NISSAN Trailseeker – Western Cape MTB Series #3 – Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus

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Date :  10 Oct 2015

Venue :  Sumaridge Wine Estate, Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus.

Terrain:  Farm lands | Vineyards | Arid | Mountainous I Everything!

Ascent:  70km – 1500m / 40km – 800m / 20km – 400m / 10km – 200m

Entry Limit:  1500 (70km – 500 / 40km – 600 / 20km – 300 / 10km – 100)

Features:  Hand built trails | Bridges | Hiking Trails | 4×4 Trails | Dirt roads

Programme:

06:45 Riders Briefing/Leaders Jersey Handover

07:00 Start 70km

08:30 Start 40km

10:00 Start 20km

10:50 Start 10km

11:15 Winner of the Fun Ride 10km Expected

11:00 Winner of the Fun Race 20km Expected

10:15 Winner of the ½ Marathon 40km Expected

10:00 Winner of the Marathon 70km Expected

13:00 Prize Giving

General Info: http://www.trailseekerseries.co.za

NISSAN Chill Area:

Come chill and relax in the NISSAN chill area.

Food & Beer Garden tent:

Get some great food at the food tent. Or some refreshments from the Beer garden, where you can sit and share your day’s experiences with your mountain bike buddies.

Kids play area:

Jumping castle and face painting for the kiddies!

We are glad to announce the third event in a new series of four events in the Western Cape that will make up the official Western Cape Marathon Mountain bike series for 2015. The series is targeted at the young, the novice and the family but also for the experienced rider. The routes are aimed to be fun and friendly, no technical and specialised bits that only the pro’s can ride. The series caters for those looking to get into mountain biking as a sport, the weekend riders and the family conscious.

With great TV coverage, good prize money with provincial points up for grabs, the serious riders are drawn in to compete into a festival of mountain biking.

The third event of the series takes place in Hermanus, where in the last two years a whole mountain biking revolutions has taken the little town by storm.

Back when the Cape Epic first came through the town there were just open sand roads that some mountain bikers did training rides on. Now with the help of Wines 2 Whales, Jan van Schalkwyk, Deon Ferreira and other passionate mountain bikers have been building trails that are reshaping the landscape around Hermanus! Making it a mountain biking playground that’s second to none.

 Choose the idyllic life with sea, sun, whales and Mountain biking! We’ll bring great meals and snacks, while you share the battle scars and war stories with your mountain bike buddies.

Route Description

Marathon – current distance 65km – 1500m ascent
The marathon distance will provide you with the very best experience that the Hemel & Aarde valley has on offer. You will race will be very diverse in its offering with long open climbs, jeep track, farm roads, fynbos trails, forest hand-built trails with great bridges and “roller coaster” like wooded paths. The route will be in a clock-wise direction and will first head up to the valley ceiling till you descend back down to the lower valley and onto the playground. Leave some juice in the tank as you will need to climb back up to the dam and around it to get to the finish line!

Half-Marathon – current distance – 37km – 800m ascent
The half-marathon will give you a great all round experience and a good taste for what’s on offer in the Hemel & Aarde valley! The route sets out in a clock-wise direction and will first take you up the valley before joining the marathon route for a short while, until splitting off onto some great single-track. A long steady climb will take participants back up the valley and around the dam to the finish.

Fun Race – current distance – 20km – 400m ascent
The fun race will give participants a nice countryside route on famous wines farms also heading clock-wise with scenic views over the valley.

Fun Ride – current distance 10km – 199m ascent
The fun ride will ride around the dam on dual track and farms roads, with views over the valley and across the dam.

Waterpoints:

Water point competition:

Come and tell us after the race which waterpoint you feel was the best, this ensures you get the best service possible! Waterpoints will have water and USN energy drink and treats

Bring your family along and make them all experience the excitement of mountain biking!

General Info : Click Here

NISSAN Chill Area:

Come chill and relax in the NISSAN chill area.

Food & Beer Garden tent:

Get some great food at the food tent. Or some refreshments from the Beer garden, where you can sit and share your day’s experiences with your mountain bike buddies.

Kids play area:

Jumping castle and face painting for the kiddies!

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