The 2021 date is set for South Africa’s favourite single day mountain bike event: 26th September. Heading into the 22nd edition the 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. Over 800 riders are already entered in to the 2021 version of the event as the Lions of Uniondale and Knysna offered 100 percent refunds or migration to the 2021 event and most riders migrated their entries. A record number of new entries flooded in on Monday 21st September 2020 when the entries opened.
The early bird entry incentive competition also served to boost interest around the event. Riders who enter before the end of October 2020 stand a chance to win their pre-race accommodation at the Uniondale Lodge, their post-race accommodation at the beautiful Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort, hampers and activities sponsored by Uniondale Tourism as well as R1000 in fuel for the race weekend and a Seattle Coffee hamper from Caltex on Waterfront Drive – 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.
The event is excited to partner with their new title sponsor – the CCPP Group for the first time in 2021.
- Dates: 26th September 2021 – it is a long weekend
- CCPP Group Dr Evil Classic 3 Day Stage Race takes place from the 23rd to the 25th September in Plett www.drevilclassic.com
- Start: Uniondale Sports Grounds
- Finish: Knysna High School Sport Fields
- Distance: 96km
- Elevation: 1 560m of climbing
- Entry Fee: R670 – LIMITED entries available
- Website: www.karootocoast.com
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- Instagram: @karoo2coast
- Twitter: @karootocoast