Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, outside Bela-Bela
Terrain: Bushveld | Mountaineous | Rocky | Sandy
Features:Single Track | Jeep Track | Wild Life
Entry Dates:Online entries close 15 July 06:00 | Early Bird close 19 June 06:00
It’s back, and it’s going to be better than ever! Only an hour and a half from Pretoria is the new featured event for 2014, LionMan. The race has a great history and has grown to one of the most prominent and popular mountain bike races in South Africa, after some negotiations the event is back in full swing!
The "LionMan" MTB race has become a "must-do-event" for all seasoned cyclists but also for families and newcomers to the sport.
This year the Lion Man will undergo some exciting changes on route, we have carefully read and listened to feedback from the previous year’s races and believe we have come up with the best route possible for everyone, with no overlaps and no bottle necks, show casing the best Mabalingwe has to offer in mountain biking!
The event is the perfect weekend where families can all ride and there’s are distances for everyone! Take a look at the many activities and sites to see when you are down here.
Rich in abundant bird and animal life, including Africa's "Big 5". It is here where nature has united to create the perfect paradise on earth. Spread over more than 12 500 ha and malaria free, unspoilt bushveld, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve nestles in the shadow of the majestic Waterberg Mountains. In our tradition of 'something for everyone' there are a number of recreational activities to be found. After a memorable day of activities, relax with a superb meal in the restaurant, and then sipping cocktails against the backdrop of the setting sun, listening to nocturnal calls of the wild.
Saturday 19 Jul - 07:15 Race Briefing
Saturday 19 Jul - 07:30 Start Marathon 76km Batch "A" + 5min intervals
Saturday 19 Jul - 08:20 Start Half Marathon 45km Batch "A" + 5min intervals
Saturday 19 Jul - 09:00 Start 20km Fun Race Batch "A" +5min intervals
Saturday 19 Jul - 09:40 10km Fun Ride All
Saturday 19 Jul - 12:00 Prize Giving