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Gouritz MTB Relay

Gouritz Biosphere- Our River ▪ Our Region ▪ Our Future

Cycle over 3 mountains in 3 days, the Langeberge, the Rooiberge and the Outeniqua berge with the Gouritz river traversing between the Langeberge and the Rooiberge. An exciting Non Technical MTB and CycloCross Bike Stage Event. You can choose the full distance each day, or you can share the distance each day with your friend or company in a Relay Team. Suitable for CycloCross Bikes and great MTB training for the Epic or any other Stage event you are planning to do the next year. Great Team Building weekend. This event is a great way of ending the year where you will get spoiled each day with a massage, great food and great hospitality in the areas the race traverse through. By taking part in the Gouritz Biosphere Trans Outeniqua Event you also support our work and bring us closer to a sustainable world!

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Gouritz Biosphere Trans Outeniqua

Crossing 3 mountains over 3 days, the Langeberge, Rooiberge and the Outeniqua Berge in the Garden Route. See the best of the Gouritz Biosphere Cluster by doing this event, each day in a different area, staying 2 nights at a different lodge / guest house at a different town.

We now also includes a CycloCross Bike category in the Trans Outeniqua event. We also give you the option to enter as a relay team, this will allow you to choose doing only half the distance each day.  It is a circular route over 3 days, from the the small hamlet Great Brakriver (25 km from George and Mosselbay) to Van Wyksdorp to Oudsthoorn and back to Great Brakriver. Each day you will ride to a different town.

The Distance each day is split up into 2 legs. You can enter as a Relay Team or Solo The Relay Team (2 people) will cycle 1 leg per person each day. Solo (1 person) will ride the whole distance over 3 days. You can enter with your Company or with your friends.

Corporate Entries: 10 and more entries from 1 Company will get 10% discount pp.

The Gouritz Biosphere is one of the biggest Biospheres in the World and includes the following towns: Montagu, Swellendam, Barrydale, Ladysmith, Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn, Mosselbay, Uniondale, De Rust.

Date: 10 to 12th November 2017

Start Venue:  Pine Creek Resort, Greatbrak River

Race Finish Venue’s:
PLEASE NOTE: The entry fees does not include your accommodation, please have a look at accommodation available and book:

Day 1:
Halfway stop: Herbertsdale Guest house.
Finish venue: Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp

Day 2:
Halfway stop
: Calitzdorp SPA.
Finish Venue: De Denne Guest house, Oudsthoorn

Day 3:
Halfway stop
: Herold
Finish venue: 
Pine Creek Resort, Great Brakriver

Event Format:
Solo’s: Cycle full distance each day
Relay Teams (2 per team): Riders cycle only 1 of the 2 legs  per day

Entry Fees, does not include Accommodation:

Relay Teams: R4000 per Team (include lunch each day)

Solo: R2000 (Include Lunch each day)

Distances:

Day 1: 65km and 71km = 136km
Day 2: 40km and 39km =79km
Day 3 : 64km and 59km = 123km

Total distance over 3 days = 338km


Terrain:
 On gravel roads and quiet tar road sections, NO major roads, No technical riding

Each Corporate Team (10 or more) are allow to display there branding at the start and finish of each day’s ride. There will be a professional Photographer which will showcase you as a team. Each Corporate Team will receive a photo CD after the event.

Trophies to the winners of:

1st 3 Solo Riders
1st 3 Relay Teams

Included in the entry fee:
Gouritz Biosphere Trans Outeniqua MTB , included in the entry fee:
– 3 days of unforgettable riding over the Langeberg, Rooberge and Outeniqua Mountains
– Beautiful routes on private property
– Well marked and set out route
– Permission to use the private property
– Minimum of 2 water tables per day and a water table at the finish
– Light lunch at Guest houses on arrival each day
– Goodie Bag
– Generosity and great atmosphere of various venues
– Trisport support vehicles along the way and transport of Gear
– Medical back up
-Bike wash each day

Relay Team of 2: Each Rider are allowed to do 1 leg per day
Team:
Each rider ride the full distance as a Team each day
Solo: 
You do the Full distance each day

Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):
As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the race. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:

  • Cell phone (on roaming please)
  • zip lock bag to keep phone dry
  • Whistle
  • Emergency food
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)

Please ensure that you have the compulsory equipment with you at all times during the race as conditions change.

For all information contact Janine on janine@trisport.co.za

Enter/Register

Entries have closed. For further information contact Janine on janine@trisport.co.za

Cancelation Policy

Athletes wanting to cancel will forfeit the following part of their entry fee:

25% of the entry fee will be retained for admin costs, the balance refunded if written notice is received before 1 August 2017.
50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received from 2 August – 1 September 2017.
0% will be refunded after 1st September 2017, if a goody bag is applicable it will still be available the athlete

Transfers

Athletes cancelling may transfer their entry to another person, but that person will have to accept that changes to sizes etc. of clothing in the goody bag may not be able to be made if they are not available – when goody bags are applicable.
25% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.
Entries may unfortunately not be transferred to 2018.

Contact Janine to finalise this: janine@trisport.co.za

Massage bookings

Please book and pay your massage with Caroline Moths on cmoths@webmail.co.za
R250 pp for 30 min per massage

Route

DAY 1
Leg 1 : Greatbrak River to Dwarsrivier Guest House 65km
TA Tour Profile Day1

Leg 2 : Dwarsrivier Guest House to Rooiberg Lodge 71km
Dwarsrivier to Rooiberg(1) new


DAY 2
Leg 1: Rooiberg Lodge to Calitzdorp Spa

Rooiberg to Spa

Leg 2 : Calitzdorp Spa to De Denne Guest Farm

Spa to De Denne

Day 3
Leg 1 : De Denne Guest Farm to Herold Wine Farm, 64km

Leg 2 : Herold Wine Farm to Greatbrak River, 59km

TA Tour Route Day5

Accommodation

Each day has a different finish venue, please see below:

Day 1 Finish venue is Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp.

Please note: There is limited accommodation options in Van Wyksdorp, so please book ASAP if you do not want to stay at Rooiberg lodge

Day 1 Finish venue:

Rooiberg Lodge please book your own accommodation at Rooiberg Lodge www.rooiberglodge.co.za or in Van Wyksdorp

Day 2: Finish Venue : De Denne Guest Farm, Oudtshoorn

Please note De Denne is the Finish venue of Day 2 and the Start venue of Day 3. There are other accommodation options in the area, close to De Denne, see below. Please arrange your own Transport to and from De Denne to your Guest house if you do not stay at De Denne.

Other Guest houses close to De Denne :

Mooiplaas
Le Plume
Thylitshia
De Zeekoe
Lots of accommodation and camping in Oudsthoorn, 10 km from La Plume

Schedule

Schedule:

THURSDAY, 9th
18:30 Dinner at Trans Karoo Restaurant, for your own account. Come and meet the Trisport Team and have a great meal at the famous Trans Karoo Restaurant in Great Brak River. Booking with us is essential, but you will pay your account at the Restaurant

FRIDAY, 10th
06:30:Briefing and Registration at Pine Creek River Resort, Great Brak River
07:00: Start of the  Gouritz Biosphere Trans Outeniqua MTB
09:00 First Riders expected at Dwarsrivier Guest House. Change over of Relay Teams at Dwarsrivier Guest house, Refreshments available
12:00 First Riders expected at Rooiberg Lodge
13:00 Check in at Rooiberg Lodge and Nature Reserve.
Light Lunch available as you arrive.

SATURDAY, 11th
05:30 to 06:30: Breakfast
06:45: Briefing
07:00: Start of Day 2 of Tour de Gouritz MTB
08:30: First riders expected at Calitzdorp SPA, Change over of Relay Teams
11:00  First Riders expected at De Denne, Oudsthoorn.   Lunch available as you arrive.
Please make arrangements with any other guest farm to pick you up at De Denne, You can leave your bikes at  De Denne.

SUNDAY, 12th
05:30 to 06:30: Breakfast
06:45: Briefing at De Denne
07:00: Last day of Tour start
09:30 First Riders expected at Herold. Change over of the Relay Teams at Herold
13:00 First riders expected at Pine Creek, Great Brak River
15:00: Tour finish with Light Lunch and Prize Giving at Pine Creek River Resort, Great Brak River

Partners

Having partners is always a must when doing an event so thank you to our sponsors:

 

GCBR_FINAL

 

Media

Media involved in this race:

  • Do It Now
  • Modern  Athlete
  • Extreme Magazine
  • Mountainbiker
  • Athlete’s Year book

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Details

Start:
November 10 @ 7:00 am
End:
November 12 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Pine Creek Caravan Park
Pine Creek Caravan Park, Amy Searle Street
Great Brak River, Western Cape 6525 South Africa
Phone:
044 620 2434

Organizer

TriSport
Phone:
0836622022
Email:
admin@trisport.co.za
Website:
trisport.co.za

Contact Info

 

Phone:    +27 (0) 83 662 2022
Email:     admin@trisport.co.za
Postal Address:
Po Box 1232
Greatbrak River
6525

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