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Elgon Enduro.

Race week 2019

2nd - 3rd Feb : 2019

Join us for two days of Enduro racing in the Ugandan sun. Full race package includes airport shuttles, food and accommodation. 3 days guided riding followed by two days of Enduro stage racing. Read on below for more details and then get in touch to register!

Two-day race only pack also available.

FORMAT:

The Enduro World Series defines Enduro Racing as:

“Enduro mountain bike racing is designed to be the definitive test for the mountain biker, with the focus of each event on creating a great atmosphere, community, competition and adventure for the competitor, including the best riding on the best terrain available in the host region.

The racing platform… …allows riders to compete against each other, starting individually, on special stages which are designed to challenge the rider’s technical ability and physical capacity.”

We have designed our race around this format with two days of Enduro stages in the beautiful hills of Mount Elgon. For more information on all things Enduro check : ENDURO WORLD SERIES

SATURDAY 2nd FEB:

Today we ride around the Sipi and Chebonet valleys in an area dubbed ‘mini Utah’. We’ll ride out together from our base at Noah’s Ark in Sipi Falls.

30km. 4 timed stages. Ride out and ride / hike liaisons with a shuttle back at the end of the day. Start time 7.30am at Noah’s Ark camp (Opposite Sipi River Lodge) in Sipi Falls.

SUNDAY 3rd FEB:

Today we start the day with a shuttle to Teryet, 20km up the mountain at 2600m ASL. After unloading and a short warm up ride we drop into the main event, a 9km 700m descent for an incredible Enduro stage that’s going to test the stamina of all our riders! After a beautiful liaison through the valley we drop into our 2nd stage of the day that brings us down to the plains below at 1100m. A huge day of descending! Shuttle and refreshments will be waiting for us as we’ll sure to be hot as we finish the day.

30km. 2 timed stages.

Start time 6.30am at Noahs Ark camp (Opposite Sipi River Lodge) in Sipi Falls.

ACCOMMODATION:

The event is hosted from Noah’s Ark Campsite - directly across the road from Sipi River Lodge. Here we will hold all our briefings, meetings, have a bike wash and mechanic set up as well as group meals, parties etc. We will also meet here at the pre-arranged start times for each day of racing. Our full race pack includes camping here as well, but there are other accommodation options too.

If you select the domestic 2 package and then sort your own accommodation that’s easiest for us the prices at Noah’s Ark are below:

The available accommodation and prices including breakfast and dinner are:

Camping . $10 per person.

Single room. $40 per person

Double / Twin room.  $25 per person

Cottage. Single / double / twin. $50 per person.

All prices are including breakfast and dinner.

For bookings at Noah’s Ark please call and book directly with Dorothy who is the wonderful lady who will look after us all there – her number is +256777495349

Sipi River Lodge - The best accommodation in Sipi Falls with two tiers of accommodation, please visit the website and make your own booking if you wish to stay here - we’ll give you lunch so you can go for the Half Board option if you stay there.

TIMING’s:

WED 30th: Guided training ride for Day 1’s stages. (Shuttle at the end of the day around $10)

THU 31st: Guided training ride for Day 2’s stages. (Shuttle start and end of the day about $25)

FRI 1st: Free day, stages will remain open for some of the day for anyone wanting to ride. Registration for number plates and signing indemnities FRIDAY 5pm - 9pm, Noah’s Ark.

FRIDAY night at 9pm briefing for the next day. 9pm at Noah’s Ark.

SAT 2nd: 6.30am - 7am late registration, collection of number plates. 7am briefing, 7.30am depart.

8pm Noah’s Ark - around the fire, briefing for day 2.

SUN 3rd: 6.30am load bikes and depart.

3pm Podium and prize giving. Party.

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Enduro racing in the heart of Uganda.

Join us for 2 days of Enduro stage racing on some of the most incredible natural terrain in Eastern Uganda, riding down the flanks of Mt Elgon, the largest freestanding volcanic base in the world. Day 1 sees us session 'mini Utah' around fingers rock and some short but super fun and tech stages. 4 or 5 stages with about 30km of riding. On day 2 we take a shuttle up to 2600m on the edge of Mt Elgon National Park, from here we hit some incredible long descents and ride 4 - 5 stages all the way to the valley floor at 1100m . Two days of incredible riding on natural terrain it some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. The full package includes all meals and beers and tented accommodation (tents and mattresses included). 

Date.

Race only: Sat & Sun, 2nd & 3rd February 2019

Race week full package: Tuesday Jan 29 2019 - Monday Feb 4 2019

Registration.

Limited to 40 Riders.

Open registration from Feb 1st 2018 to Jan 26th, 2019.

Cost. 

EARLYBIRD RATE UNTIL JANUARY 5th 2019 (then plus 10%)

Full race package: $845

Domestic Race Package 1: $200

Domestic Race Package 2: $100 (Race entry only) /

(+5.5% Paypal fee)

What is included:

Full race package:

2 days guided trail riding in Sipi Falls / Mt. Elgon.

A 2-day full marked course through different communities of Mt. Elgon, Uganda.

A full daily description of the race and daily riders meeting.

Return Airport transfers. (Conditions apply)

Land Transportation and bike shuttles starting Jan 29 - Feb 4.

6 Nights of lodging during the race. (Camping - tent and mattress' provided.)

6 breakfasts.

7 lunches.

6 Dinners.

Snacks and aid stations during the race.

Beer and hydration kit at base camps and after party.

Medical Assistance. Medic and Ambulance on site during race.

Mechanical Assistance. (Work station and tools available for riders to use.)

Commemorative Hat.

Media team covering event with photos and video clips.

Domestic 1 package:

A 2-day full marked course through different communities of Mt. Elgon, Uganda.

A full daily description of the race and daily riders meeting.

Snacks and aid stations during the race.

Meals and camping at race village for 2 days and 2 nights.

Beer and hydration kit at base camps and after party.

Medical Assistance.

Mechanical Assistance.

Commemorative Hat.

Media team covering event with photos and video clips.

Domestic 2 package:

A 2-day full marked course through different communities of Mt. Elgon, Uganda.

A full daily description of the race and daily riders meeting.

Snacks and aid stations during the race.

Medical Assistance.

Mechanical Assistance.

Commemorative Hat.

Media team covering event with photos and video clips.

Recommended Packing list:

Clothes for hot weather - 25 - 32 celsius (can be cool in the evening)

Lightweight sleeping bag

Full suspension bike

Spare derailleur hanger

2 spare tubes

1 spare tires

2 brake pads

Sealing bottle

Multi Tool

Hydration backpack

Sunblock and personal items

First aid kit

Kneepads, elbow pads

*optional full face helmet

Medical:

Check with your doctor for necessary precautions before travel.

All visitors to Uganda must carry a valid Yellow Fever immunisation card.

Anti-malaria tablets.

All competitors must have AMREF Gold cover (Regional emergency evacuation insurance)

It costs about $50 for a year. Details below.

https://flydoc.org/maisha-air-ambulance-cover/

CANCELLATION POLICY:

The registration is non transferable. 

Standard entry fee: 75% refund before December 31st 2018. 

After December 31st 2018 is a NO refund policy without exception.

Travel:

Airport pick up from Entebbe Airport on Jan 29 2019 at 10am

Entebbe drop off at either Via Via guesthouse / Airport on Feb 4th by 8pm

Please plan your flights around these timings (give 3 hours to check in so the earliest departure on Feb 4th should be 11pm) - if you need to  arrive / depart the day before / after please let us know - we will use Via Via guesthouse as our Entebbe base with an additional charge for a dorm bed / private room etc.

It is a 6hr drive from Entebbe to Sipi Falls depending on traffic and weather, with a lunch stop in Jinja. Bikes will stay in bags until arrival in Sipi where we can build them up.

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Be part of something incredible...

Unique Enduro racing in Uganda!

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Add a summit to your trip...

Why not make your trip the most incredible holiday and add an expedition up Mt Elgon? Climb up to 4321m and shred all the way back down on this 2 day add on. Dates Feb 5 and 6th. Add on price: $300 plus $150 Park entry. (Usually $350)