Join the Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Stage Race: Where Grit Trumps Speed

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Riders during the 2019 FNB Wine2Whales Pinotage 3 day mountain bike event stage2 from Oak Valley to Oak Valley. Image by Nick Muzik

When it comes to mountain biking, there’s an event that’s been making waves in the cycling community – the Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Stage Race. It’s not your typical race; it’s a celebration of passion, perseverance, and the sheer love of the sport. So, if you’re a road cyclist looking to explore new horizons and challenge yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa, this race is your golden opportunity. The best part? You don’t have to be fast, and you probably won’t be fast but you must have grit.

The Wines2Whales event is a three-stage race that takes riders on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Western Cape’s wine country. It’s not just about the competition; it’s about the camaraderie, the adventure, and the chance to immerse yourself in stunning scenery that you won’t find on your average road ride.

You might be wondering, “Why should I, a road cyclist, consider entering a mountain bike race?” Well, it’s precisely the diversity of terrain and the challenge of navigating it that makes this race so special. It’s an opportunity to push your boundaries and discover new aspects of your cycling ability. Your grit and determination will be your greatest assets.

The Wines2Whales race isn’t a battle against the clock; it’s a test of your endurance and mental fortitude. The trails will take you through vineyards, forests, and up and down mountains, offering a diverse array of surfaces and landscapes that will keep you engaged and excited. The climbs will be steep, the descents thrilling, and the singletracks technical – but with every pedal stroke, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views and the satisfaction of conquering new challenges.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Wines2Whales race is the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, both on the trail and in the race village. You’ll be riding alongside a community of fellow cyclists who share your passion for adventure and the great outdoors. The support and camaraderie among participants are unparalleled, making it a truly unique experience.

Remember, “you don’t have to be fast, but you must have grit.” This phrase embodies the spirit with which we ride the Wines2Whales race. This year, our team has welcomed a newcomer to the world of mountain biking, and she hails from a road cycling background. We’ll be proudly competing in the over 50’s category, Grand Master category. Our primary goal is to savor every moment on the trails, and while we may not be the swiftest, we are determined to demonstrate unwavering grit and perseverance. It’s an event where riders come together to celebrate their love for cycling and their determination to overcome obstacles. Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker or a road cycling enthusiast, Wine2Whales will test your limits and create lasting memories.

So, road cyclists, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to venture off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the world of mountain biking, the Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Stage Race is your chance. Follow along with us as we enter into the final stages of our preparation for the Chardonnay Wine2Whales. It’s an experience that will challenge you, inspire you, and remind you that in the world of cycling, it’s not just about speed – it’s about having the grit to push forward, conquer new terrain, and embrace the adventure. Join us at Wines2Whales and discover a whole new dimension to your cycling journey.

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