2021 Presents a switch back year, doing the route in reverse.
Ride The Karoo’s 100 miler (160km) heads out on a combination of smooth jeeptracks and district roads. Riders will be welcomed at their first water point at 34km before gradually going up in elevation. After the 2nd water point, riders will enjoy the well deserved downhill through Sneeuberg Nature reserve heading mostly downhill to the quaint village of Nieu Bethesda. Here they will be greeted by the third and main water point on the day. Here riders will be treated to ice cold, locally made ginger beer and numerous bites to fuel them for the second half of the ride. As riders head out of Nieu Bethesda to complete the other half of their ride, the will head up up and past the beautiful Compassberg. Riders will have 5 well stocked water points to fuel up along the way with 3 additional self-help water stations.
Ride The Karoo’s 50 miler (80km) ride also head out along the same route as the 100 milers but take a short cut at about 53km into their ride to join in on the second half of the long route, passing local farms and numerous wildlife scenes along the way. The 50 miler ride will have two well stocked water points on the route with two self-help water stations to refuel.