October’s 2016 African Continental BMX Championships will be proudly hosted by Giba Gorge Park in KwaZulu-Natal.
The event draws riders from all around Africa, throwing tough competition at our local BMX heroes. Sunday, 2 October will welcome the African Continental Championships, which attracts not only riders as young as five years old, but also riders all the way up to 50 years of age. This event will draw competitors of all ages from all around Africa.
Neighbouring country and regular friend of the South African BMX community, Zimbabwe, have just confirmed their entry to the event, and race organisers expect keen interest from other African countries as well.
South African BMX superstars Alex Limberg, Dylan Eggar, Manqoba Madida and Tyler Klumper, along with Rio Olympian Kyle Dodd (to name a few), are also in the mix to battle it out for their respective Continental titles.
The venue, Giba Gorge in sunny KwaZulu-Natal, will be not only be hosting the African Continental BMX Championships on the Sunday, but also the South African National BMX Championships and the last two rounds of the National Age Group Series on the Saturday.
Giba Gorge is a favourite among many South African BMX enthusiasts, and the only track in Africa with a BMX Supercross track. There is also a 8-metre and 5m start hill. The venue hosted both the African Continental and South African National BMX Championships two years ago.
Picture courtesy of Kevin Bender