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[NOV] Origin Of Trails MTB Experience
Date: 30 November 2019 The 7th annual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience takes place in Stellenbosch this November. The Origin Of Trails is an individual two-day MTB experience that reminds mountain bikers why they ride. Instead of racing, entrants are encouraged to savour the moment, take in the spectacular... Read more
Nedbank Tour de Tuli Launches New 2019 Route
In June, organisers of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli officially launched the 2019 route of Africa’s most exciting mountain-bike event. The major announcement was that this year’s route will run in reverse compared to previous editions of the Tour. The reverse route will see participants in the 2019 Tour... Read more
[SEPTEMBER] Fedhealth MTB Challenge
Date: 7 & 8 September 2019 The 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge is an exhilarating two-day mountain bike festival hosted at The Retreat / Boschendal Wine Estate. Mountain bikers of all ages and skill sets are in for a treat, with spectacular, well-designed MTB tracks and amazing scenery. The... Read more
[JUNE] Liberty Waterberg Encounter
Date: 7-9 June 2019 The Liberty Waterberg Encounter will provide a wide range of mountain-biking enthusiasts with a memorable weekend getaway near Bela-Bela in Limpopo. This three-stage race covers 168km, exposing competitors to exciting bushveld trails. It is the final event of the Liberty Encounter Series, which started with... Read more
Biogen, Momentum Health renew commitment to mountain biking
Against the backdrop of the current economic downturn and an oversupply of endurance and outdoor events, the mountain bike race industry has seen a massive decline in participation. Despite the decline, Dryland Event Management and its main sponsors, Biogen and Momentum Health, have renewed their commitment to sport by... Read more
[APRIL] Glacier Cradle Traverse
Date: 5-7 April 2019 More than 200 mountain bikers will ride a three-day stage race in the heart of Gauteng. The third edition of the Glacier Cradle Traverse takes place from at Avianto Lifestyle Estate in Muldersdrift. With trails that are often described as Gauteng’s ‘best-kept secret’, riders will... Read more
[APRIL] East Rand Classic
Date: 27 & 28 April 2019 The East Rand Classic, formerly known as the Emperors Palace Classic, offers two race distances – 98km and 48km. Two mountain-biking races, covering distances of 50km and 25km, and a kiddies’ event will also be hosted at the new race venue at an... Read more
Road-cycling legends team up for Absa Cape Epic
Robert Hunter, the first South African to win a stage at the Tour de France, has finally taken up the challenge and is riding the Absa Cape Epic this year. “I’m happy to be back on the bike and enjoying cycling as it’s an amazing sport, and I have... Read more
Espargaró Swaps Leathers for Lycra at the Absa Cape Epic
Though best known for his exploits around a race track, on two petrol powered wheels, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP rider, Aleix Espargaró, will swap to two self-propelled wheels for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. As a novice, Espargaró required a partner with experience in the Untamed African Mountain... Read more
[APRIL] Off The Beat ‘N Track
Date: 13 April 2019 Jacaranda FM and Tracker’s “Off the Beat ‘n Track” is Gauteng’s biggest day of mountain biking and music for the whole family. The event will return to the Big Red Barn in Irene, and features routes for tiny tots, intermediate, advanced and competitive riders. Kids... Read more