May 2024.

The J-Bay Wind Farm MTB Classic & Trail Run is set to return on Saturday, 22nd June 2024, as one of the highlights of the much-anticipated J-Bay Surf Festival. This distinctive event, proudly sponsored by Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, offers athletes the extraordinary experience of racing through an active wind farm. It’s an occasion that celebrates both the thrill of mountain biking and trail running and the commitment to environmental stewardship, mirroring the wind farm’s dedication to clean, renewable energy.

Pieter Oosthuizen, Asset Director at Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, emphasizes the event’s fit with the company’s values and its importance to the local community, nestled at the core of the town’s signature surfing event, “We’re thrilled to continue our support for this beloved local event, proudly maintaining our role as the title sponsor. It’s a special race, offering the rare chance to cycle through a wind farm—a feature that’s unique to this event in Africa. The essence of mountain biking, a clean and carbon-free sport, aligns seamlessly with our ethos at the wind farm. Moreover, being integrated into the town’s larger surf festival, it’s an event that truly resonates with the heart of our community.”

Catering to various levels of fitness and skill, the event is a beacon for inclusivity, offering multiple MTB distances — 60km for the competitive riders, 30km for the intermediates, and a 10km route for families and casual riders. Additionally, a 10km trail run and a 5km fun run will welcome runners of different abilities. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female competitors in each distance category.

Registration for the 2024 J-Bay Wind Farm MTB Classic & Trail Run is open online at Participants are encouraged to secure their spot for a race that promises not only a challenge, but also the opportunity to be part of a truly unique event within the picturesque setting of Jeffreys Bay.