After cancellation due to the Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, Gauteng’s favourite mountain bike race is back! The Garmin MTB Classic, with the lowest entry fee of any race, takes place on Saturday 27 November at Taroko Trails Johannesburg.

Gauteng mountain bikers will be able to choose from three distances to enjoy the beautiful greenery of the spring season at one of Johannesburg’s favourite mountain bike trails venues. There’s the 10km for newcomers and youngsters, the 30km for those keen on a challenge and the 50km for the experienced, fit racers.

“Because the majority of the trails at Taroko are singletrack, the distances can be deceptive. Singletrack requires constant concentration and brings the average speed down compared to gravel roads. We have made sure the events will all follow a stimulating route that is both challenging and rewarding,” said event organiser, Andrew Grobler.

The Garmin MTB Classic has an entry fee of just R50, making it the lowest entry fee of any major mountain bike event in the country.

“Garmin is one of the most significant brands in mountain biking and the majority of South African mountain bikers trust Garmin’s industry leading technology. Be it a GPS device, smart watch, Varia Radar or Rally power meter pedals, Garmin is synonymous with mountain biking performance and safety. The Garmin MTB Classic is a way for Garmin to give something back to mountain bikers who get to experience a premium class event at the same fee as what it costs to ride on any given day at Taroko,” added Grobler.

Note: Pre-entries have closed, but you can enter at registration on Thursday (Mello Velo Cycles) and Friday (Hot Spot Cycles) from 10h00-15h00, or on Saturday at the race venue from 06h00. Late entries cost R100 each.

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