MOMENTUM HEALTH ATTAKWAS EXTREME MTB CHALLENGE


121KM (TOTAL ASCENT 2900m)
RACE CUT-OFF 11 HOURS


First Quarter


The race starts at Chandelier Game and Ostrich Show farm, and follows their legendary jeep track for the first 10 km, with a new section taking riders onto the Mount Hope road - heading towards Zebrasfontein. Jeep track through farmlands, undulating and fast, take riders onto the unforgiving rise up to water point 1 and Doringrivier nature reserve awaits.

Second Quarter


Probably the most scenic section of riding through proteas, waboom and other fynbos await riders - they continue through Doringvier and approach the first spectator point at the R 328 that links Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay. A steep steady climb take riders into the awe inspiring Attakwas kloof - water point 2 is visible in the distance and here you better refuel properly.

Third Quarter


Wishes of good luck come from the ever helpful water point crew as the toughest part of the race dooms large. Take care and take in the beauty of your surroundings - it is truly a privilege to be able to ride on these unspoilt tracks. The highest point marks the halfway mark and down the valley Bonniedale and a welcome Spur burger at water point 3 awaits. The steep and technical descent into Bonniedale must be negotiated with care - beware this could cost you the race, so be careful - a lot of riding is still to be done. Leaving this rural dwelling refreshed and revived, riders take the gravel roads through the pine forests on their way to water point 4 - take care at this, the hottest time of the day, and keep hydrating properly.

Fourth Quarter


Quite a few riders find this last part of the race the toughest, the heat and unrelenting climbs take their toll - and water point 4 provide an ever refreshing oasis. Spectator point 2 is just below Eight Bells Country Inn, just of the R328 - don't be fooled, the two tough climbs just before and after water point 5 will make sure you cherish the finisher's medal forever. The first sight of the sea signals a heroes welcome and finish right at the waters edge - enjoy this last descent - until 2018.



 

SPUR ATTA MINI


52KM (TOTAL ASCENT 1100m)


First Half


Do not underestimate this one - it starts of with a challenging climb out of Great Brakriver towards the plateau that overlooks the beautiful bay of Mossel Bay. Riders work their way towards Jonkersberg on undulating farm roads until they reach water point 1 (after 17 km) just after Jonkerberg Forestry station.

Second Half


From here the most scenic of jeep track follow the contours of the southerly slopes of the mighty Outeniqua Mountains. Riders move in a westerly direction and link up with riders from the long race. Water point 2, at 39 km marks the end of the toughest part of the ride and now you can enjoy the descent to Botlierskop, with a final climb to the top with a view to die for, and with such a heroes welcome, it was all worth it.



 

SPECTATOR/FEEDING/
TECHNICAL POINTS



Point 1: Official spectator, feeding and technical point

  • GPS: S33 50.003 E22 02.185
  • From Chandelier drive 6.6km back towards Oudtshoorn and turn left into Rademeyer street, drive on and turn left into Jan van Riebeeck Rd. Drive 5.4km’s and turn left onto the R328 towards Mossel Bay – proceed for 29km’s to the spectator/feeding/technical point on your right
  • Please park your vehicle in a safe location out of the way of traffic and riders.
Point 2: Spectator point only (no outside assistance allowed)

  • GPS S33 56.676 E22 02.100
  • From Spectator point 1 proceed for 16.4 km’s towards Mossel Bay on the R328, the spectator point is on your right.
  • Please park your vehicle in a safe location out of the way of traffic and riders.
Point 3: Official feeding/technical point only ‐ NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED

  • GPS S33 56.822 E21 58.411
  • See directions from Spectator point 2
Please Note:

  1. Water points 2 through 4 will have stock of basic bicycle spares with a mechanic on duty
  2. Water points 2 (46km) and 4 (85 km) will also double as the official technical/feeding point for professional teams – no outside assistance is allowed outside of these points.
  3. Please ensure that you carry spares specific to your brand of bicycle like derailleur hangers etc. Please carry a credit card or cash on you to pay for spares received.
  4. Only Teams/Riders in possession of a UCI professional racing license are allowed access to the technical/feeding points for professional athletes.
  5. No following vehicles will be allowed on the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge cycle route, if any vehicle transgressing in this regard can be linked to a specific rider, immediate disqualification applies. Marshalls and officials have strict orders to enforce this.