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      Home to Fat Tracks Mountain Biking Club, the oldest club of its kind in South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Region / Port Elizabeth is a veritable hive of mountain biking activity and a premier mountain biking destination.

      There are several trail networks and bike parks in and around the city, offering riders of all abilities and biking disciplines a wide variety of trail experiences and options - BMX, cross country, all mountain, downhill and gravel grinding.

      The region’s flagship trail network, Baakens Valley in downtown PE, is also home to the Fat Tracks Trail Centre.

      All of the trail networks in the Port Elizabeth Region is well-mapped on Trailforks and the maps are actively curated by the Fat Tracks Mountain Bike Club.

      Feedback on the maps are welcomed. Please leave comments and trail ratings.
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      157
      Trails Mountain Bike
      154
      Trails E-Bike
      138
      Trails Hike
      144
      Trails Trail Running
      145
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      103 miles
      Total Descent
      6,890 ft
      Total Vertical
      741 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      747 ft
      Reports
      935
      Photos
      75
      Ridden Counter
      6,468

      Popular Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan District Trails

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      Little Walmer Single Track
      Baakens Valley
      60MoM Start
      Baakens Valley
      Killer Downhill
      Baakens Valley
      Upper Crossing (Parking lot to 14th)
      Baakens Valley
      BV 001
      Baakens Valley
      The S-Bend
      Baakens Valley
      FT4
      Baakens Valley
      Crank-it/Spank-it
      Baakens Valley
      The Wall access trail
      Baakens Valley
      Badminton Hall Park Trail
      Baakens Valley
      FT-3
      Baakens Valley
      NM7
      Baakens Valley
      NM3
      Baakens Valley
      9th Ave Entry to Little Walmer Single Track
      Baakens Valley
      FT-2
      Baakens Valley

      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Parsonsvlei Valleys
      Parsonsvlei Valleys
      12 miles
      Norm Hudlin 30km Route
      Norm-Hudlin Trails
      16 miles
      Hoknville
      Norm-Hudlin Trails
      1,391 ft

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 9 rides
      Past Week
      • 64 rides

      Photos of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan District Mountain Bike

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      Aug 3, 2021

      Videos of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan District Mountain Bike

      Trail Series - Baakens Valley / Port...
      1:51 | 92 | Aug 8, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2175191WaynejGaddreportKings Beach Pathway
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 8:12am
      Aug 6, 2022
      user #2175191WaynejGaddreportWilliam Moffett to FT containers and 7 more
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 8:12am
      Aug 6, 2022
      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportFT-1 and 12 more
      Jul 29, 2022 @ 10:17pm
      Jul 29, 2022
      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportParking to 9th Ave Link and 22 more
      Jul 25, 2022 @ 12:36am
      Jul 25, 2022
      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportMangold Verge Contour Path 1 and 15 more
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 3:29am
      Jul 23, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2174287Quinn39trailLittle Walmer Single Track DropThat piece of trail is very dangerous
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 1:18pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      user #1787931dcahsingreportPV 012Motor cross trails
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 8:39pm
      Nov 7, 2020
      user #1787931dcahsingreportPV 030 (tar road to sub station)Tar road to sub-station
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 8:29pm
      Nov 7, 2020
      user #2237385ChrisBzatrailThe CorkscrewR20
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 8:51am
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #2352194gouws69trailThe CorkscrewWhat is the entrance fees. Regards
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 11:28pm
      Aug 12, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike15499 miles6,535 ft41 miles669 ft
      75935312,372
      E-Bike13887 miles5,892 ft35 miles669 ft
      9262420
      Hike14498 miles6,447 ft40 miles741 ft
      9341263
      Trail Running14598 miles6,145 ft39 miles669 ft
      9341860
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles69 ft1 mile43 ft
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