Like with most sports when you are starting out it can be hard to meet people and get involved in the sport and that is why joining a club offers a great way to surround yourself with like minded enthusiasts. By joining a MTB club can help you feel apart of the sport and they will hold regular weekend rides which can prove invaluable to your progression in the sport and you can pick up some tips from some of the top riders in the club.
Joining a club that is affiliated to a mountain bike association also is necessary to obtain your SACF license or a Cyclesport license which are needed to enter and ride in sanctioned events. So if you are toying with the idea of joining a club don’t waste any more time and find your closest club and give them a call or pay them a visit you will not regret it!
|JMBC||With a membership base of around one hundred, the JMBC is possibly one of the largest social mountain bike clubs in Africa. The club organizes social rides on most weekends of the year, catering for the majority of members by providing rides that are grouped for a range of fitness and skill levels.|
|Westgate Wheelers||Based on the West Rand the club has started a mountain biking section as well. Members are very prominent in the area at the local events.|
|Dirt Habits||Dirty Habits MTB Club aims to promote the sport of mountain biking as well as the spirit of camaraderie that exists between mountain bikers. Based on the east rand.|
|Pirates Cycling||Pirates Cycling Club is located on Braeside rd, Greenside – in the heart of Johannesburg – and serves as an excellent base for rides either along the Spruit or challenging trips up Albert’s farm and Melville’s koppies. The single track literally starts at the club!|
|Cyclesport||Cyclesport is a Pretoria-based club, run from the premises of Fritz Pienaar Cycles. The club caters for both MTB and Road enthusiasts with regular club activities like training rides, social gatherings, and training camps.|
|Flatdogs||Flatdogs MTB Club located in the South of Johannesburg (Alberton). Their 3 main reasons for existence :- Get people riding bicycles -Identify and encourage the development of talented riders -Add value to our lives by having fun|
|Rockhoppers||RMBC is an active club based in Johannesburg. They organise and host several races every year. They cater to the whole family including kids with their sprogs races.|
Kwa-Zulu Natal Clubs
|DMBC||Unlike most (radical, hardcore, extreme) MTB groupings, we’re (mostly) laid-back types who take our adrenalin in benign doses and see our sport as a gentle excuse to commune with nature and have a few drinks afterwards.|
|Howick||Howick Mountain Biking is a specialist mountain bike “club” formed for those who are passionate about mountain biking. We are located in Howick in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands in South Africa and do most of our riding in the plantations between Howick and the Karkloof.|
|Drakensberg||Based in the shadow of the Drakensberg World Heritage Site, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, the club promotes Mountain Bike riding and racing in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, particularly in Underberg.|
|Power Cycles||Power Cycles Club and is based in Durban with regular rides, ladies only clinics, newsletters and discounts and promotions at Shaun’s Power Cycles.|
Western Cape Clubs
|PMBC||They have a website but it doesn’t seem to be updated. The Peninsula Mountain Biking Club is a member of the Western Cape Cycling Association (WPCA) and we are a registered member of the South African Cycling Federation (SACF). Contact Steven Hood 084 367 7919|
|Paarl MTB||PaarlMTB.com is a website for mountain bikers in Paarl. Members can post a ride, view routes, join a group and make contact with other Paarl Mountain Bikers. Contact Hein Kroff 082 456 0145|
|Tygerberg MTB||We are a bunch of people who enjoy mountain biking at various levels of the sport. Our home turf is Majik Forest which situated at the corner of Jip de Jager Road and Van Riebeeckshof Road in the heart of the Tygerberg Hills area.|
|Hillbillies||Hillbillies mountain biking is the George area of the Garden Route.|
*List accquired from mtbonline
If we have left anyone out please let us know and we will add you to our list.