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24hr Southern Skies MTB Race

Southern Skies 24 Hour MTB Relay & Solo

Koedoeslaagte – a purpose-built venue (8km outside Parys on the North-West Side of river), on Kopjeskraalpad
24-hour racing is a blast, for both racing snakes and the rest of the family. Safe, controlled and insanely fun, come to Parys and experience Free State hospitality and sublime MTB-track.

The starter’s pistol fires at 12-noon on Saturday – for the teams, you can choose how many partners in crime you want, anything between four and seven, or none if you want to do the anti-social solo thing – and the aim is simple: ride as many of the ~8 kilometer laps as you (or your team) can before the finishing gun goes off at noon the next day.

Before you leave the page because this sounds too hardcore, please don’t; the joy of this format is you only have to go as fast as you feel like going, your teammates are back at home base while you ride, with no clue how much fun you are having, nor at what pace. A few selfies along the way will prove your special interests in not only cycling but also photography. And it is a superb family outing… mom can do a lap, then dad does one, Frikkie does one guided by my dad, and then mom goes out again with sister, Sarah. A gentle night lap each and then everybody sleeps in the tents until morning and starts again. There is no anti-snooze rule here!

The route is not outrageously hilly or technical at low speeds, but a good challenge for the leading guys and girls, especially as darkness, falls. Bring decent lights, which make the night stretches much more fun; the Southern Skies has a particularly long (almost 12 hours) night segment in which you can enjoy our spectacular African Southern Skies.

Enter now as there is a limited number of teams that will be accepted and then you will be forced to go solo 😉

Route: Altered route & expanded venue on the banks of the Vaal River, surrounded by wilderness and the unspoiled night sky.

A purpose-built mountain bike track with fun and safety in mind
The route is ideal for wet or dry conditions alike
The route is fairly challenging and some level of fitness and skill is required.
The route is fair with ample opportunity to pass
The route and venue are secure; fenced in private land.
To enter – http://weardirect.co.za/product-category/cemsa-southern-skies-24-hour-mtb-entries-2018/

Hosted on the banks of the Vaal River on Koedoeslaagte – a purpose-built venue (8km outside Parys on the North-West Side of river), on Kopjeskraalpad.
Title Sponsor – Cleaning Equipment Manufacturing South Africa!
New Sponsor – MaPa Cleaning Equipment as the official cleaning partner!
More showers
Electricity for lights and charging only.
More camping venue and track!
Improved sound and commentary!
Now more prizes and lucky draws than ever before!
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Apr 06 2019 - Apr 08 2019


All of the day

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 05 2019 - Apr 07 2019
  • Time: All of the day

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30 Water St., Parys
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