Start Date: 17 August 2013
End Date: 18 August 2013
Venue: Baviaanskloof

The trans Baviaans is one of South Africa’s premier mountain biking events, this mountain bike marathon creates the perfect combination of extremely challenging cycling and spectacular scenery through exquisite mountain ranges, right into the heart of the magnificent Baviaanskoof Wilderness area. The initiative started on a family holiday in the Baviaanskloof. Being a family of mountain bikers they decided that what better way than having a mountain bike race and share the Baviaanskloof experience. It took them seven years to finalise the concept of how to go about such an event – one that captures not only the essence of the Baviaanskloof, but also to be a true test of endurance and a unique challenge.

This event had the title as the ‘longest single stage team MTB event’ in the world for six years, and emphasized that the focus lay on whether the route is rideable, unique, enjoyable and most of all achievable. Because this is a team event, consisting of 2, 3 or 4 cyclists per team, the concept is very different to that of an ordinary MTB race.

With a great race, comes great rewards! Every team that finishes receives a commemorative medal which completes a puzzle that fits into a shield after the completion of five events – motivating riders to complete the Trans Baviaans at least five times. The distance of 230 km from Willowmore to Jeffrey’s Bay must be completed in 24 hours to qualify for a medal.

The event will be taking place on the 17th August 2013.