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100Miler will be presented by Bike Hub and will take place in Malmesbury on the 20th of May.

Is riding 100 miles off road on your bucket list?

If so, the ninth edition of The Amarider 100Miler, presented by The Bike Hub is the perfect race to get it done. Held in Malmesbury on 20 May, this race is the ultimate Swartland meander offering dirt road riding around the Kasteelberg and surrounds.

What makes this the perfect 100 Mile intro?

  • It’s accessible. With the start and finish in Malmesbury you don’t have to bother with transport and you can drive to the start in the morning.
  • Shop around, this race offers great value and your entry fee includes on-route breakfast and lunch points.
  • Apart from a large race support contingent, your supporters can assist you at 4 easy to reach Spectator points on the day. This makes it perfect for your family and friends to be part of the day and allows you to break your effort into achievable segments.
  • The route consists predominantly of flowing and fast-rolling dirt road. With 2400m of climbing over the day, it certainly is not flat but very few riders struggle to make cut-off.
  • The cause. Proceeds of the race goes towards Amarider’s advocacy efforts and over the past years have made projects like the recent opening of new trails on Table Mountain possible.

This individual one-day mountain bike ultra-marathon of 160km is affordable and a very special event. From the humbling beginnings that grew in 2009 to what is now one of the must-do-events on the mountain biking calendar.  The scenery is beautiful in the Swartland during Autumn and the riding is not technical. The weather conditions play a major role in testing your endurance, as mud, wind or rain do on most outdoor events. This is a CSA Sanctioned event and CSA membership is required in order to start in the first starting group per distance. If you do not have CSA membership and would like to start in the first group please contact CSA and get your membership before entering.

This event will start early morning just as the sun is rising, with astounding scenery that is spellbound to keep the legs going for many hours. Only pre-entries will be accepted for both distances. Entries are limited and remember that this is a seeding event for Stellenbosch MTB Challenge 2017.

The 160km (100Miler) route is divided into three sections of approximately 55km with two compulsory timing checkpoints. The format of the race creates perfect vantage points for spectators and support.  While the competition is based on solo riders completing the entire course these riders can form 4-man teams and enjoy a day out with mates on a saddle (of course)! The team results will be based on the 4th rider crossing the line thereby encouraging teamwork and camaraderie.

The shorter route option:

The shorter route option of the 50Miler (80km), starts at the halfway mark at Riebeeck Kasteel and ends with the 100Miler riders at the Malmesbury Showgrounds.  This event also provides an opportunity for keen riders to taste endurance riding along with twist and turns against the clock.

100 MILER INFO:

  • Four spectator points – go and support the riders!
  • Total route elevation is 1950m

50 MILER INFO:

  • For the not so brave there are a 50 Miler (80km) which starts at Riebeeck Kasteel (Delico Butchery) and finishes in Malmesbury (please note entries are limited and only pre-entries are taken). There will be a shuttle from the finish to the start at Delico at 07h30 and there will be NO shuttle available in the afternoon.
  • Shuttle: You have to book & pay R150 for the shuttles and they were fully booked last year. Mail Alanda for bookings and enquires – admin@dirtopia.co.za. Please try and arrange lifts with your friends or family. It is a 25km drive from the finish to the start.

Timing:

You will need an Amarider Trail Tag to be timed for this event, you will tag in and out at various check points along the route.The Trail Tags are available for purchase at R100 or for rent at R50. You’ll use the Tag at most Dirtopia and Amarider events, so you might as well purchase one. If you don’t have a Trail Tag you MUST purchase a temporary Trail Tag at R50 OR a permanent Trail Tag at R100 upon entering.

According to Meurant Botha, director of Amarider, the 100 Miler was created to become a primary fundraiser for the organisation. Amarider is a recreational trails advocacy group focused on improving trail opportunities on the African continent and proceeds of the event are channelled directly to trail projects. Amarider is focused on improving trail construction standards around the country and assist various mountain bike clubs to ensure that their trails are safe and environmentally sustainable.

Finishing the Amarider 100 Miler within the allotted 10hours 30minutes cut-off time is one of the most challenging endurance tests!

For further information email info@amarider.co.za or contact 021 884 4752

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