99'er Cycle Tour
About the race:
The 99er Cycle Tour and MTB Challenge first took place in 1999. The inaugural event was 99km long and so the name “The 99er” was born. The race is organized and hosted by the El Shaddai Christian School in Durbanville and the event is the main fund raising activity for the school. There are over 350 volunteers from the school in the form of parents, staff, pupils, alumni and past parents involved on race day.
The 2016 event will be the 18th time that the race is being held.
Since 2003, the 99er Cycle Race has been an Official Premier Seeding event for The Cape Town Cycle Tour (affectionately called “The Argus” by cyclists). There are only 4 road events in the Western Cape that have this prestigious status.
The 99er Cycle Tour takes place a month before The Cape Town Cycle Tour, and is an excellent preparation race for the world famous event.
The 99er’s legendary climbs of Vissershok and Odendaal provide a great challenge and once a cyclist has conquered these hills anything is possible!
The 99er Cycle Tour has been the third largest cycle race in the Western Cape for many years.
The event is very well organized and has received numerous awards over the years.
Feedback from a post-race survey in 2014 indicated very high levels of satisfaction with the 99er. Satisfaction with the event was measured at 80% and almost all aspects evaluated received average scores of 8 or higher out of 10.
Kiddies Bike Ride
The first ever 99er Kiddies Bike Ride held in 2015 was a huge success, with over 80 enthusiastic youngsters participating! Engel and Völkers were once again the sponsors of this fun event. In 2016 there will be 2 races divided into 2 age groups:
3-5 year olds
• Distance: 2.4km (2 laps of 800m)
• Start time: 08h20
6-10 year olds
• Distance: 4.6km (4 laps of 800m)
• Start time: 08h40
The first event was held on the 6th of February and was a great success, see the photo's below. The next event will be on the 9th of April 2016.
Entry is R30 and can be done via Computicket prior to race day.
Visit the website at: http://www.99er.co.za/
We would like to thank the sponsors for the lovely prizes - Bugz Play Park, Cool Runnings, Cape Town Cycles, Toy Kingdom and USN.