FOREST'CIME - 28/29/30 JUNE 2024
100 % NATURE
In the heart of the Jura and Ain Mountains
3 STAGES
450 KM - 9000 M D+
100 % CONVIVIALITY
Registrations from 1st October 2022
HEALTH PROTOCOL

REGISTRATION

STAGES

ENTRANCE FEE

INFORMATION

CHALLENGE

RULES

CONTACT

RESULTS

FOREST'CIME REGISTRATION WILL BE REOPENED !
limited to 30 riders

Presentation

The FOREST’CIME is a 3-day, 3-stage cycling event starting and finishing in the town of Arbent. Race HQ is based at the “Espace Loisirs” Leisure complex in Arbent.

 

2024 Stages

– Friday, June 28th. Arbent – Plateau d’Hauteville

– Saturday, June 29th. Plateau d’Hauteville – Bellecin Orgelet

– Sunday, June 30th. Bellecin Orgelet– Arbent

 

As the nature of the sportive suggests, you are free to ride at your preferred pace. However, you should be sufficiently well-trained and prepared to ride at least 150 km per day. Stages are not timed, but the classification is determined by the time taken to climb one or more designated climbs per stage, with a classification by age group and gender. 

 

With its start at the gateway to the PARC NATUREL DU HAUT JURA (Upper Jura National park), La FOREST’CIME owes its name to its exceptional route through the mountains of the AIN and the JURA, with its famous climbs lined by forests of spruce.

The FOREST’CIME is the PERFECT PREPARATION FOR YOUR SUMMER CYCLING GOALS and can be likened to the Haute Route Alps and the Haute Route Pyrenees but without the time pressures. You will be guided by an organization that has proven itself for the past 30 years organising events such as the Forestière, a UCI-approved MTB event, which brings together more than 2500 participants each year.

The FOREST’CIME is an individual event, but should you wish to ride it with mates or other participants you are fully free to do so. What we do guarantee, as well as our dedicated fully supported organisation is some breath-taking countryside where you will feast your eyes during the three-day event. You will be accommodated at the end of the 1st and 2nd stages in quality facilities, the meals, and drinks, both at the beginning and end of each stage and during stages provided will help you smash the kilometres to be ridden each day. We pride ourselves on the quality of the logistics that we provide including massages at the end of the first and second stages, plus a swimming pool, a spa, and a sauna at Bellecin, the finish of the 2nd stage).

               

 

The FORESTCIME is a three-day sportive-type event that takes place in the Ain and Jura mountains. Though stages are untimed, allowing you to appreciate the stunning countryside, there is a timed climb each day that will provide a stage classification, per age group and gender, and an overall classification after the third stage.

With, in total, 450 kilometres and 8,500 metres of climbing to be covered over the 3 days, riders will have the opportunity to discover some stunning countryside, some remarkable sites and the ability to compete against each other on climbs that have featured in the Tour de France and the Tour de l’Ain. Climbs that are worthy of many alpine passes. 

Stages details

STAGE 1
150 km

Oyonnax - Plateau d'Hauteville
with the mountain pass of Grand Colombier
01

STAGE 2
146 Km

Plateau d'Hauteville - Bellecin Orgelet
with two chronos
01-39

STAGE 3
145 Km

Bellecin Orgelet -Arbent
with the "Serge Vernier" chrono
39-01

Informations

PRE-EVENT

An unguarded public car park is available to cyclists at the Espace Loisirs d’Arbent (Site of the event start).  We advise you not to leave anything of value in your vehicle. The organisation denies any responsibility in the case of theft from your vehicles or accidents.

Event numbers are to be collected with the goody bag at the “Espace Loisirs” Leisure complex in Arbent, the address is Avenue du Général Andréa, 01100 Arbent – France.
Collection times are Thursday 27
th June 17.00 – 19.00 and Friday 28th June 07.30 – 09.00.

DURING THE EVENT

The organisation will take care of all the logistical requirements during the event including your personal bags (both your day sacks (including kit that you may require during each stage) and luggage that will be labelled on the Friday morning with your name and your race number and you will be given an ID bracelet that MUST be worn throughout the event. Your bags will be transferred by our team of dedicated volunteers between the different accommodation sites.

The ID bracelet is your identification bracelet for the entire event. It identifies you during the event and allows you to retrieve bags, bikes etc and to access the various activities laid on by the organisation (swimming pool, massages, restaurant etc.)

Maximum number of bags per person: 2

Maximum permitted weight: 20 kg (bags of maximum 90 litres cap.)

At the end of each stage and overnight, your bike will be stored in a secure bike park as per your ID bracelet. You will need to show your ID bracelet to recover your bike the following morning.

Friday

Overnight in Plateau d’Hauteville ( Hauteville Lompnes), in the AIN, at the BOOST ATHLETES’ CENTER.

Features

Sport-specific meals.
Closed and secure Bike park.
Relaxation and recovery area (massage)
Sheets and towels are provided.

 
Address
Centre européen de stages et séjours sportifs 
185 chemin de lésines
01100 PLATEAU D’HAUTEVILLE

FRANCE

Saturday

Overnight in Orgelet, in the Jura, at the Bellecin Sports Centre, on the shores of Lake Vouglans

Features
Sport-specific meals.
Closed and secure Bike park.
Relaxation and recovery area (massage, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna)
Sheets and towels are provided.

 
Address
CENTRE SPORTIF DE BELLECIN
39270 ORGELET

FRANCE

 

PRE-EVENT
 
An unguarded public car park is available to cyclists at the Oyonnax Charles Mathon Stadium (site of the start of the event).  We advise you not to leave anything of value in your vehicle.  The organisation disclaims any responsibility in case of theft or accidents.
 
DURING THE EVENT
 
The organisation will take care of all the logistical requirements during the event including:
Your personal bags (with kit that you may require during the event) will be identified on Friday morning with your own individual identification bracelet ID and transferred by our teams to the different places of accommodation.
 
The ID bracelet is your identification bracelet for the entire event.  It identifies you during the race and allows you to retrieve bags, bikes etc and to access the various activities laid on by the organisation (pool, restaurant etc …)
 
After each stage, your bags can be collected from a secure store room.
And the following morning, before the start of the stage you drop off your bags at the same secure store room, as follows:
 
Saturday morning from 6:30 am to 7am
Sunday morning: 6:30 am to 7 am
 
Maximum number of bags per person: 2
Weight: 20 kg (bag 90 L max)
 
In the evening, your bikes will be stored in a secure bike park as per the number on your ID bracelet. You will need to show your ID bracelet to recover your bike the following morning.
Stage 1 and 2 : Accommodation is on site at the finish of stage 2.
Address
Address
 

X-COUNTRY OLYMPIC - FFC

Entries (Fee for the 3 days - All inclusive)

Half-board accommodation for two nights. Feed station supplies, designated section timing, transfer of bags,
relaxation area (pool, sauna), free massage, bike park, goody bag


Before 1 january 2024 – Early bird booking free

Individual 420 €uros
(registration* 410 € + 10 registration fee)

Group 390 €uros (Group rate, minimum 5 cyclists)
(registration* 380 € + 10 registration fee)

1 january 2024 to 15 june 2024

Individual 449 €uros
(registration* 439 € + 10 registration fee)

Group 420 €uros(Group rate, minimum 5 cyclists)
(registration* 410 € + 10 registration fee)

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Individual assurance option: 15 €uros
Sportsconnect cancellation option:
10,48% of the registration fee + 0.50 € management fees

* Registration fees www.sportsnconnect.com

ENTRIES

Registration by mail with individual paper or group registration only.
Payment by cheque or bank transfer
OPEN

1 REGISTRATION = 1 ROSTI JERSEY FOR FREE*

Collector Jersey 2023 (Non contractual Visual)

With your REGISTRATION, get a free SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY by ROSTI (2023 supplier to the AG2R Citroen pro World Tour team) at the event HQ.

You are invited to wear this collector’s jersey for the second stage of the Forest’cime.

For all entries after 5th June 2024 participants will receive either the official 2023 Forest’cime jersey or the 2024 collector’s jersey (see below) depending on the sizes and stocks available.

SHOP / Collector's Jersey

Jersey : 69 € incl.

 Health protocol covid 19

Reminder to all participants : 

1.PCR test or vaccination certificate not mandatory.

2. In case of  any symptoms related to covid-19, please inform the organisation.

3.Participants are invited to download and activate the “All anti-Covid”.

 4.Respect the wearing of a mask covering the nose, mouth and chin continuously. The mask must be a general public mask with a filtration rate of more than 90% or a surgical mask, and in perfect integrity. 

5.Respect the physical distance, respect the markings on the ground.

6.Respect the flow to avoid grouping.

7.Respect the rules of hygiene in force, which are

Frequent cleaning of hands (disinfectant gel available at the various stations): 

  • On arrival in the establishment and/or before departure.
  • Before resuming the course when the participant has gone to the toilet.
  • Before and after the meal, when this is authorised.
  • At the end of the course and/or on leaving the facility.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a disposable handkerchief.
  • Do not spit on the different areas or during the course.
  • Use a single-use handkerchief and dispose of it in a waste bin. 
  • Do not touch your face.
  • Have your own personalised water bottle and never share your water bottle with anyone outside your household.
  • Have your own personal equipment (clothes, shoes, socks, etc.). 
  • Have a spare mask per day (change every 4 hours or in case of rain). Masks will be available at different stations between arrival and departure.
  • Respect the direction of traffic on the premises with indications.

During the event

  • The mask can be removed after the start, during the race, participants are exempt from wearing a mask. On arrival at the refreshment points, the mask must be worn correctly. In addition, hydro-alcoholic gel dispensers will be available at each feed point.
  • In compliance with the barrier gestures, the refreshment service will be carried out by the volunteer teams. Once the event has resumed, the mask can be removed again. 
  • As soon as the finish line is crossed, a mask must be put back on and the direction of traffic must be followed to leave the finish area. 

Other information: 

Due to covid-19 regulations, the showers will be closed on the day of the finish at the Mathon stadium, so please provide your own toilet facilities.

PRE-EVENT
 

An unguarded public car park is available to cyclists at the Espace Loisirs d’Arbent 7MHH+Q9R Arbent (site of the start of the event).  We advise you not to leave anything of value in your vehicle.  The organisation disclaims any responsibility in case of theft or accidents.

Number collection: Espace Loisirs d’Arbent – Av. du Général Andréa, 01100 Arbent – 7MHH+Q8 Arbent
Collection times: Thursday 5pm – 7pm and Friday 7.30am – 9am
 
 
DURING THE EVENT
 
The organisation will take care of all the logistical requirements during the event including:
Your personal bags (with kit that you may require during the event) will be identified on Friday morning with your own individual identification bracelet ID and transferred by our teams to the different places of accommodation.
 
The ID bracelet is your identification bracelet for the entire event.  It identifies you during the race and allows you to retrieve bags, bikes etc and to access the various activities laid on by the organisation (pool, restaurant etc …)
 
Maximum number of bags per person: 2
Weight: 20 kg (bag 90 L max)
 
In the evening, your bikes will be stored in a secure bike park as per the number on your ID bracelet. You will need to show your ID bracelet to recover your bike the following morning.
Stage 1 and 2 : Accommodation is on site at the finish of stage 2.
Address
 
PRE-EVENT
 
An unguarded public car park is available to cyclists at the Oyonnax Charles Mathon Stadium (site of the start of the event).  We advise you not to leave anything of value in your vehicle.  The organisation disclaims any responsibility in case of theft or accidents.
 
DURING THE EVENT
 
The organisation will take care of all the logistical requirements during the event including:
Your personal bags (with kit that you may require during the event) will be identified on Friday morning with your own individual identification bracelet ID and transferred by our teams to the different places of accommodation.
 
The ID bracelet is your identification bracelet for the entire event.  It identifies you during the race and allows you to retrieve bags, bikes etc and to access the various activities laid on by the organisation (pool, restaurant etc …)
 
After each stage, your bags can be collected from a secure store room.
And the following morning, before the start of the stage you drop off your bags at the same secure store room, as follows:
 
Saturday morning from 6:30 am to 7am
Sunday morning: 6:30 am to 7 am
 
Maximum number of bags per person: 2
Weight: 20 kg (bag 90 L max)
 
In the evening, your bikes will be stored in a secure bike park as per the number on your ID bracelet. You will need to show your ID bracelet to recover your bike the following morning.
Stage 1 and 2 : Accommodation is on site at the finish of stage 2.
Address
Address
 

X-COUNTRY OLYMPIC - FFC

Performeur Challenge

FOREST'CIME - START AREA

Find the start of the Forest'Cime : ESPACE LOISIRS D'ARBENT
Avenue du Général Andréa, 01100 Arbent, France

CONTACT
Contact : Manu Tartavez
Coordinator of the "Raid Cyclo Forest'Cime"

Nouvelle date et nouveau lieu pour l’édition 2024 !