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Howick / Karkloof trails


Vinnydabutcher
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I`m heading out to Howick/Karkloof for a week in Aug. Does anyone know who I can contact for a group ride or a guide to the local trails. Most of my time there will be spent midweek. Is there a set tail on Karkloof? How long/technical is it? Is there any other options? Is there a LBS who can help me with directions/spares or is the closest PMB. I also wanna do Giba. Any help or idea`s?

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Try Grant at Adrenaline Cycles in Howick he will be able to help you with all your problems.  033-330 7788

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there's also a coffee shop near the polo club that you can park at and go for a ride. i'm sorry but the name of it escapes me! they will be able to let you know more info.  also, put a post up in Aug when you go and maybe some of us can join.

 

enjoy cos its some AWESOME riding!

 

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Hi Vinny,

 

pm Racer X (there are two on the hub, the one with more posts) he's a local in Hilton and will put you in touch with Gordon from W? (a Hilton bike shop) and/or the guys from Howick cycles, they administer the Howick trails.

 

Some secret trails the locals don't much talk about is up to Black Mountain via Cedara and down through Magic Forest. The Cumberland Classic uses much of the route - it's great.

 

Enjoy
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Grant from Adrenaline Cycles is defiantely the person to contact! I was around there last year for a wedding and he organised 2 rides for a group of us through the most amazing forests! He is very approachable and super helpful.

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The Sappi forest in Howick also has plenty awesome trail - everything from the begginer to as technical as it gets you will find there. There is no cost to ride there but you have to sign an indemnity form at the howick hospital.

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Thanx Lads,

 

Just spoke to Grant - the man is a legend !

 

Gave me more info than I could hope for and got me stoked to get down there.

 

Dogshow - I`ll put up a post 3 week before i get down there - let see if we can round up a posie!

 

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Enjoy the trails! Back in the 90's myself and friends started building the trails there and I still think it has the best riding in the country.

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Vinnie, looks like you have Karkloof sorted. It's awesome riding...you will have a blast! Should you still want to ride Giba, PM me a couple of days in advance & I'll happily take you around....

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