Day 1 – Route Description:
We are building on last year’s Saturday options by removing most of the long gravel sections and adding more singletrack to both distances. That said, the day remains consistent with our goal of having an easier day than Day 2.
Various new sections of singletrack are being constructed while we are revamping the original Delvera blue route with boardwalks to offer non technical alternative to some of gnarlier rock gardens. For those who enjoy the more tech stuff are welcome to tame the rougher sections. The Saturday long route will see at least 7km additional singletrack than last year!
As can be seen from the profiles there are many undulations, but the elevations are less severe.
Day 1: Long Route
Distance: 55km, Elevation: 1380m
Day 1: Short Route
Distance: 42km, Elevation: 960m
Day 2 – Route Description:
We are not messing too much with what has become a winning compilation of more than 25 singletrack sections showcasing the best of the Simonsberg Trail system. Long routers head up to the 10km Never Say Neverending Again section where 2 spring seasons has settled the trail into what must be the premier trail in the region. The Fairtree Contour is the only event that uses this trail as part of its routing and due to the fact that numbers are limited, and we reach the trail after 42km of riding, makes it an enjoyable experience for all.
Although the elevation at around 1500 m for the long route is considerable, the climbing is not intense and very manageable. That said, the Long Route is not for inexperience riders!
Short routers do most sections apart from Never Say Neverending Again, and can expect a punchy, singletrack infested morning.
Day 2: Long Route
Distance: 58km, Elevation: 1550m
Day 2: Short Route
Distance: 41km, Elevation: 1050m