Garmin Joins the 947 Ride Joburg Team as the Official Device Partner for 2021

Garmin Joins the 947 Ride Joburg Team as the Official Device Partner for 2021

Press release — The 947 Ride Joburg, South Africa’s biggest annual celebration of cycling, is just a few months away and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that Garmin is joining the team as our official device partner for 2021

As a leading provider of navigational tools, Garmin is an essential part of peoples’ everyday lives. From automotive and marine to aviation and sports, their devices are built with leading-edge technologies and compelling features to provide exceptional ease of use.

And in the cycling community, Garmin’s GPS bike computer range has been the number one selling computer for many years thanks to its dynamic performance monitoring — but, few people know that Garmin also offers a range of innovative cycling products such as power meter pedals, indoor trainers (Tacx) and lights. 

The Vario radar lights detect when a car is approaching from behind and notifies the rider via the Garmin Edge cycling computer (or cellphone app) and the approaching vehicle via the red flashing light. While the new pedal-based power meters have on- or off-road options that measure power and leg imbalances and seamlessly pairs with the Garmin Edge range of computers and Tacx trainers. 

And for riders who are not yet ready to hit the trails but still want to stay fit, Garmin’s Tacx turbo trainers provide a realistic ride feel indoors.

“It is an honour for us as 947 Ride Joburg to partner with a leading brand such as Garmin. Garmin’s range of cycling products makes it safer and easier to stay on your bike throughout the year, and they have the perfect range of products for participants to train and race with. The 947 Ride Joburg also focuses on safety with full road closure, and keeping our participants active throughout the year with our Train Joburg campaign,” says Fritz Pienaar, Managing Director of Faces — the new owner of the 947 Ride Joburg.

“Garmin is excited to be part of the Ride Joburg 2021 edition as the official technical partner, allowing Garmin the opportunity to support the local event industry in South Africa. Ride Joburg also offers the opportunity to engage with our local cycling community and showcase why whatever your goals, Garmin has all the features to help you beat yesterday,” says Angelique Crew, Marketing Communications Manager at Garmin Southern Africa.

Entries for the 25th edition of the 947 Ride Joburg close on 5 October 2021. Participation will be on a first-in, last-out basis if entries are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. In the case that the event needs to be cancelled or numbers reduced, riders will be offered a 100% refund of their entry fee. 

For more information or to enter please visit www.ridejoburg.co.za

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