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Waterberg MTB Encounter

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Location:
South Africa
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
7 Jun 2019 - 3 day event
± 46 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
ASG
Race Director:
Wynand de Villiers
Email:
eventsupport@asgworld.co.za
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Waterberg MTB Encounter

The scenic and unique Waterberg will play host to the inaugural Liberty Waterberg Encounter – a spectacular three stage event linking the upper market bush lodges of Sondela and Zebula in an epic three day, 222KM journey over the some of the best mountain-biking terrain in the north of the country.

The event takes place over the weekend of 9 – 11 June 2016.

The Liberty Waterberg Encouner is presented by ASG Events and MTB Adventures and 2016 will see the first edition of the event series.

The three-day stage race, will afford our participants, with a passion for the sport, the experience of a lifetime. It is an encounter where riders are treated as VIP’s and where they are offered world-class hospitality at 5 Star venues for an entry fee of R9000 per team of two.

Riders are only allowed to enter in teams of two.

The perfect location
Bela-Bela, and in particular Sondela…
Bela-Bela, and in particular Sondela, is a well suited host city and venue for the event for the following reasons:

Warm temperatures still characterise the area while the winter chill sets in elsewhere in Gauteng
Bela-Bela is only a 90km from Pretoria on the N1 North highway, which makes it an easy commute for riders from the biggest MTB catchment area in the country
Sondela is right next to the freeway and is signed from the off-ramp.
There are no other stage races in the country over this time of the year, making the Waterberg Encounter a valuable “keep fit” option through winter.
The three-day stage encounter will afford amateur higher net-worth mountain bikers with a passion for the sport the experience of a lifetime. It’s worth mentioning again that it is within easy travel distance, along the N1 North highway, from the main metropolitan areas of Gauteng. It’s a MTB Encounter where riders are treated as VIP’s and where they will have access to wonderful hospitality. Spouses will also be able to book all meals with their riding counterparts, which creates a very unique and family orientated environment at meals and presentations.

Two are better than one!
Participate in Teams of Two
All riders enter as a two-rider team. Teams register in one of three different categories that include Men, Ladies and Mixed. The minimum age of participation is 18 on race day. The riders in a team must remain together at all times during the race.

The entry package is R9 000 per team including an Ftech branded cycling jersey, event branded jacket and all 5 Star meals, but excludes accommodation. Sufficient accommodation is available at Sondela and Zebula.

Entries limited to 100 teams in the first year. We are going to “test” all aspects of the event with a smaller group and, importantly, establish an identity for the event within the Encounter Series.

Waterberg MTB Encounter 

Weather conditions

Season: Winter

Route Information

Distance:
222km
Ascent:
2462m

Terrain

Game farms

Technical Rating:

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
80km
974m
Sondela to Zebula
2:
75km
633m
Zebula to Zebula
3:
70km
855m
Zebula to Sondela

Entry Fee details

Entry pp from R4500

Entry Package

The entry package is R9 000 per team including an Ftech branded cycling jersey, event branded jacket and all 5 Star meals, but excludes accommodation. Sufficient accommodation is available at Sondela and Zebula. Entries limited to 100 teams in the first year. We are going to “test” all aspects of the event with a smaller group and, importantly, establish an identity for the event within the Encounter Series.

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