Event Cost: 100Miler: R580 50Miler: R350 Amarider members gets R50 discount on entry fee
Location: Malmesbury Showgrounds
Distance: 160km, 80km
This individual one-day mountain bike ultra-marathon of 160km is affordable and a very special event. From the humbling beginnings that grew in 2009 to what is now one of the must-do-events on the mountain biking calendar. The scenery is beautiful in the Swartland during Autumn and the riding is not technical. The weather conditions play a major role in testing your endurance, as mud, wind or rain do on most outdoor events. This is a CSA Sanctioned event and CSA membership is required in order to start in the first starting group per distance. If you do not have CSA membership and would like to start in the first group please contact CSA and get your membership before entering.
This event will start early morning just as the sun is rising, with astounding scenery that is spellbound to keep the legs going for many hours. Only pre-entries will be accepted for both distances. Entries are limited and remember that this is a seeding event for Stellenbosch MTB Challenge 2017.
The 160km (100Miler) route is divided into three sections of approximately 55km with two compulsory timing checkpoints. The format of the race creates perfect vantage points for spectators and support. While the competition is based on solo riders completing the entire course these riders can form 4-man teams and enjoy a day out with mates on a saddle (of course)! The team results will be based on the 4th rider crossing the line thereby encouraging teamwork and camaraderie.
The shorter route option:
The shorter route option of the 50Miler (80km), starts at the halfway mark at Riebeeck Kasteel and ends with the 100Miler riders at the Malmesbury Showgrounds. This event also provides an opportunity for keen riders to taste endurance riding along with twist and turns against the clock.
100 MILER INFO:
- Four spectator points – go and support the riders!
- Total route elevation is 1950m
50 MILER INFO:
- For the not so brave there are a 50 Miler (80km) which starts at Riebeeck Kasteel (Delico Butchery) and finishes in Malmesbury (please note entries are limited and only pre-entries are taken). There will be a shuttle from the finish to the start at Delico at 07h30 and there will be NO shuttle available in the afternoon.
- Shuttle: You have to book & pay R150 for the shuttles and they were fully booked last year. Mail Alanda for bookings and enquires – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please try and arrange lifts with your friends or family. It is a 25km drive from the finish to the start.
Pre-entries opened 14 February 2017 and will close Tuesday, 16 May 2017 @12h00. No late entries will be accepted.