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Origin of Trails (Full)

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South Africa - Western Cape
Event type:
MTB Stage
Event dates:
21 Nov 2020 - 2 day event
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Welcome to SA’s Premier 2-Day Mountain Biking Experience where we celebrate the origin of South African mountain biking through the network of magnificent trails within Stellenbosch and it’s surroundings. Experience on-route offerings different to the norm whilst having a base at the Race Village filled with festivities and good and wholesome food.

What is unique at the new revamped 2018 Origin of Trails Experience:

ENTER and pay before 14 September 2018 (long and medium events) and RECEIVE a unique Origin of Trails cycling jersey.

The addition of a fun race over two days of between 8 and 10km. Bring the kids to ride. (no jersey)
Event finisher T-Shirt
Day 1 finisher cap and much more
Quality lunch offering and breakfast zone with a free coffee at the start of each day
Live Music
Loads of fun competitions
The addition of a the Origin of Trails Trail Run

Stellenbosch is a mountain biker’s paradise with a network of trails that can keep riders entertained for days. Since its first year in 2013, the Origin of Trails has made use of the existing trail network in Stellenbosch, whilst also adding in its own unique flourishes with specially built and event-only exclusive trails. Make a weekend of it by enjoying the pleasures Stellenbosch has to offer with world class restaurants, quaint coffee shops and numerous “watering holes”, it’s an ideal place to unwind.

Starting in the stunning centuries old town, riders make their way to the mountains to tackle jeep track, singletrack, steep climbs and pulsating descents – everything you’d want in a two-day stage race with exciting on route and race village experiences. Legendary mountain bike spots like Jonkershoek form part of the route, while access is also granted to farms that are usually off-limits to bikes.

The main benefactor of the Origin of Trails is the Stellenbosch Trail Building Fund which is committed to further developing the trails in Stellenbosch and sealing the town’s reputation as a global mountain biking destination.


Date 24 & 25 November 2018
Venue Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch
Format Individual 2-day MTB Stage Race
Distances Long (50-60km/day)
Medium (25-30km/day)

Fun Ride (8-10k/day)

Entry Fees Long: R1200 (Includes: rider jersey to all paid entrants before 14 September 2018, peak cap on day 1, finisher T-shirt, breakfast and lunch on both days)
Medium: R1100 (Includes: rider jersey to all paid entrants before 14 September 2018, peak cap on day 1, finisher T-shirt, breakfast and lunch on both days)

Fun ride: R600 (Includes: T-shirt and breakfast zone and lunch on both days)

Start Time From 07h00 (according to batched starts)
Entries open 7 February 2018
Entries close 18 November 2018 (or when sold out)

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