Entries are closing soon for the 2019 Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB Stage race

Your last chance to enter is on Wednesday, 30 Jan for the fourth Fairtree Simonsberg Contour mountain bike event, taking place 2 & 3 February from Delvera Farm. With beautiful views and some of the best trails in and around the Winelands you won’t want to miss out on kick starting your 2019 riding season in the best possible way.

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Registration starts on Friday 1 Feb, 12h00 – 19h00 at the Dirtopia Trail Centre & Bikeshop with Dirtopia Café being open until 7pm with food & drinks and entrants will get their event goodies upon registration.


On event days you will be treated to a breakfast snack & coffee every morning before heading out to participate in the 40km or 60km race. We’ve kept things flexible by giving you the choice of distance each day. If you’d like to shoot for a prize you will have to compete on the full, long routes on both days.


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Route Profiles

At the start, you will be led out through a short neutral zone by race director Meurant Botha from 7h15 every day. The well-stocked refreshment stations have food, snacks and cold drinks. There will be technical zones at the water points and marshals provided by Jan Kriel school as a fundraiser.


Day 1 – Route Description:
The day remains consistent with our goal of having an easier day than Day 2 with approx. 12km of single track.


Various sections of singletrack and the blue route on Delvera with boardwalks offer non-technical alternative to some of the gnarly sections and rock gardens. Those who enjoy more technical riding are welcome to tame the rougher sections on the route.


As can be seen from the profiles there are many undulations, but the elevations are less severe.


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Day 1: Long Route
Distance: 55km, Elevation: 1380m
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Day 1: Short Route
Distance: 42km, Elevation: 960m
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Each participant of the two-day stage race will receive the following:

  • Goodies at registration, including bottle wine
  • Morning coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet
  • Medal, BOS drink & Zebonkey beer
  • Refreshment stations on route stocked with snacks and energy drinks & water.
  • Bike Wash & Lube
  • Bike Park (overnight if wanted)
  • Live Timing
As always there will be shaded area to relax after your ride, with showers, a bike park, bike wash & lube station and a massage service on offer. There will also be a kiddies entertainment area for supporters to join, with the option to join for lunch as well by buying a food ticket. Great coffee and the ice cold beers will be served on the day. Live musical entertainment on the Sunday after the days racing.



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