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joberg2c – the extreme mountain biking event

The Old Mutual joBerg2c Race, a 900 km long mountain bike race through South Africa. 27 April to 5 May 2012

team-androgon participates and will report on …

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding. Our aim is to provide a journey where the destination is less important than the experience along the way.

The creators of South Africa’s two favourite mountain bike stage races, have developed a ride that is set to capture the imagination of passionate mountain bikers across the country, if not the world.

Starting in the south of Joburg and finishing nine days later at Scottburgh at the coast, this ride is the best of the two great stage races and more.

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is part race and part adventure. It will take competitors through the country, from the heat and dust of the big city to the cool crisp air of the sea via spectacular mountainous passes. The same community-driven formula used for South Africa”s two favourite mountain bike stage races will be used along the way. This has the incredible effect of uplifting communities and of giving them a foolproof way to raise money for their schools, churches and charities. Every organisation who works on the Old Mutual joBerg2c will be paid. From road crossings to watering points, it is a way for these communities to raise money and work together for fun.

In Old Mutual we have a found a sponsor that is committed to the vision of the event. It will not just be about media exposure, of which there will be plenty; it is about an association with a lifestyle and about our sponsors being excited to be part of the event.

Day 1: Karan Beef (near Heidelberg) to Frankfort
Distance 113km
Ascent 917m
Descent 935m
Day2: Frankfort School to Reitz Showgrounds
Distance 93km
Ascent 1030m
Descent 959m
Day3: Reitz to Sterkfontein Dam
Distance 125km
Ascent 1064m
Day 4: Sterkfontein Dam to Winterton
Distance 124km
Ascent 1937m
Descent 2624m
Day 5: Winterton to Kamberg
Distance 102km
Ascent 1625m
Day 6: Kamberg to Hazeldean Farm
Distance 93.7km
Ascent 1982m
Descent 1946m
Day7: Hazeldean Farm to Mackenzie Club
Distance 86km
Ascent 1110m
Day 8: MacKenzie Club to Jolivet
Distance 96.7km
Ascent 2230
Day 9: Jolivet to Scottburgh
 Distance 75km
Ascent 1235m
 
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(rz)

For more information: http://www.joberg2c.co.za/

Source: Old Mutual joBerg2c / http://www.joberg2c.co.za/

 

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