GLACIER CRADLE TRAVERSE: 05 – 07 APRIL 2019

Standard Tented Accommodation Packages

3 Days of unbelievable mountain biking in the heart of Gauteng traversing the amazing tracks of the Cradle of Humankind.

3 Nights’ accommodation.

2 Man tent and mattress per person.

Access to exclusive areas including the renowned Avianto Lifestyle Estate.

9 Scrumptious meals, including dinner on Thursday evening pre-race and a prize giving lunch on the Sunday post-race.

Vegetarian options available.

Nutritional needs of the riders are kept in mind.

Race entertainment and daily prize giving function.

Official event apparel.

Water points daily.

Full race medical back-up.

Ablution facilities available.

Dryland Event Management’s world-famous hospitality.

Non-accommodation Packages

3 Days of unbelievable mountain biking in the heart of Gauteng traversing the amazing tracks of the Cradle of Humankind.

Accommodation not included.

Breakfast not included.

Race entertainment and daily prize giving function.

Official event apparel.

Water points daily.

Full race medical back-up.

Post-race shower facilities available.

Dryland Event Management’s world-famous hospitality.

GLACIER CRADLE TRAVERSE TWO-DAY EXPERIENCE

Standard Tented Accommodation Packages:

Solo Rider R3,900.00

Team of 2 Riders R7,500.00

2 Days of unbelievable mountain biking in the heart of Gauteng traversing the amazing tracks of the Cradle of Humankind.

2 Nights’ accommodation.

2 Man tent and mattress per person.

Access to exclusive areas including the renowned Avianto Lifestyle Estate.

6 Scrumptious meals, including dinner on Friday evening and a prize giving lunch on the Sunday post-race.

Vegetarian options available.

Nutritional needs of the riders are kept in mind.

Race entertainment and daily prize giving function.

Official event apparel.

Water points daily.

Full race medical back-up.

Ablution facilities available.

Dryland Event Management’s world-famous hospitality.

Non-Accommodation Packages:

Solo Rider R3,600.00

Team of 2 Riders R6,900.00

2 Days of unbelievable mountain biking in the heart of Gauteng traversing the amazing tracks of the Cradle of Humankind.

Accommodation not included.

Breakfast not included.

Race entertainment and daily prize giving function.

Official event apparel.

Water points daily.

Full race medical back-up.

Post-race shower facilities available.

Dryland Event Management’s world-famous hospitality.

GLACIER CRADLE TRAVERSE

RACE REGISTRATION: 4 April 2019 16:00 – 19:00

Riders within a team must register together.

No late registrations will be allowed.

If a team has not registered, they will not be allowed to start.

 

RACE BRIEFING: 4 April 2019 19:00 – 20:00

Attendance is important, as vital information regarding the race, will be given.

 

RACE START:

Daily at 08:00

Daily cut-off at 14:00

 

PRIZE GIVING:

Every evening at 19:00

Avianto Lifestyle Estate

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Before Registration Day – Review race documents, including the Participant Waiver.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

A photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book).

GLACIER CRADLE TRAVERSE TWO-DAY EXPERIENCE

RACE REGISTRATION: Friday, 5 April 2019 15:00 – 18:00

Riders within a team must register together.

No late registrations will be allowed.

If a team has not registered, they will not be allowed to start.

    

DINNER: 5 April 2019 18:00

    

RACE BRIEFING/PRIZE GIVING: 5 April 2019 19:00 – 20:00

Attendance is important, as vital information regarding the race, will be given.

    

RACE START:

Daily at 08:00

Daily cut-off at 14:00

    

PRIZE GIVING:

Every evening at 19:00

Avianto Lifestyle Estate

Please note that riders participating in the 2 day experience will not be eligible for prize money.

    

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Before Registration Day – Review race documents, including the Participant Waiver.

    

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

A photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book).

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Route Information

Fast flowing tracks will get the blood pumping early on as riders traverse the rocky steep trails in the Avianto trail network. The tree lined Crocodile River provides the perfect reprieve, before riders head out towards the Cradle trail, a smooth network of trails adjacent the main road. After negotiating an amazing dry riverbed section, riders head onto one of the neighbouring game farms where they are once again treated to some amazing views of the Cradle area.

Some climbing awaits, but the fast descents make it all worthwhile as riders drop back once again into the Avianto trails. Phambili provides some fun single tracks before riders are homeward bound and in sight of the Avianto clubhouse.

Distance: 36 km
Vertical ascent: 690 m
Water point 1: 11,5 km
Water point 2: 20 km
Water point 3: 30 km

The longest stage of the Cradle Traverse, starts with a short stretch of tar road which leads riders onto the jeep tracks of the Avianto trails, after a short section through Syringa, riders will face the climb of the Driefontein waterworks. After a short tar transition riders are linked in with trails of the newly formed Cradle Moon. The Cradle moon reserver will offer some fantastic scenery of Lake Heritage and some possible encounters with the game life that roam freely in the newly renovated conservancy.

After exiting the Cradle Moon Conservancy, riders will head into the open farmlands of Lammamoor. Long dirt road drags and descents interspersed with some fun single track sections will give riders a chance to recoup after the harder start to the stage. Some single track climbing and descending will still need to be conquered before riders find themselves back into the Avianto trail network and the finish line.

Distance: 46 km
Vertical ascent: 861 m
Water point 1: 7,5 km
Water point 2: 22 km
Water point 3: 33 km

A neutral zone through the original town of Muldersdrift sets the stage for the final day. Fast dirt roads might allure to a fast short day in the saddle, however once riders cross under the N14 the race truly begins. The hidden gem of the Laurentia farm provides a spectacular back drop for an amazing day in the saddle. Riding up the first road into Krugersdorp built in the early 1900’s provides a serious challenge to riders of all levels. A mixture of cattle trail, walking paths and custom built single tracks await riders at the top as some fast descending allows for a short reprieve before riders negotiate the next climb.

Once in the kloof the views are second to none as a natural spring waterfall and world heritage site that few get to visit are part the attractions that await the riders. A circular route brings riders back to the N14 crossing and with the toughest part of the stage well in the background, riders can enjoy some fast single track back towards Avianto and the finish of the inaugural Glacier Cradle Traverse.

Distance: 41 km
Vertical ascent: 681 m
Water point 1: 19 km
Water point 2: 28 km

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The race organizers will not allow vehicles to follow riders or tolerate any unlawful access to private land. Where a perpetrator can be linked to a rider or team, severe steps will be taken. Always park out of the way of riders and other traffic.

The organizers reserve the right to change routes, actual profiles and the ascent totals on short notice due to circumstances beyond their control, and if so, updates hereof will be given at the official race briefing or the evening prior to the stage start.

The data reflects actual GPS recordings. Distance measurements typically vary between 3-5% between devices, as well as the method of measurement (GPS or rolling measurement) Ascent gain may vary 10-15% between devices and may be up to 30% different.

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