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  • TWO-DAY STAALWATER MTB EVENT

    TWO-DAY STAALWATER MTB EVENT

    All day
    19/08/17-20/08/17
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    TWO-DAY STAALWATER MTB EVENT OFFERS WINTER OPTIONS FOR TWO DAYS – PRESENTED BY BIKEHUB
    The eighth edition of the Staalwater MTB Challenge will take place from The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of August. For the 2nd time the event will include a 2-day mountain bike option, with additional 40km & 60km mountain bike distances on the Saturday morning.
    Riders can choose to ride any of the days or make a weekend of it and participate in both days. The usual Saturday morning trail run offering of 7km &15km remains.
    At only R440 for the Staalwater MTB Challenge long routes, it is the most affordable 2-day mtb outing on the calendar, with riders free to choose their accommodation and meal options to fit their budgets.
    The popular Sunday mountain bike routes return with 15km, 40km and 60km offerings. The two-day format offers overall category prizes for riders that complete both long routes, or both of the shorter 40km options over the weekend. Each day is treated as an independent fun ride with prize giving daily.
    The late August date coincides with vast fields of yellow canola blossoms and lush green wheat fields, making for a visual feast not to be missed.
    The host, The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa offers panoramic views of the Klein Swartberg Mountains, conveniently located only an hour’s drive from Cape Town.  Both mountain bike and trail running events offer routes for amateurs to advanced mountain bikers/trail runners so bring the whole family for a fun filled weekend! The Overberg region with its stunning scenery, diverse landscape and quiet dirt roads is fast-becoming a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
    Those looking for a getaway can spend the weekend at the Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa with an array of activities from great dining to gaming and after a day of running or cycling enjoy the restorative powers of the hot springs at the hotel spa.
    Meurant Botha from Dirtopia, the organizers of the Staalwater Mountain Bike Challenge and Trail Run, says: “The Staalwater Challenge while giving professional riders a challenging race is also a fun-filled opportunity for those who simply want to enjoy a refreshing ride in beautiful surroundings with their friends and families. You don’t have to be super fit or fast to be part of it. We have different routes to suit different fitness levels.
    “So, bring your family and friends and participate in this great outdoor adventure experience.”

    DATES: Saturday and Sunday, 19 & 20 August 2017
    VENUE: The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment.  Caledon, Overberg.

    COSTS:
    Dependent on distance and days

    Amarider & Tag Holders: from R110.00 – R400.00

    Other Pre-Entries: from R125.00 – R440.00

    Late Entries: from R140.00 – R600.00 

    DISTANCES & ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS:

    The shorter routes are designed to encourage newcomers to the sport. The event will feature two trail run distances of 7km for the kids, family and friends whereas the 15km caters for those wanting more of a challenge – both routes take participants on a scenic tour of the countryside with some great singletrack sections. The trail run takes place on the Saturday and the mountain bike challenge is on Saturday and the Sunday. The Mountain Bike Challenge, which starts and ends at The Caledon Hotel entrance, takes racers on an adventurous journey through a mix of private farms and district dirt roads. There are three routes of varying distances and level of difficulty to choose from; 60km, 40km and a 15km fun ride for beginners and children. Well worth the drive to this beautiful area.
    The refreshment station will have Powerade, fruit & jellies and Coke at the finish for all!

    Saturday:60km (55km actual) – 1000m elevation

    Saturday: 40km ( 42km actual)  – 820m elevation

    Sunday: 60km (59,7km) – 1048m elevation

    Sunday: 40km (37,2km actual) 633m elevation

    Sunday: 15km (13,5km actual) 200m elevation

    PRIZES TO BE WON:
    A Giant Simple Seven bike valued at R3500 to be in the lucky draw!
    Products from Giant, FALKE, Cape Storm and Sram

    We encourage participants to make a weekend of it and spend some time enjoying activities that The Caledon has to offer! Lots of entertainment at the Casino with surprise draws, kiddies play area & jumping castles, bar, meal stalls and more.

    WEEKEND SCHEDULE
    Friday, 18 August
    08H00 – 14H00 Registration @Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera farm
    18H30 – 19H30 Registration @Caledon Hotel – conference room

    Saturday, 19 August
    07h30-09h00 Registration @Caledon Hotel – conference room. Try to register at least 30min before you start! No substitutions for the Trail Run on the day!

    Trail Run:
    09h30   15km start
    09h45    7km start

    MTB Challenge:
    09h00    60km start
    09h15    40km start

    11h30 Trail Run Prize giving & lucky draw (Provisional)
    13h00 MTB Prize giving & lucky draw (Provisional)
    16h00 – 17h00 MTB Registration @conference room

    Sunday, 20 August
    07h00-09h00 Registration @Caledon Hotel – conference room. Try to register at least 30min before you start! No substitutions on the day!

    MTB Challenge:
    09h00    60km start
    09h15    40km start
    09h30    15km start

    13h30    Prize giving & lucky draw

    For more event information, email info@dirtopia.co.za. Call Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 for further event enquires.
    Event Website: www.dirtopia.co.za

  • Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship

    Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship

    All day
    19/08/17-20/08/17
    Cycle4Cansa new logo

    The Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship, hosted by Sun City, presents a whole weekend of cycling activities for the 20th anniversary edition of the popular event.

    The road event offers distances of 103km and 70km and takes place on Sunday, 20 August. The MTB event fills the Saturday slot (19 August) over the weekend cycling festival.

    MTB Race: 19 August

    The Bestmed Cycle4Cansa MTB Championship consists of a 25km circuit-based route which riders complete either once or twice.

    This means participants in the feature 50km race complete two circuits of the short course.

    The course offers an amazing experience, both from a route and scenic point of view.

    Road Race 20 August

    Since its inception in 1998, the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Championship has distinguished itself from other events with its emphasis on road safety, medical, good value for money and one of the flattest and most scenic routes through the North-West Province.

    KIDDIES RACE

    The kiddies race will take place on Sunday 20 August, starting @ 09:00.

    Entries can be done during registration.

    Age groups are 5 & Under; and 10 & Under

     

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  • TWO-DAY STAALWATER MTB EVENT

    TWO-DAY STAALWATER MTB EVENT

    All day
    19/08/17-20/08/17
    staalwater-poster-final

    TWO-DAY STAALWATER MTB EVENT OFFERS WINTER OPTIONS FOR TWO DAYS – PRESENTED BY BIKEHUB
    The eighth edition of the Staalwater MTB Challenge will take place from The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of August. For the 2nd time the event will include a 2-day mountain bike option, with additional 40km & 60km mountain bike distances on the Saturday morning.
    Riders can choose to ride any of the days or make a weekend of it and participate in both days. The usual Saturday morning trail run offering of 7km &15km remains.
    At only R440 for the Staalwater MTB Challenge long routes, it is the most affordable 2-day mtb outing on the calendar, with riders free to choose their accommodation and meal options to fit their budgets.
    The popular Sunday mountain bike routes return with 15km, 40km and 60km offerings. The two-day format offers overall category prizes for riders that complete both long routes, or both of the shorter 40km options over the weekend. Each day is treated as an independent fun ride with prize giving daily.
    The late August date coincides with vast fields of yellow canola blossoms and lush green wheat fields, making for a visual feast not to be missed.
    The host, The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa offers panoramic views of the Klein Swartberg Mountains, conveniently located only an hour’s drive from Cape Town.  Both mountain bike and trail running events offer routes for amateurs to advanced mountain bikers/trail runners so bring the whole family for a fun filled weekend! The Overberg region with its stunning scenery, diverse landscape and quiet dirt roads is fast-becoming a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
    Those looking for a getaway can spend the weekend at the Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa with an array of activities from great dining to gaming and after a day of running or cycling enjoy the restorative powers of the hot springs at the hotel spa.
    Meurant Botha from Dirtopia, the organizers of the Staalwater Mountain Bike Challenge and Trail Run, says: “The Staalwater Challenge while giving professional riders a challenging race is also a fun-filled opportunity for those who simply want to enjoy a refreshing ride in beautiful surroundings with their friends and families. You don’t have to be super fit or fast to be part of it. We have different routes to suit different fitness levels.
    “So, bring your family and friends and participate in this great outdoor adventure experience.”

    DATES: Saturday and Sunday, 19 & 20 August 2017
    VENUE: The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment.  Caledon, Overberg.

    COSTS:
    Dependent on distance and days

    Amarider & Tag Holders: from R110.00 – R400.00

    Other Pre-Entries: from R125.00 – R440.00

    Late Entries: from R140.00 – R600.00 

    DISTANCES & ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS:

    The shorter routes are designed to encourage newcomers to the sport. The event will feature two trail run distances of 7km for the kids, family and friends whereas the 15km caters for those wanting more of a challenge – both routes take participants on a scenic tour of the countryside with some great singletrack sections. The trail run takes place on the Saturday and the mountain bike challenge is on Saturday and the Sunday. The Mountain Bike Challenge, which starts and ends at The Caledon Hotel entrance, takes racers on an adventurous journey through a mix of private farms and district dirt roads. There are three routes of varying distances and level of difficulty to choose from; 60km, 40km and a 15km fun ride for beginners and children. Well worth the drive to this beautiful area.
    The refreshment station will have Powerade, fruit & jellies and Coke at the finish for all!

    Saturday:60km (55km actual) – 1000m elevation

    Saturday: 40km ( 42km actual)  – 820m elevation

    Sunday: 60km (59,7km) – 1048m elevation

    Sunday: 40km (37,2km actual) 633m elevation

    Sunday: 15km (13,5km actual) 200m elevation

    PRIZES TO BE WON:
    A Giant Simple Seven bike valued at R3500 to be in the lucky draw!
    Products from Giant, FALKE, Cape Storm and Sram

    We encourage participants to make a weekend of it and spend some time enjoying activities that The Caledon has to offer! Lots of entertainment at the Casino with surprise draws, kiddies play area & jumping castles, bar, meal stalls and more.

    WEEKEND SCHEDULE
    Friday, 18 August
    08H00 – 14H00 Registration @Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera farm
    18H30 – 19H30 Registration @Caledon Hotel – conference room

    Saturday, 19 August
    07h30-09h00 Registration @Caledon Hotel – conference room. Try to register at least 30min before you start! No substitutions for the Trail Run on the day!

    Trail Run:
    09h30   15km start
    09h45    7km start

    MTB Challenge:
    09h00    60km start
    09h15    40km start

    11h30 Trail Run Prize giving & lucky draw (Provisional)
    13h00 MTB Prize giving & lucky draw (Provisional)
    16h00 – 17h00 MTB Registration @conference room

    Sunday, 20 August
    07h00-09h00 Registration @Caledon Hotel – conference room. Try to register at least 30min before you start! No substitutions on the day!

    MTB Challenge:
    09h00    60km start
    09h15    40km start
    09h30    15km start

    13h30    Prize giving & lucky draw

    For more event information, email info@dirtopia.co.za. Call Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 for further event enquires.
    Event Website: www.dirtopia.co.za

  • Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship

    Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship

    All day
    19/08/17-20/08/17
    Cycle4Cansa new logo

    The Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship, hosted by Sun City, presents a whole weekend of cycling activities for the 20th anniversary edition of the popular event.

    The road event offers distances of 103km and 70km and takes place on Sunday, 20 August. The MTB event fills the Saturday slot (19 August) over the weekend cycling festival.

    MTB Race: 19 August

    The Bestmed Cycle4Cansa MTB Championship consists of a 25km circuit-based route which riders complete either once or twice.

    This means participants in the feature 50km race complete two circuits of the short course.

    The course offers an amazing experience, both from a route and scenic point of view.

    Road Race 20 August

    Since its inception in 1998, the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Championship has distinguished itself from other events with its emphasis on road safety, medical, good value for money and one of the flattest and most scenic routes through the North-West Province.

    KIDDIES RACE

    The kiddies race will take place on Sunday 20 August, starting @ 09:00.

    Entries can be done during registration.

    Age groups are 5 & Under; and 10 & Under

     

  • Helderberg Mountain Challenge

    Helderberg Mountain Challenge

    All day
    20/08/17
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    Aptly the home of the endemic Cape Rock Jumper, this is a mountain suprise of epic proportions, with everything from steep technical trails up and down, boulder hopping near the summit, narrow ridge line running, incredible views, tricky slopes and traverses below huge rock faces!  
    11km, 15km and 24km Routes.

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  • Merrell Spring Run

    Merrell Spring Run

    All day
    26/08/17

    “The one with that hill.” A proper set of trail runs in Jozi that winds though the lush Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens – voted the best place to get back to nature in Gauteng for 9 years in a row – and climbs the relentless ridges of the adjoining Muldersdrift Hobby Park. The 12km and 20km routes which head into the open rocky Highland grassland and include more technical running sections, together with the 6km loop, are all a great challenge to tackle on a Saturday morning. Fiercely competed or enjoyed at a more leisurely pace, both pass by the cascading waterfall and cliffs home to a breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles. Bring a picnic and come and enjoy the gardens with us. There will be food and drinks on sale and a jumping castle for the kids.

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  • Merrell Spring Night Run powered by Black Diamond

    Merrell Spring Night Run powered by Black Diamond

    All day
    30/08/17

    Take a mid-week break and welcome Spring back to the park. Running with just a headlamp is an experience you should all try at least once. Bring a friend or the whole family, and join us for some night time fun under the stars. Dress BRIGHT and LUMINOUS for the “Come as CRAZY and COLOURFUL as you CAN competition.” Loads of lucky draw prizes to be won and fantastic food and beers at Cafe Delta afterwards.

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