Origin of Trails Boasts A New Finish Venue

Riders in action during the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA
Riders in action during the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails. Photo Credit: Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Stellenbosch – The organizers of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails are excited to welcome Blaauwklippen Wine Estate as the new finish venue of this much anticipated two day mountain bike (MTB) stage race.  Affectionately dubbed the MTB party of the year, the event celebrates its 3rd anniversary at the end of November.

According to Nanette Cloete, Blaauwklippen Groups & Events Manager, Blaauwklippen is the ideal destination for guests wanting to spend a day with family and friends.  “We are really excited to be hosting the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails.  Activities to enjoy at Blaauwklippen include wine tastings, cellar tours, brandy tastings, visiting our market and lunch at our restaurant.  Mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing all our facilities, enjoying good food and good wine while relaxing on our lush green lawns after a tough day out on the Origin of Trails route.”

“We’re excited to welcome riders to the finish line at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate after both stages of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails,” says Alexa Cunningham, Event Manager.  “Surrounded by vineyards, Blaauwklippen’s serene atmosphere is sure to have a calming effect on all visitors.  There is plenty to do for the whole family including pony rides and a petting zoo for children and wine tasting for adults.  What better way to end off the MTB season, than with family and friends, surrounded by mountain bikes and eating great food on a wine farm in one of the most beautiful towns in the world.”

EVENT INFORMATIONPennypinchers Origin Of Trails

Stage One:  Friday, 27 November 2015           

 

Long Course: +-60km / Elevation 1750 and single track length 23.4km
Short Course: +- 31km / Elevation 850km
Start Time: 07:00 in seeded batch starts, starting with 60km race
Start Venue: Hofmeyer Hall, Church Street, Stellenbosch
Finish Venue: Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch

Stage TwoSaturday, 28 November 2015      

 

Long Course: +-65km / Elevation 1700m and single track 17.1km
Short Course: +- 34km / Elevation 1000m
Start Time: 07:00 in seeded batch starts, starting with 65km race
Start Venue: Hofmeyer Hall, Church Street, Stellenbosch
Finish Venue: Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch

ENTRY FEES:

Option 1:  Long (60km and 65km) R1050.00
Option 2:  Medium (60km and 34km) R950.00
Option 3:  Short (31km and 34km) R850.00

Win a Specialized Bicycle:  One lucky Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails entrant will go home with a 2016 Specialized 6 Fattie (Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 6 Fattie for men or a Specialized Rhyme FSR Comp 6 Fattie for women).  The winner will have to be present during prize giving on the Saturday to claim his/her prize.

The Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails supports the Aitsa Aftercare Centre.  Each rider will receive homemade placemats and a handcrafted gift compliments of the Aitsa Aftercare Centre.  The children will also show their support on route by singing, blowing vuvuzelas and serving locally made koeksisters and/or vetkoek at the water point in Kylemore.

Live entertainment will set the mood at the finishing venue.  Family and friends are invited to enjoy the special vibe!

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For more information on the Aitsa Aftercare Centre visit http://aitsa.org/  For more information on the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails please contact Stillwater Sports on 086 138 3591, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

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