It sounds like a scene from a Wes Anderson film. At precisely 10:10 am on September 2nd, 2020, the Swiss Ultracycling Challenge begins, with participants pushing off from railway stations across Switzerland to pedal as quickly as possible through all 26 cantons (regions, essentially) en route to the finish line in Bern’s Bundesplatz. The first rider to arrive wins.
UPDATE: Fiona rode 850km in just 34 hours to take the win. Congratulations Fiona!