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Rwandan Epic 2024

The Rwandan Epic is back, starting on October 21st and Finishing on October 25th. With world and national champions on the list of previous winners, the Rwandan Epic promises to be as tough as it is beautiful. After each stage there is time to discover the stunning country as a tourist as well.

Every team that signs up, will be timed and ranked at the finish line. Solo riders are allowed to sign up and will be ranked in GC, but have no awards, jersey, or podium ceremony. Riders who lose a teammate along the race will also be allowed to continue solo, out of competition. Riders can compete on an e-bike but out-of competition*.

We strive to provide opportunities to as many of the East African talent as we can, and each entry to the race will sponsor 15% of an East African spot. Want to sponsor more, you can select some extra donation at checkout!**

* Be aware it’s difficult to travel with an e-bike, inform with your airline before booking!

** In case donations surpass the number of EA talent we manage to get to the in Rwandan Epic start line, 100% of funds will go to the development of the MTB sport in Rwanda. 

  • Dates: October 21 to 25 2024 (Mandatory Briefing October 20 at 3pm)
  • Stages: 5 (1 prologue style, 3 XCM style, 1 XCO style)
  • Slots: 75 teams max 
  • Categories: Female Teams, Male Teams, Mixed Teams, Out-of-Competition

Early Bird Tickets

Early Bird Tickets Available until the end of February 2024

Self Supported


Enter the race, arrange yourself

  • Race Entry (5 stages) and access to prizes. Daily Dinner.
  • No accommodation, breakfast, lunch
  • See below for full comparison between packages



USD 1850 from 1st of March!

  • Race Entry (5 stages) and access to prizes
  • 6 nights accommodation (Full Board) in dorm rooms
  • See below for full comparison between packages



USD 2350 from 1st of March!

  • Race Entry (5 stages) and access to prizes
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in twin rooms (solo room upgrades available)
  • Extra support throughout the event
  • See below for full comparison between packages



USD 3500 from 1st of March!

  • Race Entry (5 stages) and access to prizes
  • LUX 4**** hotel accommodation in twin rooms (solo room upgrades available)
  • Full support from arrival in Rwanda to departure.
  • See below for full comparison between packages

.East African Residents receive a 15% discount on Basic Tickets. Residents please contact us directly with proof of residence and we will offer you a discount code

Group and package bookings

Groups of 10 riders or more qualify for group discounts. We can also build packages for you including safari and plane tickets. Get in touch


  • Male: 2 men of 18+
  • Female: 2 women of 18+
  • Mix: 1 man, 1 woman of 18+
  • Solo riders (no awards)

Any teams with a combined age of 100 or more automatically qualify for the SILVERBACK category, and are eligible for the special silverback jersey


See below for comparison between packages

Race entry

Start each of the five stages,

Timing System

Time at finish line

GPS tracking

Live tracking of your position

Closed roads and signage

Roads are closed or traffic controlled, and signposted.

Athlete bag and goodies

Athlete bag with goodies


6 nights of hotels (except self support), from the night before to the night after the race


All transport during the event. Hotel to start, finish to hotels, and transfers if applicable.

Bag transport

Your athlete bag will be waiting for you at the finish line

Prize Money

Prize money only for African athletes

Finish award

You finish, you get an award

Medical support

Medical team available for all athletes

Aid Stations

Food, drinks and mechanical support

Beach Party

After the final stage, athlete dinner and party at lake Kivu

4G SIM card

You will receive a 4G capable SIM card with some credit preloaded

Support locals

Part of each entry covers the costs for local talent to start the race

Social events

Group ride with Rwandan youth organized before the event

HD pictures

Race pictures will be made available for free to all riders for non-commercial purposes

Breakfast and dinner

6 nights at full board

Post race massage

By expert massagists

Bike wash and mechanic

Available for a fee at finish line and athlete village
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4 pricing categories, compare them here

Race entry for all the stages, access to prizes and awardsEverything which is included in the Self Supported PackageEverything which is included in the BASIC PackageEverything which STANDARD Package
Timing and GPS tracking6 nights of accommodation in dorm rooms6 nights of hotel in top hotels in a twin room (solo upgrade available)6 nights of hotel in 4**** hotels with pool in a twin room (solo upgrade available)
Aid stations and medical supportLunch and BreakfastRwandan Epic JerseyFree post-race massage
Athlete bag and goodiesAll transport, including transport back to KigaliFree Bike Wash after every stageAirport pickup and drop-off
Daily briefing and rider dinner4G sim card received at RegistrationPriority transport in luxury vehicles

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Exact timings might still change

  • Saturday 19 October
    • Optional social ride
  • Sunday 20 October
    • Mandatory race briefing at 3pm
    • Stay in Kigali at race hotel
  • Monday 21 October
    • Stage 1 : Kigali-Kigali, 15km prologue
    • Stay in Kigali at race hotel 1
  • Tuesday 22 October
    • Stage 2 : Kigali - Mount Kabuye, 85km 2300m+
    • Stay in Musanze at race hotel 2
  • Wednesday 23 October
    • Stage 3 : Kinigi - Musanze, 73km 1600m+
    • Stay in Musanze at race hotel 2
  • Thursday 24 October
    • Stage 4 : Kinigi - Kinigi , 32km 400m+ XCO
    • Stay in Musanze at race hotel 2
  • Friday 25 October
    • Stage 5 : Nyabihu - Rubavu, 62km 1400m+
    • Finish Party in Rubavu
    • Stay in Rubavu at race hotel 3
    • Optional transport back to Kigali (expected arrival at 11pm)
  • Saturday 26 October
    • Optional transport back to Kigali (expected arrival at 1pm)
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Fan Tickets

Bring your friends and family to experience this adventure together