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Silk Road Mountain Race

Bike 1,670km
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The Silk Road Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The clock does not stop and there are no prizes. It follows gravel, single and double track and old soviet roads that have long been forgotten and fallen into disrepair. There is very little tarmac. There is some walking, and at times there is great distances between resupply points.

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  1. 1670K

    Bike 1,670km

Silk Road Mountain Race route

The race starts with a ‘grand départ’ from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Riders will follow a 1670 kilometer fixed route that passes through three staffed control points. They will need to get a stamp in their brevet card at each, before finally heading to the finish line in Cholpon Ata, a beach resort on the north shore of lake Issyk-Kul, for a well deserved post-race beer or two. To earn a successful finish they will need to complete the course before the end of the after party on the 31st of August.

Event Details

What’s Included
Logistics: registration & start, 3 staffed checkpoints, finish line
Teams in the field : 3 control cars & 2 medic card in case of emergency
Race manual & .GPX tracks
GPS tracker & online tracking (discount for riders with their own trackers)
Some goodies
SRMR Race Cap
Resupply drop at Checkpoint 2
Bag drop at the finish line

Silk Road Mountain Race weather forecast

Overcast throughout the day.

27°C
Predicted highs
13°C
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