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  1. Event Name: 24Hours Of Oak Valley When: 1 February 2020 - 2 February 2020 Where: Oak Valley Estate, Western Cape Category: MTB The 24Hours of Oak Valley returns… You have asked and waited for it to return...the 24Hours of Oak Valley event is back in early 2020. Camp and ride your mountain bike in Grabouw for a weekend with friends and family, while trail runners can join the 12hour. Riding around the clock in the Elgin Valley with various categories and this year the junior team option is back, where we expect a big competition. Note that VERY limited solo entries will be taken, to increase the team participation. Only pre-entries taken, so get your teams together and enter this awesome event. There will be food & drinks for sale and the ever-needed coffee stand. The venue is still a favourite with great facilities and beautiful scenery on the route and at the campsite and start/finish area! E-bikes will also be allowed to join in the fun in their own fun E-class category! The Oak Valley course, with its first half of climbing and the long descents in the second half, is ideally suited to E-bikes. The event is also a great platform to test these bikes and by introducing rules restricting the number of batteries you are allowed to use, gives everyone to see what the bikes are capable of in real-life application. See the website for the E-class rules. Dates: Saturday 1 Feb 2020 (12h00) – Sunday 2 Feb (12h00) Venue: Oak Valley Estate, Elgin Valley, Grabouw, Western Cape Format: Ride as many 10km laps as you want or can over 24hours. The trail will keep participants busy with singletrack and jeeptrack sections. The course conditions even changes over night… Trail runners must run as many 6km laps as they want or can over the 12hour period, ending at midnight. CATEGORIES for the MTB Relay: Solo - One person that rides as much as he/she wants during the 24-hour period. Open (single sex) - team of 4 riders. Mixed – team of 4 riders (A mix of male and female riders). There must be at least one person from the opposite sex to qualify as a mixed team. Juniors – team of 5 riders. All under 18. OneFourZero - team of 4 riders. Collective age 140 years +. Fun category - teams of 5-8 riders. CATEGORIES for the Trail Run: • Solo - One person that runs as much as he/she wants during the 12-hour period. • 4 Man Team –team of 4 runners Don’t miss out on this great outdoor event that offers something for everyone! For more information see the website: www.24hoursofoakvalley.co.za or www.dirtopia.co.za and email: info@dirtopia.co.za or 078 343 3572 Go to Event Page
  2. Event Name: Staalwater MTB Challenge & Trail Run When: 17 August 2019 Where: Caledon Casino, Western Cape Category: Multisport STAALWATER MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT OFFERS OPTIONS TO RIDERS AND RUNNERS The 10th edition of the Staalwater MTB Challenge will take place from The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment on Saturday, 17th of August 2019. We will remain to the one day only option with route options for the whole family; 15km, 35km and 60km route option. The Trail Run will also take place on the same day with the options of 7km and 15km. 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, 17 August 2019 VENUE: The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment. Caledon, Overberg. REGISTRATION: Saturday – we can make a call closer to the time for a short Friday lunch reg at Delvera. 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 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, 35km and 15km. Well worth the drive to this beautiful area. Trail Run 7km: R110 15km: R140 Mountain Bike Challenge 15km: R150 35km: R250 60km: R300 Pre-entries receive discount and something extra at registration. There will be refreshment stations on the routes and all finishers will receive a medal. Make sure you stay for prize giving and the luckydraw! Lots of entertainment at the Casino with surprise draws, kiddies play areas, bar, meal stalls and more. For more event information: entries@dirtpass.co.za, www.dirtopia.co.za or call us on 082 809 9878This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Go to Event Page
  3. Event Name: Stellenbosch MTB Challenge When: 28 July 2019 Where: Spier Wine Estate, Western Cape Category: MTB Enter early for the STELLENBOSCH MTB CHALLENGE The 14th edition of the Stellenbosch MTB Challenge on the 28th of July 2019, for the second year we take a break from the annual 6 route format and focuses on fun and family with 2 route options launching from Spier Wine Estate! Early bird entries get 10% off if entrants use the code “Stellenboschmtb” online by 27 April. Make use of this offer now, as entries are also limited per distance with a 22km and a 50km to start from 8am in various start groups. As there are fewer distance options, entries will be limited to 2000 riders, to give outdoor enthusiasts the ultimate experience. The picturesque routes will cater for beginner to intermediate riders in keeping with the theme of having fun outside with friends & family. As one of the premier venues in South Africa, Spier Wine Estate needs no introduction and has loads on offer for riders and spectators alike with wonderful food, wine, and beautiful scenery to wow the senses. The two routes chosen for this year’s challenge compliments the venue and offering perfectly. Excellent waterpoints are planned with food and drinks and even Bubbly and chocolate! As well as tech zones, to support riders that are having any mechanicals. To add to the fun, the Stellenbosch Farm Run will be hosted on Saturday, 27 July to create the perfect winelands outdoor weekend. Entries are open with the early bird special too! Well-known route designer, Meurant Botha of Dirtopia, has been involved in mountain bike routes & events at Spier since the late nineties and knows the area well. “The 2018 event was such a success for riders that we want to keep the focus on the fun family aspect for mountain bikers. Even beginners and the younger crowd can enjoy this stunning area of Stellenbosch. There are lots to improve on since the event was held for the first time at Spier in 2018, therefor it makes sense to keep the event at this popular & beautiful estate” says Botha. Route descriptions: The 22km is the perfect beginners route with under 300m of climbing on mostly open dirt roads and tracks. The route follows 70% of the standard annual 30km challenge route and riders can expect a fast course. There is one waterpoint just after midway stocked with water, Powerade and Coke, as well as fruits and a basic bike workshop. You’ll ride through vineyards orchards and large stretches of fynbos and can expect beautiful views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains. The 50km mirrors the 2017 route with of course the exclusion of the town-based route sections. To make up for these excluded sections we are adding routing on the south western side of the course, including more riding in the Vlaeberg area. To the best of our knowledge, these additional routes have never been used in a mountain event before. It is in the Vlaeberg area that riders will reach the first of 3 water stations at 20km, after quite a few rolling hills that are sure to be the cause of some thirst. The Stellenbosch Hills farms will ensure for a festive stop with wine tasting planned, among other treats. The views from the 1st half of the course is stunning with wide vistas of the Western Cape on offer. After the 2nd stop in the Polkadraai area, riders descend back to Vlottenburg and Spier for the final 15km of flatter riding. A final water station with around 10km to go means that there is ample support on route for those that are a little more challenged on the day. With around 800m of climbing the route can be considered as fairly easy and non-technical. Riders can expect well stocked refreshment stations, technical support on route and of course all finishers get a special commemorative medal. At the finish carnival there will be kids entertainment, live music, food & drink, and a lucky draw with loads of prizes, including a Giant Bicycles mountain bike to be won! Entries will close 24th of of July or as soon as the entry limit is reached. Note that each route has an entry cap. Order a unique once off event long sleeve t-shirt or hoody with your entry. See website for route profiles and more information: www.stellenboschmtbchallenge.co.za DATE: Sunday, 28 July 2019 VENUE: Spier Wine Estate TIME: 50km start at 08h00, 22km start at 08h40 COST: 22km – R190 and 50km – R330 DISTANCES: • 22km funride for children & novices. • 50km funride for intermediate Go to Event Page
  4. Event Name: Amarider 50 & 100 Miler When: 13 April 2019 Where: Malmesbury, Western Cape Category: MTB Is riding 100 miles off road on your bucket list? If so, the eleventh edition of The Amarider 100Miler, presented by The Bike Hub is the perfect race to get it done. Held in Malmesbury on 13th of April, this race is the ultimate Swartland meander offering dirt road riding around the Kasteelberg and surrounds. This is event is usually in May, however due to other events clashing we have moved it forward. What makes this the perfect 100 Mile intro? It’s accessible. With the start and finish in Malmesbury you don’t have to bother with transport, and you can drive to the start in the morning. Price. Shop around, this race offers great value and your entry fee includes on-route breakfast and lunch points. Support. Apart from a large race support contingent, your supporters can assist you at 4 easy to reach Spectator points on the day. This makes it perfect for your family and friends to be part of the day and allows you to break your effort into achievable segments. Route. The route consists predominantly of flowing and fast-rolling dirt road. With 2400m of climbing over the day, it certainly is not flat but very few riders struggle to make cut-off. The cause. Proceeds of the race goes towards Amarider’s advocacy efforts and over the past years have made projects like the recent opening of new trails on Table Mountain possible. For catering purposes and general planning only, pre-entries will be accepted for this event and entries are limited. Riders can ride as solo competitors or form 4-person (non-relay) teams and enjoy a day out with mates in the saddle. The team results will be based on the 4th rider crossing the line thereby encouraging teamwork and camaraderie. A shorter 50 mile (80km) race option, starts at the halfway mark at Riebeeck Kasteel and ends with the 100Miler riders at the Malmesbury Showgrounds. This event provides an opportunity for riders keen to get a taste of endurance riding and experience the 2nd half of the 100 mile route option. DATE: Saturday, 13 April 2019 TIME: 07h30 (100Miler) & 09h00 (50Miler) DISTANCE: 160km or 80km VENUE: Malmesbury COST: 100Miler: R 650 50Miler: R 420 Amarider members get R50 discount on entry fee Pre-entries are open and will close on Wednesday, 10 April 2019. No late entries will be accepted. 100 MILER INFO: Four spectator points - go and support the riders! Total route elevation is 2200m 50 MILER INFO: For the not so brave there are a 50 Miler (80km) which starts at Riebeeck Kasteel (Delico Butchery) and finishes in Malmesbury (please note entries are limited and only pre-entries are taken). There will be a shuttle from the finish to the start at Delico at 07h30 and there will be NO shuttle available in the afternoon. You have to book & pay R180 for the shuttles and they were fully booked in all previous years. Email info@amarider.co.za to secure your spot. So please try and arrange lifts with your friends or family. It is a 25km drive from the finish to the start. Timing: You will need an Amarider Trail Tag to be timed for this event, you will tag in and out at various check points along the route. The Trail Tags are available for purchase at R100 or for rent at R50. You’ll use the Tag at most Dirtopia and Amarider events, so you might as well purchase one. If you don’t have a Trail Tag you MUST purchase a temporary Trail Tag at R50 OR a permanent Trail Tag at R100 upon entering. Amarider is a recreational trails advocacy group focused on improving trail opportunities on the African continent and proceeds of the event are channelled directly to trail projects. Amarider is focused on improving trail construction standards around the country and assist various mountain bike clubs to ensure that their trails are safe and environmentally sustainable. Finishing the Amarider 100 Miler within the allotted 10hours 30minutes cut-off time is one of the most challenging endurance tests! Make sure you LIKE the Amarider 100 Miler page on Facebook to stay updated with all information. For further information email info@amarider.co.za or entries@dirtpass.co.za or contact 021 884 4547 or 021 884 4752 otherwise see the website: www.amarider100miler.co.za or www.dirtopia.co.za Go to Event Page
  5. Event Name: Dirtopia Ride & Run When: 5 May 2019 Where: Delvera Farm, Western Cape Category: Multisport RIDE AND RUN AT DIRTOPIA ON THE SAME DAY! Celebrate the beautiful time in the winelands with a ride and run. You will start your day with the ride which consists of two 10km loops for 20km or one loop for the 10km, you then enter the transition zone and grab your running gear for the 7.5km. You can do it in teams (one rides and other runs). If you don’t ride there is a 10km trail run only discipline that you can do. DATE: Sunday, 5 May 2019 WHERE: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, on R44 about 10 km from Stellenbosch REGISTRATION: from 07h30 at Dirtopia Trail Centre START TIMES: 08h30: 20km ride and 7.5km run 09h00: 10km ride and 7.5 run 09h30: 10km Trail Run only DISTANCES: 20km ride and 7.5km run (Solo or in a team of two - one rides the other runs) 10km ride and 7.5 run (solo or in a team of two - one rides the other runs) Everyone is welcome to join, this is a fun event! ROUTE DESCRIPTION: From the start, participants will follow the routes through vineyards to neighbouring farms and hit singletrack for lots of mountain bike fun. There will be a refreshment station at the transition point before you start your run, but no waterpoint on the route. The run will bring you some trails to with wineland views to remember! COST: Pre-entries (close on Thursday, 2 May): 20km ride and 7.5km run – R250 10km ride and 7.5 run – R200 10km Trail Run only – R150 Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags. No tag, no time: available for rent (R20) or to buy (R100). Late entries will be taken if the event is not sold-out, but late entry fees will apply Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags. Available for rent (R20) or to buy (R100) Late entries will be taken if the event is not sold-out, but lates entry fees will apply. GENERAL INFO: Coke for all finishers, as well as a medal. Note that there are limited entries available, so enter soon. Make sure you stay for prize giving & lucky draw around 11h30. Dirtopia Cafe will be open from early morning with coffee & breakfast all day with a lunch menu. The Trail Centre sells snacks & cold drinks and merchandise. The bikeshop will be open too. Prizes include vouchers from Sportsmans Warehouse and products from Falke, Cape Storm and local wines! Get your bike and running gear ready, and get dirty with Dirtopia. Go to www.dirtopia.co.za for all the info or follow DIRTOPIA on social media. For further information please contact Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 or email entries@dirtpass.co.za Go to Event Page
  6. Event Name: All Mountain Enduro - Wellington (Cancelled) When: 19 May 2019 Where: Val du Charron, Western Cape Category: Enduro ALL MOUNTAIN ENDURO Sunday, 19 May 2019 The final Enduro for the year will be at the beautiful venue Val du Charron in Wellington. Stage information will be released at a later stage, looking at 4 or 5 stages for the day. E bikes are welcome to join, remember there needs to be more than 10 E bikes to qualify for podium. You will pass the waterpoint multiple times stocked with water, Powerade, Coke, jellies, fruit, Redbull. Return your number board to us afterwards and we will give you a free beer (or Powerade / Redbull). Piza e vino will be ready with your morning coffee and now serve breakfast too and that delicious pizza for afterwards. The setting for this venue is spectacular. At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections with singletrack downhills the timed stages. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill. Venue: Val du Charron, Wellington Start time: 09h00 & registration opens at 08h00 8]Timing: Have to own an Amarider Trail Tag. R100 or take a yearly Amarider membership of R225 and a Tag is included! Watch out for the TAG POINTS at the beginning & end of each stage. 8]Timing will be managed in real-time with @trailtag and riders will check in and out of the Special stages. This means that riders will enter special stages 1 by 1, so no bunfight to get trail position on the singletrack.Pre-entry cost: R400 for non-members and R375 for Amarider members for one day. Please note that ONLY pre-entries will be accepted! Includes permit & refreshment station. Kids under 18 pay R230 only for pre-entrants! General: Product prizes from Leatt, Giant & Falke. Medals to all finishers who want one and this year a little something different. Wine to be won from Val du Charron too. Join the DIRTOPIA ALL MOUNTAIN ENDURO group on Facebook to stay updated on all events and info. MORE ABOUT ENDUROS: The first event was held at Dirtopia MTB Festival, Greyton in December’12 8]Enduro Riding: Have you done an Enduro event? Then you know what it is about! If not, then here is a summary: riders get timed only on certain sections, which make a very social event, especially at the refreshment station where they re-group. The atmosphere is relaxed with no rush anywhere, except when you gun it between check points! 8] Total distance of riding not so relevant as riders ride to special stages in their own time and the timed stages are more like downhill racing, although all type of riders can attempt it. Protective gear recommended. Support Waterpoint with fruit, Red Bull, nuts & jellies etc will be placed at a strategic point (Pepper Tree) to assist with rider support. The beauty of the format is that you can relax a bit at this station and catch your breath before tagging into the next Special Stage. The concept Based on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it! At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections with singletrack downhills the timed stages. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill. For further information contact Dirtopia on 021 884 4752 or email: entries@dirtpass.co.za and visit our website: www.dirtopia.co.za Go to Event Page
  7. Event Name: All Mountain Enduro - Uitkyk When: 28 April 2019 Where: Uitkyk Wine Estate, Western Cape Category: Enduro ALL MOUNTAIN ENDURO Sunday, 28 April 2019 The second Enduro for the year is set for Uitkyk. Some of our favourite trails and not to be missed. Stage information will be released at a later stage, looking at 4 or 5 stages for the day. E bikes are welcome to join, remember there needs to be more than 10 E bikes to qualify for podium. You will pass the waterpoint multiple times stocked with water, Powerade, Coke, jellies, fruit, Redbull. Return your number board to us afterwards and we will give you a free beer (or Powerade / Redbull). Something to eat afterwards will be available and that very important morning coffee will be ready on arrival. At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections with singletrack downhills the timed stages. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill. Venue: Uitkyk Wine Estate, R44 Stellenbosch Start time: 09h00 & registration opens at 08h00 Timing: Have to own an Amarider Trail Tag. R100 or take a yearly Amarider membership of R225 and a Tag is included! Watch out for the TAG POINTS at the beginning & end of each stage. Timing will be managed in real-time with @trailtag and riders will check in and out of the Special stages. This means that riders will enter special stages 1 by 1, so no bunfight to get trail position on the singletrack. Pre-entry cost: R400 for non-members and R375 for Amarider members for one day. Please note that ONLY pre-entries will be accepted! Includes permit & refreshment station. Kids under 18 pay R230 only for pre-entrants! General: Product prizes from Leatt, Giant & Falke. Medals to all finishers who want one and this year a little something different. Join the DIRTOPIA ALL MOUNTAIN ENDURO group on Facebook to stay updated on all events and info. MORE ABOUT ENDUROS: The first event was held at Dirtopia MTB Festival, Greyton in December’12 Enduro Riding: Have you done an Enduro event? Then you know what it is about! If not, then here is a summary: riders get timed only on certain sections, which make a very social event, especially at the refreshment station where they re-group. The atmosphere is relaxed with no rush anywhere, except when you gun it between check points! Total distance of riding not so relevant as riders ride to special stages in their own time and the timed stages are more like downhill racing, although all type of riders can attempt it. Protective gear recommended. Support Waterpoint with fruit, Red Bull, nuts & jellies etc will be placed at a strategic point (Pepper Tree) to assist with rider support. The beauty of the format is that you can relax a bit at this station and catch your breath before tagging into the next Special Stage. The concept Based on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it! At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections with singletrack downhills the timed stages. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill. For further information contact Dirtopia on 021 884 4752 or email: entries@dirtpass.co.za and visit our website: www.dirtopia.co.za Go to Event Page
  8. Event Name: All Mountain Enduro - Delvera When: 17 February 2019 Where: Delvera Farm, Western Cape Category: Enduro ALL MOUNTAIN ENDURO Sunday, 17 February 2019 We kick of the All Mountain Enduro season early in 2019 followed by two enduros thereafter, giving a total of 3 Enduro’s for 2019. Stage information will be released at a later stage, looking at 4 or 5 stages for the day. E bikes are welcome to join, remember there needs to be more than 10 E bikes to qualify for podium. You will pass the waterpoint multiple times stocked with water, Powerade, Coke, jellies, fruit, Redbull. Return your number board to us afterwards and we will give you a free beer (or powerade / Redbull). Boerewors on sale to enjoy in the courtyard. Trail Centre open all day for snacks & drinks, Dirtopia Café sells sandwiches and have lunch menu. At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections with singletrack downhills the timed stages. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill. Venue: Delvera Farm, R44, Stellenbosch Start time: 07h30 - Dirtopia Trail Centre (Delvera) & registration opens at 06h30 Timing: Have to own an Amarider Trail Tag. R100 or take a yearly Amarider membership of R225 and a Tag is included! Watch out for the TAG POINTS at the beginning & end of each stage. Timing will be managed in real-time with @trailtag and riders will check in and out of the Special stages. This means that riders will enter special stages 1 by 1, so no bunfight to get trail position on the singletrack. Pre-entry cost: R400 for non-members and R375 for Amarider members for one day. Please note that ONLY pre-entries will be accepted! Includes permit & refreshment station. Kids under 18 pay R230 only for pre-entrants! General: Product prizes from Leatt, Giant & Falke. Medals to all finishers who want one and this year a little something different. Join the DIRTOPIA ALL MOUNTAIN ENDURO group on Facebook to stay updated on all events and info. MORE ABOUT ENDUROS: The first event was held at Dirtopia MTB Festival, Greyton in December’12 Enduro Riding: Have you done an Enduro event? Then you know what it is about! If not, then here is a summary: riders get timed only on certain sections, which make a very social event, especially at the refreshment station where they re-group. The atmosphere is relaxed with no rush anywhere, except when you gun it between check points! Total distance of riding not so relevant as riders ride to special stages in their own time and the timed stages are more like downhill racing, although all type of riders can attempt it. Protective gear recommended. Support Waterpoint with fruit, Red Bull, nuts & jellies etc will be placed at a strategic point (Pepper Tree) to assist with rider support. The beauty of the format is that you can relax a bit at this station and catch your breath before tagging into the next Special Stage. The concept Based on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it! At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections with singletrack downhills the timed stages. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill. For further information contact Dirtopia on 021 884 4752 or email: entries@dirtpass.co.za and visit our website: www.dirtopia.co.za Go to Event Page
  9. Event Name: Dirtopia Ride and Run When: 20 January 2019 Where: Delvera Farm, Western Cape Category: Multisport Dirtopia is known for organising mountain bike events for nearly 20 years and started adding Trail Run events to their calendar 6 years ago. In September 2017, the first combo-event took place with an off-road ride and run from their headquarters on Delvera farm and received great reviews. Whether you’re a passionate mountain biker or an avid runner, the Dirtopia Ride and Run has fun routes, beautiful scenery and a competitive side for those who want to race! DATE: 20 January VENUE: Delvera Farm, R44, Stellenbosch START TIMES: From 07h00 ROUTE: Run through the scenic Delvera Vineyards with fantastic singletrack sections. COST: Pre-entries: From R100 Late entries (if available) at an additional fee. CONTACT: Dirtopia Trail Centre - 021 884 4752 info@dirtopia.co.za and see the website: www.dirtopia.co.za Go to Event Page
  10. Event Name: Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB Stage Race When: 2 February 2019 - 3 February 2019 Where: Delvera Farm, Western Cape Category: MTB Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB - Back and better than ever With three successful years behind it’s back, the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour 2 Day MTB Event has gone from the newbie on the calendar to a firm favourite and must-do event for all mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Originally created to continue the development of routes and to showcase the incredible network of single-track trails on the Simonsberg Mountain, the region has become a hotspot for trail runners and mountain bikers alike through the continued support of Fairtree Capital. Dirtopia has spent the last 5 years developing new routes on Delheim, Muratie, Warwick and Uitkyk wine estates. These trails are now operated in partnership with the landowners with the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy being the primary beneficiary. The conservancy represents more than 20 farms around the mountain and is currently focused on a multi-million-rand alien clearing project to return large tracts of the mountain to fynbos and renosterveld. There is no better time to be out in the winelands as harvest season will be in full swing in surrounding vineyards. The MTB two-day event will take place on 2 & 3 Feb 2019 with a 60km and 40km route on offer for both Saturday and Sunday, with the two day’s riding taking place on separate trails on the vast network. Do both days, mix it up or do only one day - your choice! The event will start and finish on Delvera Wine farm where riders and runners will be treated to breakfast the morning before the activities start and lunch once you’ve crossed the finish line. As always there will be a wonderful area to relax after their ride, with showers, a bike park, bike wash & lube station and a massage service on offer. There will also be a kiddie’s entertainment area with the option for supporters to join for lunch by buying a food ticket. And yes, great coffee and the best beers will be served on the day. Each participant will receive a goody bag and coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet. Good refreshment stations will be fully stocked with cold drinks and a wide range of savoury snacks and fruit. The Fairtree Contour events have been created to continue the development of routes and expose the incredible network of single-track trails on the Simonsberg Mountain. With over 30km of mountain singletrack, connecting more than 10 wine estates, the region is a hot spot for mountain bike trail riders. Parts of the route will also be used in the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic Stage 6. Early bird entries have already opened. Enter before 31 December 2018 to qualify for the discounted fees that the exact same fees as 2018 with full cost fees coming into effect on 1 Jan 2019. Don’t forget to book your limited-edition event t-shirt with your entry to show your support for the Simonsberg Conserve and the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Trail run. For those who’d like to run out tight hamstrings, there is a trail running event the following weekend. More info here. Each participant of the two-day stage race will receive the following: Goody bag Morning coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet Medal & BOS drink Refreshment stations on route stocked with snacks and energy drinks & water. Bike Wash & Lube Bike Park (overnight if wanted) Live Timing Enter here: https://www.dirtpass.co.za/events More info: http://www.fairtreecontour.co.za/ Go to www.fairtreecontour.co.za and for more info, contact Dirtopia at info@fairtreecontour.co.za or the Trail Centre on Delvera at Tel:021 884 4752. To stay in touch on social media follow or like Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simonsbergcontour/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dirtopia Twitter: https://twitter.com/fairtreecontour Go to Event Page
  11. Event Name: Medihelp Ride & Run When: 1 September 2018 Where: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, on R44 about 10 km from, Western Cape Category: Multisport Dirtopia is known for organising mountain bike events for nearly 20 years and started adding Trail Run events to their calendar 6 years ago. In September 2017, the first combo-event took place with an off-road ride and run from their headquarters on Delvera farm, after great reviews we will be hosting our fourth event, in association with Jan Kriel and Medihelp Medical Scheme as title sponsor. The Medihelp Ride & Run will be held in the beautiful winelands near Stellenbosch on Spring Day. Entrants will receive a free event t-shirt and lucky winners will receive great prize hampers that are up for grabs. Everyone is welcome to join this fun event in aid of the Jan Kriel Institute – come and ride and run for a child! The Jan Kriel Institute is a recognized centre of excellence for children with special educational needs– donation welcome online too. Go to Event Page
  12. Event Name: Dirtopia All Mountain Enduro When: 11 November 2018 Where: Delvera Farm, Western Cape Category: Enduro The Simonsberg Trail system that is managed by Dirtopia have had continuous trail work done, and one of the special trail networks to ride. We will start at Delvera and move across to the Simonsberg Trails for a fun day out on the single track. Go to Event Page
  13. Event Name: Giant Owners Day When: 21 October 2018 Where: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, on R44 about 10 km from, Western Cape Category: MTB Do you own a Giant bike? Join us for a social ride on the Simonsberg trails on Sunday 21st of October. Your entry includes the R50 permit plus coffee, Giant goodiebag, food, drinks, refreshment station on route and the guided ride plus lucky draw! Coffee, croissant, bananas before the ride and boerewors & beer afterwards...yum. See the range of Giant bikes at the new Dirtopia Trail Centre dealership on Delvera. The bikeshop also have Revel bikes to rent. October is the most beautiful month! Ride life. Ride Giant. Go to Event Page
  14. Event Name: Dirtopia All Mountain Enduro When: 2 September 2018 Where: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, on R44 about 10 km from, Western Cape Category: Enduro Have you done an Enduro event? Then you know what it is about! If not, then here is a summary: riders get timed only on certain sections, which make a very social event, especially at the refreshment station where they re-group. The atmosphere is relaxed with no rush anywhere, except when you gun it between check points! Total distance of riding not so relevant as riders ride to special stages in their own time and the timed stages are more like downhill racing, although all type of riders can attempt it. Protective gear recommended. Go to Event Page
  15. Event Name: Staalwater MTB Challenge When: 19 August 2018 Where: The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment. Caledon,, Western Cape Category: MTB The ninth edition of the Staalwater MTB Challenge will take place from The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment on the 19th of August 2018.The event returns to the one day only option with four mountain bike distances: 15km, 40km, 60km and a 75km route option. A Trail Run will take place on the same day with an easy 15km route. Go to Event Page
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