Serious preparation paid off – the result- a playful vibe for a diverse group of riders at the second edition of Ridetheberg!
First of all, great thanks goes out to all who made Ridethberg a reality:
To Sbu and his happy trails team – We love what you do for the trails and the team. Well done, the tracks are in the best condition ever. I would still be out there scratching around if not for you.
To the Race Village team – The relaxed vibe greeting all riders put every one at ease. The self batching format allowed riders to fit in where they wanted without impacting their SA seeding status.
To the Ridetheberg Riders- you came along for the journey and discovered the unexpected rewards. Thanks for pitching in and helping those deflated tires and deflated riders. You know who you are.
The race in brief: Start time arrived on both days with amazing clear conditions. Some unseasonal winds mid way through on day one proved a bit challenging at first, then gave back in the form of a brisk tail wind to the finish. Day two was calm and clear with a high of 20 and amazing and fast riding conditions and free craft beer for all. Check the video highlights
Great tracks, food and beer brought delight to everyone. Some notable finishers are:
Overall win – Brendon Davids,
Grand Masters – Michael Guerin
Masters – Andrea Bacheca
Veterans – Grant Usher
Overall win – Vanessa Steyn (Also 1st Veteran)
Grand Master – Linda Edwards
Masters – Cheryl Smith
Veterans – Marietjie Serfontein (2nd Veteran)
This is what you had to say:
“An incredible MTB ride – they put the M into MTB. Chris is passionate and personally called each rider in the week before the race. Highly recommended.” – Gary Lane
“Great venue, superb route, magical support. I’ll be back next year. Thank you to all the support people.” – Cormac McCreesh
“Tough, hard core, scenic, epic, flowing, tough again , slick organization, locals are amazing!!!! Chris, family and team you guys are the real rock n roll deal!!! and…….lekker trophies!!!” – Guy Watkins
“EXCELLENT! Superbly organised event, with much passion and great riding. Definitely be back for more! ” – Johan Vorster
Awesome organization, Loretta’s extraordinary attention to the details that gave rise to the whole success of the weekend. You had the right marshals at the right place at the right time. Thanks Lol, love your logistical mind”- Chris Mecklenborg
“I personally had a blast and am grateful to have such a great team in place to pull it off. Looking forward to seeing you all back next year for more discoveries at Ridetheberg 2018.
Next up: Getting to the harder to reach places by foot – Please look at joining us on the weekend of the 30/9/17 to 1/10/17 for Runtheberg – there are a few spots left so move quick and register Here Look forward to seeing you all again
Chris and the Rad Ridetheberg Team