QBike Bielie Mielie 3-Day or 1-Day MTB Stage Race Classic 2019
Fri 15 Mar - Sun 17 Mar 2019 @ Reitz, Free State


Organiser
BoutTime

QBike Bielie Mielie MTB Classic (Now available in a 3-Day Stage Race format as well)

*This is not the same event as the Bielie Mielie Fees(which is a music festival), the MTB Event takes place on a different weekend.

FAQ

  • How technical is the route?
    • We had 5 tandems with the previous Bielie Mielie, this says a lot. Thus its not that technical & the route has been designed for the average rider
  • I've booked hostel accommodation with meals, what should I bring?
    • Hostel accommodation with meals, but without bedding and towels.  In other words you must bring own bedding and towels.  The meals for hostel accommodation included is as follows: 
      • Fri evening, Potjiekos at showgrounds, 
      • Saturday breakfast in one of our hostels, hamburgers for lunch at showgrounds, supper is Spit braai at showgrounds
      • Sunday breakfast again one of the hostels.
  • Is there teams?
    • No, only solo entries but riders can ride together.
  • Do I need transport between race villages?
    • The route is a clover leaf so you start and end each day at the same place therefore no transport for your overnight goods nor your vehicle is needed.
  • Starting times?
    • Friday @ 18h30
    • Saturday @ 07h00
    • Sunday @ 07h00
  • Route Files
    • The route files will be made available on Thursday evening.

Latest Updates

  • If you have not booked your Lamb Shank Potjie, Camping spot or Hostel accommodation and would still like to do so, please email [email protected]
  • 101km riders start at showgrounds. 65km riders will be transported to their starting point, please report to the allocated area no later than 06h40.
  • The route will be semi-marked, so if you don't have a GPS you will still be able to ride
  • Craft beer will be sold during registration & at the finish

About the Bielie Mielie

Get familiar with the best of joBerg2C’s Day 2 & 3 route! Now also a National Trail Seeding event timed by BoutTime.co.za in preparation of the joBerg2C. The race will serve as a great training ride to test your fitness prior of the joBerg2C as well as your Garmin GPS navigation skills (or other device), We will be at the race to assist you with any GPS queries you might have.

If you are not entered for the joBerg2C, come and join us for one of South Africa’s greatest MTB Classics, enjoy the beautiful scenery after the long awaited rain, the famous Free State Koeksisters and the friendly farmers opening their farms for the race.

There will be 4 fabulous water points on route manned by friendly faces and stocked with Coke, Koeksisters, Energade, Banana’s, Bar-One’s & baby Potatoes. There will also be chain lube available and lens cleaning stations etc.

The best burgers in the Free State will be sold at the finish line along with ice cold craft beers, ciders, wine & cool drinks.

The route takes a clover leaf format from Reitz and includes parts of day two and day three of the Old Mutual joBerg2c. “Expect mielies and mielies of singletrack, real tractors, proper Afrikaans farmers and grazing gazing cattle,” says Wappo. Of course you don’t have to tackle all 101-kays and there is a shorter 60kay option – vibes and views still guaranteed.

Well that’s just about enough motivation for us.

Paid up entries before 28 February 2019 will receive a free T-Shirt as well.

Check out our Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Download the route to your GPS

Download the routes GPX files here.

Important Notice: The Bielie Mielie route goes through private farms and only paid participants are allowed to ride on these private farms during the day of the event. Unauthorised riders accessing these farms without permission will be banned from any Sani2C, Joberg2C, Berg & Bush, Wines2Whales, Compendium, Hill2Hill, BoutTime, Wildtrail, AfriAdventures, 3 Mountains & Advendurance events for life.

Make sure you download the correct distance (101km or 65km) and the correct file format (GPX, FIT or TCX) for your GPS. If you download the wrong files you might not get all the added features that are available for your GPS e.g. waterpoints, Virtual Partner etc. and it may not work.

101km Route


65km Route

Race Detail

When: 15-17 March 2019, Friday - Sunday.

Program

  • Friday Night: 20km Prologue
  • Saturday: 
    • 101 & 65km Bielie Mielie MTB Stage & 1 day Race
    • Barn Dance & spitbraai (R180) - Incl in full 3 day package
  • Sunday: 75km MTB Stage & 1 day Race


Registration & Start: Reitz Show Grounds or check on Google Maps

Entry options

  • 3 Day Stage Race - Team or Solo
    • All Inclusive Package (Includes 3 Day Stage Race, 5x Meals, Hostel Accom & Barn Dance) - Limited to 200 Entries (Long & Short Combined)  
      • The Bielie Stage Race (Long) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 101km Saturday & 75km Sunday - R1,800
      • The Mielie Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 65km Saturday & 75km Sunday - R1,500
    • Meals & 3 Day Stage Race Only (Includes 3 Day Stage Race, 5x Meals & Barn Dance - Excludes Accom)
      • The Bielie Stage Race (Long) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 101km Saturday & 75km Sunday - R1,500
      • The Mielie Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 65km Saturday & 75km Sunday - R1,200
    • 3 Day Stage Race Only (Includes 3 Day Stage Race, Excludes Meals, Accom & Barn Dance)
      • The Bielie Stage Race (Long) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 101km Saturday & 75km Sunday - R600
      • The Mielie Stage Race (Short) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 65km Saturday & 75km Sunday - R350
  • 1 Day Individual Events (Excludes Accom, Meals & Barn Dance) - Solo Only
    • Friday: 20km(R20) Night Race
    • Saturday: 101km(R350) or 65km(R250) Bielie Mielie MTB Classic Race (65km riders will be transported to their starting point, please report to the allocated area no later than 06h40)
    • Sunday: 75km(R250) MTB Race

All podium winners must be present at prize giving in order to receive their prizes.

Food Options

  • Friday Night: TBA
  • Saturday Night: Barn Dance & Spit Braai (R180)

Accommodation Options

  • Bring your own tent and we will provide you with a stand, electricity & ablution – R80/night
  • Contact one of our preferred guest houses for accommodation below.

Your entry will include the following

  • Great scenic route including parts of Day 2 & 3 of the famous joBerg2C
  • Now SASeeding & National Trail Seeding Event prior of the joBerg2C
  • Ample parking
  • Best hamburgers in town for sale after the race with ice cold beers, ciders, cooldrinks & wine
  • BoutTime will ensure for instant results on your phone, website & on our electronic result boards at the finish, no more waiting
  • 4x Well stocked water/nutritionpoints
    • Stocked with Coke, water, Powerade, banana's, Bar-One's, Koeksisters, Potatoes
    • Chain lube & Lens cleaning Stations

Recommended Accommodation

Accommodation NameContact Details
Poelani’s Gastehuis058 863 2508
Bass Feather082 378 6991
Die Huisie082 787 6163
The lilies Guesthouse082 371 4398
The Steakranch Hotelkamers076 368 0709
Rustfontein Lodge084 563 1648
Die DwerguiltjieCharles – 082 574 6739
Marlene – 083 630 2650
www.dwerguiltjie.co.za


Route Profiles

101km (1,120hm)

65km (740hm)


Entries close:

  • EFT's: Thursday, 14 March 2019 at midnight (Please provide POP)
  • Online Entries: Thursday, 14 March 2019 at midnight
  • Late Line Entries will take place at the Bielie Mielie Show Grounds Friday afternoon between 17:00 & 21:00 and on Saturday morning between 5:00 and 6:45. (Cash, Zapper, SnapScan & Credit Card)
  • Registration will take place at the Bielie Mielie Show Grounds Friday afternoon between 17:00 & 21:00 and on Saturday morning between 5:00 and 6:45.


More information: www.bouttime.co.za


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
The Bielie Stage Race - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 101km Saturday & 75km Sunday (All Meals, Hostel Accom & Barn Dance Incl) - Limited to 200 Entries 196 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 1,800.00
The Mielie Stage Race - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 65km Saturday & 75km Sunday (All Meals, Hostel Accom & Barn Dance Incl) - Limited to 200 Entries 160 km Over 3 Days 18:00 R 1,500.00
20km Friday Night Race 20 km 18:00 R 20.00
The Bielie Stage Race Only - 20km Night Prologue, 101km Saturday & 75km Sunday (EXCL Accom & Food) 196 km 18:00 R 600.00
The Mielie Stage Race Only - 20km Night Prologue, 65km Saturday & 75km Sunday(EXCL Accom & Food) 160 km 18:00 R 350.00
The Bielie Stage Race (Incl All Meals, Excl Accom) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 101km Saturday & 75km Sunday 196 km 18:00 R 1,500.00
The Mielie Stage Race (Incl All Meals, Excl Accom) - 20km Friday Night Prologue, 65km Saturday & 75km Sunday 160 km 18:00 R 1,200.00
101km Saturday Bielie Mielie Race 101 km 06:00 R 350.00
65km Saturday Bielie Mielie Race 65 km 06:00 R 250.00
20km Saturday Fun Ride 20 km 08:00 R 50.00
75km Sunday Race 72 km 06:00 R 250.00

Event location
Reitz Show Grounds, Reitz

Route information
Coordinates -27.8009575, 28.4318311
Address reitz
City Reitz
Province Free State