Entrants invited to enjoy a Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience Training Ride in Stellies!

The organizers of the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience are inviting 2021 entrants to join them for a fun Training Ride at the picturesque Blaauwklippen Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) on Saturday 16 October 2021.

“We’re excited to give the mountain biking community a taste of what to expect at the 2021 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the event.  “The Training Ride will take place at an iconic Stellenbosch venue, the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate and is open to all 2021 entrants (that have paid) at no additional cost.  The ride will boast a 25km – 30km route and will include a great mix of technical trails, open jeep tracks and smooth singletracks.  Riders will receive a complimentary coffee upon arrival and a refreshing Savanna after the ride! Riders will also be treated to a tour of the new Specialized Head Office which is based at Blaauwklippen.” 

“Look forward to experiencing a fun day out enjoying Stellenbosch’s sublime trails with likeminded individuals,” continues Meyer.  “We are unfortunately only able to accommodate 60 riders, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.  Remember to prepare as if you were preparing for a race.  Pack your nutrition, water bottles and spares.  If you’ve already received your 2021 rider jersey, be sure to wear it.     We can’t wait to enjoy Stellenbosch’s pristine trails with event entrants in the build up to the 2021 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience.”


EVENT INFORMATION:  Savanna Origin of Trails Training Ride 

Date: Saturday 16 October 2021
Venue: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate (Stellenbosch)
Start Time: 08:00
Distance: 25km – 30km
Entry Fee: Open to all 2021 “paid” event entrants
Sign Up: https://bit.ly/OriginOfTrailsTrainingRide


EVENT INFORMATIONSavanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience 

The Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience is an individual 2-day MTB Stage Race.  The routes highlight the beauty and splendor of Stellenbosch, and mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world-class trails while celebrating the origin of SA mountain biking.  

Date: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021
Festival Village: Stellenbosch High School
Format: Two-Day Stage Race for individual entrants
Categories, Distances & Entry Fee: Full Marathon

Age:  18+

  Entry Fee:  R1600.00
  Distance Day 1:  +-45km
  Distance Day 2:  +-40km
  Half Marathon

Age:  18+

  Entry Fee:  R1400.00
  Distance Day 1:  +-27km
  Distance Day 2:  +-22km


The entry fee includes: 

  • An official rider jersey for mountain bikers that enter (and pay) the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience by Friday 22 October 2021. The jersey will be delivered to your door compliments of Aramex.
  • Finisher Technical Rider Tee
  • Finisher Medal
  • Race Number
  • Trail Access Fees
  • Spectacular on route experience
  • Access to world class routes that are usually not open to the public
  • A light breakfast pack with coffee on both days
  • A scrumptious lunch pack 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)
  • An impressive selection of gifts from our sponsors including Beet It Sport, Savanna and THIRSTI Water.


CHARITY SUPPORTThe Savanna Origin of Trails proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Fund.


PLEASE NOTE:  The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.


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For more information or to enter the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience please email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.


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