Rules of the Trail

We follow the International Mountain Biking Association’s "Rules of the Trail" which promote responsible, courteous conduct on shared-use trails:

1. Ride Open Trails Only: Respect trail/road closures - ask a land manager if you’re uncertain about status and remember bikes aren’t permitted on state or federal Wilderness. Don’t trespass on private land - obtain permits/authorization first.

2. Leave No Trace: Wet, muddy trails are vulnerable to damage, so consider other options. Stay on existing trails, avoid cutting switchbacks and pack out at least as much as you pack in.

3. Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey bicycle speed regulations/recommendations, and ride within your limits.

4. Yield to Others: Let trail users know you're coming - a friendly greeting or ring of a bell work well – and anticipate as you round corners. In general, bicyclists yield to other trail users, and downhill bicyclists yield to uphill bicyclists.

5. Never Scare Animals: Give animals enough room and time to adjust. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders.

6. Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep equipment in good repair and carry supplies for changes in conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

Maties XCO track, Bergpad and Koloniesland

The Maties XCO track is a track for highly skilled riders with good medical insurance. Fast and with big obstacles, this is the track that hosted Africa’s first UCI XCO race in 2018. For the easier going but still fit trail rider, the Bergpad is a good option. With wide gravel tracks with some single track in between, this is the perfect road if you like easy conditions with a hard climb. If you are keen for neither, then move on to the nearby Koloniesland trails. Flat and winding and next to the river, this track is perfect to hone skills and even get the younger ones trying out some technical riding. With the option of taking the jeep or single track, Koloniesland is perfect for the whole family.

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G-Spot is one of the darlings of South African mountain biking. A smooth ride with plenty of berms and jumps, you can choose to go full tilt down this piece of track or use the many chicken lines. This route has become world renowned due to international elite riders using it in the off season so make sure you keep your eyes open for world champions from December to March! The track is always in good shape due to the regular loving care that it is given by one of our trail builders, Mark Gordon but be careful when it is very wet as it does become slippery. G-Spot is also infamous for the injuries it inflicts, so please be sure to cycle well within your skill level.

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Eden Forest is the last bit of pine forest left on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain. It has plenty of single tracks, jeep tracks and even a jump track for those so inclined. Be sure to check out the two north western connecting lines to G-Spot or use the south eastern connector to access the excellent Mont Marie lines. Alternatively just stay in the cool of the forest and enjoy the great Enduro down line on the southern edge of the forest. Eden is patronised by all manner of trail users, so please be careful when approaching others at speed and make sure that dogs are under control. Eden is also a favourite spot for a number of baboon troops, important to bear in mind when you walk with your four legged friends.

A high quality version of this map can be downloaded here.