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The Sun Trip in America

13.02.2022 - The Sun Trip
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We announce you the postponement of the Sun Trip America project, initially planned in May 2022. We think that it is better to give ourselves one more year to be able to organize such a big event, on a continent that the Sun Trip does not know yet.

In the meantime, and in order to have a long term approach, we have proposed to the registered participants to join us for a “Sun Trip Californian Meeting”, planned for a few days at the end of May – beginning of June 2022, around San Francisco. This meeting will be an opportunity to start federating solar bike enthusiasts in America. We will soon present the route of the 4 or 5 days tour that will be proposed.

If you want more information about this event, register on: this form


Project postponed to 2023 :

The route can change.

This test edition will not be a race, but will take the form of a collective and united adventure, with a group of 15/20 participants who will meet at the checkpoints along the route. The objective will not be to arrive first but to arrive all together! A challenge by points will be proposed for the fastest. It will also be possible to participate in only one or two stages.

The group will be mainly made up of participants from North America. The Sun Trip organization will not take care of any bike transportation, neither from Europe nor to the USA.

They will ride without external assistance, in autonomy, with the aim of validating an itinerary that could become the mythical route of a great Sun Trip America in the years to come.


Practical information :

Services:

  • Registration fees: more info later
  • Date : spring/early summer
  • Route : more info later
  • On the departure/arrival cities and checkpoints: two to three nights (the details of the services will be specified later).
  • A live geolocation system
  • An official jersey and goodies.
  • An organization team to listen to you (remotely) to ensure your safety and organize the reception at the collective points.
  • A communication team to share your adventure with the whole world.

Rules :

  • Number of participants: a group of 20 people maximum on each stage.
  • Date: more info later
  • Route: more info later
  • Pace: more info later
  • No imposed route between checkpoints.
  • A 100% solar challenge: participants who drive with 100% solar charging will be rewarded.
  • A challenge by points: to reward those who will make the most distance, in 100% solar.
  • As far as places are available, it will be possible to register for only one or two stages.

It is specified that for this test edition the organization does not commit itself to a very strong level of follow-up. The adventurers will have to be able to move alone, from one checkpoint to another.



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