Public open day at DarkFEST | 11 February


Great News for South African fans! The top secret DarkFEST invite only media event is staging a spectator open day on 11 February to host the DarkFest Spank Mega Whip!

Sam Reynolds, together with the invitation-only field of riders including Andreu Lacondeguy, Danny Pace, Ethan Nell, Kyle Jameson, Olly Wilkins, Cam Zink, Matt Macduff, Clemens Kaudela, Adolf Silva., Kurt Sorge, and Vink Nico, will stage the DarkFest Spank Mega Whip on February 11th in a bid to show the world what the fest series fraternity’s biggest hitters deem to be the ultimate in mega whip steeze. Look out for sneak preview footage of the Mega Whip soon ahead of the official DarkFEST edit approx March 2017.

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Andrew Neethling at the Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK during Crankworx in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx)

Sam Reynolds fourth annual instalment of Pure Darkness, arguably the biggest jumps hit event of the free ride calendar, brings a number of firsts to eager online spectators this year. Staged deep in the coastal forests of South Africa’s Garden Route at Garden Route Trail Park, the event is not only an official fixture on The FEST series Circuit for 2017, marketed this year as DarkFest, it also marks the official media launch of the annual Spank Bikes World Whip Offs.

Follow Pure Darkness for current updates and more info on the public open day.

VENUE: Garden Route Trail Park https://www.gardenroutetrailpark.com/find-us
TIME: 16h30 - 18h30

Direction to the event:
The venue is 40km from Knysna. From Knysna drive 20km towards George on the N2. At the Ruigtevlei/Karatara sign Turn Right. Go over the railway line.Go Straight up the road for 18km- Follow the sign to Barrington. At the T-junction turn Right and you at the start.

Venue is 60km from George. From George drive towards Knysna on the N2. Go through Sedgefield and after 5km turn Left at the sign for Ruigtevlei/Karatara.Go over the railway line. Go Straight up the road for 18km- Follow the sign to Barrington. At the T-junction turn Right and you at the start.

Spank Industries brings the World Whip Offs to South Africa | 24 February


The Night Harvest, Africa’s biggest MTB & BMX dirt jump competition returns to Cape Town on 24 February. The Night Harvest is back for it’s 5th year and every year the news spreads overseas and more of the world’s top riders flock to the Cape, making this the most fun and spectacular events of the year!

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Bernarno Cruz, who finished in second place, at the Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank at Crankworx Whistler. (Photo by clint trahan/crankworx)

Perfectly manicured dirt jumps surrounded by mountains with top notch riders throwing down for your pleasure. The jam format of this event, hosted under floodlights to pumping music is a spectator favourite!

This year sees the start of a new addition to the evening, the Spank World Whip Offs South Africa. Officially a leg of the eight-stop Spank World Whip Offs, the winner of the South African leg at the Night Harvest automatically secures an invitational spot to the Official World Whip Off Champs hosted at Crankworx Whistler in August this year.

This is one not to miss, so make sure to head to Potato Trails in Hout Bay for the madness created by The Trails Crew of Cape Town, and proudly presented by Monster Energy.

Spank Bikes pro rider Sam Reynolds headlines the international invitation list at this year's event.

RIDER REGISTRATION: coming soon at The Trails Crew

TICKETS: Coming soon at: The Night Harvest

No parking in Garron Ave on the Night. Safe parking will be provided off Disa river road. For any event inquiries message The Trails Crew on Facebook.