The Greytown MTB Festival
will cater for riders of varying skills, with Fun Night Relay ride on Saturday afternoon and another two distances, 50km and 25km, on Sunday. In addition there will be a 10km family ride and a 3km fun ride available on both days. The 10km is available for trail runners on both days.
Saturday 7th May
10km Family Ride and 3km Fun Ride
Start: 2:00pm for 10km and 2:15pm for 3km
These are more social rides for those not involved with the 35km. The ideal time to ride with your kids or walk the course as they cycle. The courses will be marshaled and followed by a sweeper vehicle/motorbike.
Fun Night Relay Ride
Start: 6:00pm – Teams of three
Saturday 7th May – 10km Route
There will be a trail run option offered on Saturday. It will start at 2.00 pm and will be marshaled and have water tables.
Sunday 8th May – 50km Route
The course is not common with the 25km route and has changed from last years Classic route. It has the full spectrum of conditions in the plantations and expands into more opens grass veld with magnificent views of the Muden valleys.
More speedy down hills, more single track and more thrills over all. Water tables are spread along the course.
Prize giving will be as soon as possible after winners are home. Short and sharp.
25km Intermediate Route
This is a scenic yet challenging route that offers intermediate riders a taste of all that Classic mountain biking is really about over a shorter distance of 26 km. Challenging but easily attainable – if you’ve done your homework!
This 26 km route is independent of the 50 km Classic route. It will give riders who are in the transition between shorter and Classic rides some insight into the bigger league. The ride traverses a combination of open forestry roads and rough forest tracks interspersed with more technical (rocky) single track and some fast open down- hills.
There will be water tables along the route.
10km Family and 3km Fun Ride
Start: 9:00am and 9:15 am for the 3km Fun ride
Aimed at the novice cyclists who want to test their skills.
The course is all on open road with no technical sections. There are small hills and lots of flat and easy going down hills. A very easily ride-able course with lovely views and scenery overlooking Greytown.
There will be a water table along the route and will be marshals and sweeper vehicles. Supporters can walk the course.
Sunday 8th May
16km Route Start @ 08h30
30km Route Start @ 07h00
(Registration from 06h00)
10km Start @ 9am
There will be water tables on route.