2018 Mountain Bike Stage Race Calendar

 

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mountain bike stage races taking place in South Africa (and nearby) in 2018. Here you can get an overview of what is happening, and where, so you can start planning your leave, budget, and training to make the most of the multitude of events on offer. Happy riding!

 

joBerg2c 2017.jpgjoBerg2c. Photo credit: Em Gatland

 

January


20 - 21: EuroSteel Drak Descent (Drakensberg) - Event Website

 

February


3 - 4: Fairtree Capital Simonsberg Contour (Stellenbosch, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

4 - 10 TransCape MTB (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

8 - 11: Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen (Ceres, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

23 - 25: Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience (Gauteng) - Event Website

 

17 - 18: Stanford MTB Classic (Stanford, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

22 - 25: Knysna Bull (Knysna, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

March


01 - 04: FedGroup PEPLETT The Tough One + Lite (Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

18 - 25: ABSA Cape Epic (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

22 - 25: 3 Mountains Challenge (Clocolan, Free State) - Event Website

 

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Stage 6 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

 

April


05 - 08: Glacier Cradle Traverse (Gauteng) - Event Website

 

06 - 08: Spar Sabie Experience (Mpumalanga) - Event Website

 

14 - 15: The Cradle Mountain Trophy (Maropeng, Gauteng) - Event Website

 

TBC: Lighthouse to Lighthouse (Gansbaai, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

13 - 15: Liberty Cape Winelands (Winelands, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

14 - 15: Bike Girl 2 Day MTB (Wilderness, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

19 - 21: Trail & Trout (Gauteng/ Mpumalanga) - Event Website

 

21 - 22: Cederberg 100 Miler - 2-day Trek (Cederberg, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

20 - 28: Old Mutual joBerg2c (Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

27 - 29: Trek 2 Teebus (Steynsburg, Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

28 - 30: Great Kei Trek (Queenstown, Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

Cederberg 100Miler Photo Sam Clark.jpgErik Kleinhans during the Cederberg 100 Miler. Photo credit: Sam Clark

 

May


05 - 06: Houw Hoek MTB Tour (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

04 - 06: Gravel & Grape Extreme (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

05 - 06: Gravel & Grape Adventure (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

08 - 10: sani2c Trail (KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

09 - 11: sani2c Adventure (KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

10 - 12: sani2c Race (KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

TBC: Windhoek Light Namib Quest (Nambia) - Event Website

 

25 - 27: PwC Great Zuurberg Trek (Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

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Gravel & Grape. Photo credit: Chris Hitchcock

 

June


01 - 03: 1Zambia MTB (Zambia) - Event Website

 

02 - 08: Race To Rhodes (Kwa-Zulu Natal to Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

08 - 10: Liberty Waterberg Encounter - Event Website

 

12 - 18: Freedom Challenge: Race Across South Africa - Event Website

 

13 - 17: Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal (Wild Coast, Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

15 - 17: Katberg Quest (Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

16 - 18: The Greyt Escape (Greyton, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

24 - 29: Cape Country Unplugged (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

29 - 01: The Midlands (Howick, KwaZulu-Natal)

 

30 - 01 July: RidetheBerg (Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

July


13 - 15: Zambezi Cycle Challenge (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) - Event Website

 

August


02 - 07: Nedbank Tour de Tuli (Botswana - Zimbabwe - South Africa) - Event Website

 

09 - 12: Glacier Storms River Traverse (Garden Route, Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

24 - 26: The Magoeba (Haenertsburg, Limpopo) - Event Website

 

26 - 30: Imana Wild Ride (Wild Coast, Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

30 - 01 Sep: Namaqua Quest MTB (Namaqualand, Northern Cape) - Event Website

 

September


01 - 02: Greyton MTB Tour (Greyton, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

06 - 9: iSimangaliso MTB (iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

07 - 09: Ride2Nowhere (McGregor, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

20 - 22: Dr Evil Classic (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

22 - 24: De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience - Event Website

 

22 - 24: Langeberg Link (Swellendam, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

24- 29: Lesotho Sky (Lesotho) - Event Website

 

28 - 30: Lormar Endurance MTB Tour: #FarmTrail (Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

28 - 30: Isuzu 3 Towers (Mpumalanga) - Event Website

 

29-30: The Magalies Adventure (Gauteng) - Event Website

 

TBC: Varsity MTB Challenge (Paarl, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

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The canola fields of the Staalwater MTB Challenge. Photo credit: Chris Hitchcock

 

October


05 - 07: Lormar Endurance MTB Tour: #SheepTrail (Eastern Cape) - Event Website

 

06 - 07: Combo X MTB Tour (Arniston, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

05 - 07: Berg & Bush Descent (Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

09 - 11: Berg & Bush Great Trek (Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

13 - 14: Berg & Bush 2 Day (Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal) - Event Website

 

11 - 13: The INYATSI Swazi Frontier (Swaziland) - Event Website

 

12 - 14: Eselfontein Festival (Ceres, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

19 - 21: The U MTB (Piket-Bo-Berg, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

14 - 20: Cape Pioneer Trek (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

17 - 20: Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

23 - 28: Wild Corridor I (Eastern/ Western Cape) - Event Website

 

26 - 28: FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

29 - 31: FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

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The iconic Swartberg Pass at Cape Pioneer Trek. Photo credit: Hayden Brown for www.zcmc.co.za

 

November


02 - 04: FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

17 -18: To Hell And Back (Western Cape) - Event Website

 

24-25: Origin of Trails (Stellenbosch, Western Cape) - Event Website

 

30 Nov - 2 Dec: Sondela Family 3 Day (Bela-Bela, Limpopo) - Event Website

 

December


28 - 03 Dec: The Munga - Event Website

 




12 Comments

emme, Dec 11 2017 10:00

Hi

Can you add Cape Country Unplugged 24 June -29 June 2018.Website www.capecountry.co.za.?

Regards

Hans

Shebeen, Dec 11 2017 10:06

AND the Esels one.

 

I know there's no info but put a TBC on it already!

actually no, wait don't tell anyone.

Griffin, Dec 11 2017 12:33

And.. currently being planned but awaiting headline sponsor confirmation..

 

28 June - 1 July ... KZN Midlands..

Chingy182, Dec 11 2017 01:53

What happened to the Stanford stage race?

deanbean, Dec 11 2017 02:03

The Great Kei Trek 28 to 30 April 2018, web http://greatkeitrek.co.za/ Contacts on the  site

LeoKnight, Dec 11 2017 02:28

Feb:

Stanform MTB Classic 

https://www.stanfordmtbclassic.co.za/

emme, Dec 23 2017 04:49

June

 

http://www.capecountry.co.za/

 

24/6-29/6

emme, Jan 04 2018 09:05

Hi

 

Do you look at the comments??

bloss, Jan 23 2018 02:29

ZAMBEZI CYCLE CHALLENGE 13th to 15th July 2018

http://zambezicyclechallenge.com/

Nugu, Jan 25 2018 10:29

I heard that Dusi2C has been cancelled, any truth in this?

Nick, Jan 25 2018 10:38

I heard that Dusi2C has been cancelled, any truth in this?

 

Yes, it seems so:

 

https://web.facebook...696845083849381

Kranswurm, May 20 2018 06:17

Hi
The Kalahari Challenge has been cancelled