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MMM MTB Race: 25 – 27 April 2014

MMM-JPGGreat Karoo, Small Karoo, Mountains and Beach. Chain Gang Events has managed to incorporate all of them in a 3-day stage mountain bike ride, namely the MMM MTB Race.

The race will start in the historic town of Laingsburg and will follow a route via Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn and the finish in Sedgefield. Excellent jeep and gravel tracks to test endurance and not so much technical MTB ability will be the order of the day and will incorporate the hospitality of the locals from the region.

More information about the route with route maps on the event website.

<<<Entries are now open>>>

  • 3-day supported Stage Cycle event
  • Team (2 riders) and Solo entrants are welcome
  • Maximum 150 riders will be allowed and only pre-entries
  • Date: 25-27 April 2014
  • CSA sanctioned event
  • Registration will be from Thursday 24th April 2013 at the Laingsburg Tourism office
  • First Stage will finish in Prince Albert – about 130km with 1200m of elevation
  • Second Stage will finish in Oudtshoorn – about 100km with 1700m of elevation
  • Finish will be in Sedgefield – about 100km with 1400m of elevation
  • Price will include Breakfast, Supper and a light Lunch on race days (excl. supper at Sedgefield)
  • Price includes 3 nights of Guest House accommodation (Sold Out) per person sharing (Laingsburg, Prince Albert and Oudtshoorn) subject to availability. School dorm accommodation now available.
  • Price will include transport of 1 x Luggage bag from and to each accommodation place
  • Price is R6900 per team and Solo entrant fee is R3900. Single supplement and no accommodation provision is available on request.
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11 comments on “MMM MTB Race: 25 – 27 April 2014

  1. Burger
    January 16, 2014

    Any idea what the morning starting times would be – will help with deciding how far out to stay if we have alternative accommodation?

    • chaingangevents
      January 17, 2014

      Hi Burger, we will start on the 1st day at 8am (120km on 1st day), as although it is an easy ride, it will still take some time for the non-racers. On day two and three we will start at 7am, or as close as possible to it. Regards. Juan

  2. Mario-Pierre
    January 27, 2014

    Hi Juan, watter tyd word ontbyt bedien en waar in Laingsburg, sal ons al die inligting ontvang by registrasie.Groete Mario

    • chaingangevents
      January 28, 2014

      Hi Mario. Ons gaan n buffet ontbyt he voor die start in Laingsburg. Start gaan wees baie naby die Laingsburg Toerisme kantoor en so ook die ontbyt. Ontbyt sal vanaf 7am (gaan probeer om nog vroeer) gereed wees. Groete. Juan

  3. Burger
    January 30, 2014

    Hoeveel inskrywings/riders is daar al?

    • chaingangevents
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Burger, ons het 32 betaalde inskrywings reeds en omtrent dieselfde getal wat nog moet betaal. Groete. Juan

  4. Lourens
    February 8, 2014

    Hi Juan. Enige kans of voorstelle van n diens om voertuig van Lainburg n Sedgefield te neem

    • chaingangevents
      February 11, 2014

      Hi Lourens, ek wag net vir meer details rakende n plaaslike laerskool wat dit as n fondsinsamelings projek wil doen en sal dan vir jou deurstuur. Groete. Juan

  5. leona kadir
    February 17, 2014

    hi, i emailed to ask about how to get home from the finish (i.e. car moving?) but had no reply.

    • chaingangevents
      February 17, 2014

      Hi Leona, please email to juan@chaingangevents.co.za . I mentioned to Lourens, who had a similar question, that we will have an option of transport from the finish to the start the day before the race (will make info about booking etc available as soon as I receive the quote) and I also approached a primary school that might do the a “driver assist” service from Laingsburg as a fund-raiser, but that still needs to be confirmed and I will also make that information available as soon as I have it. Regards. Juan

  6. Helmien van der merwe
    April 29, 2014

    Dankie aan die organiseerders en almal wat gery het. Dit was heerlik.

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