Europe's only deserts are an unforgiving onslaught of steep hills and high temperatures. Aptly named, Badlands is an ultracycling challenge of immense proportions.
Enter now for a chance to win a spot in the event, and the essential gear to get from start to finish.
• One Badlands 2023 Race Entry
• One Velocio Concept Radiator + Concept Bib
• One SRAM Force AXS Drivetrain
• 226er Nutrition Package
When you get on your bike, you're eligible for another entry. Simply upload your ride in the form above.
Last year Ambassador Ulrich Bartholmoes finished 5th overall. He covered the course in just under 50 hours, only stopping for four hours and 57 minutes.
We had him create a comprehensive one-month training plan to help you prepare. True to his race results, the day-in and day-out plan is no joke. Try it for a single day, or take on the whole month, just don't forget to upload a ride for an extra entry.
Velocio's most advanced hot-weather jersey was specifically designed to answer the challenges Badlands presents. The Polartec Delta Mesh fabric wicks and absorbs moisture so effectively, it's actually cooler than wearing nothing at all.
The pinnacle of what's possible in a bib short. Every stitch, angle, and laser-cut vent was scrutinized and redesigned to make you go faster. The CONCEPT Bib Short uses a fully integrated chamois that is never out-of-place, aerodynamic patterning, and a compressive fit that allows your legs to keep firing all day long.
Badlands 2023 is an unsupported bikepacking challenge beginning and ending in Granada, Spain.
The winner of the Badlands Giveaway will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, food, and preparations for the race.
A complete list of Terms & Conditions can be found on the Gleam platform, linked in the above entry form.