Maurice Brocco 400

24-hour challenge

26th June - 27th June 2021

News

_03/06/2020
With 2020 almost behind us (finally!) we are eagerly anticipating the new year. Will this virus that has been spooking the whole world be restrained? Will we manage to stay united and deal with the economic struggles concerning this virus? And what will happen outside the relatively safe borders of Europe? All questions that remain open for now. Which doesn't mean we'll be twiddling our thumbs, but rather organise another MB400 instead.
We've been able to learn a lot from last year. What mode the event will follow, we cannot say yet. We can say however: in some way MB400 will happen in 2021! From January 1st 2021 registration will be open for all. We opted for a different registration mechanic this year, to even out some glitches of the past years. Details can be found on the registration page, but in short: start slots are to be drawn from a lottery pot. We hope for a registration that is fairer and less stressful for all.
Until then, stay healthy and see you in 2021!



_03/06/2020
Corona has the world in its fangs. MB400 is budging, naturally. But not far. We've been working hard on a solution and found one in the self-supported bike racing stories of our little world. No limits to participants this year: everyone is free to register. But self-supported means no supported checkpoints, no support cars, no start/finish area. Instead there will be four checkpoints comprised of a box with a stamp and hand sanitizer. Your stamp card will be mailed to you. To make things easier, we decided on a timespan of app. one month, from the 20th of June until the 26th of July. The route can be joined on any point as to avoid unnecessary travelling. GPS Tracking is mandatory, as is uploading your track to komoot. They kindly offered to help us out, something we are absolutely delighted about!
With komoot on board, we finally have the solution we wanted: a podium for people to come together, albeit digitally. If you tag the Maurice Brocco 400 account in your ride, it will added to our collection. This way everyones routes will be visible, making it real easy to get an idea on what's going on! More honey: komoot is giving away vouchers for the region of choice you want to start from (and finish in, of course). As long as the route starts and ends at the same point, you will be able to transfer it to your GPS device. It then doesn't matter if the route exist that region, as long as it enters back. So that's it. All is different, but we just change with it, do the best we can.

_01/01/2020
Happy 2020 everyone! I can hardly believe it, but I regret to have to tell you that the 5th anniversary of MB400 is already sold out! Registration barely went live and already I had to close it due to the big demand. I am sorry for everyone that wanted to ride and didn't manage to get a spot but also am very proud that apparently the idea of MB400 appeals to so many of you cyclists. Now it could very well be that some slots will open up again the coming months. To apply for a spot on the waiting list, please send a mail. If slots open up, this will be communicated through this website, instagram and facebook. That's it for now, now it's training time!

_02/12/2019
Ladies first! Officially registration for this year's MB400 is due the 01st of January 2020. However, to ensure a more equal field of participants we came up with a few ideas. One of which is the following: if you don't identify as cis-male, you can now register. There is a special Facebook group for all enquiries in this regard. No facebook account? No worries, just send us a mail!

The event


Denn der Mensch, der zur schwankenden Zeit auch schwankend gesinnt ist, der vermehret das Übel und breitet es weiter und weiter.


Checkpoints

The idea is you can plan yourselves. Thanks to our partner komoot it couldn't be easier! We prepared some examples based on the 2020 edition: click here!


Checkpoint A:
Roter Stern Leipzig
Teichstr. 12
04277 Leipzig
51.306848, 12.367715

Checkpoint B:
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Checkpoint C:
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Checkpoint D:
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Checkpoint E:
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All I need

We’re looking forward to seeing you ride!

To make for a smooth, safe and fair journey, please make sure you have the following gear on you:

Safety advice

Register

MB400 goes into the next round and once again everything is different. Due to the ever growing attention for MB400, we opted for a different registration process this year. Our resources being limited, drawing the participants from a lottery pot is the most fair way to ensure everyone a fair chance of joining the event.

So, if you want to be added to the pot, please fill in the form. Needless to say, there are equal slots for those who identify themselves as being female and male. All those who don't identify themselves as one of these genders will automatically get a space on the start list after notifying us through the comment field. A truly equal division of start places is a bit difficult - we are already delighted to have played a role in pushing for a more equal field of riders and we are quite certain the demand will surpass our capacity. As far as further genders are concerned: we have no way of calculating the demand therefore can't specify a number of start places. We simply don't know what to expect in terms of registrations hence we opted for the easy way: just join!

After registrering, you will be added to the lottery pot. The draw will be at the 4th of April. By then we also hope to be able to tell you more about the mode of this year's race. If the situation around the Corona virus is still precarious, we will opt for last year's COVID-mode which proved to be a good alternative. In this case, the draw will be cancelled as we will be able to let everyone start anyway.

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Sponsors

TuneLight Wolf StudioKomootTeam Grizzly RCRad der StadtSC DHfK KanuThe Hunt CyclingTAKE A SHOTDiagnose BerlinRVMBLEBike Department OstRoter Stern LeipzigI DRAW ON BIKESAnalog Café / BarVary

Past years

Maurice Brocco 2018

23rd June - 24th June

Maurice Brocco 2017

24th June - 25th June

Maurice Brocco 2016

25th June - 26th June