The Karoo Dash (organised by Massive Adventures) will start in Bloemfontein (on 28 June) and finish at Eden on the Bay in Blouberg Cape Town. Riders will have 8 days to complete the distance. The riders leave Bloemfontein travelling the dirt roads down to Colesburg then heading for Loxton, Fraserburgh, Sutherland, Ceres and the finish at Eden on the bay. This route after leaving Bloemfontein is isolated and you will at times only hear yourself breathing. You will experience the nothingness of the Karoo . The weather will be cold at times and snow could be experienced, riders will need to be prepared for extreme conditions.
The map below will show live tracking of the event once it starts on 28 June. Alternatively visit http://www.massiveadventures.co.za/ and follow the Karoo Dash links. Follow Andy Masters or Sean Fraenkel on Instagram for daily image updates.
Additional Race info:
Riders must comply and agree to the race rules, no outside assistance is permitted and resupply can only be by commercial means. This in basic terms means that you cannot uses any assistance or resupply that is not available to all riders. This ensures a level playing field.
Riders are self-sufficient and are responsible for their own food and accommodation requirements. The race office and Joint Operations Centre is mobile during the whole race. All riders have to ensure that they have the technology and means to charge their phones at all times.
No outside assistance, means you must only use commercially available support that is available to all riders, not your mates or family dropping supplies for you.
The N1, N2, N3 and N4 National roads are out of bounds apart from cross over sections pre-approved by the race director.
Riders will notify the race office prior to starting the race of their intended route. This is for safety reasons. All routes will be kept confidential.
In the event of a rider quoting the race he or she must immediately notify the race office.
Riders must have their trackers turned on at all times.
The rider is responsible for getting to the start of the race and for transporting any luggage or bike bags from the start to the finish.
Riders are supplied with a suggested route to ride in the form of GPX tracks and a route narrative.