Namib Tiger Trails MTB Race
Alfons of Cycles 4 U has received many requests over the last couple of years from cyclists to host an event at the coast during the festive season closer to Christmas, when most people are at the coast with their families. To answer this request, he and his team started the “Lunar Trails” which started at Moon City in the River Plots and delighted the riders with newly build flowing trails, concentrating more on fun than technically tough.
After a two year sponsorship came to an end, a new sponsor was needed to keep the event alive. Lighthouse Group was approached and agreed to become a sponsor, having Tiger Reef as a venue to host the event was an ideal situation, and so a new event was born from the foundation of the Lunar Trails.
Bank Windhoek was then secured as the main sponsor, who came on board at such short notice in order to make the possibility of hosting a quality event a reality.
Alfons and his trail building team went out to scout a new route making use of the desert trails and starting and ending at Tiger Reef.
The distances on offer are 80km, 45km and 25km as well as a Fun Fat Bike circuit. More to info come on what to expect from the routes.
The start/finish has so much to offer the spectators/supporters and arriving at an oasis after a hard slog in a desert is a reward in itself It promises to be entertaining, and a fun day for the whole family!
We hope that the event will grow each year and we have exciting plans in the pipeline to make it bigger and better!