100kms of mostly single track – in the Drakensberg. There’s really no need to say much more….
Except that there is so much more! Ridetheberg really is about more than just the ride – it’s a chance to get out and connect with yourself and your people in a beautiful place, with a team of organizers who can’t wait to share all the best parts of it with you.
The time of year, the venue, the tracks, love for your supporters – all carefully considered to make an outstanding weekend away.
Time of year
Ridetheberg 2020 is taking place on 23 & 24 May – the perfect month for a visit to the Berg– clear days, mild temperatures and very little chance of rain.
We also have really exciting news about our new venue: This year all past and future RidetheBerg adventurers are in for a treat – Ridetheberg will be based at Montusi Mountain Lodge.
After puzzling for a long time about how to make Ridethebergers feel even more like part of the family, something magical happened – Our connections at Montusi Mountain Lodge have made the whole place available to us as our 2020 race village.
This means that this spectacular lodge, famous for its awesome hospitality, is now exclusively available to the RidetheBerg Gang – riders, friends, family and fans.
This 4 star lodge is in one of the most ideal locations in the Drakensberg for a mountain bike race. It is centrally located to the whole trail network and offers amazing views of the Amphitheatre and surrounding mountains. Breath-taking sunrises energize you for the awesome day of riding ahead and soul filling sunsets restore tired bodies, as you enjoy Sundowners at the Montusi dam with fellow riders, family and friends.
The Lodge has a limited number of luxury suites, that are offered at specially discounted rates for riders and supporters who are quickest off the draw. As in the past, riders are also free to stay at any of the great accommodation venues in the area, and come and make use of the race village facilities.
Ok so we love the tracks – We have absolute confidence in our trails and team to blow your mind. We can guarantee well sculpted single track that never seems to end in the most beautiful setting to keep spirits high and smiles wide. The communities we ride through are friendly and encouraging. The routes provide a good enough challenge so that you can be proud at the end of the day. If you want to race, go for it, if you’re not the competitive type, then take it easy. We love everything about mountain biking and so we accommodate for the whatever type of cyclist you are. At the end of the day we want to make a space for you to do your thing and connect with the people around you.
Love for your supporters
Montusi is a most beautiful place to spend the day – comfortable terrace furniture, spectacular views of the mountains, a beautiful rock swimming pool to relax beside…or a pile of activities if you feel like something a bit more active: horse riding, hiking to beautiful rivers and caves, tennis or swimming in the dam.
A shuttle will run all day to take Adventurers to All Out Adventures. All the usual awesome activities will be offered – from the Bungee Bounce and Kid’s Zone for the littlies to the King Swing and Cable Tour for the intrepid. Giant Cappuccino and home-made scones will keep the wolf from the door while spectators wait for the riders to return.
Montusi will be doing the catering for the weekend, and supporters catering packages are available. The terrace menu will also be available during the day.