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2020 The MTB Challenge

The MTB Challenge

2020 The MTB Challenge


Formerly known as the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge, The MTB Challenge takes place on Saturday, 29 February 2020 at Old Bethlehem Farm in Kylemore, Stellenbosch.

Now organized by the Pedal Power Association, this iconic event returns to where it all began on the beautiful routes of Banhoek Conservancy where it was last held here in 2013. As always, the event caters for all fitness and skill levels, with these popular mountain biking trails hosting 15km, 30km and 60km routes.

Whether you’re a newcomer to the sport, an elite athlete, or riding an e-bike – yes, e-bikes are welcome – reserve your place at the start line of this great South African mountain bike race by entering on the PPA website, Entries close on Monday, 24 February 2020 … less than a month to go!

The MTB Challenge


Information tent: situated at the start/finish, our team will be there to answer any last-minute questions. You can also buy MTB boards if you don’t have one, as well as buy some last-minute bike spares are get adjustments done by the bike mechanics.
Coffee: Seattle Coffee will be there brewing cups of your favourite beverage.
Food & drink: choose from a variety of stalls offering pancakes, food, biltong, ice cream, wine, beer and lots more.
Free massage: For anyone needing relief from aches and pains, we have arranged massage services on the day for free.
BMX track: Great news for moms and dads! PPA Bike4All will set up a Bike4All BMX mobile track to entertain your kids for free whilst you enjoy the entertainment on offer.


Where: Old Bethlehem Farm, Rooi St, Kylemore.

The routes

  • 15km and 30km route: more family orientated, with 236m and 466m total elevation respectively.
  • 60km: this is real test of the day. The actual distance of 59km with a challenging 1 886m total elevation.


How to enter: Visit the PPA website (, click on the “events” menu and you’ll find The MTB Challenge listed there.

Entry fee: Varies from R70 to R350, depending on PPA membership status and the distance entered.

What you get

  • RaceTec timing
  • Finishers medal
  • The opportunity to experience a scenic route
  • Fully stocked waterpoints
  • Post-race entertainment: live music, beer tent, kids’ entertainment, massages
  • A lucky draw as well as goodies at registration


Prizes: You can win up to R30 000 worth of prizes on the day. This year prize money will be awarded to all distance winners, with men and women receiving an equal amount.

Merchandise: Don’t forget to purchase your exclusive event merchandise online. Pre-order t-shirts, arm warmers, socks or beanies are on offer so order now to avoid disappointment.

The MTB Challenge

Contacts:   |   021 671 6340   |

Social Media:

Facebook: @PedalPowerAssociation
Instagram: @Pedal_Power_Association
Twitter: @PedalPowerPPA

Use the hashtag #MTBChallenge

We are looking forward to hosting you!