Pietermaritzburg MTB Fest
Inaugural Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival – massive prize purse!
A massive prize purse of R280000 has been confirmed for the inaugural Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival that takes place at Cascades MTB Park from 3-5 April, with everyone from the country’s top cross country, downhill, marathon and enduro talent battling against the world’s best and standing a chance of walking away with a share of their discipline’s and age group’s spoils.
The event’s full-bodied programme includes cross country, downhill, marathon and enduro events and riders able to compete in a multitude of events throughout the Easter weekend with prize money up for grabs across all age groups of all races.
R120000 of the pot will be on the line during the much anticipated elite men’s and women’s HC cross country events, R21000 for the various men’s and women’s masters cross country clashes and R80000 for the 50km and 20km marathon events while the remaining near-R60000 is up for grabs for the enduro and downhill adrenalin junkies.
“We are very grateful for the generous support we have received from the KZN Department of Sport and Recreation for cycling in the region in general, especially the Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival,” says event director Alec Lenferna.
The 50km Classic course will start and finish at the festival’s headquarters at Cascades MTB Park with a multitude of spectacular scenery and exciting riding to enjoy along the way.
The 20km Family Ride gives those new to the sport and the kids the chance to enjoy a great day out on the bike too while the 10km Kids Ride focus more on the younger generation enjoying their slice of the action as well.
All in all, it’s going to be a special weekend of mountain bike racing with mountain bike enthusiasts able to partake in a host of different events throughout the weekend.
The 2015 Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival takes place at Cascades MTB Park from 3-5 April.