PLEASE NOTE: Riders entering from 09 May 2018 onwards, will only receive their Jersey and Hoody mid-July due to Italy’s production schedules
Entries limited to 150 teams of 2 riders each.
Includes an official event leisure jacket, official Liberty Waterberg Encounter cycling jersey, race pack and other racings aids.
Preferential on line entries:
Entries will open on 26 June 2017 at 08:00 with a 1 week preferential entry period for riders who took part in the 2017 edition of the Liberty Waterberg Encounter and/or the Liberty Winelands Encounter. These riders can add/invite any new rider OR can team up with an existing 2017 rider.
On line entries:
Open at 08h00 on 3 July 2017 for new registrations and entries;
When 150 teams have entered and paid. Entries are allocated on a 1st come, 1st paid basis.
NO ENTRIES ARE GUARANTEED!
2 riders per team
There are two entry options for 2018:
- COMPLETE LUXURY TENTED ACCOMODATION PACKAGE
First up is the complete luxury tented accommodation package, which includes your full entry fee, luxury tented accommodation at Elements for Friday and Saturday night, and all meals, including dinners at Elements. This entry option comes with a price tag of R12 100 per team of two riders.
- BASIC ENTRY PACKAGE
The basic entry fee option, without the Elements dinners and accommodation but including breakfast and lunch on all race days, is R8 800 per team of two riders.
The standard 2018 race pack items consist of a event leisure jacket along with some High 5 racing aids and other goodies.
A unique feature of the Liberty Waterberg Encounter is its 5 star rated Race Villages, which will add a unique upmarket status to this event. These “Villages” not only offer high quality accommodation, but are some of the best and most stylish “Bosveld” venues;
• Appropriate ‘vibey’ music and a large venue where all riders can enjoy their lunches;
• Massage therapists are on hand to massage tired legs;
• Top-quality start/finish shoot;
• Easy access to parking, entertainment and restroom facilities;
• Spectator-friendly area;
• Bike-tech area;
• ‘Upbeat’ entertainment and an MC to keep everyone excited;
• Large dining area with eats and drinks where a big screen projects pictures and footage of the day’s action;
• Photograph area where you can order pictures that were taken along the route.
Riders bikes will be washed after every stage and will be available for collection on the morning before the start of the next day in the secure bike park.
ASG Store Pretoria is travelling with the event and will set up a mobile workshop at every stage finish to assist with mechanical and necessary sales items.
Scouts on mountain bikes will participate with riders in the event and they will have the necessary tools and spares with them to assist riders with breakdowns.
The perfect location
Bela-Bela, and in particular Sondela…
Bela-Bela, and in particular Sondela, is a well suited host city and venue for the event for the following reasons:
• Warm temperatures still characterise the area while the winter chill sets in elsewhere in Gauteng
• Bela-Bela is only a 90km from Pretoria on the N1 North highway, which makes it an easy commute for riders from the biggest MTB catchment area in the country
• Sondela is right next to the freeway and is signed from the off-ramp.
There are no other stage races in the country over this time of the year, making the Waterberg Encounter a valuable “keep fit” option through winter.
The three-day Waterberg Encounter affords passionate moutain bikers an unequalled on- and off-road experience. It is within easy travel distance, along the N1 North highway, from the main metropolitan areas of Gauteng. It’s a MTB Encounter where riders are treated as VIP’s and where they will have access to wonderful hospitality. Spouses will also be able to book all meals with their riding counterparts, which creates a very unique and family orientated environment at meals and presentations.
Two are better than one!
Participate in Teams of Two
All riders enter as a two-rider team. Teams register in one of three different categories that include Men, Ladies and Mixed. The minimum age of participation is 18 on race day. The riders in a team must remain together at all times during the race.
The entry package per team includes an Ftech branded cycling jersey, event branded jacket and all 5 Star meals, but excludes accommodation. Sufficient accommodation is available at Sondela and Elements.
Riders can book at either Sondela or Elements. A shuttle service will run between the two venues from the finish of stage 1.
Entries limited to 150 teams.