“The track is extremely spectator-friendly, with most points on course less than a 300-metre walk from the start/finish area,” said Raubenheimer. “From just one specific vantage point, almost fifty percent of the race course can be followed and viewed,” he added.
The main features on this course that spectators will enjoy include:
- A pump track at the start of the lap, a gap jump/drop at 1.3km;
- Single track switchback climb of 350 metres (40-metre ascent) at 2.2 kilometres;
- Switchback Hairpin Downhill at 2.5 kilometres;
- 660-metre (50-metres Ascent) climb at 2.8 kilometres and the main attraction and most popular spectator spot;
- A 400-metre long downhill descent with a rock garden at the bottom.
“Almost everything in Bloemfontein is about a five-minute drive from the other,” said Raubenheimer. “The venue is very unique, in that it is in the heart of the Bloemfontein City at the Happy Valley Conservancy,” he said.
The fifth round of the STIHL 2016 SA XCO Cup Series will take place in the Free State on Saturday 18 June 2016. Entries are open and close at midnight on
Tuesday 14 June 2016. To enter, click here: https://entries.cyclingsa.com/events/6841-sa-cup-series-xco-5.
For more information, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/2016-sa-mtb-cup-series/ or contact Dellah Paul on 082 781 5656 for administration info.
To see the STIHL 2016 SA XCO Cup Series Log after four events, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/s/20160520_SA-XCO-Cup-Series-Log-2016-4.pdf.