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A Message For All Solwezi Cyclists

With the Kansanshi MTB Race rapidly approaching, Ryan Ellis and the First Quantum Minerals Cycling Team have been working around the clock to build beautiful and fun permanent cycling routes. These routes will be marked year-round with metal and wooden arrows, and are built in areas that can be enjoyed year round.

As of this weekend, the 10km white, 23km white, and 25km (technical) red routes are all open.

Ryan Ellis has written this message to all cyclists: 


“The GPX files (below) will help you to ride this weekend, but will no longer apply next weekend, as we’re opening up a new trail at the beginning of both the white and red routes. I’ll send out a new set of files when this is done.


Some notes:10km White is the beginning and end of the full white route. Simply follow the white arrows until you see a sign that says 10k left, 25k right. Sorry about the trees you’ll have to climb over near the end – we’re still waiting for our chainsaws.


25km Red has some big drops off of old concrete foundations on the first singletrack. We will be making these rollable, but for now they’re not. Please be careful!”

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