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20% EARLY BIRD ENTRY DISCOUNT!

Paarl’s signature mountain-bike and trail run festival comes to Spice Route Destination and Rhebokskloof Estate from 27-29 September 2019 with lots of entertainment and fun activities to cater for mountain-bikers and trail runners as well as their families.

Entries for the very popular 3-day Mountain-Bike Stage race and all the single day MTB and trail run options are now open.

Riders who enter any of the events before 4 December 2018 receive a 20% discount on their entries.

The stage race is limited to 500 riders on a first come first served basis – riders can enter solo or as two-rider teams.

To view the 2018 Race Highlights video, go to https://vimeo.com/294167493

The Rock” Mountain Bike and Trail Festival, in partnership with Paarlberg BMW, presents a 3-day mountain-bike stage race as well as seven other individual races for mountain-bikers and trail runners which take place at Spice Route Destination and Rhebokskloof Estate.

ABOUT THE ROCK MTB STAGE RACE

  • Day 1 Malmesbury – Rhebokskloof: 54km – 1300m elevation
  • Day 2 Rhebokskloof – Spice Route: 43km – 950m elevation
  • Day 3 Spice route – Rhebokskloof: 48km – 1300m elevation

Saturday 28 September 2019 is the big hosting day at Spice Route Destination. The destination artisan village hosts the finish of “The Rock” MTB Stage race with live bands and lots of entertainment while the following events will also start and finish at Spice Route as part of the Trail Fest:

07h00: 21km Trail Run

08h45: 25km MTB Traverse

09h15: 10km MTB Family Traverse

10h30: 5km kiddies MTB

 

The Rock moves to Rhebokskloof Estate on Sunday 29 September with the following events starting and finishing at Rhebokskloof:

07h15: 10km Trail Run – start and finish at Rhebokskloof

07h30: 5km Trail Run – start and finish at Rhebokskloof

09h00: 2km Kiddies Obstacle Trail Run – start and finish at Rhebokskloof

 

“The Rock” is organised and presented with all participants as the main focal point of the events and ticks all the boxes which are vitally important for runners and mountain-bikers,” says race director Darren Herbst from Hero Adventure.

“The festival’s motto is no frills, no fuss… just great trails, tough racing, wonderful camaraderie, and great hospitality.”

The entry fee for the 3-stage race is an affordable R1350 per rider to enable as many riders as possible to enjoy the weekend in the City of Drakenstein.

Drakenstein Municipality has launched a concerted drive to establish Paarl as preferred adventure sport destination in South Africa and “The Rock” represents a cornerstone event in their efforts.

“Participant satisfaction, well-being and enjoyment of the races are our primary and utmost goals and we worked really hard this year to ensure that we offered memorable mountain bike and trail run experiences,” says Herbst.

“Paarl is brimming with tradition and history, and there aren’t many towns in South Africa that can  rival the riding and trail running terrain on the Paarl Mountain,” says Herbst.

The Rock takes place in beautiful surroundings and the trails are traditionally in sublime shape following the winter rains. The event is one month prior to FNB Wines2Wales which presents riders with the perfect training weekend.

Off the bike a world filled with great food, entertainment and activities await the entire family at Paarl’s biggest trail bash.

The racing is hosted in vibey upbeat race villages, boasting lots of entertainment, live bands, stacks of fun activities and a range of artisan culinary delights.

“The trails and facilities at the venue allow us to host The Rock in a secure and safe environment,” he concluded.

For more information and to enter go to www.therockrace.co.za.

Entries for the single day activities are unlimited, but entries for the Mountaini-Bike Stage Race are limited to 500 riders.

Riders who enter for the stage race before 4 December receive a 20% discount on their entries.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2019:

07h00: MTB Stage Race Day 1: Malmesbury – Rhebokskloof: 54km – 1300m elevation
07h15: 54km MTB single day

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019:

07h00: Stage Race Day 2 Rhebokskloof – Spice Route: 48km – 1000m elevation
07h15: 48km MTB single day Rhebokskloof – Spice Route
07h00: 21km Trail Run at Spice Route
08h45: 25km MTB Traverse – start and finish at Spice Route
09h15: 10km MTB Family Traverse – start and finish at Spice Route
10h30: 5km kiddies MTB – start and finish at Spice Route

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2019:

07h00: Stage Race Day 3 Spice Route – Rhebokskloof: 48km – 1300m elevation
07h15: 48km MTB single day Spice Route – Rhebokskloof
07h15: 10km Trail Run – start and finish at Rhebokskloof
07h30: 5km Trail Run – start and finish at Rhebokskloof
09h00: 2km Kiddies Obstacle Trail Run – start and finish at Rhebokskloof

For more information go to www.therockrace.co.za or email info@therockrace.co.za

RELEASED BY DE VILLIERS CYCLING EVENTS, ON BEHALF OF THE ROCK MTB STAGE RACE AND TRAIL FESTIVAL.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES EMAIL DEVILLIERSCYCLING@MWEB.CO.ZA OR PHONE 083 269 7659.

 

 

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