Five MTB communities you want to know about in South Africa

If you love adventure and adrenaline-pumping action, then mountain biking might be the hobby/sport for you.

If riding off-road, over rough terrains, meeting new people and venturing into places you’ve never seen before excites you, here are five South African MTB communities you should think of joining:

Mountain biking is for the young at heart

Dial’d Bikes 
Dial’d Bikes is a one-stop shop where people can get their favourite biking equipment and gear. Whether you’re looking for a specific brand or advice, they’re here to dial in the brands and service you’ve been waiting for. They’re situated in Durbanville, Cape Town, and you can find them on Facebook and on Twitter

Mountain biker taking a leap

ROAG, shortened for Race Organisers Admin Group, administrates and streamlines small sporting events through an online data management system. Situated in Pietermaritzburg, they offer a substantial range of administrative & marketing services to event organisers who require assistance with various aspects of running a sporting event such as seeding & batching structures, online entries, late entries, manual entries, a call centre, facilitating timing and a variety of marketing services. The event organiser essentially outsources the administration of their event to ROAG, who has a well-established and specialised sports event admin system. They also provide their members with access to a portal/website that incorporates events-related news, info, results, seeding indexes, calendars, an entry system and an interactive profile along with many other services. ROAG registration is FREE and they currently have over 50 000 ROAG members. They’re also on Facebook and on Twitter.

Biker taking a break taking in the beautiful mountain view

PaarlMTB is a website that lists Paarl’s Mountain Biking communities. They give suggestions of routes, listed riders and their ranks, a free notice board, classifieds and local bike shops in Paarl. They also announce upcoming events on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Mountain biker posing for a picture on top of a mountain

Authentic Adventures
Authentic Adventures – MTB Tours offers bookings for mountain biking trips. They have guides who show you around the area you’re visiting by bike and allow you to explore terrain ranging from flat country roads to fast-flowing mountain-single tracks. Their MTB tours range from budget to exclusive, luxurious trips, long trips and short trips on a mountain bike. They also share industry related news and updates from their Facebook page.

Mountain biker on the road

Cycle Lab
Cycle Lab is an online retail store for MTB fanatics. They outsource the bicycles. Whether you’re a road rider or mountain biker, a beginner or a professional, they have got the right equipment for you. And if you’re not sure of what bike to buy or pick for your ride, they have experienced consultants to help you pick the right one for your body size. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter

If you plan on going on an adventure through South Africa, you might want to use a vehicle to get there. Car rental South Africa would be a great place to start looking for the best wheels to get you there.