Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Spring Events from Dirtopia
SPRING events kicking off this week, brought to you by Dirtopia:
- Staalwater MTB Challenge, 8 September Caledon – this Saturday!
- Spur Lourensford MTB Classic Sunday, 30 September
- MTB Skills Clinic beginners 16 Sept & 14 Oct
- Triple Trail Run Series (21 Oct, 17 Nov & 17 Dec)
- Nightride Series (27 Oct, 27 Nov, 14 Dec)
- Full Moon hike season from Oct
- Other events
>Staalwater MTB Challenge, 8 September Caledon
changes to the 60km route for 2012. The start is slightly different to
bypass a soaked wheat field and due to roadworks/blasting on Shaw's Pass
we have to cross the mountain on a farm track that is sure to be a
highlight of this year's route and is sure to be a permanent addition.
The climb is around 250m in 3km so it will make the original pass look
like a hill and put the Staal in Staalwater! Once over the top we are
adding singletrack created by the local Rockhoppers MTB club, creating a
nice diverse route for 2012. New profile on the website.
from a 15km, 30km & 60km option. The local Round Table charity will
be managing the refreshment stations on all routes for fund raising.
Late entries will be accepted for all distances at registration
Friday at Dirtopia Trail Centre from 08h00 to 14h00 – all late entries receive something extra at Delvera registration
Friday at Caledon Hotel from 18h30-20h30
Saturday from 07h00 until 30minutes before your start:
at Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa. All finishers receive a R50
double-up voucher for the Casino and a new event medal as well!
will receive a 50% discount at the Mineral Baths again PLUS a free
entry to Caledon Country Fair &. With kids entertainment, make sure
you stay for the prizegiving / lucky draw where you could win a
Mountain Bike, Hotel vouchers, Spa vouchers and Dinner vouchers and lots
Prizemoney for the first overall male & female in the 60km.
social ride on Voorhoede farm on Sunday, 9 Sept from 09h00 – two
options for beginners and intermediate riders. Permit fee of R20.
Don’t miss the stunning Spring riding in the Overberg this weekend!
>SPUR Lourensford MTB Classic Sunday, 30 September
A ride for all abilities and ages: 57km & 38km; 27km & 15km and kids (10 & under) events of 500m, 1.5km & 3km.
Pre-entries close before the long weekend on Friday, 21 September and they will qualify for discounts, goodybag & seeding.
year there will be medals to all finishers! Look out for the R2100
accommodation voucher to be won at lucky draw from Easy Five hotel and
of course the Giant mountain bike...
Erinvale Spa will give free massages at the finish, while Spur Steak Ranches will provide the kids entertainment and food.
Check the Dirtopia website for the frequently asked questions, more detail and to enter.
>MTB Skills Clinic beginners 16 Sept & 14 Oct
9 Sept clinic is fully booked, so book now for the other dates as they
are popular! Sara take you on the singletrack and the course gives real
value including the goodybag, permit etc.
>Triple Trail Run Series (21 Oct Delvera, 17 Nov Delheim & 17 Dec Greyton)
in your diaries now – fun events at three different venues! Medals,
refreshments, goodys for pre-entries. We’ll be using a new timing system
>MTB Nightride Series (27 Oct, 27 Nov, 14 Dec)
A built-up to the 24Hour in January. Get your lights ready…
>Full Moon hike season from Oct
the Full Moon season on 28 & 29 October, and not September this
year. Check the website for the dates and remember booking is essential!
>>>Other events (not organised by Dirtopia)
>Piket-Bo-Berg Cycle Challenge – 15 September 2012
57km MTB race
25km MTB race
10km MTB race
For more info and online entries: www.iqela-events.co.za
>Fruitways / Aquellè Apple Blossom MTB Classic 14 October 2012
Oak Valley Estate, Elgin, Grabouw
50km @ 08h00 – great singeltrack & touch climbs
30km@ 08h10 – great singletrack & manageable climbs
12km @ 08h20 – jeep track, perfect for kids & beginners
drinks and fresh Fruitways apples at the finish and be sure to stay for
the lucky draw with vouchers from Cycle Addiction , 2 nights
accommodation voucher from Mofam River Lodge, Cycling kit from Cape
Storm and the mountain bike valued at R4500 sponsored by Merida! Prize
money for the overall winners of the 30km and 50km.
Online entries and more info: www.entrytime.co.za or www.roag.co.za
Contact Theresa Bridgman on (021) 848-9407 or 082 658 0112 email@example.com
riding through the wild flowers! Go to www.dirtopia.co.za for more info
on Staalwater MTB Challenge, Spur Lourensford MTB Classic and load of
Discover the soul of mountain biking
Tel: 021 884 4752
Fax: 086 614 2808
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