Salama Hills (1): 5-6 Mar 2022

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.  A good level of level of cycling fitness with average technical skill is sufficient.

Event limited to 50 participants. Entries close on 27 Feb.

  • Saturday 07:30 start: Main 70 km / Lite 40 km
  • Sunday 07:30 start: Main 40 km / Lite 20 km
  • Sunday finish by 11:00 ready for early lunch & departure by 13:00
  • Youth 13-17 –  on Lite route must be chaperoned by an adult

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

About

RVO Salama Hills

 

COVID POLICY:  ALL participants and ALL supporters must provide certification of double vaccination against COVID. Failure to provide certification will deny you participation and access to race camp
Exemption: Youth under 16 years of age

VENUE:  hosted on the beautiful Stanley Dairy Ranch, Ulu – 2 km south of Salama Town on Mombasa highway. Expected driving time from JKIA is 2 hours for 75 km . The campsite is only 3 km west off the highway, 4×4 vehicle not required. (Google map)

BIG HILLS:  will exert considerable cardio-vascular demands on all participants. If you are not well trained you can ride as gently as you please, your enjoyment is key.

UNDULATING TRAIL TERRAIN:  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).

GPS ENABLED SELF-NAVIGATION:  is core to all RVO events. A Garmin GPS is required by each rider (or team) to self-navigate, there are no course markings on this adventure.

INTERVAL START:  teams will start off at 3 minute intervals in reverse seed order (fastest last)

WATER POINTS:  a single water point per stage. In line with true adventures, participants should be self-sufficient for on ride nutrition.

MEDICAL SUPPORT:  Paramedic will be in camp to provide medical support.

VEHICLE SUPPORT:  is not provided; only medical extraction will be provided

MECHANICAL SUPPORT:  Bicycle Garage will be in camp providing their technical support.

KENYA ROAD MAP:  is available for purchase from RVO; pre-loaded on a micro-SD chip ready for plugging into your Garmin