Master racers will be coming to Stellenbosch for an event that promises more focus on the fun and beautiful trail and less on hardcore racing and finishing quickly.
Affectionately known as the mountain bike party of the year, the 3rd annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is guaranteed to live up to its reputation.
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Taking place on Friday, 27 and Saturday, 28 November 2015, entrants are encouraged to focus more on the trails and less on racing.
Former Master’s World Downhill Champion and multiple SA Downhill Champion Myles Kelsey is excited to toe the line at the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails.
“South Africa is packed with events that cater for the hardcore racing snakes,” said Kelsey. “The Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails places more emphasis on the trail experience of the rider. I believe that more mountain bike events should have such a focus. Life is too short for it always to be about racing. A proper mountain bike race, the routes feature killer climbs, killer single-track and minimal district roads. I am looking forward to good times on the bike with other riders and of course the beer at the finish.”
Professional mountain biker Ariane Kleinhans said she is looking forward to enjoying the event and getting to know the other riders.
“As a professional mountain biker I need to be on peak performance for as long as possible during the season,” said Kleinhans. “I therefore really welcome the invitation to enjoy an event. At other races there is never time to talk to other riders. After having spent two months in Europe I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again while doing what we love most, riding our bikes. For me the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is like a yearend function that celebrates our sport.”
In addition to the mountain bike experience riders will also be treated to live entertainment at the finishing venue, and family and friends are all invited to enjoy the special vibe.