MTB Event Info – Knysna Cycle Tour Presented by Knysna Rotary


DATE: Saturday, 22 June 2019

START & FINISH: Waterfront Drive

TIME: First start at 08:00

ROUTES: 80 km, 50 km, 30 km, 15 km

PLEASE NOTE: The MTB Races are for mountain bikes only. The 30 km race has an e-bike category.

SEEDING EVENTS: The 80 km and 50 km races are official premier seeding events of the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour!

CUT-OFF TIMES: 15:00 at High School sports field


Our MTB Events consist of two premier races – the 80 km race for elite riders and the ‘half marathon’ 50 km event for experienced MTB cyclists – and the two family events – the 30 km and 15 km rides for adults and children aged 9-16 years. This year, three events have been reinvigorated with changed courses and new challenges!  The premier events will have more kms in forest areas and more single track. The 80, 50 and 30 km races will descend via Eastford to the Oakhill School cycle track, thus avoiding the Simola Hill descent.

This year the 30 km event will follow a slightly more family-friendly, easier route with less climbing.

The route for the 15 km race, which was introduced in 2017, will remain the same.

Both the 30 km and 15 km races will be priced for families, with only one adult in the group paying full price and additional family members paying just 50% of the entry fee.

Click here for the full route descriptions

Entry fees:

MTB 80 km19 years & olderR390
MTB 80 km EliteElite riders onlyR390
MTB 50 km15 years & olderR310
MTB 30 km10 years & olderR220
Family members R110
MTB 15 km Fun Ride9 years & olderR130
Family members R70
E-bike 30 kmR220
MTB Tandem 30 kmR350

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

Late entry fees: Payable from 14 June: 80 km and 50 km – R50 | 30 km and 15 km – R30

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 Racetec number boards.