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Ride2Nowhere 3 Day MTB Race: 6-9 September 2018

This is the perfect mountain bike race where Racing Snakes & Weekend Warriors meet and compete for fun!

Come and experience a Relaxed, Friendly and Authentic country vibe with Local Hospitality and Entertainment. A classic mountain bike race with an adventurous and exciting route surrounded by breathtaking landscape! 

The event aims to include the whole family with daily spectator points to go and watch the riders on route as well as daily activities for the children at the race village. During the evening riders & supporters enjoy their dinner together with some of the best local entertainment of McGregor.

Event Highlights include:

  • 3 Days of Amazing Mountain Biking in McGregor for all cyclists!
  • Same Start & Finish point daily!
  • Long & Short Route options!
  • Great event for riders wanting to attempt their first stage race!
  • FREE Bike Wash Daily!
  • LOCAL produce market!
  • LOCAL entertainment and hospitality!
  • FREE wine tasting!
  • Spectator spots along the route!
  • Family activities and entertainment on Sat. & Sun.
  • Great lucky draw prizes

Route Description

A cloverleaf route format with each day’s starts & finish from the same venue in McGregor. The route offers challenge and reward for both Weekend Warriors as well as Racing Snakes. The route distance offers the perfect “warm up” after the winter season to get back into shape for summer.

70% of the daily route is on open gravel roads or jeep tracks, with a good combination of flat, rolling hills and one or two steeper climbs. 30% of the daily route is single track, cattle paths or naturally eroded tracks. The terrain is mostly hard rock formation and few loose gravel sections. (No crazy stuff, just Mother Nature providing us with some fun tracks and trails!)

The short route (40km per day) will follow the same route as the long route (60/65 km per day) with just an earlier turn off to race village.

Remember although the race is aimed to include all types of riders – this is mountain biking and there will always be one or two obstacles, which we cannot remove out of nature and might cause you to get off your bike for a few meters. But this is all part of the experience, exploring the mountains and valleys with you bike where you don’t get to go every day.

Why is the race called the “Ride2Nowhere”?

Apart from the unique, alternative, eccentric and therapeutic village; McGregor is known for the “Road to Nowhere”–due to the fact that the road leading out of McGregor towards the mountains literally leads to nowhere and into a dead end. One would need to exit the town with the same road you entered. Bearing this in mind, it makes perfect sense to call the event the “Ride2Nowhere”.

Enquiries:

Eulogy van Dyk - ride2nowheremtb@gmail.com

Con Viljoen - 082 7758737

Website: www.ride2nowhere.co.za 

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