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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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Don't miss out on the Trans Talk coming your way, next up we'll be at Mellow Velo Cycles the 20th of Feb at 7PM!! See you there for advice, stories and great company!!

#TransTalk #TransBaviaans2019
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Dont miss out on the Trans Talk coming your way, next up well be at Mellow Velo Cycles the 20th of Feb at 7PM!! See you there for advice, stories and great company!! 

#TransTalk #TransBaviaans2019

 

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Grant Schipper

Do we need to book for Mellow Velo?

1 week ago

Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race

Live from Extreme Lights, in Stellenboch, this is Trans Talk. The info discussions to help you prepare for the 2019 Trans Baviaans 24 hour MTB races.

Feel free to leave your questions in the comment section and we’ll answer them live at around 19:50.
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Andre Venter

maar sien julle die jaar weer

hoekom straf n mens jouself so??

Welcome Anton Roland De Klerk

dankie vir tips dit is great

Rene Tupper

So excited to see this year's Trans Baviaans

Pierre Viljoen

Stephen Terreblanche

Anton Roland De Klerk

David Minty

Steve Smith Bryan Mincher Johan Stumpf

Thinus Gerber

Quintus Roux Sarel Strydom Jakes du Plessis

Daniel Viljoen

Fred LoweLuan Els

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1 week ago

Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race

Tune in at 19:00 as we go live from Extreme Lights in Stellenbosch for Trans Tank, the info evening for Trans Baviaans 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Let's pray Hard I want to be there

Alzette Gerber Riaan Taylor

Louis Meyer

Was a good insightful evening... Looking forward to the race this year..

Bring klere vir warm weer, koue, nat, batterye en jou vrou!

Jaco Prinsloo en. Dalinda Prinsloo

Neil Harper Michael Flood Brodie Wauzer

Ben NY Mey Julien Meyers

Donn McLellan

Great experience.. looking forward to my 3rd one 😁

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2 weeks ago

Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race

Our #TransBaviaans2018 lucky draw Momsen Bikes winner received his brand new #VipaUltraFrame yesterday at the #MomsenHeadquarters!
Gaetan Hubert had a choice between a complete #VipaRace bike or a #VipaUltra frame kit. Naturally his choice was the #Ultra, we are looking forward to the build and seeing the #Ultra on the #TransRoute in 2019! 🚴‍♂️⛰👌
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Our #TransBaviaans2018 lucky draw Momsen Bikes winner received his brand new #VipaUltraFrame yesterday at the #MomsenHeadquarters!
Gaetan Hubert had a choice between a complete #VipaRace bike or a #VipaUltra frame kit. Naturally his choice was the #Ultra, we are looking forward to the build and seeing the #Ultra on the #TransRoute in 2019! 🚴‍♂️⛰👌Image attachment

 

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