Prepare for the best trails JBay and surrounds has to offer
The Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm recently reaffirmed its patronage as title sponsor for the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic. Now in its sixth year, the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic 2018 will take place on Saturday, 14th July 2018. The event is created to suite a range of fitness and skill levels, welcoming all who want to be part of this popular event.
“Being a carbon-free, clean sport, mountain-biking fits our wind farm’s ethos perfectly and furthermore, it is a firm favourite within our local community,” said Mark Pickering, General Manager of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm as he announced that Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm will once again provide support to this much loved local event, which carries the unique distinction of being the only one-day race in Africa to traverse a wind farm.
The event runs from Kabeljouws Lagoon parking area and features a 25km fun ride; 50km half-marathon and 85km ultra.
Route details will be announced soon but early indications are that they will remain largely the same as in 2017, which saw both the 50km marathon featuring new sections of singletrack. The 85km is traditionally an ideal shakedown training ride ahead of Transbaviaans in August and the route is always technical and challenging. Watch the local press and stay tuned to the event’s social media channels for details on an exciting STRAVA initiative ahead of race day.
There will once again be R55 000 worth of prices up for grabs with a R10 000 first prize for both the male and female 85km ultra category winners.