2017 Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge

Event Date
2017-01-28
Distances
54 km; 36 km; 12 km
Event starting times
54 km @ 07h00; 36 km @ 07h30; 12 km @ 08h00
Prize giving/cut off
11h00 / 11h30
Venue
Bridge House Franschhoek
Organizers
Willemien Roux
Enquiries Phone Number:
072 462 6595
Entries close
2017-01-24
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FUNDS RAISED

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.

ROUTE

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.

WATER POINTS

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.

NEW VENDORS

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

FOOD OFFERINGS

Coffee, Water, Pancakes, Pulled Pork buns, Boerewors Roll.

Finish line sponsored by Porcupine Ridge with well chilled wines.                                    

 

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PPA MEMBERS SHOULD PLEASE REMEMBER THEIR FRAME NUMBERS - NON MEMBERS CAN PURCHASE ONE FROM US FOR R5.00 (UNSEEDED)

PRE REGISTRATION:

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

Porcupine Ridge Medium Profile

Porcupine Ridge Medium update 1-10-2016

Porcupine Ridge Long race profile (2)

Porcupine Ridge Long update 1-10-2016