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9 Days of Mountain Biking Adventure

900 kilometres of untraversed roads and trails, nine days of riding and racing around the stunning South African terrain, and experiencing the journey of a lifetime with fellow mountain bikers!  Read on to learn more about JoBerg2c ¿

Purpose of JoBerg2C

Organized by passionate bikers Craig Wapnick, Gary Green and Glen Haw, JoBerg2c is the longest mountain biking stage race in South Africa comprising of two-person teams. Solo riders can partake in JoBerg2c as well, but in a non-racing category. This year, the JoBerg2c will be held from April 25 to May 3 and it¿s attracting passionate mountain bikers from all over the globe. For the founders,  the purpose of JoBerg2c is to bring together mountain biking enthusiasts so they can share their passion for riding and partake in an unforgettable experience . The race also helps local communities, churches, schools and non-profits to raise money.

JoBerg2C Route

Out of the 900 km route, only about 10 km is actual tar road. So where do riders ride? Off road, single track, rural (farm) secondary roads and Subaru tracks! Here¿s a break-down of the JoBerg2c route:

Heidelberg to Frankfort (114 Km)

Frankfort to Reitz (91 Km)


Reitz to Sterkfontein Dam (130 km)

Sterkfontein Dam to Winterton (117 km)

Winterton to Kamberg (97 km)

Kamberg to Hazeldean Farm (89 km)

Hazeldean Farm to Mackenzie Club (78 km)

MacKenzie Club to Jolivet (96 km)

Jolivet to Scottburgh (80 km)

 JoBerg2C Entry Costs

The entry fee for JoBerg2c is R14400 per rider for a team of two, for a total of R28800 including VAT. For solo riders, the entry fee is R16500 including VAT. Entry fees include three meals daily and tent accommodation for every night of the race.

Things to Keep in Mind

The organisers request that JoBerg2C riders keep the following pointers in mind¿

JoBerg2c is not a tour. It is a mountain bike race that spans more than 900 km, so you really need to be in shape.

If you quit the race between water points, you must make your way to the next water point and wait for a lift. Always carry basic medication, a first aid kit, lube, tyre spare and other necessities with you. Keep your credit card with you as well for any unforeseen expenses.

Participating in the JoBerg2c is an exhilarating and life-changing experience. Whether you win the race or not, the entire nine day journey will enrich your life, thrill your senses, and help you get to know yourself like never before!

We are proud to announce that CEO of bidorbuy, Jaco Jonker will be participating in the 2014 Joberg2C and we wish him all the best with his training and up and coming race.


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