Race Series

Salama Hills (1) 16-17 Mar


RVO Salama Hills is characterised by the superb campsite and outstanding scenery. The extensive network of village roads, jeep tracks and cattle tracks provide 2 days of breathtaking mountain biking.  Moderate to good levels of level of physical fitness with novice technical skills are sufficient.

  • Day 1: approx 70 km –  Start 07:30
  • Day 2: approx 40 km –  Start 07:30
  • Lite route –  Saturday 40 km / Sunday 20 km
  • Youngsters 13-17 –  on Lite route must be chaperoned by an adult
  • Sunday finish by 11:30 for departure by 13:00

Friday and Saturday night rides at 19:00 –  bring your cycling light / head torch / any torch to enjoy a 10 km circuit within the dairy ranch.

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  • 100% GPS: self-navigation is required
  • Day 1: 70 km  – Start 07:30
  • Day 2: 40 km  – Start 07:30
  • Lite route  – Saturday 40 km & Sunday 20 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.

 

Salama Hills (2) 15-16 Jun 2019


A SCENIC MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE across the Salama Hills. Salama Hills (2) is more strenuous than Salama Hills (1). Strong levels of physical fitness with average technical skills are sufficient, there are some significant climbs on stage 1.

  • 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.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT RIDES – bring your cycling light / head torch / any torch to enjoy a 10 km loop within the dairy ranch.

  • Friday night: start at 19:00
  • Saturday night: start 19:00
  • Beer & BS available all weekend.

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  • 100% GPS: self-navigation is required
  • Day 1: 60 km  – Start 07:30
  • Day 2: 30 km  – Start 07:30
  • Lite route  – Saturday & Sunday approx 20 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.

 

Rift Valley Odyssey


  • 19 – 28 Sep : 10 day : 845 km : 13,500 m ascent : Laikipia – Bogoria – Subukia – Nakuru – Naivasha – Mt. Suswa – Ewaso Nyiro – Loita – Maasai Mara
  • 19 – 23 Sep : 5 day (A) : 415 km : 6,800 m ascent : Laikipia – Bogoria – Subukia – Nakuru – Naivasha
  • 24 – 28 Sep : 5 day (B) : 490 km : 8,000 m ascent : Limuru – Naivasha – Mt. Suswa – Ewaso Nyiro – Loita – Maasai Mara
  • 26 – 28 Sep : 3 day  :  310 km  : 4,500 m ascent :        xx               xx          Mt. Suswa – Ewaso Nyiro – Loita – Maasai Mara

RVO 2019 is 4 in 1 events with 3 starting points: Laikipia 10 day & 5 day (A)  / Limuru 5 day (B) / Mt. Suswa 3 day.

The 10th Rift Valley Odyssey (RVO) celebrates with a 10 day edition, a one off special for only 20 participants. Accommodation for the first 6 of 10 nights is in lodges (no tented camping), with two nights at a lodge within Lake Nakuru National Park.

Post-race vacation for 2 nights in Maasai Mara with our customised safari packages at either Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp link or Encounter Mara Camp link.

Registration closes 31 May 2019. Entries are limited to 100 participants only. 

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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.

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