Stellenbosch delivers largest mountain bike event for all level riders
|The Stellenbosch MTB Challenge, formally known as Die Burger MTB Challenge brings more than 5000 outdoor enthusiasts to this beautiful town every year, and in 2017 it will take place on Sunday, 30 July.
One of South Africa’s largest one-day mountain bike events, it is renowned for its challenging and picturesque Wineland routes and will once again be held in association with the Simonsberg Conservancy with six scenic mountain bike routes to cater for all levels of riding.
For the fourth year riders will have the option to participate in the 50km route which leads to the south-eastern part of this scenic Boland town, but this distance will have a different route in 2017. Although, 8km longer, it will still be an easier option than the 42km route. Riders should not be fooled by the distances.
DATE: Sunday, 30 July 2017
VENUE: Stellenbosch: start @ Eikestad Primary school and finish at van der Stel Sportgrounds
TIME: First start at 08h05, last at 10h20 (provisional)
Mountain Bike DISTANCES:
• 15km funride for children & novices.
• 30km funride for beginner riders
• 50km funride for intermediate
• 42km challenge for intermediate riders, but fitter riders
• 60km challenge for advanced riders
• 75km invitation race for top riders
Meurant Botha of Dirtopia, who has been designing and maintaining mountain bike trails for nearly 20 years says that the routes will pass through more than 50 farms in the area, giving riders the opportunity to tackle some of the best and most beautiful trails in the country. At the finish line there will be kid’s entertainment, food & drink, medals to all finishers and a lucky draw where a bike can be won!
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. Please note all CSA and UCI rules apply. Read here!
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