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  1. Event Name: Enduro Western Cape 2020 #1 - Contermanskloof When: 22 November 2020 Where: Contermanskloof Farm, Western Cape Category: Enduro EWC ENDURO at CONTERMANSKLOOF presented by Tygerberg MTB Club Start time: 08H00 Pre-entries ONLY! Cost: Full Enduro R420 and R35 extra for CSA day license if you aren't a CSA member Lite Enduro R320 and R35 extra for CSA day license if you aren't a CSA member Registration takes place on Saturday the 21st of November between 12H00 and 16H00 at Contermanskloof. No event registration will take place on event day. Late entries will be accepted on the 21st of November at registration via the Entry ninja online platform at a cost of R550.00 Go to Event Page
  2. Event Name: Tour de Zoar When: 17 October 2020 - 18 October 2020 Where: Zoar, Western Cape Category: MTB Nestled on the Klein Karoo plain at the mouth of the magnificent Seweweekspoort is the settlement of Zoar. Sadly, despite the natural beauty which surrounds it, it is one of the most impoverished villages in the Western Cape. Unemployment, alcoholism and drug abuse are high, with young people in particular bearing the brunt of these social ails. It is for that reason that Mark and Colleen le Roux founded the Zoar Bigshots. https://www.facebook.com/colleen.leroux.3/videos/2944571948980775/ “The aim of the cycling programme is to provide a healthy and fun activity for the young people of Zoar to take part in, which gives them a reason to avoid turning to alcohol and drugs” explained Mark le Roux. “Providing a positive outlet for their energy and a space within which to develop their sense of self-worth are both exceptionally important benefits too. Already in the nine months that the Zoar Bigshots have been cycling as a club they’ve been able to travel to a few races around the Klein Karoo and Garden Route. Though results aren’t the aim, it’s great for the riders to get the opportunity to travel locally and experience different areas too.” In order to continue to grow the programme the Zoar Bigshots are hosting a two-day mountain bike tour in October. Dubbed Tour de Zoar they will take place on the 17th and 18th of October 2020. Would be participants are asked to make a R500 donation to the Zoar Bigshots, which will be used to purchase more bicycles, cycling kit and pay the travel expenses of getting the riders to future events. “At R43 262, in 2017, Kannaland [in which Zoar falls] municipal area’s real GDP per capita is much lower than both the Garden Route District’s average amount of R69 970 and the Western Cape Province’s R87 110” explained the Western Cape Socio-Economic Profile of 2018. “Due to the financial situation, pre-the Covid-19 pandemic, in most households in Zoar there would simply be no way in which the youth of the village would have access to bicycles” le Roux pointed out. “The Tour of Zoar will help us keep the momentum we had built before the lockdown and showcase the talent and love of mountain biking which the riders of Zoar have developed.” “Each Tour de Zoar will include two days of riding” Le Roux continued. “The first will be a 50-kilometre loop into the Seweweekspoort. It’s the undoubted highlight of the region and the best way to experience the incredible pass through the poort is by mountain bike. Day 2 will be a roughly 40-kilometre route, featuring jeep and goat tracks through Zoar, Amaliënstein and Opsoek. The highlight of the second day will be the amazing singletracks the Zoar Bigshots have been building in the area. Mountain bikers are in for a surprise, the trails are rapidly expanding in length and are fantastically fun to ride.” Due to Covid-19 regulations participant numbers for each ride is limited to 100 people. Riders will be divided into groups of 10-15 individuals and will depart from Le KaRoux, in Opsoek, at 5-minute intervals. To further ensure the safety of everyone involved there will be no official water points, though each day’s route will offer ample opportunities to refill water bottles at natural springs or spaza stores. To secure your place in the Tour de Zoar email Colleen le Roux at colleen@bigshotmedia.co.za. Riders will be required to book their own self-catering accommodation for the duration of the weekend, and do so in one of the numerous local guest houses. Nearby options include Le KaRoux Guest Farm, Barn 62 Backpackers, Opsoek Valley Farm Cottages and the Klein Karoo Valley Guest Farm. Go to Event Page
  3. Event Name: Fedhealth MTB Challenge When: 7 September 2019 - 8 September 2019 Where: Retreat Boschendal, Western Cape Category: MTB The Fedhealth MTB Challenge will take place in September, at the picturesque Boschendal Farm (The Retreat), between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Over the course of two days, riders of all ages will have the opportunity to experience some unbelievable riding over the superb, flowing trails of this scenic wine farm and the beautiful Banhoek conservancy. In addition, the occasion includes an array of activities to ensure a great family-style ‘breakaway from the everyday’. Boschendal is famous for their picnics (make sure you book yours in advance), quality wines and wine tastings. The Fedhealth MTB Challenge will also offer free massage zones, rider goody bags and giveaways for entrants, plus loads of lucky draws and prizes to be doled out on the day. With all of this happening under sunny South African skies and amidst an unbeatable atmosphere, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge promises to once again be an affair to remember! EVENT FAST FACTS Date: 07 & 08 September 2019 Venue: Retreat, Boschendal, Stellenbosch Format: Two Day MTB Race Distances: Marathon (60km); Half Marathon (30km); Family Ride (15km); Kids Ride (500m / 1,5km / 5km) Entry Fees: R375; R275; R175; R100 Start Time: From 08h00 (according to batched starts) Entries close: Tuesday, 03 September 2019 Go to Event Page
  4. Event Name: Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge When: 28 April 2019 Where: Gwahumbe Game & Spa, Kwazulu-Natal Category: MTB Calling all mountain bikers and trail runners – entries are now open for the 2019 Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run, with race options to suit the whole family. This popular event has limited entries so don’t delay in entering. The race starts on Sunday 28 April at Gwahumbe Game & Spa in Mid-Illovo in KZN. Go to Event Page
  5. Event Name: SRAM WC XCO Series / SA Cup Series Bloemendal Round 1 When: 1 February 2019 - 2 February 2019 Where: Bloemendal Wine Estate, Western Cape Category: MTB Hosted on the Home Grounds of Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club, first race of the The 2019 SRAM WC XCO Series, in association with Bike Hub, takes place at Bloemendal, Durbanville on the 2nd of February 2019. The season opens with a double event, where points can be earned for both the National Series and the Western Cape Provincial Series. The National Series offers all-important Category 1 UCI points and forms part of the UCI Junior World Series. Local and international competitors alike will be looking to garner points to boost their rankings early in the season. Western Cape riders will enjoy a competitive start to the year with top racers, both local and international. Sunday 3 February: A second day of racing has been lined up for Junior and Elite Riders. This day forms part of the SA Cup Series and is an opportunity for individual riders to up their UCI points. But, we encourage all SA riders to race on Sunday as the points that they earn will contribute to raise the standing of TEAM SA. TEAM SA needs these points in order to qualify to send a team to take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Go to Event Page
  6. Event Name: Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge When: 30 March 2019 Where: Kolsvlei Trail Park, Western Cape Category: MTB Challenge or chill, the Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge, presented by Boland SUPERSPAR, offers both and everything in-between on the 30th of March 2019. Located just outside the town of Piketberg, the Kolsvlei Trail Park plays host to the event which offers far more than its imposing name suggests – with a trail run, fun run, fun ride, relay and fewer lap options along with the flagship 4 lap 100KM MTB Challenge. The Kolsvlei Trail Park is nestled in the rolling hills of the Swartland; which in March lie fallow awaiting the winter rains and the planting of wheat. The region is the breadbasket of the province and boasts a tight-knit farming community; all of whom are eager to share their beautiful home town and platteland hospitality with visitors from Cape Town and further afield. This hospitality echoes as the ethos of the event. Riders and runners are encouraged to bring the family along, to spectate or take part in one of the shorter distance events. The Boland SUPERSPAR, food stalls, a pop-up coffee shop, cash bar and complimentary tractor rides to spectator points will ensure those not participating share in the challenge experience of the riders too. In the main event riders will seek to complete 4 laps of the 25km long Kolsvlei Trail Park route. Each lap features 388m of climbing, bringing the total for those who complete the full distance to a shade over 1 550m of elevation gain. While the ultimate aim is to complete all 4 laps, riders will be rewarded with 50km and 75km medals if they complete 2 or 3 of the 4 laps too. Alternatively the Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge offers the opportunity of a 4 rider relay challenge. Each rider can thus dig deep and race a single 25km lap at full speed, rather than pacing their efforts to last the full 100km distance. While the serious mountain bike racing is underway the less competitive can take on a single lap fun ride too. For the trail runners a 10km route provides the opportunity for a trot through the farmlands. The course is perfect for competitive runners looking to challenge themselves to a fast run or less avid trail runners simply in search of a manageable route. Along with the trail run there is also a 5km fun run on offer. It makes use of farm roads so it is ideal for walkers, parents pushing strollers and the little ones on balance bikes. Competitive riders will be excited to note that Nexus 24 Segment Challenge for the King and Queen of the Mountain offers R4 000 in prize money at the Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge. R1 000 cash prizes will be awarded to the men and women with the fastest times, on Strava, over the two Nexus 24 segments. These will be marked with Nexus 24 flags and highlighted in the race briefing. The segment challenge is open to all 100KM MTB Challenge and relay riders. Go to Event Page
  7. Event Name: Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour When: 20 January 2019 Where: Val de Vie Estate, Western Cape Category: Road The Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday, 20 January 2019 and, while the start (and finish) venue has changed to Val de Vie Estate, the 102-kilometre route remains largely unchanged. It will still feature some 1285-metres of total ascent, but the major climb of the New Helshoogte Pass, which used to come shortly after the start, will now challenge riders near the end. The rest of the route takes in the finest winelands and mountain scenery of the Boland – and offers every opportunity for a fast time and the opportunity to improve your seeding for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. To enter, visit www.stellenboschcycletour.co.za. Entries cost R330 for PPA members and R350 for non-PPA members. To stay informed of developments of the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, join their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/stellenboschcycletour or follow them on Instagram at @medihelpstellenboschcycletour or Twitter at @StellenboschCT. For more information on Medihelp, visit www.medihelp.co.za. For more information on Val de Vie, visit http://valdevie.co.za/. Go to Event Page
  8. Event Name: 2019 PPA Sportive #1 When: 27 January 2019 Where: Simonsvlei Winery, Western Cape Category: Road The perfect way to kick start your 2019 cycling season, challenge your seeding for the Cape Town Cycle Tour and get your New Year's resolution wheel turning. Registration will take place on Sunday, 27 January 2019 from 04h30 at Simonsvlei Winery. Dates for pre-registration will be available closer to the event. 97 km start at 06h00 38 km start at 06h30 The PPA Sportive series for 2019 consist of 8 events that will start at three different venues - Simonsvlei, Windmeul and Paardeberg. While the events form a series, they are all stand-alone road fun rides aimed at everyone, from beginners to experienced riders who want to keep doing road events throughout the year. These events offer the perfect platform for improving your time and setting a new personal best. ROUTE DESCRIPTION From the start at the Simonsvlei Winery, the route will take you towards Stellenbosch and over Helshoogte. You will pedal past the Wemmershoek dam and through the back of Paarl towards Wellington before returning via the R44 to finish shortly after the Suid-Agterpaarl road on the R101. The 97 km route will have 3 water points and the 38 km route will have 1 water point. DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE Follow the N1 to the R44. Take exit 47 from the N1. Turn left onto the R101. The venue will be on your right hand side in 6.2 km. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: -33.894066 Longitude: 18.5368146,11 NOTES Remember to wear your PPA road fun ride number. No children u/16 on the 97 km route. Kids between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the 38 km route. ONLINE ENTRIES Distance Entry Fee PPA Member's Discounted Fee 97km R375 R275 38km R175 R125 Go to Event Page
  9. Event Name: Euro Steel Drak Descent 2019 When: 19 January 2019 - 20 January 2019 Where: Underberg, Kwazulu-Natal Category: MTB Distances: Euro Steel Drak Descent Day 1: Saturday 19 January 2019 - 41 Km from Restmount Children's Home to Swartberg Road Bridge Day 2: Sunday 20 January 2019 - 43 Km from Glencairn Farm to Umzimkhulu River Lodge Team R1500, Solo R750 (substitutions at a cost of R200) Euro Steel MTB Challenge Day 1: Saturday 19 January 2019 - 25 Km Day 2: Sunday 20 January 2019 - 18 Km R400 per rider for both days There is currently no closing date for the Euro Steel MTB Challenge. The fifth edition of the popular Euro Steel Drak Descent MTB Challenge will take place in and around Underberg on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019, with some important changes and innovations supporting this fast growing event, part of the FNB Drak Adventure Weekend. The entry will be strictly capped at 450 riders, either in traditional teams of two or solo riders. Less than 100 places are still available. Less experienced riders can take on shorter section of the same trails each day at the Euro Steel MTB Challenge. The race follows the uMzimkhulu River and mirrors the popular N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon that takes place at the same time. The registration and race overnight venue has been moved to Glencairn Farm outside Himeville, the start of the KAP sani2c and overnight for the joberg2c. This will offer eager mountain bikers a slice of the overnight experience of these famous stage races, with tented accommodation, mattresses, showers and breakfast available for the weekend. The Euro Steel Drak Descent supports the Restmount Children's Home that provides holidays for underprivileged children. The first day of the race starts at Restmount Children's Home, and finishes at the Swartberg Road Bridge. The second stage now starts at Glencairn Farm on the Sani Pass Road and ends at Umzimkhulu River Lodge. The Euro Steel Drak Descent forms part of the FNB Drak Adventure Weekend with the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon, the GWK Run The Rivers trail run and the FNB Drak Music Experience. Each entrant to the event will get two tickets to enjoy the FNB Drak Music Experience concert at the Underberg Country Club on Saturday afternoon. Go to Event Page
  10. Event Name: Gravel & Grape When: 3 May 2019 - 5 May 2019 Where: ATKV Goudini Spa, Rawsonville, Western Cape Category: MTB Now in its 3rd year, Gravel & Grape Extreme will be taking place from 05 - 07 May 2017, while Gravel & Grape Adventure takes place from 06 - 07 May 2017.a Go to Event Page
  11. Event Name: Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019 When: 10 March 2019 Where: Cape Town Stadium, Western Cape Category: Road The most beautiful bike race in the world circles the Cape Peninsula, starting and finishing in the shadow of Table Mountain, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Go to Event Page
  12. Event Name: Coronation Double Century 2018 When: 24 November 2018 Where: Swellendam Showgrounds, Western Cape Category: Road Coronation Fund Managers, the Pedal Power Association and the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust can’t wait to welcome all cyclists, support drivers, friends and families to the 2018 edition of the Coronation Double Century taking place on 24 November 2018 in Swellendam. Go to Event Page
  13. Event Name: Boschendal Race The Sun When: 1 September 2018 Where: Stellenbosch Church Street, Western Cape Category: MTB MTB race from Stellenbosch to Boschendal Farm Estate Entries are now open for the first Boschendal Race The Sun MTB challenge presented by Fairtree Capital. The race will take place on 1 September 2018 at 16:26 and entries are available online. Starting in the heart of Stellenbosch, riders will aim to finish the +- 40km of exquisite mountain trails at Boschendal Farm Estate before the sun sets. Riders will experience some of the best South African trails built by the likes of professional triathlete Conrad “The Caveman” Stoltz. Race The Sun is the first event of the new season and according to Bartinney owner, Rose Jordaan, the trails will be in immaculate condition with spectacular fynbos. After dropping down into the legendary switchbacks known as Bartinney Skyfall, Rose and her team will be treating riders to a glass of bubbly en-route and spectators are invited to come and enjoy a sundowner at the Bartinney Tasting Shed. There will be a sunset cut off at Bartinney Estate 18:26 where participants will be re-routed to Boschendal via the R310. Each year the starting time will adapt according to the sunset times. Although it is a race against the sun, lights will be compulsory for all riders. Race entry includes an Angus beef burger and beer, live music, lucky draws and prizes. Shower facilities will also be available at Boschendal for riders wishing to freshen up. Registration will take place on Friday 31 August where participants and their families are invited to attend the first Boschendal Friday Night Market. The market will take place in the historic Werf area from 18:00-21:00 and will include live music, food stalls and artisanal stands filled with local products for visitors to peruse and purchase. Various self-catering farm cottages are available for riders wishing to spend the weekend on the farm exploring even more MTB trails. The Boschendal Trail Centre operates Monday to Sunday offering visitors and staying guests guided MTB tours, bike wash facilities and adult/kiddies bike hire. Entry fee: 350 pp Date: 1 September 2018 Start Time: 16:26 Sunset cut off time at Bartinney: 18:26 Distance: +- 40km To enter visit: https://enter.entryninja.com/events/31662-race-the-sun Registration: Friday 31 August 2018, 13:00 - 17:00 -Boschendal Trail Centre Saturday 1 September 2018, 08:00 - 15:00 - Stellenbosch Church Street Route: Crossing Botmanskop over Bartinney Skyfall onto the Old Bethlehem ending at the beautiful Boschendal Farm Estate. Support our local Aitsa Charity: Get your bike pimped during Saturday Registration by the Aitsa aftercare kids. 1 September 2018, 14:00 - 15:00 at R100 per bike. Donations are welcome & appreciated! http://aitsa.org/ Entry Options: Aitsa Pimp your bike: R100 per bike Annual Boschendal Trail Permits: Race The Sun entrants receive a discounted rate of R400 when purchasing a yearly permit. Go to Event Page
  14. Event Name: The Pie Run Greyton When: 29 September 2018 Where: Greyton, Western Cape Category: MTB Greyton Mountain Bikers presents our inaugural 76 and 30 km gravel grinding event in September 2018. The event caters for both pure gravel grinders and mountain bikers to cycle pristine, quiet gravel roads through the countryside in the spring season, a time when the Overberg is at its most beautiful. Green wheat and barley fields, interspersed with yellow flowering canola against the backdrop of the magnificent Riviersonderend mountain range. Riders will be tested on a road that has the appearance of being flat but the truth is soon revealed from your saddle. This is a supported race with three fully stocked refreshment points for the longer distance and one for the shorter ride. Whilst the riders are out there doing their thing, families in Greyton waiting for their loved ones to return can indulge themselves in the local Saturday morning market or just take in all of the delights that Greyton country village has to offer. Proceeds from the race will be used directly for the local kids cycling development program which has now been running for five years and provides cycling equipment, cycling outings and MTB training for youngsters from our local community, who would otherwise have very little opportunity to get involved in this sport. More information: www.ggmtb.com/the-pie-run/ Cost: R250 & R350 Distance: 30km and 76km Entries: www.entryninja.com Accommodation Book via www.greytontourism.com Go to Event Page
  15. Event Name: The Night Harvest 2018 When: 17 May 2018 Where: Potato Trails, Hout Bay, Western Cape Category: Trials & Dirtjump South Africa's biggest BMX and MTB dirt jump competition is back in Hout Bay for it's 7th year! Getting bigger and better every time and this year promised no different. Tonnes of international riders will be making their way down to the Cape to take part in one of the most fun competitions out there. Held at some of the most scenic trails in the country, Potato Trails, makes it spectacular for the spectators. Not only do they get treated to the best riding the world has to offer, they get to see it in front of Hout Bay's beautiful amphitheatre of mountains. Cape Town has been experiencing the worst drought in years, so the event had to be postponed in hopes of some rain coming. The bike lords have been watching and have brought some good rains just in time for the guys to get digging and prepare the trails. After almost a year of not being able to work on them, they were eager to get them back to their usual pristine standard. It's all coming together nicely and we're looking forward to the best Night Harvest yet!!! See you there on the 17th! Go to Event Page
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