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INTRODUCE THE RIDER YOU ARE TODAY TO THE ONE YOU’LL BE TOMORROW. THE GARMIN MTB CLASSIC MAKES ITS WAY TO NORTHERN FARM AND PRESENTS THE PERFECT SPRING OPENER TO THE SUMMER MTB SEASON.

10KM KIDDIES RIDE | 20KM CHALLENGE | 35KM CHALLENGE | 50KM CHALLENGE

20KM CHALLENGE

An action packed 20km mtb course, in reverse flow on parts of the farm you may never have cycled before. 

The course offers up a fair combination of completely manageable single trail and district road throughout. Expect this on to be fast, very fast.

Entry Fee : R195

WHAT YOU GET!

20km

110m ascent

free bike wash

free pass to Northern Farm for use on another date in September

medals to all finishers

Garmin voucher

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ENTRIES CLOSED

35KM CHALLENGE

Time to dance on those pedals. The 35km route will be made up of 80% single trail, these will be in reverse flow to trails you would ordinarily ride at the farm.

Although this is not considered a technical ride, there are still one or two areas that you will need to keep your wits about you. The single trails are all well marked, well ridden in and very fast.

Entry Fee : R 250

WHAT YOU GET!

35km

210m ascent

free bike wash

free pass to Northern Farm for use on another date in September

medals to all finishers

Garmin voucher

ENTRIES CLOSED

50KM CHALLENGE

Come out swinging this spring! This 50km is just long enough to make it hard and just short enough to make it achievable. Boasting 90% single trail along with flat and fast district roads between, it's a racing snakes dream.

The trail will flow in reverse to all trails within the farm, expect the unexpected as this course races like a true XCO course.

Entry Fee : R 290

WHAT YOU GET!

50km

300m ascent

free bike wash

free pass to Northern Farm for use on another date in September

medals to all finishers

Garmin voucher

ENTRIES CLOSED

10KM KIDDIES RIDE

Head out on an adventurous 10km loop with the little ones.

This route is suited for children 6 - 10 years of age. Children can be escorted by one legal guardian on route. The 10km kiddies ride is led out and guided through a manageable, yet adventurous 10km loop. 

Entry Fee : R 110

WHAT YOU GET!

10km

40m ascent

medals to all finishers

Garmin voucher

ENTRIES CLOSED

early bird entries open 3 july 2023

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS AWESOME EARLY BIRD RACE MERCHANDISE. AVAILABLE TO THE 1ST 200 REGISTRANTS ONLY. MEN’S DRI-FIT SKY BLUE EVENT T SHIRT OR LADIES DRI-FIT TURQUOISE T SHIRT. 

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at the race

It is time to #beatyesterday, Northern Farm is the playground for many riders across Gauteng and the safe and secure environment offers the perfect recipe for a great mtb race. The farm boasts over 110km of dedicated well maintained trail for you to race on. The entire route of this event is set within the boundaries of Northern Farm.

Riders taking part in this event can expect a festive atmosphere before and after the ride. There is ample secure parking at the venue, great food on offer, hydration for all athletes with plenty of chill space for after the event.

about the race

Date : Saturday 23 September 2023

Venue : Northern Farm – Start & Finish at Northern Farm

Times : –

50km Start times from 07:00

30km Start times from 07:50

20km Start times from 08:30

Number collection : –

Number Collection will take place at Northern Farm from 06:00 on the day of the event.

ENTRIES CLOSE 13 SEPTEMBER 2023

Event Seedings : –

We will be making use of SAS Seeding, please be sure to check your SAS seeding status ahead of time as we do not handle your seedings from other events. Seeding and race info will be sent to you around the close of business on Thursday the 14th of September 2023 via sms and email.

e-Bikes : –

We do welcome the use of e-Bikes in this event, but there is no officially recognized e-bike race and therefore no prize category. No e-bikes will be permitted into batch A-B on any of the race distances.

Event timing : –

Timing boards will be provided with live electronic chip timing. These can be collected on event day at Northern Farm.

at the farm

PRIZE CATEGORIES

The Garmin MTB Classic will be recognizing the following prize categories : –

50km Challenge

Mens & Ladies 1st – 3rd places

R1500, R750, R500

35km Challenge

Men’s & Ladies 1st – 3rd places

R850, R500, R400 

20km Challenge

Mens & Ladies 1st – 3rd place

1st Prize – Varia 315, 2nd Prize HRM Dual, 3rd Tacx Bottle Cage

*No cash prizes, only hamper prizes available. 

 

*Riders not present for prize giving will forfeit their prize. Prizes cannot be exchanged for monetary value or any other item.

What about other prize categories?

Unfortunately although we would like to, we are not big enough to provide prizes for 1st – 3rd in category, ie. Grand Master, Junior… If we were to follow this route, there would be over 48 prize categories on the day.