Origin Of Trails announces Stage One of its Short Route

Seen here:  Mountain Biking enthusiasts enjoying the 2017 Origin Of Trails routes.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The Short Route of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience with kick off at Coetzenburg Sports Fields (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 24 November 2018 with a +-30km Stage One that boasts a 550m vertical ascent.

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 exclusive world class trails.

“One of our main goals in 2018 was to make the Short Route less challenging and more enjoyable,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “We are happy to announce that this year the Origin Of Trails Short Route will feature less climbs with improved flow.  As a result this route will be faster.  With an emphasis on having fun, you do not need to be super fit to enjoy this event, but a fair level of fitness will ensure that you get the most out of your experience.”

According to Corrie Muller, Origin Of Trails Route Designer, the terrain will consist mainly out of well-groomed jeep track and easy single track.  “Riders will be overwhelmed by the beauty of Jonkershoek and the Eerste River experience, which is well off of the beaten track.  Although it’s not as strenuous as the Long Route, I advise riders to be well equipped for the November heat and any technical challenges that might come your way.”

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Origin Of Trails Short Route Stage 1 Briefing Video.

EVENT INFORMATIONOrigin Of Trails MTB Experience

Celebrating its 6th anniversary in November, South Africa’s Premier 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience features a:  Fun Ride (1-day), Long Route (2-days) and Short Route (2-days).

STAGE ONE:    Saturday, 24 November 2018

Distance: +-55km (Long Route)

+-30km (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)

+-27km (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 (+-30km and +-27km) 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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