Witfontein Funduro 2020

Saturday, 26 September 2020
Western CapeGround Zero Bike Park

Details

Enter online ahead of time: forms.gle/zDU4dcde2WRXMpKQ7

 

Start/Finish at Ground Zero. Arrive by 8:00 for an informal registration/briefing. Registrations close at 08:15. Ride out at 8:30.

 

Free entry. Riders are only requested to pay up their Hillbillies MTB Club memberships, for the use of the trails. R200 for an annual membership through www.hillbillies.co.za website, or you can pay R50 for a day pass on the day.

 

This is not an official event, it is just a bunch of riders comparing times. Health & Safety is the sole responsibility of each rider.

 

The Full Funduro will consist of 5 stages, each between 1-2km in length. Total distance is ±32km.

 

LITE category will cover the first 3 stages, which are much less technical (all blue trails). Total distance ±23km.

 

The full route will be published on Trailforks on Friday, 18th September.

 

For those who don't know what an enduro is...downhills are timed, and the uphills are mandatory but not timed. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill, with neutral "transfer" stages in between.

 

It will be Strava timed, unless we find some volunteer timing marshals.

 

The route will not be formally marked/taped. Riders are advised to practice beforehand and familiarise themselves with the trails.

 

A-lines will not be taped off. Riders should scout ahead of time, and decide which features to avoid.

 

After the ride, everyone can go home for a shower. Return at about 16:00 to compare times and have a good time.

Venue

Ground Zero Bike Park, Western Cape
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Bos, Aug 25 2020 12:36

Mmmm.. I like this! 

 

How gnarly are the trails?  I might come and ride the trails blind?

Joshua Langenhoven, Aug 25 2020 02:15

So, keen for this. Just need to assemble the boys...

TayoUsik, Aug 25 2020 02:19

So excited for this

Daniel De Vynck, Aug 25 2020 02:31

Can't wait to for this

Christofison, Aug 25 2020 05:42

Thanks guys. It's going to be siiick  :thumbup: looks like we may be able to rope together some volunteer timing marshals...so things just stepped up a notch.

Christofison, Aug 25 2020 05:51

Mmmm.. I like this! 

 

How gnarly are the trails?  I might come and ride the trails blind?

The first three stages will be all blue trails and the final two are black. There will be a few gaps and drops that you might want to scope beforehand, most of which will have B-lines. It's hard to say 'how gnarly the trails are', without knowing your skill level. They're not double-black.

Joshua Langenhoven, Aug 25 2020 08:01

The trio is in, so amped. Booking accommodation tomorrow. At least it’s a chance to get just a taste of enduro from this dry season.

Nick, Aug 25 2020 08:04

I've been looking for an excuse to get up to George and ride these trails.

Pencilling this in.

Robbie Stewart, Aug 25 2020 09:22

I am planning a trip that way in September. I think I just found the "when" and the "why"...awesome.

Daniel De Vynck, Aug 26 2020 09:02

Does anyone know of a campground in the area?

Christofison, Aug 26 2020 11:07

It looks like we might be able to get some formal timing happening for the Witfontein Funduro 2020. That means everyone will need to register ahead of time using the form below. We'll still recommend recording on Strava as a backup though, just in case the timing goes pear-shaped on the day.

Bos, Aug 26 2020 11:59

The first three stages will be all blue trails and the final two are black. There will be a few gaps and drops that you might want to scope beforehand, most of which will have B-lines. It's hard to say 'how gnarly the trails are', without knowing your skill level. They're not double-black.

I'm a pro, Of course :w00t:   I think I hold my own  :ph34r:

 

As long as they are not blind landings and or very difficult/tricky? when well built, features can be cleared first go with good flow and speed. But thats a difficult thing to answer.

 

I definitely wont be able to recon. 

Christofison, Aug 26 2020 03:18

I'm a pro, Of course :w00t:   I think I hold my own  :ph34r:

 

As long as they are not blind landings and or very difficult/tricky? when well built, features can be cleared first go with good flow and speed. But thats a difficult thing to answer.

 

I definitely wont be able to recon. 

There's 2 or 3 high consequence doubles, the biggest being about 8m with a semi-blind landing. All will be easily avoidable though.

Thermophage, Aug 26 2020 03:52

There's 2 or 3 high consequence doubles, the biggest being about 8m with a semi-blind landing. All will be easily avoidable though.

Here's how NOT to do the second one...You will struggle to accidentally hit them. You see them from plenty far away to avoid em.

 

Robbie Stewart, Aug 26 2020 03:57

Does anyone know of a campground in the area?

https://dwarswegstrandoord.co.za/

 

Another one is in Groot Brak about give or take 10km from Dwarsweg. Pine Creek Caravan Park.

Then there's always Mosselbay, Hartenbos, Herolds Bay, Vic Bay, Ebb n' Flow at Wilderness, Buffelsbaai (my favourite, but a bit far)...

Christofison, Aug 26 2020 08:02

https://www.georgeresort.co.za/ is probably the closest. Don't know how nice it is though. Next closest is probably Vic Bay.

Ride Rate Review, Aug 27 2020 10:52

Finally!!! This is exciting stuff. 

 

I am sure there are plenty of accommodation spots available, check airbnb(provided it's allowed) usually some good spots for not that much money.  

Joshua Langenhoven, Aug 28 2020 11:12

Finally!!! This is exciting stuff.

I am sure there are plenty of accommodation spots available, check airbnb(provided it's allowed) usually some good spots for not that much money.


Thanks, just booked one which worked out a lot cheaper than camping would have been. Will you be there?

Bos, Aug 28 2020 02:36

I'm expecting a fair bit of climbing! I've ridden the DH (10 years ago) and some of the trails closer to the Botanical gardens and its all pretty steep. 

 

Excited for a day of riding with some new peeps. My ticket is booked. Registered and Accommodation booked in Hartenbos Wednesday to Sunday, so the kids can play on the beach. Wont have time for a recon though. 

 

Any Ideas of which trails will be ridden (sneak peak on trail-forks)

Christofison, Aug 29 2020 01:38

I'm expecting a fair bit of climbing! I've ridden the DH (10 years ago) and some of the trails closer to the Botanical gardens and its all pretty steep. 

 

Excited for a day of riding with some new peeps. My ticket is booked. Registered and Accommodation booked in Hartenbos Wednesday to Sunday, so the kids can play on the beach. Wont have time for a recon though. 

 

Any Ideas of which trails will be ridden (sneak peak on trail-forks)

 

I'm so stoked to see so many guys from out of town signing up. I'll definitely have to do some route marking to make sure you guys don't take a wrong turn mid-stage.

1300m of climbing. The route is plotted on Trailforks, but not published. The Hillbillies employees still have a few trails to cut open, after the heavy winds. I'll drop the route here mid-September.

Bos, Aug 30 2020 08:43

I'm so stoked to see so many guys from out of town signing up. I'll definitely have to do some route marking to make sure you guys don't take a wrong turn mid-stage.

1300m of climbing. The route is plotted on Trailforks, but not published. The Hillbillies employees still have a few trails to cut open, after the heavy winds. I'll drop the route here mid-September.

So kiff that someone is putting on some kind of event or thing.. Thanks for making it happen :) 

Harry Millar, Aug 31 2020 08:06

Here's how NOT to do the second one...You will struggle to accidentally hit them. You see them from plenty far away to avoid em.

https://www.youtube....h?v=_WAvC3Eud-I


Could that video be more terrible? 😜😘

Ride Rate Review, Aug 31 2020 11:33

Thanks, just booked one which worked out a lot cheaper than camping would have been. Will you be there?

I think I may be on a road trip during that time but This does coincide with the return date so I may just see you there.

Joshua Langenhoven, Sep 01 2020 06:14

I'm so stoked to see so many guys from out of town signing up. I'll definitely have to do some route marking to make sure you guys don't take a wrong turn mid-stage.

1300m of climbing. The route is plotted on Trailforks, but not published. The Hillbillies employees still have a few trails to cut open, after the heavy winds. I'll drop the route here mid-September.


So stoked for this, especially after the EWS in Zermatt. Really in the mood for just something. Thanks you for organizing and making the effort for this to happen.

Bos, Sep 01 2020 10:28

So stoked for this, especially after the EWS in Zermatt. Really in the mood for just something. Thanks you for organizing and making the effort for this to happen.

 

Well, hopefully It has better weather, although at this stage I will take anything!