What kind of protective gear do I need?
- Helmets are mandatory to be worn whenever a rider is pedaling their bike. The helmet can either be full-face or half-lid according to the individual’s comfort level. Helmets with a removable chin guard/piece are also acceptable. Knee pads are the other piece of mandatory apparel (for timed stages).Other recommended apparel include:
- Additional body armor (elbow pads, chest protector, back protector, etc) according to the individual’s comfort level
- Padded shorts or bib shorts
- Full-fingered gloves
- Eye protection (sunglasses or goggles see the answer to next question below)
- Two or more sets of comfortable riding shorts + jersey
Do I need an insurance to take part in the Pokhara Enduro Race?
All successful entrants to the event must show proof of insurance before the race start. Anyone without adequate insurance will not be allowed to take part.
- The insurance must cover all medical emergencies including evacuation and repatriation to home countries.
In mid-March, Nepal is at the tail end of the winter with temperature hovering between 12-22 degrees Celsius. Come prepared with the following personal apparels.
- A Gore-tex or equivalent material hooded, storm-shell/waterproof jacket
- A light weight winter jacket or insulated fleece/wool mid-layer
- One or more beanie/balaclava/headscarf.
- A pair of sunglasses or goggles (with tinted lenses for bright sunlight) Besides, the recommended equipment includes (but are not limited to) the following:
- Spare clothing & sturdy walking/running shoes for casual hiking & sightseeing. Flip-flops for walking around the town.
- Lip balm/Sunscreen/Ear plugs
- Head torch
- Baby wipes and/or anti-bacterial hand sanitize gel
No, you have to register yourself as we require your personal details as payment for a confirmed registration.
The race is moderately difficult. Pokhara Enduro is designed with intermediate riders in mind. On the scale of 1 to 10, we categorize our race to be difficulty level 6.
We are limiting the total number of racers to 100 participants because we want everyone to enjoy the race more intimately.
We do not have any group event planned for 2021, however, we may introduce group race from 2022 on wards.
You should travel with a padded bike bag. We transport your bike from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back in a transporter vehicle.
Oh yes. You will feel like a celebrity rider when our pro photo and video crew follow your every move.
Yes, medics will be placed strategically on several sections of the race stage.
Yes, Insurance is mandatory for participating in the race. The insurance should cover all medical emergencies including evacuation and repatriation to your home country.
There are total 8 race stages which will be competed over two days. Each stages are approximately 1.4 to 2 km long in distance.
The age limit is 16-21 years for Junior category (Parental consent is required for racers who has not turned 18 at the time of the race).
Prior race experience is preferred but not mandatory. Race sections do have chicken lines 🙂