Darling Brew Extreme 2022
Sat 28 May 2022, 05:30 @ Darling, Western Cape

Darling Brew


Darling Brew, Darling, West Coast, Western Cape, South Africa
Saturday, 28 May 2022

DBX is one of the most anticipated single-day MTB races in the Western Cape, featuring a variety of epic routes beginning and ending at Darling Brew. Each year, we offer Mountain Bike enthusiasts the opportunity to cycle beautiful and otherwise inaccessible routes around the West Coast hamlet of Darling at their own time and pace. 

DBX truly has something for everyone, from experienced MTB riders to novices and youngsters. Additionally, the event hosts and sponsors band together to bring riders and spectators alike a day to remember, with music, good eats, and treats available in family-friendly surroundings at the Darling Brew Tasteroom, as well as the opportunity to taste the wide range of Darling Brew craft beers and beverages.

Saturday, 28 May 2022

05:30 - 17:00

DB Tasteroom - Darling (48 Caledon Street, Darling, Western Cape, South Africa).

Here are the routes as it has been officially finalised for DBX202 which can be DOWNLOADED HERE as either KMZ, pdf or jpeg.

๐Ÿข Slow Beer MTB - 20km | R 250
Slow Beer is our DBX2021 beginner's and family-friendly 20km route. This short route will still take you onto the trails and get you sweating, but can still be fun for the whole family to enjoy > ridewithgps.com/routes/39543983

๐ŸฆŽ Light Lager MTB + E-bike - 40 km | R 300
Light Lager is our 40km route which requires a reasonable amount of fitness, recommended for our brave novices, trail enthusiasts, and those working towards the more challenging routes. Expect some beautiful views along this ride > ridewithgps.com/routes/39544009

โ˜ ๏ธ BoneCrusher MTB + E-bike - 60 km | R 360
BoneCrusher MTB & E-BIKE follow the same classic 60km that makes sure to see Darling from every angle and gives participants access to private farmlands, reserves, and mountains that are not always accessible to the public > ridewithgps.com/routes/39544027

๐Ÿฆ Warlord MTB - 80km | R 400
Warlord is the BIG oke. This route has some serious climbs, single tracks, and spectacular scenery. It will test and delight you in equal measures > ridewithgps.com/routes/39544045



Friday, 27 May 2022 (15:00 - 19:00)
Saturday, 28 May (05:30 - 07:30)

Please check your race BATCH DEPARTURE time – registration for your category ends 30 minutes before your departure time! 

Every rider will receive a race pack. Please note that if you are registering early (i.e., Friday 27th of May), rider packs can also be collected by a single person for groups of riders - with sufficient proof of permission.


All registered riders will receive an SMS from BoutTime on Friday morning 27 May with their batch and starting time. BoutTime Event Management & Time Keeping makes use of national trail seeding data, as well as facial-recognition data provided by Nissan Trailseeker to seed athletes who have competed before. First-time riders have been automatically allocated to the last batch in each distance. Please start in the batch you are allocated in to prevent disqualification. The start line will be monitored electronically.


f a rider feels that they were seeded incorrectly or need to change anything (distance or substitutions), requests may be sent to [email protected], together with relevant website result proof by means of a screenshot of the time-keeping company involved at the particular event referenced. Only the top three results will be deemed valid, and none older than 6 months. Riders wishing to change seedings on Friday can also meet the CSA commissaire on Saturday morning at registration to discuss. Please make a note with time-keepers if you are registering Friday.

07:30 A BATCH
80km Warlord 

07:35 B BATCH
80km Warlord
07:40 A BATCH
60km Bone Crusher (E-bike) 

07:45 A BATCH
60km Bone Crusher 

07:50 B BATCH
60km Bone Crusher 

07:55 C BATCH
60km Bone Crusher 
08:00 A BATCH
40km Light Lager (E-bike) 

08:05 A BATCH
40km Light Lager 

08:10 B BATCH
40km Light Lager 

08:15 C BATCH
40km Light Lager 

08:20 D BATCH
40km Light Lager 

08:25 E BATCH
40km Light Lager 

08:30 F BATCH
40km Light Lager
08:35 A BATCH
20km Slow Beer 

08:40 B BATCH
20km Slow Beer 

08:45 C BATCH
20km Slow Beer 

08:50 D BATCH
20km Slow Beer

DBX2022 is a CSA (Cycle South Africa) sanctioned mountain-biking event. If you are not a member of CSA and DO NOT have a membership licence, please purchase a day-license at R50 per person directly on the Entry Ninja platform when you purchase your entry.

Please be considerate to the event organisers and your fellow riders at all times. Stay vigilant on the tracks, and look out for any animals that might cross your way. Let’s leave these spaces as beautiful as we found them. Be lekker.

Once you cross the finish line, make your way over to receive your finisher's glass and a medal. Get your MTB board clipped after you finish, and hand it in to receive your free DB finisher's drink. Post-race treatments and bike washes will be available at the finish - info below. The DB Tasteroom in Darling will not be taking bookings for DBX Race Day and will seat tables on a first-come-first-serve basis. There will also be food stalls and a self-service bar outside for riders to enjoy some lunch and a beer after an intense race!


๐Ÿ“‹ All riders must complete an indemnity form ahead of the race either by downloading the form HERE or completing the online Entry Ninja form which will be updated on our event pages and distributed to riders as well.
โ›‘ Riders have to wear helmets.
๐Ÿ˜ท Masks aren’t mandatory but can be worn at riders’ own discretion.
โฌ…๏ธ Keep to the left of the route at all times and note that in some areas you may need to pass cyclists on the same road.
๐Ÿšฎ Please don't litter during the race, these are private farms that we work extremely hard to access on your behalf.
๐Ÿค Be courteous to fellow riders and any farmers or farm workers you meet en route.
๐ŸŽŸ Please note that no refunds are available on 22nd May 2022.
๐ŸŒง The weather is unpredictable in May in the Western Cape - come prepared as though it will rain.
๐Ÿ’ง There will be sufficient water points marked en route. However, it is also recommended that riders pack their own bottles, energy bars, etc. (especially for the 60 and 80km routes).


๐Ÿ”บ General route markers + directional arrows will be red on a whiteboard.
↔๏ธ Split points will have category names + colour arrows that match your MTB boards' colour stickers. Marshals will be on hand to point out route markings.
๐ŸŒผ Please note that certain parts of the route will not be bush cut due to wildflower restrictions!
๐ŸฆŒ Certain routes travel through private wildlife estates with some game (e.g. springbok, eland - no big cats!), so please stay alert and aware. The farms and estates will not be held liable in case of any collisions or injuries.
๐Ÿšฒ Certain routes feature a dismount - there will be signage to warn riders beforehand.
๐Ÿ”‹ Due to E-bike regulations stipulated by CSA no spare batteries are allowed


โ˜Ž๏ธ 082 442 4988 (George Strobel) โ˜Ž๏ธ

PLEASE NOTE: If there is rain ahead of the race, we will not be able to fix routes beyond Wednesday 25/05. If your route has water damage, please cycle carefully, and dismount and push if you feel unsafe at any stage.


๐Ÿ’†‍โ™‚๏ธ Riders can pre-book sport massages, strapping/taping, EMS machine treatments, ice machine treatments and foam rolling at the finish. Cash or card payments on the day.
๐Ÿงผ There will be a bike wash at an additional R30 per bike after the race. Cash or card payments on the day.


Time to dust off the bike but remember to stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you at DBX2022!

To stay up to date with this year's event, join our Facebook Group and follow our accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Keep us posted on your journey to race day using the hashtag #DBX2022 on social media. For further details or assistance, please contact [email protected] 

Darling Brew Extreme 2022 is fueled by Sungazer Light Lager and brought to you by Darling Brew Adventures and Wesgro.

More information: www.darlingbrew.co.za/pages/dbx

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
War Lord 80 km MTB 07:45 R 400.00
Bone Crusher 60 km MTB 08:00 R 360.00
Bone Crusher (E-bike) 60 km E-BIKE 08:00 R 360.00
Light Lager 40 km MTB 08:15 R 300.00
Light Lager (E-bike) 40 km E-BIKE 08:15 R 300.00
Slow Beer 20 km MTB 08:30 R 250.00

Event location
Darling Brew Tasteroom, Darling

Coordinates -33.3723602, 18.3903427
Address 48 Caledon Street, Darling, 7345 South Africa
City Darling
Province Western Cape