Something Sharp

Very different to last years SS, this years race is all about short sharper stuff! Its steeply stunning! Enough said!

Some key differences to last year races, otherwise much the same:

  • Get your post-race stretch courtesy of Spin C.
  • Lots of great photographs by a professional photographer courtesy of Thule! Also by our photographer and of course shared by the participants.
  • Check out our new DC merchandising. Its all recycled or recyclable through our own programs.
  • We are working towards a carbon neutral event through 2024 and 2025. Improvements will be made on every race. This is quite a challenge for us and you!
  • Lots of great prizes from all our partners! Many thanks.
  • Male & Female 1st place jersey’s courtesy of AEC!

Sign Up

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”

Itinerary

Friday:
Drive, train or bus from SH / HZ etc. The station and motorway exit is 10 minutes from Wildhomestay.
8pm Optional Briefing for new riders.

Saturday:
6 am Breakfast
7 am Challenge start
5:30pm Challenge Ends
2pm to 7pm Stretch
BBQ at 7pm
Awards at 8pm

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


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

2024 Something Sharp

H1: nice easy warm up or 2.
H2: a longer climb but not too steep!
H3: a shorter climb with some mid steep stuff to get the blood flowing.
H4: the double tough one! Don’t burn yourself out too quickly or you will be walking some sections.
H5: the long steady easy climb. All about pacing and conservation if you still have anything left in your legs.

Something Sharp Stats:

  • Distance: about 120km
  • Elevation: less than 2000m Elevation Gain
  • Segments: 5 to 5 segments mostly on climbs but some on flatter sections.
  • Sufaces: Tarmac & Concrete.
  • Climbs: Some are 20+ percent!
  • Steepness: 4.8 out of 5 in steepness scale. Spin!
  • Toughness: 4.2 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, otherwise you will be walking up some of the sections. Also suggest disk brakes, fresh tires and fresh brake pads.
  • Support: a few food & drink stops / support stops. After Challenge carbs back at the cafe.

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 40 to 50 and 50 plus Master Winners
  • Segments Winners Female & Male
  • Fastest Young Person
    • Some fun awards

Please understand these rides are not just races but are designed 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 are provided on-route along with a few fun awards. Please be realistic, these are not aimed at the beginner and are demanding.


Order

Please go to our WeChat channel booking system or Mini Site booking system to book using alipay. 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 the Friday 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 10 people and bikes then a bus will run Friday after work from Shanghai and return Sunday PM.

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.



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

Sign Up

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”

A flat to start but it does not last too long.
Some small uphill warm up roads
up your go
Chilling on the tops
Waiting for your friends and moving on!
Down you go to the next hill!
Group trains!
More sharp hills
Looking from one climb to the next!
Over the top!

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

Highlighted Supporters – extra thanks.

Comfort Reliability Performance: We use and are fans of Prime Kit, Mirror 3D Saddles and Mondo Tires as they add a needed element of compliance and ruggedness without sacrificing performance and comfort. We highly recommend you try out these products on your bike! Specialized is our Level 1 sponsor of DirtyClean providing some great prizes! 

DirtyClean Photography Partner: Thule is our partner for great racks! We highly suggest their rear boot and rear mounted bike racks. This type of rack keeps the bikes away from low-hanging wires and trees and provides the most aero dynamic package! Thule are very kindly providing a car and a photographer on the DirtyClean days.

DirtyClean Custom Jersey Partner: AEC supports the creation of quality customized jerseys through stringent processes, performance materials and controlled manufacturing. AEC is kindly providing DirtyClean Champions and the King & Queen Jersey.  Additionally, we are offering two limited run Challengers Jerseys open to participants to purchase. 

DirtyClean Stretch Partner: SpinC, a leading Shanghai Sports Wellbeing clinic, is very kindly providing post-race stretches. An added incentive to get back early and get out on your bike again on Sunday 🙂

2024 Queen & King Award

The female and male with the highest number of points of the combined 2024 Clean Challenges will each receive a pair of top end S Works Shoes or a Mirror Saddle, a customized jersey and their names carved on our winner’s board and placed in the cafe. Prizes will be presented in December.

More info on our DirtyClean Challenges

Sign Up

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”