Lydenburg Heritage MTB Race & Trail Run


Lydenburg Heritage MTB Race and Trail Run occurs every year either in March or April. Nested between the Steenkampsberg and Mauchsberg Mountain ranges in Mpumalanga, the race brings you unspoilt Nature.

Consisting of 3 different MTB routes and a 10km Trail Run, this annual event draws people from far and near. This race got a motto among riders saying “if you can do Gustav, you can do any race!” . For the beginner MTB rider the 10km is a perfect start. Single track with some uphill, you will get a good idea what MTB is all about. With an elevation gain of 266m it gives you a beautiful ride in Gustav. The 17km is for more advance fitness, with a 500m elevation gain. Technical skills required and awesome single track makes for an adventure ride. The 40km will test your knowledge of MTB and riders come here for some real fun! The total elevation gain is 1040m, single track, technical climbs which brings you the most beautiful views of the Longtom Pass and Lydenburg. Every year people come back to experience MTB at its best – putting the MOUNTAIN back into Mountain Biking.


For the people who trust their feet more, the 10km Trail Run / or Walk, gives you an elevation gain of 550meters. Running into private property and the nature reserve, this trail gives you the opportunity to explore untouched areas. You need some fitness level to have an enjoyable run, but the fellowship you experience among the runners is the best!!


During the race, people waiting for their loved ones to come back, can enjoy market stalls, food and drink, live entertainment, 5km Kids Cycle race, horses, electronic bull, beer tent and much more!

Contact Charlene Coetzee, the local Sport Event planner, Terra Events, for more info             078 384 0330 or


Business are welcome to contact us to be part of the event. If you have products for the market, also feel free to email us.