8am, 12th March 2011
A new two-day mountain bike race for 2011 which will consist of a hilly course on the foot hills of Monduli mountain and Mt Meru. The estimated route is 56 kms with elevation gains of 2000 meters – very rough track in places, dust and rocks. There will be two water and banana supply spots – one where the race crosses the main Nairobi highway and another up on Meru following the Mianzini road to where it meets the race track.
1st Prize: A mountain Bike & TShs 150,000
2nd Prize: A mountain Bike & TShs 100,000
3rd Prize: TShs 80,000
4th Prize: TShs 60,000
5th Prize: TShs 40,000
6th Prize: TShs 20,000
1st Prize: TShs 100,000
Senior’s Race (45 yrs plus)
1st Prize: two mountain bike tyres and a new set of knees
REGISTRATION is now moved to SATURDAY 7AM at the SARI/TGT turnoff – see below.
THE SATURDAY STAGE will start at the TPRI turnoff on the Arusha – Namanga Road.
PLEASE MEET on SATURDAY at the Selian Agricultural Research Institute / Tanzania Game Trackers turn off, just after the Arusha Airport Road at 8AM, and everyone will ride up together to the start:
Race meeting map – riders will ride north from the SARI / TGT turn-off to the start
THE SATURDAY STAGE COURSE will be fully marked and is shown in the map below. Please note that some parts of the course have been occluded in the map below by cloud, and where this happens, the route shown is not exact.
The 2011 Masika Mountain Bike Race Course
DOWNLOAD THE COURSE TO YOUR GPS! (GPX file: 45kB)
We recommend that you don’t use this GPS track as an authoritative race route: please rely on the course markings, as the GPS Track is only an estimate in places and the race route may change at any time. We will update the GPS track if and as we can.
THE SUNDAY STAGE COURSE will start at 9:30 AM and will involve riding as many laps as possible in two hours. The main race will be proceeded by a ½ hour race on a short track for kids – ages 12 and under.