January 15, 2006 – Hello Pedal readers. New Year, new bike rides, new challenges. We’d like to present “Paris-Dakar by Bike”.The first edition of this awesome ride will begin in Paris, on September 10, 2006 and finish after 7,000 kilometres, ten weeks later in Dakar on November 18, 2006.
Paris-Dakar by Bike
– 6 countries: France, Andorra, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal
– 7,000 kilometres (4,350 miles)
– 10 weeks
– 58 stages
– 12 rest days to visit tourist sites
We want to grow this into a great event with a fixed date on the calendar for cycling tourists. Our aim is to join the list of other great cycling events such as the TransAlps, Paris-Brest-Paris, Cape Epic, Trondheim-Oslo, etc.
We understand that the duration, distance and price is not feasible for everyone, but we really hope to find a group of cycling enthusiasts who are interested in an event like “Paris-Dakar”.
Please visit our website to read more and download our brochure.