The route, which weaves through Nilgiris and Bandipur forest, takes you through plains, villages, and dusty towns before a challenging climb that takes your breath away literally and figuratively. Bangalore Ooty highway is dotted with village and towns that remind one of sleepy hallows that never meander beyond the limits of comfort. Yet they offer a glimpse of rush and hustle of commerce, unlike the vision of sleepy towns, from time to time. Beyond these is a picturesque road that takes you into the beautiful Bandipur forest and then on to the hilly climbs of Ooty. There is no shortage of challenge or excitement on this ride, with time and support stations providing relief as needed.
Entry: Open, national and international
Distance: 601 kms
Route: Bangalore-Ooty-Bangalore, climbing the Kalahatti and returning via Gudulur.
Date: November 2-4, 2012, with two start times, 8pm and 9pm for fast and slow riders.
Qualifying times: 32 hours for RAAM, 35 hours for UMCA Championship.
Finish times for teams:
2 member team:
4 member team:
Fee: Solo: Rs. 5000/ $100 / 70 Euros
2-member team: Rs.8000 / $165 / 115 Euros
4-member team: Rs.10,000 / $200 / 140 Euros
Registration closes October 07, 2012.
A prize package for all three categories (prize money is subject to sponsors’ commitment)
Solo: Rs. 25,000/Rs.20,000/Rs.15,000 for first, second, and third finishers
2-member team: Rs. 25,000/Rs.20,000/Rs.15,000 for first, second and third finishing 2-member teams.
4-member team: Rs. 25,000/Rs.20,000/Rs.15,000 for first, second and third finishing 4-member teams.
Payment: Via Paypal (Please see the registration page for payment). If you wish to pay in Indian Rupees, please enter ‘Indian Rupees’ in the payment receipt number field in the registration form and we will send you details for payment upon receipt of your registration form.
Elevation Profile: This is indicative of the elevation to be expected. Updated elevation profile will be posted soon.