FOREST 2 FALLS
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Welcome to the Forest 2 Falls Challenge  2 May 2015

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GPS Co-ords: S25 05' 31.29" and E30 46" 23.89"
After arriving in Sabie, turn-off on Old Lydenburg Road to Bridal Veil Falls. Floreat Riverside Lodge 400m on right hand side.

All Loyal and Prospective Entrants to the My SPAR FOREST 2 FALLS 2015 MOUNTAIN BIKE Challenge

For various unforeseen reasons, the traditional Forest2Falls Mountain Bike Challenge has had to undergo certain necessary changes for this year.

The forestry area where the first 35km loop is held was hit by a devastating hailstorm in December 2014, resulting in widespread damage and fungal attack of the pine plantations, which has necessitated the clear felling of substantial areas where the event is normally run. The harvesting of tens of thousands of tons of timber has destroyed many of the single tracks and had an impact on the jeep tracks and roads, caused by heavy machinery, trucks and has left vast exposed areas and branch debris. Dependant on weather conditions, riding conditions could be extremely muddy, or under thick powder dust, churned up by the operations.

It has been agreed that for 2015, the 16km Fun Ride, 35km Race and 52km Challenge  will start and finish in Sabie, at the Floreat Riverside Lodge on Saturday, 2 May 2015, and will be incorporated as a separate, one day event at the Sabie Xperience Stage Race, being held over 4 days from the same venue.


The 16km Fun ride will take place in the afternoon, following some of the traditional single and jeep tracks in the Ceylon Plantations. This is a great 1,5hour ride for the kids, moms, and beginner riders.

Proceeds from the Forest2Falls will, as usual, go towards the Shalom Christian School in Graskop.

Please support us in this initiative. The intention is for the Forest2Falls event to return to the Mac Mac Forest Retreat in 2016, when the affected plantation areas will have had time to be re-established and the roads rehabilitated after the harvesting operations.

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

  • Date:                         2 May 2015

  • Venue:                       Loreat Riverside Lodge - Old Lydenburg Road

  • Registration:              Friday, 1 May 2015, 15:00 – 20:00                        

  • Distances:                  16km, 35km and 51km

  • Race orientation:        52kn Challenge: 08:00, 35km Race: 08:20, 16km FUN RIDE: 14:00

  • Entrance Fees:           16km: R50-00 (Early Bird until 31 March)

                                              35km: R150-00 (Early Bird until 31 March)

                                              52km: R180-00 (Early Bird until 31 March)

  • Entrance Fees:           16km: R50-00 (Normal entry as from 24 April)

                                              35km: R180-00 (Normal entry as from 24 April)

                                              52km: R200-00 (Normal entry as from 24 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 24 April 2015 and a late entry penalty of R50 will be charged. Proceeds will go towards charity.

Route information: 16km (Start 14:00pm) family fun ride

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 16km 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!

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Starting time: 14:00 (Be sure to be at the starting point at 13:30 for the orientation)

Route Information 35 km (Start 8: 20 am)

The 35km 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 52 km (Start 8: 00 am)

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The challenging 52km route, winding through the picturesque and scenic Komatiland Spitskop and Rietfontein Plantations, will basically follow the same as Stage 2 of the Sabie Xperience, with the intermediate 35km route taking a shortcut, with less climbing, but nevertheless just as much fun single-track, and some high speed downhill’s!

 

Starting time: 08:00am                                               

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Venue: Floreat Riverside Lodge - Old Lydenburg Road. SABIE

Date: Saturday, 2 May 2015 Starting times: 52 km: 08:00am  35 km: 08:20am  16 km:14:00pm

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