The Knysna Bull is the reincarnation of the popular Knysna 200, moved to a more favourable slot in the mountain biking event calendar – when the Garden Route weather is at its best and the mountain biking community is at its most vibrant. The event will feature three stages of roughly 65km, with stage starts outside Knysna and all finishes on Thesen Island. An urban prologue on the 23rd along the streets and lanes of Thesen Island will kick off the racing in style. Although the racing is expected to be fierce throughout, the Knysna Bull is suitable for everyone. While the elite riders and top amateurs use it as a final tune up ahead of the gruelling Absa Cape Epic, riders of all levels will enjoy the Knysna Bull as they will be treated to superb forest riding, a relaxed lagoon side race village and a weekend away in #TrailTownSA, the capital of destination mountain biking.
Off the bike the luxury of Knysna will take the sting out of the fast paced riding for the leaders and add to the enjoyment of the riders further down the field. Riders are encouraged to book themselves in to one of Knysna’s many top class hotels, bed and breakfasts or self-catering apartments. Being based in Knysna means riders can stay in luxury and sleep in comfort, which will definitely maximise their performance and enjoyment on the trails. The abundance of quality accommodation also enables riders to bring the whole family along, for support and to enjoy a fantastic weekend in Knysna, known as the home of adventure. The 65km stages mean that the days’ racing is set to finish with enough time to enjoy some of Knysna’s other attractions on each of the race days too.
The final routes for the Knysna Bull will be confirmed closer to the event, but riders can expect to experience the best of the area’s plentiful trails and singletrack as Knysna Tourism ups the ante to prove their tag-line of #TrailTownSA. The event will also form a key part in the region’s bid to attract mountain bikers outside of events. Along with the singletrack sections riders will be treated to spectacular indigenous forest riding, some testing climbs and exhilarating descents as route director, Patric Mosterd showcases his favourite Knysna Forest tracks and trails. In addition to the established trails Mosterd will also be working closely with the Knysna Sports School in the build up to the Knysna Bull to open up new singletracks especially for the event.
Thesen Island – lagoon-side race hub
Early morning coffee and rusks at 3 start venues
All lunches at Tapas Bistro – lagoon water’s edge
Registration dinner at Sirocco, Thesen Island
Limited edition Cape Storm event gear
Mitchells as you cross the finish line
Race hub entertainment
Knysna Sports School event beneficiary
Accommodation choices in and around Knysna
Included in the entry fee:
Prologue and 3 Trail Stages
Thursday Event Dinner (Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Lunch (Tapas Restaurant, Thesen Island)
Cape Storm Registration Merchandise
Mitchells Bear as you cross the finish line
We’re proud to introduce an event first – an automated recurring payment plan that allows you to pay for your entry over 4 months. Payment Plan offer valid until 18 November 2016.
R4,950 | or 4 recurring payments of R1,237
R9,500 | or 4 recurring payments of R2,375 (R1187 / rider)