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2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter


21 APRIL - 23 APRIL 2017
3 STAGES - 180KM JOURNEY

The scenic and unique Cape will play host to the inaugural Liberty Winelands Encounter – a spectacular three stage event that will showcase the beautiful terrain that links Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington, over what is believed to be some of the best mountain-biking terrain in the country.

The event takes place over the weekend of 21 - 23 April 2017.

The Liberty Winelands Encounter is presented by ASG Events and MTB Adventures and 2017 will see the third edition of the event series.

The three-day stage race, will afford our participants, with a passion for the sport, the experience of a lifetime. It is an encounter where riders are treated as VIP’s and where they are offered world-class hospitality at 5 Star venues.

Riders are only allowed to enter in teams of two.


...one of South Africa’s most scenic MTB Races


Two are better than one!

Participate in Teams of Two

All riders enter as a two-rider team. Teams register in one of three different categories that include Men, Ladies and Mixed. The minimum age of participation is 18 on race day. The riders in a team must remain together at all times during the race.

The entry package includes an Ftech branded cycling jersey, event branded jacket and all 5 Star meals (including breakfast and lunch with dinner as an optional extra), but excludes accommodation. Sufficient accommodation is available at the various Hotels in the surrounding areas.


LIBERTY WINELANDS ENCOUNTER – RIDER TESTOMONIALS

Testimonials from past riders:

“I’ve taken part in all the (mountain-bike) stage races in South Africa and the Winelands Encounter is the best by some way. The trails are legendary, scenery unreal and the food delicious. Thanks a mil.” – Francois van Zyl (Cape Town)

“This is the most beautiful valley in South Africa with the best trails. It must be a trail builder’s dream and it certainly shows in the Encounter. It all adds up to something very special.” – Peter Lancaster (Pretoria)

“Wine, mountains, fantastic trails and just a wonderful biking experience. I’ll be on the start line every year.” – Johan Calitz.

“Coming from Johannesburg I’ve never really explored the Cape Winelands. What a place and what a ride. Thanks so much to everyone who made our weekend super special.” – Keith Smith (Johannesburg)

“Miles and miles of scenic beauty and wonderful trails. This event doesn’t have its equal in South Africa. Thanks so much for your hard efforts – I’ll be back in 2017 for sure.” Mel Meyer (Bela-Bela).

“Mens voel partykeer of jy in ‘n wonderwereld is met tussen die berge en natuurskoon. Om hierdie ervaring op ‘n bergfiets te kan he is iets baie besonders. Baie dankie julle!” Bennie Pretorius (Pretoria)

“Stage 1 was the best day I’ve ever had on a mountain-bike. It’s just so special that you don’t want it to end.” Gerald de Kock (Stellenbosch)

Contact Details

Telephone: 076 830 5578
Email: eventsupport@asgworld.co.za
Website: www.asgevents.co.za

 

Contact Details

Telephone: 083 274 2609
Email: winelands@mtb-adventures.co.za
Website: www.mtb-adventures.co.za