2023.04.08 Clean Something Sharp

Some would call it an improved route. Some would say we have lost our sense of humor. It’s different than before but a little bit the same. Keeping more inline with the Clean Fondo concept we have removed some of the short sharp hills and added a gentler longer hill or two. Its more stunning that before and a new route for everyone!

Itinerary

Friday:
2.30h by train. Direct and non-direct train options and the station is 10 minutes from Wildhomestay. 4h Drive from Shanghai or 2h from Hangzhou.
8pm Briefing for new riders. We will also try and stream it as well.

Saturday:
6 am Breakfast
7 am Challenge start
5:30pm Challenge Ends
BBQ at 7pm
Awards at 8pm

Sunday:
8am Breakfast
9am Morning activities, cycling, running, hiking, relaxing.
1230 Lunch
2pm departure.


2023 Clean | Challenge #1 Something Sharp

Clean 2023 #1 Basic Info

  • Distance: about 180km
  • Elevation: less than 4000m Elevation Gain
  • Segments: 5 or 6 segments mostly on climbs but some on flatter surfaces. Some special new ones.
  • Sufaces: Tarmac & Concrete.
  • Climbs: a little hard to define but yes there are some.
  • Steepness: 4.6 out of 5 in steepness scale. Sprin!
  • Toughness: 4 out of 5 in toughness scale. Suitable for a high level of fitness and skills.
  • Bike Type: Road bike or gravel bike with road tires.
  • Gear Type: Suggest puncture proof road tires 28 to 32c. Lots of gears makes for a funner day. Also suggest disk brakes, fresh tires and fresh brake pads.
  • Support: 3 food & drink stops / support stops. After Challenge carbs.

Course Notes: The course takes place south of the homestay taking some of the rubbish river climbs. It then heads towards Qiandao Lake but cuts east on new little roads. It joins up with some other roads which you have not been on and then joins up with other ones you have been on, taking you down the warm up and back home. There is a bail course of 150km with less than 3000m of climbing. We will double-check the exact course conditions a week or so before the event. A WeChat group will be set up for this challenge and we issue GPX / Maps / Route / Strava segments to that and during race briefings.

Dirty 2023 #1 Categories & Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Female & Male Overall Winner
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Master Winner
  • Segments Winners Female & Male
  • Fastest Young Person
    • Some fun awards

Prizes are kindly provided by Specialized, 2WS and The Clinic.

Specialized

Order

First please choose a room. If we are full we can help organize other places in the area. Then choose your challenge entry, bus, food and bike (if you need one). Add items to your cart and then checkout with your preferred payment type. 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 briefing.

Product Description Price

2023C1 Shared Room & Breakfast

Book a bed in our great value same-sex shared rooms! Price includes two nights and Saturday and Sunday Breakfast. Alternatively, book our standard rooms or houses through the Stay section of our website.

¥296.00
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Book a bed in our great value same-sex shared rooms! Price includes two nights and Saturday and Sunday Breakfast. Alternatively, book our standard rooms or houses through the Stay section of our website.

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2023 C1 Something Sharp Entry

Sign up for the Something Sharp Challenge Entry

¥298.00
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Sign up for the Something Sharp Challenge Entry

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2023C1 Bus

1 person and 1 bike return. We are organising a bus after work Friday and back Sunday PM. Please note that the bus might get cancelled if we have less than 10 people signing up for it!!! We will let you know one week before the event.

¥368.00
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1 person and 1 bike return. We are organising a bus after work Friday and back Sunday PM. Please note that the bus might get cancelled if we have less than 10 people signing up for it!!! We will let you know one week before the event.

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2023C1 BBQ

BBQ meal for Saturday night.

¥150.00
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BBQ meal for Saturday night.

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Need to rent a great Specialized Diverge adventure bike for the Clean? A bit slower than a road bike (hardly) but more comfortable and better gearing!

One of the best selections of adventure bikes for rent – Tanqi Bike Rental

Please understand these rides are not professional races but small scale amateur cycling challenges. To maximize social fun and safety points are given for various challenging segments. The rest of the day is meant to be spent riding and chatting in groups. Cool refreshments provided on-route along with a few fun awards. Please be realistic, these are not aimed at the beginner and are demanding, in amazing but challenging landscapes.



Some fast flats
Some small uphill roads
up your go
Chilling on the tops
Waiting for your friends and moving on!
Down you go to the next hill!

2023 Dirty Queen & King Award

The female and male with the highest number of points of the combined 2023 Dirty and Dirty Ultra Challenges will each receive a pair of top end S Works Recon Shoes, a customized jersey and their names carved on our winner’s board and placed in the cafe. Prizes will be presented in December.