Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB

Saturday, 3 February 2018 - Sunday, 4 February 2018
Western CapeDelvera Farm

Details

Fairtree Capital has supported the Simonsberg Trail system for more than two years; and one week before the trail run stage race, the MTB two-day event will take place on 3 & 4 February 2018.The event will start and finish at Delvera farm where riders will be treated to breakfast and lunch, kiddies entertainment and a wonderful area to relax after their ride, with showers, bike park, lube and wash station and massage service.Two routes will be on offer for the two-day stage race, the long route being around 60km and the other a 40km route for both Saturday and Sunday. Do both days, mix it up or do only one day.

 

The Fairtree Contour events have been created to continue the development of routes and expose the incredible network of single-track trails on the Simonsberg Mountain. With over 25km of mountain single-track, connecting more than 10 wine estates, the region is set to become a hotspot for mountain bike trail riders.

 

Dirtopia has spent the last 4 years developing new routes on Delheim and Muratie wine estates. These trails are now operated in partnership with the landowners and the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy being the primary beneficiary. The conservancy represents more than 20 farms around the mountain and is currently focused on a multi-million rand alien clearing project to return large tracts of the mountain to fynbos and renosterveld.

 

There is no better time to be out in the winelands as harvest season will be in full swing in surrounding vineyards.

 

Each participant will receive a goody bag and coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet.

 

Good refreshment stations will be fully stocked with cold drinks and a wide range of savoury snacks and fruit.

 

Early bird entries will open 2 October 2017! Enter before 31 Dec for discounted entry fees. These fees will be the exact same fees as 2017. 1 Jan 2018 the entry fees will be increased.

 

Enter here: https://www.dirtpass.co.za/events

 

More info: http://www.fairtreecontour.co.za/

 

 

Each participant of the two-day stage race will receive the following:

  • Goody bag
  • Morning coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet
  • Medal & BOS drink
  • Refreshment station on route from BOS

 

Go to www.fairtreecontour.co.za for more info or contact Dirtopia at info@fairtreecontour.co.za or 021 884 4752.

Venue

Delvera Farm, Western Cape
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PhilipV, Jan 03 2018 06:53

I bagged my entry just before new years.
Looking forward to it.
I rode it just after the fire, and I'm really amped about riding this race again. (Well I won't call what I'll be doing "racing" though.)

Meezo, Jan 03 2018 06:54

Will be there too, first time

PhilipV, Jan 04 2018 07:28

Will be there too, first time

Long/long route?
I'm amped about dropping into meversayneverevereverevereverending again.

Meezo, Jan 04 2018 08:25

Long/long route?
I'm amped about dropping into meversayneverevereverevereverending again.


Yep long and long, trying to get fit again after 2 weeks of eating and no riding

Meezo, Jan 04 2018 08:35

so how is the route, was a bit nervous to enter?

 

not a racing snake, looking for fun out in the trails with some mates.

PhilipV, Jan 04 2018 12:03

so how is the route, was a bit nervous to enter?

not a racing snake, looking for fun out in the trails with some mates.


Last time I did it on my Trance. The trails are lekker, but this year I'll do it on my hooligan hardtail. (Because the new Bike itch is real.)

It's not very hard, I won't call it a suffer fest. But it was hot, so it wasn't a walk in the park.
The trails are great, Meurant has built a whole lot of flow into those trails, overall I'll rate it way better than the W2W route.

This is the perfect event for a jol with mates.

babse, Jan 04 2018 12:35

Last time I did it on my Trance. The trails are lekker, but this year I'll do it on my hooligan hardtail. (Because the new Bike itch is real.)

It's not very hard, I won't call it a suffer fest. But it was hot, so it wasn't a walk in the park.
The trails are great, Meurant has built a whole lot of flow into those trails, overall I'll rate it way better than the W2W route.

This is the perfect event for a jol with mates.

im sure there is a few road races with better routes than the W2w

 

nah jokes aside... also first timer on this race. 

Only entered because stellenboss of MTB trails and it was well priced.

 

looking forward to it  :clap:

RustyHWR, Jan 09 2018 01:47

I'm doing the long on day 1 and short on day 2.

Any idea on the elevation gain on both days?

Climbing is definitely not my strong point..... 

Chingy182, Jan 09 2018 03:02

I'm doing the long on day 1 and short on day 2.

Any idea on the elevation gain on both days?

Climbing is definitely not my strong point..... 

I think you're looking at approximately 1500m elevation per day on the long route.

 

I did long/long last year, but doing short/long this year.

I found that day 2 was a better trail riding day with lots more singletrack action

BuffsVintageBikes, Jan 09 2018 03:11

I did some of the new sections of trail with Meurant last week, you guys are in for a treat. The trails are outstanding and he's cut some new ST as well. By far some of, if not the best trails in CT.

I've entered for the Long/Short.

loïc, Jan 09 2018 03:17

If it wasn't for a broken rib I would have participated to the event as I enjoyed it a lot last year.

if anyone is interested I am selling my entry as my doctor didn't recommend MTB for a speedy recovery (https://www.bikehub....rg-contour-mtb/).

 

Enjoy the trails, they are really worth it.

Bosbrommer, Jan 09 2018 05:04

If it wasn't for a broken rib I would have participated to the event as I enjoyed it a lot last year.

if anyone is interested I am selling my entry as my doctor didn't recommend MTB for a speedy recovery (https://www.bikehub....rg-contour-mtb/).

 

Enjoy the trails, they are really worth it.

 

I will take it. PM sent. Will send you my details asap.

RustyHWR, Jan 10 2018 08:18

I think you're looking at approximately 1500m elevation per day on the long route.

 

I did long/long last year, but doing short/long this year.

I found that day 2 was a better trail riding day with lots more singletrack action

Eish 1500m/day - Thanks

PhilipV, Jan 19 2018 07:40

Received the email yesterday with race details. I can't remember the last time I was this excited about racing. Even if I know that I will be chewing handlebar while my lungs clap hands like an aquarium seal at feeding time.

Ferro, Jan 19 2018 12:11

Can only ride a single day. Which day would you recommend? From earlier posts it sounds like day 2. Are we in agreement?

Suidwes Boytjie, Jan 19 2018 12:15

Can only ride a single day. Which day would you recommend? From earlier posts it sounds like day 2. Are we in agreement?

Did the event last year and i would say Day 2... Sound like there might be some small changes to the routes, but i might be wrong!

Mr Anderson, Jan 19 2018 01:03

Did the event last year and i would say Day 2... Sound like there might be some small changes to the routes, but i might be wrong!

 Agreed, day 2, long route. 

PhilipV, Jan 19 2018 02:06

Can only ride a single day. Which day would you recommend? From earlier posts it sounds like day 2. Are we in agreement?

Jip. Never say never ending again is such an iconic trail that I've gone back to Simonsberg to ride it.

Ferro, Jan 19 2018 02:16

Thanks. Entered day 2. Lekker.

PhilipV, Feb 05 2018 07:56

Sjoe, what a lekker but eventful weekend for me.
On Saturday I discovered a crack on my seat tube at the last waterpoint. Proceeded to pedal while standing up to the end.
Sunday I lined up with my trail bike, and had a blast. Right up until wp2 where I realized my phone ejected itself somewhere along the route. I headed back to wp1 where I used it last. Thanks to the person (no idea who,) who picked it up, the marshal it was given to, the crew at wp2 and the friend who gave me his phone to track it with. I picked the phone up at registration. Faith in humanity restored.
Apparently on Saturday the crew tracked and picked up another iPhone from the finish line.

The vibe at the back of the pack where I was riding was lekker, the 30km I rode on Sunday was amazing.

On Saturday I was ogling this very pretty bike, and upon meeting it's owner it turned out to be Meezo. Kief bike bro, and you have a lekker crew.

All in allit still was a good weekend, but I'll have to get my fix of never-say-never-ending-again some other time.

Meezo, Feb 05 2018 09:23

Sjoe, what a lekker but eventful weekend for me.
On Saturday I discovered a crack on my seat tube at the last waterpoint. Proceeded to pedal while standing up to the end.
Sunday I lined up with my trail bike, and had a blast. Right up until wp2 where I realized my phone ejected itself somewhere along the route. I headed back to wp1 where I used it last. Thanks to the person (no idea who,) who picked it up, the marshal it was given to, the crew at wp2 and the friend who gave me his phone to track it with. I picked the phone up at registration. Faith in humanity restored.
Apparently on Saturday the crew tracked and picked up another iPhone from the finish line.

The vibe at the back of the pack where I was riding was lekker, the 30km I rode on Sunday was amazing.

On Saturday I was ogling this very pretty bike, and upon meeting it's owner it turned out to be Meezo. Kief bike bro, and you have a lekker crew.

All in allit still was a good weekend, but I'll have to get my fix of never-say-never-ending-again some other time.

 

awe, nice to meet you too!

 

Unlucky about your bike man, hope you come right with the new frame.

Meezo, Feb 05 2018 09:26

on the race, i thought day 1 was a bit sandy dusty and loose, altogether a bit of bleh!

 

Day 2 was fun though, enjoyed the climbing and more so the descending.

I have mix feelings about this race and whether i'll do it again.

 

Food and Waterpoints were good, vibe and the end, plus bike washes and showers were great.

Lets see come next year

varkie2, Feb 05 2018 09:28

Sjoe, what a lekker but eventful weekend for me.
On Saturday I discovered a crack on my seat tube at the last waterpoint. Proceeded to pedal while standing up to the end.
Sunday I lined up with my trail bike, and had a blast. Right up until wp2 where I realized my phone ejected itself somewhere along the route. I headed back to wp1 where I used it last. Thanks to the person (no idea who,) who picked it up, the marshal it was given to, the crew at wp2 and the friend who gave me his phone to track it with. I picked the phone up at registration. Faith in humanity restored.
Apparently on Saturday the crew tracked and picked up another iPhone from the finish line.

The vibe at the back of the pack where I was riding was lekker, the 30km I rode on Sunday was amazing.

On Saturday I was ogling this very pretty bike, and upon meeting it's owner it turned out to be Meezo. Kief bike bro, and you have a lekker crew.

All in allit still was a good weekend, but I'll have to get my fix of never-say-never-ending-again some other time.

Ja maar jy ry jou bike soos n rooikop stiefkind. Behandel hom met TLC en hy sal nie kraak nie. Nou sal jy maar vir die pram n crank moet opsit. Ducktape en bloudraad pappa.

Mr Anderson, Feb 05 2018 10:33

I really enjoyed this weekend, did the 60km both days, and it just seems to get better and better every year. Day 1 was a bit dusty and the tracks a bit soft by the time i got to them, but a bit of rain and some more TLC and it will become as good as the neversayneverending section which was just like that in the first year.

 

I even managed to spot a savage along the route.. 


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Meezo, Feb 05 2018 10:47

I really enjoyed this weekend, did the 60km both days, and it just seems to get better and better every year. Day 1 was a bit dusty and the tracks a bit soft by the time i got to them, but a bit of rain and some more TLC and it will become as good as the neversayneverending section which was just like that in the first year.

 

I even managed to spot a savage along the route.. 

 

we must of been riding together, as we rode quite a bit with the savage