From : October 08 2016 07:15
To : October 08 2016 13:00
The magnificent valley of hemel and aarde hosts us again for 2016. With a diverse array of trails catering for all levels of riders there is something for everyone. With majestic views over the valleys and sea, this race is really something special.
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.
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.
Marathon - current distance 63km - 1365m ascent
The marathon distance will provide you with th every best experience that the Hemel & Aarde valley has on offer. You will race will be very diverse in it's offering with long open climbs, dual track, farm roads, fynbos trails, forest handbuilt 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 decend 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 - 36km - 776m ascent
The half-marathon will give you a great all round experince 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 returning all the way back to the finish. The route features magnificient views down the valley. With loads of singletrack for your enjoyment.
Fun Race - current distance - 19km - 355m 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 - 166m ascent
The fun ride will ride around the dam on dual track and farms roads, with views over the valley and across the dam.
Bring your family along and make them all experience the excitement of mountain biking!