Standard Chartered-RVO 20-24 Sep 2016
EARLY BIRD registration is now open at a reduced rate. Early bird closing date is 31 January.
The 2016 Standard Chartered Rift Valley Odyssey is a breathtaking mountain bike adventure race across Kenya’s spectacular Great Rift Valley. A high level of physical and mental fitness is required to truly enjoy the RVO. The steep mountains are at high altitude, 60% of all cycling will be above 2,000m altitude (peak race altitude is 2,800m). This will exert considerable cardio-vascular demands on all participants. You must be physically fit and mentally prepared for this demanding adventure. If you are not well trained you will not enjoy the splendour of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.
TRAIL TERRAIN is rugged, raw and technical in parts. Vicious thorns abound so tubeless tires filled with an extra dose of sealant (Stan’s is best) is essential !! In line with true adventures, participants should be self-suffient for on stage nutrition, mechanical support and extraction. The RVO is best suited to the experienced mountain biker, a purist that yearns for more adventure and less race.
KENYA GPS MAP will be issued to all international participants; pre-loaded on a micro-SD chip ready for plugging into your Garmin GPS
RACE REGISTRATION for both 5 day and 3 day events is independent to accommodation. Accommodation options can be booked later
REGISTRATION FEES include: Race camp access & all meals, National Park & Forest fees, contribution to Seeing is Believing, contribution to Rhino Conservation, Land access fees, AMREF Flying Doctors subscription.
ACCOMMODATION is for 5 nights OR 3 nights including Saturday night post-race. Options are: self-camp / standard tent / comfy tent / cottage. Refer to FAQ >> Accommodation page for all details. The current prices quoted are subject to minor variation.
Race Camp accommodation, pre & post race hotels, airport transfers & safari logistics will be managed by Africa&you luxury safari travel company. Please expect Andrea to contact you. (www.africaandyou.com)
Please ensure that your team partner also registers online with their personal details. Solo riders will be accepted at the Race Director’s discretion only.
5 Day race: $1000
3 Day race: $650
5 day accompanying supporter package $690
EA RESIDENT FEES
5 Day race: KES 65,000
3 Day race: KES 45,000
RACE CAMP accommodation is additional. Options are:
Standard tent with single mattress on floor (no bedding)
Comfy tent with 1 or 2 beds complete with bedding
Cottage with 2/ 3/ 4 beds complete with bedding
Refer to FAQ >> Accommodation page for details.
Accompanying supporters can share accommodation with participants.
Supporter package Includes: race camp meals, road transport to spectator points during each stage, National Park fees.