Lusus: Cycling Events
Lusus: Cycling Events

KAROOBAIX

Location: Hantam Huis, Calvinia

Date: 05 October 2018 - 07 October 2018

Details

KAROOBAIX is a one-day 245km race (with an individual time trial prologue) for modern gravel / cyclocross bicycles through the South African Karoo over 5 / 6 / 7 October 2018. The route is almost exclusively gravel, and range from super smooth hard-packed dirt to soft sand, sharp rocks and corrugations. The race will be semi-supported, and there will be two rest stops with good food, coffee and fresh water along the the 245km stage.

The name KAROOBAIX (pronounced ka-roo-bay) pays homage the Paris-Roubaix race, the murderous European Classic that earned itself the nickname Hell of the North, and our unique, spectacular and sometimes inhospitable semi-desert region of the Karoo.

Race outline...

  • Friday / 5 October 2018 - 11:00 arrival in Calvinia and check-in / 13:00 Lunch / 15:00 Time trail prologue / 19:00 Dinner / 20:00 race briefing
  • Saturday / 6 October 2018 - 04:00 Breakfast / 04:30 Start / 17:00 (onwards) Dinner served informally
  • Sunday / 7 October 2018 - 09:00 Breakfast and prize giving / 12:00 Checkout and departure