7Passes MTB
Sat 27 Nov 2021, 07:00 @ Knysna, Western Cape


Organiser
Garden Route Events

The “7Passes MTB”, powered by Knysna Toyota is back!  It’s happening on the 27th of November 2021. This route offers the perfect opportunity for gravel-bikers to take on the 29ers. E-bikers are also welcome on this non-technical route. Batch starts from 07H00 just before late registration between 06H00 and 07H00. There will be registration Friday evening, 26 November from 17H00 to 19H00 in George at a venue to be announced.  7Passes MTB also offers a shorter route for younger or not so fit riders who still want to be part of the action! Leeuwenbosch Dairies will once again support the 38km event which starts on Saturday morning from the Highlands Cash Store in the humble little village of Karatara. The start time for the shorter route is 09H30.

Leaders of the longer 76km route are expected to pass the second water point, located at the start of the 38km race and halfway between George and Knysna, just before 09H30.

Thomas Bain was the legend who designed the road between George and Knysna in 1883 and experienced many challenges in the dense forest surrounds and also bumped heads with his brother-in-law, Adam de Smidt with whom he shared the contract. On completion of the road the two never spoke again. The route crosses 10 rivers and 7 gorges between these two towns and passes through the quaint settlement of Rheenendal, home to the brief gold rush in the 1880’s.  The final stretch into Knysna will lead riders over the red bridge and along the N2 to just after the first set of lights where riders will turn left and cross the Salt River following the road to ‘The Farm’ at the foot of the Simola Pass.

‘The farm’ is a perfect place to enjoy a well-deserved Wood Fired pizza and any other delicious meal on the menu. Invite all your fans to watch you, cross the line and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. A Pump track is available for kids to keep themselves busy while you enjoy the chilled atmosphere of this finish venue. 

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Open Men 76km (18-54 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
76 km 07:00 R 360.00
Open Women 76km (18-54 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
76 km 07:00 R 360.00
Bullet Men 76km (55-100 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
76 km 07:00 R 360.00
Bullet Women 76km (55-100 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
76 km 07:00 R 360.00
E-bike (78km)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
76 km 07:00 R 360.00
Junior Boys 38km (16-18 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
38 km 09:30 R 240.00
Junior Girls 38km (16-18 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
38 km 09:30 R 240.00
Lighty Boy 38km (12-15 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
38 km 09:30 R 240.00
Lighty Girl 38km (12-15 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
38 km 09:30 R 240.00
Open Men 38km (19-100 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
38 km 09:30 R 240.00
Open Women 38km (19-100 years old)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
38 km 09:30 R 240.00
E-bike (38km)
This entry includes your choice of a lunch from our menu
38 km 09:30 R 240.00

Event location
The Farm Knysna, Knysna

Coordinates -34.017117485357, 23.028752942657
Address Old Cape Rd, Simola Hill, Knysna, 6571
City Knysna
Province Western Cape