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Resolution Health Ride the Rhino
September 27, 2013 - September 29, 2013
During 2012, a total of 668 rhinos were poached in SA. This year we want each cyclist to ride in memory of a rhino poached. The race will be capped at 668.
The Renosterveld poses as an endangered habitat and since the first launch of the event all of that has improved. The event extended the habitats’ awareness, fundraising and conservational efforts.
Cyclists can expect unsurpassed views and breath-taking scenery. The route offers some of the best terrain available from Mother Nature, ranging between rough back roads and jeep tracks to koppies and
Team and Solos.
Full Catering R3500pp
Self Catering R2700pp
Junior R2000pp (teams only).
Reasons to do the Rhino in 2013
New improved route for 2013 with a couple of surprises! (taking 2012 feedback into consideration);
A challenging but beautiful route with the colourful West Coast in full bloom;
Bring the family along, school holidays and lots for them to do along the route;
Race garment plus Resolution Health Ride the Rhino shirt on last day*;
Local homemade meals*;
The best water holes by Darling Dairies (bottled ice water and juices and snacks);
Energy drinks and supplements by GU;
Wine holes along the route for brave who want to UP the antioxidants;
Local hospitality and entertainment and happy hour with free drinks every day;
Special Fly Inn packages for Far Away Rhinos;
Exciting goody bag and daily prizes (for winners and lucky draws);
Finish on Wine Estate in Durbanville.
*T’s & C’s apply
Race categories are as follows:
BLACK RHINO TEAM: Open men
BLACK RHINO TEAM: Open ladies
BLACK RHINO TEAM: Open mixed
BLACK RHINO SOLO: Men and Ladies
5. VETS: age of each rider below 40 years
6. MASTERS: age of each rider 40 years and above.
WHITE RHINO (50/60km per day): Teams and Solo: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
JUNIOR RHINO: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Team members will need to ride together and finish within 2 minutes of each other. This is a ride and there will be no prize money for winners. There will be lucky draw prizes.
Ride the Rhino Route 2013
Langebaan Country Club to Darling Country Club
Distance: Black 85km, 1490m climb
White and Juniors: Finish IKwaTtu
The route is subject to Postberg access and permission of landowners.
The route from LCE will take riders through the scenic West Coast National Park and Postberg, which may not have the Big Five but does have the smaller five including tortoises, whales, porcupines and dune moles. You will enjoy the rainbow coloured spring flower carpets, often with wildlife grazing amongst them. The race starts from at the Langebaan Country Estate and follows the route through the National Park for about 26km to exit at the Yzerfontein gate, where waterpoint 1 will await. If this is your first Rhino, be prepared for the best waterpoints ever with drinks and eats provided by Darling Dairies.
The section then includes a rolling and relatively flat ride through some more game viewing areas to Waterpoint 2 at !KwaTtu at 60 km. Here you will experience a celebration of the San culture with live entertainment, craft shop, museum and game drives. Junior and White Rhinos end at iKwaTtu.
From there it’s more rolling hills to waterpoint 3 at Alexanderfontein at 75km, and then to the finish in Darling. At Alexanderfontein spectators can enjoy an olive and wine tasting.
Spectator points: !KwaTtu and Alexanderfontein
King of the Mountain: Cash prize
Darling Country Club and back
Distance: Black 80km, 1790m climb
White and Juniors: 50km
Follow the route in and around the jewel of the West Coast – Darling. The route starts at the Country Club and continues through Renosterveld single track to Alexanderfontein Wine and Olive Estate for WP1. Then some criss-crossing through the beautiful vineyards and rutted jeep track to Grootte Post Wine Estate WP2. The single track continues through Mamre. King of the Mountain on Day 2 will be over Dassenberg (highest climb of the race) with a long cement downhill to Cloof Wine Estate to WP3, and then through vineyards back to Darling Golf Club.
Spectator points: Alexanderfontein (wine and olive tasting), Grootte Post Cellars (wine tasting), Cloof Wine Estate (wine tasting, lunch).
Time Trial: tba
Darling Country Club to Meerendal Wine Estate
Distance: Black 80km, 1400m climb
White and Juniors: Start will be announced.
On Day 3 the route from the Darling Country Club departs along the railroad and will be fast flowing to Darling Cellars WP1. From there South and fast past Kalbaskraal and some more jeep track and farm land to the quaint town Philadelphia WP2. From there the climb starts to Capai and then through the Diep River to Fair Cape Dairies WP 3. The King of the Mountain will take you up the quarry and then at last some downhill on Dorsberg to see Meerendal Wine Farm waiting at the bottom with a nice spectacular water bridge finish.
Lunch and prize giving: 15:00
Spectator points: Darling Cellars (wine tasting).
King of the Mountain: Cash prize to first rider
Best wheelie across floating bridge: R1000
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