Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is a long-distance cycling event that takes place every four years in France. It is considered one of the most prestigious randonneuring events in the world. It is not a race in the traditional sense, as there is no formal competition and riders are not timed. Instead, the focus is on completing the course within a certain time limit, known as a "brevet"
The PBP route is a 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) circuit that starts and finishes in the city of Paris and goes to Brest and back. Riders are required to complete the course within 90 hours. The event is open to both amateur and professional cyclists, and is organized by the Audax Club Parisien, the oldest and most famous randonneuring organization. PBP was first held in 1891 and has been organized regularly since 1931.
The number of riders who can participate in the Paris-Brest-Paris event is typically limited to around 5,000. This is done in order to keep the event manageable and to prevent over-crowding on the course. Riders are selected through a lottery system and must meet certain qualifications in order to be eligible to participate. The number of riders can vary depending on edition of the event, due to road conditions, safety measures, etc. The organization is working to make sure the event happen safely for all participants.
It is organized by the Audax Club Parisien (ACP), which is the oldest and most famous randonneuring organization in the world. The ACP was founded in 1891 and is based in Paris, France. The club is dedicated to promoting long-distance cycling and organizes a number of events throughout the year, including PBP. In addition to organizing PBP, the ACP also maintains the rules and regulations for randonneuring events, oversees the training and certification of ride organizers, and serves as the international governing body for randonneuring.
Here is detail on the 2023 event
There were 39 rides mentioning "Paris Brest Paris" in this week , burning 397534 calories (that's 10193 kCal each)
7 countries: France, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Belgium