2016 PMB MTB Festival



30 April to 2 May 2016

Date: Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May 2016
Province: KwaZulu-Natal
Location: Cascades MTB Park, Pietermaritzburg


Event Information:


Due to the extensive building project at Cascades the centre management has requested that we park in the new parking lots around the new Nedbank buildings. Entrances are from Town Bush Road as well as the Virgin Active entrance.

Team Areas

Space is available for teams and riders to erect team areas on the event site. The positioning of these areas and availability will be on a first come, first served basis and the total area utilised may not exceed 6m x 6m. Infrastructure may be erected on site from Friday 9am, but only once riders have been registered.


Registration will be held at the Cadence Cycling Performance Centre situated on the ground floor in the new Nedbank building and will start at 9am on Friday 29th April.


This is a UCI HC categorised event for Elite and Junior categories.


The SA Masters Marathon Championship for 30+ categories only. There is an open men and women category in the 60km for any riders who wish to participate from other age groups. The 20km fun ride will accommodate nippers, sprogs and sub junior riders as well as open men and women.


Please note that you will need to collect your chip from the timekeepers table on Monday morning before you start. The timekeepers will be found in the start/finish area in the main park.

Schools Challenge

On Monday there will be a Schools Challenge for all age categories U18. All children are welcome to participate. Registration for this event will take place in the large marquee situated alongside the food area.


There is a catering facility on site for the duration of the event for your requirements.

Wishing you successful racing and we hope that you enjoy the events at the PMB MTB Festival.


The second edition of the PMB MTB Festival will be staged on the long weekend from 30 April to 2 May at the Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg and will see cross country, marathon and enduro competitions being staged together with schools and development events with the full event schedule being as follows:

Saturday 30 April

UCI Junior World Series XCO

Sunday 1 May

SA Marathon Championships Masters 30+
Development Races

Monday 2 May

Enduro Competition
KZN Inter-Schools MTB Series

The XCO races will use the world standard courses already in place at Cascades and the SA Masters Marathon Championships, which will be staged as part of the PMB MTB Festival for the next three years, will use large portions of the routes utilised in the 2014 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships and other national level events that have been staged at the venue.

Who can take part

Coming soon…

Event schedule


Download the schedule of events here

Download the Schools Challenge schedule of events here


Accommodation options

Dunranch House is a lovely B&B just five minutes away from Cascades Shopping Centre and offers MTB riders affordable, yet comfortable accommodation for the duration of their races. Included in the rates is a full English breakfast and eleven guests can be accommodated at one given time. Dunranch House is offering a 15% discount off the total bill of all riders who can provide the establishment with their race number and proof of entry to the Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival races when making a reservation, in order to qualify for the discount offered. 

Reserve your accommodation now at www.dunranchhouse.co.za

Routes – distances, profiles and maps

UCI HC XCO – Elite Men & Women and Junior Men & Women

SA MTB Masters Marathon Championships






2015 PMB MTB Festival


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