• Grit2gether MTB Challenge

    Embrace the Adventure on 7-9 June 2024 at Tzamenkomst River Lodge
    Register Today
  • Grit2gether MTB Challenge

    Embrace the Adventure on 7-9 June 2024 at Tzamenkomst River Lodge
    Register Today
  • Grit2gether MTB Challenge

    Embrace the Adventure on 7-9 June 2024 at Tzamenkomst River Lodge
    Register Today

7-9 June 2024

3 Stage Race Starting with Friday Evening Prologue

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Welcome to the

Grit2gether MTB Challenge

Join us at the stunning Tzamenkomst River Lodge for a mountain biking event that’s more than just a race – it’s an experience where grit meets beauty in the vastness of the Karoo. Whether you come to challenge your limits or to enjoy a weekend filled with adventure and scenic game views, the Grit2gether MTB Challenge is your gateway to an unforgettable adventure.

More Than a Race

Categories for Everyone:

Solo & Mixed Teams: Whether you want to take on the challenge alone or as a team, or even alone within a team … there’s a spot for you. So however unevenly matched your skill or fitness may be, you can still ride “together”.
Race Overview

The Route: The Challenge Awaits

Embrace Each Stage (MTB Challenge):

  • Friday Night, Prologue (18km): “Honey, I will never leave your side.” Kick off the weekend with a dusk ride, lighting up the trails, side by side.
  • Saturday, Stage 1 (40km): “Honey, I’ve got a lot of work to do.” Take on the challenging terrain that will test your endurance and skill. The first rider’s time to be recorded.
  • Sunday, Stage 2 (40km): “Honey, thanks for staying and supporting me.” In this final leg it will be the second rider’s time that is recorded.

Saturday’s Standalone Race – TZK GRIT XCM 40km/80km:
This is the second in a series of standalone 1-day races, forming part of the Northern Cape Marathon Series. It will operate separately from the Grit2gether MTB Challenge.

  • 13 – 18 years (1x40km Lap)
  • Over 18’s (2x40km Laps)
Unmatched Setting

Venue Highlights

Nestled 20km before Colesburg on the N1, Tzamenkomst River Lodge is a gem waiting to be discovered. Home to an incredible array of wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, the lodge offers luxurious accommodation right on the banks of the Orange River. Home to Golden Wildebeest, Black, Copper, White and common Springbok, Black Impala, Golden Gemsbok, Mountain Zebra, Barbery sheep and Giraffe, etc. Ride amongst the game and discover why the Karoo’s flat and dry terrain is a beauty to behold.

Registration Details

Grit2gether MTB Challenge:
Team Entry:
R9,000 Lodged
Supporters (Non-Racing): R4,000
Camping option (site/meals/race entry): R2,300
Solo riders, full event (own accommodation and no meals): R700

Standalone event – TZK GRIT XCM, 40km/80km:
13 – 18 years (1x40km Lap)
Over 18’s (2x40km Laps)
Saturday 8 June: R250

Premium Accommodation

Riverside Chalets: For an intimate experience, choose one of our premium chalets. The first 13 couples will get a luxury double room with en suite bathroom, and 7 will get a luxury double room with shared bathroom. Positioned right on the banks of the Orange River, these chalets offer stunning views and first-class comfort.

Camping Experience: Embrace the rugged beauty of the Karoo with our limited camping sites. Bring your own tent and enjoy a unique “winter in the Karoo” experience. Please note, there is no self-catering permitted, all meals will be provided at our communal Boma.

Accommodation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional lodging is available for solo entrants at our neighbouring lodge, just a short drive away.

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