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PRE-RACE

Entries for the 2022 King Price Trailseeker Series are available here:

Mountain Bike

King Price Trailseeker Banhoek – Enter Here

King Price Trailseeker Sondela – Enter Here 

King Price Trailseeker Buffelsdrift – Enter Here 

King Price Trailseeker Legends MX – Enter Here 

King Price Trailseeker Van Gaalen – Enter Here 

King Price Trailseeker Wellington – Enter Here 

Online entries are open until Wednesday at 12H00 am before every event. Late entry fees will apply from Friday and race day at registration. Please note you are not eligible to compete for prize money with a late entry and you’ll be seeded in the last batch of your distance.

Yes you can, up to the Monday before the event you can transfer your ticket on Howler within your profile. After the Monday you would need to contact race office to assist you with the transfer. 

SASeeding handles all the batch and seeding information and sends through all the details Wednesday, before an event. If you feel unhappy or haven’t received your batch/seeding, please contact SASeeding at info@saseeding.co.za. Alternatively, this could be sorted at registration at the event.

Please bring your SAS time board (MTB) to registration. Registration on race day starts at 06h00 at the race venue.

 

SASeeding time boards and armbands are needed to place you in the correct batch according to your racing history. Riders of similar abilities and fitness are batched together. It eliminates situations where faster riders need to pass a slower rider anywhere on the course and reduces bottlenecks considerably. It promotes safety and rider enjoyment.

We need to check if the timing chip is still fully functional.

The board or armband can be bought online through Howler by purchasing a merchandise ticket when you enter. Alternatively, available at registration venues at a cost of R60. If you’ve bought a timing device online, you will be able to collect it at registration venues.

Yes. Please email info@advendurance.com to change your race distance. Cut off time for changes are 7 days before an event.

Yes, you can, just make sure you have their SAS number, name, surname and distance. Race packs are not handed out at registration and riders receive their virtual goody bag via email after the event.  

Participation is on a first-in, last-out basis. Should numbers be reduced or the event cancelled by the organisers due to COVID-19, participants will be offered a 100% refund of their entry fee.

RACE DAY

We have compiled preliminary timing for planning purposes. Estimated times may vary from season to season and venue to venue:

MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENTS

Marathon Starts from 07:00

Half Marathon from 08:00

20km from 09:00

10km from 09:30

SCSA prize giving 10h45

CSA Trailseeker prize giving 11h30

*Subject to change

Registration usually starts at 06h00 until the start of your race.

There are no cut-off times, we will cheer you on along the whole way to make sure you finish. If however, you feel like you can’t finish, a support vehicle will collect you on the route.

Yes! We offer only the best water points throughout the trails for our athletes.

Thanks to our partner, Specialized SA, we have dedicated riders on Specialized Levo E-bikes keeping up with the race leaders to bring us live updates as the race unfolds. You can follow us on social media where you will be able to see all updates live on race day.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/trailseekerseriesmtb

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TrailSeekermtb

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/trailseekerseriesmtb

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDV9TULeEz5Wx6lSdetCQ7g

VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/trailseeker

Please note, late entries on the Friday and Saturday of event is not eligible for prize money on race day. You will be able to see a full breakdown of the prizes here: https://mtb.trailseekerseries.co.za/prize-money/. 

Yes, each rider should wear a cycling helmet at all times. You will not be allowed to race without a helmet.

There are medics located throughout the route.

A cycling shop with a bike mechanic is on standby. Please note any parts or products that are used to fix your bike, will be at your own cost. Ensure you have a tube, pump and mini kit available to avoid any additional charges.

POST RACE

A result SMS will be sent on race day. If you’ve not received an SMS, please visit our results page here, where results are uploaded.

Your race results will be sent to by SMS you after the event which will contain a link where incorrect race results can be queried immediately. Please make use of that link.

During the stricter COVID alert levels there may not necessarily be a prize-giving ceremony. Participants will be contacted during the week after the race and informed how to redeem their prizes.

Photos are available at www.jetlineactionphoto.com

VENDOR & SPONSORSHIP QUERIES

Please contact info@advendurance.com for any vendor-related queries.

MAIN SPONSOR:

King Price

OTHER SPONSORS:

Big Box, Bavaria 0.0%, CHOC, Devil’s Peak, Hellermann Tyton & Specialized SA.

Please contact birgitta@advendurance.com for any sponsorship related queries.

SA XCM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Yes, if you wish to compete for provincial and national colours you will need a Cycling SA Membership and Racing Licence. You cannot compete for national colours with a day license. 

JUNIOR & ELITE RACERS | FULL RACING LICENSE

This category of license is for riders from the age of 17-years-old who wish to be eligible for provincial and national selection and respective colours award. The bearer of a full license is entitled to partake in national championships or series race and be seeded accordingly. Those of who race in the UCI categories (Junior, U23 and Elite) earn UCI points, which will assist them in being seeded at future UCI category events, UCI World Cups and UCI World Championships. The cost of a full racing license is R450 per year, and the applicant has to be member of an affiliated club, as well as be a registered member of Cycling SA. These MUST be done simultaneously for a Full Racing License to be valid. Full Racing Licenses are only valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.

R250 plus a provincial levy which varies between R25 to R75.

The cost of a full racing license is R450 per year, and the applicant has to be member of an affiliated club, as well as be a registered member of Cycling SA. These MUST be done simultaneously for a Full Racing License to be valid. Full Racing Licenses are only valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.

Yes, but you will not be eligible for a national or provincial ranking or colours. You will still be on the event results and qualify for the King Price Trailseeker Series standings.

Please be sure to fill in the form to make sure you are eligible to ride the SA XCM Champs.

Yes, Junior and Elite late entries need to produce their Racing Licences or Digi Card on their phone.

Yes. Come prepared with your UCI ID number.

No, only in Cross Country (XCO)

You can go online and buy a membership and/or a Racing Licence through the Cycling SA website – www.cyclingsa.com

TRAILSEEKER E-BIKE

YOU CAN ENTER HERE FOR EACH RACE:

King Price Trailseeker Banhoek – Enter Here

King Price Trailseeker Sondela – Enter Here

King Price Trailseeker Buffelsdrift – Enter Here

King Price Trailseeker Legends MX – Enter Here

King Price Trailseeker Van Gaalen – Enter Here

King Price Trailseeker Wellington – Enter Here

Yes, you can view all the rules here >
https://trailseeker.co.za/mtb/rules/

The E-bike category does not fall under UCI and CSA rules and is “unregulated”. Due to the fact that we have no control over how Riders manipulate their E-bikes’ maximum speed, we are unable to award Prizes or Prize Money.