Early bird 2022: entries close 31 Dec 2021 5 day International : Early Bird $1,650 / R24,500 | Standard $1,800 / R27,000 5 day Domestic : Early Bird KES 150,000 | Standard KES 170,000
The RVO Equator is limited to 20 participants only therefore registration must be paid to guarantee your entry.
Payment by instalments is acceptable.
WHO RIDES THE RVO?
The RVO is best suited to the experienced mountain biker, a purist that yearns for more adventure and less race. If you need groomed trails, fancy facilities and glory for being the fastest, then the RVO is not for you.
- Solo participants with appropriate experience at multi day races.
- Daily stage distances exceed 70-100 km across rugged terrain.
- e-Mountain bikes are welcome.
Registration type : Early Bird closes 31 Dec 2021 | Standard 01 Jan 2021 - 14 Feb 2022
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Veterans of 5 or more RVO's have earned the privilege of perpetual Early Bird rates.Partial payment by instalments is acceptable.
REGISTRATION INCLUDESShared room accommodation at all lodgesMeals in all lodges07 Mar Sun night pre-race accommodation at Makena's Hill Tented LodgeAMREF medical evacuation to Nairobi or nearest hospital
REGISTRATION EXCLUDESNairobi hotel accommodation before and after eventMedical insurance for any hospitalisation
KENYA NATIONAL PARKS & FORESTS:Registration includes access to Kenya National Parks, Forests and wildlife conservanciesKenya Wildlife Service (KWS) charges EA Residents at international visitor rates.Proof of Kenya residency is required during inspection by KWS officers.
RACE ACCOMMODATIONFully serviced lodges and hotels
single bag (15kg) plus tent will be transported between race campsBike box service - Empty bike box & extra luggage bag will be delivered from start to finish.Bike box transport from Finish to Nairobi (supply your own box).Bike box will be delivered to Nairobi airport to meet your departing flight on Sunday (or later date)
STAGE SUPPORT Only 2 water points per stage therefore participants must be self-sufficient for on stage hydration & nutrition, mechanical support and extraction. A 3L Camelbak is recommended to survive 2-3 hours of hard cycling between water points.
HIGH ALTITUDE and big mountains, 60% of all cycling will be above 2,000m altitude (peak race altitude is 2,750m). 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 immensity of Kenya's Great Rift Valley. e-mountain bikes are welcome.
SENSIBLE ROUTE options are included for some stages; these provide a shorter route for those that prefer to to be "more sensible", or for those that wish to enjoy the luxuries of race camp a little sooner.
TRAIL TERRAIN gravel road, rugged jeep tracks, raw and technical in parts. Vicious thorns abound 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. Since inception in 2010 all RVO participants have relied upon a GARMIN GPS to self-navigate their way. The only course markings are the start and finish lines of each stage.
GARMIN Fenix/ Edge 500/ 510/ 705 are not suitable therefore not supported at the RVO please refer to the FAQ >> GPS page for info on suitable devices.
KENYA ROAD MAP will be issued to all international participants; loaded on a micro-SD chip ready for plugging into your Garmin GPS
e-BIKE BATTERIES IATA airline regulations prohibit the carriage of e-bike batteries on passenger flights, you must therefore freight your batteries in advance. An e-bike without a battery can be carried as passenger luggage.
BIKE INSURANCE It is your responsibility to obtain sufficient insurance for your bike against any loss or damage during the RVO
CANCELLATION POLICYCancellation before 31 Dec = 90% refund (less bank charges).Cancellation before 31 Jan = 25% refund (less bank charges).Cancellation after 31 Jan = 0% refund
All Registration fees are PER PERSONKES fees apply to EA citizens & Ke residents onlyUSD fees apply to EA residents & International visitors
Proof of Kenya residency required by KWS for National Park fees (included in registration)
Early bird rates close 30 Nov 2020
Bring your own tent; enjoy camp meals & facilities
If you already have a subscription to AMREF Flying Doctors
Recommended pre-race Brackenhurst Hotel 06 Mar Confirm & Pay for your accommodation & transfer packages with Brackenhurst Hotel on email: email@example.com Charge is per person for either twin (2 people) or single (1 person)1 night Transfer includes: 1x night bed + dinner + breakfast + airport transfer (60km)1 night BnB includes: 1x night bed + breakfastAccommodation is payable before 31 Jan to guarantee your reservation
Booking must be confirmed & paid directly to hotel
- Cancellation before 31 Dec = 90% refund (less bank charges).
- Cancellation before 31 Jan = 25% refund (less bank charges).
- Cancellation after 31 Jan = 0% refund
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I confirm that I do not have any physical, medical nor mental condition that precludes me from competing in this physically demanding bicycle race.
I confirm my awareness that 60% of all cycling will be above 2,000m altitude (peak race altitude is 2,750m). This will exert considerable cardio-vascular demands on my physiology.
I confirm that I have read and understood the Rift Valley Odyssey Rules
I confirm that I have read and understood the RVO Liability Disclaimer & Indemnity and will submit a signed Indemnity Form
Rift Valley Odyssey Liability Disclaimer & Indemnity
I acknowledge and agree that the Rift Valley Odyssey (“the event”) being a high speed cycling event, is an extreme sport and that it is inherent in the event that there is the risk of serious injury, illness, death and/or damage to sporting and other equipment.
I hereby indemnify and hold harmless the Rift Valley Odyssey organizers to the fullest extent possible in law, against any claims occasioned as a result of my participation in the event of whatsoever nature or howsoever caused, including, without limitation, any loss, injury, harm, illness, death or damage of whatsoever nature and howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly out of any act or omission, including negligent acts or negligent omissions by the parties, including any claim for consequential loss or damage, loss of profits or any claim by any of my dependents arising from events related to, in connection with or occasioned as a result of my participation in the event.
I appreciate and understand the risks inherent in the event and my participation therein. I accept these risks and confirm that I participate in the event at my own sole and absolute risk.
I confirm that I have read and agree to the terms of Rift Valley Odyssey Liability Disclaimer & Indemnity that is available online.