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Posted on: Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Shout-out to all mountain bike enthusiasts

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Aldam Lion Man

Aldam Lion Man

This is a shout-out to all mountain bike enthusiasts!!  Get out your cycling gear and start practicing because the 3rd Annual Aldam Lion Man Mountain Bike Race will take place on 12 September 2009.

The first Lion Man Mountain Bike race was held at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve in Limpopo 9 years ago. The race has grown from under a 100 cyclists partaking in the event in 2001 to a very exclusive race that now allows a maximum of 1600 cyclists.  This race is now rated as one of the Top mountain bike races in the country …

The Aldam Lion Man takes place at Aldam Estate in the Free State, offering the trademark Lion Man distances of 35 km and 80 km options through typical bushveld vegetation. Starting and finishing at the Aldam Estate, the routes have been made harder and more technical this year than they were in the past – the long, fast, straight stretches have been exchanged for technical climbs, rocky terrain and single-track.

The short route will still be suitable for families, the less experienced and not-so-fit. The 80 km route promises to be much more challenging than in the past and experienced cyclists can prepare themselves. It also promises to be a fun-day filled for non-cyclists!  There will be entertainment for the youngsters, delicious food and a beer tent for those who prefer to sit back, relax and watch how the participants finishes the grueling race!

On-line entries will open at the end of July or you can contact the race organizer on +27 (0)57 652-2200.

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