25-27 AUG

2023

Results

Finish Time will send results to cyclists via SMS as well as publish results on the Finish Time website daily. Cyclists are urged to make sure that their contact details are correct in order to receive their daily results.

Bike Service

Cycleway Polokwane will be offering bicycle service packages at the race.

  • Booking is essential as capacity is limited
  • Cost: to be confirmed per bike for two days (Friday and Saturday after race finish)
  • Contact Cycleway Polokwane at manager@cycleway.co.za / 015 296 3411
  • Package Includes the following after stages 1 & 2:
    Clean drivetrain 
    Check/adjust gear and brakes
    Check tyres for wear, damage and tyre pressure
    Check sealant
    Check wheels true and tension
    Check all bearings and pivot points
      *Service Package excludes additional parts.  
      **Please ensure your bike goes to the bike wash station each day before booking it in for a service.

***Pre-race in-store wash, lube and general health check included for those in the vicinity. Cyclists must ensure that their bikes come into the store 1 week before the event.

All pre-bookings for bike services can be made closer to the time.

Bike Wash

Since the first Magoeba Trek, Talisman Tzaneen and Polokwane has provided our cyclists with an excellent backwash service.
Drop your bike off after your ride, and our team will clean it up and safely into the bike park.

Physio & Wellness

Medics
There will be 24hr medics on standby at the event for any first aid needs.
Physiotherapy
We have a great team of physios that you can book for a sports massage or Physiotherapy treatments.
All massage and physiotherapy session pre-bookings can be made closer to the time.

Food & Beverage

Magoeba Trek has become synonymous with excellent food! Colleen and her team from the Red Plate restaurant in Haenertsburg spoil our cyclists with generous helpings of restaurant quality, fresh and tasty food.
We can cater to Vegetarian and Halaal diets, if required. Please indicate this on your entry

Staying with us in the Race Village
For those staying with us that have taken the all-inclusive option, you will receive three scrumptious meals a day at Magoeba Trek, starting with dinner on Thursday night and ending with lunch on Sunday.
There is an all-day tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits, and rusk station in the chill zone and a fridge full of our famous Chocolate and Strawberry milk.

Staying outside the race village 
Cyclists who arrange their accommodation outside the race village will receive lunch daily after completing their ride. 
Booking additional meals and supporters’ meals
These can be ordered on entry ninja when you do your entry
 
Cash bar and Coffee caravan
We will have a bar selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from lunch each day until after dinner.
 If good coffee is your thing, there will be a coffee caravan where you can buy your favourite caffeine fix.
All cyclists are encouraged to join us in the evening for the daily highlights as well as the next day’s race briefing.       

Registration


Registration will take place on Thursday, 24 August from 3pm until 9pm. No registration will take place on Friday morning as the event will be starting at 7am.

Magoeba Trek 2023 Itinerary

Thursday 24 August
15:00 – 18:00 Registration. Riders find and settle into tents.
18:15 Meet in the dining tent
Welcome by Race Director
Day 1 Route and Safety Briefing
19:00 Dinner

Friday 25 August
06:00 Breakfast
07:45 RACE start
08:15 TRAIL start
11:00 – 14:00 Lunch
Downtime: naps, physio, explore etc.
18:30 DAY 2 Route and Safety Briefing
Slide Show
19:00 Dinner

Saturday 26 August
06:00 Breakfast
07:45 RACE start
08:15 TRAIL start
11:00 – 14:00 Lunch
Downtime: naps, physio, explore etc.
18:30 DAY 3 Route and Safety Briefing
Slide Show
19:00 Dinner

Sunday 27 August
06:00 Breakfast
07:45 RACE and Magoeba Magic 55km start
08:15 TRAIL and Magoeba Magic 30km start
11:00 Lunch
12:30 Prize Giving

E-Bikes

Organisers of the Magoeba Trek have opened both the Race and the Trail  to E-bike riders with the introduction of a new category for the 3-day mountain bike event. 

E-Bike racers will start in their own batch in order not to affect the other categories . The E-Bike category is open to anybody. E-bikes, which will be clearly marked on (Ebike) results sheets, will be timed and included in results in their category but won’t be eligible for category prizes.


The inclusion of the category comes with a few rules. E-bike riders will not be part of the racing section of the event and may not influence the outcome of any category in the normal mountain bike section. E-bike riders should be considerate and give way to normal mountain bikers.


They will not be allowed to disrupt the flow of normal racing on single track sections (whether uphill or downhill) and those racing in the normal category will not be allowed to draft behind an e-bike on flat roads.
Using the same trails, the E-Bike event will be an action packed affair. The separate start time is crucial and will ensure very little or no influence on the other categories at the event.


Please also note that if a team of 2 has an E-bike and a normal bike the team must still enter as an e-bike team. 

Race Garment

This year’s Race garment included in your entry will be a jacket. However, if you want to purchase a Magoeba Trek cycling jersey by Enjoy, you can do so when completing your entry. Please ensure that you select the correct size.

Details regarding the complementary jacket will be sent later.

Accomodation

The Magoeba Trek Race and Trail gives cyclists three on-site accommodation options to choose from:

1. Standard Hiking Tents – cyclists stay in our race village in a standard hiking tent with a mattress. This is for solo or teams of 2 per tent (no bedding, no electricity)

2. Larger Canvas Tent (only 20 available) – cyclists stay in our race village in our Large Canvas Tents equipped with Stretchers, mattresses. (no bedding, no electricity) Due to limited availability, this option is only available for teams of 2 who are sharing.

3. Dorm Rooms (only 12 available) – cyclists stay in our race village in a room with two beds, bigger mattresses, and a picnic table/bench. The room has electricity with lights and plug points. (no bedding)  Due to limited availability, this option is only available for teams of 2 who are sharing.  

Magoeba Trek off-site options

Outside Accommodation – cyclists stay off-site and arrange their own accommodation and daily transport to our venue. 

You can use any of the traditional accommodation booking websites to book accommodation. Search under Magoebaskloof or Haenertsburg, about 10km from the venue. Tzaneen is approximately 25km from Race village.

For more information or things to do in the area, please also follow this link to the Magoebaskloof Tourism website for a list of accommodation establishments in our area. www.magoebasklooftourism.co.za

Payment Options

Instead of paying the full entry fee in one go, we have made provision for a monthly payment plan option which allows you to pay for your entry in smaller monthly payments, all automated and interest-free!

Simply select the Monthly Payment Plan option when completing your entry on entryninja.com