Midnight Express Mountain Bike Race

Midnight Express Mountain Bike Race


Midnight Express Mountain Bike Race

Here are 2 great reasons for the midnight start on the 16th of November 2019.

The Poort

The magnificent Groot Rivier Poort, which leads into the Antoniesberg Pass, is 94km into the journey.

This means that you exit the Karoo as the sun is rising and enter the extension to the Baviaanskloof in the early morning. With only 37km left of the journey (the last 20km being mostly a downhill run to Patensie), arrival for breakfast/brunch is perfectly timed.

The Karoo

Starting at Midnight and riding through the Karoo is a star studded experience. The Karoo at night takes on a whole new dimension:  shooting stars, moonlit roads, animal calls – a thrilling new experience on your bike.  Arrive before 11pm on Friday night, in the quaint Karoo town of Steytlerville, enjoy the strong coffee and vibe on the start line, jump on your bike at midnight and 129km later, breakfast will be served in Patensie .… No accommodation needed.   

The race is open to all riders, entry fee is R1250 for Team of 2.   If you’re not CSA registered, a day license is required, at R45 per person (you can include this in your entry fee).  We are also offering a No Hassle Car Transport option  – we’ll arrange to get your car from Steytlerville to Patensie at R850 per vehicle.

The Midnight Express package includes a great goodie bag, entertainment and drinks at Steytlerville, and breakfast/brunch in Patensie.  The reputation of event specialists, Red Cherry Adventures, guarantees you a most incredible 129km MTB adventure.


Midnight Express Mountain Bike Race
Start Date: 16 November, 2019
End Date: 16 November, 2019
Phone: +27 41 581 5335