Dirty 2020 Challenges

Hopefully, a series of 3 small scale Dirty cycling challenges around wildomestay. Each challenge will be about:

  • Distance: 80-160 km
  • Elevation: 1000-2000m
  • Steepest Climb: 20+ %
  • Longest Climb: 600m
  • Longest Walk: 0.0
  • Number Walking Sections: 2
  • Surface Types: Concrete & tarmac, stone, mud, broken road, stream, river ……….
  • % Good tarmac & concrete: as little as possible.
  • Drink Stops: many places
  • Suggested Bike: Gravel, adventure, MTB. 35mm  +.
  • Rider Level: Fit to very fit. Needs to have experience braking downhill and coping with distance with elevation.
These are interesting routes taking in a lot of rural landscape unique to the area. Enjoy the same experience as the Clean rides, but on all types of surfaces, with plenty of ups and downs. The rides are very challenging – See last years recap.

2020 Dirty #1 – Sauna Slate

Intro: Mixed surface adventure riding. Due to recent floods, landslides, and heat (dont want too long) we have cut out some of the off-road sections. Its still very challenging but limited on “Gravel”. 125km & about 2000m. Mixed surface. 6 segments and various drink stands.


Please select the following items and add them to your Cart and checkout.

  1. Challenge Entry: 268 RMB pp. Saturday 6 am start to try and beat some of the heat.
  2. Challenge Wavier: all entrants must sign this. Please do so when you book.
  3. Room: Suggest you arrive and book the night of Friday. We might get full and if we do we can help you arrange accommodation elsewhere.
  4. Food: Suggest you book Friday night villagers meal, Saturday Full Breakfast (served at 5am), Saturday BBQ meal and Sunday breakfast.


Your ranking in this event will be determined by your cumulative time over 6 Strava segments. Your time to complete the whole course does not matter at all. The segments all involve climbing, but some also include descents. There are no time bonuses, due to the varied nature of the segments. All 6 segments have points for the first 15 riders, which will count towards a separate points competition.

We strongly encourage you to get these segments onto your GPS. It will make your life a lot easier on the day!

  • Gaoshan Shuffle
    A punchy and short climb to put you in the red right at the start.
    Stats: 267m elevation over 3.5Km. 8% average gradient.
  • Oliviers Cloud!
    A longer- but still not relaxed- climb. Concrete road that is mostly good, but watch for the occasional pothole. Stats: 426m elevation gain over 5.8Km. Average 7% gradient.
  • Party people
    This segment has a bit of everything: a dirt climb, a gravel descent, a small road climb, and a winding road descent. Takes you from the Party Base to a historic Party site. Stats: Under 200m of climbing and overall 185m elevation loss! 7.3km long, -3% average gradient.
  • Fondue
    After an endless comes payback: the road home is in the next valley over. Hop to it! Stats: 278m elevation gain over 4.86Km. 6% average gradient.
  • Lovely little detour
    You could just coast 100m down the main road, but then you’d miss this delightful little climb and descent. Max gradient 21%. Stats: 8m elevation loss over 1.54Km. -1% average gradient.
  • Wildhomestay YC finish
    Got anything left in the tank? Watch out for potholes and aunties crossing the road! Stats: 72m elevation gain over 3.6Km. 2% gradient.

Routes & Files

Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2730710124269233510

Komoot Route: https://www.komoot.com/tour/241228940

RideforGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33827523?privacy_code=RR0qyIuhW6zSBNwd

KML File (with start & end segments / drink stands). View in Google Earth. Also Open in 2bulu. Download app and run on phone. Great gps app helpful for adventure biking.


Please see the below post on hospital info. Please contact the mobile on race number or our wechat if issues.

Previous Dirty Challenges

2019 Race Recap

Clean & Dirty 2019 Recap

2019 Challenge Routes

2019 Dirty 160