Tag Archives: Dryland Event Management

Dryland MTB Events Move Up in the UCI Categories

The Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, already attracted a world class field in its first year as a UCI event. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Dryland Event Management’s premier racing events – the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, and the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen – will once again boast Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) status in 2018. For next year though the traditional South African season opening Attakwas Extreme will feature class ...

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Continental Tyres Partner Dryland Event Management

Dryland recommend a Continental X-King tyre on the front wheel and a Race-King tyre on the rear wheel of your bike, as well as General Tire Grabber AT3 tyres on your 4x4. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Famous for its challenging mountain bike events, through South Africa’s most rugged terrain, Dryland Event Management’s mountain bike races place an inordinate burden on the competitors’ bicycle tyres. With this in mind, Dryland have partnered with Continental Tyres to provide race entrants with access to tyres proven to be able to thrive in the Klein Karoo and beyond. Dryland’s flagship ...

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Entries Open for the second Glacier Cradle Traverse

Collette Bastard flows through a section of singletrack on Stage 3 of the 2017 Glacier Cradle Traverse. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Glacier by Sanlam, Dryland Event Management and Avianto were thrilled by the success of the inaugural Glacier Cradle Traverse mountain bike stage race, which took place in May this year. For 2018, the event has been moved to a more favourable slot on the calendar and entries to the event, which takes place from 5 to 8 April next year, ...

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Entries Open for Refined Attakwas Trail

Danette Smith powering up the climb to the Attakwaskloof Neck on her way to victory in the women’s race at the 2016 Fairview Attakwas Trail. Photo by Oakpics.com

Entries to the 2017 Attakwas Trail opened at 12:00 on Monday the 15th of May and Dryland Event Management are confident that the third edition of the event will capture the imagination of trail runners like never before. The event date has been brought forward from December to 25 November and the logistics have been simplified with a brand new ...

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Rhodes brings Quality to Dryland Events

Tim Deane enjoys a Rhodes Quality 100% fruit juice at the 2017 Tankwa Trail. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Rhodes Quality’s range of 100% fruit juices – made for people who love great tasting juice, the comprehensive range consists of 13 flavours – is the official refreshment of choice of Dryland Event Management Stage Race, thanks to its delicious taste and rehydrating properties. Mountain bikers and trail runners will be happy to know that Rhodes has extended their involvement ...

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Calitz and De Villiers Win the Opening Stage of the Tankwa Trail

Mauritz Jansen van Rensburg, Landie Greyling and AJ Calitz lead out the field during Stage 1 of the Tankwa Trail on Friday the 17th of February 2017. Photo by Oakpics.com.

South African trail running superstar, AJ Calitz and long-time Dryland Event Management event competitor, Yolande de Villiers opened their Tankwa Trail campaigns with stage victories on stage one on Friday the 17th of February. The thirty-two kilometre stage took in the Kaleo singletracks as it wound its way around the rocky koppies which dot the Koue Bokkeveld landscape and provided ...

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Smile Foundation Announced as Dryland Event Management’s Charity Partner


Dryland Event Management and the Smile Foundation have joined forces to put the smile back onto children’s faces with free corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments. Dryland Event Management is South Africa’s premier mountain bike and trail running events management company. The Smile Foundation has been selected by Dryland Event Management as their charity of choice and will be the ...

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Glacier Storms River Traverse Boasts Dryland’s Water Neutral Policy

In 2013 Dryland took the decision to ensure that all their events are water neutral and off set their water use by freeing up water through alien vegetation clearing and water course rehabilitation. One of their most successful projects in this regard has been around the Glacier Storms River Traverse where 6 hectares were cleared between September and December last year. This doubled the flow of the stream upon which the clearing efforts were centred and in so doing freed up 20 times more water than the 2015 event used. In 2016 the project is set to continue and will hopefully exceed those heights.

In 2013 when the Southern Cape was in the grip of the worst drought in living memory, Dryland Event Management began implementing steps to ensure their events became ‘water neutral’. As one of South Africa’s largest event organisers Dryland prides itself on the company’s sustainable approach to both business and the environments within which it operates. The 2016 Glacier Storms ...

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Dryland Ride brings mountain bike touring to the fore

Most accommodation is in guest houses or hotels, but where tented accommodation is needed, Dryland Ride ensures you'll sleep on a comfortable mattress with real linen.

With the South African mountain bike stage race market reaching a level of maturity and, some might even say, saturation, Dryland Event Management has collaborated with Bhejane 4×4 Adventures to launch Dryland Ride. The joint venture combines the event credentials of Dryland Event Management, a leading mountain bike and trail-running event company, and Bhejane 4×4 Adventures, an organisation that guides ...

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