NEW BALANCE MULTISPORT CLUB EDEN

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New Balance Multisport Club Eden is a family orientated club.  Being a Multisport club, they have their paddling time trials on Tuesday evenings, running on Wednesdays and mountain biking on Thursday evenings.  Both the paddling and running time trials start from Eden Adventures in the Garden Route National Park’s Wilderness restcamp, Ebb and Flow.  The mountain biking time trial starts at the Bergplaas turnoff from the Old George-Knysna road.  Since there are no streetlights, time trials start earlier in winter, and later in summer, so it is advisable to contact the club to make sure.

Tuesday paddling time trials: 2 x 4km laps of flat water paddling on the Touw River, which can be affected slightly by the tide if the river mouth is open. 

Wednesday running and walking time trials: Essentially an out and back course, both routes start at Eden Adventures and follow the paved road through the restcamp before taking a right turn along the gravel for 500m(for the 3km route) or 1,5km (for the 5km route), turning and returning to the start.  The routes are scenic and flat.  The gravel surface of the majority of the route can be uneven at times and despite the flat route, this is not a particularly fast course.  Walkers are encouraged to start earlier if possible.

Thursday mountain biking time trials: This is all-out uphill sprint of 3,2km which includes approx 150m climbing.  From the start at the Bergplaas turnoff, cyclists head straight up the hill towards Bergplaas.  The climbing is continuous and the gradient varies, with a seriously good kick just before the summit.

The club welcomes all visitors and participation in any of the weekly time trials is free. Braai nights are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month at Eden Adventures.

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