Riders' Info 2019

LAST Riders' info
Dear Riders/ Friends, this is the L A S T  Riders’ info before we meet on Wednesday morning.
Registration will be open from 10:00 before the historic prologue.
In this riders' Info, we will share with you the final details that you must pay careful attention to. Some are related to logistics and some will directly influence your success in the challenge.
This year the 1st briefing and team manager's meeting will be held at the Aqueduct dining room on Tuesday 24.9 at 18:00.
The challenge is planned to be tough but possible. Not everyone will be a Finisher.
This year we are going to be strict with the time limits and the criteria for earning the Finisher Jersey and Medal.
The information in this Riders' info and in the stage briefing will help you to get you a little closer to the finish line. We will make maximum effort to ensure that everyone who stands on the start line will also cross the finish line.
 

Important! Complete the registration process in the Race Village:
On arrival at the race village all the riders must complete the registration process and sign on a disclaimer.
Highly recommended! The registration in the race village will be open on Tuesday between 16:00-19:00 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).
PROLOGUE TIMES
Please take a look at your prologue time.
A reminder – You must arrive to the start area 15 min before your time.
No drafting is allowed between couples.
Prologue start times
A free personal photo album!
Pixoner automatically creates an album to your Facebook page.
Install the plate in front of the handlebar's cables, making sure it is visible, clean, and not obstructed by cables or zip ties.
Register with its number here: https://my.pixoner.com/en/97KJLJ

LIVE! LIVE! LIVE
Live coverage of the race will be on Migdal Epic Israel website: www.epicisrael.org.il/en and on the Israeli sports channel (5).
Results will be updated regularly on our website.
Invite your friends and families.

Parking
Please park only in the designated area. You will be guided where to park.
If you park not where you should you will block the route!!
Parking for the race village which is located in "Mather Asher regional council's grounds." Are at BIG Regba shopping center.

This Riders' info summary is only the beginning!
With your permission, we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our partners, sponors, national and local partner.
Without these partnerships, this high-level international event that we aspire to create could not take place.
You will be able to feel the connection to our partners on every step of your way from the Feed zones to the technical support and in the Race Village. But their major donation is by making this event in Israel possible.
The two most prominent partners also feature in the name of the race: Migdal Epic Israel powered by TREK.
The other partners will be presented to you as logos in our advertisements and their presence will be felt throughout the race.
 Thank you, amazing crew, Special thanks to all the amazing and beloved volunteers.
To Itai Birinboim, to the members of City Cycling Club  who escorted and support indefatigably.
To the friends for the way and to all Tsachor family.
 We wish you all full success in Migdal Epic Israel powered by Trek for the memory of Giora Tsachor.
Please ride safely.
We will be happy to assist in any matter from the final preparations until the end of this epic event.   
Good Luck
Migdal Epic Israel team

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Dear Riders/ Friends! This is the 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 dining room of Aqueduct hotel Tuesday 24/9 18:00.
Riders who only arrive on Wednesday, can watch it live on Facebook

A FINISHER IS A WINNER
The challenge is planned to be tough but possible. Not everyone will be a Finisher.
This year 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!
 One of the main goals of the Migdal Epic Israel production, in collaboration with KKL-JNF, is to create an experiential leisure culture of cycling combined with the love for nature and the outdoors. You’ll be accompanying the race all the way from the minutes before the start, through the spectator points throughout the route (information below), to the nerve-wracking finish of each stage at the race village.
An experience that will sweep you away is guaranteed as you take part in one of the world's most special sporting events, while traveling the many beautiful points along the route.
This year, some of the best riders of the world (over 80 pros) will stand on the start line, shoulder to shoulder with the best and the bravest of the Israeli riders' community.  
Important! Please Complete the registration process in the Race Village:
The race village is located at Mateh Asher regional council's grounds.
  • On arrival at the race village all the riders must complete the registration process.
  • The registration in the race village will also be open on Tuesday between 16:00-19:00 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 10:00-13:00.

Prologue day
On Wednesday morning registration will be open from 10:00-13:00
No registration will be available after 13:00.
You must come, sign on a disclaimer and get your riders bag.
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.
Check-In for the hotel rooms on Wednesday will be at 12:00.
 
Prologue starts:
At the beginning of next week, the start times will be published.
Each team should arrive at the start area 15 min prior to the start time.
The starts will take place from 13:30 onwards, every 30 Sec.
If a team fails to be on time, they will be allowed to start at a later time based on the commissaires' 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.
No drafting is allowed during the prologue!

 

Parking
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 Aqueduct hotel dining room, regardless of where you stay.
Breakfast will be served at your specific accommodation.

Riders that sleep in the tents:
Couples that arrive at the race village, can choose themselves 2 tents, "raise a flag" and enjoy (two tents for two riders).
"Raise a flag" – a clear sign that shows the tent is taken, for example a bag/equipment/ shoes in front of the tent, a helmet or a glove hanged to dry etc.
You choose your tent on a first come first serve basis based on the order of arrival. There is no difference in levels or better/worse tents, so everyone will be able to enjoy the facilities equally.
In each tent, there will be a single mattress of 90 cm*190 cm.
We recommend bringing linen (single sheet, pillow cover and a summer blanket compatible with 15-18 degrees C and a pillow) or a sleeping bag.
Also recommended is to bring a head light and ear plugs.
Toilets and showers will be next to the tents area.

Rider Bracelet and Tags
In your rider race bag, you have a rider bracelet and rider tag with your rider number. You must wear this bracelet from the first day until the end of the race.
Only the bracelet and the rider tag together, will allow you to use the race facilities.
 
 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 Jem’s 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.
 
Showers and race village facilities
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 showers, cool chill-out zone where lunch will be served, Jem's Bear, shakes, coffee and more surprises.
 
 
Family Happening on Saturday 28.9
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, this year we have added a printed spectator guide to the rider’s bag. Your families can follow you and enjoy the experience with you.
A lunch buffet, 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.
This year, for the 1st time, with the collaboration of Mateh Asher regional council, Treasures of the Galilee foundation and Big Regba center, there will be a family happening with options to rent bicycles and have a nice  short easy ride close to the race village.
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 12:00.
 
,We wish you best of luck
Migdal Epic Israel team
 
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Dear Migdal Epic Israel riders,
 
We are less than two months before the start of the 7th edition of Migdal Epic Israel.
We all have a lot of preparation to do in order to be ready for the challenge at the highest level.
In this Riders' Info we will focus on information that should help you better prepare:
* SHIMANO – the official technical support – providing technical assistance during the race
* Joe's service area
* Karcher Bike wash
* Massage and Pre race packages – last call
* Start list
 *Additional accommodation options close to the race village
* Special offers for all participants

 
 
Technical support during Migdal Epic Israel powered by Trek 2019:
 
For the 7th year Shimano Israel is the official technical partner of Migdal Epic Israel,
providing technical and mechanical support throughout the event.
Technical support will be available during the stage along the course and in the race village.
 
During a stage:
Every day during the stage, there will be 3 feed zones where technical support will be available.
Two secondary stations for self-use and repair (tires, tubes), without 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 range 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 service and support area
Joe will be available for you in 2 places in the race village:
* Tubeless technical support – you can renew your tubeless slime if needed.
* Washing area – with Joe's lubricants and washing products.
Joe's No Flats team will be happy to service you and provide you with all their goods.
 

Karcher bike wash area.
For your convenience in the race village, there will be a professional bike wash area by Karcher.

 

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.
You can purchase the Massage package from your personal area or in the following link after you have connected to your personal area.

 

START LIST
 
Please take a look at the start list of Migdal Epic Israel 2019 and check that all your details are correct.
The list is by Alphabetical order in each category, each rider is written once as himself and the second time as a partner.
If you have any changes please send an email to: contact@epicisrael.org.il

 

Additional accommodation options:
For riders who purchased a self-organized registration package, please find special offers from accommodation places in the area.

Buy Now
 
:Special offers for Migdal Epic Israel participants
Rudy Project special offer
Special offer for Migdal Epic Israel riders:
30%  off Rudy Project Sunglasses will be available from now at Rudy Project shops and in the race village until the end of 2019 event.
 
 
 
Good luck to all
Migdal Epic Israel powered by Trek
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Dear Migdal Epic Israel riders, in this Riders' Info please find:

  1. Pre-race package details.
  2. Massage package details
  3. Custom designed rider kit for Migdal Epic Israel
  4. Official Migdal Epic Israel Kit from Jinga
 
Dear rides,
We are less than three months til the special start of the 7th Migdal Epic Israel Galilee Edition.
Please take the time carefully to review the information we will share with you - contains important and critical details to your success, such as:
  • Schedule
  • Collection of your rider kit
  • Information for your stay at the race village during the 4 days of the race and more.
 
 
Pre-Race Package (Only for riders who are registered to stay in a hotel room) Tuesday 24/9
Would you like to settle in early and arrive at the race village in the evening before the event begins, you can have a head start. Complete the registration procedure, feel the energy, get excited and wake up only a few meters from the start line.
The pre-race accommodation package includes: One night in the hotel room, dinner and breakfast.
On Wednesday the starts will be from noon.
Registration will be open Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
You can purchase the pre-race package from your personal area or in the following link one you have logged into your personal area.
Available until the 8/9 or until sold out.
Pre race package
 
Massages packages:
You can purchase a message package for maximum recovery.
Massage package includes two half our massage at the end of stages 1 and 2. (Thursday and Friday)
There are limited number of packages avaliable.
You can purchase the Massage package from your personal area or in the following link once you logged into your personal area.
Massage package
 

Custom designes Team kit for Migdal Epic Israel from Jinga
We have a unique and special offer for Migdal Epic Israel riders, you can pre-order a self-designed  rider jersey.
All the details and designs in Jinga website:  https://www.jingaclothing.com/product-page/academy-bs-replica
Orders must be finalized before July 20th.
International riders - If you would like to purchase the bib or the jersey please contact Jinga directly at:
https://www.jingaclothing.com/contact-us-eng
 

Official Migdal Epic Israel Kit
This kit includes a Bib, a Jersey and a Base layer.
With great designs and made out of quality Italian fabric, it is on a special for Migdal Epic Israel participants.
You can pre-order the kit or one of its parts until July 20th and your Kit will wait for you at the race village.
International riders - if you would like to purchase the bib, jersey or base layer please contact Jinga at: https://www.jingaclothing.com/contact-us-eng
You can click on the links below to see the great design:

Bib
 
Insurance & medical permit – a reminder!!
In order to participate in the event, you must have a valid medical permit and personal accident insurance (that include bicycle race coverage).
Please add your permits to your personal area under personal details before August 14th.
For any questions we are happy to assist: contact@epicisrael.org.il
 
 
 
Thinking of coming to the Western Galilee area to train?
Galilee treasures invites you to enjoy the great restaurants and beaches in the area
The diversity of the western Galilee culture can be found in the different cuisines the area has to offer - From Chef restaurants to bistro, Kosher, Lebanese, Italian, Dairy and more.

Beaches
The beaches of the western Galilee are the most beautiful in Israel.
The beaches are well organized and offer life-guard services, chairs, toilets and more.

 
One day race in Migdal Epic Israel
We have several one day races during the event:
 - Friday one day - long distance - for teams of 2 riders. (92km)
 - Saturday one day - long distance - for teams of 2 riders. (72 km)
 - Saturday one day - medium distance - for teams of 2 riders. (53 km)
 - Saturday one day - medium distance - for solo riders. (53 km)
Invite your friends and family to have a taste of what you are going to ride through.
For more details about the one day race please contact us: contact@epicisrael.org.il
We wish you all huge success and happy to assist in any matter,
Migdal Epic Israel team
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Dear riders, Migdal Epic Israel participants,
We are very excited to send you the 1st Rider's Info for 2019.
We want to thank you and let you know we will be happy to serve and support you until the finish line of the exciting Epic Israel, Crusaders Galilee edition.
First, we are thrilled to announce that this year we are supported by “Migdal”  - one of the biggest Insurance company in Israel as our title sponsor!
We Hope that this partnership will become a tradition and will pave the way for other major companies to join and support the Israeli cycling renaissance that is only starting.
Our long term partnership with CTC, Trek Israel Company, is now seven year old (since the first edition of Epic Israel!)  and we are once again excited to be "Powered by TREK".
CTC support is a major force behind the Migdal Epic Israel race 
and we thank both Ford and CTC very much.
 
This year Migdal Epic Israel powered by TREK is raising the bar in order to provide a unique and first of its kind experience to the participants.
We are going to have LIVE COVERAGE on the Israeli sports channel with the best Israeli commentators, covering the leading riders. We will also have daily broadcasts in Eurosport and more surprises.
We would like to wish you all good luck and thank you for your participation.
From now, and until the 25th Of September, we are available for you regarding any matter.
In the near future, we will share with you via our regular Rider's Info's emails updates on important aspects of the race such as:

  • Necessary requirements (medical permit, insurance....)
  • Schedule
  • Essential participant information
 
 

“Personal area”
Each team has a personal area on the event website.
You can “sign in” with the email and the password you first signed in during the registration.
Please go into your personal area in the next week and validate that all details are correct.
After the 29th of June any change or request should be sent via email to: contact@epicisrael.org.il

Personal Area
 

Insurance and Medical permit 

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 upload your permits at the designated area in your personal area under your details until the 14/8/19. 

Authorized permits will be signed in green V. 

 
 

Western Galilee
The 7th edition of Migdal Epic Israel race village will be located in the Western Galilee area with great support from the councils in the area, especially Mate Asher regional council. 
Another great support and exciting connection we have this year is with the Philanthropic nonprofit venture -Galilee Treasures ,
headed by the businesswoman, philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Mrs. Raya Strauss Ben Dror.
We hope this partnership will become a tradition for the years to come.
Galilee Treasures was established in 2013.
The project that includes hundreds of tourist businesses in the Western Galilee, was initiated for the purpose of encouraging and increasing tourism to the Western Galilee.
Galilee Treasures is part of The Spirit of Galilee also established by Mrs. Raya Strauss Ben Dror. Its purpose is to generate an economic and social leap in the Western Galilee by improving the quality of life of its residents on the basis of its unique story and assets.
The end result would that the Western Galilee will become the economic growth engine for the whole state and as a source of inspiration for other regions in Israel and the world.
Riders who want to come and train in the area are welcome to enjoy recommended accommodation:

Accommodation in the western Galilee
 

Please contact us via email: contact@epicisrael.org.il for any matter. 

Good luck to you all 

Migdal Epic Israel powered by TREK Team 

 





 

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