PRESS RELEASE – JBAY WIND FARM MTB CLASSIC- 2017

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Exciting route changes bound to attract top riders.

(JEFFREYS BAY) – Entries are open for the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic on 22 July 2017. The event forms part of the JBay Winterfest and will showcase some of the finest trails in the surrounding area.

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Now in its fifth year, the event will offer something for riders of a range of fitness and skill levels. With the start (and finish) at Kabeljouws there will be three routes, 25km, 50km and 85km.

The short route will be the same as in 2016, with the 50km marathon featuring a few changes including one or two additional climbs. It is in the 85-kilometre ultra where seriously fit riders will be in for a real treat though. Traditionally an ideal shakedown training ride ahead of Transbaviaans in August, the route will be technical and tough and, almost completely different from previous years with a lot of new singletrack. (Watch the local press for a full route reveal soon).

There will once again be R50 000 worth of prices up for grabs.

R10 000 first prize for both the male and female 85km ultra category winners.

Race Distances

85km Route R300,00 + day license R45,00
50km Route R225,00 + day license R45,00
25km Route R120,00 + day license R45,00
(The day license only applies to Cyclists not registered with Cycling SA.)

ROUTE PROFILES

85km Minimum Age: Turning 19 in 2017
50km Minimum Age: Turning 15 in 2017
25km Minimum Age: Turning 9 in 2017

** It is the Parents responsibility to know the CSA Age Restrictions for the distances.

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Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday 19 July 2017

The JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic takes place on 22 July 2017. Previously this event was known as the JBay MTB Open and forms part of the JBay Winterfest, which is set to take place from 12-23 July.

The event runs from the Kabeljouws parking lot and will offer something for all mountain-bike skill and fitness levels, featuring a 25km fun ride; 50km half-marathon and 85km ultra. The race carries the unique distinction of being the only one-day race in Africa to traverse a wind farm.