Dirtopia MTB Festival

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Date: 14 December 2012 - 17 December 2012
Location: Tarentaalkraal Campsite, near Greyton
Distance: Night rides, trail rides, downhill, dirt jumping, cross country funrides etc.


Online Entries and more information www.dirtopia.co.za

Meurant has been taking his team to the Greyton area a lot lately to build lots of brand new singletrack trails for the event, so get ready to have fun fun fun……..

Location: camp at Tarentaalkraal campsite, which becomes the centre of all the action. Non-campers welcome too. Best campsite awarded prizes from Hi-Tec!

Format: Ride one, two or three days with lots of options of trails & events.  Something for all abiltiies: from novices to the extreme.  From kids to the veterans.

Events (full schedule & descriptions on the website):

>>Beginner Skill Clinics by Sara Muhl – Saturday or Sunday or Monday. Lots of learning in 3 hours.  Booking essential as there are limited space.

>>Kids events every day with lots of room to play – even on the Dual track. Kids under 10 camp free and pay only R40 per day for riding. They’ll get some surprises too – call it Xmas!

>>Trail Run on Monday. 5km or 10km. Medals, prizes, drinks on route. The last event in the Triple Trail Run series.

>>Fun events like the Hillclimb & Bicycle Polo

>>X-country riding: Marked trails from the campsite all weekend.  Funrides (2 distances) on public holiday Monday (that you can enter individually on the last day);

and also the new All Mountain Enduro (Sat, Sun & Mon):  READ full description on website with the route information.

Sections where you are riding, not timed. Special stages of timed runs. Shuttle sections to assist with elevation gain – gives you the fun of descending singletrack.

This means that you’ll enjoy the refreshment stations more and no rush to get first into the singletrack. Two hour start window every morning, so start early or later, you choose.


Do one, two or three stages of the Enduro event. Individuals.  Do full distance or take the shorter options.

Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags. Available for rent or to buy.  These results are real time, so throughout the event ‘spectators’ can see where riders have tagged in & out of the trails.

Results per day and for three days.


Enduro Route profiles & descriptions on the website, but here is a summary:

Stage 1 (Sat): about 33.5km distance, 3 shuttle sections, Ascent 490m Descent 1147m.

Stage 2 (Sun): 31.5km. 3 shuttle sections, Ascent 670m Descent 1029m

Night stage (anyone can join in the fun). A 5km or 10km from the campsite Sunday night.

Stage 3 (Mon): Info available tomorrow as they are riding it today!


Winner of three stages awarded at prizegiving in Greyton on Monday, 17th at 11h30 as the final stage finishes behind Zebra Moon guesthouse that also sponsored vouchers.


>>Gravity: Red Bull is on board again to give a boost to the Downhill competition on Sunday.  Practise all day Saturday & Sunday morning.  The Obstacle Challenge makes the ‘freeride’ accessable to more riders and the crowds will still dig it.  Jumps & Dual being shaped soon – riders welcome to come help.

Summer Night Dual on Saturday should be fun for riders & spectators with racing under the lights – music, beer & dirt jumping in between.


Fees: a Xmas present to all of you at these low pre-entry costs that includes a rider goodybag (closing on 10 Dec):

All weekend Dirtpass R525 includes 3 nights camping, 3 days of riding, T-shirt and a ‘propvol’ goodybag (you have to pre-enter for this though and book a campsite as well!)

Mudpass R425 includes one night camping (Sat or Sun night), 2 days of riding – you choose which days (Sat/Sun or Sun/Mon).

Even further discounts for under 16’s and families!


Non-campers: R375 for three days of All Mountain Enduro or R200 per day if you really can only join us for one or two days.

Day Visitors and non-campers are also welcome at the event, which takes place on Middelplaas near Greyton.  The Dirtpass that includes 3 days of camping, riding, T-shirt & a goodybag only costs R525 per person.  There are also the option of the Mudpass for two days/one night, discounts for juniors, small kids camp free, non-campers R200 per day or do the All Mountain Enduro for three days without camping for R375.  A Christmas present!

Non-rider campers: R110 p.p.p night

Event T-shirt – check out the design on the website and don’t forget to pre-order yours with your entry (incl in Dirtpass)!

This popular outdoor festival, that caters for the whole family is back at Tarentaalkraal campsite, near Greyton in the Overberg andwill take place from 14-17TH of December 2012 – for the first time in the summer months.

A jam packed weekend with activities for young and old ranging from night rides, trail riding, gravity events (downhill, dual & dirt jumping), cross country funrides, a trail run and kid’s activities.

You can camp for three days or just for a day; prices vary from between R150 to R200 per day which includes camping and riding. Dirtpass holders (all weekend pass) will receive a T-shirt & goodybag – entries to open by October.

Dirtopia Festival is South Africa’s original & only true MTB Festival that attracts outdoor enthusiasts from across the board. This is the 12th year the event is taking place and as always it will be a celebration of the mountain biking way of life!

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Organised by: Dirtopia
Email: theteam@dirtopia.co.za
Phone: 021 884 4752
Web: http://www.dirtopia.co.za

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