The newest event in the Dryland family of events was enthusiastically welcomed during its debut in 2022, and we are excited about the positive response and prospects for the future. As a result, we have made the decision to introduce an additional distance!
The 50-mile race is intended for participants seeking a formidable challenge but may not feel prepared to take on the entire 100-mile course just yet. Additionally, this race is an excellent option for e-bikers who want to complete the distance without having to change their battery along the way.
Starting from Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, participants will join the 100-mile race. The route will take you through beautiful farmland and rolling hills towards the famous Montagu Pass, a national monument and one of the most iconic mountain bike routes in the country.
The Montagu Pass is a gruelling climb, with steep gradients, switchbacks, and loose gravel. But the views from the top are well worth the effort, with sweeping vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
From the top of the Montagu Pass, you’ll make your way down towards George for a festive welcome at the finish line.
Distance – 75km
Total Ascent – 1000m
Waterpoints – 2
Start: Highgate Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
Finish: Blanco, George, Western Cape
Race Entry: R 950.00
Enter before 14 August 2023 to receive complimentary event t-shirt
Is it going to be worthwhile?
The journey promises to be exceptional, memorable, and deserving of every ounce of effort put into pedaling. After your heart rate settles, all you’ll notice are beaming faces, relishing in the shared experience of suffering and breathtaking surroundings.
If this sounds like your kind of ride, follow this LINK for more information and join us on this journey to another unforgettable Dryland event.