Ride 2 The Karoo

Every Body is riding to the sea, ride to sun, so we decided we will RIDE2THEKAROO. New to our calendar, 2023 marks the 1st edition of the RIDE2THEKAROO100Miler. With a well-planned approach, it’s a very achievable challenge that will definitely transform you into the ultimate mountain biker! This 100Miler will start at Kalahari Lodge Kimberley and finish at Klipkraal Guest Farm which is the gate to the Karoo. The distance is relatively brief 166 kilometres which traverse through the topography of the Northern Cape which includes gravel roads. The route isn’t technical, but challenges riders due to the ruggedness of the terrain and a few hills to overcome. The full-distance race starts with a flat section. Riders will then make their way down and over the Modderiver and heads over to the Karoo. This Race is open to solo participants, as well as relay teams that consist of four (4) riders, and relay teams of two (2) riders which will ride a distance of 80km each. The objective of this 100 Mile Challenge is to turn it into an experience which left the riders and guests with a lasting memory and also to create a fun, memorable experience. This Challenge will provide a platform where pro riders can challenge one another, while still catering for the masses who are enthusiastic, hobbyist riders. Gravel Bikes are allowed, and will be in contention for podiums.

Date & Time – 26 August 2023 @ 06:00am
WhereKalahari Lodge Kimberley
Ride2theKaroo | 166.4 km Cycling Route on Strava 
Type – Solo/Team
Fees – 160km Solo – R700 Per person
80km Relay – R800 Per Team of 2 Riders
40km Relay – R900 Per Team of 4 Riders
Entry Closes 21 August 2023
Registration25 August 2023 between 17:00 – 20:00 Kalahari Lodge Kimberley

Entry includes:

  • PRIZE MONEY for top finishers
  • Race medals to all finishers
  • Adequately stocked waterpoints
  • Professional Photographers along the route
  • Professional medical personnel will be on the route to handle any emergencies as well as at the finish.
  • Live entertainment throughout the day to further set the mood.
  • A good vibe, and refreshments along the route and at the venue. The Karoo’s hospitality shows in the food. You can expect Karoo lamb braai, freshly baked “Rooster Koek”, potatoes and koeksisters at the finish, and fully stocked fridges with ice-cold beer or another beverage of your choice.