GrabeL San Vicente

March 02, 2024

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PHP 8,000

Individual

PHP 22,500

Group of 3

Registration Ended

1 week ago

What is GrabeL?

GrabeL is an iteration of the Filipino word, GRABE, which is often used to express a strong emotion of surprise or disbelief. It can be translated to English as “wow”, “amazing” or “unbelievable.” Used in a ride context, grabe is also used to describe extreme or amazing ride situations or conditions.

GrabeL is a gravel cycling series that will take participants through lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery, leaving everyone in awe of what each host venue has to offer.

We want everyone to leave with one word in mind–GRABE!

Grabel San Vicente is a two-day gravel adventure ride through the backroads of San Vicente, Palawan. Both days start and end at The Hotel Elizabeth Resort in Barangay San Isidro.

Set up your bike for a mix of terrain because you will be traveling through a mix of paved roads, dirt roads and abandoned forest roads. We recommend using the widest tires possible for your bike. Please note that SLICK OR SEMI-SLICK TIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED for safety reasons.

Registration is limited to 150 riders only.

Day 1 Route - March 2, 2024

South San Vicente

Day One of GrabeL San Vicente, in contrast to the north route, takes participants inland through mountainous forest roads to Port Barton in the south. While most of the 74km route skirts the coastline, it traverses more inland trails and participants will find themselves exploring a combination of old logging roads, double tracks and paved roads. Be prepared for more climbing as this route has a total of 1,000 meters of elevation gain.

Click here to download GPX File: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44847312

Day 2 Route - March 3, 2024

North San Vicente

Day Two of GrabeL San Vicente takes participants to the northernmost barangay of San Vicente: Binga. The route includes a steep climb to the famous Bato ni NingNing lookout point, which offers 360-degree views of San Vicente. The out-and-back 52 km route runs parallel to the coastline with 747 meters of elevation gain.

Click here to download GPX File: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44847335

EVENT FORMAT AND CATEGORIES

GrabeL is an organized adventure ride and is NOT a race, however, all participants’ will be issued rider numbers which must be displayed on their bike and helmet, and there will be special awards for top finishers of each category.

The Categories are:

  • Gravel Bike - Male
  • Gravel Bike - Female
  • Mountain Bike - Male
  • Mountain Bike - Female
  • E-Bike - Male
  • E-Bike - Female

REGISTRATION FEE

P8000 Individual Registration

P22500 Special 3 in 1 Promo

  • Register for 3 individuals at once to get P500 off each reg fee for a total of P1500 savings!

Your registration fee includes the following:


  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Castelli Trail T-shirt
  • Race Numbers
  • Race Bag
  • Packed lunch and buffet dinner for 2 days
  • Post event party



SHIRT SIZES

  • Extra Small
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • XL
  • XXL

START FORMAT

The event will be a mass start from the grounds of The Hotel Elizabeth Resort in Barangay Santo Niño, San Vicente.

RIDE AND SHOOT

As part of the Grabel experience, all participants are required to take photos at designated spots along the routes (Look out for the signages with the camera icon).

When you come across these spots, STOP AND TAKE A PHOTO OF THE VIEW (yes, selfies are counted).

When you finish each day of Grabel, you must share your photos to your social media page/s and use the following hashtags: #grabelsanvicente #grabelphilippines #grabelph

NOTE: This is a required step to be counted as a finisher.

CUT-OFF TIME

All riders still on the course 8 hours after the start will be picked up by sweeper vehicles and brought to race central in The Hotel Elizabeth Resort.

Recommended Accommodations

We have several hotel partners for Grabel San Vicente. Click on these link to book with them directly.

F.A.Q.'s

GrabeL is not a race. It is an adventure ride for all to enjoy. There are no podium spots because we want you to enjoy the ride and soak in what each location has to offer. However, for safety reasons, there is a cut-off time of 6 hours. At this point, a sweeper vehicle will pick up all remaining riders on the course to bring them back to the finish line.

San Vicente is located on the west coast of Palawan, Philippines. Several airlines (Philippine Airlines, Air Asia and Cebu Pacific) offer daily flights from Manila to the provincial capital, Puerto Princesa. From here, there is a 3 hour land transfer to San Vicente (via rented vans).

Sunlight Air offers direct flights from Manila to San Vicente on Thursdays and Sundays. Another option is Air Swift, which offers daily flights from Manila to El Nido, which is a 2-hour drive away from San Vicente. Do note, however, that both airlines use smaller planes so cargo space for bikes is limited and has to be arranged beforehand.

We can help book land transfers to and from Puerto Princesa for those who choose this option. Email us: [email protected]


We have several hotel partners for Grabel San Vicente, please book directly by providing your Grabel code.

We created GrabeL to be an adventure ride for cyclists and explorers. If your goal is to set a course record, a KOM, or to race against others, we won’t stop you. You can definitely go for it. Just don’t forget to stop and smell the roses, and the trees, and the rice fields, and fresh sea breeze, you get the picture. :)

  • Gravel bike (minimum 35c tire width)
  • Mountain bike
  • E-bike (not eligible for fastest time)

NOTE: Road bikes or any bike with slick tires are not allowed.

GrabeL is open to participants 19 years old and above. Due to the distances involved, minors are not allowed even if supervised by an adult.

GrabeL San Vicente is a 2-day ride with a total ride distance of 128 kilometers and close to 1,700 meters of elevation gain.

Day 1: 75 kilometers, 900 meters elevation gain

Day 2: 53 kilometers, 747 meters elevation gain

Participants must complete both rides in order to be classified as a ride finisher. Only those who complete both days will receive the GrabeL medal.

No it does not. Your P8,000.00 registration fee covers the cost for two days of riding with medical and mechanical assistance plus a ride kit that includes the following:

  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Castelli Trail T-shirt
  • Race Numbers
  • Race Bag
  • Discount vouchers on select JBMultisport brands
  • Discount on Bike Packing/Unpacking at race venue
  • Packed lunch for 2 days
  • Buffet dinner for 2 days
  • Post event party

Registration Ended

1 week ago