Darling Brew Extreme 2022
Sat 28 May 2022, 07:00 @ 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

06:30 - 18:00

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

Please note that the routes will provisionally be the same as DBX2021, however, due to the event taking place at the end of May, there may be some adjustment to the routes. Please note provisional routes can be viewed and downloaded here or viewed below.

🐢 Slow Beer MTB - 20km R 250 (Early Bird R230)
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.

🦎 Light Lager MTB + E-bike - 40 km R 300 (Early Bird R270)
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!

☠️ BoneCrusher MTB + E-bike - 60 km R 360 (Early Bird R320)
BoneCrusher MTB & E-BIKE follow the same classic 60km that makes sure to see Darling from every angle and give participants access to private farmlands, reserves, and mountains that are not always accessible to the public.  

🦏 Warlord MTB - 80km R 400 (Early Bird R350)
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.

There are Early-Bird Tickets available for the first 200 entries. NO REFUNDS WILL BE PERMITTED AFTER 16 MAY 2022 (END OF DAY).



Friday, 27 May 2022 (14:00 - 18:00)
Saturday, 28 May (06:30 - 07:30)

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.

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 organizers and your fellow riders at all times. Wear your mask in common areas, before departing, and upon arrival; maintain a safe social distance. Sanitise your hands often, and if you need to cough, do so into your elbow. Be lekker.

Once you cross the finish line, make your way over to receive your finisher's glass and a medal. You will also be given a token for a free Beer or Apple Bomb. Fill up & ride on so that other riders make their way across the line. This way we can adhere to COVID protocols.

🍔 Lunch reservations are mandatory for DBX Weekend as there is very limited availability! Make a booking via email, call or WhatsApp on 076 092 8313 or [email protected]. If you are unable to secure a booking, please support one of the many lovely restaurants in the Darling vicinity https://www.hellodarling.org.za/


🤒 All riders to complete Online Indemnity and Covid Screening form.
🚫 This is a self-sufficient ride. No helmet, no mask, no COVID screening, no hydration, or no event armband = NO ride.
😷 Masks have to be worn until riders have gone over the starting line, and again once riders return over the finish line.
⬅️ 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.
🚮 Please don't litter during the race, these are private farms that we work extremely hard to access on your behalf.
🤝 Be courteous to fellow riders and any farmers or farm workers you meet en route.
↔️ Please practice social distancing and wear masks while at the brewery.
🎟 Please note that no refunds are available once ticket entries have closed (end of day, 18th May 2022).
🌧 The weather is unpredictable in May in the Western Cape. Come prepared as though it will rain.
💧 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).


🔺 General route markers + directional arrows will be red on whiteboard.
↔️ Split points will have category names + colour arrows that match your MTB boards. Marshals will be on hand to direct you accordingly.
🌼 Please note that certain parts of the route will not been bush cut due to wildflower restrictions! 
🦌 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.
🚲 Certain routes feature a dismount with assistance to climb through a fence. There will be signage to warn riders beforehand.
🔋 E-bikes riders can bring their spare battery to registration. These will be labeled and taken to a designated spot where riders can switch over their batteries.

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.


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] 

Fueled by Darling Brew Light Lager.

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 350.00 Early Bird
Bone Crusher 60 km MTB 08:00 R 320.00 Early Bird
Bone Crusher (E-bike) 60 km E-BIKE 08:00 R 320.00 Early Bird
Light Lager 40 km MTB 08:15 R 270.00 Early Bird
Light Lager (E-bike) 40 km E-BIKE 08:15 R 270.00 Early Bird
Slow Beer 20 km MTB 08:30 R 230.00 Early Bird

Event location
Darling Brew Tasteroom, Darling

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