Backsberg Dis-Chem Rotary MTB

Wiekus / Chubby
TIME:    from 07h30
COST:    From R50 to R210
VENUE:    Backsberg Estate Cellar, Simondium Road, Klapmuts, Suider-Paarl

The much-anticipated Backsberg Dis-Chem Rotary MTB will be heading your way on Sunday, 19 August 2018. Once again hosted at the Backsberg estate, this annual race aims to provide a scenic route to enthusiastic cyclists in one of the most picturesque parts of South Africa.

It also happens to feature a wine stop 5 km before the finish which is certainly an added bonus.

This annual Mountain Bike Race aims to bring as many enthusiastic cyclists as is possible to our beautiful Paarl Valley.  Organized and managed by the members of the Paarl Rotary Club under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association (PPA) the profits raised from this event will be used towards Early Childhood Development projects supported by Paarl Rotary Club.

Voted by PPA as the Best/most improved event for the last 5 years.

For more information about the venue visit the Backsberg website (

​Directions to venue: From Cape Town, take the N1 North, turning off at Exit 47 to Klapmuts/Wellington. Turn right under the bridge towards Klapmuts. Cross over the traffic light and the railway bridge.  After 200 meters at the traffic light, turn left onto the Simondium Franschhoek road. After 5 Km Backsberg is on your right.   GPS Co-ordinates S 33° 49, 684′   E 18° 54, 917′

Race Distance and Starting Times
45 km route: start @ 07h30       
30 km route: start @ 08h00
15 km route: start @ 08h30      
5 km Children's Race: start @ 09h00

The cut-off time and lucky draw will be at 11h30. Online entries (varying between R50 and R210) are accepted until 09h00 on Friday,  17 August and are limited to 1 000 entrants. Late entries will be accepted on the day of the race (R210, R190, R170 and R80) if the limit of 1 000 has not been reached.

NOTE:  Some route changes may occur.

 All children u/12 must be accompanied by an adult and will only be allowed on the 4km and 15km routes. 

Medals for all riders that finish the race!!

Click here for further details.

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