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Tankwa Trek Announces Exciting Route Refresh

Since the inaugural edition in 2013 the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, has forged a reputation for its superb route. Filled with singletracks, challenging climbs and thrilling descents the four-day, UCI, stage race is a mountain bikers’…

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RORICH REPEATS AS DRYLAND TRAVERSE REOPENS

Oudtshoorn – After a temporary hiatus forced by the COVID pandemic, the Rhodes Dryland Traverse returned to the trails of the Klein Karoo near Oudtshoorn this past weekend for the 10th edition of one of South Africa’s favourite multi-day adventure trail events.…

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A letter from the Dryland team: Covid-19

To our Dryland Family We’re all in this together. While we’re mindful of the fact that the current situation and prohibition of large gatherings have a direct impact on the events industry, we thought it necessary to inform you of…

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The e-volution of mountain biking

  TUESDAY 6 AUGUST 2019 Dryland Event Management have announced the inclusion of an E-Bike category for a selected few of their mountain biking events. As one of South Africa’s leading event companies, this comes as monumental news as a…

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General Tire is the brand of choice for Dryland Events

General Grabber AT3 and X3 provide dependable, robust performance in the harshest of environments, from the Karoo to Lesotho PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 27 September 2019 - General Tire is renowned for its dependable, robust performance in the harshest environments,…

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Tankwa Trek adds an Additional Stage

Dryland Event Management – the organisers of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, the only UCI S1 category stage race in South Africa – are proud to announce the addition of a 4th stage to the 2019 Tankwa…

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36ONE MTB Challenge 2019 Entries Open

General entries to The 36ONE MTB Challenge 2019, which will take place from the 17th to the 19th of May next year, will open at 12:00 midday on Friday the 1st of June. Following the release of 100 The 36ONE…

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Bekkenk and Dreyer Race to 36ONE Success

Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer rode to dominant victories at the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, the 21st of April. While Bekkenk started fast and missed out on the course record, Dreyer paced her race to perfection;…

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Champions Return to The 36ONE

This Friday, the 20th of April, the defending 36ONE MTB Challenge champions, Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer, will line up alongside 781 fellow mountain bikers to take on the 361 kilometre long circumnavigation of the Klein Karoo. The pair will…

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Q&A with Kevin Benkenstein

Social Media Handles: Twitter: @KevBenky | Instagram: @kevinbenky Best 36ONE Result: 2017 Mixed Team Champions (18:34:08) Best other MTB Race Results: 3rd Place 2017 Munga MTB Goal for 2018 36ONE: … The 36ONE: It’s probably too late to make any…

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Entries to the 2019 Tankwa Trek Open

The 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, is set to take place from the 7th to the 10th of February next year and the entries for the event open on the 9th of March 2018 at 12:00, mid-day.…

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Follow & Watch the Tankwa Trek Live

The 2018 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, gets underway this Friday and cycling fans will be able to follow the action live throughout as some of the world’s best mountain bikers race for stage and general classification honours.…

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Battle Lines Drawn for 2018 Tankwa Trek

The 2018 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen – which takes place from Friday the 9th of February to Sunday the 11th – will pit some of the world’s best mountain bikers against one another on the mountain biking battlefields of…

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2018 Dryland Traverse Entries Open

Entries to the trail running adventure, that is the 2018 Dryland Traverse, open on Thursday the 30th of November. The event, which will take place from the 1st to the 4th of November next year, offers four days of scintillating trail running and…

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The Race with Soul Adds Adventure

The Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, continues to evolve and it its tenth edition it will undergo arguably its biggest change yet as Dryland Event Management introduce a four day taste of the Race with Soul the Momentum Health…

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2017 #DrylandTraverse Prologue | Report

The 2017 Dryland Traverse, adventure trail run, got underway in sweltering conditions from the Cango Caves, near Oudtshoorn, on Thursday afternoon. The 8km long Prologue featured a 1.2km trot through the Cango Caves, which adds a truly unique aspect to…

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Dryland MTB Events Move Up in the UCI Categories

Dryland Event Management’s premier racing events – the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, and the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen – will once again boast Union Cycliste…

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Gearing Up for the Cape Pioneer Trek

The 2017 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, is nearly upon us and this year’s edition promises to be one of the most exciting yet. The seven day Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) accredited stage race boasts a field…

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Continental Tyres Partner Dryland Event Management

Famous for its challenging mountain bike events, through South Africa’s most rugged terrain, Dryland Event Management’s mountain bike races place an inordinate burden on the competitors’ bicycle tyres. With this in mind, Dryland have partnered with Continental Tyres to provide…

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36ONE Q&A: Mikayla Webb

Name: Mikayla Webb Occupation: Apparel Business Manager Specialized Bicycles Africa Years of Riding: 7 Toughest Race: Absa Cape Epic Social Media: Instagram @Webbmikayla  | Twitter @Mikaylawebb Dryland: Hi Mikayla, tell us about how you came to ride the 36ONE MTB…

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Dryland Ambassadors: Jade de Hutton

Name: Jade Jon de Hutton Occupation: IT Business Analyst Home Town: Cape Town Years of Riding: 4 Favourite riding terrain: Long climbs and flowing singletrack Dryland Events Completed: Attakwas x 2 Cape Pioneer Trek x 1 Dryland Traverse x 1…

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Entries Open for 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

Entries for the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge, which takes place from the 20th to the 22nd of April are now open. The 361 kilometre long single-stage race, which marks its seventh edition next year is undoubtedly one of the toughest…

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Diarise the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

South Africa’s longest single-stage mountain bike race, The 36ONE MTB Challenge, has grown steadily in popularity over the last few years as the ultra-endurance racing bug has taken hold of the South African mountain biking community. But despite its 361km…

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Fred van Zyl’s 36ONE Experiences

We recently received a photo from Steven Liptz, of 36ONE Asset Management, which he'd been sent by Fred van Zyl. Fred is a 70 year old retired Karoo farmer, who now lives in Mossel Bay, and has ridden all six…

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Celebrating the Spirit of the Dryland Traverse

The Dryland Traverse trail running stage race may be dubbed an “Adventure Trail Run” and it certainly is, but the true differentiator between the Dryland Traverse and other events is the amazing spirit which prevails in the race village. Starting…

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Entries Open for Refined Attakwas Trail

Entries to the 2017 Attakwas Trail opened at 12:00 on Monday the 15th of May and Dryland Event Management are confident that the third edition of the event will capture the imagination of trail runners like never before. The event…

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The 36ONE MTB Challenge | Split Calculator

With The 36ONE MTB Challenge rapidly approaching and one of the riders asking for a split calculator via the event’s Facebook page we did some quick calculations for you to help you plan your race. Remember though; you’re likely to…

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Rhodes brings Quality to Dryland Events

Rhodes Quality’s range of 100% fruit juices – made for people who love great tasting juice, the comprehensive range consists of 13 flavours - is the official refreshment of choice of Dryland Event Management Stage Race, thanks to its delicious…

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The 36ONE Advice

Ahead of the 2017 The 36ONE MTB Challenge we spoke to last year’s champion Hannele Steyn (Follow her on Twitter: @Passion4Whole) and 2016 Tour d’Afique winner Katja Steenkamp (follow her on Twitter: @KatjaSteenkamp) for their ulta-marathon advice. The 36ONE MTB…

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NEW SPONSORS GIVE ATTAKWAS A BOOST AND A FACELIFT

The Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge, South Africa’s most prestigious one-day mountain bike race, has received a significant boost with the announcement that Momentum Health and Biogen are the new title and presenting sponsors respectively. The 121km race, which will hold…

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Entries Sold Out for The 36ONE MTB Challenge

Growth in demand for The 36ONE MTB Challenge entries has exceeded all expectations to the point that Dryland Event Management have decided to close entries early for the 2017 event. Not only are there over 1 000 riders already registered to…

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