FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

2020 Entrant Related

All 2020 entrants who did not opt for a refund have had their entry deferred to 2021. You should have received an email from us on 7 April 2020, with your promo code and entry instructions. If not, please contact the Race office on info@ridejoburg.co.za. All deferred entrants will need to re-enter for the 2021 event in order to claim their entry.

All entrants who selected this option in 2020 have been refunded. If you have not received your refund please email us your details at info@ridejoburg.co.za

2021 Registration & Entry

General

  • 947 Ride Joburg MTB 25km & Kids – Sat 13 Nov 2021 at STEYN CITY
  • 947 Ride Joburg MTB 50km – Sun 14 Nov 2021 at STEYN CITY
  • 947 Ride Joburg Road – Sun 21 Nov 2021 at FNB Stadium

Entries open on 8 April 2021, to enter visit the website www.ridejoburg.co.za

E-Bikes may be ridden in the ROAD and MTB events and only if the participant selects the E-bike category when entering online. Should an E-bike participant change his entry to/from an E-bike category without properly applying for such a change through the Race Office, he/she will be disqualified. No e-bikes are permitted in the KIDS ROAD / KIDS MTB events

Number collection venue and times will be communicated to entrants once entries close. These will be based on Covid-19 regulations closer to event date.

Only paid pre-entries will be accepted. There will be no late entries or unpaid entries at the venue.

947 Ride Joburg Road - Sun 21 Nov 2021 at FNB Stadium

The entry fee of R595.00 includes VAT and a CSA rider levy.

Participants must be older than the age of 12 years on the 31 Dec 2021 however special dispensation may be applied for in writing to the Race Office for younger entrants.

Charity entries close 30 September 2021.  Should you wish to Ride for a Purpose and join one of our registered charities your entry must be successfully linked to the charity team by the 30 September 2021

Individual entries close on 5 October 2021 or when entry capacity is reached. Should the event entry numbers be reduced due to COVID-19 related reasons, only the first paid entrants will be accepted on a first-in, last-out basis. Read our withdrawal and cancellation policy here.

No participant may sell their number or allow anyone else to ride under that number. A substitution may be applied for with the Race Office. Should a participant be in breach of this, she/he will be immediately disqualified and banned from participating in the 947 Ride Joburg Road for 5 years.

A participant may organise a substitution with the Race Office which can be done for a fee within the prescribed period. The original entry fee will not be refunded. The person who is being substituted will have their number removed from the database and a new number will be allocated. Seeding will be according to the new participant’s individual seeding index.

Entry fees are non-refundable except under special circumstances. Read our withdrawal and cancellation policy here

947 Ride Joburg MTB [25km – Sat 13 Nov 2021] [50km - Sun 14 Nov 2021] at Steyn City

  • 25km = R335 (includes 15% VAT and CSA rider levy)
  • 50km = R435 (includes 15% VAT and CSA rider levy)
  • 25km: older than 10 years on the 31 December 2021
  • 50km: older than 15 years on the 31 December 2021
  • Special dispensation may be applied for in writing to the Race Office for younger entrants

Only conventional mountain bikes and conventional mountain bike tandems may be ridden. 

  • ATB bar-ends are permitted on Mountain Bikes. 
  • Any participant who is in any doubt about whether his/her bicycle, tandem or machine is suitable to be ridden in the event and, if so, in which category, is advised to contact the organisers well beforehand.

Entries close on 5 October 2021 or when entry capacity is reached. Should the event entry numbers be reduced due to COVID-19 related reasons, only the first paid entrants will be accepted on a first-in, last-out basis. Read our withdrawal and cancellation policy here. 

If you have entered the 50km MTB event, you will require a minimum qualifying seeding by 30 September 2021 in order to qualify to take part in this distance. If you have entered 50km and do not qualify you will be automatically entered for the 25km race.

This is done for safety reasons. If you are downgraded, any difference in entry fees will not be refunded. No protest will be entertained in this regard.

No participant may sell their entry or allow anyone else to ride under that number. Should a participant be in breach of this, she/he will be immediately disqualified and banned from participating in the 947 Ride Joburg for 5 years.

A participant may organise a substitution with the Race Office which can be done for a fee within the prescribed period. The original entry fee will not be refunded. The person who is being substituted will have their number removed from the database and a new number will be allocated. Seeding will be according to the new participant’s individual seeding index.

947 Ride Joburg Kids - Sat 13 Nov 2021 at Steyn City

The entry fee is R195.00 Pre- entries include a Kids T-Shirt and a complimentary goodie bag.

Online entries close on 9 October 2020 or when entry limits have been reached, whichever comes first. Should the event entry numbers be reduced due to COVID-19 related reasons, only the first paid entrants will be accepted on a first-in, last-out basis. Read our withdrawal and cancellation policy here.

No participant may sell their number or allow anyone else to ride under that number. Should a participant be in breach of this, she/he will be immediately disqualified and banned from participating in the 947 Ride Joburg Road for 5 years.

A participant may organise a substitution with the Race Office which can be done for a fee of within the prescribed period. The original entry fee will not be refunded. The person who is being substituted will have their number removed from the database and a new number will be allocated.

Kids Road categories (on tarred / paved roads within Steyn City):

  • Birds – 1km* Push bikes and tricycles. (age appropriate 2 – 4 years).
  • Meerkats – 1km* Trikes, push bikes and training wheels allowed (age appropriate 5 – 6 years).
  • Lions – 2.8km* Bicycles only, no training wheels (age appropriate 7 – 8 years).
  • Elephants – 5.5km* Bicycles only, no training wheels (age appropriate 9 – 10 years).

*Age categories are calculated for entry purposes as the entrant’s age on 31 December 2021

No tandems / motorised bicycles / e-bikes will be permitted. Each rider need to bring their own bike

Kids MTB (on MTB single tracks / paths within Steyn City):
Kids 5km / 10km MTB (age appropriate, 8 – 16 years only)
*Age categories are calculated for entry purposes as the entrant’s age on 31 December 2021

This MTB ride for kids serves as a great introduction to mountain biking and is manageable for all levels, especially kids who may have outgrown the Birds – Elephants categories above.

Only conventional mountain bikes may be ridden, ATB bar-ends are permitted on mountain bikes.
No tandems / e-bikes will be allowed.

Only one adult may accompany each entrant in the Birds (2-4 Years) OR 5/10km MTB category, the adult must wear the corresponding race number which will be issued upon request at number collection as per advertised dates and times.

Refund & Cancellation Policies

No refund shall be given in the event that a participant cancels their entry into the event. (Kids ride included)

No entry fee shall be refunded to a participant for a cancellation of the Event due to acts of God (so called Force Majeure), which acts shall include but not be limited to adverse weather conditions, riots, strikes, political unrest and/or any other occurrence not within the control of the event organiser.

Entries will be considered on a first in last out basis should the participation capacity be reduced due to restrictions placed on the event due to Covid-19. Should the event be cancelled / entry numbers reduced by the Event Organiser due to COVID-19 related reasons, every entrant shall be entitled to a full refund of their entry fee.

Corporates, Teams, Charities

General

Charity team registrations close on 31 August 2021 and Corporate Team entries close on 17 September 2021. New teams may not be registered after these deadlines. Click here for team entry info.

Charity and Company Team start times will be communicated to teams later in the year as it is possible that these will be affected by Covid-19 regulations at the time of the event. Each team participant with a seeding index will be allocated their start time, and all unseeded members will be seeded in the team’s start group. Seeded cyclists may drop down to their team’s start time if they wish to ride together. No late seeding requests at registration will be entertained.

Charity Teams

Entrants wishing to support one of the registered 947 Ride Joburg charities will be required to select to support one of the registered charities listed on the website.

Entrants who wish to Ride For a Purpose must join their chosen Charities 30 September 2021.

A Charity Team is made up of 10 or more entries to help raise funds and awareness for the charity. Limited group entries will be accepted. (Charity start groups are limited based on Covid-19 regulations / a max of 4000 riders). Terms and Conditions will apply.

Company Teams

A Company Team is made up of 10 – 100+ entries for groups. It allows a company to reserve entry slots and then invite clients or employees to join in the 947 Ride Joburg fun. Companies wishing to pre-purchase entries may register here.

Seeding, Timing & Results

947 Ride Joburg Road - Sun 21 Nov 2021 at FNB Stadium

All entrants are required to submit non-Ride Joburg race results for seeding by 30 September 2021 here

  • Don’t submit any historical 947 Ride Joburg results
  • Don’t submit results older than 3 years (November 2018)
  • You can submit up to 3 results on this from


The Organising Committee will use selected results manually submitted AND selected SAS Road results obtained from events between 1 November 2018 and 30 September 2021 for seeding (at the discretion of
the Race Director).

Seeding, start groups and start times will be emailed and/or sms’d to participants and will be available from mid October 2021. Batch sizes and start times will be based on Covid-19 protocols at the time of the race.

Cyclists who believe they have been incorrectly seeded may apply for re-seeding within the prescribed period communicated to cyclists. No late seeding requests at registration will be entertained.

It is compulsory for every cyclist participating to secure the timing chip provided in your race pack, that is linked to your entry profile, to your seat post as instructed. You may not ride with someone else’s race number or timing chip. Any participant that does not wear their race number or timing chip will not be allowed into the start pen on race day

Finish Time is the official timing company of the 947 Ride Joburg Road.

947 Ride Joburg 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 for 2021. Click here for the full breakdown of prize categories.

Click here for quick access to a Google accommodation search near the FNB stadium

No camping will be allowed at the venue.

947 Ride Joburg MTB [25km – Sat 13 Nov 2021] [50km - Sun 14 Nov 2021] at Steyn City

The Organising Committee will use results obtained from these MTB events for seeding the 25km & 50km MTB.
If you have entered the 50km event, you will require a minimum qualifying seeding by 30 September 2021 in order to qualify to take part in this distance.

MTB Event Name

Dates

Venues

Websites

Provincial MTB XCO

2021-03-13

Hoogekraal Farm,WC

https://www.wpcycling.com/event/2021-wc-xco-series/

Summer Fast One

2021-03-14

Lido Hotel, Johannesburg

https://mtbapp.co.za/event/summer-fast-one-mtb-2021/

Bergplaas MTB Challenge

2021-04-10

Mandalay Farm

https://www.chaingangevents.co.za/mtb/events/83

Route 66 MTB Experience

2021-04-16

Mount Grace

https://route66mtb.co.za/

Cullinan2Tondeldoos

2021-04-16

Cullinan

https://c2tmtb.co.za/

Trek2Teebus MTB

2021-04-23

Harmonie farm

https://www.trek2teebus.co.za/eventinfo

Paarl MTB Challenge

2021-05-01

Spice Route, Paarl

https://paarladventuretrails.co.za/event/paarl-mtb-challenge/

Ride the berg

2021-05-01

KZN

https://www.ridetheberg.co.za/

Midvaal 100 Miler

2021-05-02

Cafe du Cirque – Boswell Wilkie Circus

https://results.finishtime.co.za/Stats.aspx?CId=35&RId=2993

Windpomp Sjerrie Challenge

2021-05-04

STABLES

https://windpompmtb.iala.co.za/

Baberton MTB Challenge

2021-05-08

Barberton High School

https://www.barbertonxcm.co.za/

Race to the sun

2021-05-08

Schoemansville Oewer Club

https://racetothesun.co.za/route/

Sani2C Adventure

2021-05-13

Glencairn Farm

https://sani2c.co.za/

Sani2C Race

2021-05-14

Glencairn Farm

https://sani2c.co.za/

TS #1 Buffelsdrift

2021-05-22

ARC ROODEPLAAT

https://mtb.trailseekerseries.co.za/buffelsdrift-22-may-2021/

Cradle mountain trophy

2021-06-05

The Old Mill, Magaliesburg

https://www.mountain-trophy.co.za/

Berg & Bush 3 day Tour

2021-06-14

Emseni Camp

https://www.bergandbush.co.za/#section/contact

Berg & Bush 2 day

2021-06-20

Emseni Camp

https://www.bergandbush.co.za/#section/contact

Berg & Bush Descent

2021-06-24

Emseni Camp

https://www.bergandbush.co.za/#section/contact

Around the pot 100 miler

2021-07-24

Swellendan Showgrounds

https://www.aroundthepot.co.za/eventinfo

Swazi Frontier

2021-07-29

Hawane Resort

https://www.swazifrontier.co.sz/

TS #3 Sondela

2021-08-21

Legends MX

https://mtb.trailseekerseries.co.za/

Attakwas MTB

2021-08-21

Chandelier Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn

https://www.atta.co.za/

Namaqua Quest 3 Day Stage race

2021-09-03

North Cape

http://namaquaquest.co.za/

Race to the sea

2021-09-04

 Huguenot Memorial Monument

https://racetothesea.co.za/

TS #4 Van Gaalens

2021-09-11

Van Gaalen Cheese farm

https://mtb.trailseekerseries.co.za/

Swartberg Xtreme

2021-09-17

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Oudtshoorn

https://www.dust4glory.co.za/swartberg-xreme-mtb-challenge/

TS # Banhoek

2021-10-09

Kylemore Hoërskool

https://mtb.trailseekerseries.co.za/

TS #5 Wellington

2021-10-11

Bosman Family Vineyards

https://mtb.trailseekerseries.co.za/

TS #2 Legends

2021-10-23

Sondela Nature reserve

https://mtb.trailseekerseries.co.za/

All entrants are required to submit non-Ride Joburg race results for seeding by 30 September 2021 here

  • Don’t submit any historical 947 Ride Joburg results
  • Don’t submit results older than 3 years (November 2018)
  • You can submit up to 3 results on this from

The Organising Committee will use manually submitted results AND selected SAS MTB results obtained from events
between 1 November 2018 and 30 September 2021 for seeding 25km & 50km MTB (at the discretion of
the Race Director).

SASeeding, or their appointed agency, is the official timing company of the 25km & 50km 947 Ride Joburg MTB.

It is compulsory for every cyclist participating in 25km & 50km to wear a valid SAS board linked to their personal profile, with the batch and event stickers provided affixed to the board. SAS boards may be purchased online during the entry process. You may not ride with someone else’s SAS board.

Participants with existing SASeeding Number Boards will have the opportunity to validate their number against their name online before the race / on race day. It is the sole responsibility of the rider to ride with the correct number.

Prizemoney is awarded for top finishers in the following 50km MTB categories.
Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the following 25km MTB categories.

Click here for quick access to a Google accommodation search near Steyn City

No camping will be allowed at the venue.

947 Ride Joburg Kids - Sat 13 Nov 2021 at Steyn City

The Organising Committee will use results manually submitted AND selected SAS Road results obtained from events between 1 November 2018 and 30 September 2021 for seeding 25km & 50km MTB (at the discretion of
the Race Director).

Only the 5km / 10km MTB is a timed event. SASeeding, or their appointed agency, is the official timing company of the 5km / 10km 947 Ride Joburg KIDS MTB.

Should entrants wish to receive an official result they must wear a valid SAS board linked to the child’s personal profile. These may be purchased online and are optional.

All categories are non-competitive events, prizes are not awarded to place positions.

Expo

We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to host the Expo from 18 – 20 November 2021. While continually monitoring the Covid-19 landscape and government regulations. 

For more information on the different stand options and if you’d like to showcase your brand and become an exhibitor, please contact the 947 Ride Joburg Lifestyle Expo Team to request the rate card and layout: expo@ridejoburg.co.za

Book and pay before Friday 24 September and receive 10% discount on your stand!