There is (always) a race on the horizon…
PS, we do not only transport bicycles to these races in South Africa, but to any event, especially the smaller and more niche rides and tours. DIY? We’ve got you covered. Even if it is for sending the e-bikes of you and your mates from DBN to Upington or Springbok and back.
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Tankwa Trek (FEB)
The Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, is SA’s premier 4-day stage race. 9-12 February 2023. From the creators of the Cape Pioneer Trek, the Producers of Bigshot Media and with the assistance of Momentum Medical Scheme and Biogen, comes a 4-Day stage race like other. Winding through the beautiful Bokkeveld and Witzenburg areas, this race features unique scenery, warm hospitality and tough yet exhilarating riding. More on tankwatrek
- Tankwa 9-12 February 2023
The Karoo Burn. The News24 Karoo Burn Mountain Bike Challenge | 242km | Calvinia Primary School & Kaleo Guest Farm. The News24 Karoo Burn boasts the longest straight gravel road in Southern Africa! With scorching temperatures and vigorous winds, this race will separate the braggarts from the brawn. Do not miss out on this Great Karoo Mountain and gravel bike race. More on Karooburn
- Karooburn 25 FEBRUARY 2023
IRONMAN® PE (MAR)
The ISUZU IRONMAN African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth has a bay swim, with rolling bike and run courses. Welcome to Scintillating South African Scenery on March 5, 2023.
Ps, IRONMAN® disclosures. The WTC is very protective of their brand, with good reason, and we are required to disclose the following. Our services are our own and we are not in any way associated with, affiliated or endorsed by the World Triathlon Corporation. So many trademarks: The marks IRONMAN®, IRONMAN TRIATHLON®, M-DOT®, IRONMANLIVE.com®, IRONMAN.COM™ and 70.3® are trademarks of WTC and they reserve all their rights. Wow, that was a mouthful.
- IMSA PE March 5, 2023
Cape Town Cycle Tour (MAR)
Since 1978. “Every given 2nd Sunday in March”. South Africa hosts some of the largest, by the number of entrants, sporting events in the world with three being the largest of their type. The Cape Town Cycle Tour, with as many as 35 000 cyclists taking part, is the world’s largest individually timed cycle race. The other two are the world’s largest ultra-marathon running event, the Comrades Marathon, and the world’s largest open water swim, the Midmar Mile. CTCT also formed the last leg of the Giro del Capo, a multi-stage race for professional and leading registered riders which was last run in 2010. More on cycletour
- CTCT Sunday 12 March 2023
Cape Epic (MAR)
Since 2004. “The Tour de France of Mountain Biking”. The Absa Cape Epic, founded by Kevin Vermaak, is an annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa. It has been accredited as hors catégorie (beyond categorization) by the Union Cycliste Internationale. The 8-day race consists of a prologue and seven stages, and typically covers more than 680 km & 16,900 m of climbing. Professional mountain bikers from around the world encompassing up to 650 teams compete teams of two. To qualify for a finish, teams must stay together for the duration of the race. More on capeepic
- Cape Epic 19-26 March 2023
MORE THAN A RIDE. The KAP sani2c is a three-day, 265-kilometre mountain bike stage race in KZN. The event begins on a small sheep farm near the country’s mother of all mountain passes, the Sani Pass in the southern Drakensberg. Pedalling across a section of the KZN Midlands mist belt, riders traverse scenic dairy and timber farms, glide through indigenous forests and soar down a breath-taking pass into the Umkomaas Valley before criss-crossing a nature reserve and sugar cane farms that eventually deliver them onto the shores of the Indian Ocean. More on sani2c
- Adventure: 26-28 April 2023
- Sani2c Race: 27-29 April 2023
- Nonstop: 13-14 May 2023
36One MTB Challenge (MAY)
The 36ONE MTB Challenge. The ultimate single-stage MTB race in South Africa. 361 kilometers around the Klein Karoo. #TheUltimateRace – This is South Africa’s ultimate race with 361km and a maximum of 36.1 hours to complete it. While this race remains a mountain bike race in our opinion, participants now have the flexibility to take it on with a gravel- or mountain bike, so choose wisely! If you are not up for the full Challenge, you can take on The Half or opt for The Relay in a team of 4. More on The36ONE
- 36one MTB 12-14 May 2023.
Great Zuurberg Trek (MAY)
The Great Zuurberg Trek is a boutique mountain bike stage race in the heart of the Addo region. And The Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek E-edition is a three-day boutique MTB event for e-bikes. Experience three days of boutique-style mountain biking in the heart of the Eastern Cape from May 25 to 28, 2023. Enjoy four-star luxury accommodation, fine dining and world-class riding, while making a difference to the surrounding rural communities. Essential Eastern Cape Mountain Biking. More on greatzuurbergtrek and zuurbergtrek.e.ed
- Zuurberg May 25 to 28, 2023
IRONMAN® Durban (JUN)
The ISUZU IRONMAN 70.3 Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal. Anything is possible. It features an ocean swim, rolling bike ride passed Umhlanga and a flat run around the promenade and Moses Mabhida stadium. As with Ironman, Ironman 70.3 is a trademark. 70.3 stands for the total distance covered in miles during the event. It’s comprised of a 1.2mile (1.9km) swim, 56mile (90km) bike and 13.1mile (21.1km) run. Exactly half the length of an Ironman. Durban is a fun event; I can attest to that. Cheers.
- IM DBN 70.3 June 4, 2023
Around the Pot (JUL)
BWell Around the Pot – Overberg Gravel Race – Presented by SEESA – single-day Gravel Race race through blooming canola fields, consisting of a 200 miler (double pot); 100 miler (full pot); 60 miler (half pot); and a 25 miler (mini pot). SA’s Greatest Gravel Race. 29 July 2023. Riders will depart from Swellendam and will experience 160km of gravel road, racing towards the Potberg mountain. They will then cross the Malgas ferry in a 45min neutral zone before riding the last 60km back towards Swellendam where the Gravel KING and QUEEN will be crowned each year. More on aroundthepot
- Pot 29 July 2023
Storms River Traverse (AUG)
Glacier Storms River Traverse. The most social 3 Day MTB Stage Race in SA | Storms River | Tsitsikamma | held around August. The scenic 3-day stage race will take place in the Tsitsikamma area and is one of the highlights on the mountain biking calendar for riders and their families. Have you saved the date? 11 to 13 August 2023. For eBikers the #StormsRiverTraverse remains one to do. The short routes mean battery management is straightforward, particularly for those who ride conservatively and chat to their fellow riders rather than race through the field. More on StormsRiverTraverse
- Stormsriver 11-13 August 2023
Trans Baviaans (AUG)
Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race. The Trans Baviaans is a 230km, 24hr MTB marathon race from Willowmore through the remote Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, all in a team format. Since its start in 2004 it has been growing annually, deserving its place on many mountain bikers’ wish list. “The toughest single stage race in the world”. Because this is a team event, consisting of 2, 3 or 4 cyclists per team, the concept is very different to that of an ordinary MTB race. The distance of 230 km from Willowmore to Jeffrey’s Bay must be completed in 24 hours to qualify for a medal. More on TransBaviaans
- The Race – 12 Aug 2023
- The Repeat – 19 Aug 2023
Cape Pioneer Trek (SEP)
Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen | 7 Day Stage Race | Besides the routes and the scenery, there are a few things that make the #RaceWithSoul one of the biggest highlights of the racing calendar. Seven days’ worth of superb catering, fully stocked water points, race villages in great locations and world-class facilities topped with dedicated Dryland crew… to name but a few. The essence of mountain biking! World-class organization, great trails, and great friends. More on CapePioneerTrek
- Seven Day Race: 3-9 September 2023
- Four Day Adventure: 6-9 September 2023
Braaidag. Oh, what a brilliant MTB weekend. The Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge is a 100km off road race from UNIONDALE to KNYSNA via the Prince Alfred’s Pass. The route is scenic, challenging and riders are encouraged to train sufficiently for this event to maximize the enjoyment of the experience. Thank you to all the riders who have supported the Lions of Knysna and Uniondale over the past 23 years by participating in this event! 24th SEPTEMBER 2023. More on karootocoast
Prince George is a premium 100 Miler, the most diverse one-day race you’ll ever experience. The Swartberg and Montague pass are two of the most famous (or infamous for some) mountain passes in the Western Cape amongst mountain- and gravel bike enthusiasts with their steep climbs and lightning descents. Do you think you can conquer both iconic passes in 165km? Covering 2 mountain ranges, 3 geographical areas and a World Heritage Site! Prince Albert to George. Monumental 100 miler. More on PrinceGeorge100Miler
- Prince George 14 October 2023
Part of the EPIC series. The Race with GEES! 3 Days of Mountain Biking through the Western Cape | 200km and 4500m of climbing. Since inception in 2009, the three events, aptly named after the wines of the area, have become a must-do event on the mountain bike calendar with riders from the farthest reaches of the country and the world. Its biggest drawcard is undoubtedly the route, which has been perfected over the past decade (plus a few!). In 2023, the FNB Wines2Whales is switching back on itself and taking teams from the whales to the wines in the FNB Wines2Whales Switchback! More on Wines2Whales
- W2W 20-29 October 2023
IRONMAN® Mossel bay
The ISUZU IRONMAN 70.3 Mossel Bay Mossel Bay, South Africa will be held on November 19, 2023. The course features a bay swim, hilly bike ride and rolling run. A Race to Inspire. Mossel Bay offers scenic beauty of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and the azure blue sea, rolling green hills and pastures, rich agriculture, and culture. Fynbos, aloes, dolphins and whales, a place one can only describe as paradise – a tourists dream. Mossel Bay’s history is unique and was pivotal to the development of the rest of South Africa.
- IM M’bay November 19, 2023
Double Century (NOV)
Old Mutual Wealth Double Century 200km Team Time Trial, South Africa’s premier endurance road cycling event. The circular route the starts in Swellendam and visits Suurbraak and Tradouw Pass, Op de Tradouw, Montagu and Ashton, while side swiping Barrydale, Robertson and Bonnievale before heading back to Swellendam. Riders will experience a mix of dairy farmland, canola fields, mountain passes, a hint of the Karoo, vineyards, river-crossings, historical towns, and plenty of picture-postcard moments as they pedal their way round this special corner of the Western Cape. More on OldMutualWealthDC
- DC: 25 November 2023
The Munga (NOV)
The Munga is a single stage non-stop mountain bike race. 29th November – 4th December 2023. 1000km in 120 hours. A single-stage mountain bike relay race across the middle of South Africa in the heat of the Summer. There are 5 race villages where riders can rest, eat and get mechanical assistance. There are also ten water points placed between 60 and 90 kilometres apart. From BFN toe Wellington, The route will be predominantly off road. The route will be a GPS route so riders will not have to think about navigation. The route is a little more that 1000kms and covers some of the most beautiful, and barren terrain in South Africa. More on TheMungaMTB
- Munga 29 Nov – 4th Dec 2023.
December Garden Route Service
Oh, and this is a fun one! Every December holiday south Africa experiences a massive migration of citizens from inland to the coast. Especially from Gauteng to the Cape and Garden route. And now you can bring along your bicycle on holiday. Keep fit and have fun. E-bikes are very welcome, as we transport via road freight there is no issues as with flying. We can collect on any weekday and send your bicycle from point A to B, anywhere in the country 😊
- Any weekday, right throughout the year*
We are only closed for the 1 week between Christmas and New Years and have never had a need for bikes to be sent then. by that time everyone is lying at the beach or happily on holiday and all the bikes start moving again in the 1st week of the new year. Cheers.