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333 posted by Louis Ferreira

RIDE# 4043

2018-04-07
Easy ride up South to Waboomkop, Rhebokskloof and back via Paarl North. Permits payable at Hero Trail Centre. The single track should be riding sweet after some drizzle today.
± 03h00
± 40 km

RIDE# 4037

2018-03-30
Boschendal, Helshoogte, Botmaskop, Skyfall, Banghoek River in the backwoods, Niknaks and any of the new trails built on the Western slopes of Hottentots-Holland Mountain. Single track overdose. We'll cut over via Pniel for some Infernos, Sugar Bowl and Porcupine (aka Neil Diamond) Trail. Pace will be conversational, not bleeding from your eyeballs. Get your R50 permit here with a Zapper payment, or bring cash. Lots of bail out options if you're pressed for time. Ales after at the deli.
± 04h00 (probably +)
± 50 km

RIDE# 4031

2018-03-24
Spicey Rhebokskloof Mountain ride with a private tour of CBC Brewery post ride. Must see where and how 'real' recovery drinks are made. JPD S, Tower, RBK (all or just the best of her), Google Ridge to Waboomkop, down South, South West to find the trails to Spice Route. R25 for brewery tour. Lunch and a few recovery drinks at the brewery for sure. Welcome to join for all or part of this ride. (Ride may be adjusted en route, we go with flow)p.s. trail fees must be paid for those who do not have year permits for Rhebokskloof or Spice Route trails 
± 03h45
± 45 km

RIDE# 4021

2018-02-23
Bikin and Eggs Friday breakfast ride. Easy up and over from the Norf. Own pace to the T junction where we regroup, socialize and then head down Souf again. All fitness levels and ‘oumanne [en vroue]’ welcome. Please, no chops.
± 01h15
± 20 km

RIDE# 3978

2017-10-28
Singletrack Saturday at Boschendal. We start at the Deli, R50 for a permit. Helshoogte, Botmaskop singletrack and climb, Skyfall at Bartinney, then we head into the back of Banhoek and ride the new singletrack cut after Niknaks section. We then head to Boschendal Inferno (2 and 3), Sugar Bowl and Porcupine sections via a back route from Pniel. Bring chow, we can refill bottles from the stream in Banhoek corner. We'll refill ourselves with Naked Mexicans at Boschendal Deli after the ride... p.s. your lawn is already gone so rather come ride.
± 04h00
± 50 km

RIDE# 3972

2017-10-07
[Start point change: Hazendal Wine Estate] We ride in the vineyards and then drink beer after :?Red and Blue routes at Bottelary Conservancy, superb singletrack and epic views. Not pushed for time so this will be a rustige paced ride (but not on the downhill sections). We'll regroup at the bottom of the trail each time. Beers at Stellenbosch Brewing Company after the ride.Directions to start: https://goo.gl/maps/6YiNSaFSknS2Day Permit is R50 
± 04h00
± 40 km

RIDE# 3971

2017-09-30
Bottelary single tracks, red loop, wicked fun. Can lift you from Paarl if keen, let me know.
± 03h
± 40 km

RIDE# 3969

2017-09-26
Meet at the Deli, 18h30 for 19h00 departure. Burger and Beer after. Permits at the Deli or online from banhoekconservancy.orgBoschendal Night Rides, run by BMT, lit by Extreme Lights.🌙 Let's get together for an adventurous social evening on the bikes, followed by a 'lekker' Burger & Beer at the Boschendal Farmshop & Deli. 🚵‍♂️ What: Social group night rides where BMT will lead groups of riders safely according to their experience level. You can also try the latest cycle lights from Extreme Lights. Book your light in advance if you don't have one. 😎 Who: Beginner or experienced - all welcome. ⏰ When: Every last Tuesday of the month. Arrive at 18:30, cycle at 19:00. 📍 Where: Boschendal Wine Farm on Pniel Road. Park and meet at Boschendal Farmshop & Deli. 🍺 The Farmshop & Deli: Burger & beer on tap @ R105 🔦 What do I need: Permit, helmets & lights compulsory. MTB gear as usual. - You'll be needing a permit to ride the Boschendal MTB Trails. Get these for R50 per day, or R500 per year at the Boschendal Farmshop & Deli. Arrive 30 mins early if you don't have yours yet and remember your ID. (Driving from Paarl, can offer lift to Boschendal) 
± 02h00
± 30 km

RIDE# 3963

2017-09-30
Paarl MTB has 100 seriously discounted team entries available for the upcoming FNB Varsity MTB Challenge, which takes place at Nederburg on 30 September – 1 October.Our members can enter 100 teams, consisting of 2 persons each at R1800 per team (R900 per person for two days of riding and meals). It includes the pre event dinner at Nederburg as well as breakfast and lunch on both days. So for R450 per day you get to ride and have a brekkie and lunch. It’s a good deal and the weekend presents a nice training opportunity for all members who are taking aim at Wines2Whales, which takes place a month afterwards.Pieter van Wyk is in charge of trails, so we’re in for a treat, and the event presents two days of cloverleaf riding, starting and finishing at Nederburg every day.All the event info is on www.varsitymtbchallenge.co.zaIf you would like to take up the offer, click here to secure your entry - https://www.asgevents.co.za/pages/events/register/?id=347
two day stage event
± 108 km

RIDE# 3951

2017-10-13
Eselfontein Festival 3 Day MTB Stage Race13-15 October 2017Friday 13 October Day 1 - 40km @ 18:00Saturday 14 October Day 2 - 55km @ 7:30Sunday 15 October Day 3 - 45km @ 7:30ONLY 400 entriesTeam of 2 - R1500/teamSolo - R1000/personFREE Camping grounds for all entrants.Live music, Gin Bar and Wine tasting, Saturday Afternoon from 15:00Food, beverage and coffee vendors throughout the whole weekendJumping castles and swimming poolBike shops and bike wash availableSecure bike park availableIf your team can win the Eselfontein 3Day Stage race and set a new track record, you will win 30 000,007 HOURS 20 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS IS THE TIME TO BEAT !!!
3 day stage event
± 45 km p/d

RIDE# 3929

2017-05-13
R45 to Paniel (how the heck you pronounce this anyway), Helshoogte, Banhoek trail up, Skyfall @ Bartinney, over Helshoogte, down new STF single tracks into Stellies for some Java, R44 back on side tracks (very little tar), Marianne, Neil Joubert, Sante and Primi for some much deserved, malted beverages. R50 permit fee, pay at Boschendal gate or get a permit online with Zapper here: http://banhoekconservancy.org/banhoek-conservancy-permits-membership, join the ride if you contemplating, ride changes may happen.
± 04h00
± 60 km

RIDE# 3928

2017-05-09
R45 to Paniel (how the heck you pronounce this anyway), Helshoogte, Banhoek trail up, Skyfall @ Bartinney, over Helshoogte, down new STF single tracks into Stellies for some Java, R44 back on side tracks (very little tar), Marianne, Neil Joubert, Sante and Primi for some much deserved, malted beverages. R50 permit fee, pay at Boschendal gate or get a permit online with Zapper here: http://banhoekconservancy.org/banhoek-conservancy-permits-membership, join the ride if you contemplating, ride changes may happen.
± 4
± 60 km

RIDE# 3914

2017-04-27
Agter-Paarl Routes, Sante, Eenzaamheid, RBK, a leg spinner, gravel grinder type ride
± 03h00
± 60 km

RIDE# 3893

2017-04-01
Singletrack Saturday in the back yard. Rhebokskloof should be riding sweet after some H2O sprinkling later accoring to YR (http://paarlmtb.com/yr-2.php). Much fun required on two wheels we say.
± 04h00 ish
± 40 km

RIDE# 3881

2017-03-18
Singletrack Saturday! Pace easier than rustig, sessions to be done!
± 03h00
± 40 km

RIDE# 3872

2017-03-11
Red route in Bottelary Hills Conservancy, R50 permit fee, which is small change for some awesome riding! Driving from Paarl and have space for 3 bikes. For more info - http://bottelaryconservancy.co.za/mtb/
± 03h00
± 35 km

RIDE# 3853

2017-02-18
JPS to Tower and down Rheboks trails, we'll then head to the memorial ride for Delene which starts at 09h00 at Boland College in Paarl. Permit day fee is R50 for Rheboks.
± 02h15
± 35 km

RIDE# 3849

2017-02-18
DELENE BOONZAAIER / PPA – STAY WIDER FOR A RIDER MEMORIAL RIDE   Please join us Saturday, 18 February 2017, for the memorial ride in honour of Delene Boonzaaier. Delene was killed doing what she absolutely loved…cycling!!!She was a sole mate, daughter, sister, family member, friend and colleague loved by all.This ride will be to show our support to save cycling and to alert the general public, motorist and fellow cyclist again about your responsibility on the roads.“It has been a terrible start to 2017 for cycling, with three cyclists that we know of, killed in January: Delene Boonzaaier; Andrew Bradford and Gregory Basson.Our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and we also wish the cyclists injured in these crashes, a speedy and full recovery.All three cyclists were hit from behind, with two of the drivers fleeing the scene.”- Robert Vogel CEO, Pedal Power
n/a
± 11 km

RIDE# 3829

2017-01-29
JOIN US FOR THE 2017 LIBERTY WINELANDS ENCOUNTER INTRODUCTORY RIDE Come and ride the Banhoek Conservancy trails for free as a guest of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter and the Banhoek Conservancy. The route includes, special access permission over two farms, the switchback climbs up Botmaskop, Skyfall down, wine tasting at Bartinney and back along Helshoogte Pass. The route climbs 850m and is 22km long (1st half is mostly single switchbacks up and down and 2nd half is back on Helshoogte tar road). Start and finish venue: Ride Inn (outside Stellenbosch on your way to Jonkershoek)Who can come? Everyone welcome, but limited to 100 riders. NB: Join this ride or RSVP to Ilse@asgworld.co.za  – ONLY 100 riders allowed. Spots confirmed by return email from Ilse. For more info on the Liberty Winelands Encounter go to www.capewinelands.capetown
± 04h00
± 22 km

RIDE# 3828

2017-01-21
Singletrack Saturday at Rhebokskloof, up from the South. Relaxed pace, for the up bits. Not so relaxed for the down bits, but we'll wait for you at the intersections if you're cautious. Some really nice new additions on the trail with dedicated route maintenace by Hero Adventures. Back via JPN or Main rd, depends. #BeerForBreakfast. I have a year permit, send an sms with your email to 0833842976 if you want a year permit, otherwise get your permit from ASG at Labori Centre or Rhebokskloof today. Wishing all the 2017 Paarl Atta riders good legs and good times!
± 03h00
± 40 km

RIDE# 3803

2016-12-03
BBB ride. (Banhoek, Bartinney, Boschendal), all the best bits or as much as we can fit in. Grab your permit online here with a zapper payment. Overdose on singletrack ride this one ...
± 04h00
± 50 km

RIDE# 3801

2016-12-02
Paarl Mountain ride with single track, showing a visiting Vaalie how the local mountain goats ride. Finishing at Primi with some ales. Ride may start later or earlier so be sure to join if you're contemplating a good start to the weekend.
± 02h30
± 40 km

RIDE# 3779

2016-11-12
Banhoek and Boschendal with some bushwacking / portage. Early start should be good enough to miss the wind. Buy your permit for R50 online here. There are some beaut tracks on Boschendal, freshly cut! Inferno 3 and 4 will keep you up at night, what singletrack dreams are made of. Keeping things flexible, hence time variation. We ride as we feel tomorrow.
± 02h30 - 04h30
± 30 - 50 km

RIDE# 3774

2016-11-14
Did you know that on November 14, the moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948? Basically this means the moon will be at its brightest and biggest in nearly 70 years. According to Nasa, a Supermoon occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, causing the moon to appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the average full moon. So, lets ride in Paarl Mountain to view this spectacle! Weather permitting ofcourse. Moonrise is timed for 19h25. Ride up Paarl Mountain, Tower and outside loop to Waboom Kop. For those less fit, just ride the up and over or park and ride from the Picnic site. All are welcome, bring your nippers along too (if you have any able to pedal as yet). 
± 02h30
± 30 km

RIDE# 3766

2016-11-02
ETD, 4pm ishGolf/Tennis/Lawn Bowls/Juksei alternative ride. Calling all proffessional, non-competitive mountain bikers. Red trail on Bottelary MTB Conservancy route, features vineyards, farmland, conservation areas and trails comprised of farm roads, jeeptracks and numerous singletracks. Post ride malted something is compulsory. Permit costs R50. Best 50 bucks you'll spend tomorrow if you join ;]
± 03h00
± 35 km

RIDE# 3764

2016-11-01
Mountain goats, I saw them. JPS, Tower, Waboomkop, down middle and Vernooy singles
± 01h40ish
± 30 km

RIDE# 3760

2016-10-29
The whole point of riding is the ride... We start Sparrows, 05h30 sharp...from Rhodes gate entrance opposite Boschendal, through Pniel over Helshoogte into Banhoek. Here are some gem trails with mind boggling views and single track. We ride Bartinney's Skyfall track and then head to Boschendal for one or two of their tracks before breakfast at the Deli. Not for the faint hearted, this is some serious mountain biking. Pace will be easy going. You can buy a permit online using zapper: http://banhoekconservancy.org/banhoek-conservancy-permits-membership?id=7, no permit no ride. At least download zapper on your phone and bring your credit card along, will educate you if needs be ; ]
± 04h00
50 odd, more or less

RIDE# 3752

2016-11-19
We've done a deal with ASG for PaarlMTB riders to get an exclusive discount of 20% on an entry for next month’s Sanlam MTB Invitational, which takes place on the Paarl Mountain from Rhebokskloof on 19 and 20 November. Sounds like they're doing some really special stuff route wise on the mountain and that the race pack and vibe at Rheboks is going to be top notch. To secure the 20% discount go to the event site to enter – www.sanlammtbinvitational.co.za – and at checkout during the on-line entry process there will be a spot where you can enter a voucher code. Get your Voucher code when you login at PaarlMTB.com. Enter the voucher code and the discount will pull through on the entry. It’s a R1 000 discount – really nice. If you consider that a pair of Rudy Project glasses (R3 000 retail) forms part of the entry (along with some other lekker stuff) and you get breakfast and lunch daily on the Saturday and Sunday, it’s a good deal. Entries close on Thursday, 27 October or as soon as they reach 150 teams. 120 teams have entered thus far.
± enough
± 100 km

RIDE# 3738

2016-10-08
Ride to Helshoogte crest and then cut in at the Banhoek trail entry point for some epic single track. Banhoek and Bartinney's Skyfall, a salivator for any MTBer. Beers @ Bar di Bar after. If you are pressed to mow your lawn, wash your car or your rabbits, post your own ride please. We ride as we feel, Ridemasters Pace.NB Buy your day permit with Zapper, online here: http://banhoekconservancy.org/banhoek-conservancy-permits-membership?id=7
± 03h47 ?
± 50 km ?

RIDE# 3725

2016-09-24
JPS to tower back via RBK and Main Rd. Rogue Ponies await...and it's SingleTrack Saturday
± 02h45
± 36 km

RIDE# 3715

2016-09-17
JPS to FM Tower and the Rheboks single tracks, back via Main rd or JPN...depends on how thirsty we are. Join the ride as there may be ride changes (if by some miracle the Kiwis are defeated).
± 03h00
± 40 km

RIDE# 3667

2016-07-30
More of the same as last week, some mountaineering and then sick singletrack down as fast as possible! JPS to middle loop, Tower, RBK, JPN and then some tea, fruit juice and chocolate milkshakes at Bar di Bar.
± 03h30
± 40 km

RIDE# 3662

2016-07-24
Winter hibernation be done already. Rhebokskloof via JPS, Tower and Main Rd back, see if we can find that Badger...
± 03h30
± 40 km

RIDE# 3626

2016-06-04
Long overdue excursion to Grabouw where we will take on the A2Z trail built by Johan Kriegler and his crew from MTB Adventures. Permits are bought at Grabouw Country Club which will be the start and finish for the ride. Just exactly what we can expect, I'm not too sure but Johan says "daar is oorgenoeg singletrack...". Thats enough for me. We depart from Paarl at 7:30AM sharp. I have space for 3 riders.What we do know: The 36km trail is rated as blue/more difficult/intermediate according to the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Includes 26 single-track sections in the Grabouw forest and pine plantations.
± depends
± 36 km

RIDE# 3618

2016-05-21
We riding Boschendals new single track, Black Trail. Start and finish @primi, 3:30-04:00 hr ride. Chillaxed ride for the awesomely, epic  downhills. R50 permit. Mow your lawns and wash your bunnies later. You have 17 hours to get fit for the ride. 51km with 987m ascent. The single track is pretty dam awesome, don't be missing this ride! Can't keep this single track a secret, sies ouens...
± 03h47
51 km

RIDE# 3595

2016-04-23
https://www.facebook.com/helderbergtrails?fref=nfToo many people making noises about the awesomeness of this trail.  So we just have to check it out. Black route to the Comms mast, 25km,700m climb, roughly.Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hcvSYtH7iES2 
± 03h00
± 25 km

RIDE# 3569

2016-04-02
Mud, sweat n Beers! Some backyard, Mountain Goat stuff this: JPS > Marathon Loop > Waboomkop > Rhebokskloof > Main Rd > JPN > Victoria Loop > Eliminator > Bottom Loop > Xmas Camp > Middle to Bottom of Cement > Outside loop > Backtrack to Spice Route's Barley & Biltong for Weiss, Lagers and Ales, which will be needed ;]I'm getting a lift back to Paarl, got space for 3 bikes. Plenty of bail out options to cut your ride short if needed.And no, this is not an April fools joke. See you in the Mountain!
± however long it takes
+ 50 km odd

RIDE# 3567

2016-03-31
Outside loop for some Mountain goats?JPS > Tower > Waboomkop > JPS > beTaalmonumemt singles > Home/Office/Coffee for the morning impaired
± 01h46
± 30 km

RIDE# 3565

2016-03-28
Haasekraal > DuVlei > Wellington > Paarl  Gravel grinder but chilled ride for time in the saddle
± 04h00
± 80 km

RIDE# 3564

2016-03-26
Bottelary hills long route, single track and epic views! We will make the call if the ride is a go at 7 tomorrow. There is some rain forecasted. If you are interested join the ride. I can take two riders with me from Paarl. (could be a real character building ride in the wet and mud ;)
± 04h30
± 60 km

RIDE# 3548

2016-03-15
Wellington, via lady loch and horseshoe in the mix. Calling all slickers...ai karamba, another road ride posting :/
± 02h00
± 50 km

RIDE# 3544

2016-03-10
Weird posting road rides even though 'Aaawgus' is a distant memory. Some of us have to train for Trans Karoo! Voor Paardeberg loop via Main and Malmesbury Rd, turn right on Agter Paarl and the back haul past Fairview to Paarl. No ostriches in the area.
± 02h00
± 60 km

RIDE# 3540

2016-03-08
Voor paardeberg loop via Malmesbury rd, legspinner! Mtb also welcome ofcourse...
± 01:45
± 60 km

RIDE# 3532

2016-02-25
Up South to the Tower, down Rhebokskloof single tracks, back via JPS North.
± 02h15
± 40 km

RIDE# 3531

2016-02-21
test posting
± 01h15
± 30 km

RIDE# 3530

2016-02-21
test posting
± 01h15
± 30 km

RIDE# 3514

2016-03-05
The FNB Wines2Whales MTB Team are rolling out a series of group rides around the country in 2016. These group rides will give you an opportunity to meet fellow entrants, like-minded individuals and possibly even new training partners. This is an open event and there is no fee to ride. This is a lekker relaxing ride, but there will be singletrack, jeep track and some climbing. Distance will be +/- 35kms.Route Info: Jonkershoek, Coetzenberg, G-SpotExperience Level (5, being most technically experienced): 3-5Ride Info: The FNB W2W MTB Sweeps will be there to cater for fast, medium and slower riders. You are each responsible for your own spares and nutrition. Please mail Alexa Cunningham ( alexa@stillwatersports.com ) should you require any additional information or wish to join us. Additional Info: Join us for a coffee afterward at the Caveman Cafe *Please remember your Jonkershoek Permits, or R50 for the gate fee.*
± 04h00
± 35 km

RIDE# 3495

2016-01-23
Bouckaert-Soenen 2 Day Event 23-24 January 2016This annual Cycle Race aims to bring as many cyclists as is possible to our beautiful Paarl Valley.  Organized and managed by the members of the Paarl Rotary Club, under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association (PPA), the proceeds from this event go towards sustaining our many charitable projects.   For 2016, the MTB and Road Races will be held over two days.Date: Saturday 23 January 2016 (MTB Race), Sunday 24 January 2016 (Road Race)Venue: Rhebokskloof, Agter Paarl (MTB Race), De Poort, Pine Street, Paarl (Road Race)The Granite Conqueror The multi-stage event is over 2 Days for Mountain and Road Bikes. Participants have the opportunity to enter both events at a discounted entry fee.The Participants with the fastest combined Racetec/PPA time for both the 56km MTB and 126km Road Race will be eligible for Vouchers totalling R8000.00 
?
various

RIDE# 3484

2016-01-08
Agter-Paarl loop with Rhebokskloof up route, Cement, Bottom loop, eliminator, Polony at Primi. Who works on a Friday PM in the Cape after 3 anyways?
± 04h00
± 70 km

RIDE# 3479

2015-12-30
Easy paced LSD ride out on Agter-Paarl Farm roads ... leaving Strawberry King 06h30 sharp
± 04h00
± 80 km

RIDE# 3477

2015-12-22
Xmas Camp braai ride! We start with an up and over from the South, Main rd to Rhebokskloof, singletrack to start of Shiraz, back up again via Cement, BMW loop, swim in Bethel dam. Xmas Camp for refreshments and a braai. Wood and grids available, just arrange for the rest.
± 04h00
± 45 km

RIDE# 3442

2015-11-07
Ride to Rhebokskloof via JPS South and Tower > Chardonnay down > Meet some others at the RBK parking area for the up leg back (or as we decide en route). Ride has climb and lots of single track. Looks to be quite a good day for riding weatherwise: http://www.paarlmtb.com/yr-2.php
± 04h00
± 45 km

RIDE# 3437

2015-11-20
Eselfontein MTB and Trail Run Festival weekendFree camping, Live Music, Beer tent, Kids activities16km Night Ride Friday 20 November65km, 34km, 16km MTB rides 21 NovemberTrail Run: 21km and 10km on 21 November 
n/a
various

RIDE# 3433

2015-10-31
Leg spin out Sante, Klapmuts, Eenzaamheid, Agter-Paarl farm roads to Rhebokskloof,  Chardonnay then up again for an exit down South via Tower (or as we deem necessary), finish with a malted polony at Primi.
± 03h46
± 65.13 km

RIDE# 3426

2015-10-27
Sante > Klapmuts > Eenzaamheid > Hoenderplaaspad (winter is verby, geen nat hoender reuk nie) > Fairview verby. Leg spinner ride, Ridemaster Pace... that means no one half-wheels the Ridemaster. Resieshoenders please post your own ride.
± 01h45
± 38 km

RIDE# 3422

2015-10-24
So, we riding the All Black trail in Wellington on Saturday are we?Start at Welvanpas. Ale or 3 recovery at Welvanpas.Some really nice sections of trail have been added. Expect 1300m of climb in 29 odd km's. It's gonna be toasty but the Angels Tears waterpoint must be the best in the Cape about halfway up. 
± 03h00
± 30 km

RIDE# 3405

2015-09-29
Up South to Tower and outside loop around Waboomkop, down South again or Eliminator if sunset allows. Chilled ride, hoenders are ofcourse welcome (at the start). YR says rain only later tonight: http://paarlmtb.com/yr-2.php so I reckon we should be fine. PaarlMTB turns 10 tomorrow, maiden riders were Craig Street, Trevor Clift and Louis Ferreira :! Champagne ride on Friday morning to the rock.
± 01h45
± 30 km

RIDE# 3377

2015-08-26
The 'Wednesday Golf Alternative' is back. Super rustige ride to RBK via JPS and Tower. This is gonna be a gopro ride as we want to get some footage for a video. Lots of stop, starts on the trail sections. Back on Main. If you are camera shy, this is the ride for you.
± 03h35
± 30 km

RIDE# 3366

2015-08-10
Sante, Klapmutd, Eenzaamheid, Agter-Paarl farm roads to Rhebokskloof singletracks and back via Main rd
± 03h30
± 60 km

RIDE# 3342

2015-07-05
Singletrack Sunday! To the Tower from the deep south, drop in at RBK... back via Main rd and JPN (optional)
02h30
40 km

RIDE# 3329

2015-06-19
Easy paced outside loop in Paarl Mountain, catch some afternoon rays on the back slopes
02h00
30 km

RIDE# 3303

2015-05-16
First ride after Jozi2C, legs are twitching! Gonna show two Capetonians what real single track is...time is around noon so sms me if you joining as the time is not to the minute like the usual rides. These guys are coming from CPT ... you know what Capetonians are like... JPS>Tower>RBK>Chardonnay> then Shiraz > the trails, not the wines > Back to Primi for malted beverage via Paarl Mountain> Mow your lawn early...come ride. Permits required R35
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farenuff

RIDE# 3281

2015-04-14
Join ride#3280 but conitnue to Eeeeenzaamheid and back via Hoenderplaaspad and Fairview.
01h45
38 km

RIDE# 3271

2015-04-05
Haasenkraal / Porseleinberg / Koei / Agter-Paarl roads back. Bring brekfis vir 'n stop halfpad en genoeg water... 2.5 - 3 L
05h00
110 km

RIDE# 3267

2015-04-01
LSD ride, Agter-Paarl plaas paaie.
03h00
60 km

RIDE# 3263

2015-03-27
Some of us have to train so we going for a long ride tomorrow.  Route to be decided by those present...
03h00 - 04h00
80 km

RIDE# 3258

2015-03-21
Joining Johan Malherbe's ride to Lelienfontein to see some Epic action, just coming back via Beulah and Hawekwa. Join us for the ride, you can mow your lawn and clean your pool in the PM. Ice cold one @ Primi for the compulsory, post ride beverage.
04h00
80 km

RIDE# 3256

2015-03-20
Agter-Paarl plaas paaie, most likely Koei-se-pad, then Shiraz and Chardonnay routes @Rhebokskloof with a up and over from JPN.
03h00 - 04h00
80 km

RIDE# 3255

2015-03-18
Midweek singletrack fix!JPS > Tower > RBK singles > Main Rd > JPN (840m ascent)
02h45
44 km

RIDE# 3248

2015-03-14
Porseleinbergpad > Hermon > Brekfis onder 'n boom (bring eie) > Wellington > Paarl... aartappel afgooi rit die ene.
04h30
100 km

RIDE# 3241

2015-03-01
JPS> Tower> RBK> back up Google ridge or Main rd for the home  stretch... bit of a maintenance ride to put up a few signs and trim some bushes. So bring a implement or two. I'm taking shears so someone needs to bring a spade ...
03h00
40 km

RIDE# 3225

2015-02-13
Sante, Klapmuts, Eenzaamheid, RBK bottom single track to Google Ridge, Tower, down South.
03h00
60 km

RIDE# 3221

2015-02-11
Sante, Klapmuts, Eenzaamheid, Hoenderpad... continue past Fairview otherwise join me to RBK, Google Ridge and Tower down South.
03h00
60 km

RIDE# 3199

2015-01-25
This is a fun mtb ride, stops whenever and wherever | (you will be in gopro footage): JPS > Tower > RBK > Google Ridge > Outside Loop > Siment > Bottom Loop > Elimn8r > Pool > Massage > Eggs n Bikin
3h08:32s #whocareshowlong
42 km

RIDE# 3187

2015-01-17
Sante, Klapmuts, Eenzaamheid, Agter-Plaas paaie with a nip into RBK if the group is up for it. Good luck to all the 2017 Attakwas riders from Paarl! You gonna need it.
02h35
50 km

RIDE# 3180

2015-01-10
JPS, Tower, RBK singletracks, Juno, The Daily or the new Blacksmith's Kitchen on the way back. Lekker rustige ride to ease in the new year of riding. Day permit fee is R30 which is to be paid at Rhebokskloof. 2014 year permits are still valid until end January.
02h33
30 km

RIDE# 3105

2014-10-13
Meet at Strawberry King. Taal Monument bottom forest, JPS to Tower, Rhebokskloof singles, Main rd home. Need to check out the new sections completed last week. Very rustige ride!
02h30
36 km

RIDE# 3103

2014-10-12
Please note the Rhebokskloof MTB trail will be closed tomorrow with the Sanlam MTB Invitational taking place. I need 3 marshalls to help out in the mountain tomorrow AM. Waving flags and smiley face type stuff. You will get a free year permit for 2015 valued at R300+. Contact me if you're keen on 084 488 6969.
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 2941

2014-04-25
JPS to Tower, Rhebokskloof Single Track ... in the dark should prove quite an experience. Make sure you have lights and a permit if you brave enough to join this ride. Home stretch on Paarl Main Road.
02h00
37 km

RIDE# 2871

2014-02-20
JPS, Tower, Rheboks singles, Google Ridge, Cement, Outside loop, Elimin8r, JPS, home
03h00
30 km

RIDE# 2863

2014-02-15
Rhebokskloof Single Track is finished! Want to go and ride the complete, now marked, route. The route officially opens on Friday 21 Feb. From Friday next week the day fee will be R30. Annual permits are also available from next week...at a much reduced rate for PaarlMTB riders. This is officially our 'home route'. Will ride a loop from the South in the Mountain before heading to Rheboks. Scorcher tomorrow, hence earlier start.
2-3hrs
40 km

RIDE# 2839

2014-01-31
Rustige Friday amble to the Tower from the South. No heroics.
01h25
30 km

RIDE# 2804

2014-01-08
TM singles up, JPS, Eliminator, Xmas Camp, Waboomkop, FM Tower, JPS and singles home. Riding even if it is raining. YR says no rain ... (Yes, this is a PM ride for today)
02h00
30 km

RIDE# 2782

2013-12-21
Rhebokskloof shiraz and chardonnay routes should be linked up for a one way ride. Meeting Hans (Trailbuilder) and Co. from Somerset West at the top at 07h25. Some of you might want to ride from Rhebokskloof, Hans will leave there @ 7 (from parking at West side). If you are contemplating joining this ride, join it so you can get posted with last minute updates. If you do not join you ARE NOT permitted to be surprised like some of you are when changes happen en route (there are no psychics among us who can relay ride changes to the unjoined by telepathy). We are riding from Spar to the Tower and then joining the single track from the top of Google Ridge. As for the rest we'll see where the trail takes us :]
as long as it takes
far enough

RIDE# 2775

2013-12-16
Lets go check on the progress at Rhebokskloof singles. Up JPS to the tower, Shiraz and Chardonnay singles, back via google ridge, outside loop, eliminator, Vernooy singles, home.
03h00
40 km

RIDE# 2729

2013-11-23
Come ride Rhebokskloof Single Track with the Trail builder, Hans Degenaar. Two routes, Chardonnay and Shiraz offer free flowing single track with excellent views out to the Swartland and Paarl valley. I will be leaving from the Vineyard Spar at 06h00 to the tower and dropping in on the start of the Shiraz route @ Rhebokskloof. Note: 7AM start @ Rhebokskloof from the parking area. 6AM start from Vineyard Spar.
03h00
20 km

RIDE# 2721

2013-11-13
JPD South to the tower.  Single tracks @ Rhebokskloof, home via Main rd(and yes, this is for 5PM today)
02h15
30 km

RIDE# 2716

2013-11-11
Lets start the week off correctly.  Jan Phillips South to the tower. Drop into some new single track @ Rheboks. Back on Paarl Main rd.
01h45
30 km

RIDE# 2714

2013-11-09
Sante, Agter-Paarl plaas paaie, Eenzaamheid, slent. Then we hook up onto the ridge at Rhebokskloof and ride some virgin single track. If you are not up for the single track and a bit of climb (bleed through your eyeballs kind) only joking .. then you can head straight for Cafe Juno for coffee, steristumpies or Jack Black, we'll meet you there. Check the video just uploaded of Rhebokskloof Single Track:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJM8bJVEJlE. Hans Degenaar and the rest of the JK's MTB trail team are running Wines2Whales this weekend. The rest of us get to sample some freshly cut trails. Please note the route is not open to the general public as yet. Official Route opening to be advised later this month.
03h00
60 km

RIDE# 2710

2013-11-06
Around the mountain, anti anti-clockwise. Hans en Johan van die Rhebokskloof SingleTrack bouspan se ons kan maar so voorsmaakie ry. For those that cannot join we will be riding Rheboksloof on Saturday (permission obtained)... details coming later in the week.
01h45 probably longer
34.21 km

RIDE# 2698

2013-10-22
Eeenzaamheid loop in reverse. Suid-Agter Paarl Rd to R312, some tar to Eenzaamheid turnoff, Klapmuts, Sante, home.
02h00
43 km

RIDE# 2696

2013-10-19
Lus for Agter-Paarl backroads route. Sante, Klapmuts, Eenzaamheid, Rhebokskloof. Coffee @ Juno. An easy-paced, leg spinner, base, type ride. With lots of talking. If Natale De Candia is present, then lots of listening.
03h00
60 km

RIDE# 2695

2013-10-18
A real easy up and over from Jan Philips North. Taal singles on the return. Juniors and noobs especially welcome.
01h30
26.23 km

RIDE# 2694

2013-10-17
Eenzaamheid. If I can remember the route!
01h50
3? km

RIDE# 2625

2013-07-06
Johan Kriegler and Co have asked if any PaarlMTB riders are able to assist with some trail marking at Rheboksloof on Saturday. They have earmarked some single track with switchback sections on the terraces around the property, of approximately 20km's. I will be there and we need another 2 volunteers. Johan Kriegler se "Ek het met Pieter gereel dat ek en die wat will join- Saterdag oggend – tot 14h00 – die roete gaan stap (en bietjie skoon sny) en merk sodat die plaas dit kan begin bou. In ruil vir ons energie en tyd kry elkeen ‘n burger en bier verniet as middag ete by die restaurant. Ons wil so teen 15h00 terug wees. Indien ons dit nie alles klaar kry nie dan spandeer ons nog ‘n Saterdag, in die toekoms. Bring snoeisker en skerp saagies saam – ek bring candy tape vir merk – geen fietse – ook reenklere."
Trail marking
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RIDE# 2549

2013-03-25
test
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 2524

2013-03-05
Up South, Fm Tower, Outside loop, TM singles
01h45
30 km

RIDE# 2511

2013-02-26
Outside loop via Tower, Groot-Waboomkop, Elimin8r or down South (depends on joiners), TM singles
01h45
30 km

RIDE# 2507

2013-02-22
Paarl Mountain - outside loop, Elim8r, Taal singles
02h00
30 km

RIDE# 2299

2012-08-19
Rustige outside loop, Tower, Cement, Xmas Camp, Down South. Entertaining the thought of doing this ride in single speed...
01h40
30 km

RIDE# 2293

2012-08-09
Easy ride. Woman's Day pace. (not)Sante, Klapmuts, Eenzaamheid, Fairview verby.
02h00
40 km

RIDE# 2191

2012-04-18
Klap-se-muts, 1-Zaamheid, hoenderhokke grondpad, Fairview verby...(the departure time is 04h50 sharp)
01h52
45 km

RIDE# 2185

2012-05-11
RED STONE MOUNTAIN BIKE AND TRAIL RUN WEEK-END 11&12 MAY 2012The route features some breathtaking scenery and visits to different areas of this beautiful valley. We have opted for an easier ride, without the technical and challenging sections of previous years. The route starts out on farm roads towards the majestic Swartberg mountains, traversing it’s foothills in an easterly direction with a loop back towards Lategansvlei. From here we enter some of the most scenic jeep track around, and an easy ride takes riders towards Buffelskloof and a loop around the famous Red Stone Hills ends a magic day in the saddle. The focus is now on the scenery and the enjoyment of the best The Klein Karoo can offer! Entries online @ Dryland
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Various

RIDE# 2178

2012-04-15
Simonsberg MTB Classic 15 April 2012 For the first time ever, riders are given the opportunity to encircle Simonsberg Mountain on their mountain bikes, without ever having to cross over tar. The route transverses through Cape fynbos and crosses some of our most famous wine estates. Beautiful vistas awaits riders as they climb up to Simonsberg’s most daring contours only to be rewarded with magnificent single track more than often. Riders are guaranteed to be thrilled by this first ever, around Simonsberg adventure. Unique features of the event Tracks specific for this event had to be built in order to link existing mountain tracks.Race cut-off 13h00 Time of prize giving 13h00 Timing system Manual Timing
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60 km

RIDE# 1929

2011-12-03
The NavChallenge presented by CAPESTORM  on 3 December 2011 will start at Laborie Wine Farm, Taillefert Street, Paarl and take trail runners and mountain bikers through the beautiful Paarl area including Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and many other farms not normally accessible to the public . Essentially, teams of two trail runners or two mountain bikers are required to traverse the mapped area in search of strategically positioned checkpoints.This is a fund raising event for Fran Venter who is the RaceInterface Beneficiary for 2011. Read more about her and this initiative here.Event info06h30 – Registration08h00 – Race start12h30 – Prize givingClick here for a map to the start This race will be a MAD HATTERS adventure and Laborie will be offering each competitor wearing their MAD HAT a free glass of bubbly after the race… Who know’s, there may also be strawberries… The fee is R220 per person and includes 3 hours of fun and adventure, special stages at 2 checkpoints,  strict limitation on the number of entrants allowed, prizes to podium finishers and lucky draw prizes, refreshments upon completion of the event, fantastic goodie bags for each competitor upon completion of the event which includes a voucher for free wine and cheese tasting at Fairview. And if you are not sure what to do with your loved ones whilst racing, Laborie hosts a Lazy Day Market every Saturday so why not bring your famlily and friends and make a day of it?For more info and entries visit the RaceInterface website.
03h00
30 km

RIDE# 1914

2011-11-16
U 'n O
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 1826

2011-09-10
It’s that time of year again, and this year’s Paarl Rotary Club MTB race is going to be a cracker. You will be skidding, pedaling, and sweating your way up and down the exquisite Paarl Valley ending off on Backsberg Wine Estate. The event is Organized and managed by the members of the Paarl Rotary Club, under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association (PPA), all the proceeds from this event go towards sustaining Rotary’s many charitable projects.for online entries, click hereThe long route requires more technical riding skills than the average PPA funride. It should be seen as a challenge and is aimed at the fit rider, definitely not for the first entrant. Some route changes may occur. All children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about the venue visit the Paarl Rotary website.DISTANCES AND START TIMESLong Route 45 km to start @ 08h00Short Route 30 km to start @ 08h30Kiddies Race 5km to start @ 09h00
04h15
19,36,46 km

RIDE# 1779

2011-09-30
Ride the Rhino to save the Renosterveld Special entry fee for PaarlMTB riders, if we enter five teams or more, we qualify for a 10% discount (enter as normal, but choose the eft option, minus the 10%).   The route will be very special this year and the finish will be remembered for a long time! More good news is that Pieter has managed to cut out all of last years' sandy patches on the route!For more info click here3 Days / 255km / 4200 climbing Langebaan to Nitida Wine Estate, Durbanville 200 Teams / 100 Solos / 20 School TeamsContact Michael Doubell for any queries:0722699909mdoubell@telkomsa.net
3 days
255 km

RIDE# 1583

2011-03-19
Full moon mountain bike ride at Welvanpas. Come and enjoy spectacular single track by the light of the full moon. See porcupine, wild boar and even leopard. 15km starting 7 pm. The R110 fee includes the festival armband, riding the trail and a sumptuous braai with music from 8pm onwards. Those in possession of the festival band only pay R80. RSVP pvanwyk@ibits.co.za by 16 March 2011.
01h00
15 km

RIDE# 1575

2011-03-12
Long mountain ride (route to be finalised by those present). Paarl / Wellington / Hawequa circular route most likely. Bring cash for permit fees and coffee.
04h00
80 km

RIDE# 1497

2011-01-29
Wide Agter-Paarl loop, koei se pad, Lady's Loch, Linton Park southern slopes through some of Baines Trails, Beulalicious, Hawequa singles... coffee.
04h00
90 km

RIDE# 1496

2011-01-27
Agter-Paarl loop: Sante, Klapmuts, Eenzaamheid, then past Fairview and home.
01h45
40 km

RIDE# 1453

2010-12-31
David Higgins from Oz wants to see where we ride... so we will show him Bains on Friday AM, yellow or white route. Meet at Dunstone and ride from there. Bring R30 for permit fee. A wicked end of year ride or not?
03h30
50 km

RIDE# 1444

2011-01-08
PaarlMTB did not have a year-end function for 2010... but we will be seeing in the new year with a MTB function on 8 January. The ride takes place from Paarl and we ride the single tracks of Bains Trails and end off at Dunstone Kitchen (at Dunstone winery on Bolvlei Rd) where we will have a meal from a set menu (see noticeboard). Pieter offered us R20 for each rider for permit fees. There is a jungle gym for the youngsters and the Moms who are not riding at Dunstone Kitchen. We are aiming to be finished around 10h30. Numbers are limited and you must join the ride if you will be attending. Dunstone can accommodate 50 people. You can also ride from Dunstone and skip the Paarl-Wellington section as we will meet up with some riders at Dunstone at 06h15. This is a family event and we would like to see everyone there who is (or was) involved with PaarlMTB over the past year. More details later. Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New year!
05h00
? km

RIDE# 1420

2010-12-08
Sante, Klapmuts, Eeeeeeenzaamheid, Hoender pad, Fairview....some of us have to go longer so will split (AP) and ride in Natale's backyard then Google Ridge, Paarl Mountain for a 3 hour session.
01h45
38 km

RIDE# 1408

2010-12-02
2 x 20 min intervals, 10 min easy spin in between. JP North to Tower or Middle path to Cement.
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 1404

2010-11-30
...intervals. 6 x 10 minutes. Will be Mountain.
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 1388

2010-12-04
We invite you join us on 4 December 2010 for the official opening of our new trails. The routes are as follows: Blue Route (15 km) This route has been made easier to accommodate less technical riders. White Route (29 km) This one is for the fit and technically advanced riders. Yellow Route (17 km) This one is also for the fit riders, with some technical sections. Permits cost R30 pp. We will be selling beer and boerewors rolls. Riding starts at 7h00, and you can join throughout the day. Directions: Take Church Street, which becomes the Bainskloof Road going out of Wellington; After Bovlei Cellar (which is on your right), you take the first road left; Immediately right, then right at the T-junction; This road becomes a gravel road, continue until you get to Welvanpas. See you there! Pieter Van Wyk Adventure Cycles Wellington
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 1365

2010-11-06
When last have we ridden a proper mountain bike ride? Leave for Bains Trails in Wellington and ride as much of the singles as we can including the new sections. Back home via beulalicious and Haweka. Bring small change for permit and coffee at Welvanpas...that's the toll fee. Aiming to be back in Paarl around 10, hence the early start. (Mow your lawn in the PM)
04h30
75 km

RIDE# 1361

2010-11-02
Intervals again! 7 x 3 minute sessions, up TM single tracks and recover on the way down if you can...gonna try at least. Johan, we will see you on the tracks. Todays ride with Karl Platt and world champ free rider Kenny Belaey was legend...only Kenny fell in the single tracks of Jonkershoek. But that said he also jumped a tree which the rest of us had to walk over.
01h00
30 km

RIDE# 1357

2010-10-30
Rustige Paarl Mountain ride. Tired of all these intervals! Look at the flowers, and stare at Table Mountain, the Weskus, Agter-Paarl, Cape Point etc etc. Don't even bring your HR monitor. Rustig it will be. P.S. Can anyone assist Songo kids from Stellenbosch who want to race in Buffet Olives MTB Classic on Sunday, they are struggling with transport. Please help if you can, Songo can be reached here 083 244 0734.
02h00
35 km

RIDE# 1345

2010-10-22
Easy up and over from the North. Friday morning beginners and PaarlMTB Juniors ride. All welcome! NB: Rain = no ride
01h25
20 km

RIDE# 1341

2010-10-16
Agter-Paarl, Google Ridge (easy pace), Cement, Outside and bottom loop, Elimn8r, TM single tracks.
03h00
60 km

RIDE# 1338

2010-10-23
This event is held on a specially designed single track mountain bike route that has been continuously altered and bettered for the last 20 years. The event is unique in that it offers mountain bikers the most single track riding, with enough passing sections, out of all events on the S.A MTB calendar. Riders can look forward to some tough climbs, thrilling down hills and awesome views. This is one of the very few true mountain bike events around and should be ridden by all who love mountain biking. The distances are 15km (easy riding for novices), 25km, 40km (for the average rider) and 70 km (tough, technical but very rewarding) 85% REAL singletrack, rest jeep track!! 70km of Stage 2 ABSA Cape Epic 2010
03h30
70 km

RIDE# 1329

2010-10-07
Voor-Paardeberg loop, clockwise.
01h58
55 km

RIDE# 1300

2010-09-04
Wellington / Paarl / Hawequa....must be in the mountains. Final route to be decided.
? 03h30
? 60 km

RIDE# 1286

2010-08-21
Agter Paarl routes, leg spinning LSD type ride. Maybe up and over or google's ridge just for the pain. Rustige pas.
? 03h00

RIDE# 1285

2010-08-19
Up TM single tracks, FM Tower, Outside loop, Xmas camp, T, down TM single tracks again...pace rustig.
? 02h

RIDE# 1280

2010-08-17
Agter-Paarl route via Sante and Fairview. Medium slow pace.
? 01h45

RIDE# 1238

2010-07-06
Road bike ride - Voor Paardeberg loop, about 55km's.
? 01h50

RIDE# 1218

2010-06-16
Youth Day Ride: Sante, Eensaamheid, Leewenkuil, Slent, Klipheuwel, Kalbaskraal, Jakkelsfontein, Schooneoord, Kooi se pad.This is a unsupported 140 km ride at an ave of ±22 km/h. For those who don't want or have the time to do the full loop, there are various option to shorten the ride eg 45, 60, 75, 100km 140km ROUTE: 75km ROUTE60km ROUTE 45km ROUTE WEATHER:
? 07h00

RIDE# 1162

2010-05-02
Fair Cape Pointbreak MTB Race - There is a 22km and 55km route. All information available on the Fair Cape website www.faircape.com.This is a 100% fund raising event for 4 selected charities. See you there!
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RIDE# 1157

2010-04-26
Easy up and over from the North to spin the legs after Wines2Whales this weekend...Juniors welcome. Going up TM South, contact me if you wanna join 0847520817.
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RIDE# 1146

2010-04-16
Going to show Anne and Norbert who are visiting from Germany what Paarl Mountain looks like on two wheels. Tomorrow Welvanpas and next week Oak Valley. Feel free to join us!
? 02h00

RIDE# 1135

2010-04-09
Easy up and over from the North. Juniors are back and the 2010 Epic teams are riding again!
? 01h15

RIDE# 1131

2010-04-03
Sante, Agter Paarl farm roads, Google Ridge, Cement, Elim8r, TM single tracks. (signup to ride if you are joining, otherwise we ride straight from home)
? 03h00

RIDE# 1128

2010-04-01
To the Tower from the South, outside loop, down elimn8r and TM single tracks ...
? 01h45

RIDE# 1125

2010-03-26
Good old Tower ride from the South. Cut short at any point if you are pressed for time. Juniors will be riding so Moms and Dads maak 'n plan. (Natie and Johan in survival mode but fairing very well on the Epic as are Jaco and Nico and the Shaws)
? 01h30

RIDE# 1119

2010-03-17
Sante, Klapmuts, Fairview route. PaarlMTB The Originals started Trans Baviaans training this morning.
? 01h40

RIDE# 1114

2010-03-12
To the Tower from the South, TM single tracks on the return leg. Juniors rode 32 minutes to the T last week Friday.
? 01h30

RIDE# 1098

2010-03-04
Up and over from the North, TM single tracks down. Easy paced ride. Juniors welcome.
? 01h15

RIDE# 1063

2010-02-05
Traditional Friday morning beginners ride. Up and over from the North, not sunny side up as this involves bacon.
? 01h20

RIDE# 1058

2010-02-03
Lekker rustige, Sunny Side Up. Easy-paced ride with the Jnr's.
? 01h25

RIDE# 1045

2010-01-23
Full Monty in Paarl Mountain. Exact route to be decided by those present. We finish at Fairview where they have the best coffee in the valley. Allegedly 15% discount for riders if you show your helmet. Your family can meet you for b/fast at The Goatshed.
? 03h30

RIDE# 1043

2010-01-22
Friday morning beginners ride. Easy paced up and over from the North. Juniors riding - Megan and Megann.
? 01h20

RIDE# 1041

2010-01-21
Road ride, Malmesbury Rd, Voor-Paardeberg loop. Approx 57km. Turn back if you need to be home sooner.
? 01h47

RIDE# 1039

2010-01-20
Up and Over from the North - Beginners ride. Snails pace, we have two youngster rookies riding. Feel free to join if you like.
? 01h25

RIDE# 1035

2010-01-16
Agter - Paarl roads, Google Ridge, Outside and bottom loop, Elimin8r, TM single tracks. The mini mini Atta for those not riding the monster.
? 03h00

RIDE# 1019

2009-12-19
We head straight for Wellington Single Tracks. Bring R20 for permit and coffee money. Not for beginners as the single track we are riding is very technical. Patats here we come.
? 04h30

RIDE# 1018

2009-12-02
We head straight for Wellington Single Track. Bring R20 for permit. Back through Hawequa.
? 04h30

RIDE# 1017

2009-12-01
testing this twitter post app for ride notifications
? 01h15

RIDE# 1016

2009-12-03
saasasccsa
? 01h15

RIDE# 1015

2009-12-01
test
? 01h15

RIDE# 1014

2009-12-02
testing ride post app
? 01h15

RIDE# 1013

2009-12-04
testing ride post app
? 01h15

RIDE# 1007

2009-12-16
Paarl, Wellington, Riebeeck and back via Malmesbury Rd - Road bike ride. Pace LSD.
? 04h00

RIDE# 982

2009-12-05
We ride up Hawequa, down the single tracks, across to Wellington via Beulah - usual route, then the White Route for the Open Day. Finish off with a cold beer (or 3) and boerie at Welvanpas and chill with the guys who made this awesome riding experience on our back door. Grade 6 only for the technical side of the route, pace easy to moderate. See noticeboard for more info.
? 04h00

RIDE# 977

2009-12-05
PaarlMTB Year End Function - this year is a B&B which is not bed and breakfast but Bring and Braai  (no doubt some will be having breakfast at Natale's). Jumping castle, slip and side and fishing for the kids. Venue: Natale's place, Agter-Paarl. Will post directions to noticeboard. Please RSVP to Tanya on tanya@paarlonline.co.za if you will be attending. If your kids are coming there will be a R10 entry fee for their xmas goodie bag. RSVP by 27 November please. Hope to see you there!
+ 12h00

RIDE# 971

2009-11-18
Reccy ride for Wilde Cycle 50km MTB route. Mission: Mapping for profile and Google Maps kmz. Anyone welcome to join! (Hope we get to ride the new single track everyone is talking about) - Ride postponed to Wednesday 18 November.
? 02h30

RIDE# 961

2009-11-03
Nederburg loop, up and over from the North. Pace what you want, I'm backmarking.
? 01h45

RIDE# 960

2009-11-02
Sante loop back via Fairview Rd
? 01h45

RIDE# 913

2009-09-23
Sante Klapmuts loop. Cut short if you are pressed timewise. Repeating Saturdays ride via Rhebokskloof and Paarl Mountain. Easy to moderate pace.
+ 01h50

RIDE# 909

2009-09-15
Tuesday 17h30 rides are back! We meet at Cornerstone for an easy paced ride to the Cement path via FM tower. Dennis says he will ride with the back marker (which is himself). Don't ask me I'm just posting this ride. See you there!
? 02h00

RIDE# 892

2009-08-29
PaarlMTB Juniors kicks off tomorrow! We are riding the 20km route of the Swartland MTB Route with the youngsters - http://www.ndorfin.co.za/events/event-detail.php?event_id=3326. Keen to join? Join the ride and we will contact you with more arrangements.
however long it takes

RIDE# 891

2009-08-28
Easy up and over from the North ...
? 01h25

RIDE# 871

2009-08-04
Nederburg loop with up and over from the North Face.
? 01h45

RIDE# 868

2009-08-01
Sante - Klapmuts - Agter Paarl with an up and over from the North. Pace, rustig, Enough rushing around in the week. If it is raining when you wake up there will be no ride.
? 02h30

RIDE# 864

2009-08-15
Ride the sweetest Mountain Bike Single Track in South Africa! Enter online at www.dryland.co.za.Gravel Travel 2009 takes place on 15 August 2009. Entries are limited to 1200 riders only. The 2008 event hosted 849 riders in seriosuly adverse weather conditions. This is one route you want to ride! You will be forgiven if this is the only event you participate in for 2009... Check the rider feedback from last year here. More information about the race at www.graveltravel.co.za.Enter online at www.dryland.co.za. 
However long it takes

RIDE# 863

2009-07-25
Easy paced ride. Sante, Klapmuts, Agter-Paarl, Eenzamheid pad, back home past Seidelberg etc
? 02h00

RIDE# 859

2009-07-20
Easy up and over from the North. 2 week road trip  leads to some cabin fever issues.
? 01h25

RIDE# 827

2009-05-28
Up and over from the North. Meet enroute if you are coming from that way. Ok, so no more postings from me after tomorrow, I'm off to Joburg Wineshow this weekend.
However long it takes

RIDE# 824


Up and down ride. FM tower from the South.
? 01h10

RIDE# 822

2009-05-26
Sante, Agter-Paarl and home past Fairview
as long as the slowest rider

RIDE# 821

2009-05-25
Nederburg loop with an up and over from the North if time permits.
? 01h15

RIDE# 767

2009-03-14
The last long epic training ride for 09. Route to be decided by those present. Pace will be rustig. Not a beginners ride as there will be some technical stuff to ride. Hopefully.
? 03h30

RIDE# 763

2009-03-11
Tempo mountain ride. Tower, cement, etc etc
? 01h50

RIDE# 760

2009-03-07
Paarl Mountain, Hawequa, Beulah, Wellington single tracks, back to Paarl Mountain via Google Ridge. Moderate to fast pace ride. 100km's minimum. Epic training.
? 05h00

RIDE# 755

2009-02-26
Voor-Paardeberg loop. Julle ry lekker skelm ne? die skim op 'n fiets...
? 01h45

RIDE# 750

2009-02-22
Epic training ride. We ride Groenland Berg, Suicide Gorge, Lebanon Single tracks and a few other places... Bring R40 for permits and plenty water. Riding with Jaco and Nico and Co. Leaving Paarl just before 7. Welcome to hitch a ride.
? 04h30

RIDE# 748

2009-02-21
Ride to the Wilde MTB race start via Hawequa, ST and Beulahlicious. After the race we meet up with the families at Lindas Kitchen - http://www.bainskloof.co.za/ for some cold ones and brunch. A swim in the mountain rock pools is compulsory. Or just ride the race and meet us at Linda's (top of Bainskloof Pass).  Let us know so we can forewarn Linda with numbers. See you there!
? 04h00

RIDE# 743

2009-02-15
Agter-Paarl route ...then some ST, Hawequa...and and and...
? 04h00

RIDE# 742

2009-02-14
Ride to Franschhoek via Berg River dam technical climbs and descents. Same route as two weeks ago, with stop in Fh for coffee and the same way back as we came. Only a couple of weekends left for this type of Epic training ride!Report: Wind was quite tough going to Berg River but the climb was sheltered which made it quite pleasurable. Thanks for a lekker ride Thomas, Noel, Joritha, Anthony, Jaco, Hein and Nico!
? 04h30

RIDE# 724

2009-01-01
Back to back for Saturdays long ride. Technical ride...some Beulah, Agter Paarl etc. etc. Free Ice cold beers at Dros afterwards....I'll buy!
? 05h00

RIDE# 708

2009-01-15
Up and over easy ride form the North. When last have you done this one? 20 riders from Paarl riding Attakwas on Saturday, good luck guys! (no girls are riding)
? 01h15

RIDE# 702

2009-01-09
Agter Paarl route via Sante and Klapmuts. Paarl Mountain via Google Ridge possibly to finish...add an hour. You can cut your ride short at a few places if pressed for time. Pace will not be hard.
? 01h50

RIDE# 691

2008-12-23
Easy road ride. Voor-Paardeberg route.
? 02h00

RIDE# 690

2008-12-22
Agter-Paarl loop, Paarl Mountain entry via Google Ridge, outside and bottom loop, Eliminator and TM single tracks.
? 03h00

RIDE# 688

2008-12-19
Easy road ride. Join the Williams brothers and split at the Paardeberg turnoff.
? 02h30

RIDE# 671

2008-12-03
Interval sessions, road or mtb. Ride as hard as you want to, do as many as you like.
? 01h15

RIDE# 669

2008-11-30
Technical mountain bike ride in Paarl Mountain - Google Ridge, Porcupine Ridge, Eliminator and Taal Monument downhill single tracks.
? 03h00

RIDE# 665

2008-11-29
Route and departure point has been changed. Phone me if you want to join. Hours of new single track on the cards, 0847520817.
05h00 - 06h00

RIDE# 664

2008-11-28
Long slow distance. MTB or Road bikes welcome. Route to be decided.
? 03h00

RIDE# 663

2008-11-27
Long slow distance. Road or MTB bikes. Route to be decided by those present.
? 03h00

RIDE# 657

2008-11-19
Voor Paardeberg loop, easy pace. about 50km.
? 02h00

RIDE# 655

2008-11-18
Road bike ride - easy pace, Voor-Paardeberg loop via Malmesbury Rd, max 70% HR.
? 02h00

RIDE# 651

2008-11-14
Agter-Paarl back roads via Sante, Klapmuts. Planning to ride 3 hours, others can cut short. Some technical climbing up Google Ridge via Rheboksloof service road, Paarl Mountain, down the single tracks in the deep south.
? 02h00

RIDE# 650

2008-11-12
Malmesbury Rd, Voor Paardeberg and back on the Landbouskool Rd. Easy to Moderate Pace. Road bikes.
? 01h55

RIDE# 646

2008-11-11
Agter Paarl back roads via Sante Wellness and Klapmuts.
? 01h45

RIDE# 635

2008-10-26
Sante Wellness, Klapmuts, Agter-Paarl back roads, Paarl Mountain via another route (google ridge) with technical climbing. We leave at 12 sharp.
? 03h00

RIDE# 633

2008-10-24
RESULTS: Time trial to the tower from Dros >> Noel Droomer - 00:37:16 and Louis Ferreira - 00:41:36.
? 01h00

RIDE# 613

2008-10-10
LSD (long slow distance) ride, agter paarl route, Wellington, Beulah, Avondale back for the home stretch. Thomas, this is a mountain bike ride.
3-4 hours

RIDE# 612

2008-10-09
Agter-Paarl route - Sante, Klapmuts, farm roads and back home past Fairview.
? 01h50

RIDE# 608

2008-10-03
Road ride, route to be decided as we go. Clear weather forecasted.
? 03h00

RIDE# 607

2008-10-02
Intervals. Road or MTB bikes.
? 01h00

RIDE# 605

2008-09-27
Road ride, 4 hours. Slanghoek / Wellington, Riebeeck Kasteel route, to be decided by those present. Weather is looking good for riding!
? 04h00

RIDE# 603

2008-09-24
Agter Paarl, Wellinton, Beulah, Hawequa forest for the home run. About 90km's. Bring food, bring coffee! If it is raining, bring your rain jacket. It is light from 06h00 so dont pack any lights.
? 04h00

RIDE# 601

2008-09-22
Agter Paarl route - Sante, Klapmuts, Hoopenburg, back roads past Fairview for the homestretch.
? 02h00

RIDE# 597

2008-09-17
Intervals up Taal Monument road. Ride your own pace. Single track down for some technical. Road bikes will be there in force too ....
? 01h15

RIDE# 595

2008-09-16
Agter Paarl route, Sante, Klapmuts, etc. Mellow pace for weary legs after this weekends festival riding at Nelsons.
? 01h45

RIDE# 590

2008-09-09
Up Taal Monument Rd, down Taal Monument single tracks x 5 Interval sessions, 85% heart rate.
? 01h00

RIDE# 582

2008-09-03
TM single tracks up, outside loop, back the same way.
? 02h00

RIDE# 578

2008-08-27
Two hour mountain ride. Nothing strenuous. (Note bottom of Taal Moument Road).
? 02h00

RIDE# 575

2008-08-26
5 x Intervals, up and down a stretch of the Taal Monument Rd. Pace as you feel, 85% HR.
? 01h00

RIDE# 573

2008-08-24
Hawequa, Wellington and some backroads via Paardeberg.
? 04h00

RIDE# 572

2008-08-23
Up and over from the North, meet up with Trevor's ride at 6. Need time in the saddle. Planning Beulah back home from Paardeberg side but will see how we progress.
? 04h17

RIDE# 561

2008-08-16
Long haul ride, medium pace. Wellington, Slangrivier road, Porselein back or change en route. I'm only bringing enough coffee for two people...
? 04h30

RIDE# 560

2008-08-18
Agter-Paarl route. Sante, Klapmuts, Hoopenburg, back roads, Fairview home.
? 01h50

RIDE# 558

2008-08-14
Mountain Goat stuff. We ride TM single tracks, then Victoria Dam loop, up eliminator, bottom loop in reverse, XMAS camp, JP N or S home. There is some single track which needs work, anyone volunteering? It could open a whole new route from the top of TM where the fence is.
? 02h00

RIDE# 550

2008-08-07
Tempo type base ride out past Sante, Klapmuts, Agter Paarl and back past the Chicken farm and Fairview huis toe. Average speed around 24km/h required.
? 01h40

RIDE# 546

2008-08-05
Nederburg loop with an up and over from the North. Cut short at Main rd if you have an early start for the day.
? 01h40

RIDE# 542

2008-07-29
Nederburg loop, up and over from the North for some mountain. Cut short at Main Rd if your fingers get too cold.
? 01h30

RIDE# 539

2008-07-24
Up and over from the deep south. Don't know what that is? Join the ride to find out. >> Thanks for the ride this morning! We had a good turnout with 11 riders. Even though we got lost a bit in the singletrack going up it was still fun. We should ride the Deep South again soon.
? 01h20

RIDE# 536

2008-07-19
Agter-Paarl route around Paarl Mountain - Wellington. Coffee and muffins at Divas. Up Beulah and beyond for the home stretch through Hawequa forest. Cut short at Malmesbury Rd if pressed for time.
however long it takes, should be about 4 hours

RIDE# 535

2008-07-18
Route to be decided by those present. Can meet up with Danie's ride from the South maybe.
? 01h15

RIDE# 528

2008-08-30
Wellington cordially invites you to come and experience a challenging route that is open to the public for the first time. Explore farm roads and jeep tracks heading away from Diemersfontein, through the vineyards and farms of Wellington. Crossing Bainskloof pass and heading towards Groenberg Mountain. Jam-packed with beautiful views, fynbos, historic farmsteads and vineyard settings, passing many of the local award winning cellars. This is a well-balanced route for the experienced and less experienced riders, for those racing, expect an exhilarating fast race. More information available online at www.graveltravel.co.za.
? 04h00

RIDE# 525

2008-07-01
Moderate Pace - base ride out past Sante, Hoopenburg, Agter Paarl and back past Fairview. P.S. Ominous weather from Thursday.
? 01h55

RIDE# 518

2008-06-24
Base ride - Agter Paarl Route / Nederburg with Up and Over, to be decided by those present.
? 01h55

RIDE# 507

2008-06-08
LSD ride, exploring some routes in Groenberg, Wellington. Meet up with the support group (aka-non cycling crew) for breakfast and coffee at the Gecko Lounge in Wellington.
? 04h00

RIDE# 505

2008-06-06
Up and over from the North. Very easy pace. Maybe an outside loop for those with time.
? 01h15

RIDE# 503

2008-06-04
Rain can only keep you off your bike for so long. Base training ride on one of the 5 new Agter-Paarl routes we rode last week.
? 01h50

RIDE# 496

2008-05-27
Cut the ride short at Main Rd if you need to get back earlier.
? 02h00

RIDE# 491

2008-05-24
100km ride from Caledon to Paarl, Boontjieskraal Road, Franschhoek Pass. Got space for two or three riders to Caledon in my vehicle. You will have to peddle your drug to get home. (We can take the route around the dam on the west side, I know it from the Epic and would like to do it in happier times. It will prolong the ride by 30-45 min though, but its more mtb like.)
? 04h00

RIDE# 489

2008-05-16
Easy up and over. Turn back at the T or back home via JP(N). Pace is easy. We are racing Krakadouw on Saturday. See noticeboard for carpooling.
? 01h15

RIDE# 487

2008-05-14
Nederburg loop with up and over from the North.
? 01h45

RIDE# 486

2008-05-12
Suffering from Ride withdrawl? 2 hour up and around ride. Paarl Mountain.
? 02h00

RIDE# 482

2008-05-09
Dros - Jan Philips (s) - Gate - FM tower - Cement - Krismas camp -JPS(s) - Taal M single tracks - Dros. Cut short anywhere if you need to start your Friday like Monday.
? 01h45

RIDE# 481

2008-05-06
Jan Philips South to the FM Tower, Top of Cement, XMAS Camp, JPS back (too wet, windy and cold so I chickened on this ride. If it clears by this PM will go ride then around 5ish)
? 01h35

RIDE# 477

2008-05-03
(ride date moved to saturday)Eselfontein singletrack here we come. The Eselfontein review by Alan on mtbonline.co.za jogged a few memories. We leave at 6, start riding at 07h30, lunch at Calabash in Baineskloof on the way back. Bring R30 for the permit to ride.
? 04h00

RIDE# 473

2008-04-28
Ride in the morning, meet up with family and friends at XMAS Camp in Paarl Mountain for lunch from 11h00. Weather ominous so you will feel like getting out by Monday! Come join us and bring the family along too. Great for the kids to ride around Xmas camp too so be sure to bring their bikes along. Grids and wood supplied.
03h00

RIDE# 471

2008-04-26
Die lekker pad. Paarl, Klapmuts, agter paarl roads through farms, vineyards, orchards, Wellington, Beulah single tracks, Paarl. Pace - LSD aka rustig.
? 03h11

RIDE# 463

2008-04-12
Agterpaarl Roads through farmlands and vineyards, Klapmuts, Windmeul. Cut short at 4way stop or continue to Beulah if you feel up to it. Pace - mellow.
? 02h00 - 04h00

RIDE# 459

2008-04-10
Mapping ride for Google Earth files. Cut short at picnic site or tower or marathon loop turnoff down the middle path.
? 01h25

RIDE# 457

2008-04-08
Outside loop - cut your ride shorter at the picnic site or turn back at the fm tower. Pretty dark out so bring your lights.
? 01h30

RIDE# 428

2008-02-09
Agter Paarl farm routes to Wellington, horseshoe up into Hawequa Forest for some monster climbing and single track. +- 100km ride.
? 04h15

RIDE# 426

2008-02-07
Taal Monument Single Track, JPS, Middle Path, Outside loop. Bottom loop or back down depending on your time.
? 01h37:22s

RIDE# 421

2008-02-03
LSD (long slow distance) through Agter Paarl farms and dirt roads. Emphasis on SLOW for Harvesting Farmers and those recovering from Colds (courtesy Kulula). Ladies welcome (TC).
? 04h00

RIDE# 411

2008-01-24
JPN, Paarl Rock, TM single tracks home.
? 01h40

RIDE# 400

2008-01-17
Nederburg loop via Boschenmeer, Avondale Road. Up and over from the North. Pace - rustig.
? 01h45

RIDE# 399

2008-01-15
JPN, FM Tower, Cement Path, Bottom loop, Xmas Camp, TM singletrack home.
? 02h00

RIDE# 397

2008-01-09
Easy paced recovery ride for todays hard ride. Route to be decided by those present.
? 01h45

RIDE# 396

2008-01-10
Hawequa, Wellington, Paarl.
? 02h00

RIDE# 392

2007-12-20
Mountain.
? 02h00

RIDE# 391

2007-12-19
Nederburg route, Limietberg hiking trail - Du Toitskloof forest, Wellington horseshoe, back to Paarl JPN or Main rd.
? 02h15

RIDE# 386

2007-12-15
JPS, Dam loop, FM Tower, Google Ridge.....Agter Paarl, TM Single Track, Eliminator, bottom loop, outside loop, Cement, Porcupine Ridge, Main Rd or JPN back
? 04h00

RIDE# 382

2007-12-12
Route to be decided by those present. Paarl Mountain ...
? 02h30

RIDE# 379

2007-12-07
Taal Monument Rd up, bottom single track to Jan Philips, Eliminator, bottom loop in reverse, outside loop, Bethel Dam track, FM Tower, Google Ridge, Main Rd back from the North. Pace? depends who's riding. Training ride for Attakwas 2008 - only 2500m of climbing in 130km!
? 02h30

RIDE# 378

2007-12-05
Jan Philips Dr from the North, Xmas camp, bottom loop, outside loop in reverse to cement path, Porcupine ridge down and back via Main Rd or around the Mountain past Seidelberg. Cut short anytime if you need to get to the salt mines early. Pace, moderate.
? 02h30

RIDE# 366

2007-11-18
Ride Paarl Mountain outside loop, trip down Google or Porcupine Ridge then hookup with Meurant and Co. at Nelsons Creek for some lap racing. Barrel tasting festival to recover after the ride. No energade will be served, only hearty red shiraz right from the barrel. Bring a straw.
dunno

RIDE# 365

2007-11-17
Route 9 with some variation. Maybe Google Ridge or some such track down. For the Mountain Goats this one ...will take much pleasure in seeing how flat Paarl Mountain is comapred to the in and out rides of Die Hel this past weekend.
02h53:17

RIDE# 361

2007-11-14
Reverse outside and bottom loop Paarl Mountain, Taal Monument Single Track on the return leg.
? 01h45

RIDE# 355

2007-11-03
Same as ride #351. Different time.
? 03h00

RIDE# 354

2007-11-01
Taal Monument Road, JPS, Tower, Cement Xmas Camp, JPS. Bring a light if you can.
? 02h00

RIDE# 345

2007-10-26
RUSTIGE ride for the newbies. Lets beat the record of 22 riders! WE RIDE THE ROCK - Easy pace to the T, then back for a return flight down, or over to the North, or Tower and Cement for those who get too much sleep.
? 01h15

RIDE# 335

2007-10-12
Friday morning EASY ride. Online entries for the race on Saturday close at 16h00 on Friday. Hope to see you there on Saturday!
? 01h15

RIDE# 329

2007-10-07
Few loops in Paarl Mountain. Google Ridge, Eliminator, TM Single Tracks etc, etc. Also Happy Birthday to Hard Rock Rider Trevor Clift.
? 02h30

RIDE# 327

2007-09-29
Ride to Dirtopia Trail Centre, test our technical skills on some sweet singletrack on the black route. Check out the new pump track as well. Bring R20 for the permit.
? 03h00

RIDE# 325

2007-09-25
Single track up, Jan Philips, FM Tower and Google Ridge 2 single track down.
? 02h00

RIDE# 322

2007-09-22
A few loops in Paarl Mountain. Good luck to all K2C riders! Sportsrack running on 3 riders from PaarlMTB. Craig, Phil and Petrus. Check the homepage for live internet tracking of these riders on Sunday.
? 02h30

RIDE# 318

2007-09-19
Jan Philips South, Xmas Camp, Middle Path, maybe Dam loop if there is time otherwise JPS back. Mellow pace. 11 riders pitched for this mornings ride - a real pleasure to ride in sane temperatures. See you on the Rock.
? 01h15

RIDE# 316

2007-10-13
If you have entered, click here for the last race notice. PaarlMTB.com Rhebokskloof MTB Challenge - Mountain bikers can look forward to a unique opportunity to ride trails never before ridden on Paarl Mountain at the PaarlMTB.com Rhebokskloof MTB Challenge on 13 October 2007. The start and finish of the race will take place at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate. There will be two distances to choose from - 30km and 45km. Both these rides follow the same challenging route until the 14km mark where the routes split. This will also be a festive waterpoint for all riders with braais and other much needed refreshments readily available. The longer route will also push the more advanced riders to their limits with technical climbs, descents and single track. For the kids there will be a jungle gym, jumping castles and green lawns to play on. The restaurant and wine cellar at Rhebokskloof Estate will also be open on the day of the event to keep supporters and race finishers entertained. Sportstrack will be showcasing their technology on a big screen and you will be able to track riders during the race. Should be quite interesting to watch the front runners battle it out! Come ride the Rock at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate on the 13th of October! This promises to be a spectacular MTB event!
? 04h00

RIDE# 303

2007-08-30
Riders short on time can opt for the middle road down after the cement path downhill. >> Joritha, Fritz, Doc Slab, Noel, Andre, Adriano, Natale and Dennis on this morning's ride! Great to see you on the Sparrow ride Dennis...
? 01h30

RIDE# 294

2007-08-18
3 teams from PaarlMTB participating in the Trans Baviaans from Willowmore to JBay. Live internet tracking via GPS and GPRS sponsored by Sportstrack. MTB Lights sponsored by XXXTreme. Check the PaarlMTB website for a link. Teams are as follows; PaarlMTB 1 - Johan Slabbert, Johan Bothma and Ludwig Malherbe. PaarlMTB2 - John Wolfaardt and Colyn Foster. XXXTreme - Gavin Williams, Brendan Williams, Fritz van Heerden and Louis Ferreira. Phil Sullivan, Fritz's friend and Trevor Clift in support.
? 16h00

RIDE# 289

2007-08-08
Nelsons Creek 3 day MTB festival scouting ride for Paarl leg of the race. Ride to Rhebokskloof, start climbing Google Ridge there - 700m in 12km's to give you an idea. Rest of Prl Mountain. Stop for coffee at Rhebokskloof after descending some sweet single track.
? 04h30

RIDE# 288

2007-08-04
Trans Baviaans training ride / Paarl - 4 way stop - Stellenbosch - Helshoogte - Paarl - Up and Over or other loop in Paarl Mountain +- 100km's.
? 04h00

RIDE# 286

2007-08-01
Ride cancelled. Crap weather.
? 02h15

RIDE# 284

2007-07-31
Trans Baviaans early birds - training days are few.
? 01h45

RIDE# 281

2007-07-25
Golf Alternative Ride and scoping route for Paarl leg of the 3 day Nelson's Creek Mountain Bike Festival. Nelsons, Rhebokskloof, Paarl Mountain, Southern slopes and some sweet, new single track routes. What's your handicap?
? 04h00

RIDE# 280

2007-07-23
Nederburg loop, up and over from the north.
? 01h50

RIDE# 272

2007-07-17
JPS, Outside loop (or middle path back for quick return).
? 01h50

RIDE# 271

2007-07-16
Taal Monument Rd, JP, Outside and bottom loop in Paarl Mountain.
? 02h00

RIDE# 266

2007-07-04
Nederburg loop, JPN up and over for those who are dressed warmer than others, otherwise Main Rd back to start.
? 01h40

RIDE# 265

2007-07-03
JPS, Xmas Camp, Middle Path, JPS.
? 01h15

RIDE# 263

2007-06-29
There and back to see how far it is. When last did you hear that? Regular morning ride for Knight Riders. Day Trippers not welcome.
? 01h15

RIDE# 262

2007-06-29
wellington, gravel road to hermon, r/kasteel for coffee, malmesbury, home via durbanville rd - landbou skool - agterpaarl - dros >> or slight variation of the above for those short on time. To be discussed en route. Weather for Saturday looking rather ominous, good training for Trans Baviaans.
? 06h00

RIDE# 254

2007-06-19
One or more loops, Paarl Mntn. (Julius, Docs x 2 also rode this morning, 6 in total)
? 01h45

RIDE# 248

2007-06-11
Your bike will not rust and it's warmer riding in the rain. Daytrippers welcome. Route to be decided by those present.
? 01h15

RIDE# 240

2007-05-31
Nederburg loop, Up and over from the North on Jan Phillips for those who can ride longer, otherwise back along Main Rd.
? 01h30

RIDE# 233

2007-05-26
Riding from Caledon to Paarl via Botrivier, Theewaterskloof Dam, Franschhoek Pass. Got a lift to Caledon for you if you are interested. 084 752 0817.
04h00 - 05h00

RIDE# 229

2007-05-24
Jan Phillips South to Xmas Camp, and down a newly discovered track.
01h24

RIDE# 228

2007-05-23
Strawberry King, Taal Monument Rd, Single Track up to Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl North back down Main Rd. Cement Path loop for on the cards from the junction. Bring your ear warmers.
01h30

RIDE# 195

2007-04-13
Outside loop - Tower, Cement, middle path for those pressed for time, Xmas camp, Taal M. ST.
01h40

RIDE# 193

2007-04-03
JPS, Tower, Cement path, Xmas Camp, Eliminator, JPS / Single Track Taal Monument side.
+- 01h30

RIDE# 192

2007-04-01
Figure of 8 Paarl Mountain. Google Ridge other single track etc, etc...
+/-3hrs

RIDE# 185

2007-03-21
Google Ridge, Cement Path, Xmas Camp, Eliminator, Tower - not necessarily in that order and we can change our minds en route! Pace - Rustig.
02h30 - 03h30

RIDE# 183

2007-03-16
Easy up and over beginners ride. All welcome!
01h15

RIDE# 176

2007-03-08
Tower and back (south), cement path and further for those keen on distance.
01h30

RIDE# 164

2007-03-01
Dros to Dros Challenge Two teams to enter. The route starts from the Dros, down the Main Road to Northern Paarl and up Jan Philips Mountain Drive. The route continues across Jan Phillips to Gabbemma Doordrift Drive (Taal Mnmt. Rd.), down to the Main Road and back to the Dros. The pace is hectic. Timer stopped when last rider of each team arrives at the finish. Teams decided by draw before start.
01h15

RIDE# 161

2007-03-16
ESELFONTEIN WEEKEND BOOKED FOR PAARLMTB. Check this link for details on the accommodation, facilities and routes available for mountain biking. Leave Friday and return Sunday. A family MTB weekend, all welcome but space is limited. Eselfontein is also booked well in advance so this might be the last possible weekend before winter. If you are interested give me a call soon on 084 752 0817 or 021 863 1352 to reserve your space.
08h00+

RIDE# 153

2007-02-11
Route to be decided by those present. Easy to medium pace. No hurry, leave the racing for the races. Sunday cruise. Keen for some single track off Google Ridge...dependant on terrain conditions though.
02h00-03h00

RIDE# 141

2007-01-31
FM Tower and back with an option for a longer ride for those who want to. Longer ride - outside loop, eliminator, single track taal monument side.
01h15 +

RIDE# 139

2007-01-30
JPD south, FM Tower, Waboomkop, Middle path down, single track to Nantes dam, Xmas camp, Eliminator down.
01h15

RIDE# 132

2007-01-23
The comet ride! Plan to see Mc Naughts comet from Waboomkop, aka cement path.
02h00 max

RIDE# 128

2007-01-13
SLOW EASY PACE Du Toitskloof Pass, down the forest and across to Wellington. Paarl Mountain outside loop. Distance approximately 70km's.
04h00

RIDE# 127

2007-01-11
Route will vary slightly. Taal Monument Single track non-existant.
02h30-03h00

RIDE# 126

2007-01-10
Dros, Jan Phillips, FM Tower, outside loop, Dros.
01h15

RIDE# 124

2006-12-31
Last ride for '06. Full Monty, Paarl Mountain.
02h00-02h30

RIDE# 120

2006-12-17
Paarl, Sante dirt road, Donkerhoek...further unkown territory in the forests.
03h00

RIDE# 113

2006-12-09
The Full Monty, Paarl Mountain.
03h00

RIDE# 97

2006-11-09
Big loop in Paarl Mountain via JPD (South). Those pressed for time can head back from the FM Tower.
02h00

RIDE# 93

2006-11-05
Paarl Mountain, down some uncharted single tracks on North West slopes....maybe back up some uncharted single tracks on adjacent ridge.....across then back down Fairview single track, simondium rd, babylonstoren road, glen carlou and anura vineyards (will phone for permission) to Delvera. Delvera route (new black trail options diverting from the Porcupine trail), then lunch at Delvera with family and friends not cycling. Route planning with Google Earth.
04h00 - 05h00

RIDE# 92

2006-10-31
Ride not to be decided by those not present (thats you Natale). See you all there!
01h15

RIDE# 88

2006-10-21
Ride to be decided by those present.
02h00 - -03h00

RIDE# 83

2006-10-17
Ride to the FM tower and back.
01h15

RIDE# 81

2006-10-14
Ride in Paarl Mountain - Route to be dicided by those present. No city slickers.
03h00 - 04h00

RIDE# 76

2006-10-10
Slow and easy.
01h15

RIDE# 69

2006-09-27

01h15

RIDE# 67

2006-09-20
Easy up and over.
01h15

RIDE# 66

2006-09-16
Or route to be decided based on weather conditions.
02h30

RIDE# 65

2006-09-15
Easy pace.
01h15

RIDE# 64

2006-09-13
Departure time is flexible. Contact me if you want to ride at a different time - 863 0336.
01h40

RIDE# 61

2006-09-08
Easy ride before Saturday's long ride. Louis and Julius in so far.
01h15

RIDE# 48

2006-08-22
Ride subject to weather conditions.
01h30

RIDE# 47

2006-08-19
Cederberg/Citrusdal MTB Recci ride. Ek reel die Cederberg/Citrusdal MTB wedren en moet die roete ry om te sien of dit nog bestaan. Niemand ry hierdie roete behalwe as jy in die resies self deelneem nie. Fantastiese mooi roete, nogal tegnies op plekke. Die roete sal +- 45 - 50km wees oor groot varierende terrein (sand , kliperigheid, waterkruisings ens.) ,tweespoorpad, voetpad ens. As ons so 08:00 Saterdag (19 Aug.) ry uit die Paarl (Noord) sal ons +- 10:00 uit Citrusdal kan wegtrek. Ons sal by Gerhard se huis bymekaarkom om vandaar te vetrek. Gerhard gaan sorg vir snacks en 'n worsie/buns na die tyd (komplimente van Cederberg Fietsryklub). Soos reeds verduidelik weet ek nie wat om te verwag in die berge na al die ren nie. Ons behoort nie langer as 41/2 tot 5h op die roetes te wees nie ( sluit stoppe in vir besigtiging en fotos). Ouens wat belangstel moet my maar bel of e-pos vir meer detail. Groete Francois du Preez 0836760303 Francois_Du_Preez@capespan.co.za
04h00-05h00

RIDE# 33

2006-07-10
If you do not have lights dont worry as we have more than enough.
03h00

RIDE# 32

2006-07-09
Route in Paarl Mountain. Details of exact route to be decided by those present. Louis - 084 752 0817
02h30-03h30

RIDE# 24

2006-06-28
Please confirm receipt of ride notification. We need to know if these emails are being delivered to your inbox. Have a look at the New Pics gallery posted. Plenty more coming to PaarlMTB.com!
01h25

RIDE# 21

2006-06-22
Riding from Dros, Jan Phillips (S), Gate, Marathon Loop, Xmas Camp, Taal Monument single track.
01h30

RIDE# 8

2006-05-21

03h30

RIDE# 7

2006-04-13
Natalie and Louis will be taking the route back down the single track at Taal Monument. Join us for an extended ride.
01h15

RIDE# 4

2006-04-07

01h15

RIDE# 3

2006-04-05
BRING MEDS
05h15

RIDE# 2

2006-04-01
none.
01h15

RIDE# 1

2006-04-04
none.
01h15

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