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20 FEBRUARY 2021

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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 = R2700.00

TEAM OF 4 = R4900.00

ONLY TEAMS OF TWO AND FOUR MAY BE ENTERED!

DISTANCE: GRAVEL BIKE CATEGORY

242km

REGISTRATION

Friday, 19 February 2021 16:00 - 20:00 or Saturday, 20 February 2021 07:00 - 09:00 at Calvinia Primary School

RACE START

Race start: 10:00 at Calvinia Primary School, 20 February 2021

VENUE

Venue: Calvinia Primary School

CUT-OFF TIME

  • Waterpoint 1: 62km - ROOIPUTS 15:00 (5.5 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 2: 105km - BRAKFONTEIN 19:00 (9 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 3: 138km – DIE MOND 22:00 (12 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 4/Checkpoint 1: 168km – PADSTAL 01:00 (+ 1 Day) (15 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 5: 193km – SKITTERYKLOOF 03:30 (17.5 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 6: 222km – WINKELHAAK 06:00 (20 Hours)
  • FINISH 242km - KALEO GUEST FARM 08:00 (22 Hours)

PRIZE GIVING

Time: 08:30 Date: 21 February 2021 Location: Kaleo Guest Farm

PRIZE MONEY

2021 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

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: WWW.BICYCLETRANSPORT.CO.ZA
PLEASE CLICK HERE

CAR DRIVE SERVICE

Car drive service by Calvinia Primary School. Your car will be collected at the race start and driven through to the race finish. The cost of this service is R850.00. The school will be in contact after you purchased this package to discuss arrangements. For any questions or queries please contact: Martiens Nel Cell: 084 586 7841 E-mail: martiensnel79@gmail.com

HOSTEL ROOMS

Accommodation by Calvinia Primary School at their hostel. For any bookings, questions, queries or specific arrangements please contact: Leonore Spamer Cell: 082 324 3225 E-mail: havr@hantam.co.za

LUXURY TENTS

Luxury tent accommodation at Kaleo Guest Farm Saturday Price: R800.00 To book: log back into your profile and add it to your rider profile.

BACK-UP, SUPPORT VEHICLE AND CHECKPOINT RULES

Please note, back-up vehicles are not allowed to share the road with riders, therefore the quicker and safer detour as per instructions above
  • In the event where back-up vehicles do share short sections of the road with riders, please drive slowly.
  • Boxes can be obtained from the registration area from 16:00 on Friday, 19 February 2021 and has to be handed in on Saturday, 20 February 2021 between 07:00 and 08:00.
  • PLEASE NOTE: NO boxes will be accepted after 08:00 on 20 February 2021. No exceptions.
  • Each rider will be issued with one race box and this box will be transported to the checkpoint. PLEASE NOTE: The box will only be accessible at the specified checkpoint.
  • Boxes are not accessible outside of the checkpoint and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked
  • Boxes can be collected on Sunday, 21 February 2021 from 09:00 Kaleo Guest Farm.
  • Dryland Event Management does not accept any responsibilities for lost or damaged goods
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MOUNTAIN BIKE CATEGORY

OPEN MEN / OPEN WOMEN /MIXED TEAMS

ENTRY FEE

TEAM OF 2 = R2700.00

TEAM OF 4 = R4900.00

ONLY TEAMS OF TWO AND FOUR MAY BE ENTERED!

DISTANCE: MOUNTAIN BIKE CATEGORY

242km

REGISTRATION

Friday, 19 February 2021 16:00 - 20:00 or Saturday, 20 February 2021 07:00 - 09:00 at Calvinia Primary School

RACE START

Race start: 10:00 at Calvinia Primary School, 20 February 2021

VENUE

Venue: Calvinia Primary School

CUT-OFF TIME

  • Waterpoint 1: 62km - ROOIPUTS 15:00 (5.5 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 2: 105km - BRAKFONTEIN 19:00 (9 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 3: 138km – DIE MOND 22:00 (12 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 4/Checkpoint 1: 168km – PADSTAL 01:00 (+ 1 Day) (15 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 5: 193km – SKITTERYKLOOF 03:30 (17.5 Hours)
  • Waterpoint 6: 222km – WINKELHAAK 06:00 (20 Hours)
  • FINISH 242km - KALEO GUEST FARM 08:00 (22 Hours)

PRIZE GIVING

Time: 08:30 Date: 21 February 2021 Location: Kaleo Guest Farm

PRIZE MONEY

2021 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

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: WWW.BICYCLETRANSPORT.CO.ZA
PLEASE CLICK HERE

CAR DRIVE SERVICE

Car drive service by Calvinia Primary School. Your car will be collected at the race start and driven through to the race finish. The cost of this service is R850.00. The school will be in contact after you purchased this package to discuss arrangements. For any questions or queries please contact: Martiens Nel Cell: 084 586 7841 E-mail: martiensnel79@gmail.com

HOSTEL ROOMS

Accommodation by Calvinia Primary School at their hostel. For any bookings, questions, queries or specific arrangements please contact: Leonore Spamer Cell: 082 324 3225 E-mail: havr@hantam.co.za

LUXURY TENTS

Luxury tent accommodation at Kaleo Guest Farm Saturday Price: R800.00 To book: log back into your profile and add it to your rider profile.

BACK-UP, SUPPORT VEHICLE AND CHECKPOINT RULES

Please note, back-up vehicles are not allowed to share the road with riders, therefore the quicker and safer detour as per instructions above
  • In the event where back-up vehicles do share short sections of the road with riders, please drive slowly.
  • Boxes can be obtained from the registration area from 16:00 on Friday, 19 February 2021 and has to be handed in on Saturday, 20 February 2021 between 07:00 and 08:00.
  • PLEASE NOTE: NO boxes will be accepted after 08:00 on 20 February 2021. No exceptions.
  • Each rider will be issued with one race box and this box will be transported to the checkpoint. PLEASE NOTE: The box will only be accessible at the specified checkpoint.
  • Boxes are not accessible outside of the checkpoint and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked
  • Boxes can be collected on Sunday, 21 February 2021 from 09:00 Kaleo Guest Farm.
  • Dryland Event Management does not accept any responsibilities for lost or damaged goods

KAROOBURN ROUTE IN BRIEF...

START & FINISH

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

TOTAL DISTANCE

Total distance: 242km

 

 

VERTICAL ASCENT

Vertical ascent: 1950m

 

 

REGISTRATION RULES

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  1. Registration will be on a first come first served basis.
  2. Registration will be on Friday, 19 February 2021 from 16:00 till 20:00 and Saturday, 20 February 2021 from 07:00 till 09:00.
  3. Your entry is only guaranteed once full payment is received.
  4. Rider substitutions will be allowed until 05 February 2021. After this date, substitutions and rider changes will be allowed on registration day at full entry prices and will only take place under the adherence of the policies stated here.
  5. Any rider changes will carry a R250.00 admin fee.
  6. Refunds up to 19 August 2020 at 75% of the entry fee.
  7. Refunds from 19 August 2020 till 19 November 2020 at 50% of the entry fee.
  8. No transfers to 2022 will be allowed.
  9. Please note that the deadline for complimentary apparel and online purchases will be 19 December 2020. 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

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