Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club, one of the biggest mountain bike communities in South Africa, has reached an agreement with Winelands Trails to make a ‘top-up’ membership available to TMTBC members that will expand their riding options significantly.
“We are excited to announce this wonderful opportunity, available exclusively to TMTBC members, and after our social media announcement Friday, the excitement is tangible,” said Morné Veer from TMTBC.
“The initial conversation about such possibility took place about three years back with Darren Herbst from Paarl Adventure Trails, but this year however things really steered into the correct direction. After a number of boardroom and online meetings, the two organisations agreed to terms and shook hands on a first of its kind ‘top-up’ option for our members,” added Veer.
Both organisations have iconic venues and fantastic trails in their networks, and the beauty of their immediate surroundings are often breath-taking. The new ‘top-up’ membership will allow TMTBC members to now broaden their horizons and enjoy many more trails, which perhaps they would not have opted for in the past.
But it is not just the trails, it is also the lovely farmland, venues and amenities on ‘that side’ that the TMTBC members will be exposed to.
“For us as leadership we have always put our members first, and the basis of this new alliance was built on the principle of getting the best possible ‘deal’ for our members. We believe this was achieved, and in no small margin made possible, by the kind folk at Winelands Trails,” explained Veer.
“Each organisation is unique, and has its own operational procedures, and different landowner agreements, but it just shows what can be achieved with the correct mindsets. We thank Darren Herbst and each of the other partners, and look forward to playing in their back yards more often now,” added Veer.
The 2022, ‘top-up’ on the TMTBC membership referred to, is for the LOCAL Winelands Membership, which has been reduced by almost 50%, for all existing and new TMTBC members, and available from 1 December. It includes the following venues:
- Paarl (Specialized Trail Zone, Rhebokskloof, Spice Route, Diamant Estate, Laborie, Paarl Reserve)
- Banhoek (Plaisir De Merle, Old Bethlehem, Boschendal Wine Estate, Bartinney)
- Wellington (Wild Boar Trails, Scouts)
- Franschhoek Wine Valley Trails (Berg River Dam)
Tygerberg MTB Club also has a unique ‘holiday membership’ for R300, which will allow out-of-towners to enjoy the Tygerberg Trails (excluding Winelands) from December 2021 to January 2022.
Paid Partnership with Tygerberg MTB Club