FOREST 2 FALLS
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Welcome to the Forest 2 Falls Challenge  26April 2014

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 Great news! It is official! Spar Lowveld is once again our main sponsor! Thank you so much to the Spar Group for getting on board. We believe your participation will not only uplift the event, but also give you the needed advertisement. The My Spar Forest2Falls MTB race, one of the most enjoyable, most scenic and well-organized events on the MTB calendar, will be taking place in just a few weeks. Situated on the Drakensberg Escarpment of Mpumalanga, exactly halfway between Sabie and Graskop, close to the Mac Mac Falls and Pilgrims Rest, this can truly be the family breakaway that you were looking forward to. With three routes to choose from, this truly is an event for the whole family. As this is a long weekend, please ensure that your accommodation is booked and confirmed. Visit our website for suggestions. Day visitors are very welcome to join us. We are looking forward to exciting new routes as some of the trees have been harvested and we pledge to give you a new experience. For our faithful participants; yes, the Forest Falls, the view over the escarpment and the exciting single tracks will still be there with the needed extras not to make the route boring. For the young and not-so-young non-cyclists in the family, there will be a lot of entertainment ranging from a jumping castle, live music, free handouts by various sponsors, food stalls with special treats, and much more. For the cyclists, choose any of the three distances, which surely will meet your level of fitness and sense of adventure.

Participants can come and enjoy free pasta on Friday, 25 April and get into the vibe!

Starting time: 08:00 (Be sure to be at the starting point at 07:45 for the orientation)

  • Date:                         26 April 2014

  • Venue:                       Mac Mac Forest Retreat

  • Registration:               Friday, 25 April, 15:00 – 20:00                        

  • Distances:                  19.5km, 37km and 70km

  • Race orientation:        07:45 for all participants, race starts at 8:00am

  • Entrance Fees:           19.5km: R60-00 (Early Bird until 31 March)

                                              37km: R150-00 (Early Bird until 31 March)

                                              70km: R180-00 (Early Bird until 31 March)

  • Entrance Fees:            19.5km: R80-00 (Normal entry as from 1st April)

                                              37km: R180-00 (Normal entry as from 1st April)

                                              70km: R200-00 (Normal entry as from 1st April)

 

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Note:

  1. Less than 5 entries in any one category will be classified in the preceding category.
  2. Pre-entries close at 17:00 on 22 April 2013 and a late entry penalty of R50 will be charged. Proceeds will go towards charity.

Route information: 19.5km (Start 8:40am) family fun ride

Route information: 19.5km We have listened to participant’s suggestions and made some changes. Please keep in mind that you will be in mountainous terrain with the inevitable up hills. For the adult MTB beginner, this is an excellent start. The parents or a responsible adult must accompany children under 12 and be prepared to occasionally walk with them, whilst enjoying the scenery. Remember your supply of water! You will have a Refreshment Station on route. The 19.5km route is more than “just a family outing!” It is designed for the family and younger children and has a few challenges of its own. Perfect for beginners and the less fit!

Starting time: 08:40 (Be sure to be at the starting point at 07:45 for the orientation)

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Route Information 37 km (Start 8: 20 am)

The 37km race is the most beautiful route of all, which passes the Forest Falls, meanders through the mysterious pine forests, and zigzags down single tracks and clatters over family fun ridefallen pine cones. If you are in top form, energetic, and not afraid of a dare, this one is for you! If you just want to enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful scenery, come along and enjoy the ride. You will not regret it!

This route has been described as an excellent example of mounting biking at its best. If you are a new MTB enthusiast, this is it!

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Route Information 70 km (Start 8: 00 am)

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70km The 2011 route proved to be a nightmare for most of the participants. After the “warming up” stage of the first 35km, the fit and brave will continue into the York plantations for the challenging but not murderous 40km stage. Some minor changes are inevitable due to forestry activities but under the very experienced supervision of Denis Lawrie and Raymond Emmerick, you can be sure of the best possible route. At approximately 45km in the race, the King and Queen of the Mountain will be selected. The route has an approximate ascent of 1,580m which is challenging but manageable. Three refreshment Stations will be on standby to assist in the best way possible. You can do it! This is a challenge. Go for it! This exciting new route for the 70km race is pure endurance and challenge, with steep up hills, crazy down hills and single tracks of 8.7Km. This is your opportunity to show what you are made of – definitely not for the faint-hearted

Due to the high profile and outstanding history of the Forest2Fall Mountain Bike Challenge, Mpumalanga Mountain Bike Association ( MaMBA) have now selected this event as the provincial Marathon and Half-Marathon Championship event for 2014. The colors will be awarded on a special awards evening arranged by MaMBA. To ensure which event you will be allowed to enter to qualify, please view the attached schedule................Download Schedule Here

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Starting time: 08:00am                                               

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Venue: Mac Mac Forest Retreat. Halfway between Graskop and Sabie.

Date: Saturday, 26 April 2014 Starting times: 70 km: 08:00am  37 km: 08:20am  19.5 km: 08:40am

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