Ride The Karoo

3 Day Stage Race

Ride The Karoo stage race takes place in the heart of the Karoo at Dwarsvlei farm 20 – 22 September. Each stage passes by historical 100-year-old stables and 200-year-old stone walls leading onto double lane “sheep tracks” while riding past familiar windpump scenes along the way. Experience authentic Karoo hospitality with braais, fresh farm bread, condensed milk coffee, koeksisters & craft beer amidst picturesque sunsets. Ride the Karoo is not about crossing the finish line as quickly as possible but rather about a riding experience like no other.

Day 1 is a night ride that starts at sunset and leads onto the jeep track towards a culvert pass-through. This section boasts the last visible views of the mountain while the beautiful starry Karoo night sky unfolds. Participants will enjoy a fast, smooth, and twisty downhill as they head back to Dwarsvlei farm.

Day two is not for the faint-hearted but does enjoy breathtaking views. The route consists of mostly jeep tracks as it passes through neighbouring farms and around Karoo koppies.

Day 3’s ride is a short and sweet summary of the tour. The route takes you along a jeep track around and through the dam towards the old Dwarsvlei train station, where you can enjoy a cappuccino and a glorious view of Renosterberg. From here, the route takes you up a short rocky section, where you will be awe-struck with beautiful Karoo vistas. You might even encounter Kudus and Gemsbuck along the way. You will then start circling back towards Dawrsvlei.

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Event Information

Country: South Africa Province: Eastern-Cape Event type: MTB Stage Distance: 141 km Ascent: 1410 m Event date: 20 September, 2024 Duration: 3 day(s)

Organiser Information

Race Organiser: Urban Goat Race Director: Rian Gouws Email: rian@urbangoat.co Website: https://stagerace.ridethekaroo.co.za/
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