Die Burger MTB Challenge will take place for the ninth year in 2014 in Stellenbosch on Saturday 2 August and a record amount of 5 000 entries have been received.
All long distances are sold out and only a limited amount of late entries will be taken at registration Wed-Fri for the 15km. You can help raise funds for the Die Burger Christmas fund and celebrate their 99 years by riding in the special 30km too.
Die Burger MTB Challenge offers a distance from kids & novices to the elite riders. The 75km invitation race will attract top names like Waylon Woolcock, Lourens Luus and Darren Lill that will compete for the prize money. Mariske Strauss will be back to defend her title too!
This route is tough, but also has incredible scenery and riders are privilege to have access to so much riding on private farm land. The 60km and 42km will also pass through the Simonsberg Conservancy that is a beneficiary of the event and new singletrack sections are being built again.
To accommodate even more riders at one of South Africa’s largest MTB events, the organisers have added a brand new 50km route to the south-eastern part of this town. This new route will be an extension of the popular 30km route and although it is only 8km longer than the 42km, it is a much easier route!
Novices and kids are grateful to try the off-road tracks on a 15km and still benefit from the socializing that a big event like this offers.
Participants will enjoy what the town has to offer during the weekend with fantastic restaurants, guesthouses, shopping, and entertainment and of course the world famous wineries.
There will be massages on offer at the finish carnival, food & drink stalls, kids entertainment and all finishers will receive medals with something extra for the kids. There is a Giant Simple Single bike to be won at the lucky draw as well as wines & guesthouse vouchers.
Spectators that want to support the 75km & 60km distance racers, can head to Delheim, Warwick, Simonsig & Delvera farms as well as Nooitgedacht & Weltevreden Estate for the 42km, where riders will stop at the waterpoints..