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What is the ROAG Series all about?

Always looking for new and exciting ways to develop and encourage sport in KwaZulu-Natal, ROAG started looking at ways in which to encourage riders of all ages to participate in more mountain biking events across the province, especially after the original Super Classic Series fell away. And hence, the conception of the ROAG Series, which has successfully focused on encouraging young and up-and-coming riders, offering a platform for social riders to challenge their friends, and encouraging elite riders to take part in local events was developed. The top three mountain bikers in each age-group, male and female, are rewarded at the end-of-year prizegiving, while the top male and female rider overall earns R25 000.

In its sixth year, the popular tried-and-tested formula of the ROAG Series will be introducing a couple of new innovations for 2017.The first thing competitors and supporters will notice about the 2017 series is a new look, new logo and new colour scheme which fits in with the rebranding of ROAG, but the most exciting change for athletes is the introduction of an added bonus for trail runners. For the first time, the province’s premier mountain biking series will run in conjunction with a trail running series that will benefit competitors in both off-road endurance sports.

Trail runners will have a choice of two distances at most events, under 10km and between 12 and 18km.

Quattro Sponsorship

Due to the success of the inaugural ROAG Series in 2012, Quattro came on board as Major Sponsors of the Series. Quattro, who specialise in insurance and financial planning, have continued their support of the Series in 2017 due largely to the excellent feedback from riders; the quality of the races which make up the Series as well as the affiliation with the mountain biking community. The ROAG Series now boasts participation numbers of 12 500/year.

2016 saw Alan Hatherly claim the coveted Overall Men title and Jeannie Dreyer reclaim the title of the Overall Women winner.

How Do I Take Part in The Series?

Taking part in the ROAG Series is simple and straightforward – merely participate in six of the nine races that form part of the Series in 2017! It is FREE to take part in the ROAG Series; however participants will be required to ride/run the correct distance (according to their age group), to pay the race entry fees for each race, and for MTB riders they will also need to pay for the necessary CSA Membership fees. ROAG administers a comprehensive log which updates your results after each race so that you can keep tabs on your performance! Please see below the races that will make up the 2017 ROAG Series and the race distances you will need to compete in:

MTB Series

Event Nippers
10 & Under
Sprogs
11 – 12
Sub-Juniors
13 – 14
Youth
15 – 16
Juniors
17 – 18
Senior
19 – 29
Sub-Vets
30 – 39
Vets
40 – 49
Masters
50 – 59

Grand Masters
60 +

Overall 
Illovo Wartburg MTB 25km 25km 25km 45km 45km 65km 65km 65km 65km 65km 65km
Sugar Rush Classic 19km 19km 19km 45km 45km 45km 45km 45km 45km 45km 45km
Hill 2 Hill  15km  15km 15km  45km 45km 100km 100km  100km 100km  100km  100km
Husqvarna Classic 18km 18km 18km 60km 60km 60km 60km 60km 60km 60km 60km
Karkloof Classic  20km 20km 20km 60km  60km  60km  60km  60km 60km 60km  60km
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens  20km  20km 20km 40km  40km  40km  40km 40km  40km 40km  40km
Illovo Eston 18km 18km 18km 60km 60km 60km 60km 60km 60km 60km 60km
Tour de Krantz 25km  25km 25km 45km  45km 45km 45km 45km 45km 45km  45km
Safire Baynesfield Classic  20km 20km 20km 45km  45km 65km 65km 65km  65km 65km  65km

Trail Series

Event U/13
13 & Under
U/18
14 – 18
Overall Short
18 & Under
Senior
19 – 39
Vet
40 – 49
Master
50 – 59
Grand Masters
60 +
Overall Long
19 +
Illovo Wartburg 5km Trail 5km Trail 5km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail
Sugar Rush Classic 5km Trail 5km Trail 5km Trail 12km Trail 12km Trail 12km Trail 12km Trail 12km Trail
Hill 2 Hill 8km Trail 8km Trail 8km Trail 16km Trail 16km Trail 16km Trail 16km Trail 16km Trail
Husqvarna Classic 9km Trail 9km Trail 9km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail
Karkloof Classic 9km Trail 9km Trail 9km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens 7.5km Trail 7.5km Trail 7.5km Trail 15km Trail 15km Trail 15km Trail 15km Trail 15km Trail
Illovo Eston 9km Trail 9km Trail 9km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail 18km Trail
Tour de Krantz 5km Trail 5km Trail 5km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail
Safire Baynesfield Classic 5km Trail 5km Trail 5km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail 10km Trail

Points are awarded using a ROAG Grand Prix Points System. Riders must take part in the correct distance for each age category to earn points toward the final log positions and Overall prize money is only eligible for full distance events. Please see below for the ROAG Grand Prix Points System:

Position Points Position Points
1st 100 26th 25
2nd 86 27th 24
3rd 74 28th 23
4th 64 29th 22
5th 56 30th 21
6th 51 31st 20
7th 47 32nd 19
8th 44 33rd 18
9th 42 34th 17
10th 41 35th 16
11th 40 36th 15
12th 39 37th 14
13th 38 38th 13
14th 37 39th 12
15th 36 40th 11
16th 35 41st 10
17th 34 42nd 9
18th 33 43rd 8
19th 32 44th 7
20th 31 45th 6
21st 30 46th 5
22nd 29 47th 4
23rd 28 48th 3
24th 27 49th 2
25th 26 50th 1

That is all from us – happy racing and we look forward to seeing you at the Awards Dinner at the end of the year!