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Banhoek Valley on display during Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails Long Route

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Banhoek Valley on display during Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails Long Route

 Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience Long Route will start at the Coetzenburg Sports Fields (Stellenbosch) on Sunday, 25 November 2018.  Riders will be pitted against a magnificent +-52km MTB route that boasts a 1600m vertical ascent. like Stage One, Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience Long Route will be best enjoyed by entrants who have put in their Winter miles,” says Corrie Muller, Origin Of Trails Route Designer.  “Two long climbs await riders.   The first climb at the start will again be 5.5km in length.  Once the riders turn into Banhoek they will be met by the second climb that is 3.5km in length.  Riders can look forward to a combination of fast, rocky single track and long climbs.”

Banhoek Valley on display during Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails Long Route

“This year Stage Two boasts a bird’s-eye view of Banhoek,” continues Muller.  “The old favorite, Skyfall and its smaller buddies will give riders a whopping 5km descent into the valley below.  Heat is always a possibility in November.  Be sure to spare some energy for the last climb.  Remember this is the last stage, be sure to enjoy every minute.”

Briefing Video:  2018 Origin Of Trails Long Route Stage 2 /

 

 EVENT INFORMATIONOrigin Of Trails MTB Experience

Celebrating its 6th anniversary in November, South Africa’s Premier 2-day MTB Experience features a:  Fun Ride (1-day), Long Route (2-days) and Short Route (2-days).  Each Stage highlights the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward to the “once a year opportunity” to experience a vast network of exclusive world class trails.

     STAGE ONE:    Saturday, 24 November 2018

 

Distance: +-55km – +- 58km (Long Route)

+-30km (Short Route)

+-10km (Fun Ride)

Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Sports Fields (Stellenbosch)
Start Time / Long Route: 07:00 in seeded batch starts
Start Time / Short Route: 07:40
Start Time / Fun Ride: 08:20

 

     STAGE TWOSunday, 25 November 2018

 

Distance: +-58km (Long Route)

+-27km (Short Route)

Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Sports Fields  (Stellenbosch)
Start Time / Long Route: 07:00 in seeded batch starts
Start Time /  Short Route: 07:40

 

ENTRY FEES:

    

Option 1:  Long (+-55km and +-58km) R1200.00 – Includes: a rider jersey to all paid entrants before 14 September 2018, a peak cap on Day 1 and lunch on both days.
Option 2:  Short (+-30km and +-27km) R1100.00 – Includes: a rider jersey to all paid entrants before 14 September 2018, a peak cap on Day 1 and lunch on both days.
Option 3:  Fun Ride  (+-10km) R150.00 – Includes:  breakfast

      EXCITING NEWSRiders that enter the Long and Short Route (and pay before 14 September 2018) can look forward to having their Event Rider Jersey delivered to their doorstep compliments of Aramex.

Other exciting offers to look forward to:

  • Bartinney Wine Tastings at Registration and on route
  • Wildekrans Méthode Cap Classique Tasting on route
  • On route fun sponsor activations and competitions
  • Lucky draw prizes
  • Live entertainment (Sat & Sun)

 EVENT INFORMATION:    Origin Of Trails Trail Run

 

Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018
Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Sports Fields (Stellenbosch)
Distance & Entry Fee: 12km – 15km (Long) / R150
5km (Short) / R100

CHARITY SUPPORTThe Origin Of Trails proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Building Fund.  The Fund is committed to continuously developing the trails in Stellenbosch, further sealing the town’s reputation as a global mountain biking destination.

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Mountain bikers entering the much talked about Bartinney Skyfall section of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience Route.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg