Teamwork makes the dream work within the occasion generally known as Rebound, the place gravel riders everywhere in the world will put their wheels collectively to experience a million miles in a day.
It’s a enjoyable idea: right here’s what we all know to date…
Rebound is a Shimano and Dwell Sluggish Journey Quick (LSRF) collab, and it runs on June 3. “The aim is straightforward,” the businesses stated in a press launch. “To experience 1,000,000 miles in a single day: United in Gravel, We Journey.”
The principles are equally easy, they stated. To take part, you can begin from wherever and canopy any distance over 25 miles. It breaks right down to a number of distance brackets: greater than 25 miles (40 km), greater than 50 miles (80 km), greater than 100 miles (160 km) or greater than 200 miles (320 km).
Kickers: Begin time is 6 a.m. native time (“SHARP!”), you may solely cease twice, and post-ride celebration is “obligatory.” The occasion’s co-sponsors name it a “race,” but it surely’s unclear whether or not you may win or lose. As properly, the million-mile benchmark appears considerably random. If the complete world rides 1,000,000 miles on this semi-sanctioned foundation on June 3, it doesn’t seem that balloons will tumble from the sky as fireworks go off.
Rebound is free to enter and there are prizes on the road — evidently obtainable by way of one thing like a raffle, relatively than on benefit — and also you’ll experience in a wide-ranging peloton in a self-discipline that Shimano and LSRF name the good equalizer of biking.
“It’s the place pals are made, and recollections are solid. Whether or not you’re driving one mile or 100; have professional equipment or no equipment; experience a 10-speed or 11-speed; or hitting paved roads, fireplace roads, b-roads, or no roads in any respect,” the press launch stated. “It doesn’t matter why you’re on the market — it solely issues that you’re,”