Pennypinchers and the organisers of the annual Origin of Trails are excited to announce that Blaauklippen Wine Estate, will host this year’s finish venue for the mountain bike race. The two-day race takes place in Stellenbosch on the 27th and 28th of November this year.
The Origin of Trails mountain bike race supports the Aitsa Aftercare Centre, and all entrants shall receive homemade placemats and handcrafted gifts from the aftercare centre.
Entries for the race close on the 20th of November at 17:00, and riders over the age of 19 are welcome to enter. No matter your fitness level, there’s a trail to test your skills and get your blood pumping.
Riders have a choice of doing one of three courses:
- Short – Ideal for first time riders, this route comprises of a 40km ride each day. There are single and jeep tracks, and a few small climbs.
- Medium – Cyclists who choose this route ride for 65km on Day 1 and 40km on Day 2. This is ideal for mid-level riders as it gives you the opportunity to split the course.
- Long – Professional and experienced riders are sure to enjoy this route. It comprises 65km on each day and includes bridges, switchbacks, down hills and high climbs.
Best of all, if you’re not partaking in the race, there are several activities to enjoy, as well as live entertainment available for the supporters.
Adding to the Excitement
Mountain bikers who take part in this year’s race can be particularly excited, as Specialized Bicycles has announced that a 2016 Specialized 6fattie is up for grabs.
In addition, Stellenbosch based renowned racing driver Giniel De Villiers has decided to trade his four wheels for two by entering this year’s Origin of Trails.
See you at the Origin of Trails mountain bike race!