Santa Cruz Stone King Rally Entries Go Live Friday 18th November.

Anyone wanting to get involved in the 2023 Stone King Rally, running June 20th-25th, will need to set their alarms on Friday 18th November.

Entries for the 2023 Stone King Rally will go live 00:00 CET on Friday 18th November and will remain open for 48 hours. All applicants will be contacted by November 22nd.

Read the full press release below.

One year ago, the advent of Stone King Rally brought with it a reincarnation of Trans-Provence. An evolution of backcountry MTB enduro competition, with a drive to up the ante of wild gravity adventure on two wheels.

With the dust finally settled on a successful Volume 1 and its associated set of touristic weeks, the movement is ready to push on for 2023. Even bigger, even more out there, and just as original as the first outing, Santa Cruz Stone King Rally Volume 2 promises 21,000m of descent for 8,000m of climbing; 6 days of racing upon 24 Special Stages (…23 of which will be previously unseen and unraced!)

Photo by Sven Martin.

For 2023, Stone King’s mountain-to-sea route will once again be transalpine in the true sense – crossing the Alps’ central watershed not once but twice – and will again visit two countries and four distinct regional areas: the majestic Queyras Regional Park (France), the mystical Occitan Valleys of Piemonte (Italy), the wild Roya Valley (France) and, last but not least, the revered coastal mountains of Liguria (Italy).

Each of these zones contains its own brand of mindblowing descents and incredible journey-style trails. The inextricable link between these trails, the cultural heritage and the agricultural or industrial history of each valley is critical to the spirit of a backcountry adventure like Stone King; riders will experience -in a variety of formats- a thread of associated stories throughout the race and tour versions of the transcendental journey of Stone King.

Photo by Sven Martin.

Race entry is limited to 90 riders, and will take place on FRIDAY 18th November 2022

For now, further details on the race, the route and of course entry applications can all be found at: stonekingrally.org

Santa Cruz Stone King Rally, Volume 2

The key stats:

  • Countries: 2 (~75% of the route in Italy, ~25% in France)
  • Riders: 90
  • Days: 6
  • Timed Stages: 24
  • Distance (on-bike): 250km
  • Ascent (on-bike): 8000m
  • Descent (on-bike): 21000m

The development and production of Stone King Rally is made possible thanks to the partnership and support of the following brands:

  • SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES
  • SRAM
  • FOX RACING
  • SUUNTO
  • KOMOOT

For full details on the 2023 Stone King Rally Volume 2 event, head over to their website here.