This is the 18th MTB event to be held in Franschhoek. Monies raised from this event go towards “Site First”. This project helps save the eye sight of local farm workers and underprivileged from the young to the elderly with the community by eye screening, eye care and cataract surgeries.
Brand new routes in an around the Berg River dam and Franschhoek Mountains, ridden by very few.
Long Route – 54 km
Single track, Rugged, Gnarly downhill’s, Steep climbs that stab you in the ribs, Water crossing, Hiker bike in the middle of the route.
Medium Route – 36 km
Jeep track, Single track, Still challenging, Not overly technical, Odd challenging downhill, Must be fit
Short Route – 12 km
Challenging for the whole family, Some single track, One steep’ish hill that may need some walking and whining.
All new!! 4 Water points!
Keen rider and one of Franschhoeks most loved chefs, Neil Jewell from Bread & Wine will be leaving his bike to tend to one of our water points. STOP for the naked droerwors, Miss Molly mossbolletjie, homemade fruit gums and boiled potatoes better than mum could make! Both short and long route riders will be spoilt at this stop.
NON - RIDERS
Jumping castle for the kiddies, Swimming pool with life guard.
FRANSCHHOEK CYCLES - shop and mechanic on site at the start of the race
BRUNOX team will be on site at the beginning of the race and middle/long water point
CHANGE GEAR – selling fun T-Shirts
Coffee, Water, Pancakes, Pulled Pork buns, Boerewors Roll.
Finish line sponsored by Porcupine Ridge with well chilled wines.
WEDNESDAY, 25 JANUARY 2017, 12:00 – 15:00 Chris Willemse Cycles, Willowbridge, Bellville,
FRIDAY, 27 JANUARY 2017, 12:00 – 15:00, Bridge House School,Franschhoek