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TRAILMANIA SERIES  hosted by Garden Route Trail Park

Trailmania is a Virtual mountain bike enduro for mountainbikers of all abilities.

No special bike required .

Enduro is a form of racing were you are timed over a short section of mainly downhill trail.

 

For Trailmania, Garden Route Trail Park has marked seven segments of trail of between 1 and 3km long. The trails are designed to be fast and flowing and suitable for all levels of riders, easy enough for beginners to manage at a reasonable pace. At high speed the trails turn into a wild roller coaster that produces enough adrenalin to keep seasoned veterans on edge. This is the BEST single track in the Garden Route, and its downhill!

 

The Trail Park has fully kitted facilities.  Bring cash for snacks and drinks at The TRAIL CAFE and freshen up with a hot shower. Make a day of it and chill out in the picnic area or test your skills on the pumptrack or do both.

If you are up for it, just hit the trails again and improve your time.

 

 

How it works:

 

 

We will be using STRAVA™ for timing of the enduro.

It is a gps based cycling specific tracking system. When you ride a specific section of trail it automatically times you and gives you a position on the leader board for the relevant segment

 

You will need to register a STRAVA profile - if you don't already have one.

Go to http://www.strava.com/ and click on the register for free button.

It’s quick and easy. Then all you need is a I-phone/Blackberry/Android phone/Bryton or Garmin.

 

If you are going to use your phone as a tracking device you will need to download The Strava app. If you have a Blackberry you need to download "fitness tracker" off the net- it will then also link directly with STRAVA.

 

The Enduro course will be marked and open from 9:00am Monday 7th July until 12pm Sunday 13th July 2014. To find all the ENDURO segments you will need to Start with the ForestFrenzy(yellow) loop, then do CrazyCreek(blue) loop and finish with the JungleFever(red ) loop.

 

There will be an information board 50 meters before the start of each ENDURO segment. Segment name, number, distance, average gradient, total descent, and total ascent will be displayed here. The actual start of the segment will be marked with a “START” board. The finish of the segment will be marked with a “FINISH” board.

 

Riders can ride the segments as many times as they want in the allocated week. Average total ride time will be about 2 hours. Riders will receive points based on their placing on each segment. 1 point for 1st, 2 points for 2nd and so on. At the end of the week, the rider with the least points is the winner.

Riders are responsible for uploading their own Strava. If it’s not on Strava - it didn’t happen Your fastest time counts, so remember, practice makes perfect.

 

 

Rules:

 

As this is a virtual competition, There will be no marshalls medics or water points. Riders are required to ride in groups of at least 2.

The majority of the trails are on steep ground, in dense bush and forest.

If you run out of talent you are likely to disappear for a long time. So you need someone who can call for help. Normal Garden Route Trail Park rules apply

 

 

How to Enter:

 

Join the TRAILMANIA Club on STRAVA™: http://www.strava.com/clubs/41624 and then simply come to the Park on a day and time that suites you, pay your Park fee (R50 pp per day) and hit the trails.

 

Make sure your STRAVA™ is on!

 

 

For the not so competitive people:

 

Although we recommend bringing a tracking device. It is not compulsory. If you prefer just to charge down some awesome singletrack and not worry about your time, no problem. Enter as normal, you will still have a blast!

 

 

 

 

 

When : 7 to 13 July 2014

Time : Dawn till Dusk

More info at The Trail Cafe at park entrance

 

Entry Fee : R50 per Person per day

 

TRAILMANIA 2014 - Final Results