The 2018 Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience


Back for the 8th time by popular demand, it’s The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience and is, without a doubt, the most popular stage race in Gauteng.

This race is a must if you are planning to do Epic, Joburg2C, Sani or a new Leverage Corporation event called The Great Kei Trek taking place in the Eastern Cape at the end of April 2018.

The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience is a tough and challenging three-day MTB event starting on Friday the 23rd to Sunday 25th of February 2018.

You have a choice of doing one of the following events:
1) 3 days: The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience, (Friday to Sunday)
2) 2 days: The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Weekend Experience, (Saturday and Sunday)or
3) 1 day: The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Mini Experience (Sunday) – Now open to all riders

Click here to enter

The 3-day experience will start and finish at Kloofzicht Lodge in The Cradle of Humankind, some three days later.
In true Leverage Corporation fashion, this will be a ride where you will be challenged; it will be a ride which you will enjoy; and it will be a fantastic event which is well organised and run. 

Early Bird Entries
We know that things are tough out there in the market place right now, so as an added bonus, we have decided to introduce and “Early Bird” entry fee.
Enter before18 December and pay just R 1750 per person for the 3-day Experience instead of the R2500.
Plus two lucky entrants will have their entry fees refunded as part of a lucky draw prize.
Early Bird Fees


 

3-day Experience

2- day Weekend Experience

1-day Mini-Experience

Early Bird Rate

R 1 750.00

R 1 250.00

R 500.00

Normal Rate

R 2 500.00

R 1 950.00

R 650.00


Special Prizes
Two lucky Early Bird entrants, i.e.those who enter on or before the 18th of December stand a chance to win their entry for free.
Plus: Bridgestone will be giving away to one lucky participant, a set of brand new Bridgestone Tyres for your car to the value of R10 000.

RACE OVERVIEW
Here’s what the race entails:
Day 1: An 85km "warm up" – starting at Kloofzicht Lodge in The Cradle, and finishing at Maropeng in The Cradle of Humankind.
Day 2: A tough and challenging 75km route starting and finishing at Maropeng. But you'll need to negotiate more than a couple "men from the boys" climbs and technical bits before arriving back at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind.
Day 3: A final 65km burst from Maropeng back to Kloofzicht Lodge in The Cradle.
225 km later - you're now ready for that post race spoil. Kick back and enjoy a leisurely lunch, compliments of us, while you relax on the lawns and soak up the views in the peaceful company of family and friends.
Got your interest? Good! So what’s included and what’s not.

What’s in:
  • Absolutely unbelievable riding – great single track, good, tough technical challenges and stunning scenery. Be Warned. Day 1 and 2 are tough and challenging.
  • This race is a must if you are planning to do Epic, Joburg2C, Sani or a new Leverage Corporation event called The Great Kei Trek taking place in the Eastern Cape at the end of April 2018.
  • A professionally planned and managed route
  • Goodie Bag including race shirt (Race Cap for the full Bridgestone Route 66 3-day MTB Experience)
  • All entrants for the 3-day and the 2-day will receive a special gift courtesy of Bridgestone and The Leverage Corporation
  • Free Tog Bag transport by Phola Coaches from the Start to Finish on Day 1 and Day 3
  • Free Shuttle service from Phola Coaches from the finish back to the start – Day 1 and Day 3
  • Complimentary lunch Sunday – there will be food vendors at Maropeng for Friday and Saturday as well as Craft beer on tap and more.
  • Showers at the finish
  • Good TLC all along the way
  • The Legendary Bridgestone Bike Wash
  • Secure overnight storage for your bike
  • Technical support on the way
  • Sunday lunch - a special lunch courtesy of Kloofzicht Lodge
  • Lucky draw prizes and race medal
  • One of the best and most enjoyable warm ups you're going to get – tick 225km off that training schedule.

What’s out:
Accommodation and personal tech support –you need to look after the logistics here and make your own arrangements.
Lunch for Day 3 at Kloofzicht is included in your entry fee. Lunches on the Friday and Saturday will be for your account.

Start times
The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience 2018
Stage 1: 06h00 (Friday)
Stage 2: 07h00 (Saturday)
Stage 3: 08h00 (Sunday)
There will be batch seeding and this seeding will be based on the National Seeding Index.

The Bridgestone Route 66 Weekend MTB Experience 2018
Stage 1: 07h30 (Saturday)
Stage 2: 08h15 (Sunday)

The Bridgestone Route 66 Mini MTB Experience 2018
08h30 (Sunday) 

Costs and Entry links are as follows:
Early Bird Entries – open until 18 December 2017
The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience
Solo Rider: R 1 750
Teams of Two: R 3 500
Click here to enter
The Bridgestone Route 66 Weekend MTB Experience
Solo Rider: R 1 250
Click here to enter
The Bridgestone Route 66 Mini MTB Experience
Solo Rider: R500 per entry.
Click here to enter

GENERAL RACE INFORMATION
Entries
Early Bird Entries close on 18 December 2017 at 23h00
After that, we will revert to the normal entry fee, and these entries will close on 4 February.
Number Collection will take place on Wednesday 21 February 2018. Venue to be confirmed.

Bavaria
Phola Coaches
Mount Grace
SMP
Cradle Of Human Kind
The Leverage Corporation
Maropeng
UR Limitless