The Race with Soul Adds Adventure

The Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, continues to evolve and it its tenth edition it will undergo arguably its biggest change yet as Dryland Event Management introduce a four day taste of the Race with Soul the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen.

Running concurrently to the main event the Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure will start on the 17th of October 2018, in George, and conclude on the 20th of October, in Oudtshoorn. The stages will include a time trial through the forest singletracks of George, the traditional ascent of the Montagu Pass and crossing of the Klein Karoo to Oudtshoorn, the Queen Stage which concludes at the summit of the Swartberg Pass and the Grand Finale. In total the route will cover roughly 280 kilometres and provide riders with an intoxicating introduction to the world of week-long stage racing.

The Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen, promises fantastic riding throughout. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen, promises fantastic riding throughout. Photo by Oakpics.com.

“At four days long the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen, is the perfect step up from two or three day events to longer stage races” reflected race director Henco Rademeyer. “As Dryland Event Management we realise that seven days can be intimidating. With that in mind we are proud to introduce the Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure which will provide nearly 60% of the Cape Pioneer Trek experience to riders who would otherwise feel they cannot complete the full distance. We know that once they have ridden the Adventure though that they will realise the full Cape Pioneer Trek is within their reach, and take on the main event in 2019.”

Riders entering the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen, will take part in the solo categories and there will be no racing awards, to help keep the focus on enjoying the experience.

The ethos of the Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure is to have fun and experience the #RaceWithSoul first hand. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The ethos of the Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure is to have fun and experience the #RaceWithSoul first hand. Photo by Oakpics.com.

“I believe the CPT Adventure will be very popular as it includes the spectacular George time trial, Montague and Swartberg Pass and the famous Karoo stages” Carel Bosman, Head of Sponsorships at title sponsors Momentum said.  “Further, it speaks directly to those who find it difficult to be away from office for a seven day event and the person who’s building up to one and is looking for a stepping stone event” he concluded.

Entries to the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen, open – along with the entries to the full Cape Pioneer Trek, which takes place from the 14th to the 20th of October 2018 – on the 28th of November 2017. The standard Adventure entries include tented accommodation, all meals and a First Ascent race garment. As with the main event riders can also choose to upgrade to luxury tents or a choice of formal accommodation as well as purchase supporter accommodation and meal packages. To find out all about the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen please visit www.capepioneer.co.za.

Though the Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure is entered on an individual basis you are encouraged to invite a friend or two to share the experience with you. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Though the Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure is entered on an individual basis you are encouraged to invite a friend or two to share the experience with you. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Fast Facts: Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen
Dates 17 – 20 October 2018
Stage 1 #SaasveldSingletrack | 36.4km | 880m of climbing
Stage 2 #MontaguMettle | 85km | 1 790m of climbing
Stage 3 #SwartbergShowdown | 92km | 2 600m of climbing
Stage 4 #ChandelierChampagne | 64km | 1 100m of climbing
Entry Fee Solo: Early Bird R9 800 | Standard R10 900
Website www.capepioneer.co.za
The Adventure will include a time trial and three of the Cape Pioneer Trek’s most iconic stages. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Adventure will include a time trial and three of the Cape Pioneer Trek’s most iconic stages. Photo by Oakpics.com.