The 2021 Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience
Friday the 16th to Sunday the 18th of April 2021
Back by popular demand, it’sThe Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience and is, without a doubt, the most popular stage race in Gauteng. It’s back for the 11th year in a row.
But it’s not just about a tough 3-day race. We have 2-day races, for Hardcore and Light Riders.
We also have a 45km on the Saturday for the Weekend warriors as well as a “fast & furious” 60km on the Sunday. Read on to find out more…
The 3-day Experience is a must if you are planning to do Epic, Joburg2C, or The Leverage Corporation’s special 3-day stage race called The Investec Great Kei Trek taking place in the Eastern Cape at the end of April in 2020. (www.greatkeitrek.co.za)
The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience is a tough and challenging three-day MTB event taking place from Friday the 16th to Sunday the 18th of April 2021.
By moving to April because of Covid, the good news is that you now have more time to train for this year’s event.
You have a choice of doing one of the following events:
Start Venue Details
Day 1 Start: Kloofzicht Lodge, Muldersdrift (Where is Kloofzicht? CLICK HERE)
Day 2 Start: Happy Acres, Magaliesburg (Where is Happy Acres? CLICK HERE)
Day 3 Start: Happy Acres, Magaliesburg - Finish Valverde Eco Hotel, Lammermoor (Where is Valverde? CLICK HERE)
Event Entry Fee
3-Day Experience R2500,00
3-Day Lite R2100,00
2-Day Weekend Experience R1950,00
2-Day Lite R1750,00
Saturday Mini 45km R350,00
Sunday Mini 65km R600,00
Route 66 Lite: Race Overview
Here’s what to expect:
Day 1: 55km – starting at Kloofzicht Lodge in The Cradle and finishing at Happy Acres.
Day 2: 60km starting and finishing at Happy Acres.
Day 3: 60km burst from Happy Acres back to Valverde Eco Hotel.
175 km later - you're now ready for that post-race spoil. Kick back and enjoy a leisurely lunch, with our compliments, while you relax on the lawns at Valverde and enjoy yourself in the peaceful company of family and friends.
As with the Route 66 main event, you have a choice. You can ride the 3-day (Fri-Sun), the 2-day (Sat–Sun) or just the 1-day (Sunday only).
Got your interest? Good! So what’s included and what’s not.
Lunch for Day 3 at Valverde is included in your entry fee. Lunches on the Friday and Saturday will be for your account.
Accommodation and personal tech support – you need to look after the logistics here and make your own arrangements.
GENERAL RACE INFORMATION
Entries close on Sunday the 4th of April at 23h00.
Late Entries: You will be able to enter late, but only at Rider Registration and Race Number pickup, and you will pay a Late Entry Penalty Fee of R350.
Race Number Pickup will take place on Wednesday the 14th of April 2021 at Adega Restaurant in Rivonia.
If you would like to have a friend, partner, significant other join you for the post-race lunch at Valverde Eco Hotel on Sunday the 18th of April, the cost will be R190 per adult, and R100 per child under the age of 12.
You can purchase your meal ticket at Race Number pickup and registration on the 14th of April.
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