The Johannesburg Mountain Bicycle Club, or JMBC, was conceived in 1989 and continues to celebrate the fun art of riding a bike in the dirt.
The club organizes social rides on most weekends of the year, catering for the majority of its over 150 members by providing rides that are grouped for a range of fitness and skill levels.
Please click on the Ride Calendar to view details of upcoming rides. You do not have to be a member to ride with the JMBC, visitors are always welcome at R30 per ride.
Before you join a club ride for the first time you need basic skills such as:
- Know the gears of your bike and how and when to change them,
- Know where the brakes are
- Be able to ride 17kms off road in 2 hours – that means on single tracks, through sand, mud and water, over small obstacles such as logs and rocks.
- Know how to fix a puncture,
- Read the ride rules
- Read 'what you need before your first ride
Please have the courtesy to arrive at the ride no less than 30 minutes before the start time so that you can get ready, sign indemnity and be sorted into the correct ride group in good time.
When bringing a friend along to a ride for the first time...do not insist that they ride in the same group as you. They generally are not equipped with the technical skills and experience required for the level at which you ride and this will only lead to frustration for the other cyclists and make managing the group tricky. Rather ride in a lower group with your friend for the first time.
Visit our Social and Media Channels
Check out our Vimeo Channel for videos of our rides. Why not join us on one of them? You don't have to be a member to join us! We also organise weekends away at least once a year - a great opportunity to ride new tracks, socialise and have fun!