DIS­TANCE: 10 TO 12KM

Bicycling WOW Rides - - Wow Rides -

The Tyger­berg Night Ride has been go­ing for many years now, and takes place at the club’s head­quar­ters at the Bloemendal Trail Park on Bloemendal Wine Es­tate. Tyger­berg’s one of the old­est clubs in the coun­try, and has roughly 130km of trails avail­able to its mem­bers. Thurs­days are spe­cial though, as that’s the only day

WHEN: THURS­DAYS, 7PM

START­ING POINT: BLOEMENDAL WINE ES­TATE, TYGER­BERG VAL­LEY RD, DUR­BANVILLE HILLS

mem­bers can ride at night; usu­ally a 12km ride through the lower and up­per trails of Bloemendal and Ma­jik For­est. It’s largely weather-de­pen­dent, but ev­ery­thing you need to know is clearly com­mu­ni­cated via the club’s of­fi­cial chan­nels.

What makes this ride so pop­u­lar among mem­bers is that the evening caters for the whole fam­ily; there’s al­ways good food on of­fer, en­ter­tain­ment for the kid­dies, live mu­sic – as well as the oc­ca­sional celebrity pro rider: Ari­ane Luthi, Jen­nie Sten­er­hag, Karl Platt, Si­mon Stieb­jan and Nino Schurter have all par­tic­i­pated in the club’s night rides be­fore.

And yes, you can race it or cruise it – or even run it, if you want to.

GEES FAC­TOR

“Noth­ing beats rid­ing in the dark, and rac­ing mates through awe­some, pur­pose-built trails for a well-earned boerie roll. The Tyger­berg MTB Club Night Ride is unique in that there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one – no mat­ter if you’re there to pin it, win it, or just en­joy a drink. The vibe is ex­cel­lent, and you never feel left out.”

– Aaron Bor­rill

GET IN­VOLVED

Sim­ply rock up at the start, and pur­chase a day per­mit… mem­bers get in free!

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