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Spur MTB Classic Routes

 

 

ROUTE PROFILES & DESCRIPTIONS:

45km Route

Ascent - 1100m

The 45km route heads off flat and fast in a Northerly direction and traverses Klapmutskop towards the trails of Delvera. We duck underneath the R44 for a spot of climbing and head to the Simonsberg trails around Uitkyk, Muratie and Delheim Estates. From here we head South and link up with the L'Avenir/Nooitgedacht trail system that takes us to the finish.

With several singletrack sections and 3 - 4 nice climbs the route offers a nice challenge without going over the top and with the total ascent being around 1100m, we have tried to taper the amount of climbing of which there can be lots in this area.

 

30km Route

Ascent - 454m

Considerably easier than the 45km, the 30km option follows an identical route to Delvera but does not include the climbing of the Simonsberg section. After Delvera, riders flow back across Kromme Rhee and meet up with long route at L'Avenir estate to flow back to the finish. With only 450m of climbing this is a fun ride with beautiful Winelands views. There are a few easy singletrack sections but for the most part the route follows farm roads.

 

13km Route

Ascent - 150m

A fun flat cruise on and around our new L'Avenir and Nooitgedacht trails with just one or two climbs that will get the heart rate up a bit. There are some fun, easy singletrack sections making the route perfect for beginners. 

 

Spur Mountain Bike Classic Release

 

Sunday, 1 October 2017 ~ Nooitgedacht Estate

 

The Spur Mountain Bike Classic is one of the longest running mountain bike events in the country and has always been a great family outdoor event. 

With three routes on offer: 13km, 30km & 45km, plus kiddies rides of 500m, 1km & 3km, there is something for all ages & abilities!  Routes will cross many wine estate in the area and the finish has a beautiful setting.

 

DATE: Sunday, 1 October 2017

VENUE: Nooitgedacht Estate, R304 Stellenbosch

COST:

Distance Amarider & Tag Holder members: Pre-entry Fee (ONLY) Other Pre-entries Late entries
0.5 km R60 R60 R70
1.5 km R60 R60 R70
3 km R60 R60 R70
13 km R100 R120 R150
30 km R130 R150 R200
45 km R160 R180 R250

 

 

 

Pre-ntries have closed but Late entries will be accepted at registration on the morning of the event for all distances!

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

29 September: 12h00 - 18h00 @Dirtopia Trail Centre, R44, Stellenbosch

1 October: from 07h30 (register about 30min before your distance start) @Nooitgedacht Estate

 

 DISTANCES:

•    0.5km, 1.5km & 3km for small children (10 & under)
•    13km funride for children & novices.
•    30km funride for beginner/intermediate riders
•    45km challenge for intermediate, but fit riders

 

PROVISIONAL START TIMES: 45km - 09h00, 30km - 09h15 & 13km - 09h30

Kids events from 10h00

 

 

 

The 30km and 45km routes will incorporate some of the wonderful trail network either side of the R44, incorporating the majestic slopes of the Simonsberg mountain. The 13km and kiddies routes will remain in the valley comprising Nooitgedacht, L’Avenir and neighbouring farms.

Title sponsor, Spur Steak Ranches, will also have their jumping castles, entertainment and great food at the finish. There will be refreshment stations on the routes, medals to all finishers as well as Coke at the finish.  Spur burgers, coffee, breakfast wraps and snacks will also be for sale.

Remember to stay for the lucky draw after the event, as all riders will stand a chance to win great prizes, including a Giant bike and bottles of fine wine from the area. Massages will also be available for entrants after completing the race.The first 150 kids (10 & under events) will receive a medal and goody bags from Spur, while friends and family are encouraged to socialise on the lawns of this fantastic estate. Lastly, Dirtopia Fietswinkel will have a basic mechanical service available at the start for last minute checks.

 

 

 

Please view the links provided below:

Route information: CLICK HERE

Event Rules: CLICK HERE

To view Frequent Asked Questions: CLICK HERE

Event Sponsors: CLICK HERE

 

 

PRIZES TO BE WON:

 

A Giant bike valued at R5000 to be in the lucky draw!

 

For more event information email admin@dirtopia.co.za or call Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752

 

 

 

FAQ's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.What is the minimum age?
45 km 15 years
30 km 12 years
13 km u/10 years must ride with an ADULT

3 km 6 - 11
1.5 km 6 - 11 
500 m Children under 6

2. How do I enter?

Online links on the website. Pre-entries for the Spur Mountain Bike Classic will close on Wednesday 27 September.  Entries that have not paid by this date, will be subsequently cancelled. BUT LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT FROM 7h30.

3. Who can enter?

Anybody can enter who is over the minimum age of the event category, can ride a bicycle and is moderately fit can participate. If you are unsure of your fitness levels or medical status, please visit your doctor first.

4.1 What are the entry fees?

Distances Pre-entry fee: Tag holders & Amarider members:
Pre-entries: Other Late entries
45 km R 160 R 180* R 250*
30 km R 130 R 150* R 200*
13 km R 100 R 120* R 150*
3 km  R 60  R 60 R 70
1.5 km  R 60  R 60 R 70
300 m  R 60  R 60 R 70

* Amarider Temporary Trail Tag included in the entry fee.

 

5. Can I ride with somebody else’s race number or Trail tag?
No. Any participant found to be riding with somebody else’s race number may face disqualification and/or a 1-year ban.
The reason for the strict enforcement of the rules is because your personal and medical details are linked to your race number in case of an emergency. It's for your own safety!

6. What if I enter but cannot take part?
If the entrant cannot take part they will NOT be refunded his/her entry fee. You can however find a substitution before raceday at a fee of R50.

Send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 26th of Sept - an admin fee will apply

Thereafter substitutions will ONLY be accepted at registration, however NO substitutions will be allowed on event day (Sunday 1 Oct).

Please see substitution details below.

Substitution at event registration before race day!
1. Collect the original participants race number and race pack (with consent letter)
2. Complete an entry form
3. Pay R50.00 at the “changes to entries” area

7. How can I downgrade or upgrade to another distance that I’ve entered for?

 Send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 26th of Sept - an admin fee will apply

Thereafter changes will ONLY be accepted at registration, however NO CHANGES will be allowed on event day (Sunday 1 oct).

 

8. I would like to ride together with family members and friends. How do I do this?
Seeding positions for the 45 km can be requested. You can do a request before the 26th of September which is strongly advisable.
The shorter distances are seeded by date of entry - so enter early!

9. What do I wear?
Helmets
Helmets are compulsory. We recommend polystyrene helmets complying with ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards.
Clothing
Cycling shoes, shorts and jerseys are also recommended for your safety and convenience but you can wear what you like.

10. How can I confirm the status of my entry?
If you entered online, we will send you a confirmation of payment within a week after the entry and payment has been received. Alternatively you can contact the event organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11. How is my seeding calculated and who is seeded?
The 13km & 30km funrides are seeded on a first come, first serve basis – so enter early!
The 45km rider’s results from the following Dirtopia events will be taken in consideration: Stellenbosch MTB Challenge 2017, Amarider 100Miler 2017, Staalwater 2017, Spur Mountain Bike Classic 2016. Riders can also send a request mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. BEFORE 25 SEPTEMBER with other race results to prove that they are capable & strong riders.

12. When will I be assigned my race number and be notified of my seeding/start time?
Your race number and seeding will be sent to you by 28 September 2017. This will be sent to you by email or sms.

15. Where do I collect my Race number and Amarider Trail Tag that I have ordered?
You will collect it at registration – please see venues & dates below

PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION TIMES:

DATE TIME VENUE
28 September 15:00 - 18:00 Dirtopia Trail Centre, R44, Stellenbosch
     
30 September 07:30 - 09:00 Nooitgedacht Estate

16. How do I collect my race number if I do not receive my confirmation email or sms?

You need to make sure you have paid and that you email and cellphone number is correct when you enter. Check with the Dirtopia office that you are on the registration list and give you proof of payment and date of entry.

17. How will I be timed? You must wear an Amarider Tag for this event.  If you have a red one (from previous events or you are an Amarider member) you get a discount.  You can also buy a permanent one at R100 upon entering or join Amarider (included in membership of R225) if you would like to keep it to use at future events and trail riding. Gives you a discount as well! 

If you do not have one, a temporary blue tag (will be taken off at finish line) is included in your entry fee and will be given to you at registration with your racenumber.

The most important thing to remember is to wear your Tag on race day! On your right wrist. It is much more than a timing tag; it is also a vital tool that gives us access to your personal and medical details in case of an emergency.

18. What are the Provisional starting times?

Distance

Group

Start times

45km

A

09h00

 

B

09h05

 

 

 

30km

C

09h15

 

D

09h20

 

 

 

13km

E

09h30

 

3km

n/a

10h00

1.5km

n/a

10h30

500m

n/a

10h45

19. What happens to me if I am in an accident?
If you are in an accident on the route, you will have to tell the next marshal on route or a passing rider to call for help. There will be an emergency number on your race number. If you are able to, you can continue to the finish line or you can wait to be collected by a sweep vehicle. If you are more seriously injures you will be transported to the nearest hospital and your details will be logged with the organizers. It is therefore very important to ensure that your medical emergency contact details are correctly updated and that you ride with your own race number.

20 If I am in an accident and have to go to hospital in an ambulance, what happens to my bicycle?
The medic that attends to you will radio the Operations Centre who will send a route vehicle to collect your bicycle. Your bicycle will be put on the sweep vehicle which travels along behind the last of the cyclists. Your bicycle will then be taken to the finish and given to the VOC. You can collect your bicycle from the VOC or contact Dirtopia Trail Centre after the event.

21. How do I become a support rider at Spur Mountain Bike Classic?
We are currently looking for Amarider members to assist their fellow riders on the routes with mechanicals (punctures, chains etc.) and inform the route director, Meurant Botha of any other emergencies. You will need to spread yourselves amongst the riders to be able to assist wherever necessary throughout the field, especially at the back.You will receive a free entry for your assistance and will not be riding for a time/points.

 

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Event Enquiries
Tel: 021 884 4752
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsors

EVENT SPONSORS:

Spur Steak Ranches

 

 

Bike Hub

Giant Bicycles

 

 

 Falke socks

 

 

Powerade

 

Cape Storm

 

Sportsmans Warehouse

 

 

PRIZES TO BE WON:

A Giant bike valued at R5000 to be in the lucky draw!

 

 

 

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