WILD RIDE 2023
The Wild Ride is a Family oriented cycling event to be held in Naivasha, Kenya. The ﬁrst ever edition of this event is scheduled for the 1st July 2023.
The Wild Ride will be delighted to deliver a family fun cycle challenge. This challenge shall cater for a full range of cycling abilities for men, women and children. Alongside the 50km main race, there will be a 30kms fun ride, team relay challenge and a short kids circuit to keep everyone occupied in addition to the interactive activities on oﬀer at the event village.
Kedong Ranch is a perfect wilderness to host the ﬁrst edition of the wild ride mountain bike challenge. When we were selecting a venue to host this inaugural event, we could not think of a better backdrop than Kedong Ranch (home to one of the famous Safari Rally circuits). Set on the slopes of Mt. Longonot and overlooking Lake Naivasha, Kedong Ranch will oﬀer riders the perfect mix of a rugged terrain in a beautiful setting full of wildlife such as zebras, giraﬀe, bat eared foxes, warthogs and various antelope species, while birds of prey circle overhead.
What’s great about this venue is that it will accommodate everyone: from the beginner mountain riders to the more seasoned riders to the young and young at heart. The main course will see the riders go through the local villages and end up at Kedong Ranch for the ﬁnish, with the kids and adult fun rides based fully in the ranch.
Elite Race; Will be a 50kms professional race that will be a test of speed in a mass start format. The race will also test the rider’s all-around strength, stamina and mental grit. The route will see the riders go through the local villages leading them into Kedong Ranch, around the safari rally course, with the winner crossing the ﬁnishing line ﬁrst.
This category includes;
Elite Men and Ladies (24yrs-39yrs)
Junior Men and Ladies (under 23yrs)
Veteran Men and Ladies (over 40yrs)
Fun Enthusiast Challenge – Mountain Bike Enthusiasts will ride through the 30km Safari Rally circuit In Kedong Ranch.
Team/corporate – A team comprising of 5 people. The challenge will see riders go around a 3 kms loop 5 times to cover a total of 15kms. Gender inclusivity will be encouraged.
Kids Challenge– The Kids’ challenge will be a short loop around the Fun village.
Challenge 1: 1km obstacle – Under 5yrs
Challenge 2: 9km – 6-8 years
The Fun village will be set in celebration of THE OUTDOORS! The eventful weekend is for anyone who enjoys or appreciates the bicycle, outdoors and wellness. Whether a cyclist or a spectator, people of all ages can share in the excitement of this event
If you love the idea of being part of a cool scene with active people who all share a passion for bicycles and the outdoors, come and enjoy an action-packed camaraderie and fun! Bike Festival is for road, gravel, and mountain bikers. It’s for kids, commuters and recreational cyclists. It is for outdoor and ﬁtness enthusiasts. It’s for everyone!
We will have other wellness players and partners exhibiting at the village. Music and assorted entertainment will also be served on site.
Celebrating the Outdoors: Enashipai Resort and Spa as one of the key tourism destinations in Naivasha is keen to showcase the beauty of the sub-county and celebrate the hiking and biking opportunities that Naivasha oﬀers to the world.
Celebrating Cycling: Beyond the recreation, we are keen to showcase bikes as a great mobility options as we move towards more sustainable lives and cities.
Promoting Health and Wellness: Siyara Spa in Naivasha as an award-winning destination spa will be our health and wellness sponsor to remind of the beneﬁts of maintaining active lifestyles.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
As a rider
Grab your bike and enjoy the challenge.
Come enjoy the festivities at Fun village and around the tracks.
As a sponsor
We welcome sponsors in various categories to partner with us to support the event by oﬀering
- Cash prizes for the winners
- in kind sponsorship to facilitate smooth ﬂow of the event e.g. transport, marshals, water, fruits, signage, ambulance, giveaways etc.
As a fun village exhibitor
We welcome like-minded suppliers to join us in the fun village to reach out to our common target market. Tents are on offer on the day for KES. 15,000 for small businesses and KES. 50,000 for corporates
Date: 01st JULY 2023
Adult Advance KES 1,500
Gate KES 2,000
Kids Advance KES 500
Gate KES 1,000
Team Relay (5pax) Advance KES 6,500
Gate KES 7,000
Spectators Advance KES 300
Gate KES 500
*Prices are not inclusive of bicycle rentals. Rental bikes are subject to availability. Kindly enquire for a rental bike for the day before registering.
Let’s enjoy the outdoors together!
- Where is the event going to be held?
Riders participating in the elite race will gather at Enashipai Resort and Spa from 7.00 am for registration and the flag off respectively. Participants of the other categories (Fun Challenge, Team Relay, Kids Challenge) and spectators will gather at the main venue; Kedong Ranch at 8:00am for registration.
- What is the date for the 2023 Challenge?
01st JULY 2023
- What are the requirements for a mountain biking activity?
Mountain biking is a dynamic sport that involves a total body workout. General fitness and health is required to participate in this event. It also requires endurance, speed, balance and technical skills to navigate through rough terrains.
- What equipment and clothing do I need for the challenge?
Mountain Bike You need a mountain bike or gravel bike for this challenge, functional and well serviced. E-mountain bikes are allowed in the event but will not be considered in the competitive rankings of each category..
Mountain bike helmet.
You will not be allowed to participate in the challenge without a helmet
Comfortable shoes, with good grips for biking/hiking and comfortable for using the bike’s pedals.
Knee pads, elbow pads and riding gloves, Protective glasses.
This are advised but not a requirement for participating in the challenge.
It is the responsibility of all riders to carry enough water and nutrition with them. Carry your own water bottle to refill at our water stations along the route.
Snacks, sunscreen, maps or GPS, extra clothing and a bike-repair kit.
- I will not be participating in the challenge, what can I do?
As a spectator you will share in the excitement of watching riders giving their all on the trails, cheering them on as they try outride their each other. We shall also have music played by a DJ, games and lots of food and drink at the venue. You can also take time to enjoy the great outdoors and take a short walk into the Kedong ranch.
- I don’t live in Naivasha where can I stay?
We offer accommodation at Enashipai resort and spa, from self-catering to executive rooms. Naivasha has lots of options for accommodation but we would love to host you at Enashipai and welcome you to the original #PlaceOfHappiness!
- Rental Bikes
The price is not inclusive of Rental bikes, kindly contact the sales team to enquire the availability of Rental bikes before registering for the challenge.
- Cancellation Policy
100% refund if by 15th June 2023, 50% refund if by 25th June 2023, 0% if cancellation is after 25th June. An entry can be rolled over to a friend.