QBike Reitz MTB Classic (formally known as Bielie Mielie MTB Classic)
Fri 18 Mar 2022, 18:00 @ Reitz, Free State


Organiser
BoutTime

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Reitz MTB Classic powered by QBike (Now available in a 3-Day Stage Race format as well)


Same event organisers, same farms, different routes every day, more single track, great food & friendly Free State farmers. 


*This is not the same event as the VKB BielieMielie Festival (which is a music festival), the MTB Event takes place on a different weekend.


Paid up entries before 4 March 2022 will receive a free T-Shirt!

FAQ

  • How technical is the route?
    • We had 5 tandems with the previous BielieMielie, this says a lot. Thus its not that technical & the route has been designed for the average rider
  • I've booked hostel accommodation with meals, what should I bring?
    • Hostel accommodation with meals, but without bedding and towels.  In other words you must bring own bedding and towels.  The meals for hostel accommodation included is as follows:
      • Saturday breakfast in one of our hostels, hamburgers for lunch at showgrounds, supper is Farm Fresh food at showgrounds
      • Sunday breakfast again one of the hostels.
  • Is there teams?
    • No, only solo entries but riders can ride together. We might allow teams from 2022, please watch this space as well as our social media page.
  • Do I need transport between race villages?
    • The route is a clover leaf so you start and end each day at the same place therefore no transport for your overnight goods nor your vehicle is needed.
  • Starting times?
    • Friday @ 18h30
    • Saturday @ 07h00 (Long) & 08h00 (Short)
    • Sunday @ 07h00

Latest Updates

  • The route will be fully marked, NO GPS DEVICE REQUIRED
  • Craft beer will be sold during registration & at the finish

About the Reitz MTB Classic

Now also a National Trail Seeding event timed by BoutTime.co.za in preparation of the joBerg2C. The race will serve as a great training ride to test your fitness prior of the joBerg2C as well as your Garmin GPS navigation skills (or other device), We will be at the race to assist you with any GPS queries you might have.

If you are not entered for the joBerg2C, come and join us for one of South Africa’s greatest MTB Classics, enjoy the beautiful scenery after the long awaited rain, the famous Free State Koeksisters and the friendly farmers opening their farms for the race.

There will be 4 fabulous water points on route manned by friendly faces and stocked with Coke, Koeksisters, Energade, Banana’s, Bar-One’s & baby Potatoes. There will also be chain lube available and lens cleaning stations etc.

The best burgers in the Free State will be sold at the finish line along with ice cold craft beers, ciders, wine & cool drinks.

The route takes a clover leaf format. “Expect mielies and mielies of singletrack, real tractors, proper Afrikaans farmers and grazing gazing cattle,” says Wappo. Of course you don’t have to tackle all 110-kays and there is a shorter 58kay option – vibes and views still guaranteed.

Well that’s just about enough motivation for us.

Check out our Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Important Notice: The Reitz MTB Challenge route goes through private farms and only paid participants are allowed to ride on these private farms during the day of the event. Unauthorised riders accessing these farms without permission will be banned from any Sani2C, Joberg2C, Berg & Bush, Wines2Whales, Compendium, Hill2Hill, BoutTime, Wildtrail, AfriAdventures, 3 Mountains & Advendurance events for life.

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Race Detail

When: 18 - 20 March 2022

Program

  • Friday Night: 20km Prologue
  • Saturday: 
    • 110 & 75km BielieMielie MTB Stage & 1 day Race
    • Farm Fresh Food (R180) - Incl in full 3 day package
  • Sunday: (+\-) 58km MTB Stage & 1 day Race
  • Starting times:
    • Friday @ 18h30
    • Saturday @ 07h00 (Long) & 08h00 (Short)
    • Sunday @ 07h00

Distances subject to change

Registration & Start: Reitz Show Grounds or check on Google Maps

Entry options: 

  • 3 Day Stage Race - Team or Solo
    • All Inclusive Package (Includes 3 Day Stage Race, 6x Meals, 2x Nights Hostel Accommodation) - Limited to 300 Entries (Long & Short Combined)  
      • The BielieMielie Stage Race (Long) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 110km Saturday & 58km Sunday - R2,350
      • The BielieMielie Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 75km Saturday & 58km Sunday - R2,250
    • Meals & 3 Day Stage Race Only (Includes 3 Day Stage Race, 6x Meals - Excludes Accommodation)
      • The BielieMielie Stage Race (Long) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 110km Saturday & 58km Sunday - R1,850
      • The BielieMielie Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 75km Saturday & 58km Sunday - R1,750
    • Accommodation & 3 Day Stage Race Only (Includes 3 Day Stage Race, 2x Nights Hostel Accommodation - Excludes Meals)
      • The BielieMielie Stage Race (Long) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 110km Saturday & 58km Sunday - R1,200
      • The BielieMielie Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 75km Saturday & 58km Sunday - R1,100
    • 3 Day Stage Race Only (Includes 3 Day Stage Race, Excludes Meals & Excludes Accommodation)
      • The BielieMiele Stage Race (Long) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 110km Saturday & 58km Sunday - R800
      • The BielieMielie Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 75km Saturday & 58km Sunday - R700
  • 1 Day Individual Events (Excludes Accommodation & Meals) - Solo Only
    • Friday: 20km(R80) Night Race
    • Saturday: 110km(R430) or 75km(R330) Reitz MTB Classic Race 
    • Sunday: 58km(R290) MTB Race

All podium winners must be present at prize giving in order to receive their prizes.

Food Options

  • Friday Night: TBA
  • Saturday Night: Farm Fresh Food (R100)

Accommodation Options

  • Bring your own tent and we will provide you with a stand, electricity & ablution – R150/night
  • Contact one of our preferred guest houses for accommodation below.

Your entry will include the following

  • Great scenic routes
  • Now National Trail Seeding Event prior of the joBerg2C (Also timed by BoutTime)
  • Ample parking
  • Best hamburgers in town for sale after the race with ice cold beers, ciders, cooldrinks & wine
  • BoutTime will ensure for instant results on your phone, website & on our electronic result boards at the finish, no more waiting
  • 4x Well stocked water/nutrition points
    • Stocked with Coke, water, Powerade, banana's, Bar-One's, Koeksisters, Potatoes
    • Chain lube & Lens cleaning Stations

Why the Name Change & Reitz MTB Classic vs Bieliemielie Fees

The Reitz MTB Classic has always been an independent event and has never been affiliated to the Bieliemielie fees or the VKB Bieliemielie fees, unlike the VKB BielieMielie fees which is a commercial venture, the  MB MTB Challange is a race that was created to raise funds to subsidise the school hostel fees so that children could afford to stay as boarders, no member of the MB MTB Challange takes any funds for organising the event, 100% of the monies raised goes towards education.

The logo is our very own design incorporating a mielie and a MTB tyre. The VKB Bieliemielie is not a fundraising event, none of the members of the VKB Bieliemielie are on the Bielie Mielie MTB classic committee and therefor have no influence in the  Reitz MTB Challange

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Recommended Accommodation

Accommodation NameContact Details
Poelani’s Gastehuis058 863 2508
Bass Feather082 378 6991
Die Huisie082 787 6163
The lilies Guesthouse082 371 4398
The Steakranch Hotelkamers076 368 0709
Rustfontein Lodge084 563 1648
Die DwerguiltjieCharles – 082 574 6739
Marlene – 083 630 2650
www.dwerguiltjie.co.za


Route Profiles

101km (1,120hm)

65km (740hm)


Drone Footage - BielieMielie MTB Classic 2017

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2466265743643459/ 


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More information: www.bouttime.co.za


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
110km Reitz MTB Classic Saturday Challenge Only (Long) 110 km 07:00 R 430.00
58km Reitz MTB Classic Sunday Race Only 58 km 07:00 R 290.00
110km Saturday Reitz MTB Classic Race & 58km Reitz MTB Classic Sunday Race SOLD OUT 168 km Over 3 Days 07:00 R 640.00
75km Saturday Only Reitz MTB Classic Race (Short) 75 km 08:00 R 290.00
Reitz MTB Classic Stage Race (Long) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 110km Saturday & 58km Sunday (Incl Meals & Hostel Accom)
Includes 3 Day Stage Race + All 6x Meals + 2x Nights Hostel Accommodation
188 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 2,350.00
Reitz MTB Classic Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 75km Saturday & 58km Sunday (Incl Meals, Hostel Accom)
Includes 3 Day Stage Race + All 6x Meals + 2x Nights Hostel Accommodation
153 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 2,250.00
20km Friday Reitz MTB Classic Night Race Only 20 km 18:00 R 80.00
The Reitz MTB Classic Stage Race Only (Long) - 20km Night Prologue, 110km Saturday & 58km Sunday (EXCL Accom & Meals)
Includes 3 Day Stage Race - NO MEALS AND NO ACCOMMODATION
188 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 700.00
The Reitz MTB Classic Stage Race Only - 20km Night Prologue, 75km Saturday & 58km Sunday (EXCL Accom & Meals)
Includes 3 Day Stage Race - NO MEALS AND NO ACCOMMODATION
153 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 600.00
The Reitz MTB Classic Stage Race - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 110km Saturday & 58km Sunday (Incl Meals, Excl Accom)
Includes 3 Day Stage Race + All 6x Meals - NO ACCOMMODATION
188 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 1,850.00
The Reitz MTB Classic Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 75km Saturday & 58km Sunday (Incl Meals, Excl Accom)
Includes 3 Day Stage Race + All 6x Meals - NO ACCOMMODATION
153 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 1,750.00
The Reitz MTB Classic Stage Race - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 110km Saturday & 58km Sunday (Excl Meals, Incl Accom)
Includes 3 Day Stage Race + 2x Nights Hostel Accommodation - NO MEALS
188 km Over 3 Days 20:29 R 1,200.00
The Reitz MTB Classic Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 75km Saturday & 58km Sunday (Excl Meals, Incl Accom)
Includes 3 Day Stage Race + 2x Nights Hostel Accommodation - NO MEALS
153 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 1,100.00

Event location
Reitz Show Grounds, Reitz

Coordinates -27.786805, 28.423804
Address reitz
City Reitz
Province Free State