challenges and games.

  • 104/90/70/37km mixed surface-road ride on Saturday

  • Refreshments along the routes.

  • The route (a .GPX track to follow)

  • Two riding days - Friday + Saturday

  • "Las Jotas" an original folk show 

  • The party on Saturday will include a live band 

What to bring?

  • A bike suitable for mixed-surface road & gravel event

  • Helmet (mandatory)

  • Sleeping bag & your favorite pillow, shower slippers, a towel, etc. 

  • A tent, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag if you stay in a tent

  • Clothes to ride in

  • Clothes to party in

  • A GPS device (so you don't get too lost)

  • Spoon, fork, bowl, and a coffee mug.

  • All necessary items to be self-sufficient on the route. Stuff like tools & spares, a pump, tubes, patches, chain link, etc. This is a self-supported ride!

  • Lights with plenty of juice. Sunset is 8:50 PM. So to be safe. 

Program: TBA 

Check out the 2022 Border Bash Bohemia program to get an idea of what you can expect. HERE (This is not the Border Bash Aragon program. It is only an example of what you can expect.)

It is too early to tell what you will get at the registration, but here is the stuff participants received at BBBC2022.

  • SRAM X Border Bash cap 

  • ASS SAVER X Border Bash mudguard 

  • BIEHLER X Border Bash race cap 

  • CHIMPANZEE NUTRITION a lot of energy bars and drinks 

  • KOMOOT X Border Bash coffee cup 

  • KOMOOT 3-month premium code 

  • WTB bottle of sealant 

  • Sport Import X Voxom chain lube 

Registration fee: €300 sleeping in own tents 

Registration fee: €330 sleeping in two-bedroom bungalows (First come, first serve.) 

Border Bash Aragon Gravel Camp 2023
Apr 20, 2023, 4:00 PM
Border Bash Aragon

BIG BASH ARAGON | #BIGBASH2023

Bikepacking Adventure 

Do you want to see what this country has to offer? Do you want to get more kilometers out of your weekend in Aragon? Then, pack your tent and enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace or give it your best and try to finish the route at the best time. Big Bash is part of Border Bash Aragon Gravel Camp. We will welcome you to the Camp on Thursday, April 20, and we will party with you on Saturday night, April 22, 2023.

All Big Bash riders will be baring a satellite tracker so your loved ones and the rest of us back in the camp can track your progress on Follow My Challenge. 

  • ​240 km

  • 3916 hm ↗︎

What is provided?

  • Two nights camping (Thursday & Saturday). You'll be out riding through Friday night!

  • Friday and Sunday breakfast, Saturday Dinner

  • The route (a . GPX track to follow)

  • The finisher party includes dinner, a live band, and "Las Jotas" an original folk show.

  • Diploma for each finisher

 

What to bring?

  • A bike suitable for the mixed-surface road & gravel event

  • Helmet (mandatory)

  • GPS devise. You will need it to follow the route

  • Powerbank or additional battery backup

  • All necessary items to be self-sufficient on the route. Stuff like tools & spares, a pump, tubes, patches, chain link, etc. This is a self-supported ride!

  • Lights with plenty of juice to get you through the night. Sunset is 8:50 PM, and sunrise at 7:11 AM.

  • Tent and sleeping bag, sleeping mat

  • Personal items

Program: TBA 

Check out the 2022 program to get an idea of what you can expect. HERE (This is not the Border Bash Aragon program. It is only an example of what you can expect.)

It is too early to tell what you will get at the registration, but here is the stuff participants received at BBBC2022.

  • SRAM X Border Bash cap 

  • ASS SAVER X Border Bash mudguard 

  • BIEHLER X Border Bash race cap 

  • CHIMPANZEE NUTRITION a lot of energy bars and drinks 

  • KOMOOT X Border Bash coffee cup 

  • KOMOOT 3-month premium code 

  • WTB bottle of sealant 

  • Sport Import X Voxom chain lube 

Registration fee: €200

Satellite tracker rental fee: €40 

(This is what you pay when you subscribe to Big Bash. There is no additional charge.)

Border Bash Aragon Gravel Camp 2023
Apr 20, 2023, 4:00 PM
Border Bash Aragon

LOCATION | HOW TO GET THERE

Train / Bike: Zaragoza - Huesca - Camp / train: fifty minutes; bike: thirty to forty kilometers to the camp.
Train / Bike: Madrid - Huesca - Camp / train: two to three hours; bike: thirty to forty kilometers to the camp.
Train / Bike: Barcelona - Huesca - Camp | train: three to four hours; bike: thirty to forty kilometers to the camp.  

Car: Barcelona - Camp | three hours 
Car: Girona - Camp | three hours 
Car: Madrid - Camp | four hours 
Car: Toulouse - Camp | four hours 

 

Location: Camping Cañones de Guara y Formiga | 42.2132761N, 0.1746672W

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