Giba Gorge to host African BMX Champs

Giba Gorge Park in KwaZulu-Natal will play host to the 2016 African Continental BMX Championships, taking place on Sunday 2 October. The event draws riders from all around Africa, throwing tough competition at our local BMX heroes.

Sunday will welcome the African Continental Championships, which attracts not only riders as young as five years old, but also riders all the way up to fifty. This event will draw competitors of all ages from all around Africa. Neighbouring country and regular friend of the South African BMX community, Zimbabwe, have just confirmed their entry to the event, and race organisers expect keen interest from other African countries as well.

The 2016 African Continental BMX Championships take place at Giba Gorge Park in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday 2 October. Photo: Kevin Bender

The 2016 African Continental BMX Championships take place at Giba Gorge Park in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday 2 October. Photo: Kevin Bender

South African BMX superstars Alex Limberg, Dylan Eggar, Manqoba Madida and Tyler Klumper, along with Rio Olympian Kyle Dodd (to name a few), are also in the mix to battle it out for their respective Continental titles.

The venue, Giba Gorge in sunny KwaZulu-Natal, will be not only be hosting the African Continental BMX Championships on the Sunday, but also the South African National BMX Championships and the last two rounds of the National Age Group Series on the Saturday. Giba Gorge is a favourite among many South African BMX enthusiasts, and the only track in Africa with a BMX Supercross track. There is also a 8m and 5m start hill. The venue hosted both the African Continental and South African National BMX Championships in 2014.

Entries for all three events open soon. For more information, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/2016-sa-bmx-champs/