The Big Dirty

The classic Big Dirty that has now been running for a few years. All kinds of surfaces, all kinds of gradients, all kinds of cycling, lots of fun, a big day out and well supported!

Many thanks to our partners and supporters:
Specialized | SpineC | AEC | DH SPORTS | Thule | iGPSPORT | Chemical Guys | fever cycling | Namedsport | XCADEY | Shokz | Anken | Wildhomestay

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. We also might provide a bus at 5pm leaving from Shanghai stadium.
8pm Briefing for new riders.

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.

Sign Up & Booking

Click or Scan QR to book entry, rooms etc.

Please make sure you get yourself signed up to the DirtyClean wechat group or leave your email so we can communicate with you ref updates. Contact our service for more info. Also don’t forget to sign up for our Wechat official account “Wildhomestay”


The Big Dirty

Basic Info

  • Distance: about 160km
  • Elevation: less than 3000m Elevation Gain
  • Segments: 6 or 7 segments on climbs and flatter sections.
  • Sufaces: Mix of everything with focus being bad concrete country lanes.
  • Climbs: one main one and four shorter ones
  • Steepness: 4.5 out of 5 in steepness scale but not for long. Spin!
  • Toughness: 4.5 out of 5 in toughness scale. Suitable for a high level of fitness and skills. Assume you might finish in the dark.
  • Bike Type: Any bike with 32mm tires. Suggest 38mm plus gravel tires.
  • Gear Type: Suggest gravel 38 to 50mm. Lots of gears makes for a funner day. Also suggest disk brakes, fresh tires and fresh brake pads.
  • Support: 4 food & drink stops / support stops. After Challenge carbs.

Course Notes:

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.

Categories & Awards

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

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.


Sign Up & Booking

Click or Scan QR to book entry, rooms etc.

Please make sure you get yourself signed up to the DirtyClean wechat group or leave your email so we can communicate with you ref updates. Contact our service for more info. Also don’t forget to sign up for our Wechat official account “Wildhomestay”


Need a bike?

Need to rent a great Specialized Diverge adventure bike?

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

Checkout our main DC page and recaps of many challenges: www.dirtyclean.cn

New to DirtyClean Challenges or cannot make the briefing? Please read the Bible.


Also check out our recap pages for previous Big Dirty’s and various videos…..


Sign Up & Booking

Click or Scan QR to book entry, rooms etc.

Please make sure you get yourself signed up to the DirtyClean wechat group or leave your email so we can communicate with you ref updates. Contact our service for more info. Also don’t forget to sign up for our Wechat official account “Wildhomestay”

Many thanks to our partners and supporters:
Specialized | SpineC | AEC | DH SPORTS | Thule | iGPSPORT | Chemical Guys | fever cycling | Namedsport | XCADEY | Shokz | Anken | Wildhomestay