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REGISTRATION




START VENUE

START TIMES

Racing Men (Elite, Vets) | 06h00
Racing Ladies (Elite, Vets) | 06H05
Big Beast Solo | 06h15
Big Beast E-Bike | 06h20
Big Beast Relay | 06h25
Small Beast Open | 08H00

Please arrive at your starting batch at least 30 minutes before your batch starts. Please also make sure to keep traffic time in mind towards the venue.

PARKING ACCESS

Access into the venue from Kirschner Road in the morning will be open from both directions until 05H30.  After 05H30, access from the north will close and the venue will only be accessible from Lennox, Nielson & Renier Road.

SAFETY



ROUTE

BIG BEAST 162KM



SMALL BEAST 104KM




WATER POINTS

162km

Water Point 1 – 37km
Water Point 2 – 65km
Feeding Zone – 90km
Water Point 3 – 117km
Water Point 4 – 141km

104km

Water Point 1 – 23km
Feeding Zone – 48km
Water Point 2 – 67km
Water Point 3 – 86km

LOCATIONS

Water Points will be at remote locations on the route with no ablution facilities.  The Feeding Zone will be hosted by Little Eden Bapsfontein with full amenities.

162km

Feeding Zone – 12H55
Water Point 3 – 14H35
Water Point 4 – 16H20
Finish – 17H45

104km

Feeding Zone – 12H55
Water Point 2 – 14H35
Water Point 3 – 16H20
Finish – 17H45


FEEDING ZONE



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EVENT TIMING & BATCHES





RIDER CATEGORIES

SOLO RIDER

R1050

162km

Gravel/Mountain Bike

SOLO E-BIKE

R1050

162km

E-Bike

RELAY TEAM OF 2

R1400 (R700/rider)

91km + 71km

Gravel/Mountain Bike


E-BIKE RELAY TEAM OF 2

R1400 (R700/rider)

91km + 71km

E-Bike

SOLO RIDER | SMALL BEAST

R750

104km

Gravel/Mountain/E-Bike


RACING RULES

COMPULSORY GEAR

Don’t forget the essentials!


TEAMS & SUPPORTERS




APPAREL

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PHOTOS



HOSPITALITY

COFFEE

FOOD

DRINKS

FAMILY


BIKE WASH


BIKE PARK



HYDRATE


PRIZE GIVING


SOLO RIDER

1st - R5000

2nd – R3000

3rd – R2000

SOLO E-BIKE

1st - R1500

2nd – R1000

3rd – R750

RELAY TEAM OF 2

1st - R2000

2nd – R1000

3rd – R750


E-BIKE RELAY TEAM OF 2

1st - R2000

2nd – R1000

3rd – R750

SOLO RIDER | SMALL BEAST

1st - R1500

2nd – R750

3rd – R500


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FAQ'S


ENTRIES & REGISTRATION

When do entries close?

Sunday 04 September, 2022

Can I enter on race day?

No, there will be no late entries allowed on race day.

Can I register on race day?

No, all number board and goodie bag collections must happen at one of the selected locations on Thursday, Friday or Saturday prior to race day.  If you do not collect prior to race day, you will not be allowed to race with no timing board.

Can I use my SASeeding timing board?

No, we have custom timing boards specific to the event which will be in your goodie bag.

Can I substitute my entry?

Yes, all queries are to be directed to Peak Timing –

When will I receive the gpx file?

In the final week before the race, final event communication will be sent out, which will include the gpx file.

Where do I enter for the Beast of the East?

Entries will only be accepted via the Peak Timing entry page –


RACE DAY

When do I park?

There will be safe parking inside the venue at 83 Kirschner Road.  Please DO NOT park on the street.

Where do I park if I'm racing the Small Beast, starting at 08H00?

Parking will be at the same parking area as the riders for the Big Beast.  Just remember you might arrive when groups are starting.  You will be required to wait for a group to depart to safely enter the venue.

Can I use a gravel bike?

Only for the brave!  The route has a few rocky sections at the “three forests” section which will require portage of a gravel bike.  There are also a few sections of dirt road with rougher terrain.  Not technical, just rough, however it will require some good bike handling.  Any portage over the few sections can not slow down the time you’ll make up on the rest of the route with a gravel bike.

98% gravel bike friendly…  will you risk it for the biscuit?

Is the route technical?

No, the route is not technical.  The “three forests” present a few technical challenges with very tight tree sections and rocky single track.  There are other sections of the route that have rougher terrain but it is not deemed “technical”.

Is the route marked?

Yes, the route will be marked and will also have SAPS and Think Bike Marshals at static points BUT it is imperative you have the route on your GPS as there may be signage removed on route or an unmanned section.

What do I do if I get lost?

If you can, return back the way you came to the last Water Point.  If you’re very lost, contact race management –


RELAY TEAMS

How many riders can ride in a relay team?

Two riders maximum.  One rider will start at Pug Rescue Benoni and finish at Little Eden Bapsfontein.  The second rider will start at Little Eden Bapsfontein and finish at Pug Rescue Benoni.

How does the second rider get to Little Eden Bapsfontein?

The second rider must drop off the first rider at Pug Rescue Benoni and then drive to Little Eden Bapsfontein.  The first rider will then drive the vehicle back from Little Eden to Pug Rescue.

Do I get a medal if my partner doesn't finish?

If you are rider 2 and the first rider is stuck on the route and can’t continue, you may then start your ride from Little Eden.  Someone will be on hand so you can notify them of the situation.  If you finish your leg and your partner doesn’t finish theirs, you will still receive a medal.

What do I do if I get lost?

If you can, return back the way you came to the last Water Point.  If you’re very lost, contact race management –


SPONSORS & VENDORS

How do I become a sponsor?

Contact wesley@drakeevents.co.za for all sponsorship enquiries.

What kind of sponsorship options are available?

Financial, event services, water points, goodie bags.

I would like to be a vendor at the start/finish or feeding zone?

Contact wesley@drakeevents.co.za with all enquiries for vendor applications.


RACE UPDATES


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