Nature is bike is back in 2022 for the benefit of gravel lovers! Do you want to dive into the world of gravel bikes? Discovering a world apart in nature cycling? Manufacturers, races, brands, equipment: everything will be there at Nature is bike 2022. Here are all the details of the first gravel event in France, in its second edition 2022.
The Nature is Bike Festival 2022
Repeat the experience
After the success of the 1st edition, the nature is a bicycle festival takes place on the weekend from 24 to 26 June 2022 in Angers. We reveal everything you need to know about this inevitable event for gravel enthusiasts and professionals, a cycling practice whose legitimacy is well established.
That first edition of Nature is bicycle was to take place in 2020. Due to health context, the event postponed to 2021, which raised expectations for this festival. And with good reason! The results of the first edition are marked by a great success. This can be seen at the festival’s main race, a 302 kilometer long course with 1789 meters of elevation gain called Legend of gravelwhich mobilized about 300 cyclists.
Followed by the Gravel and Adventure Bike Show, here is the 2021 festival in a few numbers:
- 60 brands represented,
- 100 volunteers,
- 15 associations involved,
- 46 partner companies,
- 1032 participants, all events included.
Following the success of the first edition, Nature is bike 2022 promises even more. The organizers of this event welcome the major brands in the sector. This is the indispensable event for lovers of adventure cycling!
Anger in the heart of the festival
That second edition of Nature is bicycle will actually take place in Angers, a perfect destination for outdoor activities. This festival is an opportunity for promote cycling tourism in the region. On the program, Ramsar’s secrets are ideal routes to discover around Angers.
The events are quite short, from 16 to 25 kilometers, and are therefore aimed at the general public. From the Nature is Bike village at Place de la Rochefoucauld, friends, families or solo cyclists are invited to join the adventure and appreciate the gold nuggets of Angers and its surroundings.
A gravel bike event
As the name suggests, Nature is bike a festival about the pursuit of nature or gravel cycling. In fact, gravel biking is a new sport halfway between road cycling and mountain biking. It therefore allows you to travel long distances in mixed terrain (not very technical paths and roads). This modality became known thanks to bikepacking and a fashion effect. This event allows promote gravel.
Promoting gravel culture
But it’s not just about promoting the bike type. The gravel has become a culture in itself, a kind of life art. Therefore comprehensive festival program : long-distance events, shorter courses, a trade fair with exhibitors, conferences, workshops, round tables, film screenings (“Tous en selle”) … And the list is far from exhaustive!
Visitors to the show will also be able to test gravel bikes and equipment. Does this tempt you? The event is open and free. Enough to attract neophytes to gravel culture!
A growing enthusiasm for this practice
that Nature is bike festival 2022 gets its full significance if we see the growing enthusiasm for this form of cycling. This can be seen in the ever-growing catalogs of gravel models, the prevalence of gravel runs in France and Europe and the integration of this discipline into JRC statutes. The new “long-distance” JRC label illustrates the desire to make the routes more manageable for the public and beginners.
This cycling event is actually response to a growing demand for activities related to gravel.
Cycling and environmental responsibility
The festival is not limited to promoting the practice of gravel. He uses it for to spread knowledge of on the issue of respect for the environment. Outdoor adventure biking to discover natural gems goes hand in hand environmental responsibility.
Getting around by bike is one of those soft mobility. Traveling by bike is therefore a green means of transport, perfect for holidays with the lowest CO2 footprint. The festival encourages visitors and participants to get on their bikes, by offering a giant parking space.
This event is part of a sustainable approach and was labeled “eco-engaged event” by REEVE or Eco-Event Network. Here are the values and commitments for Nature is bike 2022:
- act in favor of the circular economy,
- promote ecological change,
- waste reduction,
- conservation of the environment and water resources.
Gravel bike race in Angers
Like any cycling event, Nature is bike 2022 organizes numerous races and events at all distances to promote the Gravel and Angers destination. Some require good effort management, while others invite discovery. To sign up for the one that best suits your sports profile, go to the official website!
here is Shopping list of Nature is Cycle 2022:
Gravel of Legend Legend: June 24, 2022
- Gravel of Legend Ultra 300 : a sporty hike of 300 kilometers.
- Gold Bikepacking Specialized : 38 hours of bivouac cycling with a total of 300 kilometers.
- Grus 150 Chrono Sram : 150 kilometers with timed passages
Gravel excursions on June 25, 2022
- Gravel festive Cesbron Veloland : an easy and nightly course, perfect for having fun with friends.
- Bikepacking 80 lbs : a bivouac cycling adventure that spans two days.
Events June 26, 2022
- Grus 100 Dt Swiss : a 100 kilometer test for experienced cyclists.
- Gravel 50 Bryton : the pure gravel spirit over 50 kilometers.
- Ramsar’s secrets : new adventures by bike.
On social networks: Instagram, Facebook
Want to discover the Angers destination? Nature is bike 2022 will delight all curious brains in the world of gravel. You already can follow all the news at this cycling event through the festival’s and LeCyclo’s social network. Our team will be present at the exhibitionready to welcome you and we will make you follow the Nature ice cycling adventure closely!
Waiting for the weekend June 24, 25 and 26you can also discover the other gravel events of the year in France.