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27 July 2024

Rooibos

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about the event

Rooibos MTB is proudly sponsored by Carmien Rooibos Tea.

 

Rooibos MTB by Carmien is a 1-day Mountain Biking event which will take place on 27 July 2024.

There will be four distances to choose from – 80km, 55km and 30km and 18km. 

The scenic routes pass over privately owned farms including district roads and are non-technical.

 All routes are suitable for mountain-, gravel- and e-bikes.

 Please take note that the 80km is recommended for the experienced longer distance riders

Route information

The Start and the Finish for all distances, are at De Tol Farm Deli, Piekenierskloofpass, N7, Citrusdal.

De Tol Farm Deli is located right on-top of the Piekenierskloofpass, on the N7 and 8km from Citrusdal.

18KM ROUTE

The Start and the Finish for the 18km ride is at De Tol Farm Deli, Piekenierskloofpass, N7, Citrusdal.

De Tol Farm Deli is located right on-top of the Piekenierskloofpass, on the N7 and only 8km from Citrusdal.

The Rooibos MTB by Carmien 18km ride is a Cycling South Africa Sanctioned event.

The 18km ride is a social and untimed ride for family and friends. The scenic route will initially follow the 30km route before taking a sharp right to the famous Carmien Tea factory, where the riders will enjoy the only waterpoint, which is at approximately 8km. The 18km ride promises to be an exciting ride for all family members 8 years and older. It will be all smiles all the way back to the Finish at De Tol Farm Deli where you can enjoy the best farmstall offerings ever.

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Piekenierskloof and surroundings while having fun on the 18km ride.

The route is suitable for mountain, gravel or e-bikes.

The route is non- technical and is ideally suited for the beginner/intermediate rider with a basic level of fitness.

Start time: 8h20 am

30KM Route

The Start and the Finish for the 30km is at De Tol Farm Deli, Piekenierskloofpass, N7, Citrusdal.

De Tol farmstall is located right on-top of the Piekenierskloofpass, on the N7 and 8km from Citrusdal.

Rooibos MTB by Carmien 30km Race is a Cycling South Africa Sanctioned event.

The 30km route promises to be an exciting challenge with only one waterpoint at 14km. It will be all smiles all the way back to the finish at De Tol where you can enjoy the best farmstall offerings ever.

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Piekenierskloof and surroundings.

The route is suitable for mountain, gravel or e-bike.

The route is non- technical and is ideally suited for the beginner/intermediate rider with a basic level of fitness.

Note: Gravel and E-Bikes are more than welcome to enter the 30km Route, but these riders will not qualify for podium or prizes.

 

Start time: 8h15 am

55KM ROUTE

The Start and the Finish for the 55km is at De Tol Farm Deli, Piekenierskloofpass, N7, Citrusdal.

De Tol farmstall is located right on-top of the Piekenierskloofpass, on the N7 and 8km from Citrusdal.

Rooibos MTB by Carmien 55km Race is a Cycling South Africa Sanctioned event.

The 55km route promises to be an exciting challenge as the riders will follow the route down the old Piekenierskloof Pass, enjoy the stunning views and proceed on the route at the foot of the Piekenierskloof mountains before finishing with the amazing old Piekenierskloofpass.

There will be two waterpoints, the first at approx 25km and the last one at the bottom of the pass.

You will enjoy the climb back to De Tol where you can enjoy the best farmstall offerings ever.

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Piekenierskloof and surroundings.

The route is non-technical and suitable for mountain, gravel or e-bike.

Start time: 8h00 am

80km Route

The Start and the Finish for the 80km is at De Tol Farm Deli, Piekenierskloofpass, N7, Citrusdal.

The route initially follows the 55km route – down the old Piekenierskloof Pass proceeding with the amazing fast and scenic 55km route. 

Riders of the 80km will compete for the KING and QUEEN of the Mountain which start at the bottom and finish right on top of the old Piekenierskloofpass, before turning left to enjoy the 30km route. 

Rooibos MTB by Carmien 80km race is a Cycling South Africa Sanctioned event.

The scenic route passes over privately owned farms, district gravel roads and is non-technical.

There will be 4 water points en-route.

The 80km is recommended for the experienced longer distance riders.

Note: Gravel and E-Bikes are more than welcome to enter the 80km Route, but these riders will not qualify for podium or prizes.

Start time: 7h45 am

Registration times

  • Friday 26 July 2024
    12h00 – 20h00
  • Saturday 27 July 2024
    06h00 – 07h30

 

cancellations and refunds

On any cancellation by You in writing to the Event Organiser, refunds will be payable as follows:

  • 90% of Entry Fee ≥ 30 days before the Event
  • 80% of Entry Fee ≥ 15 days, ≤ 29 days before the Event
  • 0% of Entry Fee ≤ 14 days before the Event

event apparel

Event Apparel can be collected during registration. Secure online payments with

FAQ

Where is the Start and the Finish?

The Start and the Finish for both days are at: De Tol, Piekenierskloofpass, N7, Citrusdal

 

Will late entries be accepted?

The number of pre-entries will determine the acceptance of late entries. An announcement will be made 14days before the commencement of the event.

Can E-Bikes enter?

Yes, E-bikes are more than welcome to enter, but you will have your own starting group.

What is the Refund Policy?

Up and until 30 days before the commencement of the event, an admin fee of 10% will be levied.

29 Days until 15 days before the commencement of event, an admin fee of 20% will be levied.

No refunds will be made within 14 days of the commencement of the event.

Where and when is Registration?

Registration is at: De Tol, Piekenierskloofpass, N7, Citrusdal

Dates:
Friday 26 July – 12h00 until 20h00
Sat 27 July – 6h00 until 7h30 

Is the event a CSA Sanctioned event?

Yes, Rooibos by Carmien is a CSA Sanctioned event.

Is the event Gravel bike friendly?

Yes, the routes are most definitely Gravel Bike friendly.

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