Mountain Biking Highlight
Planned by Silk Road Mountain Race
Riders will gather for the start of the race at the flagpole near Orto-Say, on the way out of Bishkek. Unlike last year where we had a neutralised start and police escort, riders will be able to race at their own pace from the outset. The first 10 kilometres or so are very quiet dirt roads that will allow riders to spread out before briefly crossing the main road. The road is mostly tarmac with a little gravel and there is some climbing to get warmed up ahead of the bigger challenges that await them.