The ever popular Darling Brew Extreme (#DBX17) is back and has been set for 27 May 2017, with entries already flooding in.
Now in its fourth year, the DBX17 will be hosted in Darling, a small town on the West Coast of the Western Cape, South Africa. The venue of the start and finish will be the award-winning Darling Brew Brewery and Tasteroom. The race promises to be the showpiece of a day filled with exciting riding, chilled beers, classy entertainment and tasty eats.
As autumn approaches, the weather this time of the year is pleasantly temperate on the West Coast. This year riders will have four routes to choose from ranging from the super endurance long course to the more pleasant short ride for the family, novices and youngsters. The four distances will make use of a combination of single track, jeep track, and farm roads in and around Darling.
The 75km route, named after the Bone Crusher IPA, is a challenge for the experienced endurance riders and features a change this year to a figure of eight configuration with a new section leading to a mystery destination and an opportunity to pass the Brewery midway through the ride.
The middle distance routes of 45km, named after the LongClaw saison, and 30km, named after the Blood Serpent lager, are more suited to riders who do not want the big hills but still enjoy a good section of single-track. The 30km starts in the opposite direction to the 45km on the south side of Darling.
The short 15km route starts in the same direction as the 30km, has the least elevation and offers a scenic loop of mostly farm roads close to the centre of Darling.
Each entry includes Darling Meat Market droëwors, a Darling Dairies yoghurt and a Darling Brew beer glass and Draft beer voucher.
Event Information: www.darlingbrew.co.za
Date: 27 May 2017
Venue: Darling Brewery and Taste room, 48 Caledon Street, Darling
MTB Routes: 75km Bone Crusher, 45km Long Claw, 30 Blood Serpent and 15km Slow Beer