Stanford MTB Classic

Saturday, 29 February 2020 - Sunday, 1 March 2020
Western CapeStanford Valley Guest Farm

Details

On the weekend of the 29th February & 1st of March 2020 mountain bikers are invited to gather for two days of MTB fun at the Stanford MTB Classic. An event where entrants set their own personal goals, and to us everyone is a winner! For the racing snakes who need a challenge and reward, STRAVA sections will be incorporated on the routes, and prizes will go to the overall winner of the Ladies and Men’s categories. This way everybody gets to have a good time on their Mountain bikes. The event boasts an amazing relaxed country village atmosphere, spectacularly scenic riding through fynbos and farmlands, and is hosted by the well-known and sought after Stanford Valley Guest farm. Be sure to join in the festivities at Stanford Valley.

 

It is an event for avid mountain bikers looking to reconnect with the by-gone spirit of the sport. For those who know how to have fun on and off their bikes. Mountain biking families can gather at Stanford Valley and the fitter members can ride the longer routes while the less serious can cruise through the short courses. Our aim is to create a relaxed vibe and experience on the bike, but do not underestimate the challenge of the route. Riders need to have a reasonable level of fitness and skill to participate.

Venue

Stanford Valley Guest Farm, Western Cape
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ChrisF, Dec 30 2019 08:08

Sounds like a nice two-day event, even one-day options for those that cant attend both days.

 

Would love to hear from those that have done it before.

etienne_jordaan, Dec 30 2019 11:39

I was fortunate to be invited on 1 of the recce rides for some new sections that have been built. Very nice Start/Finish venue. We rode about a 26km loop of mostly new trails and singletracks and it was very nice riding with good flow and enough places to pass slower traffic. It is a beautiful area to ride and i can highly recommend. The entry fee for 2 days of solid riding is also very good value for money, considering what some 1-day events cost.

ChrisF, Dec 31 2019 11:13

I was fortunate to be invited on 1 of the recce rides for some new sections that have been built. Very nice Start/Finish venue. We rode about a 26km loop of mostly new trails and singletracks and it was very nice riding with good flow and enough places to pass slower traffic. It is a beautiful area to ride and i can highly recommend. The entry fee for 2 days of solid riding is also very good value for money, considering what some 1-day events cost.

 

Thank you.

 

YES, the entry fees are VERY reasonably.  Even cheap in comparison to other 2 day events.  Wife is joining me for the weekend, so we booked a spot in Stanford.

 

 

I entered the Lite routes for both days.  Distances are not an issue .... but doing that type of climbing is bucket list stuff for me ...  :thumbup:   :eek:

warrenrichards, Jan 17 2020 08:26

My Mate the racing Garden Gnome and I will b entering, we look forward to the local wines like Rakka and Gabriels Kloof, visiting the Oudemeul Bakery and squashing a few Birkenhead beers and Pasta from La tratoria.

 

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ChrisF, Jan 18 2020 03:45

Entered, paid for the event, even got nice accommodation in Standford as my wife is joining me for the weekend (not the ride) ....

 

 

On Friday my knee packed up during a ride of the Hermanus trails ...  :thumbdown:   :wacko:

 

 

 

Seeing a physio on Monday morning.  HOPING for some miracle cure .....

ChrisF, Feb 06 2020 06:21

To those doing this event - ENJOY !!

 

And PLEASE post lots of pictures.

 

 

Sadly this will remain a bucket list item for now ....

 

 

I must sit out due to a torn meniscus.

 

 

 

PS - anybody know the process of transferring my entry to another person ?