Piket-Bo-Berg Open Weekend

Saturday, 17 April 2021 - Sunday, 18 April 2021
Western CapeMouton's Valley Farm

Details

We’re excited to announce that we’re doing it all again, with the addition of a trail run route this time round.

 

As with last year’s open weekend, proceeds raised will go toward the Piket-Bo-Berg Residents Association - the usual benefactors of the PBB Cycle Challenge and Trail Run. The association is heavily reliant on the funds generated from the weekend to continue with its development initiatives.

 

Keen? Of course you are… The eBikers even, yeah, we love you too and you’re more than welcome.

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Nobody’s going racing. It’s not even an event, it’s just a lekker ‘happening’ - a run and ride!
  • Trail Runner’s can tackle an 18km route on Mouton’s Valley Farm. For those wanting something shorter, there are “shortcuts’ off the route.
  • Passes are highly limited (300 per route).
  • There are three distances (45km, 30km, 25km) available with different starting points on three separate farms, offering you the opportunity to tailor your mountain adventure. See the maps below for elevations.
  • If the longer distance is sold out, simply buy a pass for the shorter route and do that first, and then move on to the next farm and route. If you know, you know!
  • The price is the same for all three routes. (You can purchase a ‘DAY PASS’ or a ‘WEEKEND PASS’ which allows you to ride Saturday and Sunday).
  • There will be coffee, soft drinks and food available for sale at the start of Route A (Moutons Valley farm).
  • Each route will have a water point to refill water bottles.
DETAILS
You have to start at the route (45km, 30km, 25km) for which you purchased a pass. This is for us to comply with social distancing protocols.

 

Route A(45km) will start on Mouton's Valley Farm.
Route B(30km) will start on Bugler's Post Farm.
Route C(25km) will start on Retreat Guest Farm.
Trail Run Route(18km) will start on Mouton's Valley Farm.

RIDING TIMES

  • TRAILS OPEN FROM: 7:00
  • Start your first route any time between 7:00 and 10:00 and head over to the next route if you choose to
  • CUT-OFF TIME TO START A NEW ROUTE: 13:00
  • TRAILS CLOSE: 18:00

Venue

Mouton's Valley Farm, Western Cape
Get directions

no calves, Mar 22 2021 03:41

Is the trail network open to ride on other weekends?

Grease_Monkey, Mar 22 2021 05:06

Is the trail network open to ride on other weekends?


No. This network is only open for 2 races a year. Due to Covid last year the races were cancelled and they did an open weekend. It was awesome - these trails are something special. This will be the second such open weekend - I am going to be there again. Completely worth the drive for it. Personally I have no interest in doing the stage race or one day race - but I will be there for every one of these open weekends.

copperhead, Mar 22 2021 09:42

Yeah. It is all on private land. So only open certain times. Really worth doing.

stringbean, Mar 22 2021 09:54

Looks like a good excuse not to go to WP road and track a week later on Laingsburg.(24/25) April 

think driving up to that sh1thole I will skip and rather do the Pickerberg

event

Me rida my bicycle, Mar 22 2021 09:59

It's some awesome real mountain biking. Don't let the distances fool you it's tough but awesome trails. Will definitely be having some fun there again in April just a suggestion... A beer tent! everyone was looking for a beer afterwards. 🍺👌🏼😁

Jewbacca, Mar 22 2021 10:06

It's some awesome real mountain biking. Don't let the distances fool you it's tough but awesome trails. Will definitely be having some fun there again in April just a suggestion... A beer tent! everyone was looking for a beer afterwards.

Wouldn't a beer tent open up all types of social distance/pandemic protocol issues as well as create inebriated drivers (legal driving limit is 0%) on private land and a much bigger mess to clean up?

 

I'm not a drinker so I don't really understand the need for beer to be a selling point to a good healthy dose of exercise and outdoors. All I see are red flags 

Headshot, Mar 23 2021 07:31

Dude you need to watch this

Especially the part about coffee and beer

Mojoman, Mar 23 2021 07:44

Dude you need to watch this


Especially the part about coffee and beer

Lol...and those shirts....

Jewbacca, Mar 23 2021 09:51

Dude you need to watch this


Especially the part about coffee and beer

Bro, I'm such a Mountain biker I ran 13 peaks on Friday in one of those shirts!

 

13peaks.jpg

MTBeer, Mar 23 2021 10:04

Wouldn't a beer tent open up all types of social distance/pandemic protocol issues as well as create inebriated drivers (legal driving limit is 0%) on private land and a much bigger mess to clean up?

 

I'm not a drinker so I don't really understand the need for beer to be a selling point to a good healthy dose of exercise and outdoors. All I see are red flags 

2 things

 

1. (legal driving limit is 0%) - when did this happen? I know it has been spoken about.

 

2. I don't really understand the need for beer - heathen

MTBeer, Mar 23 2021 10:05

some vital info missing in the 1st post. Cost?

 

or did I miss it?

Jewbacca, Mar 23 2021 10:08

2 things

 

1. (legal driving limit is 0%) - when did this happen? I know it has been spoken about.

 

2. I don't really understand the need for beer - heathen

You are right, it looks like the 0% shift is only due to be in action from/by the 1st of June.

 

I still don't understand the need for beer! 

dirtrider, Mar 23 2021 11:32

You are right, it looks like the 0% shift is only due to be in action from/by the 1st of June.

 

I still don't understand the need for beer! 

It is obvious that there are a lot of things you don't understand. If there is a need to explain it then we can assume you will still not understand it. 

Beer would be nice afterwards.

Headshot, Mar 23 2021 12:37

It is obvious that there are a lot of things you don't understand. If there is a need to explain it then we can assume you will still not understand it. 

Beer would be nice afterwards.

Agreed, but it is quite possible to take your own beer with you and suip a cold one in a cost effective fashion.

ChrisF, Mar 23 2021 12:38

some vital info missing in the 1st post. Cost?

 

or did I miss it?

 

You need to go to their website, then click on the ENTRY tab to finally see the costs.

 

 

VERY cheap.  :thumbup:   :thumbup:   Travel and the rest of the weekend will be way more ....

 

 

 

 

PS - I find this same convoluted "no price" on the front page thing on most events ...  :wacko:   :thumbdown:   Come on, put out the relevant information on the front page ....

ChrisF, Mar 23 2021 12:47

You are right, it looks like the 0% shift is only due to be in action from/by the 1st of June.

 

I still don't understand the need for beer! 

 

Are we allowed to derail a thread on Monday that is actually a Tuesday ?

 

 

There are three types of people :

 

- SUIP gatte ....

 

- Those that can drink without becoming a "suip gat" ... 

 

- Those that prefer to be sober behind a steering wheel (most in the second group do plan for a dedicated driver)

 

 

 

Jokes aside ... Jewbacca is 100% correct in that ANY organised gathering spot, be it a beer tent or a kerkbazaar, opens a WORLD of questions about the "covid protocol" for the "event" ....  With this open weekend format they manage to provide a SAFE space everybody to have an absolute blast on their bikes.  Almost sorry we did go away this past weekend .... let's see if I can "maak n plan" to attend this ....

MTBeer, Mar 23 2021 12:56

You need to go to their website, then click on the ENTRY tab to finally see the costs.

 

 

VERY cheap.  :thumbup:   :thumbup:   Travel and the rest of the weekend will be way more ....

 

 

 

 

PS - I find this same convoluted "no price" on the front page thing on most events ...  :wacko:   :thumbdown:   Come on, put out the relevant information on the front page ....

Agreed. It's all over the place when things are advertised. Not only events. My first thought is - the seller is embarrassed by the price so they hide it away.

 

Why must I click click click all over for some vital info?

Me rida my bicycle, Mar 23 2021 01:42

You are right, it looks like the 0% shift is only due to be in action from/by the 1st of June.
 
I still don't understand the need for beer!

hey buddy relax it was just a suggestion. If you don't want a beer after a ride nobody is going to force you to drink one.
All I noticed is everyone who finished around the time I did wanted a beer.

Jewbacca, Mar 23 2021 02:23

hey buddy relax it was just a suggestion. If you don't want a beer after a ride nobody is going to force you to drink one.
All I noticed is everyone who finished around the time I did wanted a beer.

I think you misunderstood my tone. I am super relaxed.

 

My original point was taking into account the creation of more hoops to jump through to stay covid 'legal' and allow days like this to go ahead despite the current regulations.

 

The Stage races and 1 day races in the past had fully stocked bars, gin sponsors etc so I don't think it's a case of 'don't know don't care', it's a case of 'if we want this to go ahead, we have to keep it as simple as possible and not create choke points which will create regulation issues'.

 

But that's my take.

 

My industry makes me super aware of the  changes and issues which need to be addressed and considered in a massively altered reality.

 

I'm sure a beer tent would add huge value as well as food stalls and and... but the value just comes at a big risk/regulation headache these days.

 

Anyway, I hope everyone going thoroughly enjoys the trails. They are really special and absolutely worth the mission, even if there is no beer.

 

I'm sorry if I came across as anything other than joshing about the beer thing. 

Skubarra, Mar 23 2021 02:50

Looks like a good excuse not to go to WP road and track a week later on Laingsburg.(24/25) April 

think driving up to that sh1thole I will skip and rather do the Pickerberg

event

 

Isnt that WP Laingsburg event for youth riders or did I miss a memo?

rickus.jooste, Mar 23 2021 04:10

to discract everyone from the booze discussion, the 45km route has changed, we have included some new trails. So it is a little different from the previous open weekend. much fun to be had and all that...

 

o and there are shortcuts too (cough jewbacca cough)

ChrisF, Mar 23 2021 06:10

Rickus watter verblyf kan julle aanbeveel in die area ?

Kranswurm, Mar 23 2021 06:23

Lol...and those shirts....

Whenever I see those shirts I think of this.....

 

Delanie, Apr 08 2021 04:04

You need to go to their website, then click on the ENTRY tab to finally see the costs.

 

 

VERY cheap.  :thumbup:   :thumbup:   Travel and the rest of the weekend will be way more ....

 

 

 

 

PS - I find this same convoluted "no price" on the front page thing on most events ...  :wacko:   :thumbdown:   Come on, put out the relevant information on the front page ....

 

Apologies guys - noted. Thanks. 

 

Passes are available exclusively on Entry Ninja – no passes will be sold on the day.
 
 
Cycling Weekend Pass: R450 
Gives you access to all three routes for Saturday & Sunday.
 
Cycling Day Pass: R250 
Gives you access to all three routes for Saturday OR Sunday 
 
Trail Run Day Pass: R200
Gives you access to the trail run route on Mouton's Valley Farm for Saturday OR Sunday     

PhilipV, Apr 08 2021 09:19

Jis I'm amped for this event.
The Grease Monkey and I plan to do the Mouton's Valley loop on Saturday morning, followed by Buglers Post after lunch. We may have to take a shortcut on the afternoon ride if Mouton's destroys us, but we'll see how it goes.