The Amazing RECM Knysna 200


For 2016 Garden Route Events raised the bar with their GR300 and GRLite races which arguers well for would be RECM Knysna 200 entrants. The 2016 RECM Knysna 200 is now set to take Garden Route racing to even more impressive heights.

Taking place from the 17th to the 19th of June 2016 the RECM Knysna 200 boasts more amazing singletrack than ever; a race village centred around one of Knysna’s most popular restaurants, Tapas Bistro; and a small field limited to 350 riders. The daily routes are manageable in distance at around 65km per day, with race director Patric Mosterd choosing to highlight the best possible trails in the area. He’s also mindful of the climbing, with the hilly nature of the Garden Route it’s not always easy to limit the altitude gain, but Mosterd managed to do so for the 2016 GR300 and has a few more tricks up his sleeve for the RECM Knysna 200 routes, including shortening Stage 1 to save your legs for a secret singletrack in the closing stages of the stage.


The three day stage race is sponsored by Capital Management firm RECM and the firm views it as an excellent opportunity to unwind in a town they love, participating in a sport they adore as they recharge their batteries. The intimate nature of the race, with only 350 riders means that by Stage 2 you’ll recognise all your fellow riders.  For RECM this means they have the chance to answer rider’s questions on the complex world of investments personally.

With the routes showcasing the best of the Garden Route’s trails the additional incentives to entre take a back seat, but they need not! RECM Knysna 200 entrants can expect amazing lunches and dinners catered by Tapas Bistro; a daily finisher’s beer from the grandfather of the South African craft beer scene Mitchell’s Brewery; limited edition race kit; well stocked water points with nutrition by Hammer Nutrition, hydration by Just Water and bike care by Squirt Lube. Plus Knysna Tourism are going out of their way to ensure everyone has the best possible time in Trail Town South Africa because they want you to keep coming back year after year, for every one of the Garden Route Events hosted in Knysna…

The 16th of June is the Youth Day public holiday so take a slow cruise up, or down, to Knysna bring along your whole family and make it a weekend to remember. Entries are open online on or you can click here to go directly to the entry portal. Remember to book your accommodating in Knysna too and you can do so by clicking here.


RECM Knysna 200

Dates: 17 – 19 June 2016
Distances: 55 – 65km per day
Format: 3 day stage race

Stage 1: Knysna Elephant Park
Stage 2: Quinta da Montanha, Bibby’s Hoek
Stage 3: Harkerville Forestry Station
Finish: Tapas Bistro Thesen Island
Race Village: Tapas Bistro, Thesen island Harbour Town, Knysna
Early Bird Entries: Team R8 000 | Solo R4 360 (Close 21 March 2016)
Entry Fees: Team R8 600 | Solo R4 800 (Close 10 May 2016)
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