2020 sees the third staging of The Rock 2-Stage MTB Race and the first two editions has resulted in the event vesting itself as Paarl’s signature mountain-bike offering.


“THE ROCK” caters for true and spirited mountain-bikers who live for great trail, but also love to have fun in vibey upbeat race villages boasting lots of entertainment, live bands, stacks of fun activities and a range of artisan culinary delights.

No frills, no fuss… just great trails, tough racing, wonderful camaraderie, and great hospitality! “THE ROCK” affords mountain bikers with a passion for their sport a quintessential off-road experience in sublime surroundings without the usual arm-and-a-leg cost to enter.

Entry fee for the 2-stage MTB race R950 per participant. Mountain-bikers can also enter any one of the stage race daily routes individually (if you don’t fancy doing all two stages).

Participants are looked after particularly well on and off the trails and they have a choice of a wide array of vendors where they can buy breakfast, lunch and dinner on race days.

Organisers Wynand de Villiers and Darren Herbst have been on the forefront of cycling race organisation for the past 20 years and have vast knowledge and experience in their trade.

Full Service Tour

“THE ROCK” saves no expense in our vision to create the Cape Winelands’ signature mountain bike stage race which attracts both local and international participation.

Rider nutrition, water, energy drinks and sumptuous snacks are available at the feed points to spoil and motivate riders during the event.

Full servicing is available at the start and halfway on each day and after each stage all bikes are washed and lubed after every day’s stage.

Bikes are stored in a secure overnight storage facility between the stages at Spice Rouite

Day 1 Rhebokskloof – Spice Route: 55km - 1000m elevation

Day 2 Spice route – Rhebokskloof: 42km - 1200m elevation