Livingstone Motorbike Festival 2018

By January 8, 2018Events
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Are you ready for the Livingstone Motorbike Festival – a unique motorcycling festival set around the Zambezi!

Festival-goers will enjoy great food, music and mass ride-outs in one of the worlds most unique settings. Be a part of a community of like-minded bikers for an unforgettable Easter weekend – all ages/skills welcome!

Dates – Easter Weekend, 30 March to 2 April, hosted by The Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia and proudly sponsored by Zambezi Expeditions.

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Enjoy this Easter weekend of motorcycle action in Livingstone on the Zambezi River just upstream from Victoria Falls. The Livingstone Motorbike Festival consists of off-road racing for all skill levels on Sat/Sun and outrides for adventure bikes. There will be entertainment all weekend, including live bands and DJ’s.

March 30th-April 2nd 2018
Off-road racing March 31
Extreme enduro April 1
Kids/Novice/Expert riding to suit everyone
Activities and entertainment for all road/adventure bikers and families.

Bring the entire family to the tourist capital of Zambia and enjoy an unforgettable Easter break!

To stay at the Waterfront book early to avoid disappointment.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday 30th March – Arrival Day

10h00 – Registration will be open at The Victoria Falls Waterfront

12h00 – Tech inspection opens for racers, fuel for P1 and Quarry to be put out by racers

15h30 – Bridge that Thunders – mass ride-out to Victoria Falls Bridge via Livingstone loop.

19h00 – Welcome & Race Briefing

19h30 – Entertainment by Evicted

Saturday 31st March – Off-Road: Day of Dirt

  • Venue: Quarry Site
  • Overview: Championship (xx kms); Novice (xx kms); Junior (xx kms)

Participants – please move vehicles early if you have no support crew – Racers trucks pit kit/fuel/small junior’s J2 bikes to go to secure quarry site on Lusaka road. We will arrange a 07h30 pick-up from this location in order for participants to get back in time for start.

  • 08h30 – Liaison section to start line. Racers will be accompanied by road/adventure bikes (23km)
  • 09h15 – First bikes depart
  • 10h00 – Those not following or participating in enduro, meet at Post Office.
  • 10h30 – 10h45 – First championship bikes expected through quarry entertainment area. Refuel and continue on Championship Loop 2.
  • 11h10 – 11h45 – First novice/clubman/J1 expected at quarry entertainment area. Riders under 2hrs will then refuel and start Novice Loop 2.
  • 12h00 – 12h30 – Anticipated time for Championship Loop completion.
  • 13h30 – Junior-class race starts at quarry (approx. 1h30) J2
  • 14h00 – Fun Competitions
    • SLOWEST RIDE OVER 20 METERS
    • BITE THAT SAUSAGE (PILLION RIDER) IN THE QUICKEST TIME
    • DOWN – DOWN COMP FOR MALE AND FEMALE
    • ARM WRESTLING COMP FOR MALE AND FEMALE
    • TYRE THROW COMP FOR MALE AND FEMALE
    • TUGG OF WAR FOR CLUBS (MIXED)
    • THROW THAT BALLOON
  • 15h00 Return to The Victoria Falls Waterfront

Notes:

  • Transport truck for J1 will leave from the Victoria Falls Waterfront to follow convoy out at 08h10.
  • Bikes must be loaded Friday evening and name-list at race control. Junior racers and parent / guardian get first option.
  • After the race start the same truck will take juniors to quarry pit stop area arriving around 10h00.
  • Spectators driving to watch bikes through first serious bumps on Makunka road must have passed start line to get to area before 08h45 and can only leave area once sweeper has gone past (est. 09h30)
  • 10km on sandy road to spectator spot.
  • Liaison to first fuel stop is around 65km

 Route Overview – Championship (approx. 120-150kms)

Liaison to Start Line – 23kms and to complete Loop 1 is a total of 91kms

Loop 2 (from quarry) for Championship approx. 30km

Route Overview – Novice (approx. 91-111kms)

Liaison to Start Line – 23kms and to complete Loop 1 is a total of 91kms

Loop 2 (from quarry) for Novice approx. 20km

Route Overview – Fun (91kms)

Liaison to Start Line – 23kms and to complete Loop 1 is a total of 91kms

Route Overview – Adventure Bikes (96kms)

Liaison to Start Line – 23kms and to complete Loop 1 is a total of 91kms

For Adventure bikes the same route but includes about 6km of tar just before quarry 90km from start line – estimate 3 hours.

Refuel Points

  • Start to Refuel 1 – 40kms
  • Refuel 1 (Makunka) to Quarry pits – 51km

Track Description

 A true Off-Road track. Riders will start with a liaison from Waterfront to race start (23km)

Race start to refuel 1 (40km) is a fast sand road with sections of bumps and the odd surprise puddles between some of the natural big bumps in the sand road.

Riders will briefly stop at Makunka for an unassisted fuel top up then continue on a much smaller road that turns into single track winding through villages and farms reaching Dambwa Forest reserve the track is mainly narrow single track through the forest.

Riders will reach the Quarry entertainment area where they will complete a loop and some obstacles* (championship) and those riders will then refuel and head out on the next loop.

Novice/clubman that arrive after 2 hours end at the quarry.

Novice/clubman will race for 2 hours min.

Championship will race for 3 hours min.

The first leg of 91km will be relatively easy riding with a few technical sections late in the loop.

Loop 2 for Championship has a multiple technical hill section aprrox. half way through the loop

Loop 2 for novice/clubman has sections of harder riding for those that have made Loop 1 in good time.

Small Junior class will take place at the quarry at approx 1330 when other racers have arrived in.

The Quarry area is set up so spectators can get food/drinks/shelter and a good view of some action, the championship class has several tough sections to complete here in front of the crowd.

As we are riding out from The Victoria Falls Waterfront racers will need to have trucks driven out to quarry for finish line. (We are offering transport back from quarry Saturday morning before race so people can drop trucks off prior to race/ride.)

J2 Riders will have transport to the start line then back to the quarry in one of the Safari vehicles please ensure they have an adult or guardian with them.

We have limited transport available to bring bikes back from quarry after race events (please book this at race control on Friday at Waterfront)

Spectator points for Saturday (Detailed Map to be provided on Registration Day)

  1. Makunka Road – on sandy road approx. 10km from main road (must be there before 08h45)
  2. Fuel service point and entertainment quarry on Lusaka road. 2km from Main Road on left, 4km from Livingstone.

Sunday 1st April – Extreme Enduro

  • Venue: Batoka Dam Site
  • Overview: Expert (Red Loop); Novice (Green Loop)
  • 07h00 – Expert Start
  • 08h00 – Novice Start

Notes:

  • Batoka Dam Site – drive out in own vehicles – 40km per way.
  • Transport available for participants who require, please advise.
  • No refuelling or pits for extreme endure.

ADVENTURE BIKES

  • 07h00 Depart from The Victoria Falls Waterfront, ride to View Point at ‘the boom’ for breakfast.
  • The distance from The Victoria Falls Waterfront to this point is 31.5km – approx. 33 min.
  • For those who would like to watch the crossing of the enduro riders at the bridge, it is a further 5.2km and the dam site an additional 3.4km.
  • 10h00 – Depart breakfast site for Taita Falcon Lodge – approx. 33.2km.
  • 13h00 – Depart Taita Falcon Lodge for The Victoria Falls Waterfront via Rapid No 7.
  • The total route distance is 110km.

15h00 – Return to The Victoria Falls Waterfront

  • – Prizegiving for Off-Road, Extreme Enduro and road bike events then Live music and party

Prizes for Adventure and Road bikers

  •  FURTHEST RIDE
  • BIGGEST CLUB THAT RODE TOGETHER AS A CLUB
  • BEST BIKE ON SHOW
  • SLOWEST RIDE OVER 20 METERS
  • ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION MALE
  • ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION FEMALE
  • TYRE THROW CHAMPION MALE
  • TYRE THROW CHAMPION FEMALE
  • BITE THAT SAUSAGE CHAMP
  • DOWN – DOWN CHAMPION MALE
  • DOWN – DOWN CHAMPION FEMALE
  • TUG OF WAR CHAMPS

RATES FOR THE FESTIVAL

 

LODGE ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN LIVINGSTONE MOTORBIKE FESTIVAL
US$ Per PERSON sharing (twin/double) US$ Per PERSON single
VICTORIA FALLS WATERFRONT         
LOW SEASON EXECUTIVE ROOM – MAX 2 B/B 94,00 132,00
  RIVERSIDE ROOM B/B 84,00 116,00
GARDEN ROOM B/B 72,00 108,00
*Family Room – rate per room, not per person* FAMILY ROOM – MAX 4 B/B 184,00 N/A
ADVENTURE VILLAGE TENT R/O 18,00 27,20
CAMPSITE PER PERSON S/C FREE FREE

 

THE DAVID LIVINGSTONE SAFARI LODGE & SPA              
LOW SEASON STANDARD ROOM B/B 175,00 260,00
EXECUTIVE SUITE B/B 332,50 580,00

 

RIVER CLUB              
LOW SEASON RIVER SUITES B/B 352,00 440,00
LUXURY RIVER SUITES B/B 400,00 500,00
  PRINCESS MARY SUITE B/B 532,00 n/a
  RIVER SUITES F/B 412,00 515,00
LUXURY RIVER SUITES F/B 472,00 590,00
  PRINCESS MARY SUITE F/B 624,00 n/a
BOOK THE WATERFRONT NOW

Contact Us to book the David Livingstone or River Club

Entertainment For the Festival

Fri 30 March

Victoria Falls Waterfront– Normal restaurant open, Peppino’s Pizza and a ‘Give-Back-Burger’ Station (boere rolls, steak / chicken burgers – % per burger donated to LMF’s charity fund – local schools, Etc)

Entertainment – small act from Evicted and Dj (Hillary)

Sat 31 March  – OFF ROAD “DIRT DAY”

Victoria Falls Waterfront – Normal restaurant open, Peppino’s Pizza and a ‘Give-Back-Burger’ Station

Entertainment – Dj (Hillary)

Sun 1 April  – Extreme Enduro Day

Victoria Falls Waterfront – Normal restaurant open, Peppino’s Pizza and a ‘Give-Back-Burger’ Station

Entertainment – Main Live Performance from Evicted and Dj (Hillary)

RATES & INCLUSIONS

Participants

Off-Road 31st,Extreme Enduro 1st April                      USD 80.00 pp Adult, USD 40.00 U16

Road / Adventure Bikers                                                 USD 35.00 pp

Non-Riders weekend pass                                              USD 25.00 pp

Click here to register

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