Stage Races

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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
Feb
2
Sat
2019
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

TransCape MTB @ Western Cape
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – Feb 9 @ 8:00 am
Feb
7
Thu
2019
Tankwa Trek @ Kaleo Manor
Feb 7 @ 6:30 am – Feb 10 @ 7:30 am
Mar
6
Wed
2019
Waterberg Quest 2019 @ pin Nylsvley Nature Reserve
Mar 6 @ 6:30 am – Mar 10 @ 7:30 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
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
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
Sep
8
Sun
2019
Cape Pioneer @ WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Sep 8 @ 6:30 am – Sep 14 @ 7:30 am
Oct
12
Sat
2019
Berg & Bush 2 Day Original @ Emseni
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – Oct 13 @ 7:00 am