The inaugural Glacier Cradle Traverse takes place from the 4th to 6th of May and will be based at the luxurious Avianto Lifestyle Estate a mere 30min drive from Sandton and Pretoria. In total the course will cover a distance of 159km with the 2nd stage being the longest at 65km. The accumulated vertical gain over the 3 days will be 2,954m making for a challenge but knowing the Dryland organisers there will be plenty of reward for your effort.
Dryland events have become firm favourites on the racing calendar as one is always guaranteed of a high quality event with the organisers paying attention to detail ensuring every rider has a great experience. What makes the Glacier Cradle Traverse even more unique is the fact that not only the riders but also their supporters will be catered for.
Riders are actually encouraged to bring their families along to the Glacier Cradle Traverse and there is a lot to do besides riding a bike, like exploring the Crocodile Ramble tourist route, visit the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, or enjoying one of Avianto’s many leisure activity options. There will also be a children’s’ activity programme, including short mountain bike races in the afternoons.
The Glacier Cradle Traverse offers a non-technical route which does not require riders to be supremely skilled bike handlers. The focus is rather on providing a scenic route which showcases the beauty of the area and provides the basis for a weekend to remember.
Team Garmin will be all in for this experience staying at the Race Village and enjoying the weekend from start to finish. Our aim will be to soak up the atmosphere and share our riding experience with participants before, during and after each stage. Come
and join us for a cracker of a weekend and be one of the first to experience Dryland’s renowned hospitality at a Gauteng based event.
For more info on the event you can visit their website here: