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Sep
23
Sun
2018
The X MTB – 2018 @ Woodlands
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am – Sep 28 @ 7:00 am
Sep
24
Mon
2018
The Lesotho Sky 2018 MTB Stage Race @ Roma Trading Post Lodge Lesotho
Sep 24 @ 6:00 am – Sep 29 @ 7:00 am

 369km

 9827m

What started in 2011 with a handful of passionate mountain bikers, grew into a UCI Class 1 MTB event and is now one of Africa’s most spectacular and toughest stage races. The race attracts riders from all over the world, hosting people from 11 nations on average.

For 2018, we are launching a brand new route that will bring out the best in your bike and make you fall in love with mountain biking all over again.

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Lormarendurance Mtb Race @ Middelburg, Karoo
Sep 28 @ 5:45 am – Sep 30 @ 6:45 am

MTB HOME

This is the scene at the start of the annual limited-entry Lormar MTB Tour – a unique three-day mountain bike experience in the heart of the Karoo. The Tour entails riding along 200 year old stone walls, on smooth “sheeptracks” and passing the familiar windpomp scenes along the way. Experience authentic Karoo hospitality with spitbraais, fresh farm bread, condensedmilk coffee, koeksisters & craft beer amidst picturesque sunsets. Lormar is not about crossing the finish line as quick as possible but rather about a riding experience like no other.

 

THE ROCK TRAIL FEST AND STAGE RACE
Sep 28 @ 7:30 am – Sep 30 @ 8:30 am
3 TOWERS STAGE RACE @ Mankele MTB Park Nelspruit Mpumalanga
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 9:00 am
Sep
29
Sat
2018
Magalies MTB Adventure @ Mount Grace Country House & Spa
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
Oct
5
Fri
2018
Lormarendurance Mtb Race #SHEEPTRAIL 5-7 OCTOBER 2018 @ Middelburg, Karoo
Oct 5 @ 6:00 am – Oct 7 @ 7:00 am

Lormarendurance Mtb Race #SHEEPTRAIL 5-7 OCTOBER 2018

 

Oct
10
Wed
2018
Baja Epic – Mexico @ Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Oct 10 @ 7:15 am – Oct 13 @ 8:15 am
Oct
12
Fri
2018
Eselfontein Festival @ Eselfontein Western Cape
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 6:15 pm
Oct
14
Sun
2018
Cape Pioneer Trek @ MILKWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, MOSSEL BAY
Oct 14 @ 6:30 am – Oct 20 @ 6:30 am

Cape Pioneer Trek

IT’S A RACE LIKE NO OTHER
FROM THE HEART OF THE KAROO COMES THE RACE WITH SOUL

From the arid desertscapes of the Groot Karoo to the great mountains of the Klein Karoo and the aboriginal forests of the Garden Route, the Cape Pioneer has it all, a truly African mountain biking experience. The magic lies in the unique combination of exciting, diverse trails, passionate people and authentic human connection, brought to you by world class event organisers. The result is a race that has achieved near legendary status.

http://capepioneer.co.za/route/

Oct
17
Wed
2018
Seabreeze Build It “Bitter-Sweet MTB Challenge” 2-Day Stage Race @ Rocky Bay Resorts, Park Rynie/Scottburgh
Oct 17 @ 6:30 am – Oct 18 @ 7:30 am
Oct
18
Thu
2018
Karoo GravelGrinder October @ Swartberg100 Event Field, Prince Albert
Oct 18 @ 6:15 am – Oct 21 @ 7:15 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
Oct
23
Tue
2018
The Wild Corridor @ Kareedouw
Oct 23 @ 7:00 am – Oct 27 @ 8:00 am

The Wild Corridor

Each overnight location has been chosen for its individual character and intimacy. After a day spent riding through the corridor, riders will arrive at already set up camps, where they will be able to enjoy cold beverages, sumptuous food and fireside banter. There will be a variety of entertainment on select evenings as well as the opportunity to connect with fellow riders, before turning in for the night, for a well-deserved rest. The Wild Corridor is now e-bike friendly!

October 2018 – Route through the Corridor

Registration is on the 23rd October at The Worx – in Plett from 11am. The shuttle leaves at 14:00 for Kareedouw (1hr drive). Starting just outside Kareedouw , the tour covers a distance of 317km’s over the 4 day period. Participants will wind their way through the pristine wilderness of the Baviaanskloof and Garden Route National Park, finishing off on the beach in beautiful Plettenberg Bay. There will be a total of 3930m of climbing and 3920m of descent, however the event is all about the experience and riders will be seeded into groups based on a pace that they are comfortable with. The Tour ends on the 27thOctober (around midday) with lunch and farewell.

The route includes a total distance of 317km, 3930m of climbing and 3820m of descent, however the event is all about the experience and riders will be seeded into groups based on a pace that they are comfortable with. 


Distance 317km | Climbing 3930m | Descent 3820m

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Gravel and Grand Prix Series
Oct 27 @ 5:47 am – Oct 28 @ 6:47 am

VERKYKERKOP, EASTERN FREE STATE

27 & 28 OCTOBER 2018

Make it a weekend

Verkykerskop…where they farm, play and live free …

Verkykerskop is the beautiful destination and host of the Gravel Grand Prix launch event and is only three hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Durban, some 45km north of Harrismith on the R722, lies Verkykerskop Village, nestled among the table-top mountains of the Drakensberg escarpment. The village is surrounded by Aansluit Landgoed, a 700 ha working farm and conservation area. Verkykerskop offers peace, tranquility and adventure to families, friends, corporates and artists. The hospitality and the pleasures of the countryside will surely make you fall in love with Verkykerskop.

Event Date:

27 & 28 October 2018

Format:

2 Day Stage Race. Both days will start and finish in Verkykerskop

Route Distances and Elevations:

Day 1 (Saturday, 27 October) – 70km | 1050m ascent

Day 2 (Sunday, 28 October) – 56km | 880 ascent

 

Gravel and Grand Prix Day 2

Gravel and Grand prix day 1

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
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
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

May
14
Tue
2019
Sani2C – Trail 2019
May 14 @ 6:08 am – May 16 @ 7:08 am

Sani2c 2019 Trail

14-16 May 2019

3 days of amazing trails though KZN. From the majestic mountains of Sani Pass, Southern Drakensberg to the lapping shores of the warm Indian Ocean at Scottburgh Beach, KZN, South Coast.

Day 1

Start: Glencairn Farm, Himeville, 8am

Finish: MacKenzie Country Club, Eastwolds, Ixopo

Distance: 82km*

Total ascent: 1 295m*

Average max temp: 28.4°C

Sunrise (Sani): 6.33am

Sunset (MacKenzie): 5.18pm

Sani2c Day 2019

Day 2

Start: MacKenzie Country Club, Eastwolds, Ixopo, 6.30am

Finish: Jolivet, 10km south of Highflats

Distance: 99km*

Total ascent: 1 544m*

sani2c day 2 2019

Day 3

Start: Jolivet, 7am (except in the Race event – see times under Race Info)

Finish: Scottburgh Primary School, Scottburgh

Distance: 82km*

Total ascent: 883m*

sani2c day 3 2019

Included in entry:

Sani2C 

2 race villages with tented accommodation (a four-man tent to share with your partner).

A comfy high density Vitafoam mattress. You will need to bring your sleeping bag and pillow

3 meals a day plus a 24hour chill zone full of yummy goodies enough to pile on all you have just worked off!

Access to all the race facilities and improved permanent facilities i.e. hot showers, bike wash facility, rider chills zones with Clover Vanilla Milks etc.

Professional medical support by Berg Medical is included however you will need travel insurance in case of hospitalisation.

Full logistical support from Super Group who will transport your bag from race village to race village.

2 to 3 water points along the route with lots to eat and drink. We suggest you bring along your preferred bars or drinks. You don’t need to worry about going hungry. These tables are well stocked!

Enter: https://sani2c.co.za/home

May
15
Wed
2019
Sani2C – Adventure 2019
May 15 @ 6:40 am – May 17 @ 6:30 am

Sani2C Adventure

15 – 17 May 2019

3 days of amazing trails though KZN. From the majestic mountains of Sani Pass, Southern Drakensberg to the lapping shores of the warm Indian Ocean at Scottburgh Beach, KZN, South Coast.

Day 1

Start: Glencairn Farm, Himeville, 8am

Finish: MacKenzie Country Club, Eastwolds, Ixopo

Distance: 82km*

Total ascent: 1 295m*

Average max temp: 28.4°C

Sunrise (Sani): 6.33am

Sunset (MacKenzie): 5.18pm

Sani2c Day 2019

Day 2

Start: MacKenzie Country Club, Eastwolds, Ixopo, 6.30am

Finish: Jolivet, 10km south of Highflats

Distance: 99km*

Total ascent: 1 544m*

sani2c day 2 2019

Day 3

Start: Jolivet, 7am (except in the Race event – see times under Race Info)

Finish: Scottburgh Primary School, Scottburgh

Distance: 82km*

Total ascent: 883m*

sani2c day 3 2019

Included in entry:

Sani2C 

2 race villages with tented accommodation (a four-man tent to share with your partner).

A comfy high density Vitafoam mattress. You will need to bring your sleeping bag and pillow

3 meals a day plus a 24hour chill zone full of yummy goodies enough to pile on all you have just worked off!

Access to all the race facilities and improved permanent facilities i.e. hot showers, bike wash facility, rider chills zones with Clover Vanilla Milks etc.

Professional medical support by Berg Medical is included however you will need travel insurance in case of hospitalisation.

Full logistical support from Super Group who will transport your bag from race village to race village.

2 to 3 water points along the route with lots to eat and drink. We suggest you bring along your preferred bars or drinks. You don’t need to worry about going hungry. These tables are well stocked!

Enter: https://sani2c.co.za/home

 

May
25
Sat
2019
DBX Mtb Stage Race @ Darling Western Cape
May 25 @ 6:00 am – May 26 @ 7:00 am