Race Series

RVO : Naivasha 2020


RVO 2020 is CANCELLED due to COVID 19 risks!
We will host a smaller 3 day event within Lake Naivasha area, entries are limited to 30 participants only.

  • Cancelled : 3 day :   275 km : 5,200 m ascent : Limuru – Lake Naivasha – Lake Naivasha

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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.

RVO : Equator 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.

RVO 2021 – 10 day


Early bird registration for RVO 2021 opens 01 Nov 2020.
Entries limited to 100 participants only

The 2021 Rift Valley Odyssey (RVO) combines multiple concurrent events : 10 day / 5 day / 3 day.

  • 14 Sep : Road Transfer :   240 km / 6h drive from Brackenhurst to Laikipia West
  • 15-24 Sep : 5 day :   500 km : 9,000 m ascent : Limuru – Lake Naivasha – Mt. Suswa Crater – Maji Moto – Loita – Maasai Mara
  • 20-24 Sep : 5 day :   500 km : 9,000 m ascent : Limuru – Lake Naivasha – Mt. Suswa Crater – Maji Moto – Loita – Maasai Mara
  • 22-24 Sep : 3 day  :    315 km  : 5,400 m ascent : Mt. Suswa Crater – Maji Moto – Loita – Maasai Mara
  • 24 Sep : Final night :   Post race overnight stay in camp for everybody.
  • 25 Sep : Transfer by road / air  from Maasai Mara

Post-race vacation for 2 nights in Maasai Mara with our customised safari packages at:
a) Instinct of the Mara Camp link   or b) Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp link   or c) Encounter Mara Camp link.

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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) 16-17 May 2020


Salama Hills (2) introduces a new race format with day & night racing; an evening stage of 5 km starting at 17:30 with 2 laps by day + 2 laps by night.

  • Saturday 07:30 – 40 km main / 20 km Lite
  • Saturday 17:30 – 4x 5 km  (2 laps day + 2 laps night)
  • Sunday 07:30 – 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 for racing fun and family camping.

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  • 100% GPS: self-navigation is required
  • Saturday 07:30 : 40 km main / 25 km Lite
  • Saturday 17:30 : 4x 5 km (2 laps day + 2 laps night)
  • Sunday 07:30: 35 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)

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

 

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 

 

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