Entries open for 6th annual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

Seen here:  Mountain biking enthusiasts in action during the 2017 Origin Of Trails MTB Experience.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries are open for South Africa’s mountain bike party of the year, the 6th annual Origin Of Trails two-day mountain bike (MTB) Experience that will take place in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018.

“We are excited to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Celebrating the origin of South African mountain biking, the 2018 route will boast a vast network of world-class trails and spectacular on-route offerings that go against the norm.  Stellenbosch is the perfect setting in which to host such a celebration.”

“This year riders can look forward to a number of new innovations,” continues Meyer.  “We’re excited to include a fun ride, a trail run, rider jerseys for the long and medium distances and a few other garments, an exceptional route for riders of various skill levels and entertainment throughout. Every rider will also be given breakfast and lunch on both days and a free coffee for each morning, straight from the Rialto coffee shop.  Mountain biking enthusiast of all fitness levels are invited to experience mountain biking at its best.”


An individual two day MTB stage race, 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 or +-28km
Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Sports Fields (Stellenbosch)
Start Time / Long Route: 07:00 in seeded batch starts
Start Time / Medium Route: 07:40
Start Time / Fun Ride: 08:20

STAGE TWOSunday, 25 November 2018

Distance: +-58km or +-29km
Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Sports Fields  (Stellenbosch)
Start Time / Long Route: 07:00 in seeded batch starts
Start Time / Medium Route: 07:40
Start Time / Fun Ride: 08:20


Option 1:  Long (+-50km and +-60km) R1200.00
Option 2:  Medium (+-25km and +-30km) R1100.00
Option 3:  Fun Ride  (+-8km and +10km) R600.00

 Entry fee includes:

  • access to a scrumptious Breakfast Zone (Sat & Sun)
  • a light lunch (Sat & Sun)
  • wine Tastings at Registration and at a Water Point
  • lucky draw prizes
  • live entertainment (Sat & Sun)
  • an Origin Of Trails rider jersey to all Long and Medium route entrants
  • an event t-shirt to all entrants
  • a finisher cap to all stage one finishers

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 please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com

ISSUED BY:                                   Newsport Media

ON BEHALF OF:                          Stillwater Sports

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