The Magalies Monster is an iconic South African mountain bike event. Established in 2001, it became a must-do challenge for Gauteng mountain bikers, partly because Johannesburg and Pretoria aren’t too far away from Buffelspoort, the race venue. Stillwater Sports, the company that has organised the event since 2010, has announced it will no longer be organising the race.
“We’ve had ten wonderful years of hosting the Magalies Monster MTB Classic,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.
“We teamed up with the event in its eighth year (2010). In 2014 FNB came on board as the title sponsor and the Magalies Monster continued to grow from strength to strength. Sadly, after the 2019 event FNB informed us that they would not be renewing their sponsorship agreement in 2020.
“Although saddened by the turn of events, we’ve had an amazing time hosting this spectacular race that arguably became one of the most revered MTB races in the North West Province. We are grateful to have been part of it and would like to thank each and every rider for his and her support over the years,” said Meyer.
In the recent South African MTB Race Survey, presented by Garmin, the Magalies Monster was ranked fourth, confirming its impressive status. While it will no longer be organised by Stillwater Sports, the Magalies Monster will still take place in 2020. For further information contact Hendrik van Gass from the Magaliesberg Sitrusfees via email email@example.com