Test your endurance at the 24Hours of Oak Valley!

24Hours of Oak Valley
Photo credit: Mark Sampson

The 24Hours of Oak Valley takes advantage of the cooler weather this year and will be hosted on the 14 – 15 April 2018 at Oak Valley Estate in Grabouw.

Mountain bikers from Cape Town and the surrounding areas will flock to this fantastic two-day outdoor camping event and this year there is also a trail run option! The event will start at 12h00 on Saturday,14 April and will run for 24-hours until the next day at 12h00. Cyclists test their endurance by seeing how many laps of the 10km route they can do in 24-hours.

The event has 5 categories: Solo, Open team (A team of 4 cyclists), Mixed team (A team of 4 mixed male and female cyclists), OneFourZero team (A team of 4 cyclists with a combined age of 140 years +) and Fun team (A team of between 5-8 riders). Whether you’re in it to win it or you just want to have some fun with your friends, there is a category for you!

The course has singletrack and Jeep track and keep the riders busy, especially during the night when the course takes a different feel. The loop caters for all level riders and has around 250m of climbing, 2/3 singletrack and over 1/2 of that is forested!
For the first time, the event will also offer a 6km route for trail runners to test their fitness levels. There are two trail running categories: Solo runner and Team (team of 4 runners). As with the MTB event, the runner/rider and teams with the most laps within the 24-hour period wins.

There will be food, coffee and drinks for sale and other facilities include showers, flushing toilets and massages.

Bring the kids, they’ll love playing on the lawns and jumping castle. Campsites are not reserved and work on a first come, first served basis. Don’t miss out on this fun weekend in the scenic Elgin area.

For more information visit www.dirtopia.co.za

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