Leisure riding & bike hire
A few mountain bikes are available for hire in Kerio View. Others may be available in Iten town; bring your own if you can.
This is a relatively new sport in Kenya; but it is taking off in a big way. The dominant cycling team is KENYAN RIDERS, based in Iten. The main event of the year, is the Great Rift Valley Challenge (GRVC).
Kerio View is proud to be one of the sponsors of this race (usually in Sept.) which attracts riders from all over Kenya and neighboring countries.
The GVRC, which has the support of the counties on both sides of the Kerio Valley (Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo Counties) is a 120 km event. It involves 3735 m of climbing in a probable winning time of 3½ – 4 hours. The 24 km from Biretwo to Iten is an “hors” section to rival the famous mountain course stages in the Tour de France.
The highland plateaus and hills offer a multitude of rural and forest tracks. There are few restrictions on their use; so literally thousands of kilometers of biking trails are potentially available. Along the trail you will always find the local people friendly. Be courteous to them.
Several dedicated trails have been created on the escarpment. They offer exciting downhill rides that can take you down to the Kerio Valley (a vertical descent of over 1 km).
The BOW trail and KESSUP trail are of particular character. More are being developed.
Competitive Mountain Biking
The KERIO VALLEY DOWNHILL ENDURO (KVDE) is now in its 3rd year of existence. The 2-day event attracts riders from sll over Kenya and some from Uganda and overseas.
In 2019, for the first time, the overnight was a tented camp in Rimoi Elephant Reserve.
Sponsors & Contacts
Sponsors 0f the KVDE include KERIO VIEW, Fly 540 Airlines, Sirikwa Hotel Eldoret, Ranson’s Investments and Tropical Heat Foods. More are needed for future events.
For more information, contact Simon at email@example.com