The eighth edition of The Amarider 100Miler will be presented by The Bike Hub and will take place in Malmesbury on the 21st of May.
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 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 Die Burger MTB Challenge 2016.
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 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.
DATE: Saturday, 21 May 2016
TIME: 07h30 (100Miler) & 09h00 (50Miler)
DISTANCE: 160km with an 80km shorter option
Amarider members get R50 discount on entry fee
Pre-entries open 1 March 2016 and will close on Monday, 16 May 2016. No late entries will be accepted.
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.
You have to book & pay R80 for the shuttles and they were fully booked last year. So please try and arrange lifts with your friends or family. It is a 25km drive from the finish to the start.
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.
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!
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For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or contact 021 884 4547 or 021 884 4752 otherwise see the website: www.amarider.co.za or www.dirtopia.co.za
Last update on this event: 23/02/2016
Event added: 23/02/2016