There Is ‘Boutique’ And Then There Is The U Stage Race

by | Jun 19, 2022 | Bike, Bike Events & Racing, Event News, Where To Ride

This special event turns six this year, and we can’t wait to spend our Heritage Day weekend (23-25 September) shredding the hallowed, hand-crafted trail network of The U in Piket-Bo-Berg.

You should be there too. Entries are limited and selling out fast – get yours here

There Is 'Boutique' And Then There Is The U Stage Race
Views and handcrafted single track that are unrivalled. Riding here is an experience that you can’t miss and those who’ve done so know its worth coming back for. PC: The U / Chris Hitchcock

With over 100 kilometres of trails on the Mouton’s Valley, Bugler’s Post and Pomona farms, the area offers some of the finest singletrack trail riding in the country. The trails are private, inaccessible to riders except for during this three-day boutique stage race. 

We look forward to The U every year! The riding and hospitality experience are second to none in the Picket-Bo-Berg!

The trails are a shredder’s paradise, flowing over, through, between, and under rocks to create a mountain-biker’s paradise. Make no mistake about it though, you’re going to have to bring your legs, lungs and skills too – it’s tough and technical and not a simple cruise.

There Is 'Boutique' And Then There Is The U Stage Race
Beauty and luxury are in abundance! Kick back on the banks of the dam and have the catering staff bring round delicious finger foods, or grab a bespoke G&T or Duvel beer. The best part? You won’t need to take your wallet out for any of it! PC: The U / Chris Hitchcock

While the exclusive access to these beautiful trails is more than enough reason to book your spot right now, the vibe – which comprises a lifestyle offering like no other – is another big draw card!  

The race is all-inclusive, which is something unique in South Africa. This means, regardless of what accommodation option you choose, you can leave your wallet at home and still receive a full-service, premium-quality offering.

There Is 'Boutique' And Then There Is The U Stage Race
The workmanship that has gone into every inch of this trail network will blow your mind, and occasionally your legs! The Picket-Bo-Berg trails reward every ounce of fitness and strength you bring. The smile will be hard to wipe off of your face. PC: The U / Chris Hitchcock

We love a good day on the trails followed by an ice-cold beer as much as the next rider, but knowing that it’s all for a good cause makes it all that much sweeter. All proceeds from The U go straight back into the Mouton’s Valley Star Centre, which provides the children of the community with educational support (after-school homework class, holiday programmes and sports programme).

There Is 'Boutique' And Then There Is The U Stage Race
Day 1 features a 20 minute singletrack descent that will leave you breathless for all the right reasons. It’s pure mountain biking. PC: The U / Chris Hitchcock

Entries are highly limited and bound to sell out fast. There are various entry and accommodation options available. To enter, click here, for more info on the routes and accommodation options, click here.

We’ll be back in the Moutons Valley this September for The U experience. We’ll see you there!

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