BUCO Origin Of Trails Stage One equates to single track heaven

Stellenbosch (Western Cape)Stage One of the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

An individual rider race, entrants can choose between three entry options:  Long (+-55km on Saturday and +-58km on Sunday), Medium (+-55km on Saturday and +-29km on Sunday) or Short (+-28km on Saturday and +-29km on Sunday).

Long Course Information:

“Stage One will start at the Coetzenburg Soccer Field and head straight for the world famous trail network in Jonkershoek,” says Corrie Muller, BUCO Origin Of Trails Route Designer.  “The moment the route turns left into Starke-Conde Wines, the long climb will start up an oak-lined alley, past vineyards into pristine Fynbos. Then it is straight into Specialized Country.  I’m not going to let the cat out of the bag by sharing the entire route, but exciting sections to look out for will include:  Bennet’s Trail, Fire Hut Single Tracks, an ascent up Lower Canary, the gardens of Ride In, Coetzenburg, Eden, Mont Marie and of course the grand finale, the gem of all trails, G-Spot followed by the brand new Cross Country (XCO) course for next year’s world cup.”

Distance:  +- 55 km

Vertical climb:  1530m

Amount of Single Track:  20.7 km

Water Tables:

  • Water Table 1: on 18 km
  • Water Table 2: on 33 km
  • Water Table 3: on 43 km

Short Course Information:

“This year the short route will not turn off at Ride In,” continues Muller.  “Riders will follow the long route all the way up into Jonkershoek where they will have the luxury of riding their own trails.  They will exit Jonkershoek and merge with the long route riders into Coetzenburg.  After two climbs, the route will separate again just above G-Spot where they will do the G-Spot “B-Line” before re-emerging in Coetzenburg.”

Distance:  +- 28 km

Vertical climb:  710 m

Amount of Single Track:  7.5 km

Water Tables:

  • Water Table 1: 8 km
  • Water Table 2: 18 km


The BUCO Origin Of Trails highlights the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  An individual two day stage mountain bike race, mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world class trails.  Entrants will be granted the “once a year” opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of single-tracks in the pristine setting of the majestic Stellenbosch Winelands.

STAGE ONE:    Saturday, 25 November 2017

Distance: +-55km or +-28km
Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Soccer Field (Stellenbosch)
Start Time: 07:00 in seeded batch starts, starting with +- 55km race

STAGE TWOSunday, 26 November 2017

Distance: +-58km or +-29km
Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Soccer Field (Stellenbosch)
Start Time: 07:00 in seeded batch starts, starting with +- 58km race

Riders can look forward to sharing their race stories while enjoying an ice cold Becks Blue ‘guilt free’ in the finish area.


Option 1:  Long (+-55km and +-58km) R1050.00
Option 2:  Medium (+-55km and +-29km) R950.00
Option 3:  Short (+-28km and +-29km) R850.00

The first 1200 entrants will receive an Under Armour Garment.

Entry fee includes:  Breakfast at the ProNutro Breakfast Zone (Sat & Sun), a light lunch (Sat & Sun), Wine Tastings at Registration and at a Water Point, lucky draw prizes and Live Entertainment.

SPECIALIZED MOUNTAIN BIKE UP FOR GRABSOne lucky mountain biker will take home a magnificent Specialized Epic Comp Mountain Bike to the value of R40 000 after completing the 2017 BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race.

To qualify for the lucky draw, riders need to collect a lucky draw ticket from the Specialized stand in the festival village.  Please note, this competition is only open to the 2017 BUCO Origin Of Trails entrants.  The lucky draw will take place during Prize Giving on Sunday.  The winner needs to be present to collect his/her prize.

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For more information or to enter the BUCO Origin Of Trails please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com

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