*** CANCELLED*** #SpurFest 2020

Friday, 27 March 2020 - Sunday, 29 March 2020
FreestateA Forever Resort, Gariepdam

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#SpurFest is back for 2020 and is promising to be bigger and better than before!

 

The Spur Schools MTB League would like to invite all primary and high school scholars to come and join us for a weekend of riding and fun with friends (old and new) at Gariepdam. Ask any rider who was there last year, it was GREAT fun.

 

Events include
- Bicycle Polo
- Observed Trails
- Downhill Challenge
- Lake Jump
- Dual Slalom
- Widowmaker Hillclimb
- Nightride
- Skills Clinics
- And so MUCH more! Bunny hop contests, limbo comps, slow races, wheelie tests, we’ve got loads of activities planned.

 

You will be able to spend time with the League's official ambassadors and join them on outrides. Check out the promo video, then book your spot!

 

 

More info HERE: https://www.spurmtbl.../spurfest-2019/

TCTG, Mar 03 2020 12:33

CT?

ChrisF, Mar 03 2020 04:51

CT?

 

SPUR FEST is the NATIONAL event where all the schools best riders compete.

 

 

The provincial rides are as per the calendar - https://www.spurmtbl...co.za/calendar/

 

PS - The Western Cape events got so big in 2019 that the primary and high schools are now on different dates, as per the calendar.  :thumbup:

Spur Schools MTB League, Mar 03 2020 05:34

SPUR FEST is the NATIONAL event where all the schools best riders compete.

 

 

The provincial rides are as per the calendar - https://www.spurmtbl...co.za/calendar/

 

PS - The Western Cape events got so big in 2019 that the primary and high schools are now on different dates, as per the calendar.  :thumbup:

 

 

Correction: #SpurFest is open to ALL riders from all over the country. It's a fun weekend away with the emphasis on skills, making friends and enjoying the ride - a way to grow the LOVE of the sport.

 

Hence the venue, and to a degree its location. Its a vibe, a roadtrip with friends and/or family and then camping next to the Gariep and riding your bike ALL.DAY.LONG. What could be better!?!

 

This year Alan Hatherly, Ariane Luthi and Candice Lill will be there to spend time with the kids (and parents!) and Johann Pottie Potgieter will be hosting the skills clinics each day.

You're thinking of the National Finals at the end of September.

ChrisF, Mar 03 2020 05:51

Thanks for the clarification  :thumbup:

Spur Schools MTB League, Mar 03 2020 06:22

This will give you an idea...

 

Spur Schools MTB League, Mar 16 2020 11:52

Spurfest 2020 Canceled
16 March 2020
 
Following on President Ramaphosa’s address of the nation on 15 March, where national COVID-19 containment measures were introduced, the League will cancel Spurfest 2020. Entry fees will be refunded and League administration will be in contact with entrants regarding the mechanism of such refunds.
Further, The League, Spur Steak Ranches and Schools Cycling South Africa (SCSA) supports all measures introduced by the government to contain the spread of COVIT-19 and recognizes that these steps will have a serious impact on League activities going forward.
 
“Schools Cycling South Africa (SCSA) is of the firm belief that everyone can and should contribute to preventing or slowing down the spread of COVID 19 and it is obvious that Schools have a critical role to play. SCSA will follow the guidelines of our Government and the Department of Education relating to the above.
 
"Further measures may be implemented on short notice by the Schools and Education and/or Public health authorities. SCSA in conjunction with the League are taking our responsibility seriously and will monitor this closely.” 
- Annelize Ziehl-Owens, President SCSA
 
Official updates regarding the League program will be disseminated via the League and SCSA media platforms. 
 
In the meantime, we urge all League participants and their families to follow protocol and stay safe during this extraordinary time.
 
Meurant Botha
Spur Schools MTB League Director

ChrisF, Mar 16 2020 12:46

Meurant THANK YOU for all the hard work your team has already put into this event  :thumbup:

 

 

It is sad, but understandable, that this had to be cancelled.

 

 

 

Let's HOPE this pandemic runs its course quickly, and that the rest of the series is not impacted ...

Spur Schools MTB League, Mar 16 2020 12:54

Meurant THANK YOU for all the hard work your team has already put into this event  :thumbup:

 

 

It is sad, but understandable, that this had to be cancelled.

 

 

 

Let's HOPE this pandemic runs its course quickly, and that the rest of the series is not impacted ...

 

Thanks, we'll pass your message along.