PLEASE NOTE: Due to coastal conservation the route WILL NOT be marked this year and will be ridden by GPS.
This is not a race but a ride so we recommend to ride in a group, relax and enjoy what the West Coast has to offer.
GPS route files will be sent out to selected ride captains to assist with the route.
DAY 1 – Friday 12th OCTOBER
Registration at Ganzekraal, short sundowner ride to Grotto Bay and dinner.
DAY 2 – Saturday 13TH OCTOBER
Silverstroom Resort to Ganzekraal Resort approx 32km – Start will depend on tides and surf conditions.
Ride time about 4 hours with 300m elevation.
DAY 2 – Sunday 14TH OCTOBER
Ganzekraal Resort to Yzerfontein approx 35km – Start will depend on tides and surf conditions.
Ride time about 4.30 hours with 150m elevation.
We are currently scouting new routes through some private land to shorten the long beach stretch from Grotto – Yzerfontein
Sports Shuttle will be on hand to shuttle all riders back to Ganzekraal from Yzerfontein.
A late start will see riders leaving Silverstroom and riding a loop around Springfontein farm, Dropping onto the beach the route will take riders along untouched beaches all the way to the Ganzekraal resort.
Rider camp centered around Ganzekraal Resort, the main camp site will be open to family camping.
Bike wash by Namgear and bike tech support will be available.
Lunch, Spit Braai dinner and breakfast all included for entrants
Leaving Ganzekraal day 2 will be a slightly harder ride with the longest beach section to be ridden. Lots of sand and old jeep tracks will take riders to Grotto Bay, from Grotto some technical sections will lead off to the longest beach section that ends at Yzerfontein Main beach.
NB! No routes will be cut, riders are asked to respect the vegetation and stick to the routes and rules. Whilst on the beach riders are asked to ride on the water edge.