The shortest of the three rides in the Kathmandu Kora, the 50K ride is basically designed for amateurs and beginners in cycling. None the less this route does offer some serious short climbs and narrow alleys. The 50K route is the most widely participated route and is serviced by water stations, first aid volunteers and mechanics throughout the stretch. There is also a food court for lunch in Boudha, at Samata School.
Over 2000 riders ride this route every year, and it is the liveliest.
Designed keeping in mind the serious cycling enthusiasts this route passes through much steeper climbs, mountain ridges and single track routes. It goes to the north end of the valley foothills before taking a steep climb and then heading towards the Boudhanath stupa for lunch where they meet up with the 50k riders & 100k riders. This route has water stations and first aid volunteers for a major part of the route but riders for the 75k and 100K are expected to be able to service and maintain their own bikes and have a rudimentary first aid kit with them.
Nepal over the years has come to be known as a serious mountain biking country and this has led to the development of some real local cyclist comparable to the best. This 100K route has been prepared to whet their appetite for cycling. This route follows the 75k section till the foothills to the north of the valley then diverts into the mountains along a steep ridge and narrow single tracks. Your biking skills are tested to the optimum on this route. Like the 75K route the riders on this route are expected to service and maintain their cycles, carry high energy snacks and water along with a basic first aid kit.