59.8 miles
3,198 ft
-3,175 ft
1 mile
High Point
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Our brand new Start/Finish venue at the FNB Stadium will ensure easier access and safer parking.
This incredible venue lies at the heart of Joburg, ensuring riders experience the City of Joburg like never before.

From the FNB Stadium, cyclists head out onto the Soweto highway for a brief loop,
passing the iconic Joburg gold mine dumps, hugging Soweto before turning back towards Main Reef Road.

Don’t miss the scenic cityscapes as the route flows onto the M1 S (cycling in a northerly direction). For 3 km, the backmarkers will be able to catch a glimpse of the racing categories jostling for position as they race towards the finish. From here, riders will join on to the old route on the M1 – a speedy set of undulating downhills towards Woodmead.

Riders will head up to Kyalami for an exclusive opportunity to zip around the world-class race track before turning onto a new section down Main Road. The first proper ascent comes on this stretch of road as riders climb up to Witkoppen Road, which also marks the King / Queen of the Mountain spot.

The latter half of the route is quite hilly, but the views of Joburg’s leafy tree-lined streets are well worth the effort.

As you approach the last 15km, you will cross the iconic Nelson Mandela bridge before turning onto the M1 and riding past Gold Reef City. At this point, you will catch glimpses of the FNB Stadium, which marks the last section of your exhilarating ride. Your finish will be on Nasrec Road, but you will turn into FNB stadium for a hero’s welcome and great hospitality.

Detailed Description
947 Ride Joburg Road Route is a 60 mile intermediate race route located near Johannesburg. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route climbs 3,198 ft with a max elevation of 5,760 ft then descends -3,175 ft.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday November 21, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
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  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
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    One Direction
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More Stats for 947 Ride Joburg Road Route mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 35 min
  • Altitude min
    4,670 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,617 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    24 miles
  • Distance down
    33 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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