After careful consideration and discussions between the event organisers, Dirtopia, and the title sponsor, Spur Steak Ranches, a decision has been made to move the event to Nooitgedacht Estate near Stellenbosch this 27 September 2015.
The decision follows the August 2nd mugging incident on Die Burger MTB Challenge 50km route. The two events utilised similar routes in 2014 and there have since been subsequent attacks and no progress made in apprehending the suspect/s. In order to provide riders and supporters with the safest and most enjoyable family experience, a new venue and routes have been sourced. Nooitgedacht provides access to the wonderful trails around the Simonsberg wine ward.
With three routes on offer: 13km, 30km & 45km, plus kiddies rides of 500m, 1km & 3km, there is something for all ages & abilities!
Riders can always look forward to beautiful riding and views in this Stellenbosch valley, with entry fees contributing to the Simonsberg Conservancy. Routes will cross many famous wine estates in the area and the finish has a beautiful setting amongst trees and a picnic area.
|DATE: Sunday, 27 September 2015
VENUE: Nooitgedacht Estate, R304 Stellenbosch
COST: From R90 to R200 depending on distance and time of entry
The 30km and 45km routes will incorporate some of the wonderful trail network either side of the R44, incorporating the majestic slopes of the Simonsberg mountain. The 15km and kiddies routes will remain in the valley comprising Nooitgedacht, L’Avenir and neighbouring farms.
Title sponsor, Spur Steak Ranches, will also have their jumping castles, entertainment and great food at the finish. There will be refreshment stations on the routes, medals to all finishers as well as Coke at the finish. Pre-entries save on entry fees and also receive goodies at registration, so enter early! Spur burgers, pancakes, Cafe Pronto coffee, biltong and snacks will also be for sale.
Remember to stay for the lucky draw after the event, as all riders will stand a chance to win great prizes, including a Giant Simple Seven bike and bottles of fine wine from the area. Massages will also be available for entrants after completing the race. The first 150 kids (10 & under events) will receive a medal and goody bags from Spur, while friends and family are encouraged to socialize on the lawns of this fantastic estate.. Lastly, Dirtopia Fietswinkel will have a basic mechanical service available at the finish!
For updated event information contact Dirtopia Trail Centre:
Phone 021 884 4752