3 Towers MTB Stage Race @ Mankele
Sep 20 @ 6:30 am – Sep 22 @ 6:30 am


2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast @ Uniondale Sports Grounds
Sep 22 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

The 2019 date is set for South Africa’s favourite single day mountain bike event: 22 September. Heading into the 21st edition the BUCO Karoo to Coast promises to be as challenging, rewarding and fun as ever – when 4 500 riders take on the route from Uniondale to Knysna.
The 96 kilometre long course, which crosses the old wagon trail out of Uniondale before joining the famous Prince Alfred’s Pass through the Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna, features 1 560 meters of climbing – but more importantly 2 300 meters of descending from the Karoo to the coast. The route snakes through four distinct biomes and offers stunning mountain vistas of a region seldom traversed by anyone but locals and adventure motorcyclists.
Entries to the 2019 race open on Sunday the 20th of January 2019, but will sell out fast so set a reminder now if you wish to take part. For more information on the BUCO Karoo to Coast please visit

Fast Facts: 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast

22 September 2019

Uniondale Sports Grounds

Knysna High School Sport Fields


1 560m of climbing

Entries Open:
20 January 2019


Karoo to Coast



The 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast is set to take place on the 22nd of September. Photo by
The 96km long race starts in Uniondale, in the Karoo, and finishes in Knysna, on the Indian Ocean coast. Photo by
The sweeping bends of Prince Alfred’s Pass deliver a scenic, challenging and above all iconic route. Photo by
The family friendly finish line, at the Knysna High School Sport Fields, is one of the many highlights of the BUCO Karoo to Coast. Photo by

2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience @ De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Sep 27 @ 6:00 am – Sep 29 @ 6:15 am

2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience
The 2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience is set to take place from the 27th to the 29th of September. Mountain bikers are encouraged to bring their families along for the adventure. The De Hoop Collection offers not only amazing food, luxury accommodation upgrades and activities throughout the weekend; but also provides the close encounter wildlife viewing for which the nature reserve has become famous. On the bike riders can gear up for days of 68, 62 and 50 kilometres in length with the terrain offering minimal meters of climbing – but the climbing there is, is not to be underestimated.
The 2019 event will also see the launch of an exciting new one day race: The De Hoop XCM. Entrants to the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience will have the option to ride the ultra-marathon one day event, on Saturday the 28th of September, or the 62 kilometre long standard Stage 2. With the stage event focusing on rider experience and encouraging participants to slow down, take photos and enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the area – the introduction of the one day race allows the competitive at heart to race for a day.
For more information on the 2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience please visit

Fast Facts: 2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience

27-29 September 2019

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Stage 1:
68km with 1 260m of climbing

Stage 2:
62km with 710m of climbing

Stage 2 Option:
102km with 1 600m of climbing (De Hoop XCM)

Stage 3:
52km with 710m of climbing

Entry Fees:
Solo: R4 500 | Team: R9 000 for 2 riders

Adults: R1 437 | Children: R718

Breakfast & Lunch Friday to Sunday. Dinner Friday & Saturday.

Entries Open:
3 November 2018


De Hoop Vlei MTB


The second edition of the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience is set to take place from the 27th to the 29th of September 2019. Photo by
The De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience offers varied riding across rocky singletrack, flowing jeep track and smooth gravel roads. Photo by
Input from local farmers ensures the event makes use of the best trails in and around De Hoop Nature Reserve. Photo by
For 2019 the event will also introduce a single day marathon event, known as the De Hoop XCM, which will run concurrently with Stage 2 and offer a 100km long route. Photo by
The ethos of the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience is to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the natural environment through which the route weaves. Photo by

Lormar MTB Tour #Farmtrail @ Fairview Farm
Sep 27 @ 6:30 am – Sep 29 @ 6:30 am


“The Rock” Mountain-bike and Trail Run Festival 2019 @ Paarl
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am – Sep 29 @ 8:00 am


The De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience @ De Hoop Vlei
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am – Sep 29 @ 7:00 am


SWADINI MTB EVENT @ Hoedspruit Hoedspruit Limpopo
Sep 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am


De Hoop XCM @ De Hoop Nature Reserve
Sep 28 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am


The Maloti 100 MILER @ Royal Manor hotel Barkly East
Sep 28 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
The Pie Run MTB Gravel Grinder @ Greyton, Western Cape
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am


Note that pre-entries close at 1700 hours on Wed 25th Sept 2019. Late entries will be accepted at race registration from 0630 hours on Sat 28th Sept 2019. Note that late entries will attract a late entry fee of R50 per entry in addition to the race entry fee.

Greyton Mountain Bikers are pleased to present the second running of the 76 and 30 km gravel grinder event in September 2019.

After the success of last year’s event and very positive feedback received from entrants, we are putting on the same event and attempting to set the standard even higher than before. The event caters for both pure gravel grinders and mountain bikers to cycle stunningly scenic gravel roads through the Overberg countryside in the late spring season. Wheat and barley fields, yellow flowering canola and blue cranes against the backdrop of the magnificent Riviersonderend mountain range will delight all participants. This is a supported race with three fully stocked refreshment points for the longer distance and one for the shorter ride. The voluntary stop in Riviersonderend for a “pie and coffee” at the Ou Meul is a must and will energize you for the return leg of the race.

For those persons returning to do the event for a second time, please note a change in start/finish venue which will now be at the newly opened Hub & Spoke MTB Café in DS Botha Street.

Greyton Village market has grown in stature since last year and will provide a great interlude for family and friends not taking part in the event, along with all the other attractions and entertainment offerings in the village.

Look out for accommodation specials in Greyton Village for Pie Run participants if you are planning to spend the weekend in Greyton.

Proceeds from the race are used for the local kids cycling development program which has been running for six years and provides cycling equipment, cycling outings and MTB training for youngsters from our local community.

Late entries will be accepted on race morning with a late entry fee of R50.

Race briefing will take place 15 minutes before the start of each batch.


The Pie Run

Berg & Bush DESCENT @ Windmill Farm
Oct 4 @ 6:00 am – Oct 6 @ 7:00 am


Berg & Bush The Great Midweek @ EMSENI
Oct 8 @ 6:30 am – Oct 10 @ 7:30 am


Berg & Bush 2 Day Original @ Emseni
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – Oct 13 @ 7:00 am
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER #6 CULLINAN @ Cullinan Community Sports Centre Cullinan Gauteng
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am


Java Mtb Race @ Van Loveren Vineyards
Oct 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am