Salama Hills (2): 19-20 May 2018

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A SCENIC MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE across the Salama Hills. Moderate to good levels of level of physical fitness with novice 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.
About

RVO Salama Hills

VENUE: hosted on the beautiful Stanley Dairy Ranch, Ulu – 2 km south of Salama Town on Mombasa highway. Expected driving time from JKIA is 1.5 hours for 75 km . The campsite is 3 km off the highway (on right side). (Google map)

LOW ALTITUDE & MEDIUM 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 2 minute intervals in reverse seed order (fastest last)

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

MEDICAL SUPPORT a paramedic will be in camp to provides support.

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

MECHANICAL SUPPORT is not provided; please carry all spares and tools that you might require.

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