CrankChaos 2017 – Time to celebrate the dirt, culture and spirit of MTB!

Photo credit: Craig Kolesky

CrankChaos is back and it’s a once in a lifetime celebration of all things mountain biking. Come ride with Greg Minnaar, experience extraordinary trails and meet riders and brands that refine and define the sport we love. CrankChaos is a four-day action packed mountain biking festival, descending on Afriski Mountain Resort from the 26-29 October 2017.

For riders, the mountains surrounding Afriski are riddled with extensive mountain bike trails, dams, spectacular views all just one 7 minute uplift away. Whether you tread among the gravity fed or just want to take a long, winding adventure through the Maluti mountains. You’ll gain access to multiple cross-country, enduro and downhill trails for the whole weekend.

For competitors there will be a variety of events with prizes up for grabs. From leg and lung busting Altitude XCO Equalizer and Hill Climb to the gravity driven Enduro, Downhill Eliminator, Avalanche and much more. This year with the addition of a brand new nighttime spectacular – the Dual Slalom. The Dual Slalom, which will take place at night on AfriSki’s main ski slope will be styled as a slalom course with approx 8 berms and a series of gates to navigate on the way down. Riders are invited to participate in the knock-out format, racing in pairs until only one winner remains. Naturally, the Dual Slalom winner takes all.

For those who prefer their adrenaline served at a distance, come and watch the action as a spectator. Enjoy a relaxing weekend away and everything the Afriski Mountain resort has to offer. Afriski has over 450 beds, ranging from backpacker facilities to luxury chalets. There is plenty of entertainment for the whole family and delicious meals available at the Sky Restaurant, the highest restaurant in Africa. Enjoy a couple of drinks at The Gondola Café a unique, high-altitude après-ski bar that will play host to a legendary after party on Saturday night.

Three time Downhill Mountain Bike World Champion, Greg Minnaar, is a partner and big fan of CrankChaos and had the following to say: “CrankChaos is what the South African mountain bike have been waiting for, similar festivals happen all over the world, it’s about time we had one of our own. I’m really excited about the location and the format and can’t wait to be there come October.”

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