Cape Town – For Western Cape riders determined to be part of the second annual South Africa Bike Festival but not sure how to get there, the organisers have put together a classic road trip package.
Take a few days off work, grab your bike and you can join the Bike Fest crew and the team from Look What You’re Missing TV, with backup from Continental Tyres, together with a group of more than 20 like-minded Long Rangers, for an epic ride across the Karoo from Cape Town to Kyalami, from Monday 27 May to Saturday 27 May.
It’s open to street-legal bikes of at least 650cc and pillions or WAGs are welcome to ride along or catch a lift in one of the support vehicles with the qualified guides and the tour medic; the TV crew will be filming all the way, so you get to feature in a real-life road movie as well!
The tour will leave from Cape Town on the morning of Monday 22 May and arrive at Kyalami in time for the evening festivities on Friday 26 May; then you’ll have the whole of Saturday to enjoy the festival.
It costs R9800 per rider and R8500 per pillion/WAG, which includes dinner, bed and breakfast from 22-27 May – you’ll have to pay for your own lunch and fuel.
Don’t want to nurse your hangover all the way back from the Festival? For a few dollars more, there’s a special deal available from GS Africa and SAA to fly you back to Cape Town and trailer your back back for you.
Your own bike not up to the trip? Same deal – rent a bike one way from GS Africa and fly home with SAA.
The basic cost also includes standard tickets for Friday 26 May, where you can watch the Monster Energy Flight Night freestyle motocross stunt show, with fireworks, laser lights, and stunts and jumps by top South African riders, as well as international rider Jimmy Hill from the United States.
You’ll also get all-inclusive Sky Lounge tickets for Saturday, valued at R995 per person, giving you access to the Sky Lounge on the roof of the pit building, five meal vouchers and free wine, beer and soft drinks all day, parking for your bike and storage for your helmet and bike gear.
Adventure rides will be available over a two-kilometre course on bikes from Honda, Suzuki, KTM, Yamaha, Polaris and Linhai, as well as side-by-side quads from Can-Am, while beetle-crusher fans can try out the new BMW models, free off charge, on a short off-road course laid out by the instructors from Jan ‘Staal’ du Toit’s legendary Country Trax advanced riding academy.
You’ll have to book and pay for road-bike rides on the main circuit separately, but it’s a not-to-be missed opportunity to experience the newly rebuilt Kyalami; just watch out for the new Turn 2 at the end of the main straight – it’s a lot tighter than it looks!
For more information and to book the Cape 2 Kyalami Bike Tour, email [email protected] or call Yvonne on 082 588 6886.
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