About the race


A race like no other

K2N is a 4-day mountain bike race held in the scenic and seldom traveled backcountry of northern Tanzania.  Cyclists will race 4 stages through stunning landscapes and extraordinary wildlife areas, from the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to the shores of Lake Natron.

The 2019 course will be approximately 240 kilometers (150 mi) long and feature over 4000 meters (15000 ft) of vertical ascent.  We are extremely proud of the K2N race course, which offers varied terrain, spectacular scenery and wildlife viewing, and the opportunity for racers to experience an incredible new culture. 

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a die-hard enthusiast, K2N will take you to places you have never been and give you an experience you will never forget.

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 Event Details

K2N is an all-inclusive experience for six days and nights (June 09-15).  We provide all food and drink (3 meals per day + race feed zones), accommodation, race transport, logistics, park fees, and emergency evacuation insurance.  Racers are responsible only for Tanzanian visas and flights in and out of Kilimanjaro Airport.

Accommodation will be in three race villages complete with tents (and mattresses), bathrooms, and simple shower facilities.  Electricity will be limited, but charging stations will be provided.  K2N will provide SIM cards and internet data plans for racers who come with unlocked smartphones.

Food in race villages will be fresh, delicious, and plenty.  Coffee will be hot and beer cold.  Our chefs have years of experience cooking in the backcountry and will not disappoint.  Vegetarian dishes will be available, and we will do our best to provide for those with dietary restrictions.


 Who can ride?

  • Both professional and amateur mountain bikers, no qualification required.

  • All participants are responsible for ensuring they arrive at K2N with the necessary fitness level to participate.

  • Must be at least 16 years old on June 11, 2019.  

  • Full medical checkup by a doctor is recommended prior to K2N. Each rider must also sign a person indemnity form before participating.