We would like to announce the launch of the Vlakkenberg MTB Trail powered by Bicyclegear, Private Client Holdings and the Pedal Power Association.

To do this, we will be hosting the first of our monthly Bicyclegear Blowouts. The event will be held on a 2km course encompassing both jeep track and the newly built cross-country course. The course was built by Sean Newbery from Green Space Designs on private land kindly made available by the Constantia Nek Estate. It offers riding enjoyment for all levels. The course is currently 700m long but will be become part of a much larger and intricate trail network in Hout Bay.

There will be two groupings. The A group - for the serious racer - will encompass 4 laps of the course. Group B is aimed at the less competitive rider, including high school cyclists and will cover 2 laps. Both fields will be limited to 30 riders on a first registered basis. Other people not racing will be able to support the riders and ride the trail afterwards with their permits.

The event will take place on Sunday 6 November 2016 with the B group starting at 8:45am and the A group at 9:30am.

The Vlakkenberg MTB Trail will work on a permit number plate system costing R30.00, which can be bought on Once you have purchased your permit, you will be able to ride on the trail at all times and have entry to all of the Blowout events. Riders under18 will receive a free "young gun" permit as long as a parent /guardian buys a full permit.

Permits will also be available for purchase on the day of the race. Please bring your R30.00 cash. Visit Vlakkenberg MTB Trail for more information.