Misty Mpumalanga Trails

Misty Valley rates as one of South Africa’s more established MTB trail destinations, and the recent upgrades to the trails means there’s now all the more reason to go ride here. Photographs and words: Jacques Marais. Local Buzz: A scenic cruise through the high-lying grasslands of Mpumalanga gets you to Misty […]

Anniversary Issue

Our one year anniversary – it’s hard to imagine that we have been around for a year already. An entire calendar year of MTB events and now our second ABSA Cape Epic. Time sure flies when you’re having fun… My biggest thanks besides to all our contributors, regulars, Seamus and […]

Tankwa Trek Rock Gardens

Cannondale Blend’s Waylon Woolcock enjoying the super sized Tankwa Trek rock gardens. Oakpics is a Strand based photographic company. They shoot a vast array of events, covering everything from wild horses to weddings. But it’s in MTB that they’ve carved out a niche as one of the leaders in the field. If you spot them on the trails, usually when you’re picking yourself up […]

The economics of trail building

While it is entirely possible to build a trail with no budget – by building some afternoons, weekends and relying on volunteers, most big projects completed today are done as contracts and with budgets writes AmaRider’s Meurant Botha. How much will it cost? This is certainly not an easy question […]

Ready, Steady, Go!

Have you had your eye on a stage race for a long time? Or have you lost a bet and are feeling awfully hung over, wondering how are you possibly going to get through this race? Either way, you need to get going with some good preparation to ensure a […]

Most Important Riding Tip

There is one tip for riding your mountain bike that every rider needs to do and it is one of the most abused mistakes in riding. If every mountain biker on the trail would take this one tip to heart, their riding would improve drastically writes the MTB Guru James […]