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Rietvlei (Family Ride)

May 31, 2015 @ 07:30 - 10:30

Ride groups: Green, Yellow, Red & Blue

Ratings: Technical: 5/10-8/10;

Ride groups: Green, Yellow, Red & Blue

Ratings: Technical: 5/10-8/10; Hills: 5/10-7/10; Distance: 13-38 km

Starting From: The Cycle Hub @ Rietvlei Zoo Farm

Starting Time: 07h30 for 08h00

Ride Description:
The park offers some easy Jeep tracks but mainly single tracks with bridged river crossings, windy forest and rocky climbs, with the option of ‘Bull Runs’ or ‘Chicken Runs’ along the way. There are many challenging spin off sections for the stronger groups, such as the steep and highly technical climb of Wendell’s Revenge. Bits for everyone, this is a great opportunity to bring along the family (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult during the entire ride). Green will do the main green route (13 km), yellow can add / subtract bits and pieces of the blue loops at will (~19 km), while red and blue will do the green route, the blue pieces and go up and around Wendell’s Revenge (tracks not shown). A second loop for everyone hungry for more.

Entry fee is R 30.00 per rider, JMBC Members will be subsidized by JMBC (assist by proudly wearing club colours!) while non-members must pay JMBC the R30.00 entry fee in addition to the R30.00 JMBC visitor fee. No payment is required directly to Rietvlei, if they ask please tell them that you are riding with JMBC.

There is a little restaurant next to The Cycle Hub so bring extra money for breakfast afterwards.

Directions: Take the N3 through Gillooly’s interchange. Near Alberton, take the N12 westwards (to the right). Then take the R59 Vereeniging southwards (to the left). Drive 5km and take the Swartkoppies off-ramp. Turn right across the highway and drive 3.4 km and turn right into Rietvlei Zoo Farm. Park near The Cycle Hub bike shop.

GPS Coordinates: S26.312175, E28.079381 (26°18’44.64″S / 28°04’47.61″E)

Contact: Mabel Coyanis (083 460 6279 – after hours only)


May 31, 2015
07:30 - 10:30
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S26.312175 E28.079381 + Google Map