South Africa's Ultimate 3 Day
Boutique Single Track Stage Race
in Luxury Accommodation

Mercedes-Benz Mpekweni MTB Classic

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Single Track Riding at it's Best

Consistently reviewed as the "best single track" mountain biking experience by just about every rider that has participated, the Mercedes-Benz Mpekweni MTB Classic is certainly cementing it's humble presence as one of South Africa's yearly showcase mountain biking events. With the 4th edition of our annual race being hosted in April 2018, this will be the first year that we host the event as a 3 day stage race.

3 Day Stage Race

This three day 180km race, 80% of which will be single track, will take riders through magnificent trails meandering through old derelict farmlands, showcasing the best mountain biking that South Africa has to offer.

2017 Event Commentary
by Owen Hannie

- Presenter of Supersport Super Cycling
- MetroFM #SportPresenter 'The Drive' (3-6PM)

Give the video a watch to get a synopsis of the event from arrival in the Eastern Cape to race completion.

*Please note that the 2017 and prior events were 2 days, 2018 we will be hosting our first 3-day stage race.

Eastern Cape's Lap of Luxury Mpekweni Resort

The ultimate reward at the end of each day, will be the return to the lap of the luxurious Mpekweni Beach Resort to rest the weary legs. Here you will be able to relax and indulge in the five course buffet meals on offer before you settle into the comfort of your luxurious hotel room for maximum rest before each stage.

Bring the Family

With spa facilities for the wife, childs day care for the toddlers and a spectrum of activities and attractions to keep anyone's bordedom at bay, your family won't stop thanking you for bringing them along to experience this hidden gem of a holiday destination.
"The best of all worlds...the ultimate family relaxing weekend. Friendly, welcoming staff, fantastic food, beach meets river, great facilities and an all-round wonderful place which we all love so much that we come back over and again."
- Gary Hemmings

April 27, 28, 29 - 2018 - Unleash the Adventure

We've tailored our experience hotel & race packages to cater for the individual, teams, your family or the "Dayblazers" looking just to race the event and not take us up on our luxurious accommodation on offer. Our secure online payment platform will process your entry, ensuring your spot in our limited placements for 2018!

Entries close 22 April 2018

Family 28 tickets left


R 10350 \per rider

Bring the family

  • Race Entry
  • 3 Night Hotel Stay
    incl Spouse & 2 Children
  • All Meals included
    for you and Spouse
  • Meals for children
    charged seperately
  • Bike Wash
  • Bike Storage
  • Race Jacket
  • Optional Airport Transfer R630/pp

Children Cost Calculator Enter 2018
Team 183 tickets left


R 6650 \per rider

Own room

  • Race Entry
  • 3 Night Hotel Stay
    (Own room)
  • All Meals
  • Bike Wash
  • Bike Storage
  • Race Jacket
  • Optional Airport Transfer R630/pp

Enter 2018
Dayblazer 96 tickets left

Day Blazer

R 3100 \per rider

No accommodation

  • Race Entry
  • Lunches
  • Bike Wash
  • Bike Storage
  • Race Jacket
  • No Accommodation

Enter 2018

Don't just take our word for it

In Partnership with Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa has a solid reputation for contributing toward nation building, stretching as far back as the establishment of its production facility in the country, 60 years ago. Communities close to Mpekweni are key role-players in preserving the trails that pass through the old Ciskei farms. The Mpekweni MTB Classic in partnership with Mercedes-Benz supports the communities of Benton & Tharfield ensuring benefits provided to the communities from the existence of these trails.

Meet our sponsors

"Akukho ntaka inokubaba ngephiko elinye" is a Xhosa proverb that translates to "No bird can fly with one wing only". We'd like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to some of the sponsors that support us in hosting such a magnificent event each year. Thank you Biogen, Out the green box, NVest, Refreshhh, Mpekweni Resort and Mercedes-Benz.
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Event Organisers - Multisport Events

It all began in 2014 when Jason Sharrock & Craig Hensberg decided to host a 2-day stage race in the heart of Sunshine Coast. Colin Whitehead and his team, at the Mpekweni Beach Resort were a great help. Multisport Events, back then known as Eventworx, was able to host its first successful race, attracting 120 riders from across the country! The encouraging response of this first event lead to an even more successful sequel and is continuing to grow.

Get in Touch with Jason Sharrock - Founder of Multisport Events & Mpekweni MTB Classic

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