Gravel Events

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

Grinder MTB Challenge @ Welgelegen 4x4 Farm, Bottelary Road Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Nov 9 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Grinder MTB Challenge 2019

Get ready for the toughest battle on the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch.

How many laps can you do in 3 or 6 hours??

This is a race that will challenge you. But it is enjoyable and the views are spectacular.

The route is carefully planned to make this race a true, but achievable challenge of both fitness and mountain biking technical skills.

3 Hours Challenge  : Start: 07:00am

6 Hours Challenge : Start: 07:00am

Trail Run – 8km – 400m Ascent  : Start: 07:15am

This is an event with a PURPOSE. A portion of the funds go to Charity.

After your ride and run, relax, have something cold to drink and grab a bite to eat.

This event offers:

– Proper time keeping by Great-Time.

– Great cash prizes and lucky draws.

– Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

– USN Water Table.

– Family and friends are welcome.

– Spectator friendly.

– Beer and Good music.

– Excellent Burgers and Boerewors rolls.

– Medals to all finishers.

– FREE sport massage.

– FREE wash and lube


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Ride The Karoo 100 miler @ Lormar Endurance Horse Stud and Guest farm
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Ride The Karoo 50 miler @ Lormar Endurance Horse Stud and Guest farm
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Swartberg 100 The e-Fondo @ Prince Albert South Africa
Apr 20 all-day
Swartberg 100 The Medio Fondo @ Prince Albert South Africa
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Swartberg 100 The Staffetta @ Prince Albert South Africa
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Swartberg100 Gran Fondo @ Prince Albert South Africa
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Race to the Sun @ Schoemansville Die Oewer
May 25 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Trans Elands MTB Marathon @ The Ferry Hotel Jeffrey’s Bay
Jun 6 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Trans Elands MTB Marathon

The 160km “Extreme” MTB marathon with 3000m of elevation gain is one of South Africa’s and certainly the Eastern Cape’s toughest one-day mountain biking events. The event is a true test of a rider’s physical and mental capability, but with adequate preparation it is an achievable challenge. To finish this “bucket list” event within the 12-hour time limit leaves one with a sense of reward and satisfaction which can only be described by a rider who has achieved this feat.  The Trans Elands 160km is the ideal tester for regular MTB marathon riders, perhaps the reason why so many riders have been returning year after year to tackle this event. The 160km event caters for both solo entries and team entries (of two riders per team).

The 60km “Lite” MTB marathon race distance with 1000m of climbing was added in 2017 with great success, and acts as a stepping stone for those who in future years would like to tackle the 160km. The 5-hour time limit allows for riders of varying capability to take part in and complete this 60km event.  Riders of the 60km event have adequate time to stop at the well stocked waterpoints and to take in the breath-taking scenery of the Gamtoos River Valley and Kleinrivier area. The 60km event caters for solo entries only.

The 30km “Mini” MTB marathon with less than 500m of elevation gain, gives the whole family the opportunity to explore the beauty of the the Gamtoos River Valley farmlands by MTB. The 30km event caters for solo entries only.