Lisbon - Algarve 200km

This one-day cycling event will take place on the 29th of October 2022 (Saturday), between Lisbon and Algarve. Dynamic Strategies will organize the event and use it to test the release of the Cardano Beam App.

This will be the first of the annual events; therefore, it will be ridden at a leisurely pace by a group of amateurs. We will use it as the testing ground of the Cardano Beam App, which we built to help event organizers organize these events. The App will register participants, track their GPS locations, and distribute real prizes using blockchain technology.  

The event will take place on public roads and will be limited to 10 amateur participants. This is the first time the event is taking place and is by invitation only. There will be USD prizes for the participants.

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When

The event will take place on the 29th of October, which will be a Saturday.

Prizes

Participants in the event will get prizes distributed to their blockchain wallets.

Fixed prizes

Each finisher will receive 100 USD for completing the route, 50 at the finish line and 50 along the route + an NFTs for completing this first event of its kind.

We will distribute prizes in the Djed USD stable coin that lives on the Cardano Blockchain and go into each participant's wallet when using the Cardano Beam Mobile App.

Variable Prizes

We will transmit the participant's live position on the Cardano Beam Web App where everyone across the world can see how the participants are progressing along the route and drop additional rewards on the route.

The magic of Cardano Beam is that the distribution of prizes can be done in real-time. Using the Cardano Beam Web App, anyone can drop additional rewards along the route in the form of NFTs, the native currency of the Cardano Blockchain (ADA), or any other asset traded on the Cardano blockchain.

The event will be interactive, and the participants are expected to collect additional prizes from the community;

  • King of the mountain rewards
  • Intermediate sprint
  • NFTs of towns that the participants will pass
  • Random acts of kindness and encouragement

Route

The event starts from Comporta on the south side of Lisbon and goes along the west coast towards Algarve. The route cuts through the middle to avoid the high mountain of Monchique and ends in Vilamoura, a town in the Algarve.

  • Total distance: 202km
  • Elevation gain: 1 567mt
  • Expected time to complete: 7 to 9 hours

GPX file for the bike computer and the map of the route is below

Lisbon - Algarve 200km route. Start from Comporta and finish in Vilamoura.
Animated Video of the Route Lisbon - Algarve 200km

Logistics

The participants must download the Cardano Beam Mobile App a few days before the event and ensure it is synchronized to the blockchain. The Mobile App can be downloaded by following instructions on this page: https://cardanobeam.app/

The Cardano Beam Mobile App will generate a new wallet address for each participant. The wallet address will need to be funded with 5 ADA to serve as collateral when collecting prizes along the way. We can help you if you are not familiar with how and where to get ADA and how to transfer between accounts.

A van and a driver from the team will support the event. The van will have a small number of essential supplies such as water, snack, tires, a pump, and other essential mechanical tools. Any participant who gets injured or doesn't want to continue in the event can spend the rest of the time in the van.

Expected Weather

Expect the weather to be between 13 and 24 degrees celsius with the wind blowing from North West. The wind usually blows from the north, so the participants will likely benefit from the tailwind. Historical averages are here

Future Considerations

Should the event turn out to be successful, then the following year's events will be organized with the help of the Xistarca, the company behind the Lisbon Half Marathon, and will be able to accommodate a large public.

Sponsors

References

We created the route for the event with the help of the local cycling community. Further discussions about the route are possible on a local forum: http://www.forumciclismo.net/index.php?threads/lisboa-algarve-em-1-dia.19659/