Hosted by ASG Events, Bestmed and the Wild Coast Sun, the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun Classic takes place on 9 December 2017 and presents a wonderful day of mountain-biking with a variety of distances and routes which will stimulate every kind of mountain-biking juice flowing in your veins.
Route options on offer are 40km and 20km as well as a 2km option for kids and 200 metre fun event for toddlers.
The Wild Coast Sun provides an unequalled venue experience and it borders some of the finest mountain-bike trails which ASG race director Darren Herbst and well-known route specialist Ian Wilson and his crew have shaped into a delightful off-road experience.
The route boasts amazing views and some tough, yet ride-able terrain, all adding up to a true mountain biker’s experience.
The event is fully administered by ROAG, which means the ROAG crew will manage entries, seeding, registration and timing.
The 40km is a challenge riders will relish if they have a bit of fitness under the belt. It presents one of the most scenic journeys you’ll can experience from the back of the saddle!
With 870m of vertical ascent, the undulating route will take you over some of the most amazing trails on the South Coast.
The ride kicks off through perfectly manicured gardens and the golf course of the Wild Coast Sun before exiting into rural coastlands.
Then comes the highlight of the route – the ride along the Mzamba River, high on top of gorges and cliffs on which riders make their way down to the Mzamba Estuary and beach.
The spectacular panoramic views over the ocean and coastal forests below will blow your mind.
To top it off we bring riders onto the beach with the ocean on the right keeping you company to the finish.
Lots of hand built single track, district roads, golf cart tracks all complete this riding experience.
Although the elevation is only 870m on the 40km, don’t be fooled. There are some tough hills but the downhill rewards make it worth the effort.
The 20km race offers a delightful mildly technical trail. The route includes 435m of vertical ascent, but it’s ride-able throughout.
The route consists of a variety of terrain with great descents, some challenging climbs and fast winding single track.
The essence of the ride is very much like the 40km with scenic views, hand crafted track and beach riding – the whole 9 yards just half the distance.
The event is about great routes and a fun filled outing for the family.
The Team from ASG, Bestmed and Sun International will give all mountain-bikers and supporters something to remember this year.
There are a number of great waterpoints and spectator viewing points along the route.
Check out the Bestmed Wild Coast Classic Facebook page for updates.
Entry fees: 20km (R195), 40km (R265)
Goody bags to all on-line entries
Entries close: 5 December 2017
Registration: On the morning of the race at the Wild Coast Sun from 07h00
Start time: 08h00
Medals to all finishers
Bike-wash in aid of Cansa
R10 of every entry is donated to Cansa
R10 000 in prize money
Seeding and timing will be done by ROAG
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