The Pennypinchers Origin of Trails two-day mountain bike stage race will offer riders a memorable experience when the event kicks off on Friday in Stellenbosch.
Participants will be able to experience a spectacular combination of single-track that have been previously unknown to the mountain biking community.
“There are technical and fun sections that will suddenly appear from nowhere. Trust the trail builder. It is easier than it looks, don’t overthink it, every obstacle is a joyful experience.
“On both days, both distances will have a long climb early in the stage. Finding a gentle incline to link 45 farms is somewhat challenging, but luckily the legs will still be fresh. The stretches will be short, while the reward will be plenty,” said route designer Corrie Muller.
“Route highlights to look out for on day one will include Dornier Farm where two aqueducts were opened, taking riders deep into the dense forest,” continues Muller.
“Then, Jonkershoek and the GSpot feature some of the best trails in the country. On day two riders will get to experience the Noble Savage Trail at Bartinney Wine Estate. A new single-track that is easy to ride, the Noble Savage Trail features the most breathtaking views, hanging hair pins and top quality route designs that will blow your mind”
Rose Jordaan, owner of Bartinney Wine Estate and trustee of Banhoek Conservancy, said that the Banhoek Conservancy Team has been working on the routes for the last two years.
“The idea is to generate work for the community, while socially and environmentally uplifting the whole Banhoek Region. Riders can look forward to experiencing brand new single track through land that on any other day will not be open to the public, breathtaking vistas and spectacular wine tasting on route,” said Jordaan.