The KAP sani2c mountain bike race is a three-day MTB event in the heart of KZN that has become one of the most popular mountain bike stage races in the world. Due to the popularity of the event, the organisers host three editions of the event, called; the Race, the Adventure, and the Trail. All three editions follow the same route and start 1 day apart.
We can assure you that KAP sani2c will always have plenty of its signature fast, smooth, flowing singletrack where each rider dictates their level of technicality by adjusting their speed. Farmer Glen has been committed to improving the route since first scouting rides way back in 1992.
The event begins on a small sheep farm near the country’s mother of all mountain passes, the Sani Pass in the southern Drakensberg. Pedalling across a section of the KZN Midlands mist belt, riders traverse scenic dairy and timber farms, glide through indigenous forests and soar down a breath-taking pass into the Umkomaas Valley before crisscrossing a nature reserve and sugar cane farms that eventually deliver them onto the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Not only is the event well-known for its exceptional route, hospitality and gees (that’s the South African word for great spirit, mood or vibe), but the KAP sani2c business model is also highly-regarded for its innovative community focus. Since its inception, the race has involved and provided for communities, including schools, charities, rural populations and entrepreneurs along the route. Formalised as the sani2c Community Development Trust in 2017, this model underscores the KAP sani2c maxim, More Than A Ride.
What to expect at a glance:
– 3 days of amazing trails through KZN. From the majestic mountains of Sani Pass, Southern Drakensberg to the lapping shores of the warm Indian Ocean at Scottburgh Beach, KZN, South Coast.
– Tented accommodation (a four-man tent to share with your partner).
– 3 meals a day plus a 24-hour chill zone.
– Access to all the race facilities i.e. hot showers, bike wash facility, and rider chills zones.
– Professional medical support.
– Full logistical support.
– 2 to 3 water points along the route with lots to eat and drink.
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