Our trail and destination featured in the brand new TOP 100 MTB TRAILS, South Africa’s definitive guide to mountain biking routes and rides. The book is currently one of the TOP 10 best sellers on the list of local sports publications, and the first print run of 10 000 books is expected to sell out within the next few months. More info available through the below link:
With only 7 weeks to to go the plans for the BURRY STANDER Sardine MTB Classic 2013 are coming together. A community event organised by Bundubasher MTB members for the good of the community!
This year, the event highlights the Burry Stander legacy and will create funds and awareness for the Burry Stander Foundation. For more info on the organisation go to: www.burrystanderfoundation.org
Our local mountain biking hero, BURRY STANDER who rose to international glory through the Cape Epic and his 3rd place in the London Olympics and who was loved dearly by his wife Cherise and family passed away on the 3rd of January this year due to a taxi bus accident.
He is sorely missed by all in the community and will always be a hero among hero’s for us at the Clearwater Trail Centre.
A Foundation in his name has been initiated to continue the push for cycling/walking lanes along the main roads in KZN.
Clearwater Trail Centre with the assistance of avid trail runner Kylene Schlebusch hosted the their first social trail run on Sunday, 28th October.
“There’s nothing like it – being out in nature, doing the sport you love.
The awful weather we have been experiencing has been enough to keep us indoors, and so to have 36 trailers join us for our first social trail run/walk on Sunday at Clearwater Trails was very impressive. Well done to the trailers that braved the cold start to the day, the rain and wind held back and we only experienced a light drizzle at times, which made for a pleasant, cool run.
The 4.5k, 11k and 16k trails took us through beautiful farmlands that overlook the spectacular Umtamvuna River Gorge and Nature Reserve, through Beaver Creek Coffee Estate and Crags View Wildlife Centre, past dams, up and down hills, along rocky and smooth trails, providing us all with a great outdoor experience, followed by a well deserved cup of coffee/hot chocolate at the Clearwater Taverna to end off a great morning.
The next Social Trail Run/Walk will be held at Clearwater Trails in Port Edward on Sunday 25th November, so make sure you keep the date open, bring along the whole family to enjoy a walk or run at your own pace. More information will follow nearer the time.
P.S. Let me know if anyone else would like to be added to the mailing list.”
Any interested runners/walkers (or even mountain bikers looking to cross-train), please contact the Trail Centre for further info.
Burry Stander, mountain biking world champ, has rated Clearwater Trails as one of his favourite routes to ride and train on! Read further in the latest YOU Magazine (4th October Issue, pages 124 & 125). www.you.co.za
Clearwater’s pump track is a hit!
Following an international trend of developing this type of mini dirt track for mountain bikers wherein the closely placed humps allow the rider the “pump” their way around the course by using little or no pedalling, just momentum and pushing of their arms against the handlebars. The courses come in various shapes and sizes though follow basic principles.
Get your Clearwater T-Shirt, available at the Gift Shop – produced by Gavel Clothing!
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The community is rallying around again to organise the 10th Annual “Sardine” MTB Classic race. This year the event finds a new start/finish venue at the Port Edward Holiday Resort, on Port Edward beach. The trails will include the existing established Clearwater Trail Network with a few additional kilometres of track on neighbouring private farmlands.
Check out http://www.roag.co.za/enter-an-event/mtb/-sardine-super-classic.aspx from more info!