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2017 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush entries open 1 February

With a unique bushveld setting and a trail-building crew determined to provide something new every year, the singletrack at the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush is a cut above the rest.

Entries are almost open for the 2017 edition of the Grindrod Bank Berg & Berg. Last year’s participants will be able to enter from the 1st until the 15th of February, thereafter all mountain bikers who know what’s good for them will be able to enter the most innovative MTB event on the local calendar. Once again, riders will have ...

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Riders treated to spectacular trails and views at FNB W2W MTB Ride Stage One

Near-perfect weather conditions greeted 1268 mountain bikers (634 teams) at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Monday, 07 November 2016 where they lined up for the start of the much anticipated FNB Wines2Whales (W2W)
Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action during Stage One of the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Ride.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Near-perfect weather conditions greeted 1268 mountain bikers (634 teams) at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Monday, 07 November 2016 where they lined up for the start of the much anticipated FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride. The first of two destination stages, Stage One saw riders having to complete a 68km MTB route (with 1420m ascent) from Lourensford ...

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Introducing the Knysna Bull

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Exciting news for mountain bikers in South Africa… “Destination mountain biking” has evolved with the introduction of a reimagined event, the Knysna Bull. The new 3-day stage race is set for the 23rd to the 26th of February 2017 and is billed as the final Absa Cape Epic preparation race, but with a magical Knysna twist. The Knysna Bull is ...

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Runners and cyclists discover greater Karkloof area

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Howick – Mountain bikers and trail runners alike are in for an off-road adventure treat at this weekend’s 2016 Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival as a combination of new and reworked routes will see participants snake their way through the spectacular region of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Saturday’s Enduro together with Sunday’s 60km Sappi Karkloof Marathon, 40km aQuellé Half Marathon, 20km ...

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Trading bicycles online is now easy and safe with Shepherd

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Mountain bikers and road cyclists can now trade bikes and parts safely and securely online thanks to Shepherd Trade Secure, SA’s first true third party holding service, which has expanded its service to include the couriering of bicycles across the length and breadth of South Africa. Shepherd removes the risks associated with face-to-face dealings with dodgy sellers or just plain ...

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Family, fun and fast-paced action at Ballito Expedition

With the addition of some exciting new sections to the routes for this year's event, the Bestmed Ballito Expedition promises to keep families entertained and serious mountain bikers on the edge of their seats come November 14.

With the addition of some exciting new sections to the routes for this year’s event, the Bestmed Ballito Expedition promises to keep families entertained and serious mountain bikers on the edge of their seats come November 14. The event has come a long way since starting on a half-built trail at Hero Adventure Park at Sugar Rush in 2013, and ...

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More riders at liberty to ride Cape Winelands race

Riders during stage 1 of the 2015 Liberty Cape Winelands MTB encounter from Lanzerac in Stellenbosch to Le Franshoek Hotel in Franshoek.

Mountain bikers who thought they had missed their chance to ride South Africa’s most beautiful race, the Liberty Cape Winelands MTB Encounter, have another chance to enter thanks to an added investment from the title sponsor. Co-organiser Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events confirmed that Liberty had increased its commitment for the second edition of the three-stage race, which takes ...

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Nature reserves, whales, proteas, vultures and extraordinary MTB

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The third annual Potberg and De Hoop MTB event took place in the Overberg region from 7-9 August and proved to be a feast for mountain bikers and nature lovers alike. Participants enjoyed three glorious days of traversing two nature reserves, Potberg and De Hoop, on their mountain bikes. While last year’s event sizzled in an entirely different way when ...

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Dirtopia Enduro series continues at Helderberg this weekend

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The Enduro events are geared for real mountain bikers that enjoy singletrack and are fit enough to ride uphills, but more importantly like riding downhills fast! The third event in the series is at Steilte trails Sunday 16 August and you can still enter on the morning from 08h30. Therefor more adrenalin junkies like downhillers enjoy this discipline of the sport, ...

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