EARLY BIRD ENTRIES FOR 2024 ARE NOW OPEN

It’s your time to be part of

The biggest annual celebration of cycling in South Africa

Experience why we are called

The city of  Gold    Ubuntu    Flair    Community  

The City of Ubuntu

Virgin Active
947 Ride Joburg
Road 2024

17 November 2024

The iconic 97 km race through the streets of Johannesburg.
Let’s Ride Joburg. #IamRidingJoburgFor

Virgin Active
947 Ride Joburg
Short Ride 2024

17 November 2024

You too can Ride Joburg by cranking along 35 exhilarating kilometres of traffic-free Joburg streets.

9 & 10 November 2024

10 & 25 km MTB race inside Steyn City on 9 Nov 2024
50 km MTB race inside Steyn City on 10 Nov 2024

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg
Kids 2024

10 November 2024

Kids ride under 10 y/o inside Steyn City. Choose their age and ability appropriate distance and watch them go!

It's time to rise and join us

in a

It's time to rise and join us in a

Celebration of Joburg

Experience the richness, contrasts, colours and sounds of the City of Joburg by being a part of the prestigious Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg. Be electrified and vitalised by soaking up the energy around you. Then let it translate to your legs to turn the pedals of your bicycle. Go fast or go slow. Ride for a Purpose greater than yourself. Or chase down a personal best. Join the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg journey that will ultimately lead to fitness, friendship, health and happiness. It is, after all, impossible to be sad while riding a bicycle. Celebrate life, cycling and our favourite city – the City of Johannesburg.

RIDE FOR A PURPOSE

The Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg is more than just a cycle race – it’s a platform for people to accomplish something great.

COMPANY TEAMS

Build stronger connections through shared experience riding the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg, hosted by the City of Johannesburg.

Dedicate your race in 2023

I'm Riding Joburg For Leo My three beautiful children  Vir die lekker City of joburg  Tsakani and Tintswalo Ian Boyd BIG Daddy!!!!  Fulu Alet Ems Late Brother - Thozi my mother  Tony my Brother For Me Cancer survivors  For those who can't Good Health Love (wife&kids) Mental health Women Empowerment  MY FAMILY Tears Foundation  Charity Village Safe Haven 4PAWS Thandanani House Of Refuge

Our #ImRidingJoburgFor campaign allows you to nominate a special person or cause, when entering,
to dedicate your Ride Joburg journey to and make it meaningful!   

Enter before 18 October to get your personalised number bib. 

Want to look the part?

We’re here to fit you with the most dependable riding accessories.

Legacy Jerseys

We are excited to introduce our brand-new range of Legacy Jerseys!

Ride for a

Purpose

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, is an incredible platform for recognising non-profit organisations and making it possible to raise funds for the extraordinary work that they do.

Over the past 26 years, the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, has contributed significantly in positioning Joburg as a destination of choice for cycling enthusiasts from around the globe. It’s also helped build the City of Joburg’s reputation as a preferred host city for major sporting events.

We are thrilled to announce the new start / finish venue of Virgin Active  947 Ride Joburg.

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, proudly announces the biggest prize purse for a single day event on the continent.

R200 000 prize money for our Top Male and Female in our Elite category.

Only registered charities may use the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg as a platform to raise funds and awareness for their cause.

Experience the traffic-free streets of Joburg for one day!

Own the streets of Joburg

Experience world-class organisation and world-class fun unique in African Flair!