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Botrivier MTB Challenge 55, 40 & 15km - 2016 12th Anniversary

Hosted by the Botrivier Education Foundation (BEF) which is a non-profitable voluntary association.

The aims and objectives of the organization are to motivate and assist students in Botrivier to study in the fields of engineering, medicine and charter accountancy. Students are in a mentoring program and financial assistance is given in the form of school fees, educational excursions and university fees. Seventy (70) students are in the program with fifty eight (58) currently at various universities studying accounting, engineering, education and science inter . Twelve (12) scholars are still in the program. Eleven (11) students had graduated to date. Elgin Grabouw Athletics Club hosts the running. Botrivier Primary School is a partner of BEF and beneficiary of proceeds of the race.

Event Date: 29th Oct 2016
Province: Boland
Online Entry Start Date: 15th Jul 2016
Online Entry End Date: 24th Oct 2016
Contact: Wilfred
Contact Number: 021 851 2295 /083 324 1846 /

Distance & Entry Fee
Pre Entries(Closing 24 Oct 2016):
55km MTB - R 179,00
40km MTB - R 134,00
15km MTB - R 67,00

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Venue: Botrivier Primary School

Start Time:
55km: 07h30
40km: 07h45
15km: 08h00

Late Registration And Number Collection:
Friday 28th October 2016 from 15h00 until 18h45 at Botrivier Primary School

Prize Money:
Male And Female winners of the 55km race receive R1000; 40km winner receives R500 and 15km R200.

Category prize money is available.

Many fun activities on the day including a barrel race as well as a 21km/10 km & 5 km run or walk. 15km Trail run included which follows the 15km MTB route.

Route Information
Mainly gravel road and jeep tracks. Short single tracks are scattered along the course. The purpose of the route design is to enjoy the breathtaking views, but still need enough fitness and cycling in those legs especially for the 55km. The last 10km is a ride on the escarpment until the last descent back to the Botrivier station. Enough water and soft drinks will be served along the route manned by friendly marshals. Even a breakfast stop for those not in a hurry.  All three routes follow the same direction challenging the “Hill of friends” so called due to an incline that will require most moderately fit riders to descent their bicycles for a short while, have a friendly chat whilst enjoying the scenery.

The 15km route cut away on top of the “Hill of friends” and ran downhill back to the station. The 40 km and 55 km races follow the scenic Van der Stel pass before the 55km turns left with a steep climb for 2km towards Paardevlei. The riders will enjoy beautiful views once at the top of this climb. From here easy fast riding with stepwise decline through farming areas including the eagles nesting farm – Porcupine Hills. The two long routes join again at the bottom of the Hawston view road. From here both routes travel together for ±4km until they once again split on the adjacent Hawston view farm. No further hills for the 40km as they head back to the station with a view of the Botrivier lagoon on their far left. The 40km ride ascending profile has been reduced and is much easier compare to previous years. The 55km route continues through open farm land with short inclines until joining the 40km route back to the station via the Beaumont wine farm.

General Information

Botrivier Primary Marimba, DJ Leonard from Coke performing on “Road Show Rick truck” and much more. Traditional foods. R1000 lucky draw, overnight stay at Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa, and many more prizes form part of lucky draws

For Route Description:
Contact Coleen @ 079 856 1995 or email

021 851 2295 /083 324 1846

Indemnity Disclaimer
All Participants agree to and hereby bind themselves to the following indemnity:
I agree not to hold the Botrivier Education Foundation, organizers or individuals assisting in the organization or holding of the Botrivier Challenge liable for any injuries, illness or loss I may suffer directly as a result of participating in the event. I realize that mountain biking is a dangerous sport and I declare that I am participating at my own risk.
Last update on this event: 01/08/2016
Event added: 01/08/2016
General Event Details
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Western Cape, Botrivier
Map of Event Start