The 11th Redstone Mountain Bike and Trail Running Weekend is all set for Friday, 12 and Saturday, 13 May at Buffelskloof, Kruisrivier near Calitzdorp in its spectacular arena of red mountains, green valleys and Karoo fynbos.
The second decade will see a few exciting changes. The first major change is that Corne Botha of Jakhals Events will take over the race organising duties from Dryland who will continue their valued relationship as a major infrastructure sponsor. Other changes include the addition of a 17km MTB route to cater for the junior MTB riders in the Eden District and a 5km fun run event.
The weekend kicks off on Friday with an 11km Night Ride and Night Run followed by a “potjiekos” dinner and live entertainment. The races on Saturday include MTB routes over 17, 43 and 60kms on open gravel roads and Jeep track and a 20k Trail run. There is also an 11km fun ride and fun run/walk. The winners of the three major events will be awarded the new floating trophies that were specially designed and made by local artist Roger Young.
Redstone is currently the principal fundraising event of the Redstone Hills Trust whose main object is to assist in the care and development of the less fortunate in the area. With the help of the participants and sponsors such as Wesgro, Time Freight, The Queen of Calitzdorp and many others, we hope to raise more money for community projects.
This is a magical family weekend, where each and all are invited to experience the unique food and hospitality of the farmers and people of the Klein Karoo and enjoy a typical “plaasbasaar”.
For more information and to enter online visit www.redstonehills.co.za