DAY 2: 02 JULY 2023
KNYSNA TOYOTA FUN ENDURO & 40KM MTB RIDE
On Day 2, immerse yourself in the renowned Concordia Contour Trails atop Simola. Opt for a scenic 40km ride along jeep tracks or embrace the adrenaline of the Knysna Toyota Fun Enduro, featuring timed stages and thrilling single tracks. Choose from the 3-stage or 5-stage option for the ultimate enduro challenge. Experience the thrill loved by local cyclists.
FULL RACE: 5 TIMED-STAGES
LITE RACE: 3 TIMED-SAGES
BRIEFING: 09H00 AT KNYSNA HIGH SCHOOL FIELDS
Cycling the Knysna Toyota Fun Enduro Stages
will be a fun and challenging experience that provides an opportunity for the rider to push their limits and enjoy the great outdoors of the Knysna Forests.
Knysna Toyota Fun Enduro
This a copy of the single track on the MTO land alongside Simola.
The event will include 3 trails for the light event and 5 for the serious cyclist
We are arranging shuttles to take spectators onsite to watch some of these sections. Final trails we be published before the event
Race Information Knysna Toyota Fun Enduro limited to 300 entries :
Full Race – 5 stages
Lite Race – 3 stages
Timing device collection Registration tent Knysna High School Fields – till 09:00hrs
A compulsory briefing will be held on the field at 09:00 – this is to brief on procedures and the stages (note cut off time for completion of the stages is 14:00hrs)
Stages will be placed on website 2 weeks before the event
Prize giving will be held on the High School Fields from 14:00 on Sunday 02 July
all A-lines and B-lines will be marked clearly for safety
pre-practice allowed, but there will be no official practice
all normal Permit Rules apply for any pre-practicing
there will be food and drink vendors present at Knysna High School
Recommended Riding Gear:
knee & elbow pads
note this gear is not compulsory, just recommended.
NO HELMET NO RIDE (full faces optional)
Knysna Toyota Fun Enduro details
Stages will vary in length 400 to 1200 m
All riders will need to have a timing device that can be collected and returned to the organisers at the registration tent on the Knysna High Field.
Riders will have until 14:00 to complete either the 3 or 5 stages and cycle back to the school field.
The event is limited to a total 300 entrants which is a combination of 3 and 5 stages.
Prizegiving will be held on the school fields from 14:00 on Sunday 2nd July 2023
More on our Knysna Toyota Fun Enduro
Mountain bike enduro is a form of mountain bike racing that typically involves several timed stages of technical, downhill terrain, with untimed transfer stages between them. The aim is to complete all stages in the shortest cumulative time.
Knysna Enduro stages will vary in length and difficulty 400 m to 1200m. Our stages may be steep and rocky, while others might have jumps, drops, and berms. It’s essential to have good technical skills, as well as physical fitness, to excel in enduro racing.
Here are some common features of The Knysna Toyota Fun MTB enduro stages:
Technical terrain: Enduro stages usually feature technical terrain, such as steep descents, rocky sections, tight switchbacks, and challenging obstacles. Riders need to be able to handle these challenges quickly and confidently.
Multiple line options: Often, there are multiple line options on enduro stages, giving riders the freedom to choose the best line for their riding style and ability. This can also create passing opportunities.
Timed sections: Each stage is timed, and riders are usually allowed several attempts to complete the stage within a set time limit (last ride will be final time for the event). The time taken on each stage 3 or 5 stages is added together to determine the overall winner.
Uphill transfers: In between stages, riders must make their way to the start of the next stage. These transfer sections are typically untimed, and riders can use any means necessary to get to the next stage.
Overall, mountain bike enduro stages require a combination of technical skill, fitness, and strategy. Riders need to be able to push themselves to their limits on the timed stages while conserving energy during the transfer sections to ensure they have enough left in the tank for the next stage.
DISTANCE: 40KM | ELEVATION:
START TIME: 08h30 START LINE: BOTTOM OF SIMOLA, OLD CAPE ROAD FINISH: KNYSNA HIGH SCHOOL FIELDS
Start: 08:30 at bottom of Simola Hill.
This route takes you along the north contours above Knysna which offers stunning views of the Knysna lagoon and some undulating riding. The Forestry gravel roads ride is in virgin forest . You will ride past Knysna off river storage dam and the southern face of the contours with stunning lagoon and sea views to the Top of Simola. From this point you will ride down to the finish on the Knysna High school fields.