Still fast and flat!

With a successful change to the road race route in 2016, the course will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future. The road routes offer fast and flat circuits with good surfaces throughout. The total ascent on the 98km ride is 358 metres while the 40km ride presents 240 metres of vertical ascent.

The Race of Dreams

Billed as “the race of dreams”, the event’s offering is stunning and includes both road riders and mountain bikers. The racing starts with the 25km and 50km MTB races on the Saturday, followed by the 48km and 98km road races the following day.

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2017 Emperors Palace Road Classic

22-23 April 2017
After a successful run on an amended road race route in 2016, the route will remain unchanged for 2017.

Billed as “The Race of Dreams”, the event’s offering is stunning and includes both road riders and mountain bikers. The racing starts with the 25km and 50km MTB races on the Saturday, followed by the 40km and 98km road races the following day.

The road races start at 06h15 (98km) and 07h46 (48km) respectively on Sunday while the MTB event starts at 08h00 on Saturday.

The Sunday offering includes the ever-popular Emperors Palace Kids Classic, which caters for youngsters aged 3-5 and 6-8.

Emperors Palace MTB Classic set for lift-off once again!

The MTB event consists of a 25km track which riders complete either once or twice. Click here to view the Route Profile & Map

Sweat & Gears’ Lee Stockenstrom, who designed the mountain bike courses, has assured that riders would once again get to experience the excitement of riding in the shadow of the aircraft on the grounds of OR Tambo International Airport.

It’s urban mountain biking at its best and it’s so close and easily accessible for riders from all over Gauteng; it’s practically in their backyard.

Stockenstrom, who has been responsible for the mountain bike routes since the discipline was added five years ago, said the course would remain largely unchanged.
It’s very user-friendly and slightly undulating, with some tar work thrown in as well.

There is just one technical drop-off on the 25km track where riders have the option to either take the dive or use the chicken run on the side.

The track is essentially made up of three sections. The first bit is through a forest, then round the dam and suburbs, and finally a seven-kilometre flat section right next to the runway – all interlinked by pavement rides.

The tree section is absolute bliss. It consists of 6km of winding forest with more than enough room to overtake and slightly downhill – so it’s nice and fast!


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Contact Details

Telephone: 076 830 5578
Email: eventsupport@asgworld.co.za
Website: www.asgevents.co.za

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