Looking to explore the KZN Midlands on your Mountain Bike? Then this is the MTB stage race for you!!
The KZN Midlands has always been one of (if not the best) areas to Mountain Bike. It’s well known for its fantastic trails, scenery and plenty of things to do. To date, single day events and social rides have been the only option for riders from across the country, many of whom have returned time and time again.
With well-established trail networks and cycling friendly private farms, the KZN Midlands is perfect for a stage race event…and so The Midlands MTB Stage Race has been established!
Taking place from 29 June 2018 to 1 July 2018, The Midlands Stage Race offers both experienced riders and newcomers the opportunity to ride through the best of what the Midlands has to offer. Distances have purposefully been kept under 60km per day and the routes, whilst not easy, have been designed to be manageable by the average rider and are a mix of dirt road, forest road and single-track.
Although geared around Team entries, Solo entries are also available. The event will be staged from Howick High School each day and finish at the same venue, making Whilst we are sure that there will be some race orientated participants, the event is more geared towards fun and family riding.
The dates are specifically in the July school holidays as we are promoting a family environment. However, we will still cater for the racing snakes and riders who want to challenge themselves. As per family orientated racing we also have an U14 race (possibility of a parent riding with their child or two U14’s) and also a 10 km ‘Scout’ Race on Sunday. Bring the whole family and if someone doesn’t ride there is so much to do in the beautiful Natal Midlands.
There is also a three-day Craft Beer and Gin Festival staged and managed by the race organisers and hosted at Yellowwood Café which is a hop and skip away from Howick High – the race village. There will be music (The kickstands are playing on Saturday night), craft stalls and lots of awesome beer and gins to sample all whilst overlooking the magnificent Howick Falls. All registered rider’s entry is free.
The entry cost barrier to stage races has been specifically addressed and The Midlands Stage Race is currently the most affordable 3 and 2-day stage race in KZN.
You can rest assured that your Mountain Bike will take you to places cars can only dream about going! Much of the trail is on Ezemvelo and private land, the route is really…. Spectacular!
With our proud Sponsors Nashua Martizburg, BUILD IT and Coca Cola this is a mountain biking event that you don’t want to miss!!!
Enter yourself or your team on ROAG today at https://www.roag.co.za/online-entries.aspx?EventID=2188
More details can be obtained on our Race Website www.themidlandsmtb.co.za