“This will mean that participants can use their results from the Aspen Trans Karoo to contribute to their national mountain bike seeding which will be beneficial, especially for those taking part in the MTN National MTB series and the Nissan National MTB series,” says Event Director and Founder, Glyn Broomberg.

Photo credit: Kolesky/ Nikon/ Lexar

More on the event

Pitting man against the Karoo the distance, including 5 compulsory check point stops, must be completed within 17 hours in order for participants to avoid elimination.

Starting at the Jupiter Lounge in Sutherland, and covering a staggering 240km of off road terrain across the Ceres and Tankwa Karoo, the race will finish at the Kaleo Guest Farm, 25km north of Ceres and includes the long steep ascent up Skittery Pass at 70km’s from the finishing line .

See our earlier press release or visit the event website for more.

Photo credit: Kolesky/ Nikon/ Lexar

Photo credit: Kolesky/ Nikon/ Lexar

Photo credit: Kolesky/ Nikon/ Lexar

Entry Give Away Competition

We're currently running a competition where you can win entries to the 2013 Aspen Trans Karoo. We've already given away 1 team entry and 2 solo entries, but still have another team and solo entry up for grabs this week.

Get all the details and enter the competition here.

For more information on the KIA MTB Rankings please visit www.kiarankings.co.za and for more info on the 2013 Aspen Trans Karoo please visit www.transkaroomtb.co.za