2015 Mountain Bike Stage Race Calendar

 

South Africa is undoubtedly the best place in the world to be if you live for marathon mountain biking stage races. The number of stage races you can ride is mind-boggling. To help you navigate the 2015 stage race calendar, we've compiled a list of all the mountain bike stage races taking place in South Africa (and surrounds) this year.

Cape Epic Camp Tents Stage Race.jpg
Photo credit: Gary Perkin.

 

January


24 - 25: Euro Steel Drak Descent (KwaZulu-Natal) http://drak.co.za/mtb.html

 

February


6 - 8: Skyride (Moolmanshoek, Free State) http://skyride.co.za/

 

7 - 8: Lighthouse to Lighthouse (Gansbaai, Western Cape) http://www.entrytime...fo&EventID=4353

 

8 - 14: TransCape MTB (Western Cape) http://www.transcapemtb.co.za/

 

13 - 15: DUTOIT Tankwa Trek (Ceres, Western Cape) http://www.tankwatrek.co.za/

 

13 - 15: Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience (Gauteng) http://www.route66mtb.co.za/

 

20 - 22: Trans Outeniqua MTB (Great Brak River, Western Cape) http://trisport.co.za/

 

27 - 1: GR300 (Garden Route, Western Cape) http://www.gardenrou...arden-route-300

 

March


15 - 22: ABSA Cape Epic (Western Cape) https://www.cape-epic.com/

 

19 - 22: 3 Mountains Challenge (Clocolan, Free State) http://www.3mountains.co.za/

 

19 - 22: Race From Rhodes (Eastern Cape) http://www.freedomchallenge.org.za/ - Entry limited to previous entrants.

 

April


17-19: 36One MTB Challenge (Oudtshoorn, Western Cape) http://www.the36one.com/

 

17-19: Cape Winelands MTB Encounter (Western Cape) http://capewinelands.capetown/

 

24 - 2: Old Mutual joBerg2c ( Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal) http://joberg2c.co.za/

 

25 - 27: Gravel & Grape (Western Cape) http://gravelandgrape.com/

 

26 - 27: 7 Passes (Garden Route, Western Cape) http://www.7passesmtb.co.za/

 

30 - 2: FNB 1Zambia MTB (Zambia) http://1zambiamtb.com/

 

May


1 - 3: Klein Karoo x (Calitzdorp, Western Cape) http://www.quantumadventures.co.za/

 

2 - 3: Houw Hoek MTB Tour (Western Cape) http://www.mtb-adven...index.php?id=24

 

3 - 6: The Sabie Experience (Mpumalanga) http://www.sabiexperience.co.za/

 

12 - 14: Nedbank sani2c Trail (KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.sani2c.co.za/

 

13 - 15: Nedbank sani2c Adventure (KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.sani2c.co.za/

 

14 - 16: Nedbank sani2c Race (KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.sani2c.co.za/

 

24 - 29: Windhoek Namib Quest (Nambia) http://africanextrem...age/namib-quest

 

29 - 31: PwC Great Zuurberg Trek (Eastern Cape) http://www.mountainevents.co.za/

 

June


3 - 7: Grindrod Bank Pondo Pedal (Wild Coast, Eastern Cape) http://www.pondopedal.com/

 

7 - 13: Race To Rhodes (Eastern Cape) http://www.freedomchallenge.org.za/

 

7 - 4 July: Freedom Challenge: Race Across South Africa http://www.freedomchallenge.org.za/

 

13 - 15: RECM Knysna 200 (Knysna, Western Cape) http://www.recmknysna200.co.za/

 

17 - 21: Victoria Falls Mountain Bike Challenge (Zimbabwe) http://www.vicfallsmtbchallenge.com/

 

20 - 21: Dusi2c (KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.dusi2c.co.za/

 

28 - 3: Cape Country Tour (Western Cape) http://www.mtb-adven...index.php?id=47

 

July


7 - 12: Laikipia XC (Kenya) http://laikipiaxc.com/

 

August


1 - 6: Imana Wild Ride (Wild Coast, Eastern Cape) http://www.wildride.co.za/

 

8 - 9: Potberg & De Hoop MTB (Western Cape) http://www.gardenrou...nd-de-hoop-tour

 

8 - 10: Storms River Traverse (Garden Route, Eastern Cape) http://www.stormsrivertraverse.co.za/

 

8 - 15: Red Island Ride (Madagascar) http://www.redislandride.com/

 

13 - 18: Nedbank Tour de Tuli http://www.tourdetuli.com/

 

14 - 16: Tour of Legends (Limpopo) http://www.advendurance.com/

 

20 - 23: iSimangaliso MTB (iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.isimangaliso-mtb.co.za/

 

22 - 28: Jozi2Kozi Cycle Challenge (Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.jozi2kozi.co.za/

 

29 - 30: Greyton MTB Tour (Greyton, Western Cape) http://www.mtb-adven...index.php?id=61

 

September


3 - 5: Namaqua Quest MTB (Namaqualand) http://www.namaquaquest.co.za/

 

5 - 6: Ladies MTB Challenge (Sun City, North West) http://www.ladiesmtbchallenge.co.za/

 

3 - 6: PE PLETT (Eastern Cape) http://www.peplett.co.za/

 

11 - 13: Ride2Nowhere (McGregor, Western Cape) http://ride2nowhere.co.za/

 

17 - 19: Dr Evil Classic (Western Cape) http://www.drevilclassic.com/

 

23 - 27: Rift Valley Odyssey (Kenya) http://www.riftvalleyodyssey.com/

 

20 - 25: Lesotho Sky (Lesotho) http://lesothosky.com/

 

25 - 26: Sani Dragon (Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.sanidragon.co.za/

 

TBC: Ride The Rhino (Western Cape) http://www.renosterveldmtb.co.za/

 

October


2 - 4: Isuzu 3 Towers (Mpumalanga) http://3towers.co.za/

 

9 - 11: Berg & Bush Descent (Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.bergandbush.co.za/

 

13 - 15: Berg & Bush Great Trek (Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.bergandbush.co.za/

 

14 - 17: The INYATSI Swazi Frontier (Swaziland) http://www.theswazifrontier.sz/

 

17 - 18: Berg & Bush 2 Day (Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal) http://www.bergandbush.co.za/

 

18 - 24: Cape Pioneer Trek (Western Cape) http://capepioneer.co.za/

 

19 - 24: Wild Corridor (Eastern/ Western Cape) http://wildcorridor.co.za/

 

30 - 1: Wines2Whales Adventure (Western Cape) http://wines2whales.co.za/

 

TBC: Spur Lord Of The Chain Rings (Hogsback, Eastern Cape) http://www.spurlotcr.co.za/

 

November


2 - 4: Wines2Whales Ride (Western Cape) http://wines2whales.co.za/

 

6 - 8: Wines2Whales Race (Western Cape) http://wines2whales.co.za/

 

6 - 8: Tour le Matlosana (Klerksdorp, North West) http://tourlematlosana.yolasite.com/ Cancelled.

 

14 - 15: To Hell And Back (Western Cape) http://www.tohellandback.co.za/

 

27 - 28: Origin of Trails (Stellenbosch, Western Cape) http://www.stillwate...-origin-trails/

 

December


2 - 7: The Munga https://themunga.com/

 

5 - 6: Sondela Family Stage Race (Limpopo) http://www.sondela.com/special-events/

 

Please let us know if we've left out an event or if any details are incorrect. We will be updating the mountain bike stage race calendar as more events are confirmed and dates finalized.





45 Comments

Wayne Potgieter, Jan 07 2015 03:41

You forgot the ladies only MTB challenge taking place at Sun City 29/30 August :)

River Rat, Jan 07 2015 03:49

Gravel & Grape 25-27 April

SwissVan, Jan 07 2015 03:50

That's impressive +/- 53 stage races ....

 

Switz has 70 mtb events of all types (stage, xco, xcm) this year March to October

Wil6, Jan 07 2015 03:53

That's impressive +/- 53 stage races ....

 

Switz has 70 mtb events of all types (stage, xco, xcm) this year March to October

Congratz

SwissVan, Jan 07 2015 03:57

Congratz

 

Qè?

Disclaimer: Wazn't me

Nick, Jan 07 2015 03:57

You forgot the ladies only MTB challenge taking place at Sun City 29/30 August :)

 
Thank you. Will add shortly. Just looking for more info.
 

Gravel & Grape 25-27 April

 
Thanks, added.

Bothma Marx, Jan 07 2015 04:13

There is also a stage race in Northwest - Tour De Matlosana

Nick, Jan 07 2015 04:23

There is also a stage race in Northwest - Tour De Matlosana


Updated. Thanks.

WesselvdWalt, Jan 07 2015 05:08

Hi Nick,
 

Tour of legends? in August?

http://www.advendurance.com/calendar

Flyer007, Jan 08 2015 07:53

Sabie has moved to May.

Nick, Jan 08 2015 09:11

Hi Nick,
 

Tour of legends? in August?

http://www.advendurance.com/calendar

 

Sabie has moved to May.

 

I should have just asked from the beginning. Much easier with crowdsourcing. Thanks!  :thumbup:

T-Bob, Jan 08 2015 10:04

That is just a nuts amount of events! 

 

There must be money in them there stage races. Wonder how many sell out?

Cranky, Jan 08 2015 12:07

Sondela 3 day Family Stage Race, 5 and 6 Dec (only two days listed on their events calendar!)

Donovan Le Cok, Jan 08 2015 02:27

1Zambia Stage race!

 

Zambia

 

7-9 May 2015

 

http://1zambiamtb.com/ 

https://twitter.com/1ZambiaMTB 

 

I am going up to race it this year, It is going to be incredible!

nigelhicks, Jan 08 2015 02:37

63 events in 52 weeks ... EISH ... Then add in the number of one day events and it gets ludicrous. 

Nick, Jan 08 2015 02:39

1Zambia Stage race!

 

Zambia

 

7-9 May 2015

 

http://1zambiamtb.com/ 

https://twitter.com/1ZambiaMTB 

 

I am going up to race it this year, It is going to be incredible!

 

Added.

 

63 events in 52 weeks ... EISH ... Then add in the number of one day events and it gets ludicrous. 

 

Tell me about it. I won't be doing a single day race list, that's for sure. See the events page for that.  ;)

nigelhicks, Jan 08 2015 03:03

Tell me about it. I won't be doing a single day race list, that's for sure. See the events page for that.  ;)

 

It would actually be interesting to see how many events there are on the calendar in SA ... I know our KZN Calendar has about 107 events through the year - and thats JUST KZN ...

notmyname, Jan 08 2015 03:09

It would actually be interesting to see how many events there are on the calendar in SA ... I know our KZN Calendar has about 107 events through the year - and thats JUST KZN ...


+11111111

Donovan Le Cok, Jan 08 2015 04:10


 

Thank you.

Ryanpmb, Jan 08 2015 04:48

Race from Rhodes. March 2015. www.freedomchallenge.org.za

River Rat, Jan 08 2015 04:52

I have also done a stage race in the Waterberg usually August but nothing advertised for this year. www.lindani.co.za just in case.

River Rat, Jan 09 2015 07:34

April www.lowveldquest.co.za

Titanium Rocket, Jan 09 2015 09:06

Nick, please re-post your stage race link once updated.

Nick, Jan 09 2015 09:24

Race from Rhodes. March 2015. www.freedomchallenge.org.za

 
Added. Do you perhaps know the exact dates? I can't find much info other than a FB post.
 

I have also done a stage race in the Waterberg usually August but nothing advertised for this year. www.lindani.co.za just in case.

 

April www.lowveldquest.co.za

 
Thanks but I can't find any indication that these events are taking place in 2015. Do you have any more details?
 

Nick, please re-post your stage race link once updated.

 
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand this request. I just changed a few things now: https://www.bikehub....-calendar-r1890

Frohan, Jan 09 2015 09:25

Nick, thanks a lot for this, now one can have a look at one page and plan your year ahead!!

 

If I ever walk or ride into you, I'll get you a big nice cold beer for this effort!!

:thumbup: