THE START/FINISH OF THE BESTMED PAARL MTB CLASSIC, WHICH TAKES PLACE ON 22 NOVEMBER 2015, HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE PARYS SPORTSGROUNDS IN PAARL TO THE STUNNING RHEBOKSKLOOF WINE ESTATE ON THE NORTHERN SLOPS OF THE PAARL MOUNTAIN.
Recent infrastructure expansion at Rhebokskloof has made the move possible and will ease the logistics around the event considerably.
Riders now don’t have negotiate the streets in Paarl to access the Paarl mountain, which improves safety on the event, and the new start means that the 30km riders will also now be able to ride the sublime single track at Rhebokskloof, which they missed out on last year.
Nothing significantly changes on the 60km ride, except that the route is now accessed from Rhebokskloof and will finish with the sublime 8km single track to the host venue. This section of route has earned a reputation as the finest 8km single track in the Western Cape.
The 30km ride will now become a true mountain-bikers route.
New route maps and profiles will be published soon on the event site.
After the inaugural edition of Paarl’s signature Mountain-Bike Classic last year, many riders said the event is likely to rival the traditional stronghold mass participation MTB events in the Western Cape as far as participant numbers are concerned, but we have decided to limit the event to 1500 riders for this year to try and guarantee a solid measure of route experience to all participants and not sacrifice their quality of ride.
THIS YEAR’S EVENT TAKES PLACE ON 22 NOVEMBER 2015 AND ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN ON WWW.ASGEVENTS.CO.ZA
The Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic is the final event in the 2015 Bestmed National MTB Series. For information on the series visit www.asgevents.co.za
We’re increasing the entry value package for this year’s event with the help of our sister company ASG Sport Solutions.
It brings with it a slight increase in the entry fee but it also brings with it a stack of value which we believe will be well received.
The entry fee will be R350 for the 60km ride and R280 for the 30km ride.
For this each rider receives product and goodies valued at well over R600:
1 x Rudy Project designer T-shirt, designed and manufactured in Italy, valued at R220
1 x High 5 Ultra Light-Weight Racing Bottle
1 High 5 Tube of X-treme Zero Tabs: ZERO is the UK’s leading electrolyte sports drink tab. It produces a clean-tasting and highly refreshing drink with zero calories. The tabs contain light natural flavours with no artificial colours or preservatives. ZERO contains Vitamin C and 5 electrolytes, including sodium, magnesium and potassium.
1 x High 5 Sachet of Advanced Energy Source Fructose Sports Drink. EnergySource is a new generation sports drink. It contains a carbohydrate formulation of maltodextrin and fructose in a ratio of 2:1 and key electrolytes. Many of the world’s leading event organisers and Pro athletes choose award-winning EnergySource for success in the toughest endurance events.
2 x Sachets of High 5 Energygel. EnergyGel is smooth with a light consistency and a dash of real juice for a great taste. It’s not thick or overly sweet. Easy to open and swallow, each sachet contains 23g of carbohydrate. EnergyGel is award-winning and proven in many of the World’s toughest competitions.
1x Personalised Number Board
1 x 15% discount voucher on any Rudy Project product at Rudy Project dealers.
Riders have to print out their confirmation of entry and show it to their dealer to qualify for the discount. To view a list of dealers visit www.rudyproject.co.za
Besides the various race pack items, there will again a smoothie and the customary free CBC lager as well as a “I conquered Paarl Mountain” medal at the finish line.
We look forward to welcoming all our 2015 participants back to our annual MTB pilgrimage, offering riders the opportunity of conquering Paarl Mountain!
We have taken all comments to heart regarding route and venue feedback and the experience will be even better this year – we received a 9 out of 10 rating in the post event survey, which we’re not quite happy with yet :-).
Some changes for the 2015 edition will include de-touring the Taal Monument, instead of bringing the race halfway back up the mountain again to go right by the Monument.
We will still pass by this iconic landmark in Paarl, but it will be from about 400 metres away.
The route change – fortunately for the many thirsty travellers we had this year – won’t influence the presence of the CBC waterpoint at Spice Route, which will be even bigger this year.
A few further changes to next year’s event will include some more single track sections down the Paarl Mountain after riders pass along the side of the Taal Monument, and Hans Degenaar and his team are hard at work with lots more single track at Rhebokskloof and surrounds.
The event will always stay true to its nature as very tough challenge, inviting riders from all over the country to come and conquer the Paarl Mountain.
Riders can view a gallery and videos on the event on our official facebook page:
A big thanks to all our sponsors and partners for enabling us to present a special day:
The City of Drakenstein
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
NTT Volkswagen Paarl
Rhodes Foods CBC (Cape Brewing Company)
Paarl MTB Club
Paarl Rotary Club
Paarl Metro Police
Morelig farm marshals
Le Bac farm marshals
Fairview Cheese and Wine Estate
AC Rotweiler Security
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Full Stop Communications
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 076 621 1807.