Race Information

Grit2gether MTB Challenge

Join us for a transformative mountain biking experience that combines competition with the breathtaking beauty of the Karoo. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for your adventure.

Race Entries

Race Start Times

Extra Options

  • Important note: there are NO self-catering facilities.
  • Fully Lodged with meals (including race entries): R4,500 per person sharing includes Friday supper, Sat BLS, Sunday breakfast & Sunday lunch.
  • “Pre and/or post, race night” SPECIAL R800 pppn DB&B. Includes Game Drive Friday morning OR Sunday afternoon with drinks and snacks.
  • Supporters non-racing: R4,000.
  • Camping: BYO tent R600 per site and 1700 catered with entry per person (all 6 meals).
  • Lodging and on-site camping are restricted to first come first served.
  • This event is limited to 20 Teams of 2. However, Individual riders are welcome.
  • Overall Podiums and Recognition.
    Main Event Top 3 Mixed Teams Overall (full format).
    Full Main Event Solo First Male & First Lady.
    TZK GRIT XCM (80km).
    Top 3 Male & Lady Overall.

All About The Race

Organic Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic and Lime

Food and Beverages

All-Inclusive Dining: Your race entry includes all meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunch, featuring lamb-inspired Karoo dishes and hearty homestyle cooking by our award-winning chef.
Beverage Options: Beverages are available for purchase from the Boma. Ice and some sponsored soft drinks are available complimentary.
Special Dietary Needs: Please inform us in advance of any special dietary requirements you may have, and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

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Support and Services

Bike Support: A qualified bike mechanic will be on-site to handle any mechanical issues. Complimentary bike wash facilities are also available.
Medical Support: Qualified medical personnel will be available throughout the event to assist with any injuries or medical needs.
Captured Memories: An on-site cameraman will be capturing all the gritty action along the route, ensuring you have lasting memories of your challenge.

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What to Do and Entertainment

Explore and Enjoy: Your race weekend isn’t just about competing. It’s about enjoying the serenity of the Karoo, meeting new friends, and relaxing in a stunning setting.
Extended Stays: Enhance your experience by staying an extra night before or after the race for just R800, including dinner, bed, breakfast, and a game drive. Don’t miss the chance to witness an extra Karoo sunset and enjoy a warm, cosy sleep in.

Accommodation

Luxury Meets Nature

Be one of 13 Early Birds to get your own luxury room with en suite bathroom. The next 7 couples get a luxury double room with shared bathroom.

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.

The Venue - Tzamenkomst River Lodge

A Gem in the Heart of the Karoo

Situated on the N1, 20km before Colesberg, Tzamenkomst River Lodge is more than just a location; it’s a destination. The 2100-hectare family-run farm is a treasure trove of natural beauty, with half its expanse dedicated to agriculture and the other half a sanctuary for wildlife, including over 27 species of game. The lodge offers not only a race but an escape into the wild, where the vast, flat beauty of the Karoo and its vibrant ecosystems thrive.

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