KNYSNA (20 March 2015) – Entries to the Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Rotary, taking place on 4 and 5 July 2015 as part of the ten-day Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, are open.
One of South Africa’s most scenic cycling events with routes designed around Knysna’s spectacular forests and hills, the Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Rotary offers two-days of cycling for the whole family, including 80 km and 50 km MTB races that are premier seeding events for the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour. Whatever your cycling ability, the Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour has something for everyone, and all riders are invited to select a race according to their fitness level and ability, and enjoy the ride:
Saturday, 4 July: 80 km, 50 km, 30 km & 15 km Mountain Bike Events
Leon Evans (Dr Evil), who managed the world famous Absa Cape Epic routes, is responsible for the mountain bike routes for the Knysna Cycle Tour through scenic farmland areas that showcase the beauty of the Garden Route’s flora and fauna while delivering a challenging ride.
Entry fees: 80 km Race Licence Riders (Elite riders only): R265
80 km (19 yrs. & older): R265
50 km (15 yrs. & older): R210
15 km Fun Ride (9 yrs. & older): R80
Sunday, 5 July: 109 km & 50 km Road Events
Following the 109 km road race route introduced in 2014, riders will be challenged by 1,577 m of climbing from Knysna to Sedgefield, to Karatara and Barrington, and back to Knysna, while 50 km riders will travel from Knysna to Sedgefield and return along the N2.
Entry fees: 109 km Race Licence Riders (Elite riders only): R250
109 km (15 yrs. & older): R250
109 km Tandem Rider R420
50 km (12 yrs. & older): R220
50 km Tandem Rider R390
Sunday, 5 July: 2.4 km, 1, 8 km & 500 m Spur Rotary Knysna Children’s Tour
This year offers new exciting routes that start from the official festival venue, planned to be fun and safe while offering spectators a good view of the races.
Entry fees: 500 m Race (2 – 4 yrs.): R60
1,7 km (5 – 7 yrs.): R60
2,8 km (8 – 10 yrs.): R60
NEW! Sunday, 5 July: 30 km Forest Family Dam Ride
The 30 km ride is for MTB riders of all ages and competency, including children over the age of 12. Moms, dads and kids can join in the fun for a relaxed, scenic ride suitable for everyone and including some indigenous forest routes. Whether you are a serious rider who intends competing in the other cycling events and can do with a change of pace, or you simply want to enjoy a healthy, chilled Sunday ride in the forest with family or friends, this fun event is great addition to the other cycling events.
Entry fee: R175
EARLY BIRD ENTRIES
Enter any of the Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Rotary races before 4 May 2015 and stand a chance of winning two nights for two people (sharing) at Knysna’s ultra-luxurious Conrad Pezula. All entries are limited, so booking early is highly recommended.
Visit http://knysnacycle.co.za/ to register. For more information contact event organizers Megan or Linda on 079 796 7834 or 044 382 1129 (mornings only), or firstname.lastname@example.org. For other queries, please contact Knysna Tourism at 044 382 5510. Follow us on Twitter @KnysnaCycleTour, or on Facebook/KnysnaCycle for regular updates on all the cycling events.