Dryland Event Management, are extremely proud and excited to announce the launch of their first and only 100 Miler race.
“With the Karoo as our backyard, a 100-mile race to the Indian Ocean was always imminent. South Africans have an appetite for endurance events, more so when such an event crosses two major mountain ranges, takes you from the arid desert-like landscape of the Great Karoo and drops you in the heart of the breath-taking Garden Route coast. The idea originated from a friend. For years he insisted that we have to do it, and here we are…” said race director Henco Rademeyer.
Prince George will be the most diverse one-day race you’ll ever experience in terms of its change of route geography over 165km. It is a monumental race starting in the picturesque town of Prince Albert in the Great Karoo, over two mountain ranges – which are also National Monuments, through the Klein Karoo, with an oasis-like finish at the coastal town of George on the Garden Route.
The route starts off with a 20km climb from the dark, more challenging side on the Northern slopes of the Swartberg Mountain Range. With never-ending views over the Great Karoo plains, riders will reach close to 1700m above sea level, before a welcome descent takes them towards their first water point on the Southern slopes.
Riders will toughen it out through the hardy Klein Karoo, passing iconic names and tourism destinations such as Wildehondekloof, Grundheim, Highgate Ostrich Farm and the sleepy town of Herold.
Approaching the Outeniqua Mountain Range, another National Monument awaits as riders tackle the spectacular Montague Pass. They will fly their way down a steep descent through contouring pathways and majestic forest plantations concluding the perfect expedition by bike to the finish line at Blanco Primary School in George.
The vast landscapes and diverse overload of these non-technical routes are the perfect race for all mountain- and gravel bike enthusiasts alike. With ample opportunity to appreciate the unique surroundings riders might easily forget about those weary legs.
This new addition to the Dryland family of events will also be included in their Rewards Program. Riders who finished the race will receive 10 points towards their tier level to qualify for value back when entering for their next Dryland event.
Entries will open on 29 November 2021 at 12:00 noon.
Date: 15 October 2022
Location: Prince Albert
The race cut-off time is 13 hours.
Date: 15 October 2022
Location: Blanco Primary School, George
Solo entries into two categories – the gravel bike category and the mountain bike category.
“Anything run by Dryland will be popular! The attention to detail and spectacular terrain will make it a soul-cleansing experience.” – Andreas Pankratz (10x Finisher of The 36ONE MTB Challenge)
For any media queries about this event, please contact:
Cell: 084 627 1790