The Equipe Series is the latest event category in the Munga family. This is a team event for all types of cyclists on safe gravel and farms roads. The idea is to bring together the Roadies, the Mountain Bikers, The Gravel Cyclists and even the Ebikers together to race each other. Only teams of five may enter where at least four riders have to finish! This is not a technical event. Imagine miles of open gravel roads stretching forever!

Mpumalanga 20 July 2024

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what is the munga equipe series?

team event

The Equipe series will be a handful of events around the country all between 100km and 130km. The routes will all be fast and furious and will focus on higher quality dirt roads. Unlike our normal events where the roads are typically busted up and broken, and part of the riding experience, the Equipe series will showcase the best of South African dirt! The Challenge is simple, get four of your five riders across the line first! You may only lose one rider!

The basics

The Equipe races are only open to teams of five.

Race Categories:

  • Mixed Teams (at least 2 of two of opposite sex)
  • Men – Elite
  • Ladies– Elite
  • Men 30-45
  • Ladies 30-45
  • Men 45+
  • Ladies 45+
  • e-Bike category (Not gender specific)
  • Tandem category (Not gender specific)

**Note**: At least 10 teams in category to qualify for prizes

MPUMALANGA

THE INAUGURAL RACE ROUTE

The Mpumalanga race will start and finish near the ALZU Petro Port Arms close to Middelburg. The route will follow amazing open gravel roads in the Middelburg District.

VARIOUS ENTRY COSTS FROM R2500

WHAT DO I GET FOR MY ENTRY?

Great question!
  • A start/finish line transition areas
  • Nutrition
  • Full medical support
  • A tailored finishers medal
  • A Team goody bag

THE RULES

WE RIDE TO FIND A PART OF OURSELVES YET UNDISCOVERED.

The rules for the Equipe series are significantly different to all the other Munga events,  so make sure you are familiar with them before setting out on your Equipe series journey.

rider f.a.q.s

Things Riders usually ask.

WHEN IS THE RACE

Saturday 20th July 2024

WHEN IS THE RACE

Saturday 20th July 2024

WHEN IS THE RACE

Saturday 20th July 2024

WHEN IS THE RACE?

Saturday 20th July 2024

HOW MUCH DOES THE RACE COST TO ENTER?

Early Bird = R2500 for team of 5 Riders

Normal = R3250 for team of 5 Riders

ARE THERE DIFFERENT RACE CATEGORIES?

Race Categories:

  • Mixed Teams (at least 2 of two of opposite sex)
  • Men – Elite
  • Ladies- Elite
  • Men 30-45
  • Ladies 30-45
  • Men 45+
  • Ladies 45+
  • e-Bike category (Not ender specific)
  • Tandem category (Not gender specific)

**Note**:  At least 10 teams in category to qualify for prices

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF RIDERS THAT CAN ENTER?

Currently, the cut-off is 200 riders.

IS THERE A QUALIFICATION RACE?

No

CAN I RIDE A TANDEM MOUNTAIN BIKE WITH A TEAMMATE?

YES, but remember, there are NO INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES, only TEAMS OF 5 TANDEMS WOULD BE allowed to ENTER

CAN I RIDE A CYCLOCROSS BIKE

Yep

HOW TECHNICAL IS THE ROUTE?

Not Technical

WILL I BE ABLE TO SCOUT THE ROUTE?

No

CAN I RACE THE EQUIPE SERIES AS A TEAM?

THIS IS ONLY A TEAM EVENT

DO I NEED A SPONSOR?

No

WHAT IS THE MUNGA GRIT POLICY ON DOPING?

We are strictly against doping in any form.

WHEN DO THE RACE ENTRIES CLOSE?

Usually, entries close about a month or so before the start of the race.

WILL THERE BE TV COVERAGE OF THE RACE?

Potentially

WILL THERE BE TV COVERAGE OF THE RACE?

This is something we are still working on, but we are hoping to provide TV coverage in the near future.

WILL THE ROUTE BE MARKED?

YES, but it will also be a GPS route.

WHAT IS THE ASCENT OF THE RACE?

This will vary from race to race so please be sure to check the race-specific details.

CAN I LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE RIDING?

No

CAN I USE TRI-BARS?

No

WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS PROVIDED?

Medical support is provided.

DOES THE MUNGA EQUIPE SERIES HAPPEN EVERY YEAR?

Yes

WHEN WILL PRIZE-GIVING TAKE PLACE?

Time to be announced closer to the event

CAN I WORK FOR THE MUNGA?

We’re always on the look out for people who can help. Please forward a copy of your CV to info@themunga.com

 

CAN I INTERVIEW THE RACE DIRECTOR?

You can ask him yourself. Send him an email to info@themunga.com

CAN I PHOTOGRAPH OR FILM THE RACE?

Potentially yes, need to confirm with RD info@themunga.com & also clarify requirements from official Marketing and Social Media Specialists EP Digital SA for release documentation & allowed footage. Please send a mail to info@epdigital.co.za

SPONSORS

NAMEDSPORT

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Road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking: whatever your challenge, you can rely on a collection of specific products that are loved and trusted by cycling champions worldwide.

WEALTH ASSOCIATES

Wealth Associates South Africa (Pty) Ltd was first established in 2005 by a small group of like-minded, professional and highly skilled financial planners advocating for change in an industry focused on product sales opposed to rendering quality advice and establishing long-term relationships with clients. Their vision was to provide bespoke financial advice, professional hands-on service and tailored solutions; always putting clients and their needs first.

Today, Wealth Associates is a well-established and independent advice-led business with strong capabilities in wealth and asset management, financial planning, risk and business assurance, employee benefits, tax and fiduciary solutions and short-term insurance; and have licensing agreements with 72 of South Africa’s leading product providers.

KLEIN KAROO TOYOTA

Klein Karoo Toyota, located in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, is a reputable dealership known for its commitment to providing quality Toyota vehicles and exceptional customer service. With a focus on meeting the automotive needs of the local community, Klein Karoo Toyota offers a diverse range of new and pre-owned cars, as well as expert maintenance and repair services. The dealership prides itself on its knowledgeable staff and a welcoming atmosphere, making it a trusted destination for those in search of reliable Toyota vehicles in the Klein Karoo region. Get the vehicle you want, need and deserve. Let us make your motoring dreams a reality.

RENEWED GROUP

Finance and Insurance Done Right. Renewed Group is not your average finance and insurance company. We are a dynamic team with a difference, boasting over 60 years of combined experience in the industry. When we say, "We know our stuff," we mean it.

Our pride lies in offering tailored solutions that perfectly align with our clients’ needs and their businesses. We firmly believe in putting you in control of your business finance and insurance requirements. By working closely with our network of finance and insurance providers, we ensure that your risks are minimized, providing you with a convenient one-stop solution.

GRAVEL & TOUR

Gravel & Tour, since its inception, has dedicated itself to the challenging task of sourcing the ideal gear for various biking adventures, whether fueled by a passion for riding, racing, touring, or enduring long journeys. The brand, born from a wealth of firsthand experience, offers a curated selection of ultra-distance racing and adventure bike-packing gear. Having traversed deserts, countries, and continents, Gravel & Tour serves as the ultimate resource for high-quality products that have withstood rigorous testing in some of the world's harshest conditions. The brand's commitment goes beyond functionality, aiming to bring joy to users with well-designed gear. Gravel & Tour's mission is to inspire people to explore the world by bicycle, emphasizing the importance of preparation in creating memorable experiences. With a focus on customer support, the brand encourages building bikes as a joyful experience and invites enthusiasts to gear up and embark on their riding journeys.

EP DIGITAL SA

EP Digital SA Marketing & Creative Agency stands as the premier "One-Stop" hub for a diverse range of Design and Production services, positioning itself as a comprehensive solution for both individuals and businesses. Specializing in Digital Marketing EP Digital South Africa has been a key player since 2014, boasting swift turnarounds and a commitment to top-notch quality. All services, tailored to meet the unique needs of clients, are efficiently managed in-house. Emphasizing excellence, the company exclusively employs industry-standard software to ensure that clients receive nothing short of the finest digital marketing solutions, as well as with your Social Media Management.

SOCIAL INVESTMENT PARTNERS

NIKA CAPITAL

At Nika Capital, we see our roles as both a conduit and a catalyst – a conduit through which companies can participate in building this exceptional nation; and a catalyst for social impact through business transformation.

We do this by providing a financial investment platform in which companies can invest in the betterment of schools and an educational bursary fund, and in so doing, companies can invest in South Africa’s future as a whole.

Nika strives to impact the future of South Africa through Christian education creating pathways out of poverty. We believe that Christian education in South Africa is the key to achieving sustainable impact.

THEY RIDE ALONG

They Ride Along is a compassionate organization dedicated to supporting families coping with the profound loss of a loved one. This heartfelt initiative brings together grieving individuals to find solace and connection through a unique activity: riding bicycles in memory of their departed family members. As they pedal through the challenges of grief, the participants form a growing network of mutual understanding and support. The shared experience of cycling becomes a powerful symbol of resilience and remembrance, offering a therapeutic outlet for those navigating the difficult journey of loss. They Ride Along not only promotes physical activity but also fosters emotional healing, providing a sense of unity and solidarity among its members who share the common bond of mourning.

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