Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails partners with MTO

Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action during the 2015 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape)The organisers of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails are excited to welcome MTO as a partner to the 4th edition of this much anticipated two-day stage Mountain Bike event.

“We truly value our partnership with MTO,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “The Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails will access MTO grounds during Stage One.  Our partnership with MTO enables us to improve the route experience of the entrant, thus uplifting the overall experience of the event.  Together with MTO’s support we look forward to hosting yet another memorable event.”

A timber products and solutions provider, MTO offers 7300km of forest roads and 250km of purposely built trails, built and maintained in MTO’s working plantations.

According to Lawrence Polkinghorne, MTO Group CEO, MTO is fortunate to be able to partner with five of Stillwater Sports’ events, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails being one of them.  “There is a natural synergy between Stillwater Sports, ourselves and the other sponsors who ultimately share a common vision in offering world class experiences,” says Polkinghorne.  “It is satisfying to not only be able to showcase the beauty of the land, but also to give back to the communities who support us in preserving and maintaining it. It is also a privilege to work with like-minded businesses that have a long term view on social responsibility and environmental sustainability.”

“Jonkershoek in particular is a beautiful place,” continues Polkinghorne.  “We are hard at work building new trails and guarantee that Jonkershoek will be a world class trail destination.  We are committed to responsibly reshaping the African timber landscape and are excited to be part of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails.”


An individual two day mountain bike stage race, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails combines a vast network of world class trails with beauty and exclusivity.  Entrants are given a “once a year” opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of single-tracks in the pristine setting of the Stellenbosch Winelands.

Stage One:         Saturday, 03 December 2016

Distance: +-65km or +-35km
Start Time: 07:00 in seeded batch starts, starting with 65km race
Start Venue: Hofmeyer Hall, Church Street, Stellenbosch
Finish Venue: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Stage Two:         Sunday, 04 December 2016 

Distance: +-60km or +-30km
Start Time: 07:00 in seeded batch starts, starting with 65km race
Start & Finish Venue: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch


Starting and finishing in Stellenbosch on both days, riders can choose between three entry options.

Option 1:  Long (65km and 60km) R1050.00
Option 2:  Medium (65km and 30km) R950.00
Option 3:  Short (35km and 30km) R850.00

WIN with MTO at the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails:  MTO will be running an exciting “selfie” competition during Stage One of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails.  To stand a chance to win a one year pass into Jonkershoek or any of MTO’s trails, entrants need to take a selfie at the top of the MTO Monster Climb and share it to the MTO Facebook page. The five riders with the most creative photographs will win the prize.

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For more information or to enter the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email

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