The Rwandan Epic team has a shared passion for Rwanda, mountain biking and seeing people and communities uplifted through cycling.
The stage race in the heart of Africa will be back in the first week of November 2023, roughly the same time of year as in 2022. Albeit a small event in participation numbers, with a max of 75 teams, the courses and participants make the Rwandan Epic an outstanding race that keeps on getting better. The tickets are for sale from December 5th ranging from 1100 to 2600 EUR per person for the 5 days.
The Rwandan Epic stage race has quickly gained recognition in both the African and international scene, with Karl Platt and Jean Eric Habimana winning the 2021 edition (held in March 2022) & Jens Scheurmans and Frans Claes in November 2022, and a growing number of amateurs signing up each edition. The organizers aim to keep the event small in scale but big in impact, by offering scholarships and discounted fees to local talent, mainly covered by the entry fees of international riders.
Although the course for the next edition has not yet been announced, the Rwandan Epic team is not planning big changes which means a start with an urban prologue in the capital city Kigali, a queen stage of 85 km and 2300 metres of elevation gain, a more explosive stage around the Twin Lakes area of the country and a unique XCO style stage on the slopes of the Volcanoes National park. The final stage is guaranteed to once again go towards the Kivu Lake for the finish beach party. Rwanda is known as the country of 1000 hills, and the course reflects that with lots of climbing, with plenty of single track and some nice natural rock gardens.
Super Early Bird tickets are for sale for one week only, after which a regular early bird will run for two more months. All standard fee and LUX fee tickets offer hotel accommodation, yet for the first time the organisation will test out a limited number of tickets for adventurers who are happy to sleep in tents.
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