Fees and Registration

Varsity MTB Challenge is the only mountain bike race in SA with a unique university twist, whereby each participant (and team) rides for the university which he/she attended. Where two riders in a team come from different universities, they need to select one to ride for.

For alumni and general public, select your alma mater or the university you want to ride for.

For students, the choice should be easy. Select your current university and ride for your pride.

At the end of the day, it’s about getting together and making good memories with old and new friends. Your overall performance will win determine SA’s top MTB varsity.

Entry Fees:

  • General public and alumni entry: R4 000 per team
  • Students: R2 200 per team (Students need to present their student cards at registration. Includes pre event dinner and daily breakfasts and lunches, but excludes race pack items)
  • General public and alumni no-frills entry: R2 400 (includes pre-event dinner but excludes all race pack items listed below as well as daily breakfast and lunch)

FNB and RMB Private Bank Card holders will receive an additional 10% discount. Terms and Conditions apply*.

  • Included in your registration costs:
  • University-specific bike numbers
  • Personalised name/university bike stickers
  • Event race jersey (Very important: General public and Alumni entries only)
  • FNB promotional items
  • Light breakfast table on both days
  • Lunch on both days
  • Live entertainment at race village each day
  • Complimentary rider facilities at race village
  • Lucky prizes


The entry process is managed by ASG Events. The registration buttons below will direct you to their portal.

When there, click on “Enter Now” and follow the prompts. A help desk number is available should you incur any problems or require further information.

*All terms and conditions of the race are aligned to Cycling South Africa and those of ASG events.

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A: Anyone! On entering, you will be asked to select the university that you support. You will then have the choice of riding under the banner of current students or alumni/general public. The alumni/general public is for anyone who would like to complete the race but is not an official student at a university. You will still be required to select the university you are supporting.
A: The USSA teams will follow the guidelines of USSA. These teams will be selected by each university that elects to send a team to compete in the USSA section of the race. The guidelines of competition will be communicated directly to each university by USSA early in 2017. Any student who is interested in riding in the USSA competition element should contact their university sports department for more information.
A: There will be two riders in a team. Riders will be able to register as a male team, female team or a mixed team. Only the first rider in the team will be identified to a university, the second rider will automatically identify with the same university.
A: There will be two main categories – general public/alumni and students. Remember, you don’t have to be a student or alumni from a university to enter. This race is for everyone!
A: The race village will be a central hub and there will be live entertainment each day. The programme has been designed to enable riders to complete their ride, shower and relax and enjoy the afternoon into early evening. There will be a dinner on Friday evening to meet and greet other riders. The Saturday afternoon will offer a full programme of fun not just for riders, but the whole family. The prize giving will be in Sunday after lunch.