Introducing YETI gravel raid!

16-18 June 2022, Lomond Wine Estate, Gansbaai

What is a gravel raid?

ˈgrvəl reɪd:

A multi day bicycle race on gravel roads – just better and cooler, because it’s in winter!

But seriously it’s better and cooler.

Join us for some proper Winter Fun on some of the Agulhas Coast and Overberg’s most legendary gravel roads. This is not just a bike race, it’s a bike festival! 3 days of bike racing with a Winter Rock Concert thrown into the mix!!

The iconic Lomond Wine Estate will play host to this new kid on the block. Mind you, don’t think we can call it a kid… the new old man on the block!

Day 1: Night CX Criterium 7.5km (3 laps of the route)

Route description and profile:

Stage 1 is a short 7,5 kilometer 3 lap affair, but don’t be fooled, each 2.5 kilometer lap has almost 100 meters of accent! You will however be rewarded with the most flowing smooth single track decent you’ve ever experienced!

YETI Gravel Bike Criterium

Day 2: 80 kms Full-on Race

Route description and profile:

Stage 2 is some of the best Gravel Grinding you can do! The route takes you past Baardskeerdersbos, through Elim and up the infamous Papiesvlei climb.

At the halfway mark we’ll be waiting with some lekker boeries, warm tea and of course sherry!

80 kilometers of Gravel Heaven, with 1200 meters of ascent.

YETI Gravel Bike Day 1

Day 3: 31 kms Easy Decompression Ride, with a bit of racing. You WILL be hungover after Day 2’s epic, post-stage rock concert!

Route description and profile:

Stage 3 is a short 31 kilometer loop, but all is not over, a nasty climb up stairway to heaven awaits! You will be rewarded with beautiful views over the Agulhas Coast.

The waterpoint will stocked with beers, and of course more sherry.

A gentle roll down to Uilenkraal and on to Lomond will cap off your 3 days of YETI!

YETI Gravel Bike Day 2

The race will be decided on a segment points system. Each day will have racing segments where you accumulate points. The most points overall, wins the race.
This format allows you to ride with your slow/fat/useless mates (whatever you choose to call them) but then still have the opportunity to race the segments and stand a chance to be on the podium!

Entry Fee is R1550 and includes all of the following:

• 3 days of Gravel riding in the beautiful Agulhas region

• Event T-shirt

• Beer/Cool Drink after each stage

• Rock Concert on Friday afternoon/evening after stage 2

• Complimentary concert entrance for 2 friends or family members

• Awesome water/beer points

• Hot showers at the finish

• Family friendly – kids area with jumping castle

• Medical Assistance. Also at, and after, the Rock Concert – you might need it!

All bikes welcome, including E-bikes. YETI is the race for all!

Join us for the Winter Bike Festival of the year! Lots of accommodation nearby, so get in!

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Adriaan Theron

Tel. 0828909318

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