Livingstone MTB

Livingstone

Livingstone MTB

Livingstone Sports Festival is proud to present the second Livingstone MTB. This event is suitable for the whole family. The route requires you to cycle 17 KM around Livingstone, and a further 17 KM for the more competent rider. The event is family oriented, allowing for all cyclists that  are competent enough to ride a minimum of 17 KM to take part! 

Enter the event at the bottom of this page..

The Explore Livingstone Bike Ride falls on the back of a weekend of Biking.  A day before our event is the Enduro hosted by Livingstone Motorbike Festival! You don’t want to miss out on all the fun! Find out more about the Motorbike Enduro at https://livingstonemotorbikefestival.com 

long weekend event schedule 

Date: TBD

[Dinner at the Mukuni Boma]

19:00 Avani Hotel

Cost K655, chidren 3-12 half price

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Date: TBD

[Food and craft market]

8:00 – 19:00  Avani pool area – free

Contact: lmulikelela@avanihotels.com

[MTB Sign on] 

8:00 – 9:00  Activity Center, Avani Hotel

Online Registration, entry  K150, late entry K250.

Contact: image@es.events

[MTB Treasure Hunt]

9:00 – 12:00  Avani to ZAF (just after Harry Nkumbula Airport)

Treasure hunt suitable for the whole family

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[MTB Race]

12:00 ZAF (just after Harry Nkumbula Airport) – Liondo  Farm, 16a

Competent riders

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[Sunset Cruise]

16:00 – 18:00 African Princess

K350, Cash bar, limited availability

Contact: image@es.events

The Route

The Livingstone MTB will be broken down in two legs.

The first leg starts at Avani (Activity Center) and ends at ZAF ( Next to Harry Mwanga Nkubula International Airport)

The first leg is the treasure hunt section. This section will be on tar, passing through Livingstone city and finishing at the ZAF base close to the airport. The event will be an easy going event with safety officials patrolling the entire route. This ride is suitable for every member of the family .Riders will be required to ride to the locations below – collecting letters to create the word “SIMONGA”. Only riders that have completed the full word will be eligible for a medal.

 

 

Place

Letter

1

Steam Train

S

2

Int. Harry Nkumbula Airport

I

3

Maramba Bridge

M

4

Old Livingstone Vehicle Assembly Plant

O

5

New Bus Station

N

6

Governors House

G

7

Airplane – ZAF

A

 

The second leg is a 17 KM dash to Liongo farm from the ZAF base. This is a sandy, off road pass behind the national park. The route will be marked, support will also be available at the halfway mark. The ride is suitable for competent cyclists on their mountain bikes. 

A prize giving for podium finishes, and a few surprise draws will be held at Liondo farm.

ENTRY FEE

ZMW 150 for the MTB Event.

Entries close on Wednesday December 01st at 4 PM. Late entry is ZMW 250. 

Accommodation

Accommodation offers are available at the following hotels and lodges:

Avani Victoria Falls Resort (Long Weekend Escape offer)

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

 (Long Weekend Escape offer)

Protea Hotel (Hero’s and Unity Weekend Offer)

Refreshments

A food and craft market will run the whole day at Avani (the start)

Water points will be available at various clue collection points.

Food and drink will be on sale at the finish.

 

** NB: ALL COVID -19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ENFORCED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH WILL BE ENFORCED**

 

Do you have unanswered questions?

Read our FAQ’s to see if your question is there. If not, get in touch with us through out contact page. 

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Guidelines 

No helmet, no ride.

You will be required to sign an indemnity form before collecting your race pack. 

Be respectful of other riders on the course. If they want to pass you, give them space. If you want to pass them, say “on your left” or “track,” and wait for them to let you pass. 

Shortcutting the course will disqualify you from receiving prizes.

Be aware of your surroundings— there are elephants and other wildlife in the area. If you encounter dangerous wildlife, get to a safe place and wait for the sweep vehicle. 

There will be water points along the route, make sure you bring enough water and food to get to each one. We recommend drinking 1 litre of water every hour, and eating a bite of food every 40 mins. 

There will be sweep vehicles, in case you need to get help or drop out.

The course & schedule is subject to change up to the day before the race, but we will keep riders updated on our Facebook page. 

We will provide emergency contact information in the race packet at registration— please bring your cell phone with you and input the contact details the day before.

If you have tubes in your tires, we recommend switching to tubeless to avoid punctures.

The event will adhere to all Covid -19 regulations as prescribed by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. 

past Highlights

FAQ’s for Cycling

What type of bike can I use?

We obviously recommend the use of a mountain bike for an off-road ride. These are stronger and more durable to the difficult terrain. Hybrid bikes are also welcome, but we do not recommend the use of road bikes at these events.

How far is a 'ride'?

The event offers a variety of distances determined only by your will. What are you made of? Please note that there will be an age cap on the longer distances.

How much food should I take with me on a ride?

Not much, that’s because our support team will feed you. You are encouraged to bring your own secret formula – whatever makes your wheels turn!

Do I need to know how to fix a puncture?

Ideally yes. It may be worth learning the basics. Most of the time it’s better to carry a spare inner tube and change that if you get a puncture while out on a ride. Our support team will help you if you have any complications. It’s also important to make sure that your tyres are checked and correctly inflated before you go out.

I’m finding it difficult to stick to my training schedule. Will I manage the course?

Yes! The course should be manageable for any regular cyclist.  It is still important to train for the distance you are entering. We highly recommend sticking to a decent training schedule, especially if you intend to be competitive. Ready to train now, right?

Do I really need to stretch?

Stretching allows you to maintain a full range of movement in the muscles and helps to prevent injury. It’s key to do this after your bike ride. If the session has been intense or if it’s been very cold, it’s better to stretch after you’ve warmed up. It’s also important to warm up before you start cycling, not doing this can lead to pulled muscles.

Still have unanswered questions? View our General FAQ’s or contact us.