10km Fun Ride introduced to Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

Seen here (left to right):  Christiaan van Niekerk and Sikhobongwane Lakhanya. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 6th anniversary in November, the organizers of South Africa’s Premier 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience are excited to introduce a 10km Fun Ride to the 2018 celebration!

“Since its inception in 2013 the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience has been heralded as the MTB party of the year,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “By introducing a 10km Fun Ride we are able to invite junior MTB enthusiasts to the party.  The Fun Ride is open to ages 8 and up and will take place on Saturday, 24 November.  The excitement continues with the introduction of a Turbo E-bike category in association with Specialized Bicycles Africa.  We are also inviting trail runners to join in on the fun by introducing a 5km and 12-15km Origin Of Trails Trail Run on the Sunday.  We invite all sporting enthusiasts to close off the year with a spectacular Origin Of Trails Experience.”

According to Corrie Muller, Origin Of Trails Route Designer, the Origin Of Trails 10km Fun Ride features a 150m ascent.  “This route is ideal for beginners and up-and-coming MTB fanatics,” says Muller.  “The terrain will mainly feature open and groomed gravel roads, easy flat single track that is shaded by trees on the edge of the Eerste River.  Iconic sections to look out for will include Coetzenburg`s XCO Track and magnificent views of Stellenbosch and its mountains.  True to Origin Of Trails style there will be a climb in the beginning, but it’s nothing to worry about.  Enjoy the beautiful view and downhill thereafter.”

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Origin Of Trails Fun Ride Route Briefing Video.

EVENT INFORMATIONOrigin Of Trails MTB Experience

An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails routes highlight 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 world class trails.

STAGE ONE:    Saturday, 24 November 2018

Distance: +-55km (Long Route)

+-28km (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)

+-29km (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 (+-28km and +-29km) 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

 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 SUPPORT – The 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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For more information or to enter the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

ISSUED BY:                                   Newsport Media

ON BEHALF OF:                          Stillwater Sports

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