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#rideFAR – your most epic Tours from around the world

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#rideFAR – your most epic Tours from around the world

Collection by Orbit360

30

Tours

372:46 h

4,960 mi

160,850 ft

No matter which bike you ride or what route you choose – there is always more than one good reason to get on your bike. #rideFAR stands for ‘Ride For A Reason’ and is the name of our unsupported ultra-endurance challenge. The event has encouraged countless cycling fanatics around the world to go on great adventures on their bikes during spring 2021. From 27 February to 31 March 2021, riders could compete with each other, albeit at a distance, and have an awesome time together. In this Collection, we present the most exciting, craziest and creative routes that we handpicked from all the participants.

So what exactly made our #rideFAR Challenge so special? Unlike the Orbit360 series, there were no pre-planned routes. Instead, riders planned their own laps. They could decide for themselves whether they wanted to ride 180 or 360 kilometres (112 or 223 miles) and they could also choose their bike. From super fast to particularly adventurous, there were no limits to the participants’ imagination.

As this is a challenge, there should of course be winners. The official leaderboard was ranked based on the time ridden (you can find it here: orbit360.cc/ranking-ride-for-reason). All of the cyclists whose rides made it into this Collection also get a special mention and a komoot premium package. Their adventures make up numerous extraordinary and inspiring biking stories. There’s a 360-kilometre (223 mile) ride on a fixed-gear bike, a 180-kilometre (112 mile) Orbit through the middle of Africa, an XXL shopping trip to regional farms, and much more. One participant even rode his kilometres on a cargo bike and moved house at the same time. Rather than paying for a moving van, he donated the money he saved instead.

Aside from the sporting challenge, there were two particularly good reasons to get on a bike as part of #rideFAR. The entry fee to participate was donation-based and benefits two charitable projects. The Bikeygees help female refugees learn how to ride a bike. The Ghana Bamboo Bike Project provides schoolchildren with bicycles, enabling them to ride to school. Two great projects – our partner, komoot, agrees and supports the good causes by adding an extra donation for every finisher.

Get the full stats breakdown including money raised, metres climbed and kilometres cycled on the Orbit blog here: orbit360.cc/best-of-orbit360-ridefar.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    30
  • Distance
    4,960 mi
  • Duration
    372:46 h
  • Elevation
    160,850 ft

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