Mountain Bike into Spring

Enjoy the first week of spring with your friends and family, out in the sun, and on your mountain bikes. We've got to not-to-miss events for you here:

1. Baleia Wines MTB event in Riversdale this September
The first ever Baleia Wines Mountain Bike event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 3 September, from the Baleia Wines winery next to the N2 just outside Riversdale in the Western Cape.
Baleia Wines produces the finest wine and olive products from their vineyards and olive plantations on the farm Dassieklip in the Vermaaklikheid area in the Riversdale area. The wine maker, Abraham de Klerk, is not only an enthusiastic wine maker, but also an avid mountain biker and is looking forward to host Baleia Wines’ very own mountain bike event. 
The routes will not go through their vineyards (this time), but riders will be spoilt with awesome scenery and spectacular views from the routes in the area that will cross the Joubert’s grain, sheep and cattle farms.
Riders can choose from the 20km, 40km or 88km race and the start (8:00) and finish will be at Baleia Wines outside Riversdale next to the N2.
The route will offer single track, jeep track and flowing dirt roads between the rolling hills under the watchful eye of the Sleeping Beauty
The 88km race will start first at 8:00 with the entry fee being R200 while the 40km event (R140 entry fee) will start at 8:15 and the 20km race (R80 entry fee) will start at 8:30.
The Baleia Wines MTB event will be the perfect way to welcome Spring and riders and their families and friends can expect a great day out in the Hessequa area. 
The La Bella Restaurant and shop will offer lots to eat and drink with entertainment for children. There will be ample safe parking. 
Documentation can be done on Friday (2 September) at Baleia Wines and Saturday morning.
Find all the information about the race and the routes as well as the entry on Spot prizes up for grabs.

2. Fedhealth MTB Challenge returns to Meerendal Wine Estate

The action packed Fedhealth Kids MTB Events and much anticipated Fedhealth MTB Challenge will return to the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 03 September 2016 and Sunday, 04 September 2016 respectively.

The ideal family getaway, junior mountain bikers can choose between three exciting Fedhealth Kids MTB distances (500m, 1.5km or 5km Fun Rides), while the Fedhealth MTB Challenge caters for mountain bike enthusiasts of all fitness levels with entrants being able to choose between a 65km, 35km and 15km route.


Saturday, 03 September 2016
Time:    13:00
Event:    Fedhealth Kids MTB Events:  500m, 1.5km and 5km Fun Rides
Entry Fee:    R70

Sunday, 04 September 2016
Time:    08:00
Event:    35km Fedhealth MTB Challenge
Entry Fee:    R200 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time:    08:30
Event:    65km Fedhealth MTB Challenge
Entry Fee:    R300 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time:    09:00
Event:    15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge
Entry Fee:    R150 per rider

With an array of food stalls serving up mouth-watering treats combined with Meerendal’s award winning wines and live music, participants and spectators will be spoiled for choice!

For more information on the Fedhealth MTB Challenge contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email or visit