Enduro TT, bicycle polo, Pro MTB outrides, night rides and Spur ribs and wings buffet – this is #SpurFest

#SpurFest was conceptualized to offer a National inter-schools experience to all riders, and not only those that get selected to the end of season finals.

Mountain bike festivals are nothing new, in fact they were at the heart of the sport’s explosive growth in the 90’s and early 00’s. In South Africa, the Dirtopia MTB Festival led the way from 2000 and offered a variety program celebrating the spirit and soul of the sport.

Since then, mountain bike eventing has evolved to become mostly marathon and endurance based with niche groups getting into enduro. The endurance events are designed and caters for older riders, with the average age of participation being well over 40 years of age.

photo by Sinead Wannenburg

Of course, the Spur MTB League is rapidly flipping this aging model on its head and with our huge youth base it is time to bring the fun back into events and celebrate the diversity that mountain biking offers.
This event is about bringing school teams together, fostering interaction with old friends ( and making new ones!) and celebrating the freedom and opportunities that the mountain bike can bring.

 

photo by Sinead Wannenburg

 

photo by Sinead Wannenburg

Entries for the #SpurFest open!

When: 28 March to 31 March 2019
Where: A Forever Resort, Gariep Dam.
Cost:  per High School participant is R695 and R395 per primary school participant.
This includes all event entries and activities for the weekend but excludes accommodation and meals. (We are planning a Saturday night feast that will be included)

Should you wish to only partake on Sunday, you are welcome to do so. The entry fee will be R100 per rider.

Limited to 800 riders.

More details on entering here: SpurFest