The Karoo Burn

Race Info

The Karoo Burn race info, see details below. If you have any additional questions regarding this event, please contact us via


Entry Fee

Solo: R1 650.00
Team of 2:
R2 970.00
Team of 4: R5 400.00


  • Solo
  • Gravel
  • Mountain Bike
  • Mixed Team
  • Open Men
  • Open Women
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Date: Friday, 18 February 2022
Time: 14:00 – 22:00
Venue: Calvinia Primary School

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Race Start Venue

Date: Saturday, 19 February 2022
Time: 07:00
Venue: Calvinia Primary School


Finish Venue

Venue: Kaleo Guest Farm, Ceres

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Prize Giving

Date: 20 February 2022
Time: 08:30
Location: Kaleo Guest Farm

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Prize Money

2022 Prize Money: TBC

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242 km


Cutt-off Times

Waterpoint 1:
62km – Rooiputs 12:00 (5 Hours)

Waterpoint 2:
105km – Brakfontein 16:00 (9 Hours)

Waterpoint 3:
138km – Die Mond 19:00 (12 Hours)

Waterpoint 4/Checkpoint:
168km – Padstal 22:00 (15 Hours)

Waterpoint 5:
197km – Katbakkies 00:30 (17.5 Hours)

Waterpoint 6:
222km – Winkelhaak 03:00 (20 Hours)

242km – Kaleo Guest Farm 05:00 (22 Hours)

Registration Rules

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  1. Registration will be on a first come first served basis.
  2. Registration will be on Friday, 18 February 2022 from 14:00 till 22:00.
  3. Your entry is only guaranteed once full payment is received.
  4. Rider substitutions will be allowed until 04 February 2022. After this date, substitutions and rider changes will be allowed on registration day at full entry prices and will only take place under the adherence of the policies stated here.
  5. Any rider changes will carry a R300 admin fee.
  6. Refunds up to 18 August 2021 at 75% of the entry fee.
  7. Refunds from 18 August 2021 till 18 November 2021 at 50% of the entry fee.
  8. No transfers to 2023 will be allowed.
  9. Please note that the deadline for complimentary apparel and online purchases will be 18 December 2021. We cannot place extra orders after this date.
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Garment Size

To ensure that you select the correct garment size, download size chart here.

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Karoo Burn Race Info

The Karoo Burn

Car Drive Service

Car drive service by Calvinia Primary School. Your car will be collected at the race start and driven through to the race finish. The cost of this service is R850.00. The school will be in contact after you purchased this package to discuss arrangements. For any questions or queries please contact Martiens Nel,
Cell: 084 586 7841

Karoo Burn MTB Challenge Bicycle Transport

The Karoo Burn

Bicycle Transport

Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle! There is no need to disassemble your bicycle with our unique “roll in roll out” system now available for transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg. To book your bike, please visit:

Karoo Burn MTB Challenge Accommodation

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Luxury Tents:

Luxury tent accommodation at Kaleo Guest Farm Saturday.
Price: R800
To book: log back into your profile and add it to your rider profile.

Hostel Rooms:

Accommodation by Calvinia Primary School at their hostel.

View Rates:
  • R140 per person (Accommodation only)
  • R60 per person (Breakfast)
  • R200 per person (Accommodation & Breakfast)
  • Once-off full payment, no deposits
  • 75% Refund on full payment before 7 days of arrival
  • 50% Refund on full payment in 7 days of arrival

For any bookings, questions, queries or specific arrangements please contact Leonore Spamer,
Tel: 027 341 1067 / 083 797 4628

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The Karoo Burn

Back-up, Support Vehicle & Checkpoint Rules

The Checkpoint is accessible to spectators. Directions from Calvinia via Google maps, CLICK HERE

Please note, back-up vehicles are not allowed to share the road with riders, therefore the quicker and safer detour as per instructions above.

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  • In the event where back-up vehicles do share short sections of the road with riders, please drive slowly.
  • Boxes can be obtained from the registration area from 12:00 on Friday, 18 February 2022 and has to be handed in on Friday, 18 February 2022 between 14:00 and 22:00.
  • PLEASE NOTE: NO boxes will be accepted on Saturday, 19 February 2022. No exceptions.
  • Each rider will be issued with one race box and this box will be transported to the checkpoint. PLEASE NOTE: The box will only be accessible at the specified checkpoint.
  • Boxes are not accessible outside of the checkpoint and riders are responsible to ensure that the boxes are correctly marked
  • Boxes can be collected on Sunday, 20 February 2022 from 09:00 at Kaleo Guest Farm.
  • Dryland Event Management does not accept any responsibilities for lost or damaged goods

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