YBIKE teams up with the Fedhealth MTB Challenge

A junior mountain biker testing his skill on a YBIKE

Franschhoek –Junior MTB enthusiasts will be able to ‘test their balance’ with YBIKE at the 3rd annual Fedhealth Kids MTB Events that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 September 2017.

 According to Stephen Wiggill of YBIKE South Africa, YBIKEs provide children with the opportunity to learn the art of balance.  “They also help with coordination and confidence, while developing the gross motor skills,” says Wiggill.  “We are passionate about getting children outdoors.  By being at events like the Fedhealth MTB Challenge we can show parents the benefits of starting their children on balance bikes from a young age.  We’ve found that children who’ve had balance bikes progress to pedal bikes with ease.”

“We love that the Fedhealth MTB Challenge has an event just for the children,” continues Wiggill.  “They are the future of mountain biking.  By introducing them to the sport at an early age you foster a love and passion for mountain biking.  On event day YBIKE will have a fun and challenging Balance Bike Obstacle Course designed to replicate what you would find out on the MTB trails.  Obstacles will include:  a rock garden, balance beam and see-saw to mention just a few.  The obstacles are fun, but functional as they hone the child’s skill and overall control of the bike.”

The YBIKE Obstacle Course will be open to all children on Saturday, 16 September 2017 from 09:00 – 14:00 and on Sunday, 17 September 2017 from 08:00 – 14:00There are YBIKES for children aged 9 months to 5 years.  The YBIKE scooter range starts at 2 years of age and goes up to adults.

EVENT INFORMATION:

 The activities will kick off on Saturday with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events.  Catering for ages 0 – 13, junior mountain bike enthusiasts can choose between a 500m, 1.5km and 5km event.  After each event, riders can relax in the Fedhealth Kids Zone that will feature a jumping castle, movies, child minders and a Fedhealth Kids Zone water bottle.

 Saturday, 16 September 2017 / Fedhealth Kids MTB Events

Time: 11:00
Event: ·        500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 11:00

·        1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:15

·        5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30

Entry Fee: R100

The excitement continues at Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday when mountain bike enthusiasts take on the more serious +- 60km (Marathon), +- 28km (Half Marathon) and 15km (Fun Race).

 Sunday, 17 September 2017 / Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Time: 08:00
Event: +- 60km (Marathon)
Entry Fee: R350 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Time: 08:30
Event: +- 28km (Half Marathon)
Entry Fee: R250 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Time: 09:00
Event: 15km (Fun Race)
Entry Fee: R150 per rider

With plenty of mountain biking challenges, heaps of family fun and a scenic day out of the city, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge is a not-to-be-missed event on the 2017 fitness and social calendar.

EXCITING NEWS:

Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership number when entering online!  Fedhealth members will also have access to the Fedhealth VIP Zone where complimentary drinks and snacks will be on offer.

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For more information on YBikes visit www.ybike.co.za  For more information or to enter the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

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