THE U
Fri 19 Oct - Sun 21 Oct 2018 @ Piketberg, Western Cape


Organiser
Piket-Bo-Berg Trails

EVENT DESCRIPTION:


We want to invite you to join us for SA’s Single Track Stage Race for REAL MOUNTAIN BIKERS in a small and exclusive event, The U.

Set in a race village second to none showcasing the natural beauty of our mountains, paired with great food, drinks and our small-town hospitality.

U will enjoy:

  • 2,5 days of unforgettable authentic mountain biking covering 101km of single-track.
  • The privacy of your own tent, with Luxury & Deluxe options available.
  • Relaxing afternoons and evenings in the Chill Zone next to the dam.

The field is limited to only 200 riders – be sure to book your spot for 2018!


Book a sports massage with the team from EPT recovery, visithttp://theu.mytimeslot.co.za 

 

ONLINE ENTRY CLOSING DATES:

  • 25 September 2018.


CLOSING DATE FOR SUBSTITUTIONS:

  • 25 September 2018.



ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES:

STANDARD ACCOMMODATION:


Standard:   @ R6 500 per individual.

Your standard entry includes:

All meals from the Friday evening until Sunday lunch, including light snacks on the Friday afternoon 

Your own two-man tent & mattress. (Bedding excluded).

Standard:   @ R11 000 per team.

Your standard entry includes:

All meals from the Friday evening until Sunday lunch, including light snacks on the Friday afternoon 

Your own two-man tent & mattress. (Bedding excluded).



LUXURY ACCOMODATION:


Luxury:        @ R9 500 per individual.

Your luxury entry includes:

All meals from the Friday evening until Sunday lunch, including light snacks on the Friday afternoon. 

Your own four-man tent with a single bed, a bedside table, shaded seating and ground cover in front of your tent with 2 camping chairs & a solar light. (Bedding included).

Luxury:        @ R14 000 per team.

Your luxury entry includes:

All meals from the Friday evening until Sunday lunch, including light snacks on the Friday afternoon. 

Your own four-man tent with two single beds, a bedside table, shaded seating and ground cover in front of your tent with 2 camping chairs & a solar light, (Bedding included).



DELUXE ACCOMMODATION:


Deluxe:       @ R18 000 per team (teams only).

Your deluxe entry includes:

Fully equipped luxury serviced accommodation with proper single beds for 2 evenings (double beds available upon request), bedding & towels included.

Complimentary Drinks & Snacks.

Access to the permanent ablution facilities.

Designated parking area.



OTHER SERVICES:

We will confirm the Bike Tech Zone and Sports Massage service providers shortly and bookings can be made directly with these service providers.

ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS:

The Prologue

Distance: 7.06km | Elevation: 169m

This short route, is designed to get the city out of your legs and prepare you for what lies ahead for the next two days.  


The route includes a fast run through the “Pine Forest”, a climb to via “Mermaids Pool” and “Death by Porcupine”, some tracks along the river and a big climb to “Crow’s Nest” and ends with a technical descend to the race village.


Your time on this route will determine your seeding!


Episode 1

Distance: 49.82km | Elevation: 1567m

Riders start under the oak trees next to the race village and follow the jeep tracks up Levant Hill until the first single track of the day “Yellow Cliff Road” –a 1.3km switchback climb with an ascend of 100 meters.  A short jeep track respite leads into “Hello Kitty”, “Marshlands” and “Dammit” – a U exclusive trail.  Riders now enter Buglers Post farm and do the “Muy Berg” track before heading to “The Throne” on Pomona farm.


One of the many highlights of Episode 1 is the epic 5km downhill “Livingstone & Stanley”. This track was built by John Ince and LeRoux Rossouw - John building from the top of the mountain and Le Roux from the bottom. The old Ox Wagon Pass, built in 1889, is the 5km ascend, which brings you back up the mountain to Buglers Post.


Episode 1 also includes the fun section through the Pine Forest, “Blaaukop”, “Jakkelskloof”, “Owls Corner”, “The Bug”, “Fairy Meadows” and another U exclusive “Ek is Lara”!   When you get to “Rondekop” you are back on Mouton’s Valley farm and will return to the race village via the stunning “River Run” and “A Bridge Too Far”.  A beer, rest and recuperation are the order of the day.


Episode 2

Distance: 51.08km | Elevation: 1418m

Episode 2 will be spent exploring the multitude of trails on the Starke’s farm Mouton’s Valley. Highlights include U exclusive single tracks “Sonop”, “Sunshine”, “Castle Rock”, “Looking for Moses”, “Finding Moses”, “Greystones” and “Greystones Express”!   These trails have plenty to offer fit, adventurous cyclists – technical climbs, steep downhills and fast flowing switch backs!  Real mountain biking.


The pristine fynbos, sandstone rock formations, mountain cliffs and the endless views add to the exceptional beauty of this event.


Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp) 2 person team (pp)
The U - Standard entry WAITING LIST ONLY 108 km 14:00 R 6,500.00 R 5,500.00

Event location
Mouton's Valley Farm, Piketberg

Route information
Coordinates -32.782840930903, 18.710804124451
Address Mouton's Valley Road, Piket-Bo-Berg
City Piketberg
Province Western Cape


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