April 30 - 2 May, 2016


EVENT INFO


Welcome to the MySpar
Sabie Experience 2016

After the great weather and trail conditions experienced by riders in May 2015, the Sabie Xperience has definitely found a new calendar slot over the long week-end at the end of April to avoid the December heat, the torrential rains, mud and slush! This means lots more pure "Yeehaaa" MTB Fun on the flowing pine tree plantation single tracks, fast descending trails after those lung-busting climbs, less bike damage and maintenance, and family members and friends will be able to recognise you at the finish line.

Click here to view the Information Brochure

Course information will be released 1 week before the event.

Apr 30 - 2 May

The Floreat Hotel
Sabie, Mpumalanga

Start, finish race briefing and awards cermony at the resort every day

Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro info image
Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro info image

General

The Stages:

The three stages are, as usual, intended to challenge riders' fitness, strength, and technical ability in and around the legendary mountain trails on the very scenic Komatiland Forests Ecotourism assets around Sabie. They are however very "manageable" for the average mountain bikers tackling their first multi-day stage race. Intermediate and junior riders can tackle the Team Lite option, while the advanced and Pro riders can enjoy the steep climbs and technicalities of the longer Solo Challenge for the money.


Click here to view the Race Rules

Click here to view the Cancellation Policy

Click here to view the Race Indemnity

Entry Options:

  • The Team Lite option is designed for riders with intermediate riding/racing ability over manageable half-marathon distances and climbs. Ride together with a partner, and gain experience in stage racing. Although the distances are relatively short, they are never easy in Sabie. An area blessed with stunning views, amazing indigenous vegetation and wildlife. The routes start at 1000m and reach a maximum of 1650m above sea level.
  • The Solo Challenge option is designed to test even the most experienced riders to race one another over steep topography, rough terrain, and technically difficult single tracks for a spot on the podium. These routes will take riders from 1000m to 2200m above sea level with some brutal climbs up to Serengeti-type open grasslands on Hartebeesvlakte, where vast herds of wild animals and the odd leopard abound.

Please Note: If solo riders choose to ride the event with a partner, they are welcome to do so. However, riders may not unduly benefit any of the riders in his/her relevant category, assisting each other by physically pushing or pulling one another. This rule will be monitored closely by race officials. Rules and penalties will be applied as deemed necessary.

The Details

THREE Day Stage Race - TWO Distances - ONE Whole Lot of Fun

Solo Challenge 185km / 4400m ascent

For riders 19 years and older

  • Day 1 - 65km/1650m ascent
  • Day 2 - 80km/1900m ascent
  • Day 3 - 40km/750m ascent (Time Trial)

Podium Categories:

  • Senior Men
    A male rider aged 19-29 years as at 31 December 2016
  • Senior Women
    A female rider 19-29 years as at 31 December 2016
  • Sub-Veteran Men
    A male rider 30-39 years as at 31 December 2016
  • Sub-Veteran Women
    A female rider 30-39 years as at 31 December 2016
  • Veteran Men
    A male rider 40-49 years as at 31 December 2016
  • Veteran Women
    A female rider 40-49 years as at 31 December 2016
  • Master Men
    A male rider 50-59 years as at 31 December 2016
  • Master Women
    A female rider 50-59 years as at 31 December 2016
  • Grand Master Men
    A male rider 60 years and older as at 31 December 2016
  • Single Speed
    A rider 19 years or older as at 31 December 2016, riding a bicycle with only a single gear ratio.

Entry Fee:

  • Early Bird: R2600 per rider
    (Until 31 December 2015)
  • Base Entry: R2800 per rider
    (From 1 January to 31 March)
  • Late Entry: R3200 per rider
    (From 1 April to 15 April 2016)

No Entries accepted after 20 April!!

Team Lite - 135km / 2800m ascent

For riders 15 years and older

  • Day 1 - 50km/1300m ascent
  • Day 2 - 45km/850m ascent
  • Day 3 - 40km/750m ascent (Time Trial)

Podium Categories:

  • Open Men Team
    Two male riders aged 15 years or older as at 31 December 2016
  • Open Women Team
    Two female riders aged 15 years or older as at 31 December 2016
  • Open Mixed Team
    One male and one female rider aged 15 years or older as at 31 December 2016
  • Tandem Team
    Two riders of any gender aged 15 years or older as at 31 December 2016 on a tandem MTB.

Entry Fee:

  • Early Bird: R3500 per team
    (Until 31 December 2015)
  • Base Entry: R3800 per team
    (From 1 January to 31 March)
  • Late Entry: R4400 per team
    (From 1 April to 15 April 2016)

No Entries accepted after 20 April!!

Click here to view the Race Rules

The Stages

THREE Day Stage Race - TWO Distances - ONE Whole Lot of Fun

Stage 1 Route Summary: Saturday, 30 April 2016

(This route is subject to change, as at 07 December 2015)

Spitskop Loop: To the Escarpment Rim and Back - "Your eyes will burn"

This stage starts at Floreat Riverside Lodge.
After riding through the Sabie CBD and Harmony Hill, the battle for position on the downhill single track will get serious when crossing the airstrip. This year we plan to go back down to Sabie Star Chalets to cross the Spitskopspuit before the lung-busting climb past the beautiful waterfall and on to cross the White River road though the culvert at Spitskop Sawmills, and up to the old railway line service road. Follow a great single track into the valley below before a long gradual climb towards Spitskop and again down a winding single track down to the second culvert to cross the White River Road again to the Quarry Pool refreshment station for the Team Lite riders. The Solo Challenge riders bypass this up to the KOM/QOM for the Solo Challenge, where the Team Lite riders peel off for home. The Solo Challenge continues up to the Escarpment Rim at 1560m, where a number of single tracks on the edge takes riders down to the White River road before a jeep track climb and single track returns them back to the Quarry Pool refreshment station, back up "no fun single track" to join up with the Team lite route for home. A scary fast jeep track and single track descent down through Rietfontein Plantation to the refreshment station at the Hazyview Road crossing, before the "Scorpion Climb" of 250m in 3km up to the outskirts of Sabie, single track to go past the Sabie Falls and back to the finish.

Quick Releases:

  Lite Solo
Total Distance: 50km 65km
Accumulated ascent: 1300m 1650m
Tar road: 3km 3km
Forestry Road: 17km 21km
Single Tracks: 8km 12km
Jeep Track: 20km 29km
Estimated Fastest Rider Time: 2hrs 15 2hrs 50

Three Refreshment Stations:

  1. At approximately 15km just before the climb up towards Spitskop mountain.
  2. At approximately 26km for the Team Lite and 42km for the Solo Challenge at the Quarry Pool after the initial Spitskop climb. USN, Cola, ice and cold water, fruit and snacks. The Solo Challenge will only visit this one on their return after the KOM/QOM.
  3. At approximately 39km for the Team Lite and 55km for the Solo Challenge at the Hazyview Road crossing, to fuel you to the end. USN, Cola, ice and cold water, fruit and snacks. Make sure you stop here. You need something in the tank for that final climb.

Spectator Points:

  1. As the riders pass through Sabie CBD Main Road.
  2. At the culvert crossing under the R537 Sabie-White River road. Please do not park on the road, as this is extremely dangerous, especially in misty weather. S25 07' 27.3" E30 48'20.5"
  3. At the tunnel under the R537 Sabie- White River road where the riders drop-off and ride under the road, and then up a single track towards the first Refreshment Station. Please park off the main road and away from the riders' path. S25 08' 55.2" E30 49' 31.3"
  4. At the Refreshment Station at the Quarry Dam. S25 09' 04.8" E30 49' 52.2"
  5. Alongside the R537 Sabie to White River tar road just before it descends down to Kruisfontein. S25 10'42.08" E30 50'35.04" Please park off the tar road.
  6. On the R536 main tar road to Hazyview where the riders cross the main road just after the Refreshment Station. Please do not park on the tar road as this is a dangerous crossing. S25 05' 02.2" E30 05' 25.8"
  7. At the Sabie Falls' parking area where the riders cross under the bridge. S25 05' 17.2" E30 46' 43.7"

Caution

Please be extremely careful approaching these spectator points if riders are on the road! Unfortunately the rest of the route is not easily accessible by car, or without unduly affecting the race.

Please Note

Please do not drive into the Forestry areas or onto the route without permission.
No outside assistance is permitted, and riders will be penalized if they are linked to spectators in areas "out of bounds".

Solo Challenge


 

Team Lite


 

Stage 2 Route Summary: Sunday, 1 May 2016

(This route is subject to change, as at 07 December 2015)

High Altitude Day: Long Tom Waterfall and Hartebeesvlakte - "Your lungs will burn"

The start and finish will be at the Floreat Riverside Lodge.
Although the general direction of this stage is similar to 2015, this year we again welcome the Team Lite riders for the first 22km up to Misty Mountain before they peel off back to their final stage finish in Sabie. Once the Solo Challenge riders get to the second refreshment station at the end of the tree line, they branch off up to the highest point with an extra 300m climbing, and return via a ridgeline loop and stunning views to the Hartebeesvlakte and the Eland Trail single tracks before the 3rd Refreshment Station. The final sections of the route may pose a technical challenge for some of the riders on the numerous single track sections descending into the Ceylon Valley.
The initial climb up to the KOM/QOM above Long Tom waterfall will be off the main forestry road for all riders, under the trees, cooler, and much more pleasant, with fantastic views of the Long Tom waterfall on the way up. The descent off Hartebeesvlakte and the top of the mountain via technical single track will be fairly challenging, with extended single track sections, broken by short jeep track, for passing purposes. What a way for the Solo Challenge to end the second day of racing to the final finish line!
Once in the Valley the Solo Challenge riders will get an opportunity for even more single track along the river.

Quick Releases:

  Lite Solo
Total Distance: 45km 80km
Accumulated ascent: 850m 1900m
Tar road: 4km 4km
Forestry Road: 23km 30km
Single Tracks: 6km 12km
Jeep Track: 12km 34km
Estimated Fastest Rider Time: 2hrs 15 3hrs 25

Three Refreshment Stations:

  1. At approximately 20km just above the 4km climb to the top of Long Tom waterfall.
  2. At approximately 36km, as the riders reach the grasslands.
  3. At approximately 63km, at the Stables HikingTrail Hut.

Spectator Points:

  1. As the riders leave the Floreat Riverside Lodge.
  2. As the riders leave the main tar road to Lone Creek Falls (old Lydenburg Road) S25 07' 07.2' E30 43' 40,9"
  3. At the first Refreshment Station at S25 09' 47.8" E30 38 58.8". Only accessible by 4x4 or diff-loc vehicles in wet weather. Turn-off right onto right fork forestry road, off Long Tom Pass S25 09' 57.6" E 30 38' 49.3"approx. 2km past Misty Mountain Chalets.
    Limited parking and access.
  4. As the riders cross the tar road to Ceylon Forestry Village to Bridal Veil Falls. S25 05'59.38" E30 44' 58.58"

Caution

Please be extremely careful approaching these spectator points if riders are on the road! Unfortunately the rest of the route is not easily accessible by car, or without unduly affecting the race.

Please Note

Please do not drive into the Forestry areas or onto the route without permission.
No outside assistance is permitted, and riders will be penalized if they are linked to spectators in areas "out of bounds".

Solo Challenge


 

Team Lite


 

Time Trial Route Summary: Monday, 2 May 2016

(This route is subject to change, as at 07 December 2015)

Stage 3 - The Time Trial - "Your legs will burn"

This is a relatively short, but challenging route over REAL Mountain Bike Terrain and Trails.
The route basically follows that of 2015, which starts at The Floreat Riverside Lodge complex, and utilizes a balanced combination of the surrounding purpose-built single tracks, jeep tracks and challenging climbs situated within a 12km km radius of the start. This will also provide spectators and supporters the opportunity to follow the progress of their riders at a large number of easily accessible points along the route, whether this be at the Lake Olaf, at the base of Bridal Veil Falls, at Okkie's Dam at Ceylon Forestry Station, the Ulusaba Long Drop, or the bridge over the Sabie River at Floreat Riverside Lodge Camp.
The riders will find valley bottom flowing single tracks great fun, while the climbs and single tracks will be more technical and challenging, dependent on the weather! This year we have a few of contingency sections and open road climbs to allow for a change in the weather to avoid the sticky mud sections, and allow the faster riders to pass easily.

Quick Releases:

  Lite/Solo
Total Distance: 40km
Accumulated ascent: 750m
Tar road: 1km
Forestry Road: 13km
Single Tracks: 16km
Floating Bridge: 120m
Jeep Track: 10km
Estimated Fastest Rider Time: 1hr 40

One Refreshment Station:

  1. A single refreshment station will be provided on the route at 25km, with USN, Cola, cold water, snacks and fruit. Bring your own energy bars and gels of choice.

Spectator Points:

  1. As the riders leave the Floreat Riverside Lodge - S25 06' 36.4" E30 46' 15.9".
  2. As the riders cross the tar road leading towards Bridal Veil Falls - S25 05' 59.3" E30 44' 58.6"
  3. At Lake Olaf Floating Bridge - S25 06' 29.3" E30 44' 07.0"
  4. At the Eagle Run Drop-Off - S25 06' 50.0" E30 43' 51.1"
  5. At the Cave Single Track - S25 07' 01.1" E30 43' 19.1"
  6. At the road crossing, approaching Bridal Veil Falls - S25 05' 4.9" E30 43' 48.5"
  7. As the riders drop-out of the single track to Okkies' Dam - S25 05' 27.6" E30 44' 25.5"
  8. At the Refreshment station next to the Ceylon Shooting Range - S25 05' 47.4" E30 44' 53.5"

Caution

Please be extremely careful approaching these spectator points if riders are on the road! Unfortunately the rest of the route is not easily accessible by car, or without unduly affecting the race.

Please Note

Please do not drive into the Forestry areas or onto the route without permission.
No outside assistance is permitted, and riders will be penalized if they are linked to spectators in areas "out of bounds".


 

Race Register

2016 Sabie Experience Team Lite

Category Team Name Rider Name Gender Race No
Open Men TeamARROWSPFEIL, HERMANNM40-1
Open Men TeamARROWSPFEIL, PIENAARM40-2
Open Men TeamBLUE WHITE MEDICALBISSCHOPS, EDWINM6-2
Open Men TeamBLUE WHITE MEDICALGROBLER, JOHANM6-1
Open Men TeamBOS PADDAS 2ALBERTS, ALAINM9-2
Open Men TeamBOS PADDAS 2BURNS, BRYANM9-1
Open Men TeamBOS PADDAS 3MASON, GARYM10-2
Open Men TeamBOS PADDAS 3SAVVIDES, ANDREWM10-1
Open Men TeamBOS PADDAS 4MILTON, RUDEANM25-1
Open Men TeamBOS PADDAS 4THEO, DAWIDSM25-2
Open Men TeamBOSPARRA 1BLACK, DAVEM12-1
Open Men TeamBOSPARRA 1GROBLER, RICHARDM12-2
Open Men TeamCAN DO!SMUTS, ERIKM29-1
Open Men TeamCAN DO!SMUTS, JOHANM29-2
Open Men TeamDIE PIETSDE BEER, PIETERM3-2
Open Men TeamDIE PIETSLOMBAARD, PIETERM3-1
Open Men TeamDIE WYN SPANBOOYSEN, GERHARD M15-1
Open Men TeamDIE WYN SPANNOTHNAGEL, ALBERT JACOBUSM15-2
Open Men TeamDOC 1RIDDERHOF, PATRIKM5-1
Open Men TeamDOC 1THORNTON, RUSSELLM5-2
Open Men TeamEISH JAUYS, BRAAMM17-2
Open Men TeamEISH JAUYS, HENDRIKM17-1
Open Men TeamGREENWOODEASTWOOD, DEANM18-1
Open Men TeamGREENWOODGREEN, RORYM18-2
Open Men TeamISPHERE HIGH PERFORMANCEFOURIE, MARKUSM32-1
Open Men TeamISPHERE HIGH PERFORMANCESLABBERT, ALAINM32-2
Open Men TeamISPHERE SUPPORTCLOETE, HILGARDTM30-2
Open Men TeamISPHERE SUPPORTFOURIE, HERMANM30-1
Open Men TeamITCHY AND SCRATCHYJACOBS, JEFM39-1
Open Men TeamITCHY AND SCRATCHYPOPOVIC , DEJANM39-2
Open Men TeamMOUNTAIN MUNCHERSVAN DER MERWE, ANDREM19-2
Open Men TeamMOUNTAIN MUNCHERSVAN DER MERWE, ANDREWM19-1
Open Men TeamMTB HOOLIGANSELS, JOHANM37-1
Open Men TeamMTB HOOLIGANSNEL, ANTONM37-2
Open Men TeamNOTANADAHILLBEESLAAR, MIKEM27-1
Open Men TeamNOTANADAHILLNAUDE, RICHARDM27-2
Open Men TeamR4R WARRIORSCAWOOD, TONYM43-1
Open Men TeamR4R WARRIORSKEMP, HENNIEM43-2
Open Men TeamSHALOMDU PREEZ, WILLIEM20-2
Open Men TeamSHALOMOWENS, JAMESM20-1
Open Men TeamSPEZ BOYSCLASSEN, JCM28-1
Open Men TeamSPEZ BOYSHATTING, SHAUNM28-2
Open Men TeamSTEYN'SSTEYN, MARKM44-2
Open Men TeamSTEYN'SSTEYN, WIMM44-1
Open Men TeamTEAM RICK EN THYSDE VILLIERS, THYSM21-2
Open Men TeamTEAM RICK EN THYSDU PREEZ, RICKM21-1
Open Men TeamTEAM SUFFERINGBOTES, GEOFFM22-2
Open Men TeamTEAM SUFFERINGNAUDE, DEONM22-1
Open Men TeamTEAM TITANJANSEN VAN RENSBURG, STEFUSM23-2
Open Men TeamTEAM TITANKILEY, SHAUNM23-1
Open Men TeamTEAM XCOMBRINK, PAULM45-1
Open Men TeamTEAM XERASMUS, RUDOLFM45-2
Open Men TeamTIM AND JIMFRASER, JAMESM1-2
Open Men TeamTIM AND JIMKENRICK, TIMM1-1
Open Men TeamWILD HOGSLEASK, WAYNEM41-2
Open Men TeamWILD HOGSSTIMIE, BENM41-1
Open Men TeamZET EN ZETTIE RY SABIEVAN ZYL, HENTIEM48-1
Open Mixed TeamBOS PADDAS 5BARNARD, CHARLM11-2
Open Mixed TeamBOS PADDAS 5BARNARD, KATHLEENF11-1
Open Mixed TeamBOTSWANA MARINES IHOLZAPFEL, RALFM47-1
Open Mixed TeamBOTSWANA MARINES IHOLZAPFEL, YOLANDEF47-2
Open Mixed TeamCHAIN FAIRIESVAN DER MERWE, CARLM26-1
Open Mixed TeamCHAIN FAIRIESVAN DER MERWE, UNDENEF26-2
Open Mixed TeamCHARDONNAYAURET, ANDRIESM4-1
Open Mixed TeamCHARDONNAYAURET, SUZANNEF4-2
Open Mixed TeamCRANK ADDICTSALCOCK, JESSICAF35-2
Open Mixed TeamCRANK ADDICTSCROUCH, BARRY M35-1
Open Mixed TeamCYCLOPATHSHENNING, AMANDM13-1
Open Mixed TeamCYCLOPATHSSCOTT, ADELLEF13-2
Open Mixed TeamDEWETTEDE WET, DONOVANM36-2
Open Mixed TeamDEWETTEVAN DER WALT, RANYAF36-1
Open Mixed TeamDOC2LE ROUX, CHRISTELLEF16-2
Open Mixed TeamDOC2MUIR, JAMESM16-1
Open Mixed TeamJETSONSDU PLESSIS, ANDREM7-1
Open Mixed TeamJETSONSDU PLESSIS, LINDAF7-2
Open Mixed TeamOUTDOOR AFRICAELLIOTT, HAYDENM49-1
Open Mixed TeamPAPGETRAPCAMPHER, DEREKM46-1
Open Mixed TeamPAPGETRAPCAMPHER, LUCINDAF46-2
Open Mixed TeamSKILPADJIESDE KOCK, PIETERM42-1
Open Mixed TeamSKILPADJIESERASMU, JANINEF42-2
Open Mixed TeamSUFFER IN SILENCEVAN NOORDWYK, KOOSM8-2
Open Mixed TeamSUFFER IN SILENCEVAN NOORDWYK, MIMIF8-1
Open Mixed TeamTEAM LITE SABERCELLIERS, NADINEF33-2
Open Mixed TeamTEAM LITE SABERCELLIERS, TONYM33-1
Open Mixed TeamTHE TORTOISE AND THE HAREANDREW, CHASM2-1
Open Mixed TeamTHE TORTOISE AND THE HAREANDREW, RACHELF2-2
Open Women TeamBOOBYTRAPKOTZE, LOUISEF34-1
Open Women TeamBOOBYTRAPODENDAAL, WENDYF34-2
Open Women TeamBOOBYTRAP BURNCRONK, JACKIEF38-1
Open Women TeamBOOBYTRAP BURNSCOTT, TESSAF38-2
Open Women TeamDASSIESCLAYTON, GRACEF14-1
Open Women TeamDASSIESRHEEDER, RENEEF14-2
Open Women TeamFREEMOTION SISTERSDUVENAGE, MARYKEF31-2
Open Women TeamFREEMOTION SISTERSSMUTS, MARIETJIEF31-1
Open Women TeamRE-CYCLEELS, RIANAF24-1
Open Women TeamRE-CYCLEPIENAAR, MICHELLEF24-2

Number of Riders : 96

2016 Sabie Experience Solo

Category Rider Name Gender Race No
Sub-Veteran FemaleASSAD, ROBYNF30
Sub-Veteran FemaleJONES, LYNNETTEF8
Veteran FemaleCROUS, DORETTEF45
Veteran FemaleDANDO, LOUWRINAF29
Veteran FemaleFAUL, STEPHANIEF25
Veteran FemaleHALLDORSDOTTIR, IRISF50
Veteran FemaleHUDSON, MARYKEF43
Veteran FemaleLOWE, ALETTIF19
Grand Master MaleKELLY, SANDYM44
Master MaleDU PREEZ, JOHANM26
Master MaleMULLER , GERHARDUS M46
Master MaleSMART, DOUGM27
Master MaleVAN ROOYEN, LUCASM15
Senior MaleBRUMMER, KYLEM39
Sub-Veteran MaleCLEARY, NICHOLASM23
Sub-Veteran MaleDU PLESSIS, DANIEM13
Sub-Veteran MaleERASMUS, DANIEM49
Sub-Veteran MaleJANSE VAN RENSBURG, ULRICHM36
Sub-Veteran MaleJONES, MELVINM9
Sub-Veteran MaleKAMWI, DARIUS M M501
Sub-Veteran MaleLEYLAND, ROBERTM48
Sub-Veteran MaleROETS, CORRIEM24
Sub-Veteran MaleSANDERS, ANDREWM4
Sub-Veteran MaleSMIT, GRAHAMM7
Sub-Veteran MaleTODD, GRAYM2
Sub-Veteran MaleVAN DER WALT, STEFANM6
Veteran MaleDANDO, RAYMONDM28
Veteran MaleDORLAND, PIETERM16
Veteran MaleGEORGE, GAVINM37
Veteran MaleLAAS, FREDDIEM3
Veteran MaleLOWE, JEANNEM18
Veteran MaleMACLEOD, STEWARTM40
Veteran MaleMARE, KOOTM34
Veteran MaleMARINCOWITZ, ARCHIEM10
Veteran MalePALLADINO, MARCOM5
Veteran MaleRYNDERS, RIAANM14
Veteran MaleSTANDER, COBUSM20
Veteran MaleSWABEY, ADRIANM35
Veteran MaleVOOGT, WILLEMM17

Number of Riders : 39

Accommodation

Merry Pebbles Resort & Caravan Park

Merry Pebbles Holiday Resort and Caravan Park is situated on the banks of the upper reaches of the Sabie River within the municipal boundary of the mountain village Sabie, 1km from the village centre. The accommodation avaialable is self-catering and ranges from, chalet's, bungalows, cottages to lodges. Accommodation on a B&B basis is available as well. All accommodation units have colour TV with 16 assorted DSTV channels available these include (M-Net, Kyk-Net, Movie Magic, Super Sport, Cartoons, Discovery and certain local channels). Caravan and camping sites are also on offer at the resort.

  joycomley@gmail.com

  merrypebbles.co.za

  +27 (013) 7642266 / 7641502

Floreat Riverside Lodge

Allow winding roads through man-made forests guide you to the picturesque town of Sabie, where the Floreat Riverside Lodge is nestled next to the Sabie River, within a short distance to major waterfalls such as the Bridal Veil Falls, the Horse Shoe Falls and one of the tallest waterfalls in South Africa - the Lone Creek Falls. The Floreat Riverside Lodge and Spa, perfectly situated on the majestic Panorama Route, offers a bountiful experience on Nature's doorstep.

Our close proximity to the Kruger National Park, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon and the historical Pilgrim's Rest offers the perfect breakaway opportunity to complement your holiday needs.

  info@floreat.co.za

  floreat.co.za

  +27 (013) 764 2160

Jock Sabie Lodge

Nestling in a misty green valley amid the dramatic mountains of Mpumalanga, the historic town of Sabie is an ideal base from which to explore one of South Africa's top tourist destinations - The Panorama Route.

The Panorama route meanders through magnificent scenery strewn with waterfalls and unique geological formations, excellent hiking, birding and fishing and easy access to the wildlife of the Kruger National Park. Visit the many arts and crafts centers, museums and historical sites.

  jocksabie@netactive.co.za

  jock.co.za

  +27 (013) 764 2178

Facilities

Massages at Sabie Experience

Hi Everyone

Summer is here. Hope everyone is getting out there and training.
Bookings are open for Massages at Sabie Experience.

We will be there from the 30 April to the 02 of May
Massages are half an hour time slots for R220 per person.
We have times available from 11:00 till 15:00 and 16:00 till 18:00
The race will finish at the Floreat Riverside Lodge, we will be in the hall.
Race briefing will be in the hall from 5 /6.

Please email us with time and dates for when you would like a massage.
 
  sabiexperience@pureenergysportstherapy.co.za

Thanks
Pure Energy.

Valentia Vbike at Sabie Experience

Valencia Vbike is proud to be the retail and technical support partner for the 2016 Sabie Experience. With a reputation for supporting local mountain bike races and a commitment to providing the best technical service to riders, Valencia Vbike will be prominent at the 2016 race with a full on-site workshop and retail store. We will stock everything from the day to day requirements of a stage race such as athlete nutrition, bike consumables such as brake pads, tubes etc to more specific accessories and parts to keep your bike in top shape each day of racing. Our trained mechanics can handle all situations and will ensure that you get to ride each stage regardless of what condition your bike finished the previous days racing! We will have a range of clothing available as well as a stock of helmets, gloves and some extra special deals for the riders themselves!

A couple of basic tips for riders gained over years of involvement would be - get your bike serviced a couple of weeks before the race and ride it a few times to check all is well! If in doubt, change it! Put new chains , brake pads etc and most important of all - bring a spare derra hanger!

You don't need to book in advance, we will always stay up and burn the midnight oil until every last bike is fixed!

Good luck with your training and we look forward to seeing you!

Cheers

Brett

  Vbike.co.za

  cycles@valencia.co.za

Bike Wash at Sabie Experience


Banana Farmer Neels Luus of Havyview and his wonderful band of merry bike washers will again be seeing to it that you do not have to ride a dirty bike the next day, whether it be dusty, covered in sweat, or just a few mud spatters.

While you are busy out visiting the Brewery, taking the kids to the waterfalls or just catching afternoon nap, they will do an excellent job to get your baby back to sparkling clean to take on the next day's ride or go for a little TLC at the Valencia Bike Service.

All bikes will be washed with Soapreme Monster Magic detergent, proudly sponsored by Soapreme Clean, Sabie.

Cost: R45 per bike on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis only. No pre-bookings!

Please support this service - a community project for the area.

Contact Us

Please contact us should you have any queries at all.

Registration Information

Sandy Korb

    race-office@sabiexperience.co.za

    013 764 3500  or     083 799 4458

Route Information

Dennis Lawrie

    dlawrie@forestventures.co.za

    078 102 1680

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RESULTS 2015

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