About MTB Challenge


The MTB Challenge is an official event of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Lifecycle Week and part of the build-up to the annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour.

The event celebrates its 13th anniversary this year, and after 11 years at Boschendal Wine Estate, will move to Le Bonheur Estate on the R44 outside Stellenbosch in 2014.

From its humble beginnings with 700 entrants, the MTB Challenge has since grown from strength to strength, and is now considered to be one of the biggest mountain bike events of its kind in South Africa.

The MTB Challenge expanded to a two-day event in 2010 and this format continues to be a success. A third distance was added to the Sunday event in 2011.

Something for everyone

Whether your are looking for a short farm meander with the family or a challenge that will take you to your limits and beyond,  the routes offer something for everyone and all riders – from novice to podium contenders – will find the perfect route to suit  their unique skill and fitness levels.

Special Commemorative Medal

Riders who complete the 55km Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum MTB Challenge AND the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour
will receive a special medal in the mail!