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Outdoor events for everyone this Winter

 

Although it is winter, some of the days are perfect for keeping active outside!

Two special Dirtopia events for trail runners and mountain bikers that has something for all ages and abilities:

27 & 28 July Stellenbosch Farm Run and MTB Challenge

17 August Staalwater MTB Challenge and Trail Run

Pre-enter for both now: www.dirtpass.co.za

 

Ride MTB Day – 20 July

Part of the global event, you can join the social ride from Dirtopia’s second Trail Centre at Muratie this Saturday from 08h30. The normal permit fee for Simonsberg trails apply for R60 per person.  Riding time for around 2 hours for loop 3,2 and 1 of these routes, where singletrack starts from the trailhead. Everyone is welcome, as all levels are catered for on the marked options. Send a message to 0783433572 for more info.

 

Fundamental Skills Clinic – 21 July

Handful of space left for this three-hour session with David Hogan. First an informative session about bike set-up etc, before hitting the trails on Delvera. Book and pay the deposit – all info on Dirtopia website.

 

 

27 & 28 July Stellenbosch Farm Run and MTB Challenge

The event that has been running in the winelands since 2005, is back at Spier this year with a stunning weekend of family festivities in the outdoors.  Good news is that the weather predictions are looking good with the start of next week bringing some rain, but clearing towards the weekend.  This will make for superb scenery and socializing in the winter sun.

 

Trail runners have three route options on Saturday from 9am with a 7km, 11.5km and 20km; and mountain bikers two distances, 50km & 22km on the Sunday from 8.30am.  See route descriptions and profiles on the website. These are mostly non-technical farm roads and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. The picturesque routes will cater for beginner to intermediate riders in keeping with the theme of having fun outside with friends & family in the Stellenbosch wine lands. 

All pre-entries online close on Wednesday, 24 July at midnight, and entries are limited. Registration for all events open 12pm on Friday 26 July at Dirtopia Trail Centre on Delvera farm.  Now is the last chance to order the special event long-sleeve T-shirt or hoody.

 

Riders can expect well stocked refreshment stations (incl wine & bubbly!) , technical support on route and of course all finishers get a commemorative medal. At the finish carnival in front of the Spier farm kitchen there will be showers, kids entertainment, live music, food stalls, beer and of course a wine from Spier! Book your bike into the bike park so that you can relax before and after prizegiving and socialize with your friends.  A lucky draw with loads of product prizes, including wine, accommodation voucher, Thule products and a Giant Bicycles mountain bike to be won!

Make use of the Spier Hotel special from our website!

 

See website for more information of the 14th edition of this event: www.stellenboschmtbchallenge.co.za

 

 

17 August Staalwater MTB Challenge and Trail Run

The tenth-year celebration!  The canolas have started to bloom and the scenery in the Overberg is spectacular. Only one hour of Cape Town, The Caledon Hotel & Spa has hot water springs to relax in after the ride or run.

 

Mountain bikers can choose from a 15km, 30km or 60km and the runners from a 7km and 15km. The local charities benefit from the waterpoint and marshal service of the Round Table.

 

Lucky draw prizes include hotel vouchers, Giant products, FALKE socks, and vouchers for outdoor gear. This is well-worth the drive to the Caledon Hotel, Spa and Casino with it great facilities. Perhaps make a weekend of it!

 

11 August Winter Trail Run @ Muratie

Pre-entries are also open for these new routes for 11km and a 6km.  Warm up in front of our bon fires and enjoy the coffee, wine and food of this hearty farm kitchen.

 

See www.dirtopia.co.za for info on the local Simonsberg trails, bike rentals at the Trail Centres as well as calendar of events.


DIRTOPIA

Delvera Farm, R44, near stellenbosch

Muratie Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch

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078 343 3572

www.dirtopia.co.za

 

 

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Visit our second Trail Centre now open at Muratie Wine Estate

 

Upcoming events:

 

1 September - Spring Trail Run @Knorhoek. Presented by FALKE

8 September - Intermediate MTB Skills Clinic with David Hogan @Delvera

13 September - FALKE Full Moon Hike @Delvera

14 September - FALKE Full Moon Hike @Delvera

22 September - Fundamental MTB Skills Clinic with David Hogan @Delvera

29 September - Intermediate MTB Skills Clinic with David Hogan @Delvera

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