Ride Groups: Green, Yellow & Red
Ratings: Technical: 5/10 (Green) & 8/10 (Rest) Hills: 5/10 (Green) & 7/10 (Rest)
Distance: 20/28 km (10 or 14km laps)
Starting From: Rietvlei Zoo Farm
Starting Time: 7h30 for 8h00
Ride Description: Jeep track and mostly single track much of which is windy forest single track. Big wow factor! There is a 10km lap for the green group so you can do 2 laps. More technical sections off the 10km loop for the faster groups giving about 14km per lap. Red could do 3 laps if they are feeling strong.
Note: Entrance costs R30.00 per rider – also for JMBC members! Non-members must pay the R30.00 at the entrance as well as the R30.00 JMBC visitor fee. There is a little restaurant next to The Cycle Hub so bring extra money for breakfast afterwards.
Directions: Ride the N3 through Gillooly’s interchange. Near Alberton, take the N12 westwards (to the right) . Then take the R59 Vereeniging southwards (to the left). Drive 5km and take the Swartkoppies off-ramp. Turn right across the highway and drive 3.4 km and turn right into Rietvlei Zoo Farm. Park near The Cycle Hub bike shop. No payment is required directly to the zoo farm (if they ask, tell them you are riding with JMBC).
GPS Coordinates: S26.312175, E28.079381
Contact: Mabel (083 460 6279 – after hours only)