Sand is a Top Ride course in Kirby Air Ride. It is located in a sandy desert of Dream Land, like its Air Ride counterpart, Sky Sands (also called Sandoola). Its alternate music is a remix of the Rock Star music from the game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
The first turn features a large worm creature in a pit called "Ant Doom." The worm will eat the racers if they get too close and spit them back towards the starting line, but will very occasionally spit them ahead to the top bridge instead. Falling into the pit and getting caught by the worm count as different events, and both are required by the Checklist. The worm will periodically go berserk and toss boulders which makes racers spin out of control if they get hit. Above the Ant Doom pit is a golem constructed from a cluster of rocks. It may occasionally collapse, pushing away any racers nearby and limiting their abilities to avoid the worm.
The top stretch has two bridges, the lower one providing a faster route, but crumbles after several racers pass over it. Against CPU racers, it usually crumbles after the first lap as they almost always take the bottom route. The final turn is quite large, and a well-timed boost can shave a whole second off the lap, but a sinkhole appears after several passes over it and forces a large detour around it.
The lower bridge in the top stretch doesn't crumble when playing in Free Play Mode.
There are 14 tasks that must be completed on Sand.
|Top Ride||Sand||Finish 7 laps in under 00:52:00!||None|
|Top Ride||Sand||Take 1st place without using items!||None|
|Top Ride||Sand||Take 1st place without using Boost!||Sound Test: Sand|
|Top Ride||Sand||Take 1st place 10 times or more!||None|
|Top Ride||Sand||Finish 1st 5 seconds faster than #2!||None|
|Top Ride||Sand||Finish 1st with CPUs set to level 5!||None|
|Top Ride||Sand||Race more than 100 laps!||None|
|Top Ride||Sand||Take 1st and catch the worm 3 or more times!||None|
|Top Ride||Sand||Drop into Ant Doom 20 times in one game!||None|
|Top Ride||Sand||Drop into Ant Doom 50 times or more!||Check off an empty box of your choice!|
|Time Attack||Sand||Finish in under 00:35:00!||None|
|Time Attack||Sand||Finish in under 00:29:00!||Music: Sand (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards: Rock Star)|
|Free Run||Sand||Do one lap in under 00:06:50!||None|
|Free Run||Sand||Do one lap in under 00:05:00!||None|
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