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Muratie Mountain Series July 2023

 

 MURATIE MOUNTAIN SERIES

Sunday 30 July 2023

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Results on www.trailtag.co.za

Exclusive route for intermediate mountain bikers only. This event will be a singletrack experience of 52km and will take limited pre-entries only.

1550m of climbing - options to ‘bail out’ earlier... 40km of singletrack with 50% of the route not normally open to public. New trails on neighbouring farms!

Venue at Muratie Wine Cellar  

Registration at Dirtopia Trail Centre on Muratie Wine Estate near Stellenbosch:

Sunday from 08h00

Start time: 09h00 (30min delayed)

Entry fee includes

  • Bottle of Muratie wine – collect at registration 
  • Coffee before the start & glass of wine afterwards
  • Event headband / ‘buff’
  • Exclusive singletrack experience on private land in the Knorhoek Valley, Simonsberg
  • Well stocked waterpoints on route & at finish
  • Finishers medal
  • Trail Tag live timing
  • Post event entertainment at Muratie Cellar 
  • Bike wash after the ride
  • Prizemoney for first full distance winners Male (please note at least 10 in category)
  • Lucky draw hamper prizes by 13h00.

Ebikes are welcome (in their own category).

Facilities at Dirtopia Trail Centre on Muratie wine farm:

  • Warm shower facilities.
  • Technical assistance
  • Shop trail essentials.

Photography by Chris Hitchcock @ Photosport

Family & friends welcome to join at the start/finish venue where there will be food like burgers & wraps on offer, cold beer and coffee and of course the superb Muratie wines.  The wine tasting centre will be open and please book ahead to reserve seats for meals at Muratie’s Farm kitchen.

Route:

This unique 52km route will take riders on 40km of singletrack trails of which about 50% are not normally open to the public. With 1600m of climbing, the route is designed so that riders can bail out to the finish earlier.

Route designer Meurant Botha wears many hats (!), so you can call him what you like from bearded long grey hair mountain biker to race director, Founder of Dirtopia & Amarider, well-known trail builder of twenty-five years and of course a lover of the Simonsberg valley and its wines!

Dirtopia’s partnership with Muratie has a history – just like the old-charm feel on the ‘werf’ of one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. The warm hospitality of Muratie and the Melck family love of nature, have welcomed trail users on their land and there is no better way to experience this than at the Muratie Mountain Series event. The trail system is organically funded and therefor mountain bikers taking part will support trail building & maintenance.

This time only one route is on offer: a 52km singletrack experience for intermediate to advanced riders only. We do not need to describe it in detail. All you need to know is that it is a beautiful ride that you can feel privileged to take part in and will remember for many years to come…

Ascent of total route 1550m.

No maps will be released, as it is on private land with no access before the event. Rules on the Dirtopia website

Option to bail out at approximately 22km @ Muratie when riders pass by the venue or at approximately 32km at Bushtunnel - making the total route 41km. Full route also ride the Never say Never Ending Again singletrack section.   

PROFILE 2023

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