THE COUNTDOWN HAS STARTED
SO WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTRY?
All riders receive a merchandise kit to the value of R400!
Expect brilliant live entertainment throughout the weekend to further set the mood.
Each rider receives a goody bag at registration along with a Ride guide with all the need-to-knows.
WELL DESIGNED ROUTE
Riders get to enjoy an exclusively designed route, some of it only allowed to be ridden during the event.
2-Nights tented accommodation.
HANDMADE KAROO MEDAL
Each finisher receives a unique handmade Karoo “medal” made by local artists.
All event meals from Friday dinner to Saturday dinner is included in your entry. Sunday morning breaky buns can be purchased 07:30-08:30.
EQUIPPED EVENT VILLAGE
Well equipped event village includes bar station, a rider chill zone and ample Karoo open spaces.
Trained medical personnel en route to handle any emergencies that may occur.
Enjoy permanent ablution facilities. Remember you’re in the Karoo so please use water sparingly.
EN ROUTE SUPPORT
Staffed water points serving everything from water to koeksisters! Backup vehicle to assist should you not be able to ride any further.
ENSURED ENTRY SPOT
Riders participanting in the 2019 event will have first choice of entering before general public for the following Ride The Karoo.
Nope, both the 160km & 80km start and finish at Fairview farm.
The day before the race (21 February) registration takes place, live entertainment and tented accommodation is included at the venue so that you can just wakeup, have breakfast and head to the start line. On 22 February the race will start at 06:30 and we expect riders to finish from 14:00-18:00 thus offering another night’s accommodation along with dinner and prize giving.
Yes!!! Cheers to that! You’ll get to enjoy one free beer at the halfway water point stop in Nieu Bethesda at the local micro brewery.
Mountain bikes, gravel bikes and e-bikes are welcome.
Yes, the 80km ride is ideal for family members wanting to do shorter distances each day and to be part of a Karoo mountain biking experience. Non riders are welcome to book a meal ticket and extra accommodation for the weekend.
Please email your new team name to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, but only until 1 January 2020. Thereafter clothing orders are placed and no changes can be made.
Clothing sizes are selected during the online entry process before checking out and paying.
Please note that the new substituted participant will receive the clothing size of the initial outgoing participant, unless this is changed before 1 January 2020.
- Click on the event you are registered for from the home page.
- Log in to the entry system here using your ID/passport number.
- To change your personal details click on “Edit Details”.
Our routes are very well marked but you’re welcome to ride with a GPS as we have route maps to download.
• A Campmaster dome 300 tent for every rider.
• A comfy foam mattress.
• You will need to bring your own bedding and pillow. This apply to the Luxury Tented accommodation as well.
It’s always a good idea to have your medical aid card with you. Although signal is not always available, it is wise to take your phone with you.
Yes, however please bring your own chargers.
Theft is not really a problem in the Karoo, but if it makes you feel more relaxed, then you are welcome to do so.
All substitutions made are charged at R250 per rider.
Entries are transferable until 1 January 2020.
Refunds up to 30 November 2019 will be refunded at 75% of entry fee.
Refunds from 1 December 2019 will be refunded at 50% of entry fee.
No refunds after 1 January 2020.
NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING MEDICAL).
Substitutions for 2020 can be done up until 1 January 2020 at an admin fee of R250 per substitution.
Either team member can enter the substitution application details.
Credit card and EFT payments will be accepted for the substitutions.
Please do not assume the substitution is complete until payment has been made and the Substitution Confirmation email has been received. All team participants including the race organiser will be notified of substitutions.
Please note shirt size changes can only be done before 1 January 2020. Later than that, substitutions will receive shirts as ordered by original entry.
Yes, you are allowed to use an e-bike but you will not be eligible for the main podium prizes. If there is more than 10 e-bikes entered you will qualify for your own prize category.
View the full terms and conditions here: https://ridethekaroo.co.za/terms-and-conditions-2019/