The Rift Valley Odyssey in partnership with Arusha Cycling Club and First National Bank will host the FNB RVO Tanzania on 5/6 December. This is a 2 day event, covering 130km with 2400m ascent.

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On Stage 1 the route will traverse high into the forests of Monduli Mountain.On stage 2 the route will remain at low altitude across rugged strewn savannah, with a loop around Shimo La Mungu Crater.

This event is open to all skill levels though a good level of physical fitness and mental preparation is required. The astounding scenery of the selected routes conceals the true physical challenge of the RVO. Whether one races for glory or rides for adventure, every rider will be challenged by self-navigation across this amazing terrain.

This will be a fun filled weekend with superb adventure riding in Tanzania, well worth the effort of cross border travel. I look forward to hosting many of you there. Please send me an email with any queries you might have.
RACE INFORMATION

WHAT: FNB RVO TANZANIA 2015
WHEN: 5 & 6 December 2015
WHERE: Dorobo Safaris – ARUSHA
STAGE 1: (70km – 1500m ascent) – Will ride high into the forests of Monduli Mountain
STAGE 2: (60km – 900m ascent) – Will cross the rugged crater strewn savannah, with a loop around Shimo la Mungu caldera.
NUMBER OF TEAMS: 50 Teams (100 riders)
REGISTRATION FEE: $120 or KES 12,500 – this includes the race pack and 2 x lunch vouchers for Saturday and Sunday (A good hearty meal)
PAYMENT DETAILS

Payments can be made through Arusha Cycling Club or to RVO in Kenya.
For more information on price breakdown and how to pay, visit the website on the MONEY TALK page.

Click here to register online.

REGISTRATION & COLLECTION OF RACE PACKS
Registration must be done online through the website on the SIGN UP page
Race packs must be collected on 4 December 2015 at the Race Village from 2pm – 6pm.
The Race briefing will take place at 6pm, followed by a hearty carbo-load dinner at the Race Village.
Registration closes on 30 November 2015.
Late registrations will have a 20 USD penalty fee added to the 120USD
RACE CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
Men: Both riders are male.
Women: Both riders are female.
Mixed: One rider is male and one rider is female.
Masters: Both riders are 40 years or older on 31 December of the year of the race.
Grand Masters: Both riders are 50 years or older on 31 December of the year of the race.
RACE FORMAT:
A team event for 2 – 3 partners.
The only course markings are the start and finish lines, each team must depend 100% upon their GARMIN GPS to self-navigate for 130 km.
Teams must remain together throughout their odyssey as the route traverses remote wilderness areas, so having a teammate provides support in case of any mishap.
If at any point partners separate by more than 2 minutes then a 1 hour time penalty will be applied.
Teams will start off at 2 minute intervals. Slowest first / fastest last.
Safety marshals on motorbikes and medical teams will be strategically placed along the route.

GARMIN GPS
If you do not own a GARMIN GPS, one can be purchased or hired through Arusha Cycling Club.
Please contact the race organiser Simone Paine to help you. simone@6degrees-africa.com

RACE VILLAGE
The race Village will be hosted at Dorobo Safaris – Olasiti – On the outskirts of Arusha Town.
4hr drive from Nairobi
15 minute drive from Arusha Airport
1hr 30min driver from Kilimanjaro International Airport

Dorobo serves as a convenient location close to Arusha town and nearby hotels, lodges and restaurants, including the NEW Sable Square Shopping Centre, where a few restaurants can be found, and a Barclays cash ATM. Dorobo is however still far enough from all the hussle and bustle of Arusha, in a private and beautiful natural environment. The Race Village will serve as a hub for all campers, participants and spectators. It will be the start and finish of the event on both stage days.

Also found at the Race Village will be THE FNB CHILL ZONE, which will host registration on Friday 4 December, as well as serve a convenient hub for mingling with other riders, relaxing after stage days and enjoying the atmosphere, where all meals, sodas, water, beers & wine will also be served.

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ACCOMMODATION
Dorobo are providing and managing the campsite and equipment. Semi luxury tents for both doubles and singles are available for hire (numbers are limited). There are shared showers and washroom facilities. No ensuite bathrooms.
PRICES FOR TENTED ACCOMMODATION
Single tent per night: $30
Double tent (sharing) per night: $20
Self Camping: A small fee will be charged for the use of facilities (TBC)
Enquiries for accommodation can be organised through Robin at robin@dorobo.co.tz

FOOD & CATERING
4 DECEMBER – Dinner
5 DECEMBER – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 DECEMBER – Breakfast & Lunch
2 x Lunch vouchers are included in the registration fee of $120. Additional lunches @ $15 per person.
For other meals: (4 Dec – Dinner | 5 Dec – Breakfast & Dinner | 6 December – Breakfast) = TOTAL $50
Water, soda, beers and wine will be available for purchase at the Race Village.
Enquiries for catering can be organised through Robin at robin@dorobo.co.tz
MASSAGE SERVICES
There will be massage services on both days. The massage tent will be located at the Race Village and will be run by Lisa Peterson. To book a session with her in advance, please contact her at lisa@dorobo.co.tz

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SPONSOR A RIDER
The Arusha Cycling Club is a grass roots initiative which began in 2003, and has been promoting cycling in the Arusha area, with a special emphasis on youth development. Having produced a professional cyclist, Richard Laizer, who was a young boy when he started cycling with the ACC. His first International contract was with the South African MTN Qhubeka feeder team. Richard is now a local celebrity, and a great role model to young people & his fellow peers in Tanzania.
To sponsor a rider or team – please contact Simone at simone@6degrees-africa.com

THANK YOU FIRST NATIONAL BANK FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
Pepsi
Warrior Security
Aqua King
Dorobo Safaris
Arusha Bicycle Center

Payment to RVO is via any of the 3 methods below. Once you make payment, please send me an email right away so that I can reconcile my records.

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A. Mpesa: Pay Bill option
Business #: 488488
Account: 1000294981

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B. KES deposit or bank transfer to:
Account: Rift Valley Odyssey
Bank: NIC Bank
Account: 1000294981
Branch: Village Market
Swift code: NINCKENA

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C. USD bank transfer to:
Account: Rift Valley Odyssey
Bank: NIC Bank
Account: 1000301438
Branch: Village Market
Swift code: NINCKENA

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Bank Physical address
NIC Bank
Village Market
Limuru Road
Nairobi, Kenya

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