DBX presented by Retail Capital

Saturday, 25 May 2019
Western CapeDarling Brew
  • Distance
    78 km
    Date
    25 May 2019
    Designed with experienced MTB riders in mind, the challenging 78km ‘Bone Crusher’ route is 10km longer that 2018 and will have you climbing from the start. The first half is full of hills, with the biggest hill of the day rewarding participants with a spectacular view of Darling and Table Mountain in the distance. A fast and steep descent follows, with cattle trails and a challenging MX single track
  • Distance
    50 km
    Date
    25 May 2019
    The classic 50km ‘Long Claw’ route shows riders the breath-taking scenery on the far side of Darling with the 23km loop through Wolwefontein Farm incorporating single track, steep climbs, fast descents, switchback corners with berms and ramp-bridges.
  • Distance
    30 km
    Date
    25 May 2019
    The 30km ‘Blood Serpent’ route requires a reasonable amount of fitness. It promises a decent work-out for riders who are not quite ready for the longer routes. Entrants will get to experience all the spectacular views without having to concentrate on single tracks.
  • Distance
    15 km
    Date
    25 May 2019
    Returning for the second year, the popular 15km ‘Slow Beer’ route takes riders all around Darling. This short route is still mountain biking so be prepared for a bit of trail riding too.
  • Distance
    64 km
    Date
    25 May 2019
    An exciting new addition to Darling Brew Extreme this year is the Pixie Dust Duo X. Limited to 100 riders, this 64km ride (30kms), run (12kms) ride (22kms) will be a first for DBX2019 and the organisers are looking forward to people’s response to it. DBX2019 truly has something for everyone, from experienced MTB enthusiasts to novices and youngsters.

Details

The Darling Brew Extreme mountain bike challenge returns for the sixth consecutive year on Saturday, 25 May 2019. One of the most anticipated single-day races in the Western Cape, DBX 2019 takes place in Darling with all four routes beginning and ending at Darling Brew.

 

Darling Brew in association with Retail Capital offer riders and spectators a day to remember with family-friendly surroundings at the Brewery, live music and local produce as well as a chance to taste their wide range of locally brewed craft beer.

 

Entrants can choose their challenge, with routes ranging from the scenic 15km ‘Slow Beer’ in and around the quaint town of Darling to the super endurance 80km ‘Bone Crusher’ which follows cattle trails, jeep tracks and farm roads to take you through vineyards, olive orchards and fynbos trails.

 

All riders are welcomed back to the Brewery with a cold Darling Brew beer at the finish line.

 

Go to www.entryninja.com/events/event/44322-dbx19 to enter online.

 

Visit www.darlingbrew.co.za for more information or keep up to date via the Facebook event www.facebook.com/events/386938012038517/

Venue

Darling Brew, Western Cape
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Jako De Wet, Apr 12 2019 12:17

This is always one of my favourite events of the year! Already entered the BoneCrusher.

Looking foward to it

 

I mean who doesn't like drinking beer with 10km to go!

dirtypot, Apr 12 2019 01:02

I mean who doesn't like drinking beer with 10km to go!

 

I preferred it in past years when the beer was at the top of the hill and you then just roll (race) down the hill to the finish.  Last years one where they take you on a not so scenic 10km loop around the farms after the beer wasn't nearly as good. 

mrcg, Apr 12 2019 02:14

Amped to be there this year again after having to cancel due to travels last year.

Ready to clap BoneCrusher!  :ph34r:   :clap:

SeaBee, Apr 12 2019 03:01

Ehhhrrr... stupid question. Having not done this event yet I entered for the duo (Pixie dust?).

 

I subsequently heard the trails are quite a lot of singletrack - so how technical are these for a more of a runner type duo athlete...

 

But then again, I aim to go for enjoyment! 

dirtypot, Apr 12 2019 03:02

Ehhhrrr... stupid question. Having not done this event yet I entered for the duo (Pixie dust?).

 

I subsequently heard the trails are quite a lot of singletrack - so how technical are these for a more of a runner type duo athlete...

 

But then again, I aim to go for enjoyment! 

 

They're not very technical, you'll be fine. 

SeaBee, Apr 12 2019 03:09

They're not very technical, you'll be fine. 

Cool, thanks. 

More worried about holding up people. Haven't been on a MTB properly in a good while. 

iridemtb1, May 11 2019 02:37

Anyone know if this race is sanctioned by CSA? Thanks

vulgar, May 16 2019 12:58

Hi Guys and Girlies

 

Looking for an entry for Bloody Serpent, any one pulling out or not going pls inbox  me. 

 

regards

Rouxenator, May 16 2019 09:25

I'm in. Good to see we do the big climb at the start, unlike 2017. 

NinjaFive, May 17 2019 07:22

Anyone selling a bone crusher (78km) entry? Dm me please

billygoat0523, May 17 2019 07:54

i'm in for the 78km.  just aiming to finish as I'm not used to the longer type MTB events.

vulgar, May 20 2019 12:19

looking for a hissing serpent entry,30km

vulgar, May 20 2019 12:23

Anyone know if this race is sanctioned by CSA? Thanks

I was told its not a csa event....but if you only have a R250 license you can ride no problem, just be aware that if you injure yourself that you are not covered under CSA 

Mamil, May 20 2019 02:27

There's another way?

I've done the medium route twice before here. See you there!

i'm in for the 78km.  just aiming to finish as I'm not used to the longer type MTB events.

billygoat0523, May 20 2019 05:30

There's another way?

I've done the medium route twice before here. See you there!
 

tee hee, there's a "smash yourself to bits way so the final km feel like death"...  i'm really not up for that.  just going to pace it lekker and stop at every damn watering hole.

Mamil, May 20 2019 06:21

Just reminding myself and anyone else who usually doesn't pay too much attention to info emails - there doesn't seem to be race pack collection / registration at the venue on Saturday

ChrisF, May 20 2019 06:27

Just reminding myself and anyone else who usually doesn't pay too much attention to info emails - there doesn't seem to be race pack collection / registration at the venue on Saturday

 

:wacko:   :thumbdown:

 

pity ....

Jako De Wet, May 20 2019 06:41

Yeah its a pitty. My wife is picking up 4 numbers on Wednesday. We live in Helderberg and have to mission through to Tygervallei to get our numbers.

Looking forward to the event though. DBX rarely disappoints

morneS555, May 20 2019 06:52

could only get a spot for the Blood Serpent. would have liked the longer one but oh well. Doing it with the wife (who hasnt been on a bike since march :ph34r: ) so i guess it's for the better lol.

billygoat0523, May 20 2019 07:12

There's another way?
I've done the medium route twice before here. See you there!

are you doing the long route... on the checkpoint?

Mamil, May 20 2019 08:09

No chance... princess merida all the way.

are you doing the long route... on the checkpoint?

DieselnDust, May 20 2019 08:37

Late entries allowed?

flymango, May 20 2019 08:56

Late entries allowed?

52km and 30km sold out. Suggest you enter online. No late entries. That leaves the 78km and 15km. That's what makes this event special. Numbers are known ahead of time, and organisers plan accordingly. 

SeaBee, May 21 2019 08:41

This no pickup on the morning threw me a bit. It's not as if the two collection points are on my back door - and I'm pretty sure there are people even further from those. 

mrcg, May 21 2019 09:35

This no pickup on the morning threw me a bit. It's not as if the two collection points are on my back door - and I'm pretty sure there are people even further from those.


Agreed. There is time and work to consider too. Never mind the added cost to trek to a third venue. Actually quite an inconvenience. Also what happens if someone is travelling and can't get there?
This is just a cop-out by event to not have to do this admin on the day.
Usually there is an emergency pickup at venue on the day - events usually don't advertise it so as to encourage the other option. Wonder if this might be case here too? Would only be fair.