Make your way to the picturesque Robertson Valley on 13 October 2018 for the Java MTB Challenge to enjoy a fun-filled sporting day for the entire family and breath-taking vineyard views, all while supporting a very worthy cause. Apart from thrilling MTB and trail running across scenic farmland and mountains, the Java MTB Challenge also offers enticing food stalls, live music, wine tasting, lucky draws, prizes to the value of R40, 000.00 and a great vibe!
Routes range from a non-technical fun ride which is perfect for families to do together all the way up to gruelling routes for top riders only. The 6km MTB route is an easy, non-technical fun ride suitable for small children, while the 20km route is ideal for beginners and consists mostly of jeep tracks with some single tracks, and is not very technical.
The 45km route is suitable for intermediate riders with an elevation of about 850m and for the adrenalin seekers the 80km is a gruelling route. It includes many sections of the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic route as well as virgin territory and custom-built single tracks. The 1600m elevation will thrill even the most seasoned rider.
Runners can look forward to a 10km vineyard trail run over rugged terrain and crossing the confluence of two rivers. The 276m elevation and rocky terrain will be an exciting challenge for novice and experienced runners alike.
The Java MTB Challenge is a fundraising platform for local schools and charitable organisations and has raised over R500, 000.00 in cash for its local community to date.