Die Burger 2015 – scenic routes for all level mountain bikers

Riders of all levels would be able to enjoy the scenic routes Die Burger MTB Challenge offered - Photo supplied

Riders of all levels would be able to enjoy the scenic routes Die Burger MTB Challenge offered – Photo supplied

Die Burger MTB Challenge will take place for the tenth year in 2015 in Stellenbosch on Saturday 1 August and is expected to hit a record amount of 5000 riders.

The event, which is renowned for its challenging and picturesque wineland routes, will be held in association with the Simonsberg Conservancy and will boast six scenic mountain bike routes to cater for all levels of riding.

For the second year riders will have the option to participate in the 50km route which leads to the south-eastern part of this town.  This route will be an extension of the popular 30km route and although it is only 8km longer than the 42km, it is a much easier route! Riders should not be fooled by the distances.

Meurant Botha of Dirtopia, who has been designing and maintaining mountain bike trails for over fifteen 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 kiddies entertainment, food & drink, medals to all finishers, and make sure you stay for prize giving & the lucky draw where a bike can be won.

DATE: Saturday 1 August 2015
VENUE: Stellenbosch
TIME: First start at 08h05, last at 10h20 (provisional)

DISTANCES:
•    15km funride for children & novices.
•    30km funride for beginner riders
•    50km challenge for intermediate
•    42km funride for intermediate riders, but fitter riders
•    60km challenge for advanced riders
•    75km invitation race for top riders
Entries will open on the 1st of June and close 20th of July, or as soon as the entry limit is reached. June entry fee discount apply.

For further information email  info@dirtopia.co.za or call Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 or check out the website http://www.dieburgermtbchallenge.co.za/

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