Race Information

Race Route

Live The Legend, Be a Khan.

In 2017 the MONGOLIA BIKE CHALLENGE presented by SELLE SMP will be new and improved and better than ever, and that is guaranteed! 

Shorter stages and brand new routes will offer a wider variety of participants the chance to experience the incredible beauty of the Mongolian landscape. 

With every night to to be spent under the romantic roof of a traditional Mongolian ger, you'll come as close as possible to experiencing what life must have been like for people in the days of Genghis Khan, with your two-wheeled steed parked up outside. 

It is not simply restyling. This, in fact, is a revolution.

The 2017 MONGOLIA BIKE CHALLENGE presented by SELLE SMP: where the impossible becomes possible!

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DISCOVER 2017 EDITION STAGE BY STAGE
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Description:

  • WE ARE GOING TO SLEEP IN A GER CAMP.
  • BED AND "HOT SHOWER"
  • 3G COVERAGE

Overview

Departure: Ulaan Baatar Down Town
Arrival: GEO MANDAL GER CAMP
Distance: 105Km
Daily Climb: 1930m

Difficulty

Climb Awards: 1
Technical Challenge: Low
Physical Challenge: Medium-High

Race Timing

Start Time: 9:30
Max. Allowed Time: 10 h
Last Arrival Time: 7:30 pm

Description:

The Mongolia Bike Challenge shows racers very quickly what this race is all about – a tough challenge set within epic, natural beauties. The track varies between fast and smooth to rough and somewhat technical. 
 

  • WE ARE GOING TO SLEEP IN A GER CAMP.
  • BED AND "HOT SHOWER"
  • 3G COVERAGE

Overview

Departure: GEO MANDAL GER CAMP
Arrival: GEO MANDAL GER CAMP
Distance: 120Km
Daily Climb: 2750m

Difficulty

Climb Awards: 2
Technical Challenge: Medium
Physical Challenge: Very High

Race Timing

Start Time: 8:30 am
Max. Allowed Time: 10 h
Last Arrival Time: 6:30 pm

Description:

Another challenging stage set within the characteristic Siberian tundra landscape of this area. You are now racing in the Khan Khentii National Park where the valleys are full of nomadic families and their herds.

  • TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO SLEEP IN OUR CAMP.
  • DON'T FORGET YOUR WARM SLEEPING BAG AND MATTRESS
  • NO 3G COVERAGE + NO WI-FI...ENJOY YOUR STAY :) 

Overview

Departure: GEO MANDAL GER CAMP
Arrival: TUUL RIVER
Distance: 117Km
Daily Climb: 2110m

Difficulty

Climb Awards: 2
Technical Challenge: High
Physical Challenge: High

Race Timing

Start Time: 8:30 am
Max. Allowed Time: 10 h
Last Arrival Time: 6:30 pm

Description:

The difficulty in today’s stage is the long distance. With 143km, Stage 4 is the longest stage of the MBC. No tourists visit this area so the trails are used only by locals and even then, infrequently. BTW this will be a really fast stage. 

  • WE ARE GOING TO SLEEP IN A GER CAMP.
  • BED AND "HOT SHOWER"
  • BAD 3G COVERAGE + POOR WI-FI

Overview

Departure: TUUL RIVER
Arrival: STEPPE NOMAD GER CAMP
Distance: 143Km
Daily Climb: 1150m

Difficulty

Climb Awards: 1
Technical Challenge: Low
Physical Challenge: Medium

Race Timing

Start Time: 8:30 am
Max. Allowed Time: 10 h
Last Arrival Time: 6:30 pm

Description:

This stage is relatively short but should not be taken lightly. We will finish in the XIII Century National Park. 

  • WE ARE GOING TO SLEEP IN A GER CAMP.
  • BED AND COLD SHOWER
  • NO 3G COVERAGE + NO WI-FI...ENJOY YOUR STAY :) 

Overview

Departure: STEPPE NOMAD GER CAMP
Arrival: XIII CENTURY
Distance: 88Km
Daily Climb: 1481m

Difficulty

Climb Awards: 3
Technical Challenge: Medium
Physical Challenge: High

Race Timing

Start Time: 9:30
Max. Allowed Time: 10 h
Last Arrival Time: 7:30 pm

Description:

We are proud to announce this last stage as our Time trial Stage
This will start at 10 am, seeing the last rider on the GC setting off first, in ascending order in 1 minute intervals, with the first rider on the GC setting off last. The course is mostly fast double track, with a total of 489 mt gained over the route. There will be no refueling station along the course, so be sure to take what you need with you.
This evening is our reward banquet. We will crown our Champions and award the Official Finishers with the Mongolia Bike Challenge.

  • WE ARE GOING TO SLEEP IN A GER CAMP.
  • BED AND COLD SHOWER
  • NO 3G COVERAGE + NO WI-FI...ENJOY YOUR STAY :) 

Overview

Departure: XII CENTURY
Arrival: XIII CENTURY
Distance: 25Km
Daily Climb: 489m

Difficulty

Climb Awards: 1
Technical Challenge: Low
Physical Challenge: High

Race Timing

Start Time: 10:00 am
Max. Allowed Time: 4 h
Last Arrival Time: 2:00 pm

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