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joBerg2c

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Location:
South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
26 Apr 2019 - 9 day event
± 14 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Glen, Gary, Craig
Race Director:
Kelly
Email:
kelly@joberg2c.co.za
Website:

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joBerg2c

joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding.

From the creators of South Africa’s two favourite mountain bike stage races, the Berg & Bush and Sani2c, comes a ride set to capture the imagination of passionate mountain bikers across the country, if not the world. Starting in the south of Johannesburg and finishing nine days later at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Part race part adventure, joBerg2c takes competitors through the country, from the heat and dust of the big city to the cool crisp air of the sea via spectacular mountainous passes.

Using a community-driven formula along the way, the race will also uplift communities and give them a fool-proof way to raise money for their schools, churches and charities. Every organisation who works on joBerg2c will be paid. From road crossings to watering points, it is a way for these communities to raise money and work together for fun.

Our aim is to provide a journey where the destination is less important than the experience along the way.. [Read more]

Weather conditions

Cold at night and in the mornings, warm through the day. Sometimes it rains too!

Season: Autumn

Route Information

Distance:
900km
Ascent:
12000m

Terrain

250kms of single track, mountainous in parts, rolling hills through mealie fields etc.

Technical Rating: 5

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
114km
965m
Karan Beef to Frankfort Sport Grounds
2:
93km
1001m
Frankfort School to Reitz Showgrounds
3:
122km
1188m
Reitz to Sterkfontein Dam
4:
121km
1732m
Sterkfontein Dam to Emseni Camp
5:
112km
2140m
Emseni Camp to Clifton Nottingham Road
6:
98km
2286m
Clifton Nottingham Road to Glencairn Sani Pass Road
7:
79km
1364m
Glencairn - Sani2 Pass Road to Mackenzie Club
8:
99km
1705m
Mackenzie Club to Jolivet
9:
84km
854m
Jolivet to Scottburgh

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R24800 to 28500

joBerg2c is probably the best value 9 day stage race in the world – this is a big statement but don’t take our word for it ask our riders here!!! Four provinces, nine days, nine-hundred kilometres, joBerg2c is not for the feint hearted. You’ll push yourself and your team mate to your limits – crossing some of the most spectacular South African back road landscapes through private farms from Heidelberg to Scottburgh. You wouldn’t miss it for the world, right?   Your entry fee includes:  

  • Your participation in the event – nine days of trails and trails of happiness
  • Eight race villages with tented accommodation. A two-man tent per team or a tent to yourself if you are riding solo
  • A comfy mattress. Bring your own single sheet, sleeping bag (-8deg Celsius), pillow and a thin blanket
  • Three awesome meals a day, plus snacks in between at some of the finest race villages you will ever experience hosted by local communities – including some of the finest mouth-watering Karan Beef steaks (please let us know if you have a special dietary requirement – we will try to accommodate you)
  • Access to all the race facilities i.e. hot proper showers, bike wash facility, and free Seattle Coffee
  • Extensive Medical support. We will provide you with extensive medical support, but you must have the right insurance cover, and you must carry the necessary documents with you
  • Full logistical support from Avis Van Rental who will transport your bag from race village to race village
  • Water points / hydration zones – each day you will be treated to 2-3 water points along the route. These are not your average water points. People have been known to put on weight during joBerg2c because of the great food. You will not go hungry. We would however suggest that you bring your favourite energy bars / drinks along with you
  • Awesome private route that you cannot ride any other time through hundreds of farms and rural communities.
  Does not include:  
  • Accommodation before and after the event
  • Any shuttles you may need to and from airports
  • Shuttle to the start in Heidelberg will be a nominal extra
  • Massages and bike mechanic service (see the Service section for more information)
  • Drinks from our race village bars (all funds go to schools).
For all entry questions contact lara@joberg2c.co.za.

Race reviews

http://www.doitnow.co.za/content/old-mutual-joberg2c-ride-beloved-country
Report by Ico Schutte: "At the halfway mark, riders had to tackle the daunting floating bridges to cross the Vaal River into the Free State. This 300 m long obstacle always provides great thrills and spills, as some unfortunate ones get it all wrong and go for a plunge in the river.....[read more]"
http://inthebunch.co.za/2015/04/a-mud-spattered-start-to-joberg2c/#more-6405
Report by Coetzee Gouws: "Race day was finally here! Driving to the start, I’m sure most of us were very, very worried as we made our way through a Highveld thunderstorm. Fortunately, by the time we got to the start venue at Karan Beef just outside Heidelberg, the rain had stopped and the clouds had moved on......[read more]"

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