News from the organizers of the mountain bike trail party of the year – the Origin of Trails

Origin Of Trails MTB Experience heads to Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in 2019.

The organizers of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience are excited to welcome Blaauwklippen Wine Estate as the host venue of the 2019 event that will take place on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 01 December 2019.

“We are excited to celebrate the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience’s 7th anniversary at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “A popular tourist destination, Blaauwklippen also boasts some iconic trails.  We are proud to include these trails as part of our 2019 route.  After each stage mountain bikers together with their family and friends can relax in the festival village that will be buzzing with activity.  Indulge in mouthwatering food, awarding winning wine and live entertainment.  The Origin Of Trails MTB Experience is the perfect way to close off a busy year.”

Riders participate at the Origin of Trails mountain bike race in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The trail network through the Blaauklippen estate is a local favorite.

“Blaauwklippen Wine Estate is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa,” says Johan van Dyk, Marketing Manager Blaauwklippen Wine Estate.  “A key destination for local and international travelers, our vineyards are a local favorite for the active Stellenbosch MTB community.  As the host venue of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience we are given the opportunity to share, not only our destination, but also the unique beauty of our farm with the MTB community of South Africa. While mountain bikers take to the vineyards and scale the Stellenbosch mountain, their family and friends can enjoy Blaauwklippen’s facilities which include the Hamm & Uys Eatery (South African Favorites with a twist), Wine Tasting and Sales; Wine Pairings and Gin Tasting to mention just a few.  For the kids, Blaauwklippen is a fantastic and welcoming place.  With wide open spaces, friendly goats and a fun-filled jungle gym, we provide the perfect entertainment for our younger visitors to run wild and free.”

After the race, experience the rich and fascinating world of wine with Blaauklippen.

EVENT INFORMATION:  Origin Of Trails MTB Experience & Origin Of Trails Trail Run

The Origin of Trails routes highlight the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward to the ‘once a year opportunity’ to experience a vast network of world class trails.  In 2018 the experience was opened to trail runners with the introduction of the Origin Of Trails Trail Run (+-15km and +-5km) making Saturday 30 November and Sunday 01 December the perfect weekend in Stellenbosch for off-road adventurers.”

Date:    Saturday, 30 November 2019

Venue: Stellenbosch
Event: Origin of Trails MTB Experience/ Stage One
Start Time: 07:00 / Marathon (50 – 60km)
  08:10 / Half Marathon (28 – 30km)
  09:00 / Fun Ride (8 – 10km)

     Date:  Sunday, 01 December 2019

Venue: Stellenbosch
Event: Origin Of Trails Trail Run
Start Time: 06:45 / 12 – 15km
  06:50 / 5km
Event: Origin Of Trails MTB Experience / Stage Two
Start Time: 07:00 / Marathon (50 – 60km)
  08:10 / Half Marathon (28 – 30km)

ENTRY FEES:

Origin Of Trails MTB Experience           

Option 1:  Marathon (50 – 60km per day) R1600.00
Option 2:  Half Marathon (28 – 30km per day) R1400.00
Option 3:  Fun Ride (8 – 10km) R200.00

MTB Entry fee includes: 

  • Exclusive T-shirt
  • Spectacular On Route Experience
  • Scrumptious lunch offering on both days
  • A light breakfast with coffee on both days
  • Well stocked Water Points
  • A finisher Medal

 Origin Of Trails Trail Run

Option 1: Long 12 – 15km R350.00
Option 2: Short 5km R250.00

CHARITY SUPPORTThe Origin Of Trails proudly supports the Aitsa After Care Centreand the Stellenbosch Trail Fund. 

FALKE Foot Zone:  All entrants (runners and mountain bikers) are invited to visit the Falke Foot Zone once they’ve crossed the finish line for a free Falke leg and foot massage. 

Whether you treat it as a race or an experience one thing is for sure – the trails, scenery and vibe is second to none.

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For more information or to enter the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

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