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The Trans Baviaans is a 24hr mountain bike marathon single stage race of 230km from Willowmore in the heart of the Eastern Cape Karoo through the world heritage site and remote Baviaans Kloof and finishes in Jeffreys Bay the surfing capital of South Africa.

Simply put, it is the original and toughest single stage race in the world!

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As one of South Africa’s premier mountain biking events, this mountain bike marathon creates the perfect combination of extremely challenging cycling amongst spectacular scenery through exquisite mountain ranges, right into the heart of the magnificent Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, all in a team format. Since its start in 2004 it has been growing annually, deserving its place on many mountain bikers’ wish list.

This initiative started on a family holiday in the Baviaanskloof. Being a family of mountain bikers, and wanting to share the Baviaanskloof experience, they decided that what better way than having a mountain bike race. It took them seven years to finalise the concept of how to go about such an event – one that captures not only the essence of the Baviaanskloof, but also to be a true test of endurance and a unique challenge.

This event had the title as the ‘longest single stage team MTB event’ in the world for six years, and emphasized that the focus lay on whether the route is rideable, unique, enjoyable and most of all achievable. Because this is a team event, consisting of 2, 3 or 4 cyclists per team, the concept is very different to that of an ordinary MTB race.

The event is also unique as the entire route is unmarked and tests the orientation skills of each rider. This ensures teamwork amongst everyone and brings out a camaraderie, making it an unforgettable experience. Teams have to check in and out at the checkpoints strategically placed on route, so their whereabouts can be traced. The late start (10:00) forces all the riders (even the frontrunners) to use lights for night time riding, for some this will be a much larger portion of their ride than for others – truly a test of character and endurance.

With a great race, comes great rewards! Due to the night time finish the first 10 teams home are greeted with the firing of a rocket. Every team that finishes receives a commemorative medal which completes a puzzle that fits into a shield after the completion of five events – motivating riders to complete the Trans Baviaans at least five times. The distance of 230 km from Willowmore to Jeffrey’s Bay must be completed in 24 hours to qualify for a medal.

So you think you have what it takes to conquer the Trans Baviaans? This is an event not to be taken lightly. However, with a well-planned approach, a fully charged night-light, good orientation skills, and loads of energy, it’s a very achievable challenge that will definitely transform you into the ultimate mountain biker!

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We will be sharing some helpful tips from #TransBaviaans2018 finishers and some of our great sponsors!

Water crossings can totally depend on the weather, in dry times you'll face about 6 water crossings, but in the wet times you'll cross a whopping 68 water crossings!? So come prepared!

We recommend heading to Ciovita for some great gear, to quote one of their water themed designs, "Powerful, unyielding and ageless the oceans shape our world. From the calm of the deep to the endless energy of the crashing waves; this jersey is a tribute to this unrelenting power." Go get your Oceano Supremo Race Fit Jersey here ciovita.co.za/products/mens-oceano-supremo-race-fit-jersey

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We will be sharing some helpful tips from #TransBaviaans2018 finishers and some of our great sponsors! 

Water crossings can totally depend on the weather, in dry times youll face about 6 water crossings, but in the wet times youll cross a whopping 68 water crossings!? So come prepared!

We recommend heading to Ciovita for some great gear, to quote one of their water themed designs, Powerful, unyielding and ageless the oceans shape our world. From the calm of the deep to the endless energy of the crashing waves; this jersey is a tribute to this unrelenting power.  Go get your Oceano Supremo Race Fit Jersey here https://ciovita.co.za/products/mens-oceano-supremo-race-fit-jersey

Adventure Province Eastern Cape CapeNature Darling Brew Polar Extreme Lights Momsen Bikes RideFarr Versus Socks Fountainsmall

 

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Wayne Crouch

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2 weeks ago

Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race

Proud to be associated with the #SaBikeCo aka Momsen Bikes 💪🙌Official Bike of the Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race #momsenbikes ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't miss out on the Trans Talk coming your way, next up we'll be at Mellow Velo Cycles the 20th of Feb at 7PM!! See you there for advice, stories and great company!!

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Dont miss out on the Trans Talk coming your way, next up well be at Mellow Velo Cycles the 20th of Feb at 7PM!! See you there for advice, stories and great company!! 

#TransTalk #TransBaviaans2019

 

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Grant Schipper

Do we need to book for Mellow Velo?

1 month ago

Trans Baviaans 24HR MTB Race

Live from Extreme Lights, in Stellenboch, this is Trans Talk. The info discussions to help you prepare for the 2019 Trans Baviaans 24 hour MTB races.

Feel free to leave your questions in the comment section and we’ll answer them live at around 19:50.
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Andre Venter

maar sien julle die jaar weer

hoekom straf n mens jouself so??

Welcome Anton Roland De Klerk

dankie vir tips dit is great

Rene Tupper

So excited to see this year's Trans Baviaans

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