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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)
      148
      Trails Mountain Bike
      146
      Trails E-Bike
      130
      Trails Hike
      136
      Trails Trail Running
      137
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      99 miles
      Total Descent
      6,620 ft
      Total Vertical
      734 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      747 ft
      Reports
      406
      Photos
      66
      Ridden Counter
      4,347

      Popular Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan District Trails

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      60MoM Start
      Baakens Valley
      Little Walmer Single Track
      Baakens Valley
      Upper Crossing (Parking lot to 14th)
      Baakens Valley
      Killer Downhill
      Baakens Valley
      FT4
      Baakens Valley
      FT-3
      Baakens Valley
      The Wall access trail
      Baakens Valley
      BV 001
      Baakens Valley
      The S-Bend
      Baakens Valley
      Badminton Hall Park Trail
      Baakens Valley
      FT-2
      Baakens Valley
      Crank-it/Spank-it
      Baakens Valley
      NM7
      Baakens Valley
      FT-1
      Baakens Valley
      Gap Jump Trail
      Baakens Valley

      Mountain Bike Routes

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

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 19 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 52 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance

      Photos of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan District Mountain Bike

      trail: Middle Trail
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      Jun 30, 2021 @ 11:48pm
      Jun 30, 2021
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      Jun 30, 2021 @ 11:46pm
      Jun 30, 2021
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      Jun 30, 2021 @ 11:45pm
      Jun 30, 2021
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      Jun 30, 2021 @ 11:45pm
      Jun 30, 2021
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      Jun 30, 2021 @ 11:45pm
      Jun 30, 2021
      3 |
      May 31, 2021 @ 3:29am
      May 31, 2021
      trail: Drop-Off Line
      11 |
      May 24, 2021 @ 12:01am
      May 24, 2021
      11 |
      May 24, 2021 @ 12:00am
      May 24, 2021

      Videos of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan District Mountain Bike

      Trail Series - Baakens Valley / Port...
      1:51 | 70 | Aug 8, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Lower Baakens single track
      Baakens Valley
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 10:10pm
      Jul 16, 2021
      WetTanyaJackson
      Valley Rumble Crossing
      Baakens Valley
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 11:19pm
      Jun 26, 2021
      Unknowndustrider1Large tree down across trail, blocking...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportCape Recife Lighthouse Access Road and 2 more
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 3:34am
      4 hours
      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportBeachfront Cycle Lane and 1 more
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 3:34am
      4 hours
      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportHumewood railway line and 1 more
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 3:34am
      4 hours
      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportFT-1 and 4 more
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 1:44am
      Jul 20, 2021
      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportTarget Kloof Road and 9 more
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Jul 18, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      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
      user #2174287Quinn39trailGuinea Fowl Trail Glenhurd SectionAll trees cleared. And bridges replaced
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 5:37am
      Aug 2, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike14696 miles6,266 ft39 miles663 ft
      6640638,269
      E-Bike13084 miles5,623 ft34 miles663 ft
      3972209
      Hike13695 miles6,175 ft39 miles735 ft
      4051130
      Trail Running13794 miles5,876 ft38 miles663 ft
      4051343
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles69 ft1 mile43 ft
      13
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