Friday 18 September 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday 19 September 07:00
R20 extra for late entries.
Online entries close 14th September @ 24:00 - Enter Now Prize giving: 13:00 Venue: Gansbaai, De Uijlenes, Overstrand, Western Cape.
Route Description Single & Jeep Track
First male and first female each will win a night for two at the Five Star Grootbos Nature Reserve worth R7000
For the 45km Monster main event 1st prize R1000, 2nd prize and 3rd prize R250 sponsored by Rockets.
Prizes will be awarded to first three positions in the 30km and 10km events.
There will also be a Funky Fynbos Iron Man and Iron lady for the best combined time for 45km Monster Mountain Bike race on Saturday and the 30km King Protea trail run on Sunday.
The MHR Rockets Funky Fynbos Mountain Bike Race is one of those true country mountain bike rides that will take you on an amazing adventure through private land in the Uilkraal Valley / Gansbaai. The routes traverse fynbos conservancies and farms, with magnificent views over the mountains to the sea. The climbs are tough and the descents along jeep tracks and purpose built single tracks are full of exhilaration and fun. Along the route there will be something for all to enjoy, whether you like technical riding and fast, fun downhills, or stunning views while riding in pristine fynbos with its fantastic flora and bird life.
Add to this the farm experience and hospitality, family activities and the Funky Fynbos Festival including some exciting new venue activities, a truly wonderful weekend getaway!
Deceptively short, this ride really is a monster, not for the faint hearted. The route is characterised by steep uphills, switchbacks and fast technical descents, with jumps, single track and fantastic views.
Local riders experience parts of this ride as the most difficult mountain bike ride in Gansbaai, and now the route has been extended for the race.
This year we have the distance and have added some more exciting single track.
The 30km ride is a fun route for the fit and strong with steep uphills and single track. You will be riding through private land on a route that is not normally available to the public. The route profile is the same in the beginning to the 45km Monster but allows you to avoid the sting in the tail.
This is a moderately easy ride for the not so fit that will get you out into the fynbos and give you a good workout.
We are proud to have MHR Rockets on board as our primary sponsor and thank them for their generous contributions including start and finish arches, branded T-shirts for our marshals and organisers, ice baths, masseurs, goodie bags for the athletes. They will also have a retail shop on - site selling their range of compression sports gear, mohair socks and more. Please support them, without whom much of our sporting events would not be possible at the scale we have them.