EVENTS

Aberdare Hills


RVO Aberdare Hills opens up a new area to intense mountain biking, it puts the “mountain” into mountain biking.

  • Saturday 09:00 – 60 km main / 20 km Lite
  • Sunday 08:00 – 40 km main / 25 km Lite
  • Youth teams 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Beer, BS & Massage available all weekend.

Good level of physical fitness with average technical skills are sufficient, this weekend event is designed as a final preparation for the Rift Valley Odyssey in September.

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  • 100% GPS: self-navigation is required
  • Saturday 09:00 : 60 km main / 25 km Lite
  • Sunday 07:30: 40 km main  / 20 km Lite
  • Youth 13-17: on Lite route must be accompanied by an adult
  • Team event with 2 or 3 partners per team
  • Solo riders will be accepted at Race Directors discretion
  • The only course marking is the start / finish line
  • Riders will start at 3 minute intervals in reverse seed order (fastest last)

RVO Aberdare Hills enjoys intense climbing with non-technical terrain 

 

Salama Hills (1) 06-07 Feb


RVO Salama Hills is hosted at the superb campsite on the Stanley Dairy Farm, Salama. The outstanding scenery extensive network of village roads, jeep tracks and cattle tracks provide 2 days of breathtaking mountain biking.  Good levels of level of physical fitness with novice technical skills are sufficient.

Race registration is now closed.

  • Day 1 start 07:30 : Main 70 km / Lite 55 km
  • Day 2 start 07:30 : Main 40 km / Lite 23 km
  • Youngsters 13-17 –  on Lite route must be chaperoned by an adult
  • Sunday finish by 11:30 for departure by 13:00

Saturday night ride starts at 18:00 –  bring your cycling light / head torch / any torch to enjoy 3 laps of a 5 km loop within the farm.

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  • 100% GPS: self-navigation is required
  • Saturday: 70 km  – Start 07:30
  • Sunday: 40 km  – Start 07:30
  • Lite route  – Saturday 55 km & Sunday 23 km
  • Youth 13-17: on Lite route must be accompanied by an adult
  • Team event with 2 or 3 partners per team
  • Solo riders will be accepted at Race Directors discretion
  • The only course marking is the start / finish line
  • Riders will start at 4 minute intervals in reverse seed order (fastest last)

TRAIL TERRAIN IS MILD with a minimum of technical sections. Whistling thorns abound on stage 2 so tubeless tires filled with an extra dose of sealant is essential (Stan’s is best). In line with true adventures, participants MUST be self-sufficient for on ride nutrition, a single water station per day will be provided.

 

RVO : Equator 07-12 Mar 2021


Early bird registration closes on 31 Dec 2020.
Entries are limited to 20 participants only

  • 07 Mar : 1 day road transfer Nairobi to Laikipia (6h drive)
  • 08-12 Mar : 5 day :   425 km : 5,250 m ascent : Laikipia – Lake Bogoria – Menengai Crater – Lake Nakuru NP

Post-race vacation with our customised safari packages – please enquire.

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Difficulty: High altitude and big mountains, 45% of all cycling will be above 2,000 m altitude (peak race altitude is 2800 m).
You must be physically fit and mentally prepared for this demanding adventure. Because this is a “non-race adventure”, e-mountain bikes are welcome, we will deliver spare batteries to WP2 on each stage.

Supporter package: is available for your #1 fan, package includes daily transport to water points, meals and dome tent in race camp.

1-person dome tents: provided to all participants. Saturday night accommodation post race Maasai Mara is included for both 5 day and 3 day participants. Cottages are available at camp 1 only.

Salama Hills (2) 12-13 Jun 2021


The course for Salama Hills (2) is more intense and technical than Salama Hills (1). The weekend of fun includes night racing; an evening stage of 5 km starting at 18:00 with 1 laps by day + 2 laps by night.

  • Saturday 07:30 – 65 km main / 42 km Lite
  • Saturday 18:00 – 3x 5 km  (1 lap day + 2 laps night)
  • Sunday 07:30 – 45 km main / 25 km Lite
  • Youth teams 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Beer, BS & Massage available all weekend.

Good level of physical fitness with average technical skills are sufficient, this weekend event is designed for racing fun and family camping.

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  • 100% GPS: self-navigation is required
  • Saturday 07:30 : 65 km main / 42 km Lite
  • Saturday 17:30 : 4x 5 km (2 laps day + 2 laps night)
  • Sunday 07:30: 45 km main / 25 km Lite
  • Youth 15-17: on Lite route must be accompanied by an adult
  • Team event with 2 or 3 partners per team
  • Solo riders will be accepted at Race Directors discretion
  • The only course marking is the start / finish line
  • Riders will start at 3 minute intervals in reverse seed order (fastest last)

SH(2) is more technical and intense than SH(1)

 

RVO 2021 – 5 day


Early bird registration is SOLD OUT.
Due to Covid restrictions entries are limited to 50 participants only

The 2021 Rift Valley Odyssey (RVO) combines multiple concurrent events : 5 day / 3 day.

  • 19 Sep :   optional prologue 33 km
  • 20-24 Sep : 5 day :   450 km : 6,000 m ascent : Limuru – Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru NP
  • 22-24 Sep : 3 day  :    275 km  : 5,400 m ascent : Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru NP
  • 24 Sep :   Post race departure by 14:00
  • 24 Sep : Transfer by road from Lake Nakuru

For any post-race vacations please liaise with our appointed travel & tour consultants.

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Difficulty: High altitude and big mountains, 45% of all cycling will be above 2,000 m altitude (peak race altitude is 2800 m).
You must be physically fit and mentally prepared for this demanding adventure. Because this is a “non-race adventure”, e-mountain bikes are welcome, we will deliver spare batteries to WP2 on each stage.

Supporter package: is available for your #1 fan, package includes daily transport to water points, meals and dome tent in race camp.

1-person dome tents: provided to all participants. Saturday night accommodation post race Maasai Mara is included for both 5 day and 3 day participants. Cottages are available at camp 1 only.

Nalepo Hills


RVO Nalepo Hills races across the wild and beautiful Kajiado Bissel region, a wildlife corridor between Amboseli and Nairobi Nat. Parks. This is a fabulous introduction to RVO adventure racing, designed for inexperienced mountain bikers that yearn for adventure.

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  • Day 1: 80 km
  • Day 2: 40 km morning + 40 km evening
  • Day 3: 40 km
  • 100% GPS self-navigation is required
  • Team event with 2 or 3 partners per team
  • Solo riders will be accepted at Race Directors discretion
  • The only course marking is the start / finish line
  • Riders will start at 3 minute intervals in reverse seed order

Difficulty: A moderate level of physical fitness and novice technical skills are sufficient.
The Route: Trail terrain is smooth with minimal technical sections. There will be a single water point per stage.

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