Staalwater MTB Challenge & Trail Run
STAALWATER MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT OFFERS OPTIONS TO RIDERS AND RUNNERSThe 10th edition of the Staalwater MTB Challenge will take place from The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment on Saturday, 17th of August 2019. We will remain to the one day only option with route options for the whole family; 15km, 35km and 60km route option. The Trail Run will also take place on the same day with the options of 7km and 15km.
The late August date coincides with vast fields of yellow canola blossoms and lush green wheat fields, making for a visual feast not to be missed.
The host, The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa offers panoramic views of the Klein Swartberg Mountains, conveniently located only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Both mountain bike and trail running events offer routes for amateurs to advanced mountain bikers/trail runners so bring the whole family for a fun filled weekend! The Overberg region with its stunning scenery, diverse landscape and quiet dirt roads is fast-becoming a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Those looking for a getaway can spend the weekend at the Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa with an array of activities from great dining to gaming and after a day of running or cycling enjoy the restorative powers of the hot springs at the hotel spa.
Meurant Botha from Dirtopia, the organizers of the Staalwater Mountain Bike Challenge and Trail Run, says: “The Staalwater Challenge while giving professional riders a challenging race is also a fun-filled opportunity for those who simply want to enjoy a refreshing ride in beautiful surroundings with their friends and families. You don’t have to be super fit or fast to be part of it. We have different routes to suit different fitness levels.
“So, bring your family and friends and participate in this great outdoor adventure experience.”
DATES: Saturday, 17 August 2019
VENUE: The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment. Caledon, Overberg.
REGISTRATION: Saturday – we can make a call closer to the time for a short Friday lunch reg at Delvera.
DISTANCES & ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS:
The shorter routes are designed to encourage newcomers to the sport. The event will feature two trail run distances of 7km for the kids, family and friends whereas the 15km caters for those wanting more of a challenge – both routes take participants on a scenic tour of the countryside with some great singletrack sections. The Mountain Bike Challenge, which starts and ends at The Caledon Hotel entrance, takes racers on an adventurous journey through a mix of private farms and district dirt roads. There are three routes of varying distances and level of difficulty to choose from; 60km, 35km and 15km. Well worth the drive to this beautiful area.
Mountain Bike Challenge
Pre-entries receive discount and something extra at registration. There will be refreshment stations on the routes and all finishers will receive a medal. Make sure you stay for prize giving and the luckydraw!
Lots of entertainment at the Casino with surprise draws, kiddies play areas, bar, meal stalls and more.