NISSAN TRAILSEEKER WESTERN CAPE SERIES HEMEL & AARDE #TRAILSEEKERWC4
The magnificent valley of Hemel & Aarde hosts the final event NISSAN TrailSeeker Western Cape series at Sumaridge Estate Wines in Hermanus on 30 September.
The area flaunts a diverse array of mountain biking trails catering for all levels of riders. With panoramic views of vineyards surrounded by majestic mountains and glimpses of the coastline, it is no wonder that the area seems like it’s heaven on earth.
The Hemel & Aarde routes have claimed their fame from the Wines to Whales and the Cape Epic and need no introduction, but exciting new additions to the routes will ensure a memorable time on the bike for all. This family-friendly event caters for all levels of skill and fitness. Riders can choose between 10km, 20km, 40km and 70km routes on offer. The valley provides visitors with endless opportunities to explore with a variety of different activities to try and new things to discover. Riders and spectators can look forward to the all the features that make this series so popular – a beer garden, food court, massages, expo- and club areas, child minding facility, bike wash, well-stocked water points, top medical services with a doctor on site, and much more!
VENUE : Sumaridge Wines, Hemel & Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Western Cape
VENUE ELEVATION: 190m above sea level
FEATURES: Hand Built Trails | Bridges | Natural paths | 4 x 4 Trails | Dirt Roads
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT
Food Court – Get some great food from the food area with a good variety on offer.
Expo Area – See the latest in the biking world on offer, and chat about the latest gadgets & trends.
Club Area – Get your club to come to the event and represent them on the day.
Child Minding Facility – We provide a child minding facility with Free entry with upgrade options on offering. Jumping castle and other entertainment!
Waterpoints – Well stocked waterpoints, stocked with water, Biogen energy drink.
Medical Services – Top medical services are provided with a doctor on site.
Prize Money – Equal prize money across all distances and categories.
07:15 Riders Briefing
07:30 Start Marathon
08:10 Start Half-Marathon
08:40 Start Fun Race
08:50 Start Fun Ride
09:20 Winner of the Fun Ride Expected
09:40 Winner of the Fun Race Expected
09:50 Winner of the 1/2 Marathon expected
10:00 Winner of the Marathon expected
12:00 Prize Giving
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER FUN RIDE – 10KM
The Fun Ride is for the youngsters or families who wish to ride together.
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER FUN RACE – 20KM
The Fun Race is an easy route, aimed at beginner mountain bikers. A high level of fitness is not required and the route consists mainly of dual tracks and gravel roads, with some nice single track. If you can complete the Fun Race in less than 1h30min, you can move to the Half-Marathon distance.
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER HALF-MARATHON – 40KM
The Half-Marathon is deemed for intermediate, recreational riders who will need to have a fitness level to take on challenging short climbs and rocky surfaces. Some surfaces and descents are considered dangerous, therefore riders need to be cautious and careful not to obstruct other riders but the route is sure to get your heart pumping.
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER MARATHON – 70KM
The Marathon route is a challenging distance with numerous sharp turns, climbs and fast downhills.