Bike Festival Paarl: > 80km - 62km - 5km Kids
Sat 4 Mar 2023 @ Drakenstein Municipality, Western Cape

Paarl Trails (pty)

Bike Festival Paarl incorporating South African Mountain Bike Championships 

Date 3 – 5 March 2023

Location : Paarl , Western Cape , South Africa 

The inaugural Bike Festival Paarl takes place in Paarl South African from 3 – 5 March 2023 . The Winelands in the Western Cape is known for some of the best mountain bike trails in the world . Combine this with amazing off the bike attractions and activities , the Region is the perfect location for a weekend filled with racing and everything adventure .

The prestigious Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in northern Paarl will host the 1st Bike Fest Paarl in March . Rhebokskloof is the perfect location with lush shaded lawns , great food and wine and loads of space for parking and off the bike activities .

The Weekend will be packed with loads of different races to cater for everyone from kiddies to the professionals , and include marathon , Half Marathon XCM , Enduro and short track to mention a few.

A Expo where you are able to view some of the latest bikes and equipment on the market as well as various other lifestyle stands . A Test track where visitors can test a wide range of bikes and equipment on site .

There will be loads of food , wine and entertainment over the weekend. Entry to the festival is free, so bring the entire family and come enjoy a weekend filled with fun and adventure.

Mountain Bike Events 

Bike Fest Paarl will not only host a load of different MTB events over the weekend where everyone from kiddies to E-Bikers , Enduro junkies and Cross Country Marathon competitors can take part . We are also hosting the 2023 South African National XCM Championships over the weekend !!. Come and See or even race with the very best mountain bikers in the country as well as a number of international cyclists as they fight for the title of S.A Champ .

For more info or to enter visit :

Weekend Schedule 

Please note times are subject to change 

Friday 3 March 2023
• 10:00: Bike Fest – Paarl opens
• 12:00 – 19:00: Registration & Number Collection for various races opens
• 10:00 – 19:00: Bike Fest Expo
• 16:00 – 18:00: Schools & Junior Short Track Race. Individual

Saturday 4 March 2023

• 06:00: Late number collection
80km Ultra Marathon
o Elite Men 19+
 o Elite Women 19+
 o Sub Vet Men 30-29
 o Veteran Men 40-49
 o Open 18+
 62km Marathon
o Junior Men 17-18
 o Master Men 50-59
 o Sub Vet Women 30-39
 o Veteran Women 40-49
 o Junior Women 17-18
 o Open 17+
 o E-Bikes 19+
 • 14:00 – 18:00 Enduro ( Lite and Full )
• 08:00 – 20:00: Bike Fest Expo
• 08:00 – 20:00: Bike Fest Test track
•  Kiddies Push Bike Race
•  Kids 5km Race

Sunday 5 March 2023

• 07:00: Late Number collection
43km Half-Marathon
o Youth Men 15-16
 o Youth Women 15-16
 o  Master Women 50-59
 o Gr Master Men 60+
 o Gr Master Women 60+
 o Open 15+
 o  E-Bikes 19+
  26km Quarter-Marathon
o 09:00: Sub Junior Boys 13-14
 o 09:03: Sub Junior Girls 13-14
 o 09:10 Open 11+
 • 08:00 – 17:00: Bike Festival
• 08:00 – 17:00: Bike Test Track
•  Kiddies Push Bike Race
• Kids 5km race
• 17:00: Bike Fest – Paarl closes

Provisional Race Routes : 

NB: These are provisional Routes and subject to change at anytime :

  • Short Track route : Friday afternoon short track route )

This route will be made public at a later stage

  • 80km route : ( this is the Marathon XCM route on Saturday)

  • 62km route : ( this is half marathon route and we ll as long E-Bike Route , both on the Saturday)

  • Enduro LITE :

Not Posting the route as a part of the route is on a PVT Trails that can only be accessed on the day of the event , so will only post this route for entrants on the event 

  • Enduro Full :

  • 43km route : this is the route for age cats as well as the Shorter E-Bike race on the Sunday

  • 26km route :

Not posting this route as a part of the route is on a PVT Trails that can only be accessed on the day of the event , so will only post this route for entrants on the event

For more info please email :

Events : [email protected]

Expo : [email protected]

Bike Festival Paarl: > 80km - 62km - 5km Kids

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance 0 person team (pp) Price (pp)
80km Ultra Marathon
S.A Champs Categories as well as open / public Categories
80 km 85km Ultra marathon R 450.00 -
62km Marathon
S.A Champs Categories as well as open/ public Categories
62 km 62 km marathon R 420.00 -
62km E-Bike Marathon
62km E-Bike Marathon mtb ( not a S.A champs Class)
62 km 62km e-bike not a s.a champs class just open R 420.00
5km MTB Sat
a 5km for the kids and those that want to chill
5 km 5km for the kids and those that want to chill R 120.00

Event location
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Drakenstein Municipality

Coordinates -33.6846626, 18.9327034
Address Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
City Drakenstein Municipality
Province Western Cape

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