Event info – Rwandan Epic

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Only Sunday tickets are still available

Course info now online, check here

The 2020 Rwandan Epic is a Mountain Bike event in and around Musanze, in the North of Rwanda. It offers challenge, adventure and exploration for MTB riders from all different levels. 

Saturday 21st of November, a full on XCM race is organized, on a signposted course closed for traffic, amateurs can test themselves against the best riders from Rwanda and Europe, the winner will take on 4 laps of 13.5km each, how many can you complete? 

In the afternoon, there is time for relaxation, entertainment and some interesting workshops, and we end the day with a cozy bonfire. 

Sunday, finally, is for Epic Riding, you can either follow a guide or self-navigate (GPS tracks will be provided), on the 30km, the 60km or the 90km course.  

Race categories: Pro, East African, Amateur, Male & Female

Entry fee: see below

Saturday race: Race format with mass start. 4 laps of 15km, with 200m elevation gain per lap. Closed for traffic, signposted route.  Open for all levels of cyclists.

Saturday events: In afternoon, there will be workshops, pilates, massage, live music, bonfire, BBQ,....

Sunday ride: Choose your distance: 30km (400m elevation gain), 60 km (1200m elevation gain), 90km (2000m elevation gain). Self navigation (gps files will be made available) or guided tour (guided group rides for each of the distances)

Included in entry fee

! See pricing table below!

  • Hotels (2 nights) 
  • Full board (3 meals/day)
  • Aid stations during the race and ride
  • Timing for the race
  • First aid stand-by
  • Massage service *
  • Bike wash service * 
  • Athlete bag and goodies 
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Prize money for Rwandan Athlete
  • Athlete guide 
  • Athlete briefing
  • Finisher party
  • GPX and on course marking
  • Traffic free race course! Race marshals present. 

* included for VIP tickets

 

Race hotels:

Standard: Africa Rising Cycling Center (4 bed appartement style)
VIP: Tiloreza (luxury boutique hotel)

Not included in entry fee

  • Mechanical service (mechanics will be on site, service at low price)
  • Transport Kigali-Musanze (can be booked separately)
  • Health insurance
  • Tourist activities in Rwanda (contact us for tourism deals)
  • Bike tour November 23-26 (Tour deal info here)

Event schedule (tbc)



For those who might not be satisfied with this 2 day epic adventure, we will proposed a 4 day catered tour along the best trails of the country, from Monday November 23 until Thursday 27. More info here 

Entry Fee



Race entry

Transport Kigali-Musanze

Hotels Musanze (2 nights, Friday Saturday)

Food

Bike Wash

Basic bike mechanic

Massage

Race Jersey

Access to side events (pilates, workshops, photoshoot,...)

Bonfire and BBQ Saturday evening 

Timing and GPS tracking

Weekend Package

RWF 200k

Or EUR 175

Both Events

Available for fee 

Africa Rising Cycling Center (shared 4 bed rooms)*

Standard breakfast, lunch, dinner

Available for fee

Available for fee

Available for fee 

Available for fee

Yes

Yes

Timing

V.I.P. package

RWF 400k

Or EUR 350

Both Events

Available for fee 

Tiloreza Boutique Hotel (swimming pool and luxury rooms)**

Luxury breakfast, standard lunch & dinner

Included

Included

Daily massage included

Available for fee 

Yes

Yes

Timing

Fan package

RWF 150k

Or EUR 130 (VIP update per request)

Both Events

Available for fee 

Same hotel as athlete

Included

n.a.

n.a.

Available for fee 

Available for fee

Yes

Yes

n.a.

Day entry

RWF 55k

Or EUR 50

Single event

Not available

Not included

Not include

Available for fee

Available for fee

n.a.

Available for fee

Access to all afternoon activities

Depening on COVID regulation

Only for Saturday race 

*ARCC not fit for couples sharing
** ARCC and Tiloreza depending on availability