FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

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Date:
3 June 2017
 
Type:
Marathon, Half Marathon and Fun Ride MTB
  
Start Venue:
ATKV, Buffelspoort
  
Finish Venue:
ATKV, Buffelspoort
  
Distances:
Distance 1: : 70km
Distance 2: : 35km
Distance 3: : 15km

 

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The FNB Magalies Monster encompasses all the key elements of a successful MTB Race, namely; scenic beauty, technicality, toughness and the sense of accomplishing something unique. The event was affectionately named after the “Monster”, which is a 9km gruelling climb up the northern slope of the Magaliesberg, which riders of the 80km route encounter! The Magalies Monster gives riders the opportunity to experience the real beauty of the Magaliesberg Mountains with amazing rock formations and pristine vegetation as well as magnificent views of the Buffelspoort Valley. Riders can expect a real challenge as the terrain of the area lends itself to tough and technical riding! A hugely popular event on the MTB calendar, conquering the Monster is seen as a real accomplishment in the world of Mountain Biking! Are you taking up the challenge in 2017?

   
Date:  3 June 2017
Venue:  ATKV, Buffelspoort 
Distances:  15km, 35km and 70km
Start Times:  
70km:  08h00
35km:  09h00
15km:  09h30
Pre-Entries Open:  ARE OPEN
Pre-Entries Close:  15 May 2017

ROUTE INFORMATION: 2016

The 70km would suit a rider who has ridden 50kms or further this year and who’s technical ability ranges between a 3&5 (5, being the most technical), and we suggest that you train hills and rocky ascents. This distance offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg and not to forget the ability to say after that you have “Tamed The Monster!” This distance offers a variety of district roads and singletrack and will include some climbing.

The 35km would suit a rider who has ridden 30kms or further this year and who’s technical ability ranges between a 2&5 (5, being the most technical). This distance offers a variety of district roads and singletrack and will include some climbing.

The 15km event is a FUN RIDE, with focus being solely on completion and family participation. This will offer a a little bit of singletrack but is suited for riders capable of completing the distance and ranging between 1&3 in technical abilities (5, being the most technical). 

We will only release the exact route closer to the race date as rogue-riding on the event routes, prior to this event, is a constant issue which we are faced with.

 

Entry Queries

entries@stillwatersports.com 0829910045

Date: 3 June 2017
Venue: ATKV, Buffelspoort
Entry Fees:  
80km: R350
45km: R250
20km: R150
Minimum Ages:  
70km: 19yrs+ (at 31 December 2017)
35km: 15yrs (at 31 December 2017)
15km: 10yrs (8yrs if accompanied by an adult)
Pre-Entries Open: 31st Oct 2016
Pre-Entries Close: 25 May 2017
Number & Racepack Collectio Will take place at the ATKV on the following days:
Friday 2 June 2017: 14h00-19h00
Saturday 3 June 2017: 06h00-08h30

CSA Licence Requirement

The FNB Magalies Monster is a sanctioned CSA race. CSA MTB rules require you to have a valid CSA Licence for the marathon and half marathon. Day Licences can be purchased online upon entering or at registration. PPA Members must present their membership cards if they have not yet received their CSA Licences.

CATEGORIES:

Marathon Distance: 61 – 80km

Target Race Time: 03:00 – 04:00

Age Restriction: Both Male and Female 19+

 

Half Marathon Distance: 11 – 25km

Target Race Time: 00:30 – 01:30

Age Restriction: Both Male and Female 8 – 14

 

Half Marathon Distance: 26 – 60km

Target Race Time: 02:00 – 02:30

Age Restriction: Both Male and Female 15+

 

DIRECTIONS TO RACE VENUE

GPS coordinates: 25º45’46.2″ S / 27º29’26.8″ E Click here for more info on Buffelspoort ATKV

From Pretoria

Take either the R104, N4, R513 or R566(Through Rosslyn) in a western direction to reach either the N4 or the R104 (R514 over the dam wall) towards Rustenburg. On the N4 you will find the turnoff to Buffelspoort to the left opposite the turnoff to Marikana (about 7-10 km west of the first Mooinooi/Marikana off-ramp). The connecting road between the N4 and the R104 makes a T-junction with the R104 at a Caltex filling station. Turn right at the stop sign. The main entrance to the resort is on the left hand side of the R104 about 200m from the T-junction.

From the West through Rustenburg

Follow any roads towards Rustenburg. In Rustenburg, drive in a eastern direction towards Pretoria on the N4. You will pass through the town of Kroondal 10km east of Rustenburg. About 20km from Kroondal you will find the off-ramp to Buffelspoort and Marikana to the left. Turn right on top of the bridge toward Buffelspoort from the N4. The connecting road between the N4 and the R104 makes a T-junction with the R104 at the Caltex filling station. Turn right at the stop sign. The main entrance to the resort is on the left hand side of the R104 about 200m from the T-junction.

From the North through Brits

Drive though Brits in a southern direction towards Schoemansville/Meerhof. At the 4way crossing with the R513, turn right towards Rustenburg and the N4. Follow this road to the next4way crossing and turn left following the Rustenburg /N4 signs. You will turn off right onto the N4 about 500m from the 4way stop. On the N4 you will find the turnoff to Buffelspoort to the left opposite the turnoff to Marikana (about 7-10 km west of the first Mooinooi/Marikana off-ramp). The connecting road between the N4 and the R104 makes a T-junction with the R104 at a Caltex filling station. Turn right at the stop sign. The main entrance to the resort is on the left hand side of the R104 about 200m from the T-junction.