You have done most marathons and tried stage racing. How about an individual one-day mountain bike ultra marathon of 160km that is affordable? The scenery is beautiful in the Swartland during Autumn and the riding is not technical.
Endurance riding has exploded in popularity over recent years and this year will see the seventh edition of The Amarider 100Miler taking place in Malmesbury on the 23rd of May. From the humbling beginnings that grew in 2009 to what is now one of the must-do-events on the mountain biking calendar. 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 2015.
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 Swartland Winery. This event also provides an opportunity for keen riders to taste endurance riding along with twist and turns against the clock.
DATE: Saturday, 23 May 2015
DISTANCE: 160km with an 80km shorter option
Cost: R225 - R275 (50Miler)
R425 - R475 (100 Miler)
Pre-entries opened 23 February and will close on Monday, 18 May 2015. No late entries will be accepted.
100 MILER INFO:
Four specatator points - go and support the riders!
Total route elevation is 1950m
50 MILER INFO:
For the not so brave we have the 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 R50 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.
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Last update on this event: 18/02/2015
Event added: 18/02/2015