Registration venues & times: Friday 28 September – 12h00 to 18h00 Dirtopia Trail Centre Saturday 29 September - Cycle Addiction bikeshop in Somerset West from 10h00 to 15h00 (RolanCentre 146 Main Rd) www.cycleaddiction.co.za Sat 30 September - Lourensford from 06h30. Try to register at least 30min before you start!
Remember the rules: there are no refunds or substitutions - full set of rules & regulations on Dirtopia event rules on this website.
To downgrade or upgrade your entry:
Please come to registration and collect your old number (the number that was sms'd to you), then go to the late entries/changes table and we will assist you. The admin fee for a downgrade is R20 and for an upgrade is R50.
15km :Under 10 accompanied by an adult
27km: Ages 12 and up
38km: Ages 18 and up
57km: Ages 19 and up
Title sponsor, Spur Steak Ranches will also have their jumping castles, entertainment and great food at the finish. Don’t miss the lucky draw after the event, as all riders will stand a chance to win great prizes, including a mountain bike. Friends and family can socialize on the lawns of this fantastic Estate after completing the race.
This event raises funds for the local church who do charity projects like the following: Macassar, Free to Serve, Decoligny, Projek Goeie Hoop, Aanhouwen, Huis Andrew Murray, Sentrum vir Straatmense, Cotlands, Jesusbende, Tabita
The Classic 57 km route includes all the pleasure of the 38 km route and for the advanced rider, adds a loop to the Vergelegen side of the estate. More climbs, descents and single track add to the excitement and will surely test your skills and abilities to the extreme.
For intermediate riders, the 38 km route provides the challenge of real mountain biking that will test your fitness as well as your technical skills. Winding climbs along the slopes of the Helderberg leads riders to the highest point with breathtaking views of the Hottentots Holland basin. A fast and hairy descent on the return guides to a number of awesome single tracks with enough thrills to ensure riders will return for more.
The 15km route provides an opportunity for the casual rider who wants to enjoy a fun filled ride along orchards and vineyards with family and friends. The event provides parents the opportunity to share an enjoyable ride with their children.
The 27 km route adds a loop to the 15 km route and offers an introduction to mountain biking for newcomers. With roughly double the effort of the 15 km route, a brief ascent takes riders around the Blue gum dam from where you will be rewarded with panoramic views across the valley and False Bay.
Driving to Lourensford from Cape Town on the N2 (approximately 45km):
• Take the N2 towards Somerset West from Cape Town.
• Take exit no 43 to Somerset West/Stellenbosch.
• At the traffic light at the Lord Charles Hotel, turn right into Somerset West Main Road.
• Continue through three sets of traffic lights.
• At the fourth set of traffic lights, take a left turn into Lourensford Road (Land and Zeezicht).
• Follow Lourensford Road for approximately 4km past Erinvale Golf Estate and Hotel on your left hand side.
• Past Erinvale Golf Estate, turn left and follow the road to the Lourensford main gate.
Indemnity and disclaimer: All riders agree to and hereby bind themselves to the following indemnity: 1. The rider undertakes and agrees to ride the trails and use the area entirely at his or her own risk. 2.The rider hereby waives and shall have no claim whatsoever against Dirtopia CC, Amarider, Spur, Lourensford Estate, any other land owners, any individual organiser or contractor, official, assistant, helper, representative or agent, the sponsors, any local authority or their employees, hereinafter referred to as the parties, in respect of any injury, loss or damage that the entrant may suffer arising from any injury to the person or property of the entrant, caused directly or indirectly by the negligence, albeit gross, of one or more of the afore-mentioned parties. 3. The riders undertakes not to hold any of the parties liable if he or she or any dependent or his or her estate suffers loss or damage which was caused directly or indirectly from participation on the properties, including, but without limiting the generality of the afore-going, any loss or damage due to physical injury or death or the physical injury or death of another person, or due to patrimonial loss or damage, and in which ever manner the damage or loss was caused, including the negligence of the parties. 4. The rider indemnifies the parties against all liability for above mentioned losses or damages and confirms that this acceptance of risk, undertaking and indemnity is also binding on his or her estate. 5. The entrant confirms that this indemnity extends to the participation of any event, including his or her arrival at the property and departure there from and attendance at any ceremony or function therof. 6. The rider accepts that, without limiting the generality of the afore-going, the parties and the owners or managers of the venue shall accept no responsibility or liability for any injury, howsoever caused, to any person while on the premises or while utilizing the facilities theron, as well as in respect of any patrimonial loss or damage, howsoever caused, suffered by any person while on the premises or while utililizing the facilities theron. 7. Should the rider be a minor, the parent, guardian or adult supervisor of the minor confirms that the minor is riding the trails on the farms at his or her own risk and indemnifies the parties against claims by such minor. 8. The rider or, in the case of a minor, the parent or guardian, confirms that her or she has read and understands the effect of this indemnity. 9. All or any of the parties may accept the benefits which accrue to them in terms of this indemnity at any time after it has been signed by the participant. 10. I agree to abide by the rules as stipulated by the landowners and the organisers, including the waiver. The wearing of helmets is compulsory