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About Silk Road Mountain Race

The Silk Road Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The clock does not stop and there are no prizes. It will follow gravel, single and double track and old soviet roads that have long been forgotten and fallen into disrepair. There will be very little tarmac. There may be some walking and at times there will be great distances between resupply points.

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  1. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    January 5, 2022

    161:05
    1,183 mi
    7.3 mph
    113,250 ft
    114,125 ft
    Geoff Harper, Lui_DK and 5 others like this.
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      This is the full route for the 2022 Silk Road Mountain Race. For detailed track information, check out the stages at komoot.com/collection/1367757/silk-road-mountain-race-2022

      • January 5, 2022

  2. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 24, 2021

    93:36
    720 mi
    7.7 mph
    54,275 ft
    55,825 ft
    Alexandre VALDIN likes this.
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      This is the full route of the 2021 Atlas Mountain Race. For full route details, head over to the Collection here: komoot.com/collection/1039399/-atlas-mountain-race-2021

      • January 5, 2022

  3. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 17, 2021

    20:58
    166 mi
    7.9 mph
    13,275 ft
    20,725 ft
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      The final stretch of the race will take riders down the now familiarly steep Tuz Ashuu and follow the same route as last year towards Kochkor.

      

      This year though, we'll head towards Shamsi pass. A big hike up and a loose scree descent for the mountain bikers among the peloton. For once, after Shamsi has

      • November 17, 2021

  4. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 17, 2021

    25:40
    198 mi
    7.7 mph
    17,475 ft
    13,125 ft
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      Riders will again leave the comfort and relative warmth of the shores of Issyk Kul behind and head up into the mountains via Tosor pass. It's a rider favourite and will again be our preferred choice on the way to Son Kul.

      

      We'll be using a new pass to get there though, climbing the picturesque switchbacks

      • November 17, 2021

  5. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 17, 2021

    26:21
    196 mi
    7.4 mph
    11,075 ft
    12,250 ft
    Josep Serrano likes this.
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      Now a classic section of any SRMR. The ride up from Naryn along the Naryn river through Eki-Naryn and up onto the Arabel plateau is sure not to disappoint. It's wild, remote and stunningly beautiful up there.

      

      This year we return to Jukuu pass for the descent down to Issyk-Kul and Tamga where Checkpoint

      • November 17, 2021

  6. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 17, 2021

    16:15
    132 mi
    8.1 mph
    10,550 ft
    7,975 ft
    Alan Chen likes this.
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      From Kazarman to Naryn, riders should be able to make relatively rapid progress, with no major obstacles on the track.

      

      The road is also partially paved, helping to speed them on the way. It may even prove to be a respite in anticipation of what is to come in the next section of the race.

      • November 17, 2021

  7. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 17, 2021

    22:33
    134 mi
    5.9 mph
    23,325 ft
    24,025 ft
    Rudi and Alan Chen like this.
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      This section of the route starts out with riders heading through the Arslanbob walnut forest. Here, they will be treated to shaded meadows under a thick canopy of walnut trees.

      

      Leaving the forest behind they will have a tough loop up to Toktogul Reservoir and back down to Kazarman via some dilapidated

      • November 17, 2021

  8. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 17, 2021

    35:03
    277 mi
    7.9 mph
    24,250 ft
    29,175 ft
    Cem, Simon-Luca and Alan Chen like this.
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      This long section of the race starts out with a roughly 23 kilometer gravel climb before what is likely the longest section of tarmac to be included in an SRMR route, with a 94 kilometer gentle downhill to Gulcha.

      

      After this major resupply point, riders will need to traverse the foothills of the Fergana

      • November 17, 2021

  9. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 17, 2021

    14:20
    79.6 mi
    5.6 mph
    13,525 ft
    7,025 ft
    Alan Chen and Uluk like this.
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      Riders will head out of Osh at midnight on the 12th of August. This should give them plenty of time to get up and over Jiptik pass, 4,185 meters and the highest pass ever included in SRMR.

      

      The pass itself is generally rideable on the north side except where the gradient gets too steep. I can't personally

      • November 17, 2021

  10. Silk Road Mountain Race planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 29, 2019

    07:44
    41.1 mi
    5.3 mph
    7,725 ft
    7,825 ft
    Gravel_ish, 🚲Dietrich🚲 (spechtX) and 6 others like this.
    1. Silk Road Mountain Race

      From Kaindy, there is one final challenge before reaching the finish line on the north shore of Issyk-Kul, near the fishing town of Balyckhy. We have found a new final pass, its a little lower than last year's Kok-Ayrik, reaching around 3350m. It also includes its fair share of hike a bike but the good

      • October 31, 2019

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