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Red

Town: Melkbosstrand
By: Redtail

Red

hi All 

We have mapped out a route from Melkbos to Darling and back all offroad

This is an awesome ride with some sand 35km and the rest dirt roads. 

Mail me and join us to find the route 

mail: calltellone@gmail.com

Regards 


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Marthinusrust

Town: Clanwilliam
By: marthinusrust

Marthinusrust

Variety of easy ride-able tracks through fynbos and Rooibos tea farmland all the way up to a 2.5km technical mountain trail for the more advance rider with a beautiful view over the valley for reward! Accommodation available on the farm through Lekkeslaap or Travelground website.

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Windhoek Farm Enduro X

Town: Darling
By: michiel1031

Windhoek Farm Enduro X

Track: Sandy obstacle track with muddy ditches that offers a great enduro  workout. Open to everyone but kiddies must be supervised. Please check for track availability since special events are hosted sometimes. 

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charlton gouws

Town: Piketberg
By: gousc

charlton gouws

Hi there my off-road mates. I just want to do some research. I want to launch a event on the porterville mountains. Its a verry nice view and everyrhing. If you guys can say if you will attend the event and how much you will pay...how you want the track etc. We can organize it. This time i want the riders to decide how they want the ttack and how muc the would pay. All up to you guys. I will send you pictures and more info on request. Talk to me on whatsapp on 073 117 2791. Please guy's respond to this and we can have a leka funride the way u want it to be. Thanks

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Alexi

Town: Hermanus
By: akaralis

Alexi

Recentlly moved to the Overberg region , looking for places to ride with the kids..

Any suggestion would be great..


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aaron gibson

Town: St James
By: aarongibson

aaron gibson

Mountain bike racing is a rapidly growing sport. It is often thrown into the 'extreme sports' category, but shares little in common with such sports as skateboarding or trick biking. A mixture of ski slalom and intense trail riding, a good mountain bike race is exhilarating to watch but even more fun to ride.

When you think about mountain bike racing, if you have at all, you probably think it's just for crazy young people. The truth, however, is that people of all ages and abilities can partake, from children to grown men and women.

Before jumping in, however, it's a good idea to learn the basics. This article will cover everything you need to know, so you can hit that trail today!

The Name of the Game is Fun

The first, and most important rule, to mountain bike racing is to have fun! Sure, in any competition, we want to win, but this sport is about the pure thrill of riding on new and exciting terrain, and a win is just the icing on the cake.

In order to keep things balanced, most races are broken up into different skill levels, so you'll always be riding against someone of comparable skill and experience. Categories are broken up by age, experience level, weight, and sometimes there are even men- or women-only races. Before signing up for one, check out what the race has to offer and sign up for the appropriate level.

Start Small

If you're just getting started, no matter how much riding you've done, it's a good idea to start at the lower, or beginner, levels. If you try to dive headfirst into an extreme race, you could lose your confidence, or worse, get injured. So start small, and once you have some experience you can move up to higher difficulties.

That said, if you really know what you're doing, don't take on a race that's way too easy for you. Just as you wouldn't like to be left in someone else's dust, it's not fun for other riders if you fly past them on a course below your level.

Also make sure you're in good physical condition. A mountain bike rice can be a strenuous affair, so make sure you've got plenty of practice on downhill rides, and on different terrain. Also make sure you've got the strength and endurance to finish a race. Make sure and check out how long a race is first.

Your Bike - Is it Ready?

Once you've ensured that your body is ready, it's time to check your bicycle. It can be frustrating and potentially dangerous to breakdown mid-race, so always do a routine check-up before a race. Tune your bike, check tire pressure, check the brakes, and take it on a test run before tackling the challenge.

You should also consider what kind of components your bike has. A full suspension mountain bike can really help cushion those falls, but it also means a heavier bike, which may slow you down. A bike with a lighter frame is great, if you can afford it.

The general type of mountain bike matters as well. For trail races, a cross-country bike will keep you covered, but for serious downhill bike racing, you'll want a bike specifically designed for downhilling.

Finally, always carry an emergency repair kit. We recommend a good multi tool as well as a tire puncture repair kit and a water bottle.

Types of Racing

There are several different types of races. You may want to try them all, or focus on one kind. Let's take a look at the options:

Cross-Country:

The most common type of race, the cross-country (or XC) race is a direct competition where riders take on a pre-constructed trail or track. If there are a large number of riders, the race may be divided into sections, such that only a few riders go at a time. This is a fast-paced and intensive race, somewhat comparable to track-bike racing, only with obstacles and rough terrain.

Downhill:

This is a straight-shot downhill race. Riders go down one at a time and the fastest time wins. Usually the course will have both natural and man-made obstacles, such as ruts, jumps, boulders, and other obstructions. It is essential to have a clear view ahead of you at all times, so that you're surprised by any of the obstacles.

Downhill Slalom:

Similar to straight-forward downhilling, the slalom may take place on the same (or similar) course, except there are gates along the way. Just like in slalom skiing, the rider must pass around the edge of each gate. A penalty is given for any missed or touched gates, and the best time wins.

Hillclimb:

This is also an individual race against time. Much more physically taxing than the downhill ride, in the hillclimb the fastest rider to the top wins.

Important Tips Before you Race

Once you've picked out your race and bike, you're almost ready to hit the course. There are just a few more things you should keep in mind.

  1. Practice: Before entering a serious race, you should have logged hundreds, if not thousands of hours riding your bike. The only way to get better is to keep doing it.
  2. Know the risks: Competitive mountain biking can be a dangerous sport. Always wear a helmet, but know that it is a potentially dangerous extreme sport.
  3. Hydrate: Always drink before the race, and keep a bottle or Camelbak with you at all times. Dehydration can stop you dead in your tracks.
  4. Pace yourself: If you're in a long race, just like in a foot race, don't blow all your energy at the beginning.
  5. Know the course: You should always take at least one test-run on a new course, at a slower speed, before racing it. Surprises can be dangerous.



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32km roof of Barrydale enduro track

Town: Barrydale
By: fvanzyl

32km roof of Barrydale enduro track

Klipbok 4 x 4 Adventures (Barrydale)

• For now, bikes only.
• Rocky up-hills with loads of stone, steep down-hills, marsh terrain, 4 x 4 Technical.
• Marked Track.
• Clubhouse elevation 477 m, Top Mountain 1125 m .
• 32 km long.
• Cell phone reception throughout the whole mountain.
• 3 Different track options.
• NB!!! ABSOLUTELY NO FIRES IN THE MOUNTAIN!

DIRECTIONS:

Follow Cape Town to Worcester on N1. Take the R62 from Worcester through Robertson and Montagu. After 47 km towards Barrydale turn right at Klipbok 4 x 4 . ± 1 km past Karoo Saloon Pub. Follow the 4 x 4 signs to the club house.

Contact: Neill Haasbroek (072 297 2088 - Farm owner)
OR
John de Jager (082 466 9933 – Bike/track related questions)
Ambulance (10177)
http://www.klipbok4x4adventures.co.za / Email: m.haasbroek@yahoo.com

CAMPING COST:

• R70.00 /pp per day. (Kids under 12 for free)
• R200.00/bike for the weekend.
Or
• R100.00/bike per day.




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Swartbergsvlei 4x4

Town: Yzerfontein
By: swartbergsvlei

Swartbergsvlei 4x4

Swartbergsvlei 4x4 is situated on the West Coast Road (R27), 12km from Yzerfontein crossing, direction Langebaan.

There are existing loops on the farm but without any markings. Very sandy in most places, but there is also ‘n nice “koppie” with small “jumps/ramps”.

There are also braai facilities, self-catering accommodation, 4x4 track for bakkies and a bar (only open on requests) available on the farm.

Booking essential: Please contact Alicia Pullen – 084 593 2745 or sbvlei@gmail.com.

 



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