Updates and Riders' Info 2022

Prologue Briefing

Distance 34 KM
Cut-off time 
Starts from 10:00 am
Make sure you are on time.
In general, we block the ways and there are a lot of marshals along the way but there are still other users of the trails, please open your eyes and be careful.
During the prologue there are parts you will ride back and forth on the same way, please keep on your right, don't cross the middle line, the separation will be with cones and barriers.
At km 2.5 you will have narrow river crossing that will be divided in to 2 lanes, please ride carefully on your right.
On the way back at the same river crossing, km 30.5 you will be asked to get off your bikes for a compulsory waling, please walk on the right of the path.
You will ride in the town of Caesarea please ride only on the bike trails and on the marked path.
At no stage ride on the road!!
Please pay attention to the marshals' orders.
Do not waste.
Good luck
Bara Epic Israel powered by Trek presented by KKL-JNF
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Dear Riders and Friends! This is  ALMOST THE L A S T Riders’ Info before the Big start next Wednesday.
In this Riders' Info we will share with you the final details that you should pay careful attention to - Some are related to logistics and some will directly influence your success in this challenge.
 The riders and team managers briefing for the Prologue will be held at the registration & information hall in the race village at Tuesday 20/9 18:30.
Riders who only arrive on Wednesday, can watch it live on Facebook.
The challenge is planned to be tough but possible. Not everyone will be a Finisher.
We are going to be strict with the time limits and the criteria for earning the Finisher Jersey and Medal.

Spectator Guide

Please invite your love ones, neighbors, friends, bosses…. all the people you know to get excited and be part of the event.
Come to cheer and support the best riders from Israel and around the world, be a part of the race and get excited by the competition!
To the Spectator Guide

Live Broadcast

Invite your friends and families to watch us live on our website:


Wednesday 21/9 10:00-13:30
Thursday 22/9 06:50-12:00
Friday 23/9 06:50-12:00
Saturday 24/9 07:50-11:30

Important! Please Complete the registration process in the Race Village:

The race village is located at Nahsholim Hotel
  • On arrival at the race village all the riders must complete the registration process.
  • The registration in the race village will be open on Tuesday 20/9 between 15:00-18:00 for anyone who prefers to complete his registration on the evening before the race. (Not only for riders who will be staying in the race village).
  • On Wednesday morning, the registration will open between 07:00-10:00.
Please park only in the designated area. You will be guided where to park.
Do not park anywhere else, or you will block the route!!
Pre-race package
Check-In for those who purchased the pre-race package is between 14:00-21:00.
Dinner for riders who purchased the pre-race package will be in Rosmarin restaurant in Nahsolim hotel, also for riders who purchased pre-race package in Dor hotel
Breakfast for pre race package in the same place at 07:00-10:00 for the pre race package.

Registration Hours on Tuesday 20/9
Registration will be open between 15:00-18:00 only.
Prologue day:
On Wednesday morning registration will be open from 07:00-10:00/
No registration will be available after 10:00.
You must come, sign on a disclaimer and get your riders' race kit.
Signing-in at the registration is compulsory. (Also, for those who collected their rider's bag in the early collection)
UCI riders must present their UCI card with a photo.
Check-In for the hotel rooms on Wednesday will be from 12:00.
Prologue starts:
At the beginning of next week, the start times will be published on our website.
Each team should arrive at the start area 15 min prior to the start time.
The starts will take place from 10:00 onwards, every 30 Sec.
This year we will have a roller's  warm-up area powered by Wahoo
If a team fails to be on time, they will be allowed to start at a later time based on the commissiar’s judgment. Their race time however, will be counted from the time originally designated to them.
The time of the prologue counts towards the overall time of the race and will establish your placement for the 1st stage.
Trainers warm-up area by Wahoo
The warm-up area will be open each day an hour before the start.
Using the trainers will be by availability
Rider hand band and tags:
In your rider race bag, you have a rider rider tag and you will get during registration a rider's hand band with your rider number. You must wear this bracelet from the first day until the end of the race.
Only the hand band and the rider tag together, will allow you to use the race facilities and meals.

Stage graph:
For your convenience, every stage has a sticker that you can stick on the TopTube close to the Stem with distances to the feed zones and details of the climbing profile.
(At the end of every stage you can use the sticker to get free beer at Hagibor’s beer area).
1st, 2nd and 3rd Stage stickers will be given to you in the TREK tent in the expo in the race village until 18:00.

Riders who would like to spend the afternoon in the race village (After the stage) can bring to the race village a small bag that will be kept in a safe place, with towel and cloths to change and bathing suit if you would like, that way you will be able to enjoy everything we prepared for you.
For your convenience, in the race village will be Ice baths, cool chill-out zone where lunch will be served, Hagibor beer, shakes, coffee and more surprises.
Family happening on Saturday 24/9
During the first days of the race, the race village is planned in such a way to give you and your families the most pleasant experience.
In addition, we have added a printed spectator guide to the rider’s bag. Your families can follow you and enjoy the experience with you.
Foodtruck, live coffee house, chill out zones and a big open area for the young supporters who still have some energy left after all their cheering.

From 10:00 on Saturday everybody is invited to the race village to enjoy the Finishers celebration, all the Finishers will get their Finisher medal and Jersey.
Closing ceremony will be at the race village at 11:30.
Full expo is waiting for you in the rave village from Tuesday 20/9
1. Recovery area by Dyn Diagnostic - Compex, compression by CEP and more.
2. Hagibor beer
3. Bara area with recovery shake including BCAA
4. Trek area for technical support and expo, you would be able to find there also GU energy supplements.
5. Joe's No Falts area - Official bike care products partner - including bike wash area and tubeless fixing.
6. Shimano technical area - Official Technical Partner
7. Continental area with loads of tires and amazing sales
8. Aroma coffee bar
9. Wahoo warm up area and expo
10. Ice baths
11. Chill out area where you can watch the live broadcast and eat lunch
12. Massage area for rides who booked in advance and on free basis.
13. Expo with great offers:
-       Rudy Project Israel
-       Jinga
-       CUBE
-       Castelli
-       Assos
-       Sponsor
-       Propassion
-      Recovery flipers - Oofos
-       Uebler
14. Food truck
All of this will wait for you in one of the best coasts in the world, great atmosphere and big celebrationץ
Good luck
Bara Epic Israel powered by Trek presented by KKL-JNF
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Dear riders,
From one Riders' info to another, the event is getting closer; we hope you are far along with your training schedule and are happy with the progress.
In this Riders' Info there is important information before we meet at the start line:
  • Rider’s Race Bag collection
  • Feed zones 
  • Riders' Schedule
  • Start list
  • Who to watch – Favorites to win in all 6 categories
  • Special Offer from Continental, Trek, Wahoo.
Rider Race Bag:
For your convenience, between September 11 to16, you can collect the rider's race bag at one of the 7 locations of TREK Israel shops throughout the country, according to the location you selected at the time of registration.
The rider's race bag is personal, by name and ID only; You cannot exchange race bags between riders.
A rider can only collect the race bag to himself and to his race partner. No proxy pickup is allowed.
Rider's race bags that will not be collected between September 16th or were chosen to be picked in the race village will wait for you at the race village at the registration desk during registration times.
Trek Shops  
 Tel - Aviv
  Mishmar Ha'Emek
 Ein Ha'Mifratz
Rider's Race Bag include:
 It is important that all the content of the envelope inside the race bag will arrive to the race!!
  1. Rider number + Back number.
  2. Personal rider tag – Please wear when not riding - it allows you to use the hotel facilities (Obligatory for dinner).
  3. Lunch voucher (one for each day).
  4. Stage Graph sticker for the 1st stage, to stick on the top tube (every day the sticker will help you through the stage), the rest of the stickers will be collected by you at the Trek Expo area. After the closing hours of the Expo, the sticker graphs will be available at the race information desk. At the end of every stage you can use the sticker to collect your first beer for free with compliments of Ha'Gibor beer.
  5. Race T-Shirt – special Neptuns' revenge edition.
  6. Vouchers for TREK shops – 50 NIS.
  7. Tnuva-Go protein bar and powder.
  8. More surprises.
Here is a link to the WHO TO WATCH – the podium candidates across all categories.
Click here
Feed Zones
Three feed zones will wait for you every day along the route and another one at the finish line in the race village.
The distance between each Feed Zone in KM will be shown on the stages graph stickers which you will get in your rider's bag. It is recommended to fix the sticker on the top tube close to the stem.
At each Feed Zone during the stage, you will find:
  • Water
  • GU isotonic drink - official nutrition parnter
  • GU gels - official nutrition parnter
  • Galil Banans
  • Pretzels
  • Dates

Continental Tire Service at your disposal!

In a race like Bara Epic Israel you never know what might happen during your ride, especially regarding your tires.

That's exactly why DAA Sport & Technology and Continental Israel offer you free of charge a new tire in the event of a tire tear.

All you have to do is go to the Continental tent with your flat tire and we will replace the tire for you!

We of course hope that you will make it through the race without any problems, but if you still need a tire change, you are more than welcome to our service booth.

With the upcoming 2022 Bara Epic Israel, Continental Israel has prepared a special sale on all XC/Marathon tires just for you!

The excellent RaceKing and CrossKing tires, both Protection and Shieldwall level now at a 25% discount!

For maximum performance and durability, and now at a minimum price, change up to Continental tires.

For your convenience, we have prepared a list of dealers (including online shops) where you can enjoy this opportunity.

To view the dealer list please click >

We want to wish you again good luck and invite your families to join us for the cheering parties we will have along the course, starting with a great one at Caeserea old port on Wednesday afternoon.
 We are very excited and want to wish you great and safe training,
Good Luck to us all,
Bara Epic Israel Team powered bt Trek presented by KKl-JNF
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Dear Bara  Epic Israel riders,
We are just over a months before the start of the 9th edition of Bara Epic Israel.
In this Riders' Info there are some details that will help all of us with preparation toward the start line:
  • SHIMANO – the official technical support - Technical assistance during the race.
  • Joe's No Flats - The official bike care products partner service area.
  • General Schedule
  • Massage and Pre race packages – last call.
  • Special offers for all participants from Joes' No Flats.
Technical support during Bara Epic Israel

For the 9th year Shimano Israel is the official technical partner of Bara Epic Israel.
Shimano will provide technical and mechanical support throughout the event.
Technical support will be available during the stage along the course and in the race village.
During the stage :
Every day during the stages, there will be 3 feed zones where technical support will be available.
Two secondary stations for self-use and repair (tires, tubes),
w/o technical support from SHIMANO mechanics.
The main mechanical support station:
At every stage will be fully equipped (shifters, derailleur etc.)
and assistance provided by an expert SHIMANO mechanic
In the race village:
In the race village, a fully equipped technical station with will be available.
You can get assistance between stages to prepare your bikes for the next day’s challenge.
At all technical stations, basic parts will be free of charge.
More expensive parts from a certain price level will be charged for.
Technical Assistance for UCI riders:
Special and further instructions will be sent separately for UCI riders about assistance and UCI boxes.
You can find here more information: https://www.epicisrael.org.il/?section=294
Joe's no Flats – the official bike care products partner
 Joe's No flats will be available for you in 3 places at the race village:
  • Tubeless technical support – you can renew your tubeless slime if needed.
  • Washing area – with Joe's lubricants and washing products.
  • Expo tent – complete your gear and more surprises.
This year they will also be your angels in stage 2 with SOS sealant service that we hope you won't need and a lot of support.
Joe's No flats team will be happy to service and pleasure you with all their goods.
General Schedule
In order for you to get prepared well, below you will find the schedule for registration and prologue starting times:
Tuesday 20/9
15:00-18:00 Opening of registration
18:30 Riders briefing and team manager meeting

Wednesday 21/9
07:00-10:00 Opening of registration
10:00 Prologue starts
Massage& pre-race packages
Last call:
Massage packages (half an hour massage after Thursday and Friday stages)
and Pre race packages are available for purchase.
There are a limited number of packages and available for purchase until the 31/8
You can purchase the Massage package from your personal area or in the following link after you have connected to your personal area.
Special offer for Bara Epic Israel riders:
Special offer for Bara Epic Israel riders:
Special offer for Bara Epic Israel participants - 20% discount for the sealants below:

Elite Racer Sealant – The sealant that will seal your hole more than any other product! for training in extreme conditions

Podium Sealant - The sealant that you need for your "Race Day", seals holes up to 10 mm.
Available until the 22.8.22 with the code: epicsealant  
 RIDERS' INFO In case you missed our last Riders' Info
 Here are the 2022 routes
Contact us:
Good luck
Bara Epic Israel powered by Trek presented by KKL-JNF

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משתתפי ברא אפיק ישראל יקרים שלום רב, בRiders' Info זה נתמקד ב:
- חבילות עיסויים
- חבילה טרום תחרות 
- הטבות למשתתפים
רוכבים יקרים נותרו כחודשיים עד ליריית הזינוק של
ברא אפיק ישראל בחסות טרק, בשיתוף קק"ל - נקמתו של נפטון
אנו ממליצים בחום רב לעקוב אחר המידע שנשלח לכם, בו יהיו פרטים חשובים ביותר וקריטיים להשתתפותכם ולהצלחתכם, בהמשך:
לוחות זמנים
איסופי ערכות משתתף
הנחיות ומידע להתנהלות בכפר התחרות במשך ארבעת ימי התחרות

חבילת לינה טרום תחרות (יום ג' 20/9) - ללנים בכפר התחרות
לנוחיותכם, ניתן להגיע לכפר התחרות בערב טרום הזינוק, לסיים את הליך ההרשמה, להיכנס לאווירת האפיק, לטבול בים המהמם, להתרגש וכמובן להתעורר עשרות מטרים מקו הזינוק.
חבילת טרום התחרות כוללת: לינה ב20/9 בחדר לפי הלינה שאתם רשומים בתחרות, ארוחת ערב ב20/9, ארוחת בוקר ב21/9.
הזינוק ב21/9 יהיה מ10:00 בבוקר, ההרשמה תפתח בים ג' אחה"צ וביום רביעי בבוקר.
השנה אקספו מדוגם עם הטבות מיוחדות עוברכם שיפעל כבר ביום ג'.
ניתן לרכוש מהאזור האישי או בקישור הבא לאחר שהתחברתם לאזור האישי שלכם.
ניתן לרכוש עד ה10/9 או עד גמר המקומות.

חבילת עיסויים
להתאוששות מרבית ניתן לרכוש חבילת עיסויים הכוללת שני עיסויים של חצי שעה בתום הסטייג' (חמישי, שישי)
מספר החבילות מוגבל, ניתן לרכוש מהאזור האישי או בקישור הבא לאחר שהתחברתם לאזור האישי שלכם
שימו לב – השנה אורך הפרולוג הוא כ-40 ק"מ, ועתיד להסתיים בשעות הצהריים.
כל מי שירכוש חבילת עיסויים יקבל מייל באם ירצה להוסיף עיסוי גם ביום ד 21/9.

ניתן לרכוש עד ה14/9 או עד גמר המלאי.
תזכורת - ביטוחים ובדיקות רפואיות:
חלה חובת ביטוח תאונות אישיות המכסה תחרויות אופניים ובדיקה ארגומטרית חתומה ע"י רופא ספורט בתוקף להשתתפות באירוע.
אישור ביטוח המאפשר להשתתף בתחרויות אופניים ועותק של בדיקה ארגומטרית חתומה על ידי רופא ספורט בתוקף יש לשלוח במייל לcontact@epicisrael.org.il עד ה31/7/22
לאחר שנאשר את הביטוח ו/או האישור הרפואי, יופיע V בצבע ירוק באזור האישי.
סרטונים מקצועיים בכיכובם של גל צחור ודוד רזניק:
אם באה לכם להעשיר את הידע, להתחדד וללמוד, אנו ממליצים מאוד לצפות בהם ולממש את ההמלצות לגבי התאוששות, מוביליות וחיזוקים  ועוד.
צוות ברא אפיק ישראל אתכם עד קו הסיום.
ליצירת קשר:
או בטלפון 0526305238
בהצלחה לכולם
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Dear riders, Bara Epic Israel participants,
This is the first Rider's Info for 2022.
The first part of preparing is complete the registration is over. We want to thank you and wish us all a great success as we get a step closer towards the finish line of "Neptune's Revenge'" edition - or in its full name - Bara Epic Israel powered by Trek presented by KKL-JNF.
We will make every possible effort to be the best for you.
We want to thank and appreciate our main sponsors that stand behind our efforts:
Bara herbs – Epic Israel title sponsor in the past years and of course in 2022
Bara herbs is an Israeli company that manufactures medical herbs.
They have a whole section of sport supplements among other products
that are made out of herbs as - Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin C, D, Superfood and more.
These products enhance recovery and improve performance.
Bara has a special program for athletes called Bara Peak, providing a unique and individualized supplements for riders to help riders improve performance.
If you want to learn more about the Bara Peak program - press here.
Our partnership has been strengthening over the years. KKL has been providing great support to Bara Epic Israel and other sports events, and continues to make the Israeli forests the ultimate destination for professional and amateur MTB riders.
We are happy for another year of Powered by Trek
CTC, the importers of Trek Bicycles in Israel, are supporting Bara Epic Israel for the 9th year. They are behind us from our 1st moment and never rest; they are a huge part of the event.
We greatly thank you.
 We acknowledge Hof HaCarmel regional council for their host and support.
In the near future, we will share with you via our regular Rider's Info's updates, important information for the race such as:
  • Race Schedule
  • Massages packages
  • Pre-race packages
  • Special offer for participants
Personal area
Each team has a personal area on the event website.
You can “sign in” with your phone number you used during the registration.
Please review your personal area in the next week and see that all the details are correct.
Any changes or requests should be sent via email to: 
Insurance and Medical permits
In order to participate in the event, you must have a valid medical permit and personal accident insurance (that include bicycle race coverage).
You must send your documents via email to:
contact@epicisrael.org.il no later than the 31/7/22.
Authorized permits will be shown with a green V in your personal area.

Entering Israel for international riders
International riders can freely enter Israel these days, having the following two documents:
1. Insurance that covers you in case of Covid-19 illness during the stay in Israel
2. Filling the entry form by following the link
Contact us:
Good luck
Bara Epic Israel powered by TREK presented by KKL-JNF

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Bara Epic Israel participants, dear friends and riders,
In this Riders' Info we will give information about:
- Opening of registration
- What is new in the 2022 edition, Hof Carmel edition
- special accommodation packages
- New - Quartet relay
- Launch event powered by KKL-JNF
The registration for the 9th edition of Bara Epic Israel opens at 20/3/2022 12:00 pm GMT+2.
We are happy and proud to achieve our goals to improve every year, and be worthy to you, to your trust in us and for making Bara Epic Israel a top-level event.
After successful events in the last few years, we are very proud to be top ranked by the UCI as SHC stage race, one of 4 in the world, although we had low no. of international participants in 2021 due to the Covid restrictions, the event was a huge success and our ranking still holds. We are obligated for the level of event. We hope and believe that in 2022 the amount of international riders will grow back and more.
This year we are thrilled and excited to arrive to a new location, Hof HaCarmel Region. Area which is located on the Mediterranean shore, between Caesarea and Haifa (one hour north of Tel Aviv)  the race village will stay on the ground of the amazing Nachsolim hotel.
Hof HaCarmel is an area where the mountains kiss the Mediterranean Sea and creates the perfect terrain for mountain bike stage race.
The different accommodation options and packages in the following link
Virtual tour in the race village and the different accommodation options
we will do the best effort to surprise you with the riders' kit, challenging and beautiful routes, exclusive recovery zone, 5 stars event and hospitality.

The main event of the race is 4 days tour (prologue and 3 stages) with teams of 2 riders - find a partmer, get ready for registration.
Two teams (of 2 riders) complete a quartet, each team does half the distance and change with the other team to complete the full distance of each day.
All the details about the quartet relay in the regulation of the race and the following link:
Launch event
Our traditional, fun, free of charge, launch evet will be 2 days before the registration opens, at the 18/3.
The event is powered by KKL-JNF and launches a new area in the forest.
So for now SAVE THE DATE - 18/3.
More details soon to come. 
Registration process:
Registraion opens 20/3/22 12:00pm GMT+2
You can register either from your desktop or form your cell phone (From experience - Desktop is more friendly.)
The Login will be via SMS you will receive through your cell phone.
Please notice it can take up to 30 sec until you receive the SMS.
Registration steps:
  1. Choose your registration package at the shop
  2. Login with the code you will receive to your cell phone
  3. Insert both riders' details, the phone no. of the second riders will assist him later to login to your personal area
  4. If you are registration to the quartet relay the first couple will get a code after they finish all their registration. the code must be transferred to the next couple which should be put in in the beginning of their registration. After the 2nd couple completes the registration and payment the quartet is registered and united in the system.
  5. Choose extra products if you wish so.
  6. Payment – you can divide the payment to 2 credit cards (each rider can pay his own share), sorry no dinners are excepted.
  7. After payment is approved you will move to confirmation screen.
  8. A conformation email and invoice for both riders will be sent via email to the rider first logged in with his cellular phone.
We are happy to assist in any matter toward the opening of registration via email: contact@epicisrael.org.il
For more details please visit our website: www.epicisrael.org.il/en
See you on the start line 21/09/2022
Yours sincerely,
Bara Epic Israel Team
presented by KKL-JNf 
powered by Trek

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