Mt. Kenya Epik is Kenya’s toughest seven day cycling race, covering 470 kilometres from Naro Moru around the majestic Mt. Kenya, The race crosses 5 counties bordering the mountain, which include; Nyeri, Laikipia, Kirinyaga, meru and Embu. It will be a 2-person team mountain bike stage race and team members will have to race together for the entire distance of the race, looking after each other and their equipment. The 470 km route of the Mt. Kenya Epik will incorporate thrilling mixture of time trail trails, sweeping moorland paths, country lanes and forest single tracks. Participants will experience stunning views and great support from the local spectators whilst they gain a real sense of satisfaction as they make your way around the great Mountain. A full range of rider abilities are represented, a small number of top riders make the trip but most of the field will be made up of weekend riders just looking to complete the challenge and enjoy themselves while having a laugh with like minded mountain bikers. Mt. Kenya Epik gets its inspiration from South Africa’s biggest mountain Bike race; The ABSA Cape Epic, the organizers of MKE will ensure that the event matches up to the now international event. As a world-class cycling event, Mt. Kenya Epik serves as a valuable platform for company exposure to both an international and local market place.
To drum up Buzz for the Mt. Kenya Epik event to be held in November King Bike Limited will be holding Mountain bike Build Up Events in three different locations which will include;
- KALRO Challenge 1st August 2015
- Githunguri Adventure 29th August 2015
- Naro MoruTrail Trial 3rd October 2015
BUILD UP EVENT 1
Event: KALRO Challenge
Date: 25th July 2015
Venue: Muguga Forest- KALRO Grounds
The Mt. Kenya Epik endorsed event is an open events for riders of any standard in a area (Kikuyu) that is the home Kenyan cycling, producing some of the world’s leading cyclists including World and Tour De France Stage Yellow Jersey and multiple stage winner, Chris Froome. The KALRO CHALLENGE Cycling race will cover 80km in the Mugoga forest and surrounding rural roads, this will be an opportunity to for the riders to enjoy the magnificent Kiambu countryside and it will also be the perfect place to train with your partner for the bigger race later in the year. Two person teams will all begin at a mass start against the clock for awards in various gender, age, and ability divisions. Participants on Tandem bikes will also be allowed to race!
DAVID KINJAH / BOBBY RERIANI
KING BIKE LTD,
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