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The 3 Best Mountain Biking Races for Couples

Do you love spending your downtime exploring trails and conquering new terrain together? Why not take things up a notch and see if you’ve got what it takes to finish a race. We’re not talking the Epic here… These three races will put you through the paces, but will also build beautiful memories.

#1 Sappi Karkloof Classic, KwaZulu-Natal (May 2016)

People in the Karkloof take their mountain biking seriously! With a full-time team dedicated to maintaining trails (over 200km of them), this area is one of the best places in the country to spin your wheels. The race takes you through plantations, and is known for its innovative tracks.

X-factor: Spend some time exploring the beautiful Midlands together.

#2 The Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour, Western Cape (July 2016)

Are you up for a road trip? This race includes access to areas of privately owned property that you can’t ride the rest of the year, taking you through the jaw-dropping beauty of the Garden Route. With an option of 80 km, 50 km, 30 km or 15 km, you can match your skill level to a race.

X-factor: You can stay on and enjoy the Knysna Oyster festival together.

#3 Moving For Mental Wellness MTB Race, Mogale City (10 October 2015)

Held at the beautiful Nirox Art Foundation Park in the Cradle of Humankind, the race will be a 12km or 36km challenge, in a lap race format. If you haven’t visited Mogale City yet, it’s time to change that! You can enjoy a short ride and then take in the sights.

X-factor: It’s for a good cause. The South African Depression & Anxiety Group (SADAG) is hosting the event to commemorate World Mental Health Day.

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