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The Trans Baviaans is a 24hr mountain bike marathon single stage race of 230km from Willowmore in the heart of the Eastern Cape Karoo through the world heritage site and remote Baviaans Kloof and finishes in Jeffreys Bay the surfing capital of South Africa.

Simply put, it is the original and toughest single stage race in the world!

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As one of South Africa’s premier mountain biking events, this mountain bike marathon creates the perfect combination of extremely challenging cycling amongst spectacular scenery through exquisite mountain ranges, right into the heart of the magnificent Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, all in a team format. Since its start in 2004 it has been growing annually, deserving its place on many mountain bikers’ wish list.

This initiative started on a family holiday in the Baviaanskloof. Being a family of mountain bikers, and wanting to share the Baviaanskloof experience, they decided that what better way than having a mountain bike race. 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.

The event is also unique as the entire route is unmarked and tests the orientation skills of each rider. This ensures teamwork amongst everyone and brings out a camaraderie, making it an unforgettable experience. Teams have to check in and out at the checkpoints strategically placed on route, so their whereabouts can be traced. The late start (10:00) forces all the riders (even the frontrunners) to use lights for night time riding, for some this will be a much larger portion of their ride than for others – truly a test of character and endurance.

With a great race, comes great rewards! Due to the night time finish the first 10 teams home are greeted with the firing of a rocket. 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.

So you think you have what it takes to conquer the Trans Baviaans? This is an event not to be taken lightly. However, with a well-planned approach, a fully charged night-light, good orientation skills, and loads of energy, it’s a very achievable challenge that will definitely transform you into the ultimate mountain biker!

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2 months ago

Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race

Glad to be associated with the awesome guys from Momsen Bikes 🚲VIPA Race Two /// our Full Carbon , Shimano XT spec Stage Race Bike // you will find them on the startline of all of 🇿🇦’s major MTB events and as the Official Bike of the Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race there are guaranteed to be a lot of VIPA’s once again lining up for the 2019 editions /// check out their facebook page ( Transbaviaanstv ) for videos and info on this awesome event! #mtb #momsenbikes ... See MoreSee Less

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One day I will line up 🤭🤓

Don't show off to your team mates by starting to fast, a-lot of riders make this mistake and by the time they reach #Bergplaas, they have nothing left to give!

Try our handy Training plan in partnership with Polar and you will definitely be prepared for the #TransBaviaans2019 .

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Dont show off to your team mates by starting to fast, a-lot of riders make this mistake and by the time they reach #Bergplaas, they have nothing left to give!

Try our handy Training plan in partnership with Polar and you will definitely be prepared for the #TransBaviaans2019 .

https://transbaviaans.co.za/riders/#tab-id-18

 

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Marc Beyers Fabio Cabula Fabio Massimo Cabula Cheree Snyman

Anyone have a 2 man team to sub for the repeat?

Emile Kaselowski

Stan-Louis Bufkens

Bertus Coetzee

Arno Kotze Danie Erasmus

Herman Retief

Dane Walsh Craig Edwards

Arno Kotze Danie Erasmus

Nevelle van Zyl

Grant Schipper

Andre Terblanche

Vis Rudolf Pretorius

i am looking for a three man entry for the Repeat, anyone selling?

Sound familiar Alex Ham and Warwick Ham? 😉 Jokes😋 this year there's no milk for you Alex...

Michael McCleland

Hoor jy, Hendrik Hubbard

Neem kennis Rinus Pretorius

Phillip Pearce die probleem kom lank voor bergplaas. Sien uit vir hierdie een!

Christiaan Visser

Rina Opperman Stander

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We will be sharing some helpful tips from #TransBaviaans2018 finishers and some of our great sponsors!

Water crossings can totally depend on the weather, in dry times you'll face about 6 water crossings, but in the wet times you'll cross a whopping 68 water crossings!? So come prepared!

We recommend heading to Ciovita for some great gear, to quote one of their water themed designs, "Powerful, unyielding and ageless the oceans shape our world. From the calm of the deep to the endless energy of the crashing waves; this jersey is a tribute to this unrelenting power." Go get your Oceano Supremo Race Fit Jersey here ciovita.co.za/products/mens-oceano-supremo-race-fit-jersey

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We will be sharing some helpful tips from #TransBaviaans2018 finishers and some of our great sponsors! 

Water crossings can totally depend on the weather, in dry times youll face about 6 water crossings, but in the wet times youll cross a whopping 68 water crossings!? So come prepared!

We recommend heading to Ciovita for some great gear, to quote one of their water themed designs, Powerful, unyielding and ageless the oceans shape our world. From the calm of the deep to the endless energy of the crashing waves; this jersey is a tribute to this unrelenting power.  Go get your Oceano Supremo Race Fit Jersey here https://ciovita.co.za/products/mens-oceano-supremo-race-fit-jersey

Adventure Province Eastern Cape CapeNature Darling Brew Polar Extreme Lights Momsen Bikes RideFarr Versus Socks Fountainsmall

 

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Wayne Crouch

Cant wait

That’s the way

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4 months ago

Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race

Proud to be associated with the #SaBikeCo aka Momsen Bikes 💪🙌Official Bike of the Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race #momsenbikes ... See MoreSee Less

Proud to be associated with the #SaBikeCo aka Momsen Bikes 💪🙌
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