The 17th edition of the Trans Baviaans 24-hour mountain bike Race and Repeat will take place on Saturday the 15th and Saturday the 22th of August 2020 respectively. The event entries will once again be capped at 1 250 riders per event and riders will be able to take part in teams of 2, 3 or 4. Entries to the iconic events will open on the 2nd, for the Race, and the 3th, for the Repeat, of December 2019.

For riders intent on setting the fastest possible times on the 230km long route the best bet is to enter the Trans Baviaans Race, on the 15th of August 2020. Photo by Jacques Marais.

For riders looking to experience the Baviaanskloof at its magnificent best, at a more relaxed pace, the Trans Baviaans Repeat, on the 22nd of August 2020, is the event to enter. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Entrants are encouraged to book accommodation in Willowmore as soon as possible as the village can only accommodate a limited number of visitors and the closest locations to the start line, at the church hall, fill up fast. For more information please visit

Fast Facts

Event: 2020 Trans Baviaans Race
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020
Entries Open: Monday, 2 December 2019
Event: 2020 Trans Baviaans Repeat
Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Entries Open: Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Type: Single stage MTB race
Distance: 230km
Elevation: 2 540m
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Twitter: @EcoBoundMTB
Instagram: @transbaviaans

The Langwater water crossing varies in depth every year and it is only really possible to predict just how wet riders will get the week before the first event. Photo by Jacques Marais.