The National MTB series was launched in 2002 and is a 7 leg national marathon mountain biking series across 6 provinces
The National MTB series is considered a bucket list item for many mountain bike riders across the country. Since 2002, the event was hosted in some of the most awe-inspiring parts of South Africa.
Renowned for its picturesque destinations, challenging trails and family qualities, this event boosted both cycling and tourism in many small towns.
“This national mountain bike series that Advendurance put up, is quite an important series for us. Probably the series with the most publicity and prize money as well. It’s something that will benefit the sport in the long run.” Philip Buys
“Today was stunning! The course was really tough, but the places they took us was amazing!” Candice Lill
Breaking the 16-year streak, a one-year interlude was set in place for 2018 due to not being able to secure a new title sponsor, in the tough economic times. This year will definitely be tough to swallow for many mountain bikers and communities who benefited from the series. Although there will be no National MTB Series this year, we can always look back and reminisce about the wonderful journey that took place.
“It feels like you are riding in Europe, in the Alps. I think we definitely need more of these types of big climbs in races. It elevates the level a bit.” Matthys Beukes
“The climbs are lovely, and the open roads were great.” Dalene van der Leek
Advendurance is known to organize top quality events and look forward to planning an epic race for all. This prestigious event will be back in 2019, with exciting new developments across the board. The preliminary plan for the 2019 event is to host a more compact series, with 5 events over two days each, which amounts to 10 Stages.
Keep watching our social media channels and website, for more information regarding the 2019 National MTB Series.
Contact Advendurance if you would like to get involved or sponsor the event.
The National MTB Series was launched in 2002 and is a 7 leg marathon mountain biking series that span nationally across 5 provinces. This series is a prestigious event on the calendar of mountain bike thrill seekers because the venues are unique with breathtaking trails in unique locations all over South Africa.
From the lush forests in Sabie to the spectacular sandstone mountains in Clarens to the picturesque vineyards in Grabouw, the Series is as draw card for established riders who are looking to tackle the best and most exquisite riding trails throughout the country. The Series boasts with varying distances, routes and a tourism allure, it’s an MTB series that offers changing and exclusive backdrops while still encompassing the adventure and challenge of mountain biking.
The National MTB series offers changing and exclusive backdrops while still encompassing the adventure and challenge of mountain biking