FAQs

What is the Tour de Bintan?
The Tour de Bintan is a UCI sanctioned cycling event held in Bintan, Indonesia. There are distances available for all cycling levels. It is one of the only three (3) races in Asia where participants can obtain their ticket for the official UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifications. For more information see here.
What are the race distances?

Individual Time Trial 17km

Gran Fondo Challenge 82km

Gran Fondo Classic 138km

Gran Fondo Discovery 52km

Gran Fondo Century 113km

Where do I register?
You can register here
When is the entry deadline?

Registration will be closed once the race reaches maximum capacity or on 2 October 2022.

Definitely, no registration on race day.

I was registered in the postponed Tour de Bintan 2020. Do I need to re-register?
An email confirmation was sent out on 12 September to confirm your entry to the 2022 Tour de Bintan. If you were not able to respond, or need to amend your registration please send an email to customerservice@metasport.com before 23 September. Any request after this date may not be honored.
I am unable to race. Can I get a refund?
Once the registration form has been processed, there will be no fee refund for the participants who, for whatever reason, eventually do not take part.
I am unable to race. Can I transfer my entry to another athlete?
Unfortunately, no. We strictly can’t allow transfers due to insurance and liability issues. This is clearly specified in the rules and regulations outlined in our website  
Are team substitutions allowed?

Substitutions within a team are allowed up to the closing of registration for a fee of S$20, with the following conditions:

  • The replacing riders must be of the same team and same category
  • The team must have at least 8 riders registered
  • The team is allowed to substitute 2 riders only
  • Disclaimer must be read and agreed to by all replacement riders
  • MetaSport holds the right to refuse substitutions             

Please email us indicating your team name, the substitution category, the name of the rider you would like to remove and the name of the new rider.

Changes are only allowed until 2 October 2022. Any requests after this date are no longer honored. 

Do I get a discount for group registrations (i.e. more than 10 pax)?

Because Tour de Bintan is a group race, we cannot provide group discounts. 

When is the race kit collection?

Race Kit Collection will be held on Friday 14 October 2022 at Plaza Lagoi. Participants who do not collect their race kit on that day won’t be able to race.

*For those doing Challenge Day Trip, kindly see here, https://www.tourdebintancycling.com/challengedaytrip/

What’s in a race kit?
  1.       1x Safety Wrist Bracelet
  2.       1x Race Bib (to be worn on the back) 
  3.       1x Bike Flag (with timing chip, to be pasted on the seatpost)
  4.       1x Helmet Sticker to stick on the front of your helmet
I’ve lost my race kit. What should I do?

We’ll make arrangements for a replacement kit which you may collect at the information booth.

How do I know my age category?

All age groups’ age category is determined by the participant’s age as on 31 December 2022.

What time do I need to be at the race?

It is optimal to be at the race venue at least one hour before your wave start time. Your wave start time is available online and in the athlete’s guide.

Please note that the race kit collection is on Friday 14 October.

Is there a bag deposit at the race site?

Yes, bag deposit is provided for all participants near the bike depot.

Important Note: Bag deposit is only for race participants

What time does the race finish? / How long does it take to finish the race?

Finish time varies and generally depends on how fast you are. See cut-off times below.

What are the cut off times?

Cut-off times for the Gran Fondo Classic and Century are based on an average speed of 20km/hr.
Cut-off times for the Gran Fondo Challenge and Discovery are based on an average speed of 16km/hr.
Cyclists that miss a cut-off point must either take a short-cut or enter the bus for transfer to the finish line, depending on the cut-off point.

Will there be a race briefing?

Yes, you will receive all the race information in the athlete’s guide l at least 1 week prior to the event.

What bike restrictions are there?

Only conventional road bikes are allowed in the Gran Fondo Classic and Century.

For the Gran Fondo Challenge and Discovery, conventional road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrid bikes are allowed.

Tandems, recumbent bicycles or hand cycles are also allowed in the Gran Fondo Challenge and Discovery, but they must start at the rear of the peloton

Triathlon handlebars, aerobars, bar extensions and bull horns are not allowed.

Handlebar ends have to be solidly plugged.

We will have bike mechanics on site that can assist you with any last-minute issues that may come up.

 

 

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