What is the challenge all about?
The swiss500miles is a ride in Switzerland over a distance of 500miles (805km) within 24 hours.
After the registration and the prologue, the ride starts at an unknown location on a Saturday afternoon
and ends after max. 24 hours on Sunday afternoon.
At the start and at every checkpoint you will get a road book which will guide you to the next checkpoint.
The required road book from one check point to the other you will only receive
once you found the next checkpoint as described in the road book.
The swiss500miles can be driven solo or in individual arranged groups.
A Swiss roadmap may come handy!
Material wise just the swiss500miles 2018 pin.
But an exceptional experience, like riding on unknown roads by day and night, test your stamina
sharing your passion with several hundred riders, and finally endless stories to be told amongst your riding buddy’s.
However, only those participants completing the ride and arriving back in due time will obtain the swiss500miles 2018 pin as a
Participants finishing in 2018 the swiss500miles for the 5th time will receive the Special Pin!
Participants finishing in 2018 the swiss500miles for the 5th time will receive the Super Special Pin!
16th of June / 17th of June 2018 (max. 24 hours)
Inscription on Saturday 16th of June 10.00h until 13.00h
Prologue starts after the registration, latest at 13.00h
Start of the swiss500miles on Saturday 16th of June 15.00h
End of the swiss500miles on Sunday 17th of June at 15.00h
Registration at Harley Heaven (47°24'36.64"N / 8°23'54.64"E)
Ueberlandstrasse 74, 8953 Dietikon
The prologue will lead you to the start.
The place of the start is still a secret.
Harley & Buell riders only
MC or HOG membership required?
No, a MC or HOG membership is not required; all you need is a Harley or Buell.
Do I have to have a Harley to participate?
Yes, you must have a Harley or a Buell.
You pay 60 Swiss Francs only per person for the unique T-
Only those participants completing the swiss500miles and arriving back in due time will obtain the 2018 pin.
How do I pay the registration fee?
In favour off: IG Swiss 500 Miles, Bahnhofstrasse 39, CH-
IBAN: CH24 8147 5000 0060 8556 7
Bank: Raiffeisenbank Zürich-
Payments will be accepted only until 11th of May 2018!
Due to the currency fluctuation we have to insist to be paid in Swiss Francs only!
Please note that bank transmission fees have to be paid by the sender.
How can I make a registration?
Click on "Registration", fill in the form, make the payment in Swiss Francs and you are ready to go!
Please make sure you register and pay the participation fee before May 11, 2018.
Registrations after the 11th of May 2018 will not be accepted.
We need a couple of days to prepare the logistics, food, pins, etc.
Do I receive any confirmation when I register?
After a successful registration you will see a confirmation screen.
When we received your registration fee we will send you a confirmation by e-
Is there a hotel for participants arriving on Friday?
For all participants arriving on Friday we have a special swiss500miles arrangement at the SORELL HOTEL ARTE in Spreitenbach AG.
The hotel is situated close to the registration place and near the centre of Zürich.
CHF 240.00 for a single room (from Fr – Mo / 3 nights)
CHF 315.00 for a double room (from Fr – Mo / 3 nights)
Including breakfast buffet, WLAN, wellness, free parking in garage and VAT.
Not included City Tax of 2.50 CHF per person per night.
The above mentioned prices are only valid from Friday afternoon until Monday morning.
Room rates for one night to be obtained directly with SORELL Hotel Arte.
Remarks: Please mention „swiss500miles“ when you make your booking in order to benefit from the offer.
Payment: Please provide a credit card number as a guarantee.
Sorell Hotel Arte Spreitenbach AG (47°25'6.02"N / 8°22'24.59"E)
Wigartestrasse 10, 8957 Spreitenbach AG
Tel: CH +41 (0) 56 418 42 42 Fax: CH +41 (0) 56 418 43 43
Is this a race?
Not at all, there aren’t any rewards for first place.
To make sure nobody makes a race out of the ride, the checkpoints only open at a certain time which is indicated in your road book.
If you are to fast you have to wait at the checkpoint.
How about gas stations in Switzerland?
Automatic gas stations (24h open) accept mostly major credit cards and EC cards.
Can I use my GPS?
Sure, use it to come to the start.
Nobody will stop you using it, but you will spend a lot of time programming it in order to follow the route as described in your road book.
GPS calculate the shortest way and therefore you will not have enough miles and you won't get your pin.
You will also miss the helping hand if you are in trouble with your bike.
Can I receive the road book on GPS-
No, the goal is to follow the road book exactly and to reach the checkpoints by means of the information in the book.
The weather in Switzerland?
Are there any "hidden" or "surprise" checkpoints?
We know and you will find out!
Just for the smartasses amongst the participants; you can bet on it!
Where can I get additional information?