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dirt bike training weekend
COUNTRY TRAX Jan du Toit | chief instructor | [email protected] | BOOKING ADMINISTRATOR: Poldine Odendaal | Celia le Roux | Bikebookings
| 082 895 5009 | [email protected] | Fax.086 528 5633
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DIRT BIKE TRAINING WEEKEND
DURATION
3 Days. Friday @ 9:00 sharp – Sunday @ ±12:00.
VENUE
Country Trax Amersfoort (about 2.5 hours ride/drive from Gauteng)
FEE
R4,250 (pitch your tent) or R4,650 (lodge accommodation) per rider
INCLUDED IN FEE
Tuition, accommodation Friday to Sunday, all meals from Friday lunch to Sunday brunch, drinking water, use of
facilities and loads of fun!
Fuel, insurance, medical care, use of bike, Thursday stayover (optional), Friday breakfast (optional), and anything not
stated as included above.
EXCLUDED IN FEE
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
LEVEL OF TUITION
INTENTED FOR
Arrival on Thursday before commencement of course are recommended, but ofcourse optional.
The rate is R580 per person for Thursday dinner, bed & Friday breakfast.
Non riding companions welcome! Cost is R1,850 (lodge)/R1350 (camping) p.p, and includes accommodation & all
meals.
Although attendance at the Country Trax Weekend Off-Road Course or any other previous off-road training is not a
prerequisite for attendance, it is certainly recommended, as it enhances the rider’s experience of the course.
Please note that this is not a course for total novice off-road riders.
This training is suitable for Enduro/Dirt Bike riders riding bikes of typically 125 – 550 cc engine capacity.
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for your booking to attend a Country Trax course. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our training venues which has been
selected to comply with the high standards of County Trax, considered to be the benchmark of off-road motorcycle training in South Africa.
The academy is headed by Jan ´Staal´ du Toit who started the academy in 2000 and who has since developed a curriculum for courses which is
adapted for our South African off-road conditions.
Country Trax offers its training to all off-road riders, irrespective of what brand of bike they ride and aims at making a positive contribution to the
developement of off-road riding in South Africa.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The extremely competent and qualified BMW internationaly certified instructors of Country Trax (details above) will be responsible for the training
and they comply with the national high standard of the academy. They guarantee that you will double your skills and halve your fears in one day.
Surely something to look forward to!
After meeting everyone over a nice cup of coffee, the course kicks off with some necessary theory, thereafter practical tuition and plenty of riding on
this beautiful farm with well prepared training facilities to safely teach you different techniques in a safe environment.
This 3 day course has been designed for dirt bike riders (typically between 125cc & 550cc), that aims at improving your basic off-road or enduro
riding skills. Even experienced riders can benefit, and we will bet you´ll agree after completion of course that there are always some of your riding
techniques that need attention to maximise the enjoyment of your two wheels.
Our training method makes it possible to accommodate riders with various skill levels, so anybody is welcome – from those new to dirt bike riding to
the more experienced riders. We believe that only if your basics are firm, will you be able to really excel and develop into a good rider.
Some key elements that is covered in the course:
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Basic riding position & riding style explained
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Balancing & riding
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Cornering on flat ground and in ruts
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Jumping over terrain
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Jumping over logs and holes
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River crossings
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Emergency stops
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Wheelies and ´stoppies` (or nose wheelies)
... and a lot of practical riding over all kinds of terrain, including up hills and down hills, sand, mud, rocks and through the forest
BRING THE FAMILY!
You are welcome to bring your friends and family with for the weekend. Its the perfect place to relax, read a book, bring your mountain bike, go for
long walks or we can arrange horse riding for you on the neighbours' farm. Trying your hand at motorcycle photography remains a favourite! We
have meals together. As a safety precaution, we don't allowed children unless there´s full time supervision.
WHAT TO BRING
keep in mind that the academy is ±40 km away from the closest small town
1.
Your own motorcycle
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Any make of dirt/MX/Enduro bike permitted, typically 125 – 550 cc
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Extra petrol (20 liter should be adequate)
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Any spares and tools that you might need like tubes, puncture repair, etc.
2.
Full protective gear
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Helmet (plus goggles if using open visor helmet)
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Boots (Off-road/MX boots are essential!!!). NO army/hiking boots allowed for safety reasons.
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Gloves
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Protective clothing. Body/motocross protectors with enduro shirt works best, but protective jacket also acceptable. Enduro
pants or normal padded trousers. The more the better!
3.
Other gear
 Soft cloth/chamois for cleaning visor
 Cap & sunscreen
 Camel back is recommended to make sure you do not dehydrate. However, there will be occasional breaks to quench your
thirst.
 Optional: rain gear
4.
Personal
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If you have chosen to camp, remember your camping gear (tent, matress, sleeping bag, cushion, towel & torch)
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Warm informal wear for the evening. Keep in mind that it might be chilly at night.
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Insect repellent (summer)
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Basic first aid kit – plasters, antihistamine for odd gogga bite, etc.
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Any personal medication that you might need;
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Cash. Country Trax has a small shop with interesting bits and pieces.
TIPS TO ACHIEVE THE MAXIMUM FROM THE COURSE
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Although we strongly recommend that you have attended the Country Trax Weekend Off-road course as it teaches you the basics, it is not
compulsory. This course builds on the basics and are intensive training.
A high level of fitness is recommended as training can be both physically and psychologically intensive.
Drink plenty of water before and during the training.
It helps to carry small packets of raisins, jelly babies or energy bars in your pockets - it helps to boost energy if you get tired.
Especially in the colder months, wear layers of clothing which can be peeled off as it usually gets warmer in the day.
Get a good nights ´sleep on Thursday night.
If you drink alcohol, we recommend that you minimize your intake of alcohol before and during the course. It influences your body´s ability
to balance and focus. This is essential for safety reasons.
In case of rain, consider yourself lucky as you will have the opportunity to play with your bike in wet conditions!
The team is looking forward to welcoming you to Country Trax Off-road Academy! Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.
MAP & DIRECTIONS
LOCATION AND CONTACT DETAILS
WHERE IS IT?
ELEVATION
CONTACT PERSONS
CONTACT NUMBERS
MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL
Close to Amersfoort, Mpumalanga.
Approximately 3 hours drive from Gauteng.
1´700 m above sea level (yes, its High Veld)
Jan & Elsie du Toit
017 – 753 1720 or 083 669 7283
Limited Vodacom and MTN reception
NOTES ON GETTING THERE
1.
Please take into account that the last 45km of gravel road to Amersfoort is not a ´gravel highway´, and that it will slow you
down. Give yourself extra time to make sure to arrive before dark on Thursday or on time for the course if you arrive on
Friday morning. If traveling to Country TRAX in the morning, be aware that you might have thick fog in the mornings which
will slow you down.
2.
IMPORTANT: It is not advisable to arrive after dark. If by force of circumstances you will be arriving after dark, please
contact us prior to your departure from Amersfoort so that we may monitor your ETA as there is little or no mobile
reception on the non-paved road to the farm.
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Thursday arrivals: Please try to arrive by 18:00 so you can settle in. Dinner is served at 19:00.
DIRECTIONS
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From PRETORIA Pretoria to Middelburg via N4 - Hendrina - Ermelo - Amersfoort - CountryTrax
CLICK HERE for Google Maps Directions
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Leave Pretoria and travel east on the N4 towards Middelburg.
After travelling ± 130km on the N4, take exit 133 onto the N11 and continue south towards Hendrina/Ermelo.
Travel to Ermelo via Hendrina. You will reach Ermelo after ± 92 km.
Stay on the N11 in a southerly directions to Amersfoort.
REMEMBER TO FILL UP YOUR BIKE IN AMERSFOORT PLEASE.
Follow the directions through the town of Amersfoort towards Piet Retief. (Do not follow the signs to Volksrust)
The road becomes a gravel road as you cross a bridge on the edge of town and it will remain unpaved until you reach
Countrytrax.
Continue for about 37km. Travel slowly if wet.
Turn right at the Turn right at the white BMW Motorrad/ Enduro Park Country TRAX sign on a slight uphill (on the left hand
side of the road will be some workers’ clay & grass huts).
Continue on this road for 5km and turn left at the big COUNTRY TRAX sign. Follow the road to the farm for another 2 km
where you will be met by the Country Trax team.
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From JOHANNESBURG Johannesburg - Bethal - Morgenzon - Amersfoort - CountryTrax via N17
CLICK HERE for Google Maps directions
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Take the N17 towards Ermelo.
At Bethal, exit the highway, drive through town and take the R35 towards Morgenzon.
From Morgenzon, go to Amersfoort.
REMEMBER TO FILL UP YOUR BIKE IN AMERSFOORT PLEASE.
Follow the directions through town towards Piet Retief. (Do not follow the signs to Volksrust and Ermelo)
The road becomes a gravel road as you cross a bridge on the edge of town and it will remain unpaved until you reach
Countrytrax.
Continue for about 37km. Be cautious if wet!
Turn right at the Turn right at the white BMW Motorrad/ Enduro Park Country TRAX sign on a slight uphill (on the left hand
side of the road will be some workers’ clay & grass huts).
Continue on this road for 5km and turn left at the big COUNTRY TRAX sign. Follow the road to the farm for another 2 km
where you will be met by the Country Trax team.
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3. From PRETORIA Pretoria - Delmas - Bethal - Morgenzon - Amersfoort - CountryTrax
CLICK HERE for Google Maps Directions
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Leave Pretoria from the M10 (Hans Strijdom Drive) on the R50 towards Delmas for about 60km.
From DELMAS, follow directions to the N17.
Continue to Bethal on the N17.
At Bethal, exit the N17 and follow directions to the R35 to Morgenzon and Amersfoort.
REMEMBER TO FILL UP YOUR BIKE IN AMERSFOORT PLEASE.
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44km gravel road…..
Once in Amersfoort, follow the directions towards Piet Retief. The road becomes a gravel road as you cross a bridge on the
edge of Amersfoort and it will remain unpaved until you reach Country Trax.
Continue for about 37km.
Turn right at the Turn right at the white BMW Motorrad/ Enduro Park Country TRAX sign on a slight uphill (on the left hand
side of the road will be some workers’ clay & grass huts).
Continue on this road for 5km and turn left at the big COUNTRY TRAX sign. Follow the road to the farm for another 2 km
where you will be met by the Country Trax team.
ROUTE WARNINGS
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Look out for pedestrians and animals crossing the road. Watch out specially for cattle!
If you are travelling on the N4, look out for speed traps near Bronkhorstspruit.
On gravel road sections (e.g. the last part of the route to Country Trax, be careful of fixed stones in the surface. While
checking for oncoming and passing traffic, use the best parts of the whole width of the road to choose the best track/line.
There´s always a good line, just look for it! If you feel unsafe travelling on the gravel road (specially when wet), phone the
academy and arrange for them to pick you up from Amersfoort.
Safe travels! We are looking forward to welcome you to Country TRAX for an exciting weekend.

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