2022D1FBC Frozen Black Cork

A weekend of Dirty Rides in around wildhomestay, Anhui, China
Date: April 23rd 2022, 8am. 
Type: Dirty – Whatever bike you want.

Two hilly courses are basically on the same route. The easier one removes the last rough crazy hill making it doable nearly on a road bike. A nice steady climb up Vlad’s vomit with great views up and over Corks highway with a nice downhill section. Various drink and food stops en route as always with great hot coffee and food.

Corks Hiway!

These adventure riding challenges are small scale, half competitive and half social! Dirty Challenges are not single track or gravel races! They are a mix of all surfaces, mostly concrete, with some great hill climbs and a little off-road of all types. They get progressively harder throughout the season! Gravel, cx or hardtail mountain bikes are most suited but feel free to have a go on a road bike with 32plus tires. There will be timed stages that make for a safer and more social but still highly competitive and fun day out. Support and rest points provide en route. Events will be delayed if terrible weather or changes to the current covid situation make it unsafe to hold the event. 

Views from the top looking down to the Autumn Dirty routes

Totally Frozen

A bit of Corks Highway & the Black Hills

87km option. Tough!
1900m of Elevation Gain
3 main climbs.
4 out of 5 in steepness scale.
2 out of 5 in toughness scale.
40c tires recommended. A 1 to 1 ratio if not more.
CX, Gravel, Adventure, MTB
3 drinkstops.

Komoot Link

Somewhat Frozen

Just Cork!

74km or so option.
1400m of Elevation Gain
1.5 main climbs.
2 out of 5 in steepness scale.
1 out of 5 in toughness scale.
32c tires recommended. Road hill gears.
Road, CX, Gravel
2 drinkstops.

Komoot Link

Lots of rough concrete climbs.

Awards

Various awards will be provided from our very kind partners. You will need to record your run on a GPS device or phone and upload it to Strava!

1 Top Male & 1 Female for each Challenge
5 Segments
3 Masters & 1 Nearly Worlds
Fastest MTB
4 Fun
Fastest Young Person

Segments

Overall winners are the combined times of each segment. There is no overall challenge time. The easier challenge has the first two segments and the harder all 5.

Concrete river out

DistanceAverage gradeElevation difference
5.83km-0.5%35m

Local single-lane concrete road following the river and starting right on the outskirts of Sanyang. Not warmed up yet? You will be after this. Punchy little climbs. Blind corners. Just the right amount of dirt on the road to keep you on your toes.

Cork’s highway -going up

DistanceAverage gradeElevation difference
3.29km0.6%72m

Dirt road. Conditions vary depending on the weather: from hardpack to sludgy muck. The rocks never go away though. Not as flat as the profile suggests! The good news is that the steepest section is downhill.

B@stard

DistanceAverage gradeElevation difference
2.82km2%60m

All complaints about segments in Dirty/Clean events should be addressed to Mr Cork!

Gravel Down

DistanceAverage gradeElevation difference
4.47km-6.5%293m

You’ve mentally composed your letter of complaint to Mr Cork for the previous segment; now get ready to forget all about it. Long dirt and (very) broken concrete road descent. Tight turns. Gnar. Minivans. Road builders. Diggers. Dynamite…… Yeeha 

Dirty Detour

DistanceAverage gradeElevation difference
1.72km0.8%15m

One last effort along the brand new smooth tarmac road around Sanyang. Mostly smooth, anyway. 

We might add another local segment and adjust others closer to time depending on the ground conditions.

Partners

Many thanks to our great partners for supporting this event and the prizes!

Itinerary

Friday
Bus leaves Shanghai 18:30 sharp. 5h to get here by bus.
2.30h by train. Direct and non-direct train options and the station is 10 minutes from Wildhomestay.
8pm Briefing for new riders. We will try and stream as well.

Saturday
7am Breakfast
8:30am Challenge start
5:30pm Challenge Ends
BBQ & Beers at 7pm
Awards at 8pm (dress warm)

Sunday
8am Breakfast
9am Morning activities, cycling, running, Adventure cycling on Specialized Diverge adventure bikes.
1230 Lunch
2pm Leave/bus departure.

Order

Booking your entry and weekend for yourself or your group is easily done through this page. The entire weekend should come in under 1000 RMB pp. Confirmation will be emailed and please make sure you leave your wechat id when you checkout. We will add you to a wechat group and the final itinerary, GPX / waiver and info will be provided through that group and during a breifing.

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2022D1 Entry

2022 Dirty #1 Frozen Black Cork - Two options

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2022 Dirty #1 Frozen Black Cork - Two options

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2022D1 Beds

Book a bed in our great value dorms! Two nights. Alternatively, book our standard rooms or houses through the Stay section of our website.

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Book a bed in our great value dorms! Two nights. Alternatively, book our standard rooms or houses through the Stay section of our website.

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2022D1 Bus

We are organizing a bus after work Friday and back Sunday PM. An easy and chilled out travel option...

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We are organizing a bus after work Friday and back Sunday PM. An easy and chilled out travel option...

¥198.00¥368.00

2022D1 Food

Locally bought and made food packages for our challenge weekends.

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¥188.00¥468.00
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Locally bought and made food packages for our challenge weekends.

¥188.00¥468.00

or book a standard room or house

Free Entry! If you have been to a Dirty Challenge before and bring a friend who has never been to a Dirty Challenge we will provide you with a free coupon for your next Dirty Challenge Entry! Apply in the Cafe!

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Pictures from previous Dirty Frozen Cork Challenge 2021 🙂