R20 000 and 20 cases of Savanna up for grabs in the Savanna Origin of Trails Best Dressed Competition!

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In honour of the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience’s 10th anniversary in November, event organisers are spicing things up by calling on riders to ‘dress for the occasion’ on Sunday, 19 November (the final stage of the event). It’s not a proper celebration without some exciting prizes, so the two riders with the most creative outfits (one male and one female) will each take home a whopping R10,000 and 10 cases of Savanna.

“The bar was raised in 2022 with the best dressed competition sparking a lot of excitement,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Event Founder. “We’d like to encourage more riders to take up the challenge in 2023. Show us just how creative you can be. With our 10th anniversary upon us, we felt it’s only fitting to make ’10’ the central theme – whether it’s a word featuring ‘ten,’ the numeral itself, or your unique vision of a ten-year celebration. Interpretation is the name of the game, and we can’t wait to see what the riders come up with. Our panel of judges will shortlist the top three male and top three female contenders, who will then be called to the stage during the prize-giving. The winners will be chosen by the audience. Don’t forget, to be eligible to win the prize you need to wear your outfit for the duration of the stage. We challenge all entrants to let their creative sides reign and join the fun.”

EVENT INFORMATION2023Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience

Affectionately dubbed ‘SA’s MTB Party of the Year’, the Savanna Origin of Trails is an individual 2-Day MTB Stage Race that highlights the beauty and splendor of Stellenbosch. Mountain bikers will be treated to a vast network of world-class and exclusive trails while celebrating the origin of SA mountain biking.

Date:Saturday 18 November 2023 – Sunday 19 November 2023
Start and Finish Venue:Coetzenburg Stellenbosch University
Start Time:08:00
Event Format:Two-Day Stage Race for individual riders
Categories, Distances & Entry Fee:Full Marathon Age:  18+
 Distance Day 1:  +-50km
 Distance Day 2:  +-48km
 Entry Fee: R2100.00 Additional Tented Accommodation: R1500.00
 Half Marathon Age:  18+
 Distance Day 1:  +-31km
 Distance Day 2:  +-36km
 Entry Fee: R1900.00Additional Tented Accommodation: R1500.00
Entries Close:Monday 06 November 2023 or once full capacity has been reached

The entry fee includes:

  • Exclusive First Ascent Rider Jersey
  • Finisher Cotton Tee
  • Finisher Medal
  • Spectacular on route experience
  • Access to world class routes that are usually not open to the public.
  • A light breakfast with coffee on both days.
  • A scrumptious lunch on both days.
  • Complimentary drinks and refreshments.
  • Well stocked water points (on route and in the race village)
  • Entertainment (on route and in the race village)

Don’t miss the Training Ride #2: In preparation for the 10th annual Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience, this year’s entrants are invited to join the event organizers for a fun Training Ride #2 that will take place amidst the charming backdrop of Somerbosch Wines this coming Saturday, 4 November 2023. Read more here: https://www.stillwatersports.com/news/savanna-origin-of-trails-training-ride-2-set-to-explore-the-mtb-trails-at-somerbosch-wines/

2023 Savanna Origin of Trails Route Announced: The 10th annual Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience promises to deliver exciting route enhancements that are guaranteed to captivate riders from start to finish in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch’s extensive network of world-class and exclusive trails have and always will be the event’s foundation, however this year event organisers plan to really shake up the vibrant ‘City of Oaks’ by bringing the ‘MTB Party’ home. Read more here: https://www.stillwatersports.com/news/savanna-origin-of-trails-routes-set-to-live-up-to-the-reputation-of-being-sas-mtb-party-of-the-year/

WIN a Giant Stance 2 mountain bike at the Savanna Origin of Trails in 2023: One lucky Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience entrant will go home with a brand-new Giant Stance 2 mountain bike to the value of R31 090.00 on Sunday 19 November 2023. All paid entrants stand a chance to secure this remarkable prize. The process is straightforward – just visit the Giant Bicycles activation in the festival village at Coetzenburg Stellenbosch University over the weekend, follow the simple guidelines, and, of course, be present at the prize-giving ceremony on Sunday in case luck is on your side.  Read more here: https://www.stillwatersports.com/news/win-a-giant-stance-2-mountain-bike-at-the-savanna-origin-of-trails-in-2023/

Charity Support: The Savanna Origin of Trails proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Fund (STF), a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) entirely funded by donations from local trail users and corporate sponsors. Since 2011, STF’s aim has been to create, improve and maintain hiking, biking and running trails in and around the Greater Stellenbosch

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