947 Ride Joburg is launching 8 April 2021, and entries are open for the 25th edition of Gauteng’s biggest annual celebration of cycling!
The cogs are turning furiously here at 947 Ride Joburg to bring you the same adrenaline-kicking experience but with a few exciting surprises in the mix.
947 Ride Joburg is making history by offering the biggest prize purse for a single-day cycling event on the continent. R200 000 is up for grabs for the first male and female cyclist in the Elite Road Racing category! We hope to see some interesting racing and thrilling action from our top Elite South African riders.
The start/finish venue for 947 Ride Joburg Road will be at the FNB Stadium and Nasrec, bordering Soweto. We are excited about this venue! It is easily accessible, and with a capacity of 80 000, there’s enough room to accommodate cyclists and spectators with ease.
The route is slightly longer at 97km and remains the same for the most part except for some brand-new sections we’ve added to show off Joburg in a whole new light. We plan on keeping the route consistent for years to come making it easy for riders to compare times and results.
947 Ride Joburg MTB and Kids will be hosted at Steyn City again. If you have ridden the thrilling MTB routes around Steyn City in previous years you would know that we would be hard-pressed to improve on it. But we are doing just that by constructing some exhilarating new sections to the existing Steyn City trails to create a mind blowing experience for our MTB riders. Do not miss out.
We do realise that the Covid pandemic remains a factor. Should it become evident that the event needs to be reduced or cancelled, Faces Ride Joburg offers riders a 100% refund of their entry fees. Should the participation numbers need to be reduced to comply with regulations, participation will be on a first-in, last-out basis. Those who have entered first will receive preference. The exact registration procedures will be adapted and configured in accordance with Covid developments and will be communicated to entrants closer to the time.
In the meantime, let’s set some goals, amp up the training and pick our purpose to ride 947 Ride Joburg. Whatever your reason for riding, whether it is to become fit and healthy, to crush personal fitness goals, to ride for a greater purpose, to enjoy the lekker Joburg vibe or to race your heart out, we hope to see you on the start line!