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Enduro (Helderberg)



Sunday 13 August 2017 ~ Helderberg


Venue: Helderberg Farm, Klein Helderberg Road, Somerset West
Start time: 09h30 (after briefing) & registration opens at 08h30


Jan has worked out some great stages  with only 1 dipping below 2km.

Riders will climb up midway for SS1 and then do the slog up to the tower. You’ll see that the Liaisons get progressively shorter and less intense.

Depending on conditions we might do some shuttling.

As always there is a refreshment station with Red Bull, fruit etc and you’ll pass this point multiple times.

Note that we are avoiding the gnarliest rock gardens for this event and have focussed on fun, long stages.


Liaison 1: 4.75km ;  +379m

SS1: 1.82km ; -180m

Liaison 2: 3.45km ;  +309m

SS2: 2.26km ; -278m

Liaison 3: 2.75km ;  +257m

SS3: 2.23km ; -240m

Liaison 4: 2.23km ;  +116m

SS4: 3.04km ; - 310m



R375 for non-members and R350 for Amarider members for one day. Four stages minimum.


 Please note that ONLY pre-entries will be accepted! Includes permit & refreshment station.


GENERAL: Product prizes from Leatt, SRAM,  Csixx, Giant & Falke for top three male & female and also other age categories depending on amount of entries.  Medals to all finishers. Coffee will be for sale from early morning with something to eat afterwards


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SUPPORT: Waterpoint with fruit, Red Bull, nuts & jellies etc will be placed at a strategic point to assist with rider support. The beauty of the format is that you can relax a bit at this station and catch your breath before tagging into the next Special Stage.


Enduro Riding:
The concept is a lot of fun – riders get timed only on certain sections, which make a very social event, especially at the refreshment station where they re-group. The atmosphere is relaxed with no rush anywhere, except when you gun it between check points!

Timing: Have to own an Amarider Trail Tag. R100 or take a yearly Amarider membership of R225 and a Tag is included!




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Trail Tags will be used at all Dirtopia events (MTB & Trail Runs) like Stellenbosch MTB Challenge, Amarider 100Miler, Spur MTB Classic etc. and more Enduro events.

Watch out for the TAG POINTS at the beginning & end of each stage. Total distance of riding not so relevant as riders ride to special stages in their own time and the timed stages are more like downhill racing, although all type of riders can attempt it. Protective gear recommended.




MySOS: Event Emergency Feature

mySOS app is a Smartphone app available for both iOS and Android.

MySOS is the solution for access to the emergency closet and appropriate emergency service without scrolling through contact list or memorising numbers. MySOS can not only be used during our events but everyday. Download here: http://www.mysos.co.za/download.html


mySOS Events Emergency Assist
(a) allows registered users at an accredited event to access the mySOS Events Emergency Assist functionality
(b) allows participants to contact the events emergency coordinator directly through the app, by means of a dedicated events emergency button with default event emergency contact numbers
(c) allows you to activate an emergency response for yourself or on behalf of someone else
(d) auto-notifies the events emergency coordinator on your behalf and provides them with the necessary information.

For more information:

Twitter: @mySOSza

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mysos.co.za

Website: http://mysos.co.za/


We encourage all participants to carry their phones with them during the event, arm pouches or a camelback will be perfect for this! Can also be purchased at our Trail Centre.






The first event was held at Dirtopia MTB Festival, Greyton in December’12 and proved to be a lot of fun. We’d like to bring you more of this great riding and improve the system in the process.

The concept
Based on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it!

At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing and even be timed on some of these sections. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections. You will still be required to ride these. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill.

Waterpoint with fruit etc will be placed at a strategic point (Pepper Tree) to assist with rider support. The beauty of the format is that you can relax a bit at this station and catch your breath before tagging into the next Special Stage.

Timing will be managed in real-time with @trailtag and riders will check in and out of the Special stages
This means that riders will enter special stages 1 by 1, so no bunfight to get trail position on the singletrack.

1. Only ride with your own TrailTag & ALL entrants must have a permanent Trail Tag
2. Wear the tag around your right wrist like a watch. Not around your ankle please.
3. The reader is powerful enough to read through arm warmers etc.

Timing data streams live to the internet www.trailtag.co.za



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