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Specialized - eBike on Epic Trippers Programme

The Epic Trippers program is a popular, fun, active spectator programme exclusively for Title and Headline Sponsors and guests, that allows participants on the programme to experience the Absa Cape Epic from a different perspective. They ride parts of the areas that the race visits and partake in some of the country’s best trails, whilst watching the world’s best mountain bikers in action. Guests who are worried about their fitness levels in terms of completing a full Epic stage, can ride a Specialized e-Bike, supplied and sponsored by Specialied. Specialized will supply a mechanic to keep all bikes fully serviced, running a battery charging service to ensure no one gets stranded. They will also offer demo days in the afternoon for Trippers who wish to try e-bikes.

 

Scott - Amateur Tech Zone Partner

The Absa Cape Epic is untamed and unpredictable in its nature and as many riders have found out, anything can happen on the route. Scott will once again offer tech support for all riders at three of the daily water points. The service on route is free of charge, but you will need to pay for replacement parts, we therefore ask you to please carry a credit card.

 

Bulls - eBike Media Partner

Stefan Sahm and Thomas Dietsch - both former professional riders - will ride Bulls eBike’s - and operate as neutral riders under UCI cameraperson/motorbike regulations. These two will act as cameramen within the race with one e-bike covering the men’s racing and the second dedicated to the women’s race.

A 360 camera as well as a chest camera is mounted, and footage is used for live TV, live streaming and social media purposes.