CAPE PIONEER ADVENTURE

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‘It’s a race like no other’
FROM THE HEART OF THE KAROO
COMES THE RACE WITH SOUL...

Cape-Pioneer-Trek-Adventure-logo_small‘It’s a race like no other’ FROM THE HEART OF THE KAROO COMES THE RACE WITH SOUL

From the arid desertscapes of the Groot Karoo to the great mountains of the Klein Karoo and the aboriginal forests of the Garden Route, the Cape Pioneer has it all, a truly African mountain biking experience. The magic lies in the unique combination of exciting, diverse trails, passionate people and authentic human connection, brought to you by world class event organisers. The result is a race that has achieved near legendary status.

“Challenge. Community.  Race. Experience. Pain. Party.” “Challenge. Community. Race. Experience. Pain. Party.

The Cape Pioneer Trek is all those rolled into one. The best thing is, it’s not only about race time. It’s also the build-up, the time of preparation when you ask yourself, can I make it? And the time after, the time of the memories, when you know, yes, I did it! Nothing can beat this kind of experience. That’s why for me, the Cape Pioneer Trek is one of the top mountain bike races in the world.”

HENRI LESEWITZ, BIKE MAGAZINE, MUNICH, GERMANY
“Pioneer Spirit” Pioneer Spirit

PERHAPS IT’S THE SHARED PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, MAYBE IT’S THE KAROO HOSPITALITY. MOST LIKELY IT’S BOTH OF THESE AND MORE. THE PIONEER SPIRIT REMINDS YOU HOW LIFE SHOULD BE, PLANTS YOUR FEET FIRMLY BACK ON THE SOIL, LEAVES YOU SMILING.

“The essence of mountain biking”  WORLD CLASS ORGANIZATION, GREAT TRAILS AND GREAT FRIENDS. THE CAPE PIONEER TREK WILL RETURN YOU TO THE SOUL OF THE SPORT AND LEAVE YOU WITH A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES.

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RESULTS


RACE INFO


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BIKE DELIVERY


JOGGIE RAUTENBAGH BICYCLE TRANSPORT

Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle! Bicycle transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg to the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen.

We have an unique “roll in roll out” system and it is not necessary to take apart your bicycle. To book your bike, please visit: www.bicycletransport.co.za
Contact: joggie@bicycletransport.co.za

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BIKE SERVICE


JP van Zyl is well known in cycling circles. Cycling is in his blood, so if you want to talk tech, he is your go-to guy. As the official bike technical service provider, he offers a very affordable maintenance option for the duration of the race and all bookings and payment can be done directly with him.
JP van Zyl – info@recycles.co.za
Please Note: Only Race approved Service Providers are allowed.


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CAR DRIVE SERVICE


“Car drive service by Langenhoven Gimnasium. Your car will be collected at the race start and driven through to the race finish in Oudtshoorn. The cost of this service is R1 075.00 and can be added on your rider profile. The school will be in contact after you purchased this package to discuss arrangements.”

For any questions or queries please contact:
Kalbas Nell
Cell: 076 934 2123
Email: kalbasnell@polka.co.za


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GENERAL INFORMATION


TO BE CONFIRMED!


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MEALS

Three scrumptious meals per day. Hospitality comes courtesy of the local community with all meals prepared locally with home cooked goodness.

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DAILY ROUTINE


Morning
05:30 Rise and shine
05:45 Bag check-in opens
06:00 Breakfast starts
06:00 Bike park opens
06:45 Start chute opens: Check-in
07:00 Breakfast finishes
07:15 Rider bag check-in closes
07:15 Start chute closes: Seeded riders
07:20 Secure bike park closes
07:30 Race starts (Stage 3 & 4 start at 08:00)
11:00 First riders arrive
11:00 Race medical facility opens
11:00 Rider bag check-out opens
11:00 Bike park opens
11:00 Bike wash opens
11:00 Showers open
Afternoon
11:00 Lunch starts
13:00 Race office opens
13:30 Sports massage opens
17:00 Rider bag check out closes chief commissar
17:30 Race cut off – may vary daily at the discretion of the race commissaire
18:00 Bike wash closes
18:00 Race results
Evening
18:00 Dinner starts
19:00 Prize-giving
19:00 Dinner finishes
20:00 Race medical facility close
21:00 Showers close
21:00 Sports massage closes
22:00 Lights out


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SPORTS MASSAGES


EPT the ultimate recovery experience, a multi-disciplinary team, are privileged to provide you with a hands-on sports massage service on behalf of the event coordinators, Dryland. . Their massage therapy is administered with up to date treatment techniques, and effective treatment products, executed by highly qualified therapists. They also offer a variety of massage therapy products that enables the client to do self-treatment to ensure overall health of the body.

Their professional services include recovery massage therapy, myofascial release, ice baths, strapping, taping and stretching. They also provide general advice on optimal recovery during and after the event. EPT is now working with COMPEX SA to provide you with another tool to aid in your post event recover. COMPEX, is an electrical muscle stimulation device developed over the past 30 years and houses up to date patented technology, or MI, scans YOUR muscle physiology and automatically adjust the parameters within the program to YOUR body/muscle state.

COMPEX recovery programs are based on scientific evidence and results in a 300% increase in blood flow and 25% decrease in lactic acid.

We offer the following:

Pre-event Massage and Stretching

Recovery Massage and Stretching

Pre-event Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)

Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)

Foam rolling station (foam rollers and myofascial ball provided)

COMPEX

BOOK ONLINE NOW!

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MEDICAL


The Cape Pioneer Trek offers a full medical service at each stage location. Traveling medical personnel, including a race doctor and paramedics, will also be available en-route to handle emergencies. Serious cases will be transferred to any of the local hospitals that offer a more comprehensive service.

Basic medical services are free, but treatment of recurring injuries or pre-existing chronic conditions will be for the rider’s account. Supplies for daily strapping will be available at a cost to the rider. Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance in case of hospitalisation.

Personal: Please bring your personal medication as prescribed by your doctor. We are riding through areas with lots of honey bees, so come prepared! Also carry sunblock with a sun protection factor of at least 20 SPF.


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SHUTTLE SERVICE


The shuttles will cost R150.00. Please add this service to your online rider profile as bookings are essential.


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SPECTATOR POINTS, TECHNICAL & FEEDING ZONES


TO BE CONFIRMED!

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SPORTS MASSAGES


EPT the ultimate recovery experience, a multi-disciplinary team, are privileged to provide you with a hands-on sports massage service on behalf of the event coordinators, Dryland. . Their massage therapy is administered with up to date treatment techniques, and effective treatment products, executed by highly qualified therapists. They also offer a variety of massage therapy products that enables the client to do self-treatment to ensure overall health of the body.

Their professional services include recovery massage therapy, myofascial release, ice baths, strapping, taping and stretching. They also provide general advice on optimal recovery during and after the event. EPT is now working with COMPEX SA to provide you with another tool to aid in your post event recover. COMPEX, is an electrical muscle stimulation device developed over the past 30 years and houses up to date patented technology, or MI, scans YOUR muscle physiology and automatically adjust the parameters within the program to YOUR body/muscle state.

COMPEX recovery programs are based on scientific evidence and results in a 300% increase in blood flow and 25% decrease in lactic acid.

We offer the following:

Pre-event Massage and Stretching

Recovery Massage and Stretching

Pre-event Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)

Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)

Foam rolling station (foam rollers and myofascial ball provided)

COMPEX

BOOK ONLINE NOW!

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MEDICAL


The Cape Pioneer Trek offers a full medical service at each stage location. Traveling medical personnel, including a race doctor and paramedics, will also be available en-route to handle emergencies. Serious cases will be transferred to any of the local hospitals that offer a more comprehensive service.

Basic medical services are free, but treatment of recurring injuries or pre-existing chronic conditions will be for the rider’s account. Supplies for daily strapping will be available at a cost to the rider. Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance in case of hospitalisation.

Personal: Please bring your personal medication as prescribed by your doctor. We are riding through areas with lots of honey bees, so come prepared! Also carry sunblock with a sun protection factor of at least 20 SPF.


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SHUTTLE SERVICE


The shuttles will cost R150.00. Please add this service to your online rider profile as bookings are essential.


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SPECTATOR POINTS, TECHNICAL & FEEDING ZONES


TO BE CONFIRMED!


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WHAT TO BRING


At race registration all riders will receive a Cape Pioneer Trek race bag and this will be the only piece of luggage that will be transported between stage locations, so please ensure that all your belongings fit into this bag. The race organisers will supply each rider with a comfortable mattress, but riders must supply their own sleeping bag, pillow and cover sheet. Please leave all valuables at home, the race organisers, and their partners, accept no responsibility for any lost or stolen goods.

What to bring for the ride:

  • A mobile phone
    Fully charged and programmed with all the emergency numbers (supplied at race registration). Ensure that both riders carry a phone. Mobile phone charging facilities will be available at the race office.
  • First aid kit
    Consisting of 1 x stretch bandage, 2 x dressings, adhesive plasters, foil survival blanket and sunblock with a minimum SPF factor of 20.
  • Bike repair tools
    UST tyre repair kit, multi-tool, replacement derailleur hanger, inflation device (pump, bombs etc).
  • Fluid
    A minimum of 2.5L of fluid to be carried by each rider.
  • Clothing
    Three sets of cycling clothing (ensure you invest in some good quality cycling shorts).
  • Supplements
    Biogen food bars, chews, energy drink and tablets will be provided. If you use any other supplement brand, remember to bring it with you!
  • Eye protection
    A pair of sunglasses.
  • Phone charger
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WHAT TO BRING CONT.


What you will need at the race village:

  • Cash or credit card. Also, new for this year we will be using the “cashless” mobile app, Snapscan. Simply download the Snapscan application from your mobile‘s application store and you won’t need to worry about cards and cash.
  • Sleeping bag and cover sheet
  • Casual clothing
  • Slip slops
  • Torch / headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Locks for your bag and tent
  • Laundry bag
  • Chamois cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Washing detergent
  • Hat or cap for the unforgiving Karoo sun
  • Personal medication

There will be a laundry service.


ENTER

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Adventure solo entry: R11,900.00

Adventure Luxury tent upgrade for FOUR days: R3,700.00 (sleeps 2 people) / R2,500.00 (sleeps 1 person)

Adventure Supporter package: R2 160.00