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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 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:

  • 3 days: The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience or Route 66 Lite, (Friday to Sunday)
  • 2 days: The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Weekend Experience or Route 66 Weekend Lite, (Saturday and Sunday) or
  • 1 day: The Sunday 60km – Open to all riders
  • Back by popular demand, The Saturday 45km “Dash” – Open to all riders

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

Entry Fees

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

The Chauffeur Drive Service for Day 1 and Day 3 Continues
We will have a limited special “Chauffeur Drive” service where we have professional drivers take your car to the finish line on Day 1 and Day 3 on your behalf. The cost for this will be R350 per trip. You can book this when entering online.

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 Kloofzicht Lodge.

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 Kloofzicht and soak up the views 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.

What’s in:

  • 1) Absolutely unbelievable riding – great single track, good, tough technical challenges and stunning scenery. Be Warned! Day 1 and 2 are tough and challenging for the Route 66 riders. The Lite riders will have a “slightly” easier ride.
  • 2) Route 66 is a must if you are planning to do Epic, Joburg2C, Sani or our very own Leverage Corporation event called The Great Kei Trek taking place in the Eastern Cape at the end of April 2020.
  • 3) Route 66 Lite is a must if you love the joy of stage races and are looking to train for the Great Kei Trek.
  • 4) A professionally planned and managed route.
  • 5) Goodie Bag including race shirt (Race Cap for the full Bridgestone Route 66 3-day MTB Experience).
  • 6) Free tog bag Transport by Luxliner Coaches from the Start to Finish on Day 1 and Day 3.
  • 7) Complimentary Shuttle service for you by Luxliner Coaches from the finish back to the start – Day 1 and Day 3.
  • 8) Complimentary lunch at Kloofzicht on Sunday 18 April – there will be food vendors at Happy Acres for Friday and Saturday, as well as Craft beer on tap and more.
  • 9) Limited showers facilities at the finish on each day.
  • 10) Good TLC all along the way.
  • 11) The Legendary Bridgestone Bike Wash.
  • 12) Secure overnight storage for your bike.
  • 13) Technical support on the way.
  • 14) Lucky draw prizes and race medal.
  • 15) One of the best and most enjoyable stage races in Gauteng ever..

What’s out:
Lunch for Day 3 at Kloofzicht 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.

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 onWednesday the 14th of April 2021. Venue to be confirmed.

If you would like to have a friend, partner, significant other join you for the post-race lunch at Kloofzicht Lodge 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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