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Event Name: BestMed Ballito Expedition

When: 9 November 2013

Where: Sugar Rush Adventure Centre, Kwazulu-Natal

Category: MTB


Date: 9 November 2013

Province: KwaZulu-Natal

Location: Sugar Rush Adventure Centre

Entries Close: 06 Nov 2013

Starting Time: From 08:00

Registration: See Below

Late Entries: Yes

Timed By: ROAG

Seeding and Batching: Yes

Fully ROAG Administered Event: Yes

Event Website: http://www.asgevents.co.za



Race Option: 50km MTB

Start Time: 08:00

Pre-Entry Fee: R170

Late Entry Fee: R220


Race Option: 25km MTB

Start Time: 08:15

Pre-Entry Fee: R130



Friday 8 November 2013 14:00 to 18:00

Satruday 9 November 2013 06:00 to 08:00


Both registrations will take place at the Sugar Rush Adventure Centre Club House.

*R10 of every entry is donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa.



  • R 10 000 in prize money
  • Goodie-bags to all pre-entries
  • Medals to all finishers

Over the next few weeks we will be announcing some great prizes and additions to the event, so watch this space!


* There will be a large bike wash facility on race day which will be run by Bestmed and Cansa.



25km Distance

The 25km distance race has a bit of something to offer for everyone. The route profile includes about 400m of climbing, making it a tough cookie but enjoyable for all.


There are spectacular views along the route and no less than 4 long single track forest sections that will take your breath away. The route consists of a variety of terrain with great descents, some challenging climbs and fast winding single track.


It has jeep track, farm roads, single track and it winds through a number of sugar cane farms, along streams and through open fields. This race has a bit of everything.


50km Distance

The 50km distance is a SINGLE LOOP. It's a challenge you will relish if you have a bit of fitness under your belt - or a lot of time. With about 900 odd meters of climbing, this undulating route will take you through, up and over some of the most amazing trails in KZN.


After we took the decision to move the event to Ballito the concern was always wether we could match the beauty of previous years. We think we have not only done this but quite possibly exceeded it.


Riders will follow most of the 25km route, and split off at about 15km into the hills. Most of the 50km route consists of new track with yet another couple of single track sections and some hair-raising sections along the contours of the mountains, with not much room for error.


The route is worth every drop of sweat, and experiencing 50km/h+ descents and hilltop views that will make you feel like you are on top of the world make it all worth the effort.

Route Maps

Click here to download the Google Earth route maps (in ZIP format).

You can download Google Earth for free by clicking here.



Formerly known as the KZN Expedition, this annual race has become a highlight on the KZN MTB Calendar. For the last five years it took place in the Valley of 1000 Hills and although it's been a huge success, the difficulty of having a separate start and finish venue, 60km apart, was something we as race organisers decided to look at.


For the last 6 months our team has searched the coast for a venue that would not only meet the high expectations of this event but hopefully take it up a notch or two.


Enter the Sugar Rush Adventure Centre in Ballito. Sugar Rush is a new venue situated within the spectacular hills of Ballito and surrounds. The land boasts some of the most amazing views and terrain, all adding up to a mountain-biker's dream.


This spectacular multi-sport venue will be opening its doors to the public on 9 November 2013, with theBallito Expedition as the opening event to showcase some of their new trails.


With both a 25km and 50km distance on offer, these trails are not only new and never-ridden, but they have been meticulously designed and created to offer each competitor a day they will not forget.


Sugar Rush have created over 100km of MTB and trail running routes that will be open to the public from November. We have, together with Russell and Tyronne White from the Sugar Rush team, put together two distances that will not only showcase some of these trails but also offer something unique and exclusive for this race.


The event will start and finish at the Sugar Rush Club House, located less than 10 minutes outside of Ballito and 20 minutes from Durban CBD. This venue has more than enough parking, a stunning coffee shop and winery and wide open grass areas to enjoy a great day out with the family.


The Expedition has always been known as a tough yet rewarding race, this year is no different.


As a whole this event has always been about great routes and something for the family. The teams from ASG and Sugar Rush hope that we will give all the riders and supporters something to remember.


There will be a number of great waterpoints and spectator viewing points along the route, so check out the Bestmed Ballito Expedition Facebook page for all the details.



For more information please email eventsupport@asgworld.co.za or phone 076 621 1807

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