The Apple Blossom was first held at the
Elgin Country Club in 1995, way before the mountain biking craze or even single
track riding and way before soft tails, hard tails, disc brakes or dropper
posts ! Other than that, the fact remains the same, Apple Blossom is still
treating the mountain biking world to the ‘extraordinary’ experience of
majestic scenery, family enjoyment and pure fun. The Fruitways/aQuelle Apple
Blossom Mountain Bike Ride’ will again be hosted by ‘Trail’s End’ Mountain
Biking Hotel and Adventure Centre near the Elgin/Grabouw Country Club.
DATE 15th OCTOBER 2017
VENUE Trails End, Elgin/Grabouw (gps 34 deg 08’ 32.7” S 19 deg 01’ 01.5” E)
DISTANCES 60km; 30km; 10km; 2km
60km @ 07h30;
30km @ 08h00;
10km @ 08h15;
2km Kids Fun Cycle @ 8h30PRIZE GIVING/CUT- OFF 12h00
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 10th October 2017
REGISTRATION - Sunday 15th Oct from 6.30am
Bring your family and friends to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere that surrounds this event and the beautiful Elgin Valley. Relax, socialize and enjoy good food, taste some award winning wines and craft beer. Lots of free kid’s entertainment, with jumping castles, face painting, popcorn and candy floss.
Make sure you stay for the lucky draw as there are some Great prizes!!
Long route – A neutral zone of about 1km will start you off and take you into some open farm riding to warm the legs. You will then head towards Oak Valley to enjoy some of their great single track and your first ‘Mother’ hill will take you passed the iconic Oak Valley Flower tunnels onto Eikenhof farm. You will then be taken through a section of single track which is pure food for the soul before starting your next climb, its long but kind and will reward you handsomely. Crossing over the R321 you head down to the Eikenhof dam and up towards Sir Lowry’s pass and your journey back to Trails End will be down through the best of Gerhard Huiskens single track.
Medium route – fantastic new route! Easy and non-technical riding as you venture through farms only open for the Apple Blossom. You will experience a bit of everything, open farm roads, a few climbs and great single track, suitable for those wanting to take the next step up.
Short route - all on farm roads with some easy wide single track. Not technical at all and great for kids and beginners.
2km kiddie’s cycle will be in and around the field and Mum/Dad can run alongside.
ENTRY FEES60km - R200
30km - R160
10km - R100
2km - R40
DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Cape Town, take the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass and turn left off the N2 on to the R321 at the Orchard Farmstall into Grabouw. At the 2nd stop street turn left and drive straight and follow MTB race signs.
Contact the Elgin Valley tourism office and discover all that the Elgin Valley has to offer.
Tel (021) 848-9838 or visit www.elginvalley.co.za.
“LIFE IS SHORT SO ENJOY THE RIDE”
More information: www.iqela-events.co.za
Trail's End, Grabouw
|Address||Worcester Road, Grabouw|