MTB Event Info

Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018

Venue: Waterfront Drive

Time: First start at 08:00

Routes:  80 km, 50 km, 30 km & 15 km PLUS 30 km E-bike

Seeding Events: The 80 km & 50 km races are seeding events for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour!


The Knysna Cycle Tour MTB events have become bucket list events for cyclists worldwide because of the beautiful and challenging routes, which are set up and managed for us every year by Leon Evans (Dr Evil), and include access to sections of privately owned property that are normally closed to the public.

You will ride through sections of the Knysna Forest and scenic farmland areas, and be exposed to the beauty of the natural fauna and flora of the exquisite Garden Route, while testing your skills to the maximum.

Age limits have been adjusted to ensure that fun riders have the maximum amount of FUN.

Last year we introduced a 30 km Electric bike route, the first E-bike event in the country, which was a great success, as well as the new route for the 15 km race, called the Ashes Fun Ride in memory of the Knysna fires. Both routes are back on the schedule for this year!

There will be prizes for fun riders and plenty of pre- and post-race activities over the weekend.

Entry fees:

MTB 80 km19 years & olderR395
MTB 80 km EliteElite riders onlyR395
MTB 50 km15 years & olderR310
MTB 30 km10 years & olderR215
MTB 15 km Fun Ride9 years & olderR125
MTB Tandem 30 kmR365
E-bike 30 kmR215

* MTB entry fees include Sanparks conservation fee & VAT, but exclude a CSA day licence, which is R35 per day.

Late entry fees: Payable from 19 June: 80 km and 50 km – R50 | 30 km and 15 km – R30

START TIME: From 08:00

START / FINISH: PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL GROUNDS, Waterfront Drive

All cyclists are to enter their respective holding areas at least 30 minutes before the start of their race. Once in the area, you may not leave. A MAP and details of the holding areas will be available in your race pack. Timing will be by chips.