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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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Come trained and ready! IHFProducts - Polar in SA gave us some basic guidelines, you should be doing by now.
👉 train 6 days and the 7th day you rest
👉 do low intensity training
👉 Polar's survival training program recommends 9 hours in the saddle a week
With just under 4 weeks to go, we hope you've done all your training in preparation for the #TransBaviaans2019. #TransTip #WhereTeamSpiritGetsAWHoleNewMeaning
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Come trained and ready! IHFProducts - Polar in SA gave us some basic guidelines, you should be doing by now. 
👉 train 6 days and the 7th day you rest
👉 do low intensity training
👉 Polars survival training program recommends 9 hours in the saddle a week
With just under 4 weeks to go, we hope youve done all your training in preparation for the #TransBaviaans2019. #TransTip #WhereTeamSpiritGetsAWHoleNewMeaning

 

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Adriaan Oosthuizen🤦🏼‍♀️

😳 going to dig deep into the pain bank me think ...

Chantélle Bosch Andrew McLachlan Rudy Bosch ... I think we are on track 😊

Ricky Ellis

Jaco Prinsloo. Dalinda Prinsloo lyk my julle train te hard

Justin Fortune Otto Remke sounds about right!!

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#TransTip for the day! #RaceRegistration, we recommend you take your time registering, and listen to each and everything the Registration Officials has to say. This is a 24 hour race so there is quite a-lot to know. You will get vital info like container drop off points and times, check in and out details, and when you receive your token (that you need at every checkpoint). This is only some of it . . . 🗺️ 🗺️ 🗺️

#TransBaviaans2019 #WhereTeamSpiritGetsAWholeNewMeaning
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#TransTip for the day! #RaceRegistration, we recommend you take your time registering, and listen to each and everything the Registration Officials has to say. This is a 24 hour race so there is quite a-lot to know. You will get vital info like container drop off points and times, check in and out details, and when you receive your token (that you need at every checkpoint). This is only some of it . . . 🗺️ 🗺️ 🗺️ 

#TransBaviaans2019 #WhereTeamSpiritGetsAWholeNewMeaning

 

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Michele Birks Kosie Greyling Jaun-Pierre Stringer Magnus De Beer Christa Venter Danie Alta Lombaard

Jaco Prinsloo. Dalinda Prinsloo. Michelle Rheeder Wolmarans-Hattingh. Hendrina Bierman. Anna-Marie Prinsloo

David Minty Richard Manser

Freek Van Loggerenberg Elaine Bester . . .

What a throwback this is, if you haven't seen our mini series of Rookie VS Ace, we did a few years ago, treat yourself and head to our YouTube channel to watch this series. Maybe you'll get a few useful tips from it! We'll just leave this episode here . . .

#TransBaviaans2019 #WhereTeamSpiritGetsAWholeNewMeaning #RookieVSAce

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Michele Birks

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Wait what? Only 4 weeks to go!? Are you ready for the #TransBaviaans2019? Tag your team mates and let them know it's only a short month left till #TheRace!! 😳 😦 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

Wait what? Only 4 weeks to go!? Are you ready for the #TransBaviaans2019? Tag your team mates and let them know its only a short month left till #TheRace!! 😳 😦 🎉

 

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Opening still at a1kynaston Www.a1kynaston.co.za Cosy affordable Jeffrey's bay

Yvonne Gardiner Quintin Venter

Freek Van Loggerenberg

Wade Gomes - best we start that training program.

Heinrich Olivier

Pieter de Jager

Ernst Schoeman

Dirkie Heydenrych

Harold Budler 😉

Barry Horvath

Andre Nortje

Jason Scriven Shirley Kemp Scriven Britt Dando 😬😬😬

Next year maybe 🧐

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Ons is reg, beter as jaar voorberei partner Johan Mynhardt en swaer johan van staden💪💪💪

Dominik Dimatellis

Riaan Venter Wian Marais

Murray Stewart Quintin de Boer Maurice Liebenberg Michael Santiero Greg Crookes

Klaas Meintjes Rüdiger Hinze Here we go...!!! 😃⛰🚴🏼‍♂️

Tobey Du Toit Cobus Vd Colff Amanda de Beer Jannie Steyn Lekkerte!!

Yes man

Nickey Botes 🤣😂😳

Frans Smit and Olivia Moolman, your 3rd partner will be ready soon 😎

Muller Grobler Johann Grobler

Kasper Bester Arno Rossouw Stephen Terreblanche Heinrich Van Der Merwe Pieter Janse Van Rensburg Jeandre Prinsloo @elana Karin Van Der Walt Belinda Rossouw Karien Steynberg Claire Bester @Sushi🐶🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚘🍺🍺🌟

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