Will there be a finisher party?
There definitely will be, on the night of Friday 10th....
What are the requirements to enter?
You need to be at least 18 years of age at the day of the race start, and sign a note stating you are physically fit. You will also need to be able to show proof of insurance. ...
What prize money does the winner receive?
In the bikepacking racing tradition, there is no prize money. But thanks to our sponsors, the fastest male, female and pair will receive some nice souvenirs to take home...
Will my supporters be able to follow my race online?
Yes, you will be provided with a GPS tracker, and a livetracking page will be on our website for all who wish to follow the race online....
Is any outside support allowed?
This is a self supported race. This means: no drafting, no support cars, not accepting any help offered by supporters, and fixing your own bike in case of mechanicals. Everyone can make use of all commercially available services such as hotels, restaurants or local bike mechanics. ...
Which kind of bike do I need?
This is a race for gravel bikes. Although riders have finished it successfully on rim brake road bikes and on 29" MTBs, if you ask us, take a gravel bike with 35mm or wider tyres. ...
What is included in the entry fee?
Local Sim Card with 4g functionality (works on 99% of the route)
Luggage storage during the race
Discounts at partnering hotel in Kigali
Rental of GPS tracker & real-time live tracking
GPX file of the route
Food and lodging at selected check points
Race goodies (incl. T-shirt, race cap, Rwandan gifts)
HD versions of pictures taken by our photographers
How long will the race take? What if I don’t make the time limit?
The race starts at 5am on January 29 with a time limit of 139 hours, which means you have to be back in Kigali by the finish party on Friday February 4th (6 days and 15 hours later), cut off times for each CP will be published later.
If you don’t make a cut off time, of course you are allowed to finish the course on your own pace, you will still receive a finish time in the ranking, although OTL. ...
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