The Zini River Estate Buffalo MTB Race takes place in the small coastal village of Mtunzini providing the perfect weekend getaway for the family. With the race offering a 10km untimed fun ride, 25km and 50km option there really is something for everyone. All of the routes include a loop in the beautiful Zini River Estate which is home to various antelope as well as an abundance of birdlife and offers great views of the Mlalazi Estuary.
The 25 km route includes some lovely flowing single track through plantations as well as indigenous forest, with riders also afforded the privilege of riding the boardwalks through the Raphia Palms. The route is suitable for riders of all levels and with a limited amount of climbing it is bound to be a popular route!
The 50 km route includes a very special section of track through the dune forests in Umlalazi Nature Reserve. Following a loop similar to the 25 km route, the 50 km riders head north over the Mlalazi Estuary and into some newly cut single track. The route boasts long sections of single track with one or two slightly technical sections for the brave. Between these however riders are treated to wonderful views of the Indian Ocean, the estuary and Ongoye Mountains
10KM FUN RIDE:
Please note that the 10km will not be timed by Elite Timing but will be timed separately by the event organizers. Furthermore, only the U/10s in the 10km will receive a time from the event organizers.
The 10km results will not be posted on the ROAG website.
This is as per the Big 5 Series!
T-Shirts to the first 600 entrants. (The Bell Big 5 Series Challenge entrants will receive a area t-shirt at each race).
Medals will only be given out to riders in the 10km race.
Parents will be pleased to note that there will be entertainment for your kids.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Mtunzini Country Club will be selling food and beverages.
How to Get to Mtunzini (N2 North)
From Durban You'll follow the N2 North for approximately 158km (1.5 hour trip by car)
You will eventually get to a toll gate Called "Mtunzini Plaza" (this will be after Tongaat and Mvoti), keep to the left to exit to the Mtunzini gate.
When exiting the gate you will be on an offramp to Mtunzini. When you come to a Stop, turn right onto the bridge and into Hely Hutchinson road Mtunzini.
How to Get to the Mtunzini Country Club
From the Toll gate to get into Mtunzini, please be sure to keep left and take the Mtunzini exit at the Mtunzini Plaza.
Once on the offramp after the toll, when you come to a stop, turn right onto the bridge and into Hely Hutchinson road.
When coming into Mtunzini, follow Hely Hutchinson, this road road takes you directly to the Mtunzini Country Club.
This road will direct you straight ahead, into town, you will be led around a brief left turn as you come over the hill into Mtunzini, and experience a beautiful sea view as you drive in.
Keep following the road, up past "Mtunzini Spar" and once you see the golf course to the right prepare to turn into Mtunzini Country Club, you will be able to see it quite easily.
GPS start co-ordinates: S28 56.670 E31 45.655
BELL BIG 5 CHALLENGE RULES:
Riders must complete a minimum of 4 out of the 5 races
The four best times out of the 5 race series are used to calculate the positions for the BELL Big 5 Series Challenge
Results for the 25km and 50km races will count toward your ROAG Ranking.