61 Km: On dirt, jeep end single track including extreme technical terrain with lots of loose rock,shale, etc with one portage of 200m. Total ascent is about 1400m
51km: A Fourth distance of 51km has been added on
41 Km: On jeep track and dirt road, all rideable
23 Km: On dirt road
A fourth distance of 51 km has been added to the Marico Mountainbike Classic. For those riders familiar with the route: When reaching the bottom of the Kloof with all the river crossings, instead of turning left you turn right. You will reach the traditional third watering point after about 2 km. The 51 km distance gives the added thrill over the 41 km ride of a technical downhill, three additional water crossings, and another technical uphill, while eliminating the steep portage out of Doringkloof. The organisers believe that the 51 km route will add a lot of value to the riders who hated the very tough and technical section up and down Doringkloof. The whole of the the 51 km ride will be rideable for the tecnically skilled and fit mountainbiker. The entry fee will be the same as for the 61 km route.