Welcome to 3Mountains
The 3Mountains Challenge is a multi-stage MTB Cycling & Trail Running event, that will be presented to the cycling & running community by AfriAdventures in conjunction with the Clocolan cycling community. This exciting event will take place from 22-25 March 2017 in and around the beautiful town of Clocolan in the Free State.
The event will cater for all levels of expertise by providing different routes and distances to select from. The organizers will also provide a category for U/16 and U/18 to compete in their respective age groups over 4 stages. 3Mountains is a race over 4 days with 4 stages. It includes a Night race/prologue and 3 day stages. All stages are compulsory.
The Race Program
21 March 2017 (Wednesday)
3Mountains Sponsorship / VIP Function
Function starts at 18:00
22 March 2017 (Thursday)
Race Registration: 12:00 – 17:00 @ Race Village MTB Stage 1: 18:00 Start Trail Run/ Combo: 18:10 Start
23 March 2017 (Friday)
MTB/Combo: 07:30 Trail Run: 07:30 Prize Giving: 17:00 Start
24 March 2017 (Saturday)
MTB Stage 3: 07:30 Start Trail Run/Combo: 06:30 Transport 07:30 Start Prize Giving: 17:00 Start
25 March 2017 (Sunday)
MTB/Combo: 07:30 Start Trail Run: 06:30 Transport 07:30 Start Prize Giving: 12:00 Start
TILL EVENT STARTS:
Great event! Nice distances wirh a variety of terrain, from rolling dirt roads to rocky climbs and flowy forest single track. Routes were extremely well marked. Prizes and lucky draws were plentiful with bikes helmets and kit being given away daily. Great value for money
Thanks to the 3Mountains team for an awesome weekend! Our group of friends & family had a fun time in Clocolan, & we enjoyed catching up with old friends & making more … The routes were great, the scenery beautiful & the experience unique. I loved especially day 2 where the route took us up 3 tough challenging climbs (& down fun descents) through game reserrves, past caves, dams, sunflower fields, & along the Caledon river. My best part of day 2 was riding past springboks pronking & white blesbok & zebras running past. Thanks again!
Thaba Talks With
Q: Hi there Dawie Blaauw “aka The Muddy Cyclist”, as a first time participants to 3Mountains what are you looking forward to the most?
A: The trails – I was told 3Mountains has some hidden gems, and the reason we mountain bike is because of the trails.
Firstly, we at 3Mountains would like to congratulate you with your Trail Running achievements in 2016.
Q: Which event has been your biggest challenge to date, and how did the 3Mountains Trail 2016 compare to it?
A: Thank you! My biggest challenge to date was Kruger to Canyon, a 2-day stage race and Num-num trail challenge.
Hi there Simone, first off congratulations on winning the Short distance woman’s category at 3Mountains.
Q: How old where you when you won the 3Mountains competition?
A: Thank you very much! I was 13 years old.
Short and fast are the two best words to describe Stage 1. The first section of the trail is downhill before you reach the dirt road and climb your way back into the town. Racing the local kids on the edge of town was the best part along with the scenic, adrenaline pumping straightaway to the finish line. Don’t forget to look up and catch a glimpse of the always beautiful FS sunsets!