Mountain Biking Clubs
biking clubs in South Africa offer a great way to
meet other mountain bikers and join organised
rides. Belonging to a mountain bike
club is still a bit foreign to many riders who would much
rather just get on the trail and ride. Many of these cycling clubs are really organised
and will have regular weekend rides as well as some midweek
rides. Most clubs also organise mountain bike races and
other events. Belonging to a club affiliated to a mountain
bike association is also necessary to get
an SACF license or a Cylosport license, these are needed
to enter and ride in sanctioned events. Being licensed also
contributes to sending our South African mountain bike
champions overseas to compete in international competitions
and aids in the all important development of young and
previously disadvantaged riders.
mountain bike community in South Africa is pretty much an
easy going bunch of people with the majority focused on
riding and having fun. The sport is going through the
growing pain of getting more organised which does not always
fit well with the free spirited nature of mountain bikers.
Compared to their road riding counter parts who are quite an
organised bunch, the mountain bike community is a bit more
disorganised, not that it bothers too many of them.
Another less formal option is
to join one of the web MTB forums or mountain biking mailing lists. These are groups of people
associated through the internet or e-mail. They are great
places for finding all sorts of information
and for linking up with other like minded riders to organise
Bike Associations | MTB
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If your club has a website
then please mail us with the details.
AMA Rider, the African Mountain bike
Association, is a mountain bike advocacy
organisation aimed at improving mountain bike
opportunities on the African continent.
The Official cycling body in South Africa
Mountain Bike Commission
The KZN Mountain Bike Commission
(KZNMBC) has redefined the way a traditional
association operates, with it's balanced
approach to seek the best opportunities for it's
members to enjoy and explore their healthy,
Mountain Bicycling Association - IMBA
The unofficial official association based in the
USA looking out for mountain bikers and the
trails that they ride.
Central Gauteng Cycling
The main object of CGC is to encourage, nurture,
control and promote cycling, particularly
recreational road cycling in Central Gauteng. They
also have interests in mountain biking.
The Pedal Power Association is the largest
cycling organization in South Africa. It
currently has some 17 000 paid-up members,
spread all over the country, although the
largest component is in the Western Cape, where
the Association has its headquarters. Organises
fun mountain bike rides.
- Mountain Bike
The international body for all cycling including
mountain biking. World cup and world
championships results rankings and information.
Check out the MtBOnline facebook page where you
can share and find information and chat to
other riders about trails, rides, equipment and
anything else MTB related.
The Hub SA is the biggest cycling forum in South
Africa. Although not a dedicated mountain bike
forum it has a healthy number of mountain bikers
No spandex required! This is a group of gravity
enthusiasts dedicated to covering downhill, free riding and
dirt jumping in South Africa.
- Johannesburg Mountain Bicycle Club
With a membership base of over five hundred, the
JMBC is possibly the largest mountain biking club
in Africa. The club organizes social rides on
most weekends of the year, catering for the
majority of members by providing rides that are
grouped for a range of fitness and skill levels.
Not a club as such but a regular group of guys
getting together to do night rides in the
Pretoria area. Check the website for details of
Supercycling MTB Club
This is the largest cycling club in South Africa
with a national presence in all the provinces
linked through Cyclelab. Its a combination of
road and MTB with members from different age
groups and backgrounds that all have a common
passion for the sport of cycling.
MTB Club located in the South of Johannesburg (Alberton).
Their 3 main
reasons for existence :- Get
people riding bicycles -Identify and encourage
the development of talented riders -Add value to
our lives by having fun
Mountain Bike Club
RMBC is an active club based in Johannesburg.
They organise and host several races every year.
They cater to the whole family including kids
with their sprogs races.
- Durban Mountain Bike Club
We're the DMBC. We ride around on mountain bikes
in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Unlike most
(radical, hardcore, extreme) MTB groupings,
we're (mostly) laid-back types who take our
adrenalin in benign doses and see our sport as a
gentle excuse to commune with nature and have a
few drinks afterwards.
With their distinctive yellow kit the Mavericks
are seen all over but especially in KZN and some
in the Western Cape. An active club linked up to
Maverick Cycles in Hillcrest.
Howick Mountain Biking
Howick Mountain Biking is a
specialist mountain bike "club" formed for those
who are passionate about mountain biking. We are
located in Howick in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands in
South Africa and do most of our riding in the
plantations between Howick and the Karkloof.
Mountain Bike Club
Hillbillies mountain biking is the George area
of the Garden Route.
PaarlMTB.com is a website for mountain bikers in
Paarl. Members can post a ride, view routes,
join a group and make contact with other Paarl
Active club in the northern suburbs of Cape Town
Wannabee MTB Club
The Wannabees Cycling Club, cycling friends
active in the Helderberg Basin, Somerset West,
Tracks Mountain Bike Club
Based in Port Elizabeth Fat Tracks was the first
Mountain Bicycle Club in South Africa.
Established in 1989, the club has consistently
led the growth of Mountain Biking in South
Africa. They cater to all mountain biking
enthusiasts irrespective of level of fitness or
Amatola Mountain Bike Club
The Amatola Mountain Bike Club in East London
holds its own club cross-country series, and
participates in the provincial cross country
and marathon series. For those who do not wish to
race, the club organizes monthly outrides and