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Upgrading SA’s ride, one Bike Park at a time

Upgrading SA’s ride, one Bike Park at a time

09 December 2015 - Although it only came into being at the beginning of 2015, DirtLab has a wealth of experience and skills to create bike parks out of nothing. With success stories like the complete redesign of...
Family trail time

Family trail time

26 November 2015 - Imagine this? A mountain bike trail situated within Johannesburg within minutes of suburbs like Edenvale, Bedfordview and Houghton. This has become a reality at Huddle Park. The first mountain...
Going on a trail safari

Going on a trail safari

14 August 2015 - Heia Safaris bike park, or Hero Adventure Park at Heia Safaris as it is officially known, sort of sprang up without much fanfare but has slowly become one of the more popular bike parks in Gauteng....
Filing a “ride” plan

Filing a “ride” plan

31 July 2015 - Claimed to be the only mountain bike trail on an active air force base anywhere in the world, Swartkops Air Force Base just outside Pretoria has got 15-odd kilometres of trail. Although it isn&rsqu...
A Weekend at Lindani

A Weekend at Lindani

17 June 2015 - The Johannesburg Mountain Bike Club (JMBC) recently organized a fun-filled trip to Lindani to ride the trails there. Modern Cyclist asked the club’s Sonja Uys to tell us about it. It is ...
Playing in the Modder

Playing in the Modder

25 May 2015 - Called Central Park Trails Modderfontein, these popular trails are found on 275-hectares of nature reserve. Modern Cyclist has often visited Modders, as this bike park is popularly known, over the ...
Playing in the Modder

Playing in the Modder

06 May 2015 - Called Central Park Trails Modderfontein, these popular trails are found on 275-hectares of nature reserve. Modern Cyclist has often visited Modders, as this bike park is popularly known, over the ...
Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!

14 April 2015 - Bridges, berms, switchbacks and drop offs! With obstacles like these coming thick and fast, it’s no wonder why most riders clench more than their fingers while riding Paul Cluver Estate&rsquo...
Green cliffs of panting

Green cliffs of panting

31 March 2015 - Regularly rated as one of the best trails accessible for Gauteng mountain bikers, Groenkloof Nature Reserve has a little bit for everyone. We made the trek to Pretoria to make sure it hasn’t ...
Thaba up the hill

Thaba up the hill

22 January 2015 - Widely recognised as one of the best mountain bike trails in the Gauteng area, Thaba Trails is described by Wendell Bole as being “like a Picasso, it’ll never be finished”. But with permanent cr...
Sharpen Up Your Skills

Sharpen Up Your Skills

12 November 2014 - Do you battle with drop offs? Or perhaps you can’t quite do camel humps as effortlessly as other riders? Then you need to go to PWC Bike Park where you can practice that particular obstacle o...
Hot and Humid Hills

Hot and Humid Hills

01 October 2014 - The Lowveld heat can really get to you. Unlike most Johannesburg-based cyclists, I am really qualified to say this because I lived in the Lowveld for 15 years. And mountain biking can rea...