Namaqua Daisy Xtreme 2 Day MTB
Sat 10 Aug - Sun 11 Aug 2019 @ Vredendal, Western Cape


Organiser
Ryde Events

MTB

Distance & Entry Fee
Xtreme : 55km,15km,95km – MTB stage race – R750

Start Time
55km 07:00 (provisional, weather dependant)
15km 19:00 (Night Ride)
95km 07:00 (provisional, weather dependant


Xtreme MTB Stage 1 - Technical


Distance – 55km

Total Elevation : 1100m


Route Description :


The Xtreme challenge kicks off with a technical stage through the outskirts of Vredendal. The route pays homeage to the first ever Daisy and follows a lot of sections of the original,i.e Bergkraal 4x4 route. Some single track, technical climbs, and even a short rock garden add spice to this stage. Mixed in between is open farm roads and mostly jeeptrak when not in technical terrain. Although it’s a technical route, it's by no means unrideable and moderate skilled riders will be fine. Just remember to keep some gas in the tank for stage 3, and enjoy the Daisies in bloom.

Xtreme MTB Stage 2 – NIGHT Ride


Distance – 15km

Total Elevation : 200m


Route Description :


Stage 2 also takes part on Saturday after riders had some time to recover from the morning. This stage will start and finish shortly after sunset, so its compulsory that all riders have functional front and rear lights. The route is mainly farm road and easy jeeptrack. The route is short and fast, and riders will be finished with enough recovery time for stage 3.

Xtreme MTB Final Stage – Gravel Ride


Distance – 95km

Total Elevation : 800m


Route Description :


The final stage is takes riders via the open gravel roads towards the ocean. Riders will literally ride a few hundred meters from the sea past Doringbay and Strandfontein. From here riders will have the chance to race alongside the open gravel road next to the Sichen railway line and maybe even see the longest train in the country running beside them. From here it’s a shortstop/start and minimal portage section, before reaching the famous Olifantsriver canal. Riders will travel via the canal and farm roads towards Vredendal and to die keldery. The race ends with a nice flat sprint, whereafter riders can enjoy a well deserved cold one and exchange “war” stories.


More information: www.daisychallenge.com/


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Xtreme 165 km over 3 stages 08:00 R 750.00

Event location
Die Keldery, Namaqua Wines, Vredendal, Vredendal

Route information
Coordinates -31.7097411, 18.504163
Address Die Keldery, Namaqua Wines, Vredendal
City Vredendal
Province Western Cape