Mountain Bike Family fun day
Tracker and Jacaranda FM present the annual exciting Off the Beat ‘n Track mountain biking and music event set to offer routes for family members of all ages. Rides will occur in a safe and secure environment from; 1.2km (for kids), 5km, 10km, 25km, and 50km (for experienced mountain bikers) through the heart of one of Gauteng’s best kept secrets Irene – situated almost halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg.
Off the Beat ‘n Track is a spectacular annual event which combines music, family, and sport to create a space where audiences can engage with their families to enjoy the amazing outdoors of the South African landscape while being entertained by celebrated musicians.
Registration for Off the Beat ‘n Track is now open!
Safe parking will be available at the venue, please keep your eye out for parking signage and traffic marshals.
We take hydration seriously, so there will be water points on the 50km, 25km, 12km and 5km events, but don’t forget to fill your camel packs and water bottles before heading off.
We will have a few food trucks selling gourmet food at the venue but you can bring your own picnic basket to enjoy after the ride. There will be a beer garden for your enjoyment at the finish area. Please note that no open fires will be permitted and no bottles or alcohol will be allowed into the event.
If you have lost any personal items please look out for our lost and found kiosk near the finish.
Look out for our race officials who will be stationed along the route to guide you in making your MTB experience unforgettable.
Full medical facilities are available on the route and throughout the event should you need them.
Organiser: Jacaranda FM
Date: Saturday 13 April 2019
Venue: The Big Red Barn, Centurion
|Race Start Times||Entry Fee (All inc. VAT)|
|50km (First batch off at 7:30 am)||R300|
|25km (First batch off at 8:55 am)||R250|
|10km (Start time 9:40 am)||R200|
|5km (Start time 8:25 am)||R150|
|1.2km (Start time 8:10 am)||R100|
|General Access (Gates open at 6:00 am, concert starts after 10:00 am)||Adults – R80|
Kids (2 – 12) R50
Please Note: This is a family ride, you can choose your starting batch on the online entry to ensure that you start with your friends and family members.
For all race related enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Pack Collections:
50km (No under 16 years): NO HELMET, NO RIDE
A route created for the more experienced, fitter rider as well as those who want to step up from the 15km distance. The route begins with +-2km dual track, before leading onto exciting single track (with some space to overtake). The single track takes you through grasslands with towering Blue Gum trees lining the route and some exciting obstacles. Overall riders can expect a fast trail with exciting but manageable technical sections (humps and cross over bridges) the 50km ride will have a variety of dual and single tracks throughout. The gradient of the race is mostly mild, with the occasional medium climb to keep you honest.
25km (No under 14 years): NO HELMET, NO RIDE
A fun and very manageable route that begins with +-2km dual track, before leading onto exciting single track through open grasslands and forests . The trail is manageable for beginners and intermediate riders. Parents and children will have a fun time together. The overall gradient of the route is very mild.
10km Family ride (No under 10 years): NO HELMET, NO RIDE
A fun and very manageable route for parents and older kids, that begins with +-2km dual track, before leading onto exciting single track through open grass lands , the route has some playful hills to keep the fun levels.
5km Family ride with kids (No under 5 years): NO HELMET, NO RIDE
A fun and very manageable route for parents and kids, that begins with +-2km dual track, before leading onto exciting single track through open grass lands , the route is very manageable and designed to keep the fun levels high.
1.2km kids ride 2 – 5 years only (No under 2 years): NO HELMET, NO RIDE
A gentle route designed so that parents can run/walk alongside their children.
ENTRY & PRICING
1.2km kids event(2 - 5 years)
- NO UNDER 2 YEARS
- NO HELMET NO RIDE
5 km kids event(Parents welcome)
- NO UNDER 5 YEARS
- NO HELMET NO RIDE
10km(Family ride with kids)
- NO UNDER 10 YEARS
- NO HELMET NO RIDE
- NO UNDER 14 YEARS
- NO HELMET NO RIDE
- NO UNDER 16 YEARS
- NO HELMET NO RIDE
General AccessKids under 12
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the ‘Off the Beat ‘n Track’ event taking place?
Saturday 13 April 2019, Big Red Barn, Centurion.
What kind of bike may I ride?
Is it possible to change my seeding?
You can change your starting batch or online entry at www.jumpertrax.com or at the registration venues the day before the event.
Where and when can I view my results?
Is there a certain way that my child should dress for the ride?
No, as long as they have a helmet and closed shoes on.
How old do you have to be to enter the race?
- 50km – 16 years or older
- 25km – 14 years or older
- 10km – 10 years or older
- 5km – 5 years or older
- 1.2km – 2 – 5 years only (parents can run/walk alongside)
Must my child wear a helmet?
Yes, helmets are compulsory. No helmet, no ride!
When is race number collection?
I am a resident outside of South Africa. Can I enter and how do I go about entering?
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07:30 Start 50km event
08:10 Start 1.2km kids
08:20 Start 5km event
08:20 First 1.2km riders expected to finish
08:25 Start 5km event
08:55 Start 25km event
09:10 First riders 50km expected
09:40 Start 10km event
10:00 Show starts
11:30 Last rider expected
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· By submitting this form, your application will be uploaded and considered by the panel of organisers and Jacaranda FM.
· You will be notified 4 weeks before the event of your acceptance to participate at OTBT 2019.
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