FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

The FNB Magalies Monster provides all the hallmarks of a truly South African mountain bike race, namely; stunning scenery, technical riding, a challenge tough enough to make you sweat, but not cry and the sense of accomplishing something unique – you are, after all, riding through an area that was formed 2 billion years ago when vast quantities of molten magma welled up from the earth’s inner core depressing the centre of an ancient seabed and thrusting the rock edges upwards. The event is affectionately named after the “Monster”, a gruelling 6km climb up the northern slope of the Magaliesberg which riders of the 70km route encounter. The Magalies Monster gives riders the chance to experience the real beauty of the Magaliesberg Mountains and the amazing rock formations of the area. Riders race through pristine vegetation and are awarded magnificent views of the Buffelspoort Valley in the heat of the race. A hugely popular event on the MTB calendar, conquering the Monster is seen as a real accomplishment in the world of Mountain Biking.

 

Event T-shirts: The first 1500 PAID entrants will each receive a technical event T-shirt. Be sure to ENTER NOW and ensure you receive your T

 

EVENT FAST FACTS

 Date:  3 June 2017
 Venue:  ATKV, Buffelspoort
 Distances:  15km, 35km and 70km (Distances are approximate)
 Start Times:
  70km:  08h00
  35km:  09h00
  15km:  09h30
 Pre-Entries Open:  ENTRIES OPEN : 15 January 2017

Entry Fees:

70km = R350

+/- 35km = R250

15km = R150

 Pre-Entries Close: 31 May 2017

(Rider T’s limited to 1st 1500 paid entrants)

“You were born to tame monsters & blaze trails. That’s why you ride & run. Enter now and make a family week-end of it”

ACCOMMODATION: Looking for accommodation for the weekend – find a all the local accommodation places right here

 

The Event
Experience the beautiful Magaliesberg like never before with the Magalies Monster MTB Classic. The awesome route has everything a quality MTB race should have…mountains, tough climbs, technical single-track, undulating jeep-track, adrenaline pumping down hills and pure countryside, all within one and half hours from JHB & PTA.

 

This will be the 15th rendition of the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic. The Classic has grown in numbers and reputation since its humble beginning of an “out ride” with 25 riders in 2002, to 240 participants competing in the first Magalies Monster in 2003.  That has now risen to nearly 2000 participants taking part.

 

The only route changes from 2016 is on 70km route Monster route. The 15km and 35km remains unchanged.

The highest point for the King/Queen of the Mountain trophy has been moved back to the top of Breedtsnek where the historic point of the King/Queen of the mountain always used to be.

From this point the riders will experience spectacular scenic views of the valley below and beyond Jo’burg on the horizon while enjoying a well deserved refreshment from the water point.

With moving the highest point for the King/Queen Mountain trophy to be on top of Breedtsnek the distance of the Monster climb has increased from 5.5km to 6km.

There may be some slight amendments still to this route (distances are approximate)

Route Designer: Harry Schubert,  Buffelsfontein, 25th March 2017

70km 2017 FNB Magalies Monster Route -

70km 2017 FNB Magalies Monster Route – 2017 Magalies Monster 70 km Route

70km Route Profile

70km Route Profile – 2017 Magalies Monster 70 km Profile

35km Route -

35km Route – 2017 Magalies Monster 35 km Route

35km 2017 FNB Magalies Monster Profile – 2017 Magalies Monster 35 km Profile


DIRECTIONS TO RACE VENUE

GPS coordinates: 25º45’46.2″ S / 27º29’26.8″ E Click here for more info on Buffelspoort ATKV

From Pretoria

Take either the R104, N4, R513 or R566(Through Rosslyn) in a western direction to reach either the N4 or the R104 (R514 over the dam wall) towards Rustenburg. On the N4 you will find the turnoff to Buffelspoort to the left opposite the turnoff to Marikana (about 7-10 km west of the first Mooinooi/Marikana off-ramp). The connecting road between the N4 and the R104 makes a T-junction with the R104 at a Caltex filling station. Turn right at the stop sign. The main entrance to the resort is on the left hand side of the R104 about 200m from the T-junction.

From the West through Rustenburg

Follow any roads towards Rustenburg. In Rustenburg, drive in a eastern direction towards Pretoria on the N4. You will pass through the town of Kroondal 10km east of Rustenburg. About 20km from Kroondal you will find the off-ramp to Buffelspoort and Marikana to the left. Turn right on top of the bridge toward Buffelspoort from the N4. The connecting road between the N4 and the R104 makes a T-junction with the R104 at the Caltex filling station. Turn right at the stop sign. The main entrance to the resort is on the left hand side of the R104 about 200m from the T-junction.

From the North through Brits

Drive though Brits in a southern direction towards Schoemansville/Meerhof. At the 4way crossing with the R513, turn right towards Rustenburg and the N4. Follow this road to the next4way crossing and turn left following the Rustenburg /N4 signs. You will turn off right onto the N4 about 500m from the 4way stop. On the N4 you will find the turnoff to Buffelspoort to the left opposite the turnoff to Marikana (about 7-10 km west of the first Mooinooi/Marikana off-ramp). The connecting road between the N4 and the R104 makes a T-junction with the R104 at a Caltex filling station. Turn right at the stop sign. The main entrance to the resort is on the left hand side of the R104 about 200m from the T-junction.

 

Looking for accommodation for the weekend – find a all the local accommodation places right here