17 years down the track and the “Apple Blossom Mountain Bike Ride” is still treating mountain bike enthusiasts to great riding experiences in the Elgin Valley!
Riders will enjoy magical single track on both the long courses with some tough climbs, speedy descents and of course awesome scenery of vineyards, mountains and orchards festooned with apple blossom. ‘Trail’s End’, a mountain biking hotel and adventure center close to the Elgin/Grabouw Country club will be our new start/finish area. Check out their website (www.trailsend.bike)
DATE: 2nd OCTOBER 2016
VENUE: Trails End, Elgin/Grabouw (gps 34 deg 08’ 32.7” S 19 deg 01’ 01.5” E)
DISTANCES: 60km; 30km; 10km; 3km
STARTING TIMES :
60km @ 07h30;
30km @ 08h00;
10km @ 08h15;
3km Kids Fun Cycle @ 8h30
ENTER ONLINE: www.iqela-events.co.za
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE: 27 September 2016
REGISTRATION: Sunday 2nd Oct from 6.30am
Bring your family and friends to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere that surrounds this event and the beautiful Elgin Valley. Relax, socialize and enjoy good food, taste some award winning wines and craft beer. Lots of free kid’s entertainment, with jumping castles, face painting, popcorn and candy floss.
Make sure you stay for the lucky draw as there are some Great prizes!!
NB! For the Early Bloomers
Pre-enter and stand a chance of winning a Titan Mountain Bike valued at R4000.
First 150 entries receive lots of Extra’s –
- an awesome Buff
- a Craft Beer from Elgin Brewing Company …to soothe the dull aching legs.
- 10% discount on your first booking at Trail’s End. Must book before end of Oct ’16.
- 15min Free Leg massage!
Long route – A neutral zone of about 1km will start you off and take you into some open farm riding to warm the legs. You will then head towards Oak Valley to enjoy some of their great single track and your first ‘Mother’ hill will take you passed the iconic Oak Valley Flower tunnels onto Eikenhof farm. You will then be taken through a section of single track which is pure food for the soul before starting your next climb, its long but kind and will reward you handsomely. Crossing over the R321 you head down to the Eikenhof dam and up towards Sir Lowry’s pass and your journey back to Trails End will be down through the best of Gerhard Huiskens single track.
Medium route – fantastic new route! Easy and non-technical riding as you venture through farms only open for the Apple Blossom. You will experience a bit of everything, open farm roads, a few climbs and great single track, suitable for those wanting to take the next step up.
Short route – all on farm roads with some easy wide single track. Not technical at all and great for kids and beginners.
3km kiddie’s cycle will be in and around the field and Mum/Dad can run alongside.
||On the Day
DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Cape Town, take the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass and turn left off the N2 on to the R321 at the Orchard Farmstall into Grabouw. At the 2nd stop street turn left and drive straight and follow MTB race signs.
Contact the Elgin Valley tourism office and discover all that the Elgin Valley has to offer.
Tel (021) 848-9838 or visit www.elginvalley.co.za.
“LIFE IS SHORT SO ENJOY THE RIDE”