What Is It?

Visit the Modderfontein Reserve for the inaugural Gauteng Due Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival this December. With three distances to choose from, you can either run or ride your bike through the tranquil park. Not only will there be a festive vibe, but yummy snacks will be available to participants along the course. Enter now.

When Is It?

Saturday, 07 December 2019 from 07:00 - 10:00.

Where Is It?

Modderfontein Reserve, 1 Arden Rd, Modderfontein, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entries cost:

R100 per person for the 6km trial

R130 per person for the 13km trail

R160 per person for the 28km trail

Click here to enter.

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What Is It?

The 2019 Cool Ideas Magalies Adventure is set to take place this September. Offering adrenaline junkies both mountain biking challenges and trail runs, right in the heart of the tranquil Magaliesburg. This is the perfect way to kick off your summer training regime. So, get on your running shoes or haul out your bike, because the adventure is about to begin.

The Cool Ideas Magalies Adventure weekend will again be hosted at the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection. Join any of the four races taking place over the two day event and explore the serene surrounds, all the while getting in a great workout. Then, sit back and relax after your race at The Cog & Sprocket, Mount Grace Cycling Hub.

The Magalies MTB Adventure offers 2 stages:

The Cool Ideas Magalies Adventure Magalies Trail Run Adventure offers 4 distances:

Whatever your fitness level and experience, there is a race for you. So, don't hesitate to enter!

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 September 2019 - Sunday, 29 September 2019.

Where Is It?

African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection, Old Rustenburg Rd, Magaliesburg, 1791.

How Much Is It?

Entry tickets cost between R100 - R650 per person, depending on which race you choose to participate in. Click here to enter.

For more information

Visit their website for further details - magaliesadventure.co.za

Contact them on 082-787-3317 or via email at [email protected]

Entries Are Officially Open!

Entries are officially open for the 17th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the 7th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run, two premier off-road events that will have entrants begging for more at the ATKV Buffelspoort.

This event isn't just about fitness, running and mountain biking. It's also makes for the perfect weekend breakaway for families. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run depict the best off-road routes on offer in the North West Province. Both events possess a perfect balance between challenge and reward. Featuring three entry options, mountain bikers can choose between: +-16km; +-33km; and +-65km route. Trail runners can choose between: +-8km; +-12km; and +-24km. For an added challenge, why not sign up for both?

They've also introduce a Kids 2,5km race to both the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run in 2019. Families can look forward to experiencing spectacular trails that are complemented by magnificent scenery and a vibrant festival atmosphere.

FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic Info

Date: Saturday, 01 June 2019

Venue: ATKV Buffelspoort

Distances and Entry Fee:

The first 1000 mountain bikers to enter (and pay) will receive an official event t-shirt.

FNB Platinum Trail Run Info

Date: Sunday, 02 June 2019

Venue (start & finish): ATKV Buffelspoort

Distances and Entry Fee:

The first 1000 trail runners to enter (and pay) will receive an official event t-shirt.

For More Information

For more information on the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic or FNB Platinum Trail Run, you can contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email [email protected] or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

Don't forget to give them a follow on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with their latest news, events and announcements.

PwC Bike Park

In Bryanston, there is a mammoth of a bike park just waiting for your rubber to smack the devils out of its dirt. The PwC Bike Park is one of the first International Standard mountain biking parks in Gauteng. The park focuses on family and family outings and is equipped with everything from beginners tracks to clubhouse snacks. The advanced and intermediate tracks are all marked off and are sure to give you the challenge you deserve.

Central Park Trails

With four routes ranging from 10 km to 40 km, Central Park Trails has some serious stuff on offer. From wetlands to dry climbs, it's all here. CPT also offers hydration stations, free bike washes and tech support. Just be sure to take a water bottle filled with cold, clean water when you take on the 40 km trail. Grab your fanny pack and puncture kit and peddle to Modderfontein for some action.

Kings Kloof MTB

To the west of Johannesburg lies Krugersdorp and the Kings Kloof MTB Trail. Its open plots of land and rocky terrain makes for the perfect spots to play with an off-road bicycle. The trail distances range from 7 km to 22.5 km. You can expect fast-paced downhills, calf-busting climbs, and an ample amount of rivers and river crossings. The routes are all colour-coded for convenience.

Thaba Trails

Some of the hardest single lane trails can be found just south of Johannesburg. Thaba Trails in Mulbarton boasts riding through a 450 hectare nature reserve which is filled with buck and other friendly animals. The trails are colour-coded in yellow, green, blue and black indicating the ride difficulty. There are running and walking trails as well, marked in orange. Why not challenge yourself by taking on the hardcore course or go for a little fitness ride on one of the less intense trails. Either way, get to Thaba as soon as possible.

Big Red Barn

Close to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, there's a farm with mountain bike trails that can hold its own against the top tracks in the world. These tracks form part of the Big Red Barn, a farm venue with tons of activities for the whole family. The tracks themselves are labelled to IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) standards: Green for beginner, blue for intermediate and black for advanced. The routes range from 12 km to 24 km in length. Don't expect too many hill climbs – the trails are quite fast.

By Shawn Greyling

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