EVENTS

Dec
14
Fri
2018
Karoo GravelGrinder December @ Swartberg100 Event Field, Prince Albert
Dec 14 @ 6:30 am – Dec 17 @ 7:30 am

The Karoo GravelGrinder, a 3 day, social, cycling and culinary experience you can share with a group of colleagues or friends. The routes are designed to accommodate gravel, cyclocross and mountain bikes. E-bikes are also welcome.
We’ve settled on around 60km per day , it’s long enough to be a challenge but short enough to leave you with some energy to enjoy the afternoon. In addition we have shorter options on the same route if so desired

  • 3 days and nights
  • Spectacular Swartberg Pass
  • The Great Karoo expanses
  • Different terrain each day
  • Remote gravel roads and tracks
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Local cuisine and great wines
  • Fully supported
  • Your own group – great social
  • Runs throughout the year
  • Non-Rider companion packages available with daytime entertainment and touring

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Windpomp Sjerrie MTB 2018 @ Lappiesbaai restaurant, Stilbaai
Dec 22 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Dec
26
Wed
2018
Hartenbos Pret Trap 2018 @ Hartenbos Farmers Market
Dec 26 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am
Dec
27
Thu
2018
Karoo GravelGrinder December 27th @ Swartberg100 Event Field, Prince Albert
Dec 27 @ 6:15 am – Dec 30 @ 7:15 am

Karoo GravelGrinder December 27th 2018
Thu 27 Dec – Sun 30 Dec 2018 @ Prince Albert, Western Cape

MTBAfrica

The Karoo GravelGrinder, a 3 day, social, cycling and culinary experience you can share with a group of colleagues or friends. The routes are designed to accommodate gravel, cyclocross and mountain bikes. E-bikes are also welcome.
We’ve settled on around 60km per day , it’s long enough to be a challenge but short enough to leave you with some energy to enjoy the afternoon. In addition we have shorter options on the same route if so desired

  • 3 days and nights
  • Spectacular Swartberg Pass
  • The Great Karoo expanses
  • Different terrain each day
  • Remote gravel roads and tracks
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Local cuisine and great wines
  • Fully supported
  • Your own group – great social
  • Runs throughout the year
  • Non-Rider companion packages available with daytime entertainment and touring
Jan
12
Sat
2019
DAILY DISPATCH MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE @ Mpongo park East London Eastern Cape
Jan 12 @ 6:30 am – Jan 14 @ 7:30 am

Event Organiser: Daily Dispatch
Website: to be advised
Email: to be advised

Jan
13
Sun
2019
Summer Fast One MTB Race @ pin Randwater Central Depot 1448 Alberton, Gauteng
Jan 13 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
DAILY DISPATCH MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE @ Mpongo park East London Eastern Cape
Jan 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Jan
19
Sat
2019
Cowhouse Summer MTB Race 2019 @ Cowhouse Market
Jan 19 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
EUROSTEEL DRAK DESCENT @ Restmount Underberg KwaZulu-Natal
Jan 19 @ 6:00 am – Jan 20 @ 7:00 am
Attakwas Extreme @ Chandelier Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn
Jan 19 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am
121KM

Distance

ENTRY FEE

ENTRY FEE

Race Entry: R995 (Standard fee valid until 31 October 2018)
Late Entry fee: R1250 (R1260 valid from 1 April 2018)
No line entries will be available for this distance, but the late entry fee will be applicable for online entries from 1 November 2018.

Restonic Twenty Four Hour Hosted by Thaba Trails 2018 @ Thaba Trails
Jan 19 @ 6:30 am – Jan 20 @ 7:30 am
Attakwas Half @ Pine Creek Resort, Great Brak River
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
52KM

Distance

ENTRY FEE

ENTRY FEE

Race Entry: R270

 

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Lindley Gravel Grind 116 km @ Lindley Hotel Pretorius street Lindley
Jan 25 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Jan
26
Sat
2019
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS @ Steytlerville Steytlerville Eastern Cape
Jan 26 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Barberton XCM MTB 2019 @ Barberton High School
Jan 26 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Feb
1
Fri
2019
DEMACON MTB SERIES # 1 @ Nelspruit Mpumalanga
Feb 1 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
2
Sat
2019
BUCO TOMATO TROT & CYCLE @ Lilyfontein School East London Eastern Cape
Feb 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

Entries TBA

Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB Stage Race @ Delvera Farm, R44, Stellenbosch
Feb 2 @ 6:00 am – Feb 3 @ 7:00 am

Fairtree Simonsberg Contour 2 Day MTB Event has gone from the newbie on the calendar to a firm favourite and must-do event for all mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Originally created to continue the development of routes and to showcase the incredible network of single-track trails on the Simonsberg Mountain, the region has become a hotspot for trail runners and mountain bikers alike through the continued support of Fairtree Capital.

ROUTE PROFILES

Day 1 – Route Description:

Saturday option has removed most of the long gravel sections and more singletrack to both distances. That said, the day remains consistent with our goal of having an easier day than Day 2.

Various sections of singletrack and the blue route on Delvera with boardwalks to offer non technical alternative to some of gnarlier rock gardens. For those who enjoy the more tech stuff are welcome to tame the rougher sections. The Saturday long route will see at least 7km additional singletrack than last year!

As can be seen from the profiles there are many undulations, but the elevations are less severe.

Day 1: Long Route

Distance: 55km, Elevation: 1380m

Day 1Short Route

Distance: 42km, Elevation: 960m

Day 2 – Route Description:

We are not messing too much with what has become a winning compilation of more than 25 singletrack sections showcasing the best of the Simonsberg Trail system. Long routers head up to the 10km Never Say Neverending Again section where 2 spring seasons has settled the trail into what must be the premier trail in the region. The Fairtree Contour is the only event that uses this trail as part of its routing and due to the fact that numbers are limited, and we reach the trail after 42km of riding, makes it an enjoyable experience for all.

Although the elevation at around 1500 m for the long route is considerable, the climbing is not intense and very manageable. That said, the Long Route is not for inexperience riders!

Short routers do most sections apart from Never Say Neverending Again, and can expect a punchy, singletrack infested morning.

Day 1: Long Route

Distance: 55km, Elevation: 1380m

Day 1Short Route

Distance: 42km, Elevation: 960m

Day 2: Long Route

Distance: 58km, Elevation: 1550m

Day 2: Short Route

Distance: 41km, Elevation: 1050m

LEOPARD CRAWL MTB @ WESBANK PRIMARY SCHOOL OUDTSHOORN Oudtshoorn Western Cape
Feb 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
TOLDERIA FUN DAY MTB CHALLENGE @ Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk Ermelo Lothair Mpumalanga
Feb 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
DEMACON MTB SERIES @ Kavinga Guest House, R37, Nelspruit, MPU
Feb 2 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

General Race Details:

Entry fees:        60km – R250

44km – R200

44km – E – bike R200 (not timed)

25km – R170

15km – R110

8km – R80

P2W – R60

Sprint Shoot out – R60

(Sponsor name to follow) Sprint Shoot Out – R60 (winner takes                                              all. R1000 for the first man & woman)

 

Entries at www.bouttime.co.za

Start Times:

Distance Entry Fee Start Time
60km R 250.00 6:45am
44km R 200.00 7:10am
44km (E-bike) R 200.00 7:25am
25km R 170.00 7:35am
15km R 110.00 7:50am
8km R 80.00 8:10am

 

Sprint Shoot Out:                     12:00 (winner takes all)

R1000 1st man

R1000 1st woman

Any rider that has taken part in the 60km or 44km can take part in the sprint shoot out.

The Sprint Shoot out is a mountain bike lap race of 3 laps of give or take 500m per lap.

 

Enter at:  http://www.bouttime.co.za/Events/events.aspx

Series #1

  1. Race Info:
    • Race details:
    • Date: 2 February 2019
    • Venue: Kavinga Guest House, R37, Nelspruit, MPU

 

 

 

  • Start times:
2.     Distance Entry Fee Start Time
60km R 250.00 6:45am
44km R 200.00 7:10am
44km (E-bike) R 200.00 7:25am
25km R 170.00 7:35am
15km R 110.00 7:50am
8km R 80.00 8:10am

 

Sprint Shoot Out:                     12:00 (winner takes all)

  • Registration:

Friday at: Ilanga Mall Panarrotis from 4pm to 6pm

Saturday: Kavinga Guest House 5:30am – race start

 

 

 

TransBreede Ultra MTB @ Du Toitskloof Wines
Feb 2 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

TransBreede Ultra MTB One-day 120km MTB event.
Ascent approx. 1800m.
Cost: R750 per rider
Venue: Du Toitskloof Wines

The route will comprise of trails in Rawsonville, Slanghoek Valley and Bainskloof. Athletes can expect a tough course with possible temperatures reaching 38 Deg. There will be 7 aid stations along the route, with various offerings. The route will traverse over great single tracks, vineyard roads and mountainous areas.

With the same start and finish venue, no transfers are needed, ample parking, restaurant and showers located on site.

Riders can look forward to a great prize purse sponsored by Du Toitskloof Wines.

TransCape MTB @ Western Cape
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – Feb 9 @ 8:00 am
Feb
3
Sun
2019
2019 LIBERTY TRANSCAPE @ Western Cape
Feb 3 @ 6:00 am – Feb 9 @ 7:00 am
Feb
7
Thu
2019
PRUDENTIAL PE PLETT @ Woodridge College Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Feb 7 @ 6:00 am – Feb 10 @ 7:00 am
Tankwa Trek @ Kaleo Manor
Feb 7 @ 6:30 am – Feb 10 @ 7:30 am
Feb
9
Sat
2019
Jackal Dash MTB & Trail Run @ pin Northern Farm MTB Park R114, Lanseria, 2194 Johannesburg, Gauteng
Feb 9 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am
ILLOVO WARTBURG MTB CLASSIC @ Wartburg Kirchdorf School Wartburg Ntl KwaZulu-Natal
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Feb
15
Fri
2019
THE BRIDGESTONE ROUTE 66 MTB EXPERIENCE 2019 @ MAROPENG Muldersdrif Gauteng
Feb 15 @ 6:00 am – Feb 17 @ 7:00 am
Feb
16
Sat
2019
The Stanford MTB Classic @ Stanford Valley
Feb 16 @ 7:00 am – Feb 17 @ 8:00 am

LONG ROUTE

Day 1: Distance 55km & Estimated Elevation 1080m
Day 2: Distance 48km & Estimated Elevation 725m
Total: Distance 103km & Estimated Elevation 1805m

SHORT ROUTE

Day 1: Distance 24km & Estimated Elevation 725m
Day 2: Distance 27km & Estimated Elevation 570m
Total: Distance 51km & Estimated Elevation 1295m

Feb
17
Sun
2019
THE HERALD CONTINENTAL CYCLE TOUR – MTB @ Addo Polo Club Addo Eastern Cape
Feb 17 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
23
Sat
2019
OUBOS MTB MARATHON @ BLANCO PRIMARY George Western Cape
Feb 23 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SABIE CLASSIC MTB @ York Timber Sports Ground Sabie Mpumalanga
Feb 23 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Feb
24
Sun
2019
The Flight Centre Foundation MTB & Trail Run Challenge 2018 @ Modderfontein Reserve
Feb 24 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
PSG ABSOLUTE HILTON CHALLENGE @ Hilton College Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu-Natal
Feb 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Mar
1
Fri
2019
DARLING HILLS MTB STAGE RACE @ Doornfontein Wildlife Estate, Darling Darling Western Cape
Mar 1 @ 6:00 am – Mar 3 @ 7:00 am
Mar
2
Sat
2019
DEMACON MTB SERIES @ Scar, Klipkoppje Dam, R40, White River
Mar 2 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Series # 2

  1. Race Info:
    • Race details:
    • Date: 2 March 2019

2.1.3. Venue: Pull Scar, Klipkoppje Dam, R40, White River

2.1.4. Start times:

 

Distance Entry Fee Start Time
60km R 250.00 6:45am
44km R 200.00 7:10am
44km (E-bike) R 200.00 7:25am
25km R 170.00 7:35am
15km R 110.00 7:50am
8km R 80.00 8:10am

 

Sprint Shoot Out:                     12:00 (winner takes all)

  • Registration:

Friday at: Ilanga Mall Panarrotis from 4pm to 6pm

Saturday: Pull Scar, Klipkoppje Dam, R40, White River, Mpumalanga                            5:30am – race start

 

 

 

Mar
3
Sun
2019
DEMACON MTB SERIES # 2 @ Nelspruit Mpumalanga
Mar 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Mar
6
Wed
2019
Waterberg Quest 2019 @ pin Nylsvley Nature Reserve
Mar 6 @ 6:30 am – Mar 10 @ 7:30 am
Mar
17
Sun
2019
Absa Cape Epic @ Cape Town University
Mar 17 @ 6:00 am – Mar 24 @ 7:00 am
Mar
21
Thu
2019
Karoo GravelGrinder March 2019 @ Swartberg100 Event Field, Prince Albert
Mar 21 @ 7:00 am – Mar 24 @ 8:00 am

Karoo GravelGrinder March 21st 2019
Thu 21 Mar – Sun 24 Mar 2019 @ Prince Albert, Western Cape

MTBAfrica

The Karoo GravelGrinder, a 3 day, social, cycling and culinary experience you can share with a group of colleagues or friends. The routes are designed to accommodate gravel, cyclocross and mountain bikes. E-bikes are also welcome.
We’ve settled on around 60km per day , it’s long enough to be a challenge but short enough to leave you with some energy to enjoy the afternoon. In addition we have shorter options on the same route if so desired

  • 3 days and nights
  • Spectacular Swartberg Pass
  • The Great Karoo expanses
  • Different terrain each day
  • Remote gravel roads and tracks
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Local cuisine and great wines
  • Fully supported
  • Your own group – great social
  • Runs throughout the year
  • Non-Rider companion packages available with daytime entertainment and touring

More informationwww.mtbafrica.com/karoo-gravelgrinder.html

Mar
29
Fri
2019
THE SABIE XPERIENCE @ Floreat Riverside Lodge Sabie Mpumalanga
Mar 29 @ 6:00 am – Mar 31 @ 7:00 am
Mar
31
Sun
2019
Bezhoek Extreme MTB Festival 2019 @ Olifants River Lodge
Mar 31 @ 6:00 am – Jun 2 @ 7:00 am
Apr
6
Sat
2019
CRADLE MOUNTAIN TROPHY 2019 @ MAROPENG Muldersdrif Gauteng
Apr 6 @ 6:00 am – Apr 7 @ 7:00 am
HECTORSPRUIT MTB @ Bufffel Hotel Hectorspruit Mpumalanga
Apr 6 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am
THE AMOHELA CLARENS MTB CLASSIC @ Clarens
Apr 6 @ 6:30 am – Apr 7 @ 7:30 am

thabo e kholo

*big mountain

day 1 – 70km, 1100m ascent

day 2 – 50km, 750m ascent

*TIMED & SEEDED EVENT

includes (valued at over R400)

– race pack with event GOLF SHIRT

– trucker cap

– draw string bag with goodies

– meal vouchers

– 1 free beer at the finish

– race medal

thaba e nyenyane

*little mountain

day 1 – 50km, 600m ascent

day 2 – 35 km 400m ascent

 

The Cool Ideas Cradle Mountain Trophy 2019_2 Day Stage Race @ Maropeng
Apr 6 @ 6:30 am – Apr 7 @ 7:30 am
Masgcor Cederberg 2-day MTB Trek @ Yellow Aloe, Clanwilliam
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am – Apr 7 @ 6:30 am
1-day Race

The 1-day Race will take riders on a magnificent circular traverse of Pakhuys Pass, the mission stations of Heuningvlei, Wupperthal and Eselbank, on to Kromrivier and back to Clanwilliam via Uitkyk Pass.

Riders will climb 3 000m over the 160km.

2-day Trek

The 2-day Trek takes riders into the heart of the Cederberg to overnight (all inclusive camping package) at Nuwerust on Day 1, and back to Clanwilliam on Day 2.

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Masgcor Cederberg100Miler 1-day Race @ Clanwilliam
Apr 7 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Apr
13
Sat
2019
LYDENBURG HERITAGE MTB RACE AND TRAIL RUN @ Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve Lydenburg Mpumalanga
Apr 13 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
WATERBERG TRAVERSE MTB @ ATKV Klein Kariba Bela-bela Limpopo
Apr 13 @ 6:00 am – Apr 14 @ 7:00 am
COCKSCOMB CLASSIC @ Bucklands Guest Farm Steytlerville Eastern Cape
Apr 13 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Delta Dash 6hr MTB race @ Standard Drive, Blairgowrie, 2195 Johannesburg, Gauteng
Apr 13 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Apr
14
Sun
2019
NANAGA MTB RACE @ Nanaga Farm Stall Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Apr 14 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
GoSport MTB Race 2019 @ Cowhouse Market
Apr 14 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Distance70, 35 & 10km

Some jeep track and a lot of sinlge track on Hazeldean Valley Trails and surrounds. Mostly flat.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Trail & Trout 3 Day MTB Stage Race @ Lynnwood Pretoria, South Africa 0184
Apr 25 @ 6:30 am – Apr 27 @ 6:30 am
Apr
26
Fri
2019
TyrePlus Tygervalley Trek2Teebus @ Harmonie Farm Steynsburg, Eastern Cape
Apr 26 @ 6:00 am – Apr 28 @ 7:00 am
Joberg2C @ Karan Beef farm
Apr 26 @ 6:30 am – May 4 @ 7:30 am
Apr
27
Sat
2019
DEMACON MTB SERIES # 3 @ Nelspruit Mpumalanga
Apr 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Swartberg 100 Gravel Fondo’s 2019 @ Prince Albert
Apr 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

2019 Swartberg 100 Gravel Fondo’s

Saturday, 27 April 2019

The 2018  Swartberg 100 Fondo’s were a resounding success, we have had many requests from riders to open the entries early and confirm dates and options so that accommodation can be booked early for next year. We have added a tented village for next year’s race with accommodation for around 300 riders and spouses in luxury and standard tent options.
Accommodation in the town is limited so we urge you to enter early and book your accommodation in B&B’s or our tents as soon as possible.
We will be catering for a full weekend experience in 2019, including a pre-ride, breakfasts, lunches, suppers and an after-party on the Saturday night. There will be a picnic ride on Sunday morning as well.
Logistics of the Gran Fondo are complex and expensive given the distance, difficult accessibility and communications cover. We are therefore limiting the event in rider numbers for next year.

Race Registration will be between the hours of :
4pm and 8pm on Friday the 26th of April 2019 for all races.
5:45am and 6:45 am on Race day the 27th of April for the Gran Fondo
7:00 to 7:45  on Race day the 27th of April for the Medio Fondo
8:00 to 8:45 on Race day the 27th of April for the Piccolo Fondo