Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience 2020 moves to Autumn 2021

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Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience. Photo credit: Tobias Ginsberg
Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience. Photo credit: Tobias Ginsberg

In response to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa Event Organisers, Stillwater Sports have announced that the 2020 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience has moved to Autumn 2021 with SA’s MTB Party of the Year taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April 2021! Entries open on Tuesday 20 October 2020.

“We are excited to host SA’s MTB Party of the Year in Autumn 2021. In addition to the new date, the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience will also welcome the Stellenbosch High School as its new Race Village. Both stages will start and finish at the school,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.

“Our Route Designers have been working around the clock to identify the most exciting and scenic routes on offer,” continues Meyer. “Entrants can look forward to new additions that are guaranteed to get the heart-rate pumping, while golden oldies such as G-Spot and Bartinney’s Skyfall (to mention just a few) will still feature. We’re excited to host the event in Autumn, the milder weather conditions and spectacular Autumn colours are sure to add to the experience. We cannot wait to welcome riders to the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience.”

“Savanna is proud to be the title sponsor of SA’s MTB Party of the Year,” says Kavir Gangiah, Media, Sponsorship and Events Manager Distell Southern Africa. “Unapologetically bold, just like Savanna, the event highlights the fun side of mountain biking – no pressure, only exciting routes and magnificent views. It’s a party from start to finish. We look forward to once again being part of the action and cannot wait to refresh riders with ice cold Savannas both on route and at the finish.”

EVENT INFORMATION: Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience

Affectionately dubbed “SA’s MTB Party of the year”, the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience is an individual 2-day MTB Stage Race. The routes highlight the beauty and splendor of Stellenbosch, and mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world-class trails while celebrating the origin of SA mountain biking.

Date: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April 2021
Venue (Start and Finish): Stellenbosch High School
Categories, Distances & Entry Fee:

Full Marathon
Age: 18+
Entry Fee: R1600.00
Distance Day 1: +-45km
Distance Day 2: +-40km

Half Marathon
Age: 18+
Entry Fee: R1400.00
Distance Day 1: +-27km
Distance Day 2: +-22km

Entries Open: Tuesday 20 October 2020
Entries Close: Tuesday 20 April 2021 (or once full capacity has been reached)

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:

• Exclusive event rider jersey (only to riders that enter and pay by Sunday 28 February 2021)
• Exclusive event T-shirt
• Spectacular on route experience
• Access to world class routes that are usually not open to the public.
• A light breakfast pack with coffee on both days
• A scrumptious lunch pack on both days
• Complimentary drinks
• Well stocked water points
• A finisher medal
• Entertainment on route and in the race village
• Trail access fees
• Additional sponsor prizes

CHARITY SUPPORT: The Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Fund.

RACE VILLAGE: The Race Village will be buzzing with excitement, live music, mouth-watering food, drinks and more.

To get a taste of what to expect watch the 2021 Teaser Video: https://bit.ly/2Tc7OAF

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For more information or to enter the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience please email [email protected] or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

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