Enter the Hopefield MTB this August

Get pumped for this year’s challenging but charming MTB race through the fynbos around the West Coast town of Hopefield. Your calves will be burning as you crank your way through a scenic route in the 2014 Hopefield MTB Event on Saturday, 30 August.

Now in its second year, the MTB race will be wheeling its way through the scenic settlement of Hopefield. Entries for the 74km, 50km and 13km routes are limited to 500 and registration takes places from Wednesday, 27 August 2014, up until the morning of the race.

The route will start and end at the Hopefield Sports Field and take cyclists along a railway, through picturesque farmland and wheat fields, and through the famed fynbos fields which produce the flora for the annual Wild Flower Show. For the more adventurous, the 50km and 74km race routes includes a river crossing and the newly built stretch of singletrack. Built on clay mounds, the 3.2km singletrack is highly technical, with a series of switchbacks and a drop-off.

Although there will no prizes for podium positions, all participants to cross the finish line will receive a medal. What’s more, there’ll be plenty of lucky draw prizes – including an overnight stay for two at the amazing Thali Thali Game Lodge!

Route Descriptions & Essential info:

74km Route

Organisers invite South Africa’s top mountain bikers to participate in the challenging 74km challenge. This route follows the main track, but also includes the 3.2-km singletrack.

Start Time:     08:00

Perfect For:   Professional riders and advanced racers

Pre-Entries:   R160 p/p

Late Entries:  R180 p/p

50km Route

The 50km route follows along the main track, but also includes the 3.2km singletrack.

Start Time:     08:15

Perfect For:   Intermediate racers

Pre-Entries:   R160 p/p

Late Entries:  R180 p/p

13km Route

The 13-km route is ideal for inexperience, junior riders or family groups.

Start Time:     8:30am

Perfect For:   Beginners and juniors

Pre-Entries:   R100p/p

Late Entries:  R130p/p

The proceeds of the event will go towards the Thys Du Toit Memorial MTB, a fund created to raise money for year of university education for a Hopefield matric pupil.

How to Enter 2014 Hopefield MTB Event:

Entries for the mountain bike challenge are on a first come, first served basis: these can either be made during event registration (details below) or online via Entrytickets.co.za. Entries close at 07:45 on Saturday, 30 August, on the morning of the race. Please note that entries for riders under 10 years old will not be accepted.

Race numbers can be collected at registration or, should you enter online, at the Hopefield Sports Field on the day on the race. Registration takes place on the following days.

Registration Venues:

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 27 July 15:00 – 18:00 Sportsman Warehouse Tyger Valley
Thursday, 28 July 09:00 – 18:00 West Coast Sports, Vredenburg Mall
Saturday, 30 August 06:00 – 08:00 Hopefield Sports Field, Hopefield

More info:

Like the race on Facebook: Hopefield MTB Event

Or contact the organiser Willem Schoeman on 022 723 0024 or email him at topsecurity@sandveld.net.

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