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BICYCLING KAROOBURN 2020

22 FEBRUARY 2020

ENTRIES OPENING SOON!

ABOUT THE ROUTE

Starting in the Great Karoo sheep-farming town of Calvinia, the route heads onto the longest dirt road in South Africa – the R355. After an initial climb out of Calvinia, the course drops down towards the 110km mark along fast-rolling gravel roads. But beware the middle-mannetjie! Some of those gravel roads hide rocky shards that can shred a tyre in an instant so caution is critical.

 

The first 103km is just a warm-up. The real work starts after Waterpoint 3 as the road starts to climb slowly and the track becomes rougher. Choosing the right line on these gravel roads is key. Avoiding the corrugations will save your hands and that sensitive area that attaches you to the saddle! Opt for the smoother sandy sections and you could find yourself battling through the soft stuff that can quickly grab your front wheel and buck you off.

 

Keep the pace up and ensure you make the right tyre pressure choice as you head towards the 170km mark and the famous Tankwa Padstal at Waterpoint 4. Make sure you eat, top up your hydration and pack in plenty of water as you swing off the R355 and head up the brutal, but majestic, Katbakkies Pass – the toughest part of the course.

 

The Pass will come as the hot African sun starts to set and the magnificent Tankwa will show off its world famous beauty. From there, it’s a welcome descent at 190km followed by rewarding undulating roads as you head towards the finish at Kaleo Guest Farm.

RACE INFO

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GRAVEL BIKE CATEGORY

OPEN MEN / OPEN WOMEN /MIXED TEAMS

ENTRY FEE

TEAM OF 2 = R 2700.00

TEAM OF 4 = R 4900.00

ONLY TEAMS OF TWO AND FOUR MAY BE ENTERED!

DISTANCE: GRAVEL BIKE CATEGORY

242km

RACE START

Race start: 10:00 at Calvinia Primary School. (22 February 2020)

VENUE

Venue: Calvinia Primary School

CUT-OFF TIME

Cut-off time:  08h00 (23 February 2020)

PRIZE GIVING

TBC

PRIZE MONEY

TBC

BICYCLE TRANSPORT: CAPE TOWN

Contact JP van Zyl.  Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle! There is no need to disassemble your bicycle with our unique "roll in roll out" system now available for transport from Cape Town. To book your bike, please contact: info@recycles.co.za

BICYCLE TRANSPORT: GAUTENG

Contact Joggie Rautenbach. Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle! There is no need to disassemble your bicycle with our unique "roll in roll out" system now available for transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg. To book your bike, please visit:  http://www.bicycletransport.co.za/tankwa-trek-bicycle-transport.html

BACK-UP, SUPPORT VEHICLE AND CHECKPOINT RULES

Details to be announced early in 2019  

RACE BOXES

Details to be announced early in 2019  
mountain

MOUNTAIN BIKE CATEGORY

OPEN MEN / OPEN WOMEN /MIXED TEAMS

ENTRY FEE

TEAM OF 2 = R 2700.00

TEAM OF 4 = R 4900.00

ONLY TEAMS OF TWO AND FOUR MAY BE ENTERED!

DISTANCE: MOUNTAIN BIKE CATEGORY

242km

RACE START

Race start: 10h00 at Calvinia Primary School (22 February 2020)

VENUE

Venue: Calvinia Primary School

CUT-OFF TIME

Cut-off time:  08h00 (23 February 2020)

PRIZE GIVING

TBC

PRIZE MONEY

TBC

BICYCLE TRANSPORT: CAPE TOWN

Contact JP van Zyl.  Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle! There is no need to disassemble your bicycle with our unique "roll in roll out" system now available for transport from Cape Town. To book your bike, please contact: info@recycles.co.za

BICYCLE TRANSPORT: GAUTENG

Contact Joggie Rautenbach. Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle! There is no need to disassemble your bicycle with our unique "roll in roll out" system now available for transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg. To book your bike, please visit:  http://www.bicycletransport.co.za/tankwa-trek-bicycle-transport.html

BACK-UP, SUPPORT VEHICLE AND CHECKPOINT RULES

Details to be announced early in 2019  

RACE BOXES

Details to be announced early in 2019  

KAROOBURN ROUTE IN BRIEF...

START & FINISH

Start: Calvinia Primary School
Finish: Kaleo Guest Farm, Ceres

TOTAL DISTANCE

Total distance: 242km

 

 

VERTICAL ASCENT

Vertical ascent: 1850m

 

 

REGISTRATION RULES

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Point number 4 – Rider substitution will be allowed …. 20 December 2019

Point number 6 – Refund allowed …. 20 December 2019

Point number 8 – Apparel …. Will be allowed until 20 December 2019

    1. Registration will be on a first come first served basis.
    2. Your entry is only guaranteed once full payment is received.
    3. Our online payment system is 3D secure please ensure when you pay with your credit card that you have the functionality to receive a one-time pin.
    4. Rider substitutions will be allowed until 20 December 2019. After this date, substitutions and rider changes will be allowed on registration day at full entry prices (excluding team to solo change due to unforeseen circumstances).
    5. Any rider changes will carry a R250 admin fee.
    6. A 50% refund will be allowed until 20 December 2019.
    7. No transfers to 2020 will be allowed.
    8. Please note that the deadline for complimentary apparel and online purchases will be 20 December 2019. We cannot place extra orders after this date. Click here for the First Ascent size chart to ensure you select the correct garment size: Download PDF (attached)

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