Package consists of the following:
- A Mountain Bike adventure that exposes you to all the Tsitsikamma can offer
- Three stages
- Two scrumptious meals per day. Lunch and Dinner daily from Friday, 9 August 2024 to Sunday, 11 August 2024 lunch. Breakfast not included.
- Official race apparel (please note that only fully paid entries received by 9 June 2024 will receive complimentary event apparel)
- Nutritional needs of the riders are kept in mind
- Vegetarian options available
- Rider only chill zone
- E-bike category available
- Solo Entry (no accommodation) – R 8 750.00
- Team Entry (no accommodation) – R 16 995.00
Your family will be welcome to join you during meals and prize giving. However they will only be allowed to join you in the designated areas if you have booked a family pass, which includes their meal tickets.
CHILDREN AND PARTNERS JOINING YOU FOR MEALS OR CHILDREN ATTENDING OUR CHILD CARE PROGRAM MUST BE BOOKED WITH WILMA PIENAAR BEFORE 15 JULY 2024.
RATES FOR SUPPORTER & CHILDREN PACKAGES 2024:
- Rider & Supporter meals @R1560pp for lunch & dinner, as well as all day juices, coffee, tea & snacks for 3 days.
- Children 3-8years meal package:
R585 per child for lunch & dinner, as well as all day juices & snacks for 3 days.
- Children 9 – 16 years meal package:
R780 per child for lunch & dinner, as well as all day juices & snacks for 3 days.
- Laundry packages sold at registration @ R130 pp per set of cycling clothes.
Contact details for Wilma:
Cell phone: 060 504 9105
Luxury Tented Accommodation – R 5 500.00
These luxury canvas tents include the following amazing features:
- A 2.5 x 2.5 meter safari dome tent
- Two beds with white linen: duvets and pillows
- Two comfortable camping chairs
- Electrical blanket
- Easy accessible ablution area and showers
Date: Thursday,8 August 2024
Time: 14:00 until 18:30
Riders within a team must register together.
No late registrations will be allowed.
If a team has not registered, they will not be allowed to start.
Daily at 19:00
Attendance is important, as vital information regarding the race will be given.
Daily at 08:30
Daily cut-off at 15:00
Every evening at 19:00
Tsitsikamma Village Inn in Stormsriver Village.
What you need to do:
Before Registration Day – review race documents, including the Participant Waiver.
What you need to bring:
A photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book).
A valid UCI CSA license, if not, a day license can be purchased at registration, at R50.00 per day.
What to bring for the ride.
A mobile phone, fully charged and loaded with all the emergency numbers supplied at race registration.
First aid kit consisting of the following:
- Sun block, with a minimum SPF factor of 20
Bike repair tools:
- Spare tubes
- Multi tool
- Replacement derailleur hanger
- Inflation device (Pump etc)
- A minimum of 2.0l of fluid to be carried by each rider
- 3 x sets of cycling clothing (ensure you invest in some good quality cycling shorts)
- Supplements – energy bars and food
Riders will be supplied with a scrumptious lunch and dinner every day. The lunch will be served informally. Dinner is more formal, accompanied by the day’s prize giving and race briefing.
Lunch: 12:00 – 15:00
Dinner: 18:00 – 19:00
There will be 1 or 2 Waterpoints at each stage. These points will supply energy drinks,cold water,coke and snacks. Please check the route section for the exact distances between the Waterpoints.
Alcoholic and soft drinks will be on sale from the bar in the rider area.
The race organisers will supply single source water for the waterpoints and consumption during each stage. All tap water in our race villages is perfectly safe for drinking.
Our community partner will supply a secure bike storage facility. Riders will be required to sign their bikes in and out. Bikes have to be personally delivered and picked up from this location – no exceptions. Although there are no real safety concerns within the race village riders must at all times be alert and keep their equipment safe.
The Storms River Traverse will supply a full medical service at the race village and en-route. Trained medical personnel will also be on the route on quad bikes or 4×4 vehicles to handle any emergencies that may occur. More serious cases will be transferred to any of the local hospitals, where a more comprehensive service is available.
Basic medical services are for free, but recurring injuries or treatment of pre-existing chronic conditions will incur a charge. Please carry your medical insurance details in case of hospitalisation.
Please ensure that you bring your personal medication as prescribed by your physician. We are riding through areas with a high population of honey bees, so come prepared in this regard. Also ensure that you are carrying a sun block with at least a 20 SPF factor.
JP van Zyl is very well known in cycling circles. Cycling is in his blood, so if you want to talk tech, he is your go-to guy. As the official bike technical service provider, he offers a very affordable maintenance option for the duration of the race and all bookings and payments can be done directly with him.
Please contact him at JP van Zyl firstname.lastname@example.org
JOGGIE RAUTENBAGH BICYCLE TRANSPORT
Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle!
Bicycle transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg to the
Glacier Storms River Traverse
We have an unique “roll in roll out” system and it is not necessary to take apart your bicycle. To book your bike, please visit: www.bicycletransport.co.za
Tour the most scenic, beautiful and untouched gem of the Garden route on two wheels.
Allow us to be your partner for your ultimate recovery experience.
EPT the ultimate recovery experience, a multi-disciplinary team, are privileged to provide you with a hands-on sports massage service on behalf of the event coordinators, Dryland. . Their massage therapy is administered with up to date treatment techniques, and effective treatment products, executed by highly qualified therapists. They also offer a variety of massage therapy products that enables the client to do self-treatment to ensure overall health of the body. Their professional services include recovery massage therapy, myofascial release, ice baths, strapping, taping and stretching. They also provide general advice on optimal recovery during and after the event. EPT is now working with COMPEX SA to provide you with another tool to aid in your post event recover. COMPEX, is an electrical muscle stimulation device developed over the past 30 years and houses up to date patented technology, or MI, scans YOUR muscle physiology and automatically adjust the parameters within the program to YOUR body/muscle state. Compex recovery programs are based on scientific evidence and results in a 300% increase in blood flow and 25% decrease in lactic acid.
We offer the following:
- Pre-event Massage and Stretching
- Recovery Massage and Stretching
- Pre-event Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)
- Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)
- Foam rolling station (foam rollers and myofascial ball provided)
08:30 Race starts
10:00 First riders arrive
10:00 Race medical facility opens
10:00 Bike Park opens
10:00 Bike wash opens
12:00 Lunch starts
15:00 Lunch finishes
15:00 Race cut-off – may be altered daily at the discretion of the chief commissaire
17:00 Bike wash closes
18:00 Race medical facility closes
18:00 Race results
18:00 Dinner starts
19:00 Prize giving
19:00 Bike park closes
19:00 Dinner finishes
23:00 Lights out
Cancellations & Refunds
*Substitutions can be done (only until 21 July 2024) at a substitutions fee of R350.00 (ZAR) per rider transferred.
* Refunds up to 9 February 2024 at 75% of entry fee.
* Refunds from 10 February 2024 until 9 May 2024 at 50% of entry fee.
* No refunds after 9 May 2024.
* Please note that only fully paid entries received by 9 June 2024 will receive the complimentary event apparel.
* Entries are not transferable.
* NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING MEDICAL).
The Glacier Storms River Traverse will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. In this event, entry fees are not refundable.
Storms River village was established in 1841 by the Duthie family from Knysna who came to hunt bush pigs and elephants. Woodcutters covered large areas of the indigenous forest, and only in 1939 was the last of these woodcutters pensioned of. They were of a tough and isolated group of people who had made a living in the depths of Knysna forest for more than a century and a half.
The Tsitsikamma Mountains stretch just over 80 km from the Keurbooms River in the west just north of Plettenberg Bay, to Kareedouw Pass in the east near the town of Kareedouw.
At around 1870 Thomas Bain built the pass on about 80-90% of elephant track. Hunters, woodcutters, travelers, farmers, etc. used the forest daily and due to noise and using the forest everyday the environment become too stressful for elephants. SANParks believes that there is just one solitary elephant still roaming the Knysna Forest, aged between 25 to 35 years old (middle aged, elephants live up to 60 years old).
Our host for the weekend, the Tsitsikamma Village Inn which was first established in 1946, is committed to the wellbeing of their community. The hotel takes care of the needs of the local day care centre by providing daily meals and taking care of the buildings and maintenance. At present the hotel has various other community projects in the pipeline and Dryland has, through the Storms River Traverse, joined them in their venture.