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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 Monday,25 September.  Entries that have not paid by this date, will be subsequently cancelled

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 Monday,25th 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 Monday, 25th 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 25 Sept).

 

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 11th 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 2015. 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 26 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
29 September 09:00 - 13:00 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.

22. Where can I find photos taken of me during Spur Mountain Bike Classic?
Çhris Hitchcock will be taking the race photos. www.photosport.co.za

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

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