Grind Your Gears At The Baleia Wines MTB Challenge & Trail Run

The second annual Baleia Wines Mountain Bike Challenge along with a Trail Run is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 9 September, from the Baleia Wines winery next to the N2 just outside Riversdale in the Western Cape.

Baleia Wines graft exceptional wines and extra virgin olive oil from their vineyards and olive groves on the farm Dassieklip in the Vermaaklikheid area near Riversdale.

The wine maker and general manager, Abraham de Klerk, is not only an enthusiastic wine maker and surfer, but also an avid mountain biker who will join the Baleia Wines MTB Challenge. The Baleia Wines team is looking forward to host the second mountain bike event from their winery and cellars.

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Trail Run

The trail run will be over a distance of 12km and will start and finish at Baleia Wines Cellar. The race will start at 9:00 at a R100 entry fee per person.

More information will be posted on the Baleia Wines website.

MTB races

There are three races to choose from; the 88km race will start first at 8:00 (R200 entry fee), the 40km event will start at 8:15 (R140 entry fee) and the 19km race will start at 8:30 (R80 entry fee).

Registration for both the trail run and mountain bike event can be done on Friday (8 September) and early on Saturday morning at Baleia Wines Cellar.

There will be prizes for the winners and medals for all finishers while spot prizes will be up for grabs.

The La Bella Deli & Restaurant will offer lots to eat and drink with entertainment for children. There will be ample safe parking.

Join the cause: Mountain Trike For Darran Bike wash

Darran Colquhoun, a quadriplegic (paralyzed from midrib downwards) for the last 17 years, will raise funds with a bike wash station at the Baleia Wines MTB Challenge, to buy a Mountain Trike to do his day-to-day tasks on his farm and to take part in MTB races.

Read more about journey on his website

The Baleia Wines MTB & Trail Run will be the perfect way to welcome spring, riders and runners along with their families and friends can expect a great day out in the Hessequa area.

Find all the information about the race and the routes as well as the entry on

Facebook event page:

For more information contact Adolf Botes at, telephone 082 337 6286 or visit our website at