2015 Route 99 MTB experience


Words: The Leverage Corporation Team

Route 99? What's this I hear you ask? Simply put, it's an exciting new 3-day stage race presented by The Leverage Corporation and takes place on 9, 10 and 11 October 2015.

It’s the sister event to The Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience, but this race has a number of different offerings:
·         Each of the 3 stages will start and finish at the same place at the Rhino & Lion Park in the Cradle of Humankind
·         You can choose which stage you want to race, or you can race a combination of stages, such as Stage 1 and 3, Stage 2 and 3 or Stages 1, 2 & 3
·         This is a no-frills race, but there will be great post race food vendors, craft beer vendors and more
·         We will be offering three stunning stages
o   Stage 1 - 80km
o   Stage 2 - 75km
o   Stage 3 - 60km
·         On the Sunday, we will also be offering a 2015 Route 99 Supporters Ride with a 20km ride.
·         We will have a race village and on Saturday, in addition to a number of food and craft beer vendors, we will also host a mini-market and some live entertainment. So this would be the perfect opportunity to get away with the family for a family weekend.
So if you have committed to any big events in the latter part of 2015, or want to kick-start with a proper Stage Race in preparation for 2016, this is the race for you.
In true Leverage Corporation fashion, this will be a ride where you will be challenged; it will be a ride which you will enjoy; and it will be a fantastic event which is well organized and run. 
Here’s what the route entails:
Day 1: An 80km "not for the feint-of-heart warm up"
Day 2: A tough, challenging and rewarding 75km
Day 3: A final 60km “leg-loosener” plus a 20km ride for supporters
215 km later – tired and sore legs, but a job well done.
Please note that exact distances are still to be confirmed.
Got your interest? Good! So what’s included and what’s not.
What’s in:
    Absolutely unbelievable riding – great single track, good, tough technical challenges and stunning scenery
    A professionally planned and managed route
    Goodie Bag including race shirt
    Good TLC all along the way
    The Legendary Bridgestone Bike Wash
    Lucky draw prizes
    Fun post race activities – food vendors, craft beer, live entertainment and more
    One of the best and most enjoyable warm ups you're going to get – tick 215km off that training schedule
The Route: We will unfortunately not be able to release details of the route to you now, as the landowners have requested that we respect their privacy until race day.
Entries are limited, so best you enter soonest.
Costs and Entry links are as follows:
The 2015 Route 99 MTB Experience
Solo Rider: R 950
Teams of Two: R 1900

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The 2015 Route 99 Weekend MTB Experience (combination of stages)
Each stage will cost R350 per rider. So if you choose 2 stages, the cost will be R700 and 1 stage will be R350.
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The 2015 Route 99 Supporters Ride
Entrants spouses and significant others will be at a nominal cost of R100 per rider
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