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36ONE MTB Challenge 2019 Entries Open

Riding through a beautiful, star light, Klein Karoo night is one of the unique attractions of The 36ONE MTB Challenge. Photo by Oakpics.com.

General entries to The 36ONE MTB Challenge 2019, which will take place from the 17thto the 19thof May next year, will open at 12:00 midday on Friday the 1stof June. Following the release of 100 Full 36ONE entries being made available in late April and throughout May, the opening of general entries allows riders who wish to take part in ...

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100 Early Bird Entries to the 2019 36ONE Up for Grabs

The 36ONE MTB Challenge will take place from the 17th to the 19th of May 2019 in an attempt to ensure the day time temperatures do not exceed the high 30’s like they did during the 2017 and 2018 events. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Early bird entries to the 2019 36ONE MTB Challenge, which will take place from the 17thto the 19thof May next year, will open at 12:00 midday on Thursday the 26thof April. Only 100 entries, to the full 361 kilometre, distance will be made available at this time – but general entries will open later this year.   For riders wanting ...

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Bekkenk and Dreyer Race to 36ONE Success

By saving energy for later in the race Jeannie Dreyer was able to finish strong and shatter her own 36ONE course record on her way to the 2018 title. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer rode to dominant victories at the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, the 21stof April. While Bekkenk started fast and missed out on the course record, Dreyer paced her race to perfection; finishing strong to smash her 2015 record by half an hour.   In the other categories, the relay race was won ...

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Champions Return to The 36ONE

The queen of ultra-endurance cycling in South Africa Jeannie Dreyer will once again be attempting to break her 2015 course record. Photo by Oakpics.com.

This Friday, the 20thof April, the defending 36ONE MTB Challenge champions, Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer, will line up alongside 781 fellow mountain bikers to take on the 361 kilometre long circumnavigation of the Klein Karoo. The pair will no doubt be out to break their own course records, but will not have it all their own way as fierce rivals ...

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The 36ONE MTB Challenge Partners with Extreme Lights

Extreme Lights will offer 36ONE MTB Challenge riders discounted bike lights and technical support at the event. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 36ONE MTB Challenge is not only longest single stage mountain bike race in the country but it is also one which places an extraordinary burden on rider’s equipment, especially their lights. Which is why Dryland Event Management have partnered with industry leaders, Extreme Lights to light up your 36ONE MTB Challenge adventures for 2018 and beyond. Unlike most ultra-endurance ...

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Entries Open for 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

Riding throughout the night is part of the challenge of the 36ONE. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Entries for the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge, which takes place from the 20th to the 22nd of April are now open. The 361 kilometre long single-stage race, which marks its seventh edition next year is undoubtedly one of the toughest mountain bike races in the country. The route takes in 5 250 metres of altitude gain as it circumnavigates the Klein ...

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Diarise the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

You don’t need to be an ultra-endurance junkie like Jeannie Dreyer to succeed at The 36ONE MTB Challenge. Photo by Oakpics.com.

South Africa’s longest single-stage mountain bike race, The 36ONE MTB Challenge, has grown steadily in popularity over the last few years as the ultra-endurance racing bug has taken hold of the South African mountain biking community. But despite its 361km distance and 5 200m of climbing The 36ONE is infinitely achievable for all mountain bikers; with a bit of training, intelligent ...

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Bekkenk Breaks Course Record to Win 2017 36ONE MTB Challenge

Jeannie Dreyer raced to victory in a time of 16 hours, 59 minutes and 27 seconds in the 2017 36ONE MTB Challenge. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The near perfect weather conditions and relatively smooth surfaces on the Rooiberg Pass contributed to a fast paced 2017 36ONE MTB Challenge which was won by Ramses Bekkenk in a new record time of 13 hours, 59 minutes and 55 seconds, on Saturday the 22nd of April. Jeannie Dreyer was the first woman to complete the 361 kilometre long route ...

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All Systems Go for Sixth 36ONE MTB Challenge

Dutch beach racing star Ramses Bekkenk will not be intimidated by the breezy conditions predicted for the 2017 36ONE MTB Challenge. Photo by www.directsportfoto.nl.

The sixth edition of The 36ONE MTB Challenge is set to get underway on Friday the 21st of April and along with near perfect weather conditions the event looks set to be the most competitive yet. Dutch ultra-marathon stars Jean Biermans and Ramses Bekkenk are set to go head-to-head in the men’s race while Hannele Steyn and Katja Steenkamp are ...

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Overcoming the Odds to Take on The 36ONE MTB Challenge


For many entrants to The 36ONE MTB Challenge the race is a personal trial, a battle to see if they can ride the 361 kilometres. But for Jonathan Odendaal, and his family, it carries far more significance. When he undertakes the final leg of the 2017 The 36ONE MTB Challenge for his family’s relay team he will be overcoming the ...

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