2023.10.28 Dirty Chill

Fun – Social – Learning – Adventure Ride

Held on the same day as the Epic Dirty Challenges the Dirty Chill give riders a taste of the more adventurous side of cycling and what a DirtyClean Challenge is. We want you to have fun, make new friends and to experience the essence of what adventuring with a bike to new places is all about.

The Dirty Chill rides are guided, supported and are 50km long.

You will go through little villages, push your bike a little over mountain hills, stop for a picnic and coffee in a traditional village building, try some stepper hill sections and can easily cut it short if the 50km 3h rides is too long for you!

You need flat shoes or mountain bike shoes, cycling pants and a jersey or t-shirt. Helmets are required (we have some you can borrow but best to bring your own).

From a bike perspective a gravel bike is best but mountain bikes or any bike with fat tires and lots of gears work well. We have bikes to rent if you dont have a suitable bike.  

We also have some ebikes to rent which are great for this type of adventure!

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.


2023 Dirty Chill

We are making tweaks to the actual chill course closer to the time. It will be similar to this and about 50km long with lots of turn around points.

Dirty ChillBasic Info

  • Distance: about 50km
  • Elevation: less than 1000m Elevation Gain
  • Segments: 2 segments on climbs and flatter sections.
  • Sufaces: Mix of everything with focus being bad concrete country lanes.
  • Climbs: two small climbs
  • Steepness: 3 out of 5 in steepness scale but not for long. Spin!
  • Toughness: 2 out of 5 in toughness scale. Suitable for had 50km cycling experience.
  • 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: 1 guide, 1 picnic stop.

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

  • Some fun awards
  • A segment award

Prizes are kindly provided by

Specialized

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.


Order

Please go to our WeChat channel booking system or Mini Site booking system to book using alipay. First please choose a room. If rooms are full we can help organize other places in the area! Various local new places have come online so contact our service account. Then choose your challenge entry, bus, and bike (if you need one). Confirmation will be wechated or emailed and please make sure you leave your wechat id. 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.

  • Entry is 298 RMB
  • Shared rooms start from 296RMB for 2 nights including breakfast.
  • Saturday post race food is included in sign up and the evening bbq is 150RMB per head including free flow beer and soft drinks.
  • If we can get more than 10 people and bikes then a bus will run Friday after work from Shanghai and return Sunday PM.

Update: our rooms are running low for this weekend! Check with our online booking system to see if any are available. If not our service account can help book a room for you in one of our nice partner houses!

WeChat Clean Booking

Alipay Clean Booking

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


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

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




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

2023.11.18 Clean | Northern (Eastern) Delights

A little bit of a change for this year on the course. We will be taking in the X311 classic ride and a fast flatish section around near the base of Daming. It’s a long 180km route, with one main climb on fast open roads, not an epic but still a challenge! As always there will be stunning scenery and yummy food and drinks!

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.


2023 Clean | Challenge #3 Northern Eastern Delights.

Clean 2023 #3 Basic Info

  • Distance: about 180km
  • Elevation: less than 2000m Elevation Gain
  • Segments: 6 or 7 segments on climbs and flatter sections.
  • Sufaces: 90% Tarmac & 10% Concrete
  • Climbs: one main one
  • Steepness: 2.5 out of 5 in steepness scale. Spin!
  • Toughness: 3.5 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: 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.

Clean 2023 #3 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

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.


Order

Please go to our WeChat channel booking system or Mini Site booking system to book using alipay. First please choose a room. If rooms are full we can help organize other places in the area! Various local new places have come online so contact our service account. Then choose your challenge entry, bus, and bike (if you need one). Confirmation will be wechated or emailed and please make sure you leave your wechat id. 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.

  • Entry for Clean Epic is 298 RMB
  • Shared rooms start from 296RMB for 2 nights including breakfast.
  • Saturday post race food is included in sign up and the evening bbq is 150RMB per head including free flow beer and soft drinks.
  • If we can get more than 8 people and bikes then a bus will run Friday after work from Shanghai and return Sunday PM.

Update: our rooms are running low for this weekend! Check with our online booking system to see if any are available. If not our service account can help book a room for you in one of our nice partner houses!

WeChat Clean Booking

Alipay Clean Booking

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


Need a bike?

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

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




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.

Dirty Cycling Challenge 2023 #2

Sign up for the 2nd 2023 Dirty Challenge is now open. We have two challenges on the 16th of September, an easier chilled 50km option and epic 135km option.

2023 DC2: Dirty Chill 2

Similar to our first Dirty Chill in the Spring we have tweaked the course a little and added a few fun sections. Make sure you have MTB or flat shoes, no road shoes are allowed as there will be a few “chilled” wet sections and obstacles to get yourself and your bike over. The course will remain feasible and fun for less experience riders. It will be about 50km and start with a few turns around the pump tack to warm up your legs. You will then cycle up and down to the old town, a dirty section, a river crossing, another dirty section and then back to the pump track for fun and games. A bail out is possible after 20km but we suggest you try and finish the event and just go slow. Timing will be based on various segments so go hard on some sections, relax and chill on others. Drinks and food will be provided enroute as well as a high carb and protein lunch at the end. Specialized are very kindly providing prizes for various categories including “Dirty Pairs”  A Child Adult award. 


2023 DE2: Dirty Epic – Double Sauna Slate

A new mixed surface classic. The route is confirmed but we need to go there in early September before the challenge for some serious trail chopping. The Challenge consists of three highlights, most probably which you have not done before. A warm-up climb leads to a dirty hill climb of 8km with about 430m elevation with a max of 14%. Following that downhill, some of which you should walk if you’re less experienced, then a 4km flat river flat segment up to a little village. A bit of up-down takes you to the 2nd climb which runs over 12km with 800m of elevation with a max of 21% and an off-road ending. From there it’s a stunning downhill with some more up-down to finish with a TT segment around Sanyang. A van or two, rolling drink stands with cold coffee, energy food, and spares will support your adventure. 38+ tires are probably a good idea with loads of gears. There are bail-out points after 53km and 65km which still mean a total of 100km or so but a lot easier. Awards will be based on segment times with prizes provided for overall winners of Mens, Women’s and Master category in the form of a special winners jersey and winner’s bags for 2’nd and 3rd places.

Section of trail to be cut down to the river!

A new river trail section

Up and up and ……..

Passing the slate villages to the very top!

What’s included:

  • A lot of fun work……
  • Award and prize timing
  • Insurance
  • Drinks and food and support van 
  • After challenge carb and protein meal
  • Recovery shed
  • Bike wash area
  • Some merchandize

Requirements:

  • Limited experience but able to ride 50km for Dirty Chill. An experienced rider with a high level of fitness the the Dirty Epic.
  • MTB shoes
  • Gravel or off road focused tires.
  • Able to look after oneself. Suggest ride in a group with at least someone able to change a puncture.
  • Strava and GPS

Sign Up & Booking:

Please use our WeChat mini app or Online Booking system to book entry, rooms, bus and BBQ.

  • Entry for Dirty Chill is 168 RMB
  • Entry for Dirty Epic is 298 RMB
  • Shared rooms start from 296RMB for 2 nights including breakfast.
  • Saturday post race food is included in sign up and the evening bbq is 150RMB per head including free flow beer and soft drink.
  • If we can get more than 10 people and bikes then a bus will run Friday after work from Shanghai and return Sunday PM.

Booking & Further Info:

WeChat Dirty Booking

Alipay Dirty Booking

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.